October 29, 2009, will be a loosely NON-organized "New
York City" day.
No monies will be collected in advance, no commitments
are needed (although we
WILL need an approx. count so the hotel can mobilize
enough morning shuttles for
us unless people want to walk to the train).
Our stated GOAL will be to take as many people as
are interested on a 12:30
PM Circle Line tour. But if you don't want to do the
tour, or you want to do the
2-hr and not the 3-hr, or you have an alternate destination
(some have expressed
interest in seeing Ground Zero, for instance), or whatever,
that's fine. We can
get into Manhattan as a group and then splinter off
from there. Perhaps some of
the locals may even wish to volunteer to lead a tour
to an alternate site like a
|The timeline for our day is roughly
Shuttles start to leave from hotel to train station
(may take several rounds)
People purchase tickets at East Norwalk station
Metro-North train leaves for Manhattan (this
is an OFF-peak train)
Train arrives NYC
Walk from Grand Central Terminal to Pier 83
Latest time to be at the dock
Boat returns; start walk
back to Grand Central, or to Heartland Brewery,
or to where ever you choose.
First train leaving GC for
East Norwalk, CT (this is a peak train) [there
are many more]
||GORGG toast at Heartland Brewery
First train arriving back at East Norwalk, CT
||Last train leaving GC for East Norwalk, CT (OFF-peak
||Last train arrives back at East Norwalk, CT
One-way peak, bought at station: $13.00 (child and
Round-trip peak, bought at station: $26.00 (child $13.00).
One-way OFF-peak, bought at station: $9.75 (child
$5.00, seniors $6.50).
Round-trip OFF-peak, bought at station: $19.00 (child
$10.00, seniors $13.50).
Grand Central is a fair distance
from the Pier - about a 45-minute walk. There is also
a city bus (the m42pier bus) for $2.25, or taxis
for those who choose to take them.
After the boat ride, for those who wish, there will
be a Tenth Anniversary Toast to GORGG, in the place
where GORGG started (well, "officially," anyway), at
The Heartland Brewery at Radio
City on 51st Street. This will "complete the circle" after the "Circle Line"!
Others can just head "home" to Norwalk or explore NYC
particular Heartland location (there are several others)
has really not changed a bit since
GORGG descended upon it on October 9, 1999.