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ABA Annual Convention

October 21-23, 2018  •  New York Hilton Midtown  •  New York, New York

Experience the Best of New York

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the city that never sleeps or a NYC aficionado, this itinerary from Time Out New York has something for everyone.


 Friday afternoon

Kick off your time in Manhattan with amazing city views at the top of the iconic Empire State Building. Continue downtown and stroll the High Line, the elevated park made out of old rail tracks. It’s also the perfect one-stop shop to spy the iconic Whitney Museum.

 Friday evening

It wouldn’t be a trip to NYC without a stop by Broadway. Grab dinner at one of the many Hell’s Kitchen restaurants on Ninth Avenue, continue toward Times Square and catch a classic production, a hot newcomer or an obscure Off-Broadway show.

 Saturday morning

Head north to admire the art at the Metropolitan Museum. Yes, it may be crowded, but it is an amazing museum, and the exhibits rotate frequently so there's always something new to see.

 Saturday midday

If you visit the Met, you also need to visit its backyard: Central Park. Grab a bacon, egg and cheese bagel from any of the tiny sandwich shops on the Upper East Side and head into the park for a picnic. Then take a leisurely stroll around the Reservoir.

 Saturday afternoon

Head out of the park and down Fifth Avenue. You’ll see St. Patrick’s Cathedral looming in the distance as you approach 51st Street. Make sure to also peek inside St. Thomas Church on 53rd Street on your way. Swing by Rockefeller Center across the street to take the requisite selfie.

 Saturday evening

So where to eat dinner? You could try the East Village and its eclectic mix of restaurants; the iconic Little Italy, home to some of the best pizza and sidewalk dining in the city; or Chinatown, filled with amazing dim sum and noodle joints.

 Sunday morning

Start the day by picking up your conference materials at the registration desk. Then, head downtown to One World Observatory. On the 100th floor, you’ll get a truly stunning, bird’s-eye view of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and the Statue of Liberty.

Looking to see Liberty Island and the majestic statue up close? Use the morning to ferry over, but be prepare to spend a good chunk of time getting there and back.

 Sunday at noon

Stroll around the South Street Seaport, pick up a bite to eat and peruse the displays at the seaport museum. Then hail a cab back to the hotel to relax and freshen up—it’s time for Annual Convention to begin!

Questions? Please contact Sheryl Johnson.​