Directions to Conference Sites

Using the NYC Subway System

1) Obtain a Metrocard at local station at station booth or machine located just outside every station. Total cost is $1 + money for fares/swipes.   Metrocard must be Pay per Ride Metrocard because you will only be in NYC for 1-3 days. You can purchase with cash, credit or debit card.

2)  You can add credit to card through the vending machine or station booth.  A fare is $2.50. Once you pay your fare by swiping into a station you can make as many transfers as you need without having to pay again.  

3)  Conductor will often say via speakers what train stop is next.  There will be two NYC maps located in each train car, plus sometimes an electronic map stating what stops are left before the end of the line. Always make sure you know if you are going downtown or uptown.

Check out www.hopstop.com to get directions (for bus/train/cab/walking) around NYC. You enter your origin and destination addresses and it gives you multiple options.

Directions to Friday night plenary at Henry Winston Unity Hall, 235 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY.

From Laguardia Airport ($5)

1)  Take the M60 bus going towards Manhattan.  Get off for connections to Q subway trains at Hoyt Avenue/31st Street.

2)  QTrain must be going toward Direction: Coney Island - Stillwell Av.  Get off at Times Square-42nd St. Transfer to train number 1, Direction: South Ferry.

3)  Get off at 23rd St.  Walk West half A block.

From JFK Airport ($7.50)

1) Take Air Train to Jamaica Air Train Station.

2) Get off and walk to take Line E going toward Direction: World Trade Center.  

3) Get off at 23rd St.  Walk toward downtown 23rd St exit, and walk east half a block.

From Newark Airport ($12.50)

1) Take Airtrain to North Jersey Coast Line Stop  (Cost: Free)

2) Transfer to NJ Transit train system heading to New York City, Penn Station.

3) Train will take you all the way to Penn Station, get out.

4) From Penn Station, head toward downtown via 7th avenue about 9 blocks.  (Careful to not confuse avenues and streets.)

Directions to Saturday and Sunday location, Richman Education Complex 317 E 67th St., New York, NY.

From Laguardia Airport ($5)

1)  Take the M60 bus going towards Manhattan.  Get off for connections to Q subway trains at Hoyt Avenue/31st Street.

2)  Q Train must be going toward Direction: Coney Island - Stillwell Av. Get off at Lexington Av/59 St.  

3) Walk uptown to 67th St. via 3rd Avenue.  It will be approximately 7 blocks. Make a right at 67th St.  and walk for one and a half blocks. 

From JFK Airport ($7.50)

1) Take Air Train to Jamaica Air Train Station. 

2) Get off and walk to take Line E going toward Direction: World Trade Center.  Get off at Kew Gardens - Union Tpke.  Tranfer to F Train and get off at Lexington Av/63 St.

3) Walk uptown via 3rd avenue to 67th st.  Make a right (east) and walk one and a half blocks.

From Newark Airport ($15)

1) Take Airtrain to North Jersey Coast Line Stop  (Cost: Free) Transfer to NJ Transit train system heading to New York City, Penn Station.

2)  Train will take you all the way to Penn Station.

3) After you have arrived at Penn Station, head toward uptown  via 7th avenue.  (Careful to not confuse avenues and streets.) Walk toward  34 ST and make a right heading east.  Walk a block to Avenue of the Americas.  You have arrived at 34th ST- Herald Square.

4) Take train F toward Direction Jamaica- 179 St.  Get off at Lexington Av/63rd St.

5) Walk east toward 2nd Avenue.  Then make a left heading uptown until 67th St.  Make a right heading east and walk half a block.


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Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump

February 17, 2017 · $20.00 USD

Location: MayDay Space
Where: 176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
When: Friday, February 17th at 6 PM to Sunday, February 19th to 4 PM

Political Context

This Presidents’ Day weekend, the Young Democratic Socialists will gather for our annual winter conference in New York City titled Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump. We did not choose the name lightly. In doing so, we call for leftists to collectively confront Trump and Trumpism at every possible opportunity. When a Trump administration attempts mass deportations of undocumented workers, when it attempts to register Muslims or roll back worker protections, when it attempts to take away reproductive, LGTBQ, civil, or any other rights, then we must militantly resist to prevent such measures.

To succeed, this must be explicitly socialist resistance. With liberalism having repeatedly shown itself incapable of combating the far right, it is now the time for socialists to openly declare our place in building the mass, multi-racial, and working class movement necessary for defeating the Trump administration. In this struggle, millennials will play an outsized role. That is why this conference comes at such a critical time—together we must create spaces for democratic and strategic discussion, spaces to gain organizing skills, and most importantly, spaces to form networks of young radicals for the future struggles ahead. These spaces will only come together if socialists come together. Join us this Presidents Weekend and help ignite the movement to defeat the Trump administration, continue the political revolution, and build the socialist alternative.

Key Deadlines

  • January 8th: Travel Scholarship for Air Travel (for application see below)
  • January 15th: Travel Scholarship for Non-Air Travel (ex: bus, car, train, etc.)
  • February 3rd: Early Bird Registration Ends - Tickets prices go up from $5 to $10
  • February 10th: Free Housing - We have limited free housing. You need to first register, then you will be sent an application for free housing.

Apply for a travel scholarship here! (First Deadline January 8, 2017)

Check out the working program (subject to change)