New York City 2017

New York City, New York: July 10-12, 2017

Hotel Information

Host hotel: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Ave. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019

Rate: A small block of rooms for $239 per night (plus tax) are available for standard single/double sleeping rooms, plus state and local taxes. Rooms at the previous $189 per night rate are SOLD OUT. Rate valid until June 6, 2017, or until all rooms are sold out.

Phone-in reservations: 1-888-627-7067


Online hotel reservations: Click here


  • Self-parking – No self-parking available
  • Valet parking – $65.00

More information about the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel: Click here

New York City Regional Meeting Agenda

SMART TD Registration

A completed registration form and payment must be received by no later than June 6, 2017, to be considered pre-registered. The price for registration for pre-registered guests is $150 per guest. Registration for children ages 11 and under are free. Registrations received after June 6 will be charged an on-site registration fee of $200.

Click here to register online

Click here to print out a mail-in form

United Airlines Discount

Valid Dates: 07/05/17 – 07/15/17

Offer Code: ZY4D810745

Z code: ZY4D

Agreement Code: 810745

Book online:

Phone reservations call: 800-426-1122

Avis Car Rental Discount

Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number: D150699

Phone reservations: 1-800-331-1600

Online reservations: Click here


Welcome Reception

When: Sunday, July 9, 2017
Where: Metropolitan Ballroom, 2nd floor
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Entertainment: DJ Ash


Please note! The deadline to register for NYC tours is June 15. 

Cost: $35.00 per person, per pre-registered guest; $75.00 per person, per non-registered guest; includes cost of tour and lunch

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour 
Experience the beauty and splendor of New York City aboard the Statue of Liberty ferry. Tour the grounds of Liberty Island and take the perfect photo of Lady Liberty. “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Next up is a visit to Ellis Island, a symbol of American immigration. Tour the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and research your family history. View genealogy records of your ancestry. Today the Ellis Island Immigration Museum is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and is under the care of the National Parks Service. 

Monday, July 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Landmarks in the Park (Central Park Walking Tour) 
Physical Intensity Level: moderate walking
Central Park has something for everyone, no matter your interests or the time of the year that you choose to visit. Here are a few suggestions for some things to do. The beautiful landscape and greenery is the perfect place to engage in a variety of healthy and fun activities. Find out what makes Central Park so special and inspiring on this unique walking tour as you learn about the thought and meaning that was put into many of the different buildings, monuments, works of art and lay of the land in Central Park. Guests will pass some of the most interesting sites in the park, such as the Central Park Boathouse overlooking the lake, the Great Lawn, once known as Sheep’s Meadow. We will also visit Bethesda Fountain, and “Strawberry Fields” which is Yoko Ono’s tribute to John Lennon.   Central Park is America’s first landscaped urban park and is as beautiful as ever, with so much to see and take in.

Theme Reception – It’s a Formal Affair – An Elegant Night on the Town in New York City

When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Where: Metropolitan Ballroom, 2nd floor
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Entertainment: The Mystic

We invite our guests to enjoy “An Elegant Night on The Town in New York City” as we transform the Sheraton’s NYC Metropolitan Ballroom into a dazzling chic New York Night Club where everyone is dressed to the T’s. The elegant décor and world class entertainment will be top shelf. The entertainment for this evening will be provided by the eight-piece band called “The Mystic.” The Mystic is one of the best bands in the Tri-State region. They’ve played at our Regional Meetings before, and they also played at the 2011 UTU Convention in Hollywood, Florida. Not only that, but one of the band members is a SMART Transportation Division union member. We guarantee you will love this band. So, bring your dancing shoes and your significant other! 

Attire: Ladies, this is your opportunity to show off that new evening gown you’ve been waiting to unveil. Gentlemen, you may want to wear your best suit and tie to take in the sights and sounds on this elegant night on the town in New York City. This is your opportunity to shine and have some fun. We hope you can make it. We know you’ll enjoy it!