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Landmarks Like Apollo Make Meeting Here Memorable


New York City
and its fast pace business environment provide the perfect backdrop for destination meetings large and small. Because of this fortuitous confluence of commerce, culture and nature, The Big Apple sets the stage for meetings of every stripe, from intimate settings to massive annual conferences.

The City's diverse neighborhoods and attractions satisfy interests of all kinds — New York City's excitement, energy and value are unparalleled. And there's never been a better time than now to book NYC for your meeting or convention.New York City offers an impressive array of convention and event venues throughout the five boroughs. From landmarks such as Ellis Island to the skyline-sweeping rooms at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, there are locations to suit every size, style and budget.

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is one of the largest event venues in the United States, with the ability to create up to 11 halls from 814,400 total sq. ft. of exhibit space. The center also boasts 65,000 sq. ft. of dedicated registration space. This venue offers tremendous flexibility. It has floor-to-ceiling acoustical dividing walls and more than 100 function rooms for seminars and hospitality areas as well as on-site kitchens to prepare 10,000 meals simultaneously and a riverfront location minutes from Midtown. For booking your next meeting contact Sales & Marketing at (212) 216-2000.

Meeting Planners wont have a problem booking hotel rooms in a city with an estimated 90,000 plus rooms. Whether you’re planning for 3,000 attendees or a conference of six, room blocks are available citywide, from the bustle of Times Square to a 415-acre game preserve on Staten Island. The choices in New York City are as varied as they are exciting.

While in town, conference attendees can attempt to engage in ALL of the cultured entertainment and breathtaking landmarks this city calls home to. With the huge melting pot of culture in this one city attendees are guaranteed to be fully entertained.

The Apollo Theater
is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has played a legendary role in pop culture, introducing numerous top artists and performers to the public for the first time. The Apollo’s influence can be felt worldwide, where its name has become synonymous not only with great talent but with African-American history.

A living monument to the Harlem Renaissance, the Apollo boasts a Belle-Époque crimson décor, spacious public areas, office support facilities, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment in its two theaters – the 1500-seat Mainstage and the intimate 150-seat Soundstage.

This Harlem landmark and its surrounding neighborhood offer your guests a cultural milieu that is unique in America and the world, a community that vibrates with the energy of many cultures. The Apollo’s front door opens on Harlem’s busiest commercial street, giving it unbeatable visibility as well as fast access to LaGuardia Airport and many major subway and bus lines. The Apollo’s brilliant marquee is a familiar sight up and down 125th Street – as is the sight of the milling crowds at the box office window.

The Apollo team's years of experience make your event flow seamlessly. For all kinds of clients with all kinds of needs, the Apollo full-time staff is available for whatever you need, whenever you need it. The facility caters to events such as private performances, graduations, weddings, conferences, trade shows, product launches and fashion shows, just to mention a few.

Air travelers to New York City may arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport or LaGuardia Airport, both in Queens, or Newark Liberty International Airport in neighboring New Jersey. LaGuardia primarily serves domestic destinations, and also offers flights to select Canadian and Caribbean destinations.

For more information contact NYC & Company – (212) 484-1200 www.nycgo.com
New York African-American Chamber of Commerce
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