Lydia
Fall 2017 Retreat Information
by Lydia Bumgardner - Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 1:34 PM
 
MASTER’S PROGRAM FALL 2017 RETREAT INFORMATION
Rev. 08.14.17

The retreat begins on
Friday Sep. 8, 2017 at 5 PM and ends by 3 PM on Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017

At Stony Point Center, 17 Crickettown Rd. Stony Point, NY 10980-3299
1-800-253-4285

Attendance throughout the entire retreat is required! Overnight stay is optional.

All Students must register online for the Retreat through the Stony Point website:

Please click on the link or copy and paste to your browser:

http://stonypointcenter.org/nytsfall2017-reg

•Registration and room assignments begin at 3pm; closes at 8pm. Dinner begins at 6 pm.

•You MUST sign the attendance sheet by 8 PM on Friday evening and by 9:30AM on Saturday morning.

•Any student who will not be able to sign in by 8 pm on Friday and 9:30 am on Saturday, or must leave early on Saturday afternoon must have a valid reason and request permission in writing from the Academic Dean: kcohall@nyts.edu

•All students must register for the retreat when they register for their Fall Semester courses. Those students registering for their courses online must also register separately for the retreat (follow instructions on separate posting about this in Moodle)

•Overnight accommodations are available by reservation only for MA/M.Div students, NO guests, children or spouses/partners allowed. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon arrival and no later than 8pm on Friday night. If you are requesting a particular roommate, you must arrive together-no spaces will be held.

•Linens and towels are provided. Please bring personal items for an overnight stay. Community bathrooms are available on each floor.

•We do not have sufficient beds for the entire student body to stay overnight at Stony Point. If you live within commuting distance and are willing to do so, please commute, but join us for all meals.

•NOTE: You are responsible for your own transportation. If you have room in your car for other passengers, please let your classmates know. There is limited space available for a fee on a bus leaving from the Interchurch Center on Friday. To make a reservation and for more information contact Ms. Jennifer Parris at jparris@nyts.edu

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

Public Bus: Take Red and Tan Lines from New York City Port Authority Terminal at 41st Street and Eighth Avenue. Ticket must be purchased before boarding bus. Call Stony Point Center before you travel to let them know what time your bus is arriving so they may send someone to pick you up (845-786-5674 or 800-253-4285).

For travel on Friday: Buy ticket to Stony Point. Get off at Stony Point Diner parking lot.

On Saturday: Buy ticket to West Haverstraw. Get off at Dunkin’ Donuts.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From New York City: Cross the George Washington Bridge (upper level), take the PALISADES PARKWAY NORTH to Exit 15, then follow the directions below “From the Palisades Parkway Exit 15.”

Travel time from New York City can be as little as 45 minutes, depending on traffic and point of origin. We recommend allowing a full hour; or an hour and a half to two hours in rush hour traffic.

From the North: Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) South to Exit 16 (Harriman), go East on Route 6 (the first exit after the toll gate, left onto 32, then left onto Route 6 East) to the PALISADES PARKWAY SOUTH to Exit 15. Then follow the directions below “From the Palisades Parkway Exit 15.”

From the South: Take the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) North to the PALISADES PARKWAY NORTH to Exit 15, OR take the Garden State Parkway onto the New York State Thruway (I-87) toward the Tappan Zee Bridge. Take Exit 13N onto the PALISADES PARKWAY NORTH to Exit 15. Then follow the directions below “From the Palisades Parkway Exit 15.”
From the East: Take I-95 South onto I-287, cross the Tappan Zee Bridge, take exit 13N onto the PALISADES PARKWAY NORTH to Exit 15. Then follow the directions below “From the Palisades Parkway Exit 15.”

From the West: Take I-80 East to I-287 onto the New York State Thruway (I-87) toward the Tappan Zee Bridge. Take Exit 13N onto the PALISADES PARKWAY NORTH to Exit 15, then follow the directions below “From the Palisades Parkway Exit 15.”
From the Palisades Parkway Exit 15: Follow the arrow for Stony Point; drive 2 miles on Route 210 (also called RC 106 East) to the traffic light. Turn left onto Reservoir Drive. Turn right at stop sign; take your first left onto Cricketown Road; drive about 200 yards. Entrance to Stony Point Center is on the left.