Charter Bus Trip to Manhattan | NY Public Library (NWL)

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Let's all go to The Big Apple  - West Hartford Library has arranged for one coach bus to travel to mid-town Manhattan and back! You'll have Wednesday, December 2, in Manhattan, to do anything you want. The bus makes three stops along Fifth Avenue - the last stop is at the New York Public Library on 42nd Street. The day is yours to do with what you want. Cost: Only $40 round trip.

• Leave West Hartford Library at 7:00am sharp
• Leave Manhattan at 7pm for the ride back

HOW OUR BUS RIDE WORKS: A comfortable bus will leave on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, from the West Hartford Public Library in Blue Back Square (our bus will be parked near Barnes & Noble/Cheesecake Factory, off Isham Road, around the back of the library). Note: The bus has a bathroom.

7:00AM DEPARTURE: The bus will arrive in West Hartford for boarding at 6:45am. Your name will be checked off the list from 6:45am to 7:00am as you board the bus. Seats are not assigned. The bus will depart West Hartford for Manhattan at 7:00am.

All Isham Garage parking (behind the library) will be validated before the bus leaves West Hartford in the morning. An accurate license plate number is required. 

The coach bus will come down Fifth Avenue and drop passengers at these three Manhattan locations:
MET Metropolitan Museum of Art at 82nd;
MoMA Museum of Modern Art at 53rd;
• Last Stop: NYPL New York Public Library at 42nd; 
   Note: The bus will stay on Fifth Avenue. Please understand that the bus company will not allow any other stops along the way. Passengers can only exit the bus at the three listed stops. Please do not ask to leave the bus at any other location.

We should be in mid-town Manhattan by 10am, but the trip is traffic dependent and delays are possible, so schedule accordingly. You may leave non-valuable items on the bus, as we will be returning on the same bus.

7:00PM RETURNING: Everyone must find their way to the The Stagecoach Tavern at 7th Ave. between 53rd/54th Streets (however, this location is subject to change at the driver’s discretion). The bus is on a tight schedule and will leave at 7:00pm - those not there will have to arrange their own transportation back to West Hartford. The bus does not wait. 

TO REGISTER: The roundtrip cost is only $40 per person*; no refunds. Checks only - made out to the West Hartford Library Foundation. No cash can be accepted. There are no physical bus "tickets" issued; your canceled check will serve as your receipt. This trip is not a fundraiser; it is break even. All sales are final and no money can be returned.

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis - no seats can be "saved" before payment is received. Please do not sign anyone up for the trip without their prior knowledge - consult with them first, as there will be no refunds issued for any reason (though you may transfer your ticket to another person, as long as you notify the library well beforehand with the full information of the transferee). All sales are final. No one younger than eighteen make take this trip without an accompanying parent or guardian.

* You must complete and submit THIS FORM to be eligible for this trip (note: the form becomes available on November 3, 2020 - no checks will be accepted before November 3 for any reason). Without the signed form, your check will be returned. Mail, or drop off you check, ($40.00 per person) ALONG WITH THE FORM to:

West Hartford Library Foundation
Admin Offices - NYC Bus Trip
20 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

Make your check payable to the: West Hartford Library Foundation.

When the bus is full, it will be noted on this page.

More details on this trip will become available in November, 2020.