2014 CEDD/CCAP Summer Meeting Logistics

June 9 -11, 2014

Hilton Westchester,
699 Westchester Ave.
Rye Brook, NY 10573



Registration fee is waived for one CEDD and CCAP member of each affiliate member institution.
Additional CEDD and CCAP member registrations are $200 each.
Meeting Agendas
Hotel Information and Reservation

The Hilton Westchster Hotel is located in the New York City suburb of Rye Brook, is just six miles east of White Plains, NY, eight miles from Westchester County Airport (HPN) and 28 miles to New York City. 
Situated on 37 acres of beautifully landscaped woodland, this hotel has panoramic garden views perfect for a business meeting or family getaway.

The Science Barge Tour:  June 10, 2014 6:00 PM

Join us and enjoy a tour of The Science Barge on Tuesday (June 10, 2014).  This tour is complimentary for CEDD and CCAP participants.  However, there is a charge of $30/person for the round trip transportation from Hilton Westchester to The Science Barge (Yonkers, NY).  After the tour, you may dine at one of the many restaurants in the neighborhood of The Science Barge.  A map of the area restaurants will be provided. 

The Science Barge is a prototype sustainable urban farm developed by NY Sun Works and acquired by Groundwork Hudson Valley in October, 2008 to be operated as an environmental education center. The Science Barge greenhouse, floating on the Hudson River, grows an abundance of fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, greens, and lettuce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff. All of the energy needed to power the Barge is generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels while the hydroponic greenhouse is irrigated solely by collected  rainwater and purified river water, thus operating completely “off the grid.” It is the only fully functioning demonstration of renewable energy supporting sustainable food production in New York. It is now docked in downtown Yonkers just north of the Yonkers Pier.
For a list of restaurants near the Science Barge click here 

From Westchester County Airport
Taxi cruising for passengers and the hailing of unoccupied taxis are not permitted at the airport.  Arriving passengers should use the airport’s licensed vendor Limousine Service of Westchester (LSW).  No reservations are needed for transfer to hotel.  The cost is $28 per car with up to 3 passengers per vehicle.  Go to the LSW counter and request a car to the Hilton Westchester Hotel, 699 Westchester Ave., Rye, NY.

By Car

From Westchester County Airport/684 South
From Westchester County Airport, take 684 South to 287 East.  Take 287 East to Exit 10 (Port Chester/120A).  Stay in the middle lane and continue going straight following the signs to Port Chester/120A . At the fourth traffic light, turn left into the hotel driveway.

From Kennedy Airport
From Kennedy Airport, take the Van Wyck Expressway North to the Whitestone Bridge. Take the Hutchinson River Parkway North to Exit 26E (Rye).  Continue going straight following the signs for Westchester Ave.  At the second light, bear slight left at the fork towards Port Chester/120A.  After four more lights, make a left into the hotel.

From LaGuardia Airport
From LaGuardia Airport, take the Grand Central Parkway to the Cross Island Parkway North. Cross the Whitestone Bridge to the Hutchinson River Parkway North.  Exit at 26E (Rye) Continue going straight following the signs for Westchester Ave.  At the second light, bear slight left at the fork towards Port Chester/120A.  After four more lights, make a left into the hotel.

Renting a Car
Six major car rental companies have concierge desks in the arrivals hall of the main terminal.
Drop-off and pick-up lots for rental cars are conveniently located next to the main terminal.
Taking the Train
Take the Metro North Railroad commuter rail line (not Amtrak) from Grand Central Station to Rye.  The Hilton Westchester is conveniently located approximately five minutes from the Rye train station.  Rye is located along the Metro North New Haven commuter rail line running between New York City (Grand Central Station) and New Haven, Connecticut.

Some trains take 35 minutes and some take 55 minutes, so make sure to allow at least 1 hour travel time.

Tickets cost $11.25 one-way (Peak) and $8.50 one-way (Off Peak).    Peak fares apply to weekday trains that arrive in Grand Central Terminal (GCT) between 5 AM and 10 AM or that depart GCT between 4 PM and 8 PM.

Off-peak fares are charged at all other times during weekdays and all day Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Tickets can be bought from the conductor on the train.   Purchasing your ticket on board the train is a cash-only transaction and the most expensive option.   It costs between $5.75 and $6.50 in addition to regular fare. Buy a one-way ticket at one of the ticket machines or ticket offices in the station before boarding the train to avoid the onboard surcharge.  You can use cash, a major credit/debit card, and, when purchasing at the ticket office, personal check, and transit card. All ticket types are available at ticket machines.