We cannot wait for you to enjoy some of the best experiences that the five boroughs have to offer. Additional tours and complete tour descriptions will be added as details are confirmed.   


Sightseeing Tours in Manhattan

Thursday, August 8th | 11:30AM – 4:30PM

Please note: Departure from the Sheraton at 11:30AM, the tour will begin at 12:30PM. Lunch will be included in all Thursday afternoon tours. All Thursday tours will end in Manhattan by 4:30PM with enough time for delegates to get to the Thursday evening events.  

Tour 1: Uptown: “Harlem USA” – A motorcoach-guided tour of Harlem featuring lunch and a tour of the magnificent Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, plus additional activities to be confirmed  

Tour 2: Midtown: “Sail, Savor, & Culture”– Set sail on the Spirit of New York Signature Lunch Cruise followed by a tour of the MoMA and a visit to The Paley Center for Media  

Please note that the Spirit of New York Tour requires attendees to be on board for their lunch cruise at 11:30am sharp 

Tour 3: Midtown: “Three if By Sea” – Lunch at La Barca Cantina, a visit to the Intrepid Museum, and then delegate’s choice of Big City Tourism’s Liberty Cruise or a speedboat tour on The Beast 

Tour 4: Midtown: “There’s Always Time for Times Square” – Lunch and games at Dave and Buster’s and a visit to Madame Tussaud’s, followed by the delegate’s choice of the Museum of Broadway or RiseNY 

Tour 5: Midtown: “Rockefeller Center” – Lunch, a visit to the Top of the Rock, and the Radio City Music Hall Tour Experience, plus additional activities to be confirmed. 

Tour 6: Midtown: “Lincoln Center” – Lunch and an exploration of Lincoln Center, featuring the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic 

Tour 7: Midtown: “SUMMIT All Up” – Lunch followed by the Official Grand Central Tour, a visit to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, and a guided tour of the United Nations  

Tour 8: Downtown: “Lower Manhattan History” – Lunch at The Seaport, followed by a visit to the South Street Seaport with additional history-themed activities to be confirmed  

Tour 9: Downtown : “Lower Manhattan Freedom” – Lunch at One World Observatory followed by a visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum with additional activities to be confirmed  

Tour 10: Downtown: “Lower Manhattan Arts and Culture” – featuring lunch and a visit to the Whitney Museum of American Art, with additional cultural activities to be confirmed  

Sightseeing Tours in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island 

Friday, August 9th | 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Please note: Breakfast will provided prior to the tour start time. Lunch will be at the attendee’s expense during Friday’s tours. This is a great opportunity to patronize a neighborhood restaurant and support the local economy – tour leaders will have conveniently located recommendations available. Your tour will allow you to return to the Sheraton in time to get ready for the evening reception.  

Tour 11: The Bronx: Take Me Out to the Bronx– Motorcoach tour to The Bronx including Yankee Stadium, a guided tour to (the real) Little Italy and a stop at The Bronx Beer Hall.

Tour 12: The Bronx: Lions, Tigers, and Bloom– Did you know that The Bronx is the greenest borough in NYC with the highest percentage of its land as dedicated parkland? Take a motorcoach tour to the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, The Bronx Zoo, and the largest botanical garden in the United States, the New York Botanical Garden. 

Tour 13: Brooklyn: “The Brooklyn Way” – Spread love The Brooklyn Way with Spread Love Tours, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Tour 14: Brooklyn: Remember Coney Island – Take MTA directly to Coney Island for an afternoon at Luna Park and the New York Aquarium. 

Tour 15: Brooklyn: Downtown Brooklyn Blueprint” – full details to be confirmed  

Tour 16: Queens: “What a Wonderful Borough” – Featuring Food on Foot Tours and a visit to the newly expanded Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Tour 17: Staten Island: “Staten Island Serenity” – Enjoy a motorcoach trip to Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden with stops at the Staten Island Museum, and the New York Chinese Scholars Garden.