Transportation to New York City
Schools travel from all over the world to NHSMUN and typically make their own travel arrangements. If you would like help in making these plans, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you in obtaining quotes for discounted group travel. For your planning purposes, our programming begins in the early afternoon of Day 1 of the conference (either Friday, 3/10 or Wednesday, 3/15, depending upon the session to which you are assigned). Some schools will participate in their mission briefings at this time, and we also run several training and preparation sessions throughout the afternoon. Additionally, we run a series of training sessions the day prior to the start of the conference (Thursday, 3/9 or Tuesday, 3/14), and if scheduled in advance, we are happy to build a customized session for your group of students. Many schools travel to New York a day or two early to participate in and attend these sessions. Sessions include training on rules of procedure, tips and tricks for effective committee participation, public speaking, drafting resolutions, and networking/collaborating across caucus blocs. On Day 1, after mission briefings and training sessions, opening ceremonies will take place in the evening at approximately 6:00 PM, followed by the first committee session. On Day 2 (Saturday, 3/11 or Thursday, 3/16), we feature another time slot for mission briefings (schools will be assigned to one or the other depending upon the embassy's availability), and committee sessions, alternate speakers presentations, and subject matter expert seminars will fill the day. On Day 3 (Sunday, 3/12 or Friday, 3/17), the final two committee sessions are held, followed by a delegate social event and dance. On Day 4 (Monday, 3/13 or Saturday, 3/18), a plenary session and closing ceremonies with committee presentations will be held at the United Nations Headquarters. The ceremonies conclude by 1:00 PM.
Traveling to the New York Hilton
The New York Hilton is located at 1335 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.), between West 53rd and West 54th Streets. 53rd Street runs westbound and 54th Street runs eastbound. LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is 8 miles away, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is 17 miles away, and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is 15 miles away; Grand Central Station is 15 minutes across town; Penn Station is 15 minutes downtown, and Port Authority is 10 minutes downtown. There are multiple options for traveling from each airport or station to the hotel, including shuttles, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and private vehicles.
Traveling to the UN Headquarters
You can reach the United Nations Headquarters by using various forms of public transportation. If you want to use the subway, use the 4, 5, 6, 7, or S lines to get to Grand Central Station, then walk east on 42nd Street to 1st Avenue. The M15 and M42 buses also have a stop at the United Nations HQ. A taxi ride from the New York Hilton to the United Nations Headquarters usually does not exceed $15.00. Split between 4 occupants, many schools find this option efficient and affordable. Assuming the weather is pleasant, many of our schools also choose to walk from the Hilton to the United Nations.