Guide to the City: Places and Events

Anastasia Gayol Cintron

PLACES AND EVENTS

The Marriot Marquis

This hotel will serve as homebase for all Lafayette guests and will also host programs, dining events and more. Check out the online schedule of events to find out more of what the center will offer.

Times Square Liberty Ballroom, 1535 Broadway

Lafayette Street

Temple Bar

“A richly appointed 1940s-style cocktail lounge, with mahogany walls, leather chairs, spiffy barmen, and moody lighting, Temple Bar offers a place for quiet conversation and evokes the clubby days of yore when wealth could buy a privileged isolation. Nowadays, anybody can enjoy the hedonistic sound of champagne corks popping, the list of 40 vodkas, and the martinis prepared with meticulous care. Temple also offers a small list of…appetizers, should the mood strike.”

332 Lafayette St.

Subway: 6 at Bleecker Street; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette Street

Friday, November 21

Reservations: (212) 925-4242

Pravada

“Pravda is a legendary, Russian-inspired American speakeasy and a Soho gem. It is one of New York City’s best hotspots for Russian snacks, caviar, martinis, and an extensive choice of vodkas. The staircase opens into a cavernous subterranean brasserie that recalls a Cold War–era movie set. It’s a unique experience.”

281 Lafayette St.

Friday, November 21, Live jazz starts at 9 p.m.

Subway: Prince Street (N, R) or Broadway-Lafayette Street (B, D, F, M)

Puck Fair

The first 50 people there showing their Lafayette connection (gear, ID, leopard spots) will receive a $10 food/drink voucher for the evening.

“Located across the street from the Puck Building, this welcoming Irish pub has become a popular destination for lower Broadway’s professionals…It’s a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy traditional Irish fare of stews, pies, skewers, fish & chips, and more.”

298 Lafayette St.

Friday, November 21, 9 p.m.-midnight

Movable Bridges of Manhattan Lecture and Boat Tour

Sean Bluni ’90, CEO of Hardesty & Hanover, the world’s leading movable bridge design firm, gives a presentation on movable bridges followed by a Circle Line boat tour around the island of Manhattan

1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 and Circle Line Tours

Friday, November 21, 9:15 a.m.–3 p.m.

Tour will meet at Hardesty & Hanover, 1501 Broadway, just one block from the Welcome Center.

$25/person

American Museum of Natural History

Paleontologist David Sunderlin, associate professor of geology and environmental geosciences, leads a tour designed for families of fossil relics of the ancient world and a later tour with Robyn Henderek ’15 about the evolution of life. Go on www.rivalry150.com for more information.

Friday, November 21

Central Park West & 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

Supreme City Charter Boat Tour

This charter boat tour of Manhattan is hosted by Donald L. Miller, John Henry McCracken Professor of History, as a unique supplement to his morning presentation on his recently published book, Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America. The book tells the story of Manhattan’s growth and transformation in the 1920s and the brilliant people behind it. The charter boat tour includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

23rd Street & Hudson River Park*

Friday, November 21, 1-4:30 p.m.

Dress code: casual

$100/person

New York Stock Exchange

Representatives from Lafayette and Lehigh ring the bell signaling the close of the markets and the continuing celebration of this historic weekend. Broadcast on CNBC and MSNBC.

Friday, November 21 4 p.m.

The Refinery Rooftop

Celebrate Rivalry Eve and mingle with alumni while enjoying a wide selection of beverages and tapas available for purchase. Host Rob McGovern ’95 promises some specials for the occasion. No reservations required.

63 W 38th St.

Friday, November 21, 6-9 p.m.

Empire State Building

This landmark will be lit in both schools’ colors at sundown on Saturday. Don’t miss this opportunity for a great photo.

Lafayette vs. Lehigh 150th Rivalry Game

College Football’s Most Played Rivalry

Yankee Stadium

3:30 p.m. kickoff

CBS Sports Network

TRANSPORTATION:

Game Day Shuttles in NYC

  • Marriott Marquis, Times Square (1535 Broadway)

W. 45th Street, between 7th Avenue & 8th Avenue

  • Grand Central Station

89 E. 42nd Street

  • Pennsylvania Station

Pick-up location: Intersection of 8th Avenue & W. 31st Street on 8th Avenue (in front of Brother Jimmy’s BBQ)