Voices Vol 41 No 2

New Brunswick Parking Update

By Caia Schlessinger

The NJTESOL-NJBE Spring Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 30th and Thursday, May 31st, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Workshops begin at approximately 8:45 in the morning and end at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon. Please check the preliminary schedule online at http://www.njtesol-njbe.org/spring-conference/PrelimSched12.pdf for more detailed information. There is a also an Awards Reception from 5:00 to 6:30 on Wednesday evening.

Conference attendees will have several choices for parking. There will be parking at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Parking Deck for a daily rate of $6. Once the hotel parking deck is full, there will be spaces reserved at the Ferren Daily Parking Deck at 1 Penn Plaza (for GPS and Mapquest directions use 180 Church Street). When you exit the parking deck, tell the attendant that you were an attendee at the NJTESOL-NJBE Spring Conference for a special daily parking rate.

Another alternative is to park for free at the Rutgers University Stadium West Lot, which is located behind the HighPoint Solutions Football Stadium off of Sutphen Road in Piscataway. The Hyatt Regency Hotel will supply a shuttle bus, which will bring conference attendees from the Stadium West Lot to the hotel at 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00 in the morning. The shuttle bus will bring attendees back to the parking lot at 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00 in the afternoon. There will be an additional shuttle run at 6:30 after the evening awards reception.

In addition, conference attendees may use public transit. The Hyatt is two blocks from the Amtrak and one block from the NJ Transit station. Please refer to the hotel website for more details: http://www.newbrunswick.hyatt.com.

For the most accurate information, please check the NJTESOL-NJBE Spring Conference website http://www.njtesol-njbe.org/spring-conference/default.htm. Click on ‘Directions’ for the most up to date maps, daily parking rates, and any other pertinent information.

Stadium Map

Caia Schlessinger is the NJTESOL/NJBE Secondary ESL Representative. She teaches ESL at Colt Neck High School for the Freehold Regional High School District. She may be reached at cschlessinger@njtesol-njbe.org