E.g., 06/29/2020
E.g., 06/29/2020

Pre/Post Conference Tours

Pre- and Post-conference Tours

At this point, registration for both tours is closed. We have filled our capacity! Let us know if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

GALA will coordinate two tours:  one on Sunday, 20 March and one on Thursday, 24 March. You will be able to register for either or both tours when you register for the conference. Guests are welcomed - please let us know if you'd like to register a friend or family member and we'll help. Tour guides will speak English and tours will depart from and return to the conference hotel.

Pre- and post-conference tours are not just a great way to see the highlights of the host city — they are also a great way to network with other conference participants.

Sunday Tour: New York in a Day

This tour is perfect for first time visitors, but offers enough to keep seasoned New Yorkers engaged as well. A walking/sailing/eating tour, we start at the 9/11 Memorial, visit Wall Street, Battery Park, take a cruise along the Manhattan Skyline with a photo opportunity near the Statue of Liberty, followed by a visit to Chelsea Market and the High Line.

Pick up at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott at 9:00. Tour runs from 10:00-16:00 and returns to the hotel at 17:00. Price per person is US$ 125 and includes tour, admission tickets, but does not include lunch. 

Thursday Tour: Taste of Harlem Cultural Tour

When people think of Harlem, soul food naturally comes to mind. However, Harlem is also home to a variety of diverse cultures…and tastes. On this walking tour, you’ll taste renowned soul food as well as Caribbean and African cuisines at a variety of restaurants. Between tastings, you’ll learn about Harlem’s rich history and treasured architecture.

The guided tour includes 4-5 food stops including Sylvia's Soul Food restaurant, Lee Lee's Baked goods (people get emotional when the rugelach is sold out), Best Yet Market, Serengeti Teas & Spices, and Les Ambassades. (Stops are subject to change, but this is the current plan.) 

Pick up at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott at 9:00. Tour runs from  10:00-14:00 and returns to the hotel at 15:00. Price per person is US$ 125 and is all-inclusive.