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PIT-UN 2022 Convening


The events will take place on Oct. 28-29 at two distinctive locations — CUNY Graduate Center and Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden — easily accessible by public transportation. 

See below to learn about hotel accommodations and transportation to Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on Staten Island.


PIT-UN designees and grantees are invited to book their stay at  Staypineapple, An Artful Hotel, Midtown Manhattan (337 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018).

PIT-UN designees qualify for three-night accommodations at Staypineapple on Thursday, Oct. 27 (check-in) through Sunday, Oct. 29 (checkout) reservation. Booking information will be available soon.

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Transportation to Staten Island

Fast Ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island 

The Day 2 events, hosted by the College of Staten Island St. George, will take place at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York 10301. 

Convening attendees are invited to travel to the Staten Island location on the Fast Ferry. Meet at Pier 79 (West 39th Street and 12th Avenue) to catch the 8:44 a.m. ferry (St. George route). Pier 79 is approximately 0.9 miles from Staypineapple, or a 20-minute walk/10-minute drive. Passengers are encouraged to arrive at the pier by 8:30 a.m. to make the departure time.

See the ferry schedule (weekend schedule) should you plan a different departure time. Please note that the next ferry leaves at 9:14 a.m. and arrives at 9:47 a.m. (the day’s events start at 10 am).

Shuttle Bus from the Ferry
Landing to Snug Harbor

Attendees who catch the 8:44 a.m. group ferry will be taken by chartered shuttle bus to Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden from the St. George Fast Ferry landing on Staten Island.

Health & Safety

We will employ practices to ensure a safe event in compliance with all public health directives. All in-person participants are required to submit proof of vaccination and booster, and wear a mask at all indoor activities.

At the Convening 
Convening events are held both indoors and outdoors with limited capacity. 

At the Hotel 
All participants will have access to COVID-19 rapid tests and local health services.
Staypineapple is the official Convening hotel and upholds important health and safety protocols.

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