March for Science- WM NY buses from NYS to DC

Start:April 22, 2017 1:00 AM
various cites bus pick up locations, AlbanySaugertiesNewPaltz, NY 12498
Host Contact Info: Women's March New York
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Women's March New York has chartered buses leaving s to the March for Science in Washington DC partnering with March for Science.  On April 22nd, Earth Day.

More info on March for Science here March for Science

This bus depart from Albany, , Saugerties, New Paltz.  Please choose the correct departure.  We will not be adding additional buses.  

CROSSGATES COMMONS - ALBANY, NY

PetSmart, 161 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205

1 a.m.  - ARRIVE at 12:45 for 1 a.m. departure!

Saugerties 1:45 a.m.-  ARRIVE at 1:30 for a 1:45.am. departure

New York State Thruway Park and Ride off the SOUTHBOUND exit.  NOTE: this is the park and ride on route 32

New Paltz Park and Ride- Located on the South Side of Rt. 299 at the New Paltz Toll Plaza

2:20 departure- ARRIVE at 2:05 for a 2:20 a.m. departure

Also please note:  If need is low, we reserve the right to combine the Saugerties and Kingston buses.  All buses are $75 round trip.  

ALSO, there is a choice to donate to sponsor a marcher.   If you need a sponsored seat, please write me at maryanneasta@yahoo.com  

All reservations are non-refundable, but you may donate, sell, or give away your reservation.

The March

April 22nd, 2017

Start: Washington D.C., North of Washington Monument, Constitution Avenue NW between 15th and 17th street.

8:00am: Grounds open.

9:00am: Teach-ins start.

10:00am: Main stage rally program begins.

2:00pm: March begins!

The Route

The march will form on the Washington Monument Grounds and proceed over the following route: starting at 15th and Constitution Avenue NW and proceed east on Constitution Avenue NW to 3rd Street NW, south on 3rd Street NW into Union Square where the group will disperse.

What sign should I carry?

The March for Science celebrates science and its critical role in both society and policy.   Do you have a special love for cell biology or physics?  Maybe you want to proudly tell the world that vaccines have kept you healthy? Or thank the EPA for keeping your water safe?  This could be the right time to declare your support for a well funded NIH! This isn’t about any one politician -- this is about science and policy, scientists and science supporters.  We hope our signs reflect that!  But please do not mount signs on wood or metal sticks or posts as they will not be allowed in.

Q: Will there be security checks at the site?

Yes, all attendees entering the site will go through security at the access entrances. All bags will be checked at these entrances. Please allow extra time if you are carrying a bag.  The following items are prohibited from being brought into the Rally: aerosols, alcoholic beverages, ammunition, balloons, explosives, firearms, knives, blades or other sharp objects (of any length), packages, structures, supports for signs & placards, weapons of any kind, and any other items that may pose a threat to the security of the event as determined by and at the discretion of the security screener.

Q: Will there be food and water available?

Yes, there will be vending carts on site.

Q: Will there be bathrooms available?

There will be regular and ADA accessible port-o-johns onsite.

Let me know if you do not have a DCMetro Card, as we have a few available to purchase!

All buses arrive in DC at approximately 9 a.m.  There is (at least) one stop each way to stretch your legs.  Buses have charging stations.  You can bring food on your bus, but must take all garbage off the bus at the end of the trip.   Your bus will be secured and you can leave some belongings (blanket,  pillow, small cooler) on the bus for the day as you march.  Your bus will be parked off site and will not be accessible to you during the day.

Meet back at UNION Station no later than 6 p.m. for departure to New York State.