For additional information on the tours and to pick up your tickets please visit the companion desk located next to the registration desk located on the 5th Floor.
Registration in the PAC'11 Companion Program entitles the registrant to participate in the Sunday evening Welcome Reception, the Monday morning Companion Breakfast, and the Thursday evening Conference Banquet.
In addition, all participants in the conference may choose to sign up to any of the tours offered by Shackman Associates. They include:
Fun, Facts and Figures: NYC Tour - $65
Central Park Tour $65
MOMA: Museum of Modern Art - $80
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island - $80
Metropolitan Museum of Art - $80
Insiders: Chinatown and Little Italy - $75
SoHo & Chelsea Gallery Tour - $75
To sign up for these tours, please download the PAC11 Tour Registration Form <pdf>, and fax or email the completed form to the address specified on the form. For questions, contact Shackman Associates at 212-753-5900 or email at email@example.com (refer to PAC 2011). Discounted early registration ends on March 11, 2011.
Child Care Grants
Small grants are available to assist PAC’11 meeting attendees who are bringing small children or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (i.e., extra daycare or babysitting services).
To apply, complete the online child care grant application by February 28, 2011.
Contact Deanna Ratnikova at (301) 209-3231 or Ratnikova@aps.org.
This grant is funded by the APS Division of Physics of Beams.
FUN, FACTS & FIGURES - NEW YORK SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Guests will be assisted into the waiting vehicles for their "Facts, Fun and Figures" sightseeing. Following the tour, weather and traffic patterns permitting, guests will proceed west and north, past Macy's (The Largest Store in the World), up Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the America's - home of some of the largest corporations in the U.S.), through Columbus Circle, past the imposing buildings of Lincoln Center and the famous Chagall paintings at The Metropolitan Opera House, and on to 72nd Street where they will pass by The Dakota (where John Lennon lived - and died!).
Perhaps guests will take a quick venture into Central Park on foot to see Yoko Ono's tribute to her late husband - "Strawberry Fields". Then the tour will proceed east, down Fifth Avenue, past the famous museums of "Museum Mile" including The Metropolitan, The Guggenheim, The Cooper Hewitt and The Frick where guests will see some of the properties owned by some of New York's wealthiest families. The tour continues south down Fifth Avenue, past The Plaza Hotel, FAO Schwarz (the largest toy store for children of all ages), past Tiffany's and the Trump Towers. Proceeding further south, guests will enjoy some of the sights of the ethnic neighborhoods which make up this city, including Little Italy, Chinatown, also Greenwich Village and Soho. The tour will also visit Ground Zero. [BACK]
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY & ELLIS ISLAND
Guests will be transferred down to Battery Park where they board the ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island (one ticket provides admission to both islands). At Ellis Island, visitors are transported back through the portals of time - to the story chronicling the fate of more than 12 million immigrants who passed through the doors of Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954. Here you may view the film "Island of Hope - Island of Tears" which will draw you into the human drama of Ellis Island. Then, perhaps we may take an audio tour through the museum- guests can purchase individual audio cassette players, which provides a fascinating commentary (available in several languages). The fascinating commentary will escort guests through the buildings, the story and the history of immigration. Perhaps you will find an ancestor. [BACK]
THE MET– The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Today, our guests will receive a guided tour of The MET
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year. [BACK]
THE INSIDER’S CHINATOWN EXCURSION: Handbags, History & Food
There has been a major revitalization in Chinatown, bringing attention to the deep cultural & social significance to one of New York’s most famous neighborhoods. Chinatown New York City, the largest Chinatown in the United States, is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan. Founded in the late 1870's by Chinese immigrants, Chinatown offers a unique historical and cultural experience not found anywhere else in the world. Often overlooked, Chinatown is the site of a rich history that not only tells the story of the Chinese-American experience, but also that of early Irish, Jewish and Italian immigrants.
In addition to learning the rich history and culture of Chinatown, guests will be introduced to many of the food and tea establishments where they can take a sample taste! Such stops may be made for Dim Sum, at the Chinese Ice Cream Factory, the herb shop and of course the Tea Shop. But best of all, guests will walk along Canal Street, keeping an eye out for the best knock-off shopping (ie. Fendi Bags, Tiffany Jewelry and the trendy belts, bags and chunky necklaces). [BACK]
MoMA: THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Guests will tour the revitalized and redesigned MOMA. Throughout its history, The Museum of Modern Art has used architecture as a vehicle for self-renewal and regeneration. The recently completed building project represents MoMA's most extensive redefinition since its founding seventy-five years ago. The Museum combines new spaces with MoMA's original architecture to dramatically enhance its dynamic collection of modern and contemporary art. Guests will be met by a docent on arrival and guided through the museum on a customized one- hour "highlights" tour. Guests may wander the museum at their leisure after the tour. Museum closed on Tuesdays. [BACK]
A SOHO AND CHELSEA GALLERY CRAWL
This eclectic neighborhood in lower Manhattan had a long history before becoming New York City's artistic haven. The SoHo that surrounds us now, with its cast-iron warehouses and cobblestone streets arose in the 1850's after the residential population moved uptown. By the 1970's SoHo developed into a community, transforming itself into an artistic zone.
Guests will walk through SoHo visiting galleries and making their way up to Chelsea - the hottest and newest area for artists to display their work. This neighborhood is bursting with galleries, dealerships and street artists. Guests will feel as though they have been transported into the Art World.
Then it’s on to the neighborhood Chelsea which over the past several years has experienced a huge renaissance in art. This West Side neighborhood is home to some of the trendiest galleries in the world with some of the most Avant-garde artists displaying modern and ground breaking work.
Along the tour we will stop at several galleries that display a multitude and variety of art. At each stop the gallery owner or curator will meet with the group to elaborate on the exhibit and touch on salient points of the show. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions, view various artists' work, and even purchase art. Perhaps the gallery owner or curator will also elaborate on what it is like to run a gallery in such an intense city like New York. [BACK]
CENTRAL PARK TOUR
While enjoying a guided walking tour, guests will pass some of the most interesting sites in the park, such as the Central Park Boathouse overlooking the lake, the Great Lawn, Bethesda Fountain, and “Strawberry Fields” – Yoko Ono’s tribute to John Lennon. Central Park is America’s first landscaped urban park and is as beautiful as ever. [BACK]
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