The 44th Annual Legislative Conference of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators will be held February 14 at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany.
It’s the largest annual gathering of elected officials, community, labor and business leaders from throughout New York State – to promote the common good and advocate for the social and general welfare in communities of color. NYSNA will be there to meet with our allies and to speak out for our patients.
Lawmakers have already begun discussing what will be in New York State’s next budget. For the past two years, for-profit hospital chains and Wall Street have tried to sneak in budget language that would allow these companies to take over New York hospitals. That would be a disaster for our patients. (You can review NYSNA’s 2015 budget priorities here.)
Join us to ensure a powerful NYSNA presence. It’s our opportunity to join with our allies and send a strong message to lawmakers that they must put patients before profit-making.
Map and Itinerary
Please download, print, and review our detailed itinerary and map, which lists drop-off locations, event information for the day, and return travel information. Exciting news: longtime NYSNA Member Mary Bell-Downes will be among the honorees for the day!
With February’s changeable weather conditions, please exercise caution as you make your way to your bus pickup location and when we arrive in Albany.
Bus pickup locations
Bus pickup times and locations are below. Buses will depart Albany at the latest by 4:00 PM.
Bus 1 - making 2 stops
Kings County Hospital Ctr
451 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
7:00am – in front of building R on Clarkson Avenue between New York Avenue & Albany Avenue
Brooklyn General Pick up
7:30am - In front of LIU, past DeKalb Ave, across from Juniors
Bus 2 - making 3 stops
131 West 33rd Street
New York, NY
Harlem Hospital Center
506 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY
1000 Palisades Center Dr.
West Nyack, NY
8:00am - Palisades Mall. LOT J across from Home Depot, Light pole J-56
Bus 3 - making 4 stops
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Concourse Division
1650 Selwyn Avenue
6:30am - between Mt. Eden Avenue and 173rd Street
Montefiore Medical Center, Weiler Div
1825 Eastchester Rd
7:00am-bus should wait on Sackett-off of Eastchester and front of hospital
Montefiore Medical Center, Moses Div
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
7:45am –in front of children’s hospital
498 Red Apple Court
Central Valley, NY
8:45am - Green or Gold parking area, pick up in front of Applebees
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact NYSNA’s Meeting and Convention Planning department; you can reach them by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 518-380-1488.
Thanks for joining us to ensure a powerful NYSNA presence. It’s our opportunity to join with our allies and send a strong message to lawmakers that they must put patients before profit-making. Please be careful in your travels… we’ll see you in Albany!