CIRCLE OF SISTERS – F.A.Q.'s

 
 

Please click on any of the following:

  1. What, When and where is the 2017 Circle of Sisters?
  2. How do I get to the Jacob Javits Convention Center?
  3. Is there parking at the Jacob Javits Convention Center?
  4. How much are tickets to the Circle of Sisters Expo?
  5. What forms of payment are accepted for tickets to the Circle of Sisters Expo?
  6. Do I need to bring my printed tickets to the Jacob Javits Center?
  7. What if I don't feel comfortable placing my ticket order online?
  8. Under what circumstances can I get a refund for my ticket?
  9. Can I bring my child to the event?
  10. Can I bring a backpack or stroller to the Circle of Sisters Expo?
  11. Will there be a coat-check at the Circle of Sisters?
  12. Will there be food at the event?
  13. Can I leave and re-enter the event?
  14. Does Circle of Sisters accept volunteers?
  15. Who produces the Circle of Sisters Expo?
  16. I am with the press. How do I get media credentials?
  17. Are there group ticket rates for the Circle of Sisters?

 

1. What, when and where is the 2017 Circle of Sisters?

Circle of Sisters is sponsored by WBLS-FM, WLIB-AM and WQHT HOT 97.1-FM. WBLS (107.5 FM) is the premiere African American Station in the New York area. Some of its top-rated shows including The Steve Harvey Morning Show. WLIB (1190 AM) is the powerhouse 24-hour Gospel, Praise, and Inspiration station, featuring on-air talent that includes Bishop Hezekiah Walker, and Morgan Dukes. Circle of Sisters hosts a variety of speakers, authors, seminars and Gospel concert, in addition to the more than 200 vendors and companies selling unique items and services. HOT 97 is the destination for the best Hip Hop and R&B with legendary personalities like Funk Flex, DJ Enuff, Ebro in the Mornings, Nessa in the Afternoon and Megan in mid-days!

The Circle of Sisters Expo takes place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Saturday, September 30th from 10am to 10pm. The Javits Center is located on 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets.

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2. How do I get to the Jacob Javits Convention Center?

By Car

There are many parking garages throughout the Javits Center vicinity. Please see our Parking Information Page for locations and phone numbers of convenient parking near the Javits Center. From the North (Westchester, Connecticut, Massachusetts)
  1. Take 95 South (via the Cross-Bronx Expressway) to the George Washington Bridge.
  2. At approach to bridge, bear right to lower level.
  3. Exit at the last exit in New York–Parkway South–9A.
  4. Follow Parkway South (Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway) to 42nd Street.
  5. Turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
Saw Mill River Parkway/Henry Hudson Parkway/Route 9A
  1. Follow 9A South to 42nd Street. Turn Left.
  2. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
New York State Thruway/Major Deegan Expressway/Route 87:
  1. Take Major Deegan Expressway to George Washington Bridge exit. Stay in right lane towards lower level.
  2. Exit at the last exit in New York–Parkway South–9A.
  3. Follow Parkway South (Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway) to 42nd Street. Turn left.
  4. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
From the South (New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Etc.)
  1. Take 95 North to the New Jersey Turnpike. Exit at the Lincoln Tunnel.When exiting the tunnel, bear left.
  2. Follow signs for uptown or northbound to 42nd Street.
  3. Turn left onto 42nd Street until you reach 11th Avenue and turn left.
George Washington Bridge to Parkway South– 9A.

At 42nd Street, turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.

From Queens and Long Island/Queens-Midtown Tunnel:
  1. Take Southbound or Downtown exit to 34th Street and turn right.
  2. Go west to 12th Avenue and turn right on 12th Avenue to 39th Street where you turn right.
Queensboro/59th Street Bridge:
  1. Take 60/61st Street Exit. Go to 5th Avenue alongside Central Park to 59th Street.
  2. Turn right onto 59th Street to 7th Avenue and turn left.
  3. Go two blocks to 57th Street and turn right.
  4. Follow 57th Street to 11th Avenue and turn left.
From Staten Island:
  1. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge eastbound to the Gowanus Expressway, to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
  2. Exit westbound to the West Side Highway/12th Avenue.
  3. At 39th Street, turn right.
  4. Go one block to 11th Avenue.

Public Transportation

Buses
  • M34:Runs east/west on 34th Street. Stops on 11th Avenue outside the Javits Center and at Penn Station.
  • M42:Runs east/west on 42nd street. Stops directly outside the Javits Center and at Grand Central Station.Port Authority: The M42 will bring you from there to the Javits Center.

Trains

The 11th Avenue 7-Line subway stop is now open!  Just one block away from Jacob Javits Center!

The following trains stop at 34th Street/Penn Station:

  • Amtrak, New Jersey Transit
  • 8th Avenue and The Long Island Rail Road
  • 7th Avenue and The Long Island Rail Road
  • 6th Avenue
  • Lexington Avenue:
The following trains stop at 42nd Street/Times Square (Broadway):
  • Metro North Railroad trains stop at Grand Central Station at 42nd Street between Lexington and Vanderbilt Avenues.
  • 8th Avenue Subway
  • 7th Avenue Subway
  • 6th Avenue Subway
  • Lexington Avenue Subway
For further information, call MTA Travel Info: 718.330.1234 Ferry The NY Waterway operates a ferry from Weehawken, NJ. In just 4 minutes the ferry takes you across the Hudson River to 39th Street and 12th Avenue, just one block from the Javits Center. Just park at the convenient lot adjacent to the ferry terminal and take a ferry which leaves every 10 - 15 minutes during peak hours. Call 1-800-53-FERRY for schedule and information.

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3. Is there parking at the Jacob Javits Convention Center?

There is some street parking near the Javits Center, most of which is available only on Sunday. There are a variety of lots open, ranging from 24-hour, 7-day a week, to more limited service. Please visit our Parking Information page, provided by NYCgo, the Official Guide to NYC!

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4. How much are tickets to the Circle of Sisters Expo?

Tickets to the Expo at Jacob Javits Center for each day are $15.00 before the event; ticket prices increase at the door.  Tickets for the Gospel Explosion on Sunday are $20.00.

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5. What forms of payment are accepted for tickets to the Circle of Sisters Expo?

Online, we accept credit and debit cards. At the door, we accept cash, credit and debit cards.

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6. Do I need to bring my printed tickets to the Jacob Javits Center?

Yes, we will not be able to print tickets for you. You must bring your tickets with you or you will not be admitted to the Circle of Sisters. Or if you can show us your ticket on your smartphone, we can scan it for you from the screen of your phone.

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7. What if I don't feel comfortable placing my ticket order online?

If you would prefer to buy your tickets off-line, please come down to the WBLS/HOT 97/WLIB studios located at 395 Hudson Street 7th Floor New Y0rk, NY 10014 floor to purchase your tickets in person.

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8. Under what circumstances can I get a refund for my ticket?

Circle of Sisters tickets are non-refundable under any circumstances.  All purchases are final.

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9. Can I bring my child to the event?

Certainly! Children are welcome at the Circle of Sisters Expo. Each year, we feature a children's pavilion there will be vendors selling products that will appeal to children and their parents. Children under 10 years of age enter the expo FREE!

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10. Can I bring a backpack or stroller to the Circle of Sisters Expo?

Absolutely; however, please note that the Circle of Sisters staff and their security departments reserve the right to search large bags.

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11. Will there be a coat-check at the Circle of Sisters?

Yes, coat-check will be mandatory at the Circle of Sisters Expo 2017.

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12. Will there be food at the event?

There will be an array of quick-serve dining options available at the Javits Center.

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13. Can I leave and re-enter the event?

Yes you will be able to re-enter, however you will have to have a hand stamp to do so. Without the stamp there will be no re-entry.

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14. Does Circle of Sisters accept volunteers?

We do accept limited volunteers on an as-needed basis. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2017 Circle of Sisters, please call 212.447.1000 and ask to speak with Shawn Brannon in the Promotions Department.

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15. Who produces the Circle of Sisters Expo?

Circle of Sisters is produced by WBLS-FM, WQHT-FM and WLIB-AM of Emmis Communications Corp.

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16. I am with the press. How do I get media credentials?

The press application processes for Circle of Sisters will be available in early September 2017.  Please email press@hot97.com for the link to the online-only application after September 5, 2017.

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17. Are there group ticket rates for the Circle of Sisters?

For group discounts for parties of 25 or more, please contact Detail Management at wbls@detailmgt.com or 212-600-5929

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