The CUNY Games Festival 2.0: A Conference on Game-based Learning in Higher Education will take place on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Travel Information

The CUNY Graduate Center is located at 365 Fifth Ave. between 34th and 35th Sts. in midtown Manhattan, New York City.


The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10016

The closest subway stops to the CUNY Graduate Center are the B, D, F, M, N, Q, and R trains at 34th St./Herald Square, one block west, or the 6 train at 33rd St., one block each east and south. For more information on the NYC subway and bus system, including maps and schedules, visit the MTA website or HopStop.

New York City is well-served by transportation options. There are two major train stations: Penn Station at 34th St. and 7th Ave., and Grand Central at 42nd St. and Park Ave. Major bus service is to Port Authority Terminal at 42nd St. and 8th Ave. The NYC metropolitan area has three major airports: LaGuardia and JFK Airports in Queens and Newark Airport in New Jersey.

Nearby Dining & Coffee

Note that conference registration includes coffee in the morning and lunch on Friday January 16th. However, if you’re in need of additional sustenance:

  • The Dining Commons at the CUNY Graduate Center (8th Floor) will be open from 8am-3pm on January 16, and serves a full range of hot and cold meal items and beverages.
  • There is a Starbucks on the northeast corner of 35th St. and 5th Ave. just across the street from the CUNY Graduate Center.
  • And of course there are many additional dining options in the immediate vicinity of the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan.

Lodging Information

For those conference attendees coming from out of town, there are two nearby hotels that we recommend:

Hotel 373
373 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10016
As of November 22, 2014, rates start at $119 for a full room

La Quinta Manhattan
17 West 32nd St
New York, NY 10001
As of November 17, 2014, rates start at $99 for a queen room

Air BnB may also offer affordable lodging in a variety of Manhattan locations — check their website for availability: http://www.airbnb.com/

A Conference on Game-based Learning in Higher Education