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7 Easy Ways To Get To Propelify Innovation Festival

When it comes to arriving at Propelify in style, there is no shortage of options. There are numerous trains, buses, boats, bike racks and parking garages that will drop you within a stone’s throw of the festival. Whether you’re crossing the river from New York City or crossing the country from Hawaii (registered attendees hail from Hawaii and beyond!) this guide will show you how easy it is to get to Propelify - no matter where you’re coming from.

There are many, many reasons to get to Propelify as early and smoothly as possible. Whether you are attending the Cereal Entrepreneurs Breakfast or want to ensure you get a slot at first-come-first-served activites like Investor Speed Dating or Drone Pilot Training, use the information below to plan your arrival route!

First up, where will the Propelify Innovation Festival take place? Propelify 2017 will be held on the Hoboken Waterfront at 300 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken, NJ. Note: This is slightly different than (just north of) last year’s location on Hoboken Pier A.

Here are 7 easy ways to get to the 2017 Propelify Innovation Festival:

Take the PATH

PATH is the trans-Hudson rapid transit service between New York City and New Jersey. The closest stop to Propelify Innovation Festival on the PATH is the Hoboken Station.

From New York City
Take the PATH to Hoboken Station from any of these Path/MTA Stations:

  • 33 St (at 6th Ave - B, D, F, N, Q, R, W)
  • 23 St (at 6th Ave - F, M)
  • 14 St (at 6th Ave - F, M, L, 1, 2, 3)
  • 9 St (at 6th Ave - A, B, C, D, E, F, M)
  • Christopher St (between Greenwich & Hudson St)
  • World Trade Center (A, C, E, J, R, W, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5)

From New Jersey
Take the PATH to Hoboken Station from any of the following PATH stations: Newark Penn Station, Harrison, Journal Square, Grove Street, Exchange Place, Newport.

Time: 6 minute (.3 mile) walk from the PATH Hoboken Station to Propelify Festival.
Cost: $2.75 one way. Use a MetroCard, PATH Single Ride or SmartLink Card. Fare details.

Take a Boat

If you’re coming from NYC, this just might be the most scenic way to arrive. NY Waterway provides ferry service to Hoboken from both downtown and uptown Manhattan. NY Waterway Ferries arrive at either Hoboken NJ Transit Terminal (.3 miles from Propelify) or Hoboken 14th Street (1 mile from Propelify) depending on your departure location.

You can take the NY Waterway ferry to Hoboken from:
Manhattan Pier 79 / 39 St & 12 Ave
Manhattan Pier 11 / Wall St.
World Financial Center

Time: View schedule and fares.
Cost: $6-9 one way.

Take NJ TRANSIT

If you’re coming from anywhere in New Jersey you might consider taking NJ Transit, which offers a large network of trains, buses and light rail.

Click here to check NJ Transit options from your location.

Take UBER (& Support STEM Education!)

If you prefer the convenience of getting to Propelify with a vehicle, but don't want to have to deal with parking, Uber is your best bet. In fact Uber is supporting this year's Propelify Innovation Festival and donating a portion of the fare to STEM education. Use promo code PROPELIFY between 5/15 - 5/25 and Uber is pledging to donate $1 to a New Jersey STEM organization for every ride taken. Learn more about our exclusive rideshare partnership with Uber here.

Take a Bicycle

The City of Hoboken provides some great resources about bicycling in Hoboken including bike maps, bike lanes, and bike parking information.

If you’re interested in bicycling from NYC, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The only way to cross between Manhattan and Jersey riding your bicycle is via the George Washington Bridge.
  • Bicycles are not allowed on PATH weekdays during peak hours (6:30-9:30am and 3:30-6:30 pm). Bicycles ARE permitted at all other times.
  • NY Waterway ferry allows bicycles at all times for a $1.00 surcharge.

Walk

If you live in Hoboken or the surrounding area, a great way to arrive at Propelify is on your own two feet. No parking, no extra costs, no problems. As a Propelify sponsor and Host City, Hoboken is offering preferred Propelify ticket pricing for Hoboken residents. Find out more here. The entire tech world coming right to you in your own backyard for one day only - don’t miss it, Hobokeners!

Drive

While parking in Hoboken is known for being difficult, it’s entirely doable if you arrive informed about the available options and parking rules. Dave over at at Hoboken Parking Helper has put together a fantastic guide to parking for Propelify. His top tip? It’s highly suggested that you park in one of the parking garages. Garages B and D are the closest to Propelify, but the Midtown garage is a good option as well. You can park for the entire day without headache.

How will you be arriving to Propelify? Let us know in the comments. If we missed something or you know of another great transportation option, share it with us!

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