State of the Science Workshop


Travel and Accommodations

2020 State of the Science Workshop: Cumulative Impacts to Widlife

May 5-6, 2020

Workshop Venue

We are pleased to host the 2020 State of the Science Workshop at the Hilton Westchester (699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, New York 10573). 


A hotel room block is available at the conference venue, the Hilton Westchester.  You may call the hotel directly to make your reservation at 1-800-445-8667 and reference the "NYSERDA 2020 State of the Science Workshop" when booking. Alternatively, you can book a room directly through the hotel website using these links:

  • To reserve a room at the group rate of $165/night, click here.

  • If you are a government employee, a limited number of government-rate rooms are available ($146/night) and can be reserved here.

The hotel cut-off date for reservations is Monday, April 13, 2020. Reservations in the room block are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we encourage you to reserve your room as soon as possible.

It is important to us that workshop attendees are provided with information to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Please visit the hotel website for details regarding check-in/check-out times, cancellations, payment, early departure fees, and more.

Getting to the Workshop


The Hilton Westchester is accessible from the north and south via I-95 and Route 287 as well as via the Hutchinson River/Merritt Parkway (detailed directions). We have negotiated complimentary self-parking for attendees of the workshop.

Public Transportation

Port Chester Train Station is located 1.5 miles from the Hilton Westchester. The New Haven Metro-North line runs from Manhattan to Port Chester regularly. The ride from Grand Central Station to Port Chester is approximately 1 hour. There is a complimentary hotel shuttle from the train station to the hotel; stay tuned for a shuttle schedule.


The Westchester County Airport is located 10 minutes (8 miles) from the hotel. There is a complimentary shuttle that leaves the hotel on the :15 and :45 of every hour during peak travel times.

Newark, John F. Kennedy, and LaGuardia International Airports range from 22-44 miles to the conference venue. Ground transportation options from these airports include public transportation to Manhattan and then the New Haven Metro-North train (see above), as well as taxis and ride sharing options. Click the "Directions" link in the map above to obtain driving or public transportation directions to the hotel from your chosen airport. 

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