It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s time for the annual New York International Auto Show.
Dozens of manufacturers from America and across the globe will race to Manhattan, showcasing brand-new cars and giving consumers a look into the future of the automobile. The auto show will feature more than 1,000 different cars and trucks on display, providing a unique perspective of what has changed for 2019 and beyond.
Going to the New York International Auto Show is a day-long event. It’s one that is perfect for bringing family and friends to, catching a glimpse of a fantasy world. It will take you hours upon hours just to walk through the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, where four floors will be dedicated to everything you can ever dream of that has to do with cars.
• The show will be held from April 19 to 28 and each day besides Sunday, it will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• On Sunday, the Javits Center will only be open until 7 p.m.
• It’s great timing for those with kids in public schools, being given time off for spring break that week.
• If you want to witness the official opening day ceremony, head over to the convention center on April 20, starting at 8:30 p.m.
• There will be world debuts of concept cars and trucks throughout the auto show.
• The price is $17 for adults; kids under 12 years old will receive a discounted price of $7.
• To avoid the long lines at the Javits Center ticket office, tickets can be purchased online at www.autoshowny.com/tickets.
• The first two mornings are more expensive. Tickets for 9 a.m., an hour before it opens to the general public, on Friday and Saturday will cost $45 for adults and $17 for kids under 12.
Getting to the Javits Center can be hectic, so avoid driving into Manhattan.
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) into Penn Station will be the most convenient way for Long Islanders to travel. To save money, attend the show during off-peak hours.
The Javits Center is about a 15-minute walk from Penn Station, so plan accordingly.
The MTA has teamed up with the New York International Auto Show to provide discounted tickets. The “discount package” is $32 for adults traveling from zones one to 10 and $44.50 for those in zones 12-14 in Suffolk County. It includes a round-trip LIRR ticket, plus entrance into the auto show. People using this option won’t save much money, but the $2 from Mineola or $10 from deeper Nassau County can add up.
There is also the option of driving into Queens, parking by one of the Seven Train stops, such as Citi Field or 111th street, and using the subway. This is certainly a cheaper option since the subway is $2.75 each way. It will also drop riders off at the 34th Street station, about a three-minute walk from the Javits Center.