I'll be driving from Albany, but I hope to get there in time.
Remember, after the show, some of the guys head over to J-R Cigar in Whippany for food, drink, and smoking.
The really tireless might wish to join me at the Stanhope House later that evening to see New Riders of the Purple Sage.
No,smoking is not allowed in the venue, but there is a covered patio just outside the room.
Last year a bunch of us did head to JR Cigars around 1 PM and hung out for a few hours (I have a three hour drive from there).
I'll have on my brown Pipes Magazine shirt, so give me a shout!
So, to the uninitiated - DON'T venture into the city, nothing to see here, move along...
(actually nearby Jersey City has a nice area. No, really)
Last year, I met Dave Jacobsen at the show, he took the train. He said "the area doesn't look like it has much, is there anywhere else to go and hang out?". My answer: no, stay in the hotel. The nearby White Castle has 4" thick bullet-proof glass in front of the counter.
Unfortunately I am not planning on attending this year. I'm just not up for the 4 hour drive each way. At least that's how I feel at the moment. I will miss not seeing all of my pipe friends, so the internet will have to be my socializing for now. Have a great time everyone, it's a fun filled day of buying/selling/bartering and good conversation. And like Al says, the restaurant is quite good. Their home made soups are outstanding.
I'll be there with many of the fellas from the NY Pipe Club. Though it is not a NY Pipe Club show (it is the production of two individuals), we do support it.
We'll miss you, Andy, please reconsider - don't get to see you enough! If not Newark, Chicago???
As Jay mentioned, a bunch of us will be heading over to JR Cigar on Rt. 10 in Whippany, NJ for a night cap, you can smoke in the restaurant, there is live jazz and everyone is welcome to join us. We always have a great time there and the food is good.
@Lou - I have always thought it was the NYC club show, thanks for clarifying. I edited the title to be correct.
I didn't realize that smoking was allowed in the restaurant, or is that only in the evening? I need to head back to MD by end of the day (close to a four hour trip for me). So, I'll miss that.