A Centennial Celebration!
May 19 - 23, 2020

Program (subject to change)

5/18/2020

High Line NYC (Optional Tour)

8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

High Line, Manhattan, NY

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5/18/2020

High Line NYC (Optional Tour)

The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan in New York City.  A bus will take you to the start of the garden trail. You will be on your own to enjoy the garden and city sites, and be picked up at the same location where you were dropped off, no later than 4 p.m.  If you have not been to the High Line, you will be thrilled.


Food near the High Line:

  1. Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa recommends the Standard Grill (right under the High Line). http://www.thestandardgrill.com
  2. Or, explore on your own: The best restaurants near the High Line: https://goo.gl/1bX4ra
  3. And, Where to Eat Near NYC's High Line: https://goo.gl/nHtuYX


8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

High Line, Manhattan, NY

05/19/2020

Liberty Park (Optional Tour)

8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Liberty Park, NJ

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05/19/2020

Liberty Park (Optional Tour)

A bus will drop you off at New Jersey's Liberty State Park. There you may be able to take a boat across the river to visit on your own, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, Liberty Science Center (within the park), or cross the Hudson River into Manhattan. Please be on time for the return trip to the hotel at 4:00 p.m. 

8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Liberty Park, NJ

05-19-2020

Opening Banquet

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Marriott Hotel Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ

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05-19-2020

Opening Banquet

The Centennial Convention will open with a special banquet.

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Marriott Hotel Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ

05-19-2020

Kirk Ryan Brown, Keynote Speaker

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Marriott Hotel Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ

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05-19-2020

Kirk Ryan Brown, Keynote Speaker

Kirk Brown is President of the Garden Writers Association Foundation: The Foundation for Garden Communicators, and has served that organization in many other volunteer capacities. He is a horticulturist, world-recognized botanist, keynote speaker, business lecturer and dramatist appearing across the United States and Canada. 

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Marriott Hotel Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ

05/20/2020

Day for Programs by AIS Sections

All day

Marriott Liberty Hotel

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05/20/2020

Day for Programs by AIS Sections

We invite you to listen to live presentations by several of the AIS Sections: Median Iris Society, Siberian Iris Society, Spuria Iris Society, Japanese Iris Society, Louisiana Iris Society, and many more. A complete list of programs will be available soon.

All day

Marriott Liberty Hotel

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