Saturday, March 29, 2008 1:31 PM
Dear Friends,If you would like to travel from the subway station to the factory as a group, please meet me at the street level of the Ditmars Boulevard station no later than 8:50 a.m.
In case you haven't responded and are interested, ACMA members will tour the Steinway Piano Factory in Astoria, NY this Monday, March 31st at 9:30 a.m. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending this fascinating tour:
Steinway & Sons
One Steinway Place (38th Street and 19th Avenue )
Long Island City , NY 11105
The Steinway factory is quite large and includes walking 3-4 flights of stairs; please wear comfortable shoes (due to safety regulations open shoes are not allowed).
There is no charge for the tour but at your discretion you can make a tax deductible donation. A brochure and a donation card will be available for you to take home at the end of the tour.
If you have any questions, feel free to call me at[masked]-8565.
Please meet me in the main lobby of Steinway & Sons at 9:15 a.m. The tour officially starts at 9:30 a.m., and ends at around 12:00 p.m.
Subway Directions to Steinway & Sons from Manhattan
Take N or W train going uptown to Astoria Queens - Get off at Ditmars Boulevard (last stop).
From there, either walk to 19th Avenue and 38th Street or get a local taxi.
Cab drivers know how to get to the Steinway piano factory, but you can say you want to go to: 19th Avenue and 38th Street (cab fare should cost $5 or $6 dollars).
Estimated trip from midtown Manhattan: 45 minutes
Walking Directions from the Ditmars Subway Station
From the Ditmars subway station, continue walking in a northerly direction on 31st Street .
The first intersection you come to is Ditmars Blvd (a.k.a. 22nd Avenue) and 31st Street . Continue walking in a northerly direction on 31st Street until you pass 21st Avenue and arrive at 20th Avenue and 31st Street (31st Street ends at 20th Avenue).
Take a right on 20th Avenue and walk five blocks to 38th Street (there are no 32nd nor 34th Streets). Take a left at 38th Street and walk one block to 19th Avenue . You will then be at the corner of 19th Avenue and 38th Street - Entrance to factory is on 38th Street / 19th Ave. .
Total walking distance/ time from train station: 12 blocks (7 short blocks, 5 longer blocks)/15 minutes
Driving Directions from Manhattan ? 59th Street Bridge
Use 59th Street Bridge lower level, stay in left lane and follow signs for Northern Boulevard .
Bear right and take Northern Boulevard , make a left turn on to Steinway Street , go straight until you reach 19th Avenue . Make a left on to 19th Avenue , go one block, make a right turn on to 38th Street - Entrance to factory is on 38th Street / 19th Avenue .
Driving Directions from Manhattan - Triboro Bridge
Take on the Triboro Bridge going to Queens , after toll, proceed to the right lane.
Get off the very first exit and proceed straight towards the elevated train.
As no left turn is allowed under the train station, drive through the train station then make the very first left at the light. Make a left again and then a right. (You should be driving directly under train). Make a right on 20th Avenue , then a left on 38th Street .
Entrance to factory is on 38th Street and 19th Avenue .
Parking: Available on street.
I?m looking forward to experiencing this very interesting and enjoyable tour with fellow ACMA members!