TEDxSBU is held in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4040.

By Car

From New York City, take the Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) eastbound from the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Manhattan or the Throgs Neck Bridge or Whitestone Bridge in Queens to exit 62, and follow Nicolls Road (Route 97) north for 9 miles.

The main entrance to the University is on the left.

To find the campus via GPS, enter the address “100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790.

By Train

Take the Long Island Railroad‘s Port Jefferson line from Penn Station in Manhattan to Stony Brook. The LIRR station is at the north end of the campus; bus service to the central campus is provided.

Trains to and from Penn generally require transfers at Jamaica or Huntington.

Hicksville is also a transfer point on some lines. Find schedule and fare information here.

By Ferry

Car ferries cross Long Island Sound at Bridgeport, Connecticut to Port Jefferson, Long Island.

Take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road, and turn left on Nicolls.

The University entrances are the first three intersections you come to.

From New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, Long Island, take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road and proceed as above.

By Plane

Long Island’s Islip-MacArthur Airport is 16 miles from the campus and is serviced by direct flights by major airlines and commuter lines. New York City Area Airports (JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark) are 50 miles west.

Driving from Islip-MacArthur Airport: Exit the airport and turn left onto Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454 West). Merge onto Sunrise Highway (Route 27) and take the second exit onto Nicolls Road. Drive north for 12 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left.

Parking Garage

•$2.00 per hour / $10 Up to and over 5 Hours
•Located next to the Stony Brook Administration Building
•Parking is free all day Saturday and Sunday

**Disability Parking is Available**

Metered Parking

•$1.50/hour
•Located at the Red Faculty/Staff parking lots
•Parking is free all day Saturday and Sunday
•Meters are enforced 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday
•Check for signs at parking lot entrances for restrictions

*Parking is free for visitors after 4 PM, Monday through Friday, at Red Faculty/Staff designated parking lots.*

Additional Parking Information

For additional information about parking (including accessible parking for guests with disabilities and a complete map of Stony Brook University parking lots and garages), please visit the Transportation and Parking website.

Transportation and Parking Website

Where to Stay

For overnight stays, the area offers accommodations on campus and within five miles of the campus.

The Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook is located on campus. Amenities include an on-site restaurant, complimentary shuttle service (local area), complimentary WiFi, indoor pool, and fitness center.

The Three Village Inn features a “taste of New England” in historic Stony Brook village. Nestled in the heart of historic Port Jefferson, Danfords on the Sound also provides quality accommodations, many with harbor views.

The Marriot Residence Inn in Holtsville and the Holiday Inn Long Island in Ronkonkoma are a few minutes away by car. Many local hotels offer special rates for Stony Brook visitors.

The Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook is also nearby.

Useful information for planning your visit is available from the Long Island Convention & Vistors Bureau.

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