Bus Trips

Big Apple Trips each Spring and Fall

( ** As of 4/19/19 )
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Our next bus trip is scheduled for November 16th, 2019.

If you wish to be placed on a WAITING LIST for the current trip,
please call (413) 789-1201 and leave a message.
Be sure to let us know how many seats you would want,
your name, and the best way to reach you.
We will contact you if seats become available.


from our previous trips!

See details further down the page.

The Agawam Cultural Council sponsors "Plan Your Own Day" bus trips to New York City twice a year. Our next trip (with only one bus traveling) is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th, 2019.
Buses travel NON-STOP, have restroom facilities and are usually Wi-Fi capable. Experience your choice of NYC activities such as museums, plays and other cultural events, street festivals, shopping, sight-seeing and more! A member of the Cultural Council acts as leader on each bus, and is available to help with information and suggestions.
Our buses make five scheduled stops in Manhattan:
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Central Park
- Rockefeller Center/ Radio City  

- Times Square area/ Broadway TKTS Booth
- 34th Street/ Macy's/ Empire State Building ... and,
- South Street/ Seaport
(another TKTS booth nearby, and walking distance to Chinatown/ Little Italy, Wall Street/ Trinity Church,
the Staten Island Ferry, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferries,
and the Vietnam Memorial and 9/11 Memorial sites.)
Details on a FREE Lower Manhattan shuttlebus can be found here.
Riders may elect to get off at any of the scheduled stops.
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-purchased ticketed entry to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is strongly recommended. However, due to unpredictable traffic conditions in Manhattan, those planning to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum are advised to not seek ticketed entry that is scheduled before 11:00 A.M.

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NEW! Buses will now depart from the Main (Front) Parking lot of Agawam High School, near the tennis courts --
780 Cooper Street, Agawam, Mass., at 7:00 A.M., sharp.

Just off the "Mill St." exit of Rt. 57 W. ( map & directions )

Please arrive NO LATER than 6:45 A.M.
Be sure to bring your ticket(s) with you!
... (why? *)
*If you are delayed or running late and need us to wait for you, please call one of the cellphone numbers shown on the back of your ticket.

The return trip departs from 6th Avenue and 54th Street ONLY
(opposite the Hilton hotel) at 6:30 P.M. sharp **, and arrives back in Agawam between 9:30 and 10:00 P.M.
**Pickup time and location information is printed on the back of your ticket, along with phone contact info for the ACC representatives accompanying your trip.

PLEASE NOTE: We try to ensure that buses travel NON-STOP to and from the city in order to arrive by 10:00 A.M., for those scheduled to attend early morning events.
( Due to unpredictable traffic conditions in Manhattan, those hoping to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum should NOT seek ticketed entry scheduled before 11:00 A.M. )


Due to rising bus costs, we've had to raise the seat price to $45 per person. This price applies to residents and non-residents alike.
This is a very popular trip, so ticket requests should be mailed as early as possible, once tickets become available.
Tickets are NOT refundable.

If you purchase tickets and are unable to attend the trip, we can return your money only if we are able to re-sell your seat to someone else, or if the trip has sold out by the time your check arrives.

PLEASE NOTE: Seats CANNOT normally be reserved by phone.
To secure your seat(s), unless you have been instructed to do
otherwise, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your check made out to the "Agawam Cultural Council" to:

Agawam Cultural Council
153 Anthony Street
Agawam, MA 01001

IMPORTANT: We will be unable to return tickets to patrons who have not included a self-addressed stamped envelope. We appreciate your attention to this request.

Your tickets will be mailed to you shortly after receiving your check and SASE.

Jane Eitel & Walter Spelvin
Bus Trip Coordinators
Questions not answered here? Or to be placed on a WAITING LIST,
please call us at: (413) 789-1201

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