Photo Credit: Countdown Entertainment
About Convene Conference Center (Formerly the Sentry Center)
Convene is a conference facility occupying the entire 22nd and 23rd floors of 810 7th Avenue in the heart of the Times Square Theatre District. Convene’s windows wrap on all 4 sides, providing magnificent views of New Year's Eve in Times Square, up and down both Broadway and 7th Avenue. The facility is totally non-smoking.
The New Year’s Eve Gala will be on the 22nd & 23rd floors. DJ music will be provided on only one level.
Convene is located at 810 7th Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd Streets, directly across 7th Avenue from the Sheraton New York Hotel and 10 short blocks from the Ball Drop. Since the facility is located within the Times Square Security Check-Point area, you will be provided with documentation and instructions on how to enter the Times Square area and Convene.
Although there is no dress code for this event, we do suggest you “dress to impress.”
There is no minimum age for guests at this event; however New York State laws forbid the consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21.
Important Information for INSIDER'S functions: This exclusive event has limited availability. NYCVP cannot guarantee unobstructed views of the Ball Drop; views are "first-come, first-served". In order to provide maximum viewing space there is no table seating at the windows. It is the intention of NYCVP to provide a convivial atmosphere during this special event, including food, drinks, private restroom facilities, warmth and indoor protection from the weather, and admission into the Times Square area. Since streets are closed to traffic and pedestrian movement is limited by the NYPD, NYCVP will provide instructions for admission.
Convene Conference Center is a secure facility. Picture ID is required for admittance to the event. Guests who don’t provide picture ID, or who don’t possess the proper documents issued by NYCVP and/or its affiliates, will be refused admittance. There will be no refunds in such cases.
NYCVP will issue NYPD (New York City Police Department) approved credentials for access into the Times Square Lock-Down Zone. However it is your responsibility to adhere to any and all regulations and restrictions issued by the NYPD.
NYCVP, including its employees and agents, reserves the right to deny access to and/or remove with no refund individuals whom NYCVP deems unruly or disruptive.
NOTE: Photo above is not necessarily a depiction of the view from Convene.
"On this our 3rd trip to New York City using NYCVP, the precision with which the major events are organized and carried out is impressive (as an aside, booking other special events via NYCVP to enjoy the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade [great viewing above the street, and fed two meals like there is no tomorrow], and the July 4th Fireworks extravaganza [from a large ship on the river right under the spectacle with ample food and drink for all!] is definitely the way to go. For the New Years Eve Time Square Ball Drop Gala, SHOUT-OUT to Joel and Barry whose planning and beforehand information came off with military precision. Incredible view of Time Square from one side of the building, and excellent views of the post-midnight fireworks show from above Central Park. Open bar with everything one could think of, fine appetizers and the dinner meal was nicely laid out and the desserts not to be missed. Would estimate that there was about 150 people attending this event and the size was just right. Very good DJ, ample room for dancing for those who can still shake it. Incredible viewing of Times Square and the Ball Drop from both the 22nd and 23rd floors of the Convene Center. The NYPD began preparing the streets and check-points allowing access to the "Times Square" area and viewing at about 4:00 pm, yet NYCVP's instructions for navigating the check-points were on the mark. Many representatives from NYCVP were present as well, and for those who have had the pleasure of working with some the staff in booking other events, a SHOUT-OUT also to Jennifer and Bethany, who help in booking and getting information out could not have been any more professional from the start, and effortless with all the knowledge and insight that comes with top-notch trip planners."
David and Lois, Longwood, FL