Wikimania Takes Manhattan II

From Wikimania
Wikimania Takes Manhattan walking tour, 2012
Wiki World's Fair, Governors Island 2012

Wikimania Takes Manhattan II: Adirondack Wiki-Train is a special pre-Wikimania trip from New York City to Montreal, departing on Tuesday August 8, 2017 in time for the Preconference.

Purchase your $30 ticket at, a 50% subsidized discount!

It is a day-long train trip mostly through the beautiful Upstate New York countryside (7:15 am - 6:30pm), and we can probably get an exclusive car for Wikimedians (this involves a US-Canada border crossing).

This event is a successor to the 2012 Wikimania Takes Manhattan trip between New York City and Washington, DC.

We are primarily coordinating the New York City → Montreal leg of the trip on Tuesday August 8 as a group activity. We are planning discounted tickets for the one-way trip, $30 instead of approximately $60. Other travel (and accommodation) is on your own.

There is also an option to purchase tickets for a return trip from Montreal → New York City directly after Wikimania, on Monday August 14 (10:20 am - 8:50 pm), for the same price.

Update: We are meeting on Sunday & Monday on NYC museum tours - Wikimania Takes Manhattan II/Museums

Important note for visitors

If there is sufficient interest from visitors, we have the option of organizing, before the train trip, Saturday / Sunday / Monday informal activities in NYC that may include walking tours and special GLAM-Wiki museum visits, etc, as we did in 2012.

The train trip involves a crossing of the US-Canada border (including a passport check), and you will need permission to enter both countries.

Overseas visitors will probably prefer to fly into New York City, and then after Wikimania, to fly out of Montreal.

We will not be able to pay for hotel stays, or anything like that (this is completely unrelated to the scholarship process), although it is possible we can arrange a group rate for a hostel that you pay for yourself.


There is a telegram group: WikimaniaTakesManhattan (join)

Interested locals

Interested visitors

And are you interested in arriving in NYC on Saturday / Sunday / Monday for activities before the train trip? If so, when?