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Press Release
March 11, 2014
LIRR Offering Discount Packages to GLBT Expo
Show Runs Weekend of March 22 at Jacob Javits Convention Center
The Long Island Rail Road is offering discount rail and admission packages to the upcoming GLBT Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with a savings of up to 39% for customers. 
The two-day extravaganza, now in its 21st year, is the oldest and largest consumer/business event in the United States with over 20,000 attendees each year from the GLBT Community. The show floor is filled with hundreds of exhibits in a variety of industries.
For foodies – this year’s show will feature New York's Top Gay Chef Contest as well as the Gay Professionals "Meet & Greet" Wine Tasting and Pairing event. This year’s Video Lounge features DJ Eddie Cruz and a Gay Film Festival with special guests. Attendees can also enjoy the popular, large-scale Wedding Pavilion. Other highlights include Psychic Mary Occhino and top entertainment from award-winning performers.
The discount package includes off-peak round-trip rail fare and an admission voucher to the expo. Adult fare is $26 Zones 1 – 10 and $37 for Zones 12 -14. LIRR monthly/weekly ticket holders who wish to purchase only the GLBT Expo admission ticket will receive 20% off admission when showing their rail ticket at the GLBT Box Office.
Buying Tickets at LIRR Gray, Green or Blue Ticket Machines
Press the “Getaways/Packages” button on the first screen, then select NYC Getaways, then the button for your package or deal. Pay with credit cards or ATM/debit cards. Gray and green machines also accept cash. See for more information on buying tickets. 
Getting There 
Jacob Javits Convention Center is located on Eleventh Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets. Customers can walk from Penn Station or take the M-34 bus on West 34th Street and 7th Avenue.
For More Information about LIRR Getaways and Travel Packages
For more information about this and other LIRR travel packages go to the MTA Long Island Rail Road website at, Customers may also contact LIRR's Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say “Long Island Rail Road,” when prompted. The deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.