SUBWAY: Take the "E" or C subway train to 23rd Street. Use the 25th Street exit and walk 1 block to West 26th. Venue located between 8th Ave and 7th Avenue. (There is a coffee shop and Duane Reade at the corner). Walk down West 26th street and look for the "open" main entrance door with Paddles/ Encore printed on it. (Main entrance door is located under the blue "West Chelsea Veterinary" awning; across the street from a a huge parking garage). Walk down the hall, take the stairs down to the 5,000 square foot basement play space and see the venue cashier. (There are several tenants in building 250 W 26th Street. Do not go to the glass entrance doors for the apartment units by mistake. There is no apartment/ unit number for the basement play space). PARKING: Free parking is available along W 26th Street after 6pm. Make sure to read parking signs carefully to avoid a ticket.
RAINBOW LOFT - QUEENS, NEW YORK:
SUBWAY: Take the Queens bound E express train to Queens Plaza; transfer to the R/M train and go one stop to 36th Street. (If traveling from Manhattan sit in the front car to be closer to the the R/M train's 36th Street exit). Use the 36th Street ext to exit the station. (There will be a Silver Star Motors dealership across the street). Walk in the direction of the large SIGNS awning and 7-11 store and enter glass entrance doors with numbers 35-06 - 35-12 on the door, take stairs to 2nd level and enter 1st door on your right. (Venue is in building 35-12 and above the Home Tile Center business)
- R/M TRAIN: You can take the R/M local train directly to 36th Street
- N/ Q TRAINS: If there are construction delays you can take the N/Q train one stop pass Queensboro bridge to 39th Avenue and walk 2 blocks over to Northern Blvd.
TAXI/ UBER: Make sure to tell the driver to take you to 35th Street and Northern Blvd in Long Island City/ Queens 11101. (Venue is on the edge of Long Island City and Astoria so make sure the driver takes you to the right location. You will see the Home Tile Center business, Use 35-02 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101 when requesting an UBER or mapping your trip to Queens. The Rainbow venue is on the 2nd floor above the Home Tile business.
DRIVING: Use the lower level of the 59 Street bridge so you can exit properly.
PARKING: Free parking is available along Northern Blvd and side streets after 6pm. Make sure to read parking signs carefully to avoid a ticket.
NEW YORK SUBWAY TRIP PLANNER:
Use this MTA Subway Trip Planner link to map your trip to either venue from your present location: http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/results.aspx