Circle of Sisters is sponsored by WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM. WBLS (107.5 FM) is the premiere African American Station in the New York area. Some of its top-rated shows include The Steve Harvey Morning Show. WLIB (1190 AM) is the powerhouse 24-hour Gospel, Praise, and Inspiration station, featuring on-air talent that includes Yolanda Adams, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, James Fortune and Morgan Dukes. Circle of Sisters hosts a variety of speakers, authors, seminars, inspirational services, R&B and gospels concert in addition to the more than 200 vendors and companies selling unique items and services. HOT 97 is the destination for the best Hip Hop and R&B with legendary hip hop pioneer personalities like Funk Master Flex, DJ Enuff, Ebro in the Mornings and more!
The Circle of Sisters Expo takes place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Saturday October 17th 10am to 10pm and Sunday October 18th 10am to 7pm. The Javits Center is located on 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets.
There are many parking garages throughout the Javits Center vicinity. Please see our Parking Information Page for locations and phone numbers of convenient parking near the Javits Center. From the North (Westchester, Connecticut, Massachusetts)
Saw Mill River Parkway/Henry Hudson Parkway/Route 9A
New York State Thruway/Major Deegan Expressway/Route 87:
From the South (New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Etc.)
George Washington Bridge to Parkway South– 9A.
At 42nd Street, turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
From Queens and Long Island/Queens-Midtown Tunnel:
Queensboro/59th Street Bridge:
From Staten Island:
Trains The following trains stop at 34th Street/Penn Station:
The following trains stop at 42nd Street/Times Square (Broadway):
For further information, call MTA Travel Info: 718.330.1234 Ferry The NY Waterway operates a ferry from Weehawken, NJ. In just 4 minutes the ferry takes you across the Hudson River to 39th Street and 12th Avenue, just one block from the Javits Center. Just park at the convenient lot adjacent to the ferry terminal and take a ferry which leaves every 10 – 15 minutes during peak hours.
Call 1-800-53-FERRY for schedule and information.
There is some street parking near the Javits Center, most of which is available only on Sunday. There are a variety of lots open, ranging from 24-hour, 7-day a week, to more limited service.
Please visit our Parking Information page, provided by NYCgo, the Official Guide to NYC!
Yes, any portion of the site that deals with the purchase of tickets or acquisition of information is secure.
Tickets to the Expo at Jacob Javits Center on both days are $10.00 before the event and $15.00 at the door. Tickets to the R&B Live Concert at Madison Square Garden range from $39.99 and up.
Online, we accept credit and debit cards. At the door, we accept cash, credit and debit cards.
Yes, we will not be able to print tickets for you. You must bring your tickets with you or you will not be admitted to the Circle of Sisters.
If you would prefer to buy your tickets off-line, please come down to the WBLS/HOT 97/WLIB studios located at 395 Hudson Street 7th Floor New Y0rk, NY 10014 floor to purchase your tickets in person.
Circle of Sisters tickets are non-refundable.
Certainly! Children are welcome at the Circle of Sisters Expo. Each year, we feature a children’s pavilion, which features readings by top children’s book authors. There will be vendors selling products that will appeal to children and their parents. And we also encourage families to bring their children to Dr. Hezekiah Walker’s church service at the Circle of Sisters on Sunday. Children under 10 years of age are FREE!
Absolutely; however, please note that the Circle of Sisters staff and their security departments reserve the right to search large bags.
Yes, coat-check will be mandatory at the Circle of Sisters Expo 2015.
There will be an array of quick-serve dining options available at the Javits Center.
Yes you will be able to re-enter, however you will have to have a hand stamp to do so. Without the stamp there will be no re-entry.
We do accept volunteers on an as-needed basis. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2015 Circle of Sisters, please call 212.447.1000 and ask to speak with Jessica Toribio in the Promotions Department.
Circle of Sisters is produced by WBLS-FM, WQHT-FM and WLIB-AM of Emmis Communications Corp.
The press application processes for Circle of Sisters Expo and R&B Concert has closed; we are no longer accepting requests. If your credentials can be accommodated, you will receive additional information by Thursday, October 2, 2015. Thank you!
For group discounts for parties of 25 or more, please contact Detail Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-600-5929