Also, as you can see by the map detail to the left, the venues for the Conference are huddled comfortably around a yard/lawn with Nott Memorial at its center.
If you have room for a foldable umbrella, packing it might be prudent, and make you popular with haijin friends.
STOCKADE GINKO - Rain or Shine update: At this point, Friday seems to be the only day when the weather might disrupt outdoor activity. However, should the weather be too inclement for a leisurely stroll through the Historic Stockade at the end of the afternoon on Friday, we're pleased to say that the Union Trolley will take us for a slow, riding-ginko tour of the Stockade, with commentary by me, David Giacalone, that may be occasionally senryu-inducing.
Learn more about the Stockade, with lots of fall photos, here. And click here to see its Riverside Park (along the Mohawk River) in autumn.
Note: Arthur's does not have a liquor license, but diners may bring wine or beer. I plan to bring a small supply of "homestyle", upstate New York, Italian red table wine to share.