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Inauguration Overview

Directions and Travel

All attendees will check in at The Darrow School, at registration on the first floor of the Dairy Barn building.

The Darrow School
Darrow occupies the site and buildings of the original Shaker village located on Mount Lebanon at the far western edge of the Berkshires in New Lebanon, New York. The School road, marked by Darrow’s sign, turns off Route 20, seven miles west of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and 26 miles east of Albany, New York. A major airport is conveniently located in Albany. Darrow is 150 miles north of New York City and 150 miles west of Boston.

Directions to Darrow School

From the North:

Take Interstate 87 South (Northway) to Interstate 90 East through Albany. Get off at Exit 11E, and take Rt. 20 East toward Pittsfield, MA. After passing through the town of New Lebanon, continue on Rt. 20 East for approximately one mile, to the Darrow School sign on the right.

From the South/NYC/NJ/Eastern PA:

Option #1

Take Interstate 87 North (New York Thruway) to Interstate 90 East (Berkshire connector). Get off at Exit B3, which is Rt. 22 North.
Proceed on Rt. 22 North until you reach the intersection of Routes 22 and 20. Turn right onto Rt. 20 and take Rt. 20 East toward Pittsfield, MA. Continue on Rt. 20 East for approximately one mile to the Darrow School sign on the right. Turn right onto Darrow

Option #2

Leave the New York Thruway at the Interstate 84 Exit and proceed east on Interstate 84. After approximately 17 miles, exit onto the Taconic Parkway North and proceed 65 miles to the exit for Rt. 295 East. Go 8 miles east on Rt. 295 to the traffic light which is the intersection of Routes 295 and 22. Turn left onto Rt. 22 North. At this point, follow the directions for Rt. 22 above.

From the East:

Option #1:

Take Interstate 90 West (Massachusetts Turnpike). Get off at Exit B3 and take Rt. 22 North. At this point, follow the directions for Route 22 above.

Option #2

Take Interstate 84 West to the Taconic Parkway. Proceed North on the Taconic Parkway and get off at the exit for Rt. 295 East. Go 8 miles east on Rt. 295 to the traffic light which is the intersection of Routes 295 and 22. Turn left onto Rt. 22 North and follow the directions for Rt. 22 above.

From the West:

Take Interstate 90 East. Get off at Exit 11E and take Rt. 20 East toward Pittsfield, MA. After passing through the town of New Lebanon, continue on Rt. 20 East for approximately one mile, to the Darrow School sign on the right. Turn right onto Darrow Road and proceed to the

By Air

If you plan to arrive via air, please arrange to fly into Albany International Airport.

Shuttle service is available, coordinated by Khalid Triebe. Please see information and rates below.

By Train

If you plan to arrive via train, there is commuter train service from New York City’s Grand Central Station to Wassaic, which then includes a 1 hour and 15 minute drive from the station to Darrow.

There are also train stations in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (20 minutes away) and Albany, New York (45 minutes away).

Shuttle service is available, coordinated by Khalid Triebe. Please see information and rates below.

By Bus

If you plan to arrive via bus, there is Greyhound Bus Service to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and Albany, New York. 

Shuttle service is available, coordinated by Khalid Triebe. Please see information and rates below.

Shuttle Service

To arrange for Shuttle Service, please contact Khalid Triebe at , or via his cell, 518-470-0017.

Airport Rates

$50 per person, each way, for one traveler.
$30 per person, each way, for two travelers.
$25 per person, each way, for three or more travelers.

Train & Bus Rates from Albany

$35 per person, each way, for one traveler.
$25 per person, each way, for two travelers.
$20 per person, each way, for three or more travelers.

Train & Bus Rates from Pittsfield

$15 per person, each way, flat rate.