SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All event dates/times subject to change

EVENT COLOR CODES

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
CREW & CREW FAMILIES
LITTLE ROCK ASSOCIATION
BY INVITATION

Ship’s Arrival – UPDATED

Monday, December 4, 2017

Expected – 8:30am – 9:00am

Canalside Buffalo
44 Prime St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

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Official Welcome Press Conference

Monday, December 4, 2017

3:30pm – 4:10pm

Canalside Buffalo
44 Prime St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

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Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony

Thursday, December 7, 2017

10:00am – 11:00am

Buffalo Naval Park – Veteran’s Hall of Honor
1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202

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Visits to VA Medical Centers in Batavia & Buffalo

Saturday, December 9, 2017

9:00am – 2:30pm

VAMC Batavia
222 Richmond Ave, Batavia, NY 14020

VAMC Buffalo
3495 Bailey Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215

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Army-Navy Game Watch Party

Saturday, December 9, 2017

2:00pm – 6:00pm

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St, Buffalo, NY 14203

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Special Worship Service

Sunday, December 10, 2017

TBD

TBD

Buffalo Bills Home Game vs Indianapolis Colts

Sunday, December 10, 2017

10:00am – 6:00pm

New Era Field
1 Bills Dr, Orchard Park, NY 14127

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Gold Star Families Luncheon

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Katharine Pratt Horton Buffalo Chapter House
477 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202

Military Guests – Dress Blue
Civilian Guests – Business/Semi-formal

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Buffalo Harbor Museum Reception

Monday, December 11, 2017

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Buffalo Harbor Museum (Formerly the Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society)
66 Erie St, Buffalo, NY 14202
Parking available behind the Museum

Military Guests – Service Dress Blue
Civilian Guests – Business/Semi-formal

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Buffalo Sabres Home Game vs Ottawa Senators

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

6:00pm – 11:00pm

Key Bank Center
Knox III Plaza, 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203

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Crew Welcome Party

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
76 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Military Guests – Commanding Officer’s Discretion
Civilian Guests – Business Casual

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Media Day

Thursday, December 14, 2017

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Canalside
44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202

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Little Rock Association Welcome Reception

Thursday, December 14, 2017

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Adam’s Mark Hotel
120 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202

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Enlistment Ceremonies

Thursday, December 14, 2017

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Canalside
44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202

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Commanding Officer’s Reception

Thursday, December 14, 2017

7:00pm – 9:30pm – Reception

Hotel @ The Lafayette
391 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203

Military Guests – Service Dress Blue
Civilian Guests – Business Casual

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USS Little Rock Association Annual Memorial Service

Friday, December 15, 2017

10:00am

Buffalo Naval Park – Veteran’s Hall of Honor
1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202

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Sponsor’s Luncheon

Friday, December 15, 2017

11:30pm – 02:00pm

Canalside
44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202

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City of Little Rock Reception

Friday, December 15, 2017

5:30pm – City of Little Rock VIP Reception

6:30pm – 11:00pm – Chairman’s Reception

Hyatt Regency Buffalo
2 Fountain Plz, Buffalo, NY 14202

Valet parking available

Military Guests – Service Dress Blue
Civilian Guests – Business/Formal

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Chairman’s Reception

Friday, December 15, 2017

6:30pm – 11:00pm

Hyatt Regency Buffalo
2 Fountain Plz, Buffalo, NY 14202

Valet parking available

Military Guests – Service Dress Blue

Civilian Guests – Business/Formal

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Platform Briefing Breakfast

Saturday, December 16, 2017

9:00am – 10:30am

Lexus Club – KeyBank Center
Knox III Plaza, 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203

Enter main doors of KeyBank Center on Main Street.
Attendees must have their ticket to the Commissioning Ceremony

Military Platform Guests – Full Dress Blue with Medals/No swords
Military Guests – Dress Blue
Civilian Guests – Business

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Commissioning Ceremony

Saturday, December 16, 2017

11:00am – 12:30pm

Canalside
44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202

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Post-Commissioning Reception

Saturday, December 16, 2017

12:30pm – 3:30pm

Canalside
44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202

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Special Worship Service

Sunday, December 17, 2017

3:00pm

St. Paul’s Cathedral
139 Pearl St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

Military Guests – Service Dress Blue
Civilian Guests – Business Casual

Little Rock Association Buffet Breakfast

Sunday, December 17, 2017

7:00am – 10:00am

Adams Mark Hotel ($20/person – tickets to be sold at hospitality suite from Thursday, December 14th)
120 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202

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Sail-Away Brunch

Sunday, December 17, 2017

8:00am – 10:30am

Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER
95 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203

Parking available in Marriott HARBORCENTER Ramp.
Enter from parking ramp or from nearest door on Main St.

Military Guests – Service Dress Blue
Civilian Guests – Business Casual

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TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT
ITA SHUTTLE

716-633-8294 “Airport Taxi” – $21.00 each way

TAXI

Approximately $35 to downtown hotels

NFTA

Airport to downtown express shuttle – weekdays, every 30 minutes during peak drive time, non-stop between airport and Buffalo business district, first stop Hyatt Regency Buffalo – $2.50 one-way

UBER & LYFT

Approximately $20