Have Fun for a Cause at BookExpo America in NYC

Fun Events on BEA Saturday - Visit City Landmarks; Donate to Good Causes
Saturday, May 4
NAIBA Cruise
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Co-hosted by New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) and American Booksellers Association Sponsored by New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, Baker & Taylor, McGraw Hill/Osborne, American Booksellers Association, Ingram, BookExpo America, CMAC Bus Company, American Wholesale Booksellers Association, Northern California Booksellers Association, Southern California Booksellers Association, Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association. Join an exclusive BEA cruise on famed NYC Circle Line boat around lower Manhattan. Network with friends and colleagues and take a moment to remember the September 11th tragedy when we pass the site. Admission for the cruise is $10 per person, with all admission fees being donated to schools and libraries in downtown Manhattan for book purchases. Food and refreshments are available for purchase and can be bought on board. Shuttle buses will run from Jacob K. Javits Center to the pier and will return participants to Times Square at the conclusion of cruise.

Admission: $10 per person (SE6)

Saturday, May 4
BookSense.com Kentucky Derby Party
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Room - To Be Determined

BookSense.com invites you for Mint Juleps, snacks and friendly wagers as we celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports! All convention attendees are invited to watch the 2002 running of the Kentucky Derby - live from Churchill Downs. First come, first served!

Admission: Open to all BEA attendees

Saturday, May 4
Return of the Rock Bottom Remainders
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Webster Hall; 125 East 11th Street, between 3rd and 4th
Avenues; New York City

Following last year's sold-out benefit starring Wynton Marsalis, the Book Industry Foundation will host the return of the book industry's favorite band, the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose stars include Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Roy Blount Jr., Kathi Goldmark, Greg Iles, Barbara Kingsolver, James McBride, Ridley Pearson, Amy Tan and Scott Turow. Standing room only crowds danced to the music of the Remainders at the American Booksellers Conventions in Los Angeles, Miami, and Anaheim back in the 90's! This year, the Remainders will rock historic Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in Greenwich Village. Built in 1886, Webster Hall was the scene of the famous costumed balls that raised money for progressive causes advocated by Emma Goldman, Marcel DuChamp and Margaret Sanger. Eugene O'Neil described it as "the jewel of the village." All proceeds will benefit the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the Association of American Publishers' Get Caught Reading literacy campaign.

Admission: $25 per person; $45 for two (bring a colleague!); $100 for five (entertain your friends!) (SE7)