TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
The second annual Design for Freedom Summit will be on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 from 9 am to 6 pm at Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT. Join us as we explore the ways in which we can work towards eliminating forced labor in the built environment.
*Please note, in the event that our parking lot is full, our check-in booth will direct you to off-site parking. Our off-site parking is a short, five-minute drive located at Oakridge Commons, 260 Smith Ridge Road in Lewisboro, NY. A shuttle from Oakridge Commons will run continuously from 8am – 10:30 am.
Please park on the lefthand side of the shopping center, near the Veterinary Office, and board the shuttle to Grace Farms.
We are serviced by the Metro-North New Haven Line with direct lines to the New Canaan and Stamford stations. For accurate timetables, view MTA schedules.
The Stamford Station is also a major hub to Amtrak.
From Stamford Train Station
The pick-up location is directly across from the southbound platform (side closest to the highway). Please allow plenty of time to locate the shuttle.
From Grand Central, please take one of the following Metro North Trains:
7:04am with arrival in Stamford at 7:04am
7:30am with arrival in Stamford at 8:24am
7:35am with arrival in Stamford at 8:43am
From New Haven, please take one of the following trains:
7:14am with arrival in Stamford at 8:20am
7:24am with arrival in Stamford at 8:21am
7:42am with arrival in Stamford at 8:49am
7:52am with arrival in Stamford at 8:40am
From EVEN Hotel Shuttle
The shuttle will depart from the front of the hotel, and make a stop at the New Canaan Train Station prior to arriving at Grace Farms.
From New Canaan Train Station
The shuttle will depart from the station house.
Return Travel to Stamford Train Station, Downtown New Canaan, New Canaan Train Station and EVEN Hotel will run at the following times.
To Downtown New Canaan, New Canaan Train Station & EVEN Hotel
The shuttle will depart from the West Barn Welcome Center on a loop starting at 4:45pm. The shuttle will first stop at the New Canaan Train Station, with the final destination being EVEN Hotel.
Please note that there is gap of New Canaan train service from 5:17pm to 7:24pm, and guests arriving in Downtown New Canaan can enjoy restaurants and shopping experiences prior to their train departure.
To Stamford Train Station
Shuttles will depart Grace Farms’ Welcome Center at 5:10pm, 6:10pm, 7:10pm and 8:10pm.
To Oakridge Commons
Shuttles will run continuously from 4:30pm to 8:30pm to Oakridge Commons.
By Taxi/Ride Share:
Grace Farms is accessible by local taxi and ride sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft. Taxis are available at the New Canaan Train Station.
Norwalk Taxi (203) 855-1764
Stamford Taxi (203) 325 – 2611
- New Canaan (203) 966-6866
- Norwalk (203) 849-0033
See below for a table of local airports and travel times.
|Airport Name and Location||Driving Distance to Grace Farms|
|Westchester County Airport,|
White Plains, NY (HPN)
|20 miles; 35-45 minutes|
Queens, NY (LGA)
|48 miles; 1.5 hours|
Queens, NY (JFK)
|52 miles; 1.5 to 2 hours|
|Bradley International Airport,|
Windsor Locks, CT (North of Hartford, CT) (BDL)
|88 miles; 1.5 to 2 hours|
Grace Farms has secured a room block at the EVEN Hotel in Norwalk, CT for Wednesday, March 29th and Thursday, March 30th. The EVEN Hotel is within a 20-minute drive to Grace Farms and easily accessible by the Merritt Parkway and I-95. Please make all hotel arrangements by Monday, March 20th.
EVEN Hotel (an IHG Hotel)
426 Main Avenue, Route 7
Norwalk, CT 06851
King bed or two double beds: $139.00 plus tax/per night
- Complimentary parking
- Complimentary WiFi
- Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to check-in
- No advance deposit required
- Complimentary shuttle service provided by Grace Farms to/from the hotel at scheduled times in the morning and evening on Thursday, March 30th. Shuttle details above.
To book your room:
Reservations Line: (888) 939-3177
Reference Group Block Code: GFA
Or you can book the hotel online.