Convention Agenda

Friday, February 17, 2017

Main Convention begins!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

The 1961 hit film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starred not only Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, but the city of New York! The RHS couldn’t dream of having a breakfast in New York City without paying tribute to the iconic film! We hope you’ll dress in your ‘Holly Golightly inspired gowns’ as we window shop our very own version of the Tiffany storefront. Let’s give the Fashion industry something to talk about during Fashion Week!

Dress: Holly Golightly inspired RHS gowns or RHS regalia

Food: Plated Breakfast

Broadway Bucket List Experience


Join the RHS Glee Club, the RHS’s Hatquaters team and other convention attendees as we step outside of our host hotel onto the world famous, Broadway Boulevard, to fulfill a lifelong dream of “performing on Broadway!” We’ll line the street and sing Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York for thousands of onlookers in Times Square! Don’t miss this opportunity to be able to factually share with friends and family back home, “Yes, I performed on Broadway!” Not familiar with the song or its lyrics? Click here to watch the video, learn the lyrics and practice for your big moment!

Pinkie Party!

Location: The Hat District

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you a Member of the RHS under the age of 50? We want to spoil you a bit with a semi-private party in the Hat District! Enjoy a private party and shopping experience from 10:30 AM to 11 AM and join the Hatquarters team as we open the Hat District together (just like the NY City Stock Exchange!)

10:30 AM - 11 AM: Private Party

11 AM: Pinkie’s Opening Bell Ceremony for Hat District

11 AM - 11:30 AM: Meet and Greet with other Sisters shopping in the Hat District

An official Pinkie photo will be taken at the gathering.

The Ride

Optional Tour

Tour leaves at 10:00 AM

Cost: $54

THE RIDE is the critically and virally acclaimed attraction that uses New York City and its iconic landmarks as the backdrop for a theatrical event that blurs the boundary between tour and performance. THE RIDE’s patented traveling theatres are designed with coliseum seating and floor-to-ceiling glass windows truly making the streets the stage. Immediately after departure, guests won’t be able to tell where the New York City streets begin and the show ends!

THE RIDE’s custom, multi-million dollar motor coaches come equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual technology, including 40 plasma TV screens and over 3000 LED lights. Enjoy our hilarious hosts trained in improvisation so that each performance is fresh depending on what’s happening on the street that day. You will delight in pop-up presentations along the 4.2-mile route through Midtown and Times Square by The Ride’s talented ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, and instrumentalists. THE RIDE is one of the best ways to tour New York on a budget and whether you’re new to the city or a long-time native, you’ll find New York City eternally fresh aboard THE RIDE.

Find Your Heritage Tour

Optional Tour

This 5-hour tour leaves at 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM

Cost: $95

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

Board the temperature controlled bus to our boat cruise drop off point. Take a boat cruise past Lady Liberty as you make your way to Ellis Island.

Once at Ellis Island, you will have the option to explore on your own, take an audio tour or continue with the designated tour guide. Learn about those who traveled here so many years ago as immigrants in search of the American dream. You will have the opportunity to grab a quick lunch at the café before cruising back to Manhattan.

Dress: Warm regalia with comfortable shoes

Tribute to Heroes Tour

Optional Tour

This 4.5-hour tour leaves at 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM

Cost: $92

Join your Sisters aboard a temperature controlled bus as we make our way to the 9/11 Memorial and the One World Observatory. On this guided tour, we will honor the brave first responders who risked their lives to help others on the tragic day of September 11, 2001. You’ll hear personal accounts from native New Yorkers and first responders who will tell the stories of their own experience; and walk by the footprints of the Twin Towers to view the names of those that were lost. You’ll be inspired and see forever from the 102nd floor of the One World Observatory. Here, you will get breathtaking 360 degree views of Manhattan from the tallest building in North America!

Dress: Warm regalia with comfortable shoes

Sexy in the City Tour

Optional Tour

This 4.5-hour tour leaves at 10:30 AM

Cost: $96

On this temperature controlled bus tour with minimal walking, get “Carried” away on this Sexy in the City Tour. You will follow in the footsteps of Carrie Bradshaw & company as we take you around New York City locations where the ladies drank, shopped, gossiped and so much more!

End the day the same way as the ladies of Sex in the City, with a Cosmo, of course! You’ll stop in at O’Nieal’s (also known as Scout in the show) for a Cosmopolitan and photo opportunity. Be ready to share your social media ready photo with your Sisters.

Dress: Warm regalia with comfortable shoes

Moonstruck Tour

Optional Tour

This 4-hour tour leaves at 11:00 AM

Cost: $90

You’ll feel like Loretta (from the hit film, Moonstruck) when Ronny took her to the Opera! Explore Lincoln Center with a once in a lifetime behind the scenes experience featuring: The Metropolitan Opera, David Geffen Hall, and David H. Koch Theatre, home of the New York City Ballet. You will walk onstage in one of the performance halls, interact with props and costumes from past performances and take home a souvenir to remember your Moonstruck experience.

Dress: Walking tour, so wear warm regalia with comfortable shoes

New York City Highlights Tour

Optional Tour

This 4-hour tour leaves at 12:00 PM

Cost: $75

First time to the Big Apple? Hop aboard this temperature controlled bus tour that was created just for you! You’ll get an overview of the city that never sleeps on this four hour highlights tour. Your tour guide will point out iconic New York City signs as well as provide fascinating stories behind each landmark and neighborhood. Some of the sights you will see are the building King Kong climbed (aka the Empire State Building), where Audrey Hepburn ate breakfast (aka Tiffany & Co, 5th Ave.), the building where Yoko Ono resides (The Dakota,) and you may even see the corner where Marilyn Monroe got her skirt blown up!

Dress: Warm regalia with comfortable shoes

Tenements, Tales & Treats Tour

Optional Tour

This 4-hour tour leaves at 12:00 PM

Cost: $75

“New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world.” – Alistair Cooke

Hop aboard the temperature controlled bus with a licensed NYC Tour Guide and explore the “mini” neighborhoods where a diverse blend of cultures and ethnicities reside side by side. You’ll hear stories of how these immigrants settled into these neighborhoods, learn about the architecture, as well as taste authentic foods from each. Areas you’ll visit include: Chinatown, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Grenwich Village and Soho.

Dress: Warm regalia with comfortable shoes

Theatres of New York

Optional Tour

1:00 PM

Cost: $75

Walk the streets of The Great White Way with a Broadway Insider! Learn the difference between Broadway, Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway houses, and how it all happens behind the scene. Take a behind the scenes tour of Disney Theatrical Production’s, The New Amsterdam Theater. Experience their exclusive prop room and play with props and costumes from Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid and other hit shows!

Dress: RHS Warm Regalia with comfortable shoes

Ambassador Gathering

By Invitation Only

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Society is so thankful and appreciative of the women who make up the Official Ambassador Program for The Red Hat Society. From their passion to their dedication, the Society wants to spend some time recognizing all they have done. This gathering will include acknowledgements, a “State of the Ambassador-ship”, and time to share with one another what is happening in their local area.

An official RHS Ambassador photo will be taken at the gathering.

Dress: If attending this evening’s Broadway show, RHS recommends being dressed for the evening.

Enjoy dinner on your own and explore the City.

Broadway or Bust Night

Theatre Night On Your Own!

New York City is known for spectacular live theatre performances. Since we’re in the City, we thought this night would be the perfect opportunity for you to indulge in the show of your choice. We hope you’ll grab your Sisters and choose a show that excites you. Click here to see what’s playing in New York.

RHS Dance Party

Join us for a late night dance party!

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Our DJ will be spinning some of your favorite dance songs giving you the opportunity to show off your best moves!


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration/Information desk open

Hat District Open

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

"My heartfelt thanks ... I have never ever had a bad time - you allow me to go to cities I wouldn't have gone to before. You provide outstanding experiences from the shows to the entertainment to the extra day or tours experiences ... you make me happy to see the smiles on the faces of my red hat sisters ... please know you at Hatquarters mean the world to all of us!"

This agenda is subject to change.