Convention Agenda

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Extra Day Convention begins!

International Attendee Reception

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

The Society’s Members who are traveling from countries outside of the US are welcome to join Queen Lady Bug, Debra Granich for a special gathering and official photo session. At this event, we’ll spend time getting to know one another and sharing what is happening for the RHS in those countries present.

Dress: RHS Regalia for the photo shoot

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.

Spirit of New York Cruise

For Extra Day Attendees Only!

10:30 AM- 3:00 PM

Join your Sisters as you are whisked away on a two hour New York City harbor cruise experience like no other. Your dream cruise will begin at the famous, Chelsea Piers where you’ll board your boat which boasts multi-level climate-controlled interior dining rooms with breathtaking panoramic views of the New York City skyline including the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges and the Statue of Liberty. A large outdoor observation deck, great food, and live entertainment create an unforgettable experience.

Entertainment: The Red Hat Society will enjoy a professional entertainment DJ playing a variety of music sure to get you up dancing with your Sisters.

Dress: RHS Warm Regalia

Food: Lunch Buffet, includes dessert, hot coffee, tea, iced tea and water. Cash bar is also available.

Shop Like A VIP

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Arriving early to the convention? Join the Hatquarters team, our Gutsy Gals, First Timers and other early birds at this private shopping experience. You will feel like a VIP as you shop the best our Hat District vendors have to offer. Join us at the Hat District stage as we introduce every Gutsy Gal (those who had the “guts” to come all by themselves) and our first timers and give them a Red (and Pink) Hat welcome to the Big Apple.

Free Time to Explore NYC’s Best In Eats, Treats and Theatre Offerings

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Many of the attendees who signed up for the Fiddler on the Roof experience will now be heading to see On Your Feet at a theatre found within our host hotel. If you are interested in seeing this show, we encourage you to visit for ticketing information.

RHS Studio 54 After Party

9:00PM – 11:00PM

After parties happen in New York City every single night! Famous actors and actresses, well known fashion designers and New York’s socialites converge on the hottest nightclubs and venues only to dance and mingle. Why shouldn’t we have a lavish after party? After all, we are a star studded group ourselves! Join us for a Studio 54 themed after party complete with a DJ and dancing!


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration Open for Extra Day & Main Convention attendees

"Meeting hatters from overseas is one of the best parts of the convention."

This agenda is subject to change.