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Registration Still Open for ICPF’s Holiday Weekend in New York

By AICC Staff

September 13, 2023

Please join us for the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation’s (ICPF’s) Holiday Weekend in New York City event, December 8–10.

Support ICPF’s educational programs and initiatives while enjoying New York’s holiday season. The event will begin with a Friday evening reception, sponsored by Pratt Industries. ICPF guests will then attend a Saturday matinee of A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, sponsored by BW Papersystems. Below is an excerpt about the musical:

“The story of the legendary Neil Diamond comes to life onstage in an uplifting new musical featuring all his hit songs, including ‘Sweet Caroline,’ ‘America,’ and ‘Cracklin’ Rosie.’ From those exhilarating early days in New York to the sold-out spectacles that defined his career, A Beautiful Noise explores the life of a rock icon through the music that made him ‘a national treasure.’”

On Saturday evening, participants will attend a reception and dinner sponsored by Bobst North America at Keens Steakhouse. Keens Steakhouse owns the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world. The tradition of checking one’s pipe at the inn had its origins in 17th-century England, where travelers kept their clay pipes at their favorite inn. Keens’ pipe tradition began in the early 20th century. The hard clay churchwarden pipes were brought from the Netherlands, and as many as 50,000 were ordered every three years. A pipe warden registered and stored the pipes, while pipe boys returned the pipes from storage to the patrons. The membership roster of the pipe club contained over 90,000 names, including those of Teddy Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Will Rogers, Billy Rose, Grace Moore, Albert Einstein, George M. Cohan, and J.P. Morgan.

Additional weekend sponsors include Green Bay Packaging and Hood Container Corp.

ICPF is also excited to announce a new hotel partnership for the event, Refinery Hotel, two blocks from Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan’s Garment District. This luxury hotel’s stylish loft rooms, acclaimed Parker & Quinn restaurant, and trendsetting Refinery Rooftop bar create a fashionable refuge for locals and cultured visitors in New York. Drawing inspiration from its history as a hat factory, each of the 197 rooms at Refinery Hotel features industrial details such as 12-foot ceilings, large windows, and distressed hardwood floors. ICPF has reserved studio king rooms ($649) and suite Atelier Executive rooms ($799) for the event. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of participants.

Space is limited to a first-come, first served basis. Click here for additional information and to register.