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2016 OCA National Convention
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Forging Ahead: Legacy, Advocacy, Activism
Westin Jersey City Newport | Jersey City, New Jersey
July 21 - 24, 2016 
OCA is pleased to announce that the 2016 OCA Annual National Convention will be held at the Westin Jersey City Newport Hotel. Come and immerse yourself with the beautiful Ellis Island and the iconic Statue of Liberty.  

Located only minutes away from New York City, the Westin Hotel is surrounded by many sights, culture, and food that can be enjoyed. Come devour delicious pastries at the famous Carlo’s Bake Shop also known as TLC’s Cake Boss. Nearby is also the Newport Centre Mall that features over 130 shops and restaurants. And if you’re feeling adventures, the Statue of Liberty is only 4.7 miles away! 

Westin Jersey City Newport


479 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07310

Room Reservation Cutoff:
June 10, 2016

Room Reservation:
Reserve your room at the Westin Jersey City Newport Hotel by calling the Hotel directly at 201.626.2900 or accessing the link here: 

Cancellation Policy:

Any reservation must be cancelled at least 24 hour prior to arrival

Check-In/Out Time:

Check-in time is 3 PM; check-out time is 12 PM


Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)  
Travel Distance: 11 Miles 

Shuttles: SuperShuttle 800.258.3826 provides transportation to Newport and Jersey City. Times and prices are subject to change. Recommend booking your ride at least 24 hours in advance. 

Southwest Airlines is the official sponsor of the 2016 OCA National Convention. Please consider supporting our sponsors!

Taxi: Approximately $40 excluding tips/tolls   

PATH: $12 USD. Available 24 Hours with limited service after 11PM. Travel time: 40 minutes. 
  • Take the AirTrain to Newark Penn Station, where you'll catch a PATH train to Journal Square. Switch to the yellow line and disembark at the Newport, Jersey City stop. Visible from the station, the hotel is across the street and one block to the left. For additional information, visit  
LaGuardia Airport  
Travel Distance: 14 Miles

Taxi: Approximately $75. Available 24 Hours. Travel time is about 1-2 hours.   

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)  
Travel Distance: 23 Miles 

Taxi: Approximately $95 USD. Available 24 Hours. Travel time is about 1-2 hours.  


PATH SUBWAY  The hotel is a 5 minute walking distance from the PATH train’s Newport Station with lines that will take you into New York City and well as other parts of New Jersey. PATH offers services that will take people to lower Manhattan in only 8 minutes. Oneway fare ride is $2.75 USD and is open 24 hours.

RENTAL CARS  Although you can travel by foot or by subway, an alternative to explore the city yourself is by driving. Below are the closes rental car locations:  
  • Avis Rent A Car – 201.217.8209 
  • Hertz Car Rental – Hoboken: 201.653.6920 
  • Dollar Rent A Car – 201.459.0900  
  • Budget Car Rental – 201.792.2028 
Many entertainment spots are accessible on foot. Arrays of restaurants are only minutes away as well as the Newport Centre Mall that is adjacent to the hotel. Across the street from the hotel is the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway that can easily be enjoyed.   

New York Waterway runs ferries during rush hour between Newport and West 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan.  

For additional information in regards to transportation, contact the Westin at 201.626.2900



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