General Information: Food, Drink, Services, Things to Do


We’ll be serving bagels with registration, and we’ll have tea, coffee, water, and juice all day  in Martin 105. A complimentary lunch will be served in the Falcon’s Nest (straight 100 yards and a then hard left out of the front door of Martin Hall), and there will be a wine and cheese reception after the conference, on the first floor of “The Castle” (changed from Martin 105). Dinner is on your own, as is breakfast if you want a heavier one than the one we’re serving. If you have specific dietary restrictions, please email Irfan Khawaja ( as soon as possible.

Here’s a single handy link  for restaurant information, with our Rutherford campus located on the map. The listed restaurants are all on or around Park Ave, about half a mile from campus, an easy walk through a pleasant neighborhood. Click the map once, and it’ll zoom out enough to show Felician’s Rutherford campus.

Directions: If you travel east on W. Passaic Ave for about half a mile (i.e., up the hill), you’ll come to Park Ave., landmarked by a traffic circle, war monument, and public library. I’ll call this “the Passaic/Park intersection.” To get to downtown Rutherford, take a left at the Passaic/Park intersection, and you’ll come upon all of the restaurants listed in the link, except for Cafe Matisse and Daruma, which are a right turn from Passaic/Park. There are also lots of Chinese take-out places in the same vicinity, a Dunkin Donuts, a Dairy Queen, as well as fast food places, liquor stores of various types, newsstands, etc. For bars, keep walking past the rail station into East Rutherford; there are several bars on the proverbial “other side of the tracks.”


1. There are gas stations, a Rite Aid, and mini-mart type grocery stores along Park Ave. (take a right from the Passaic/Park intersection).

2. There is a UPS Store at 1 Orient Way (photocopying, Internet access, etc.; 201-939-5200), just across the street from the Rutherford rail station (a left from the Park/Passaic intersection). It is not certain that we will have access to a photocopier or to the Internet in Martin Hall, where the conference will take place (we’re working on it). You will be able to give Power Point demonstrations, etc. If you’re making handouts for a given session, I’d make about 20. (The plenary speaker is an obvious exception to this.)


Fine dining and great philosophy aside, there is, to be entirely candid, not that much to do in the fair borough of Rutherford, New Jersey (“The Borough of Trees”). One of the more popular activities is leaving Rutherford for nearby New York City. For that activity, consult the “Travel” tab.

We would be shortchanging Rutherford, however, if we didn’t mention the Williams Center for the Arts, named after Rutherford resident William Carlos Williams.

Here’s a link of things to do in and around Rutherford.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Irfan Khawaja ( We’re looking forward to seeing you all here!


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