On Saturday, October 11th, Team SocialSign.in will hold its inaugural WiFi Weekend in New York City. The plan? We’re going to spend the whole day connected to WiFi, going from business to business around Manhattan from morning til’ night. It’ll help our Marketing Manager with his #NoDataNoProblem challenge, and more importantly, it’ll be really fun!
Consider it the first ever WiFi Crawl. Consider yourself invited to join us.
Below, you’ll see our planned itinerary and stops, each of which uses SocialSign.in for free, easy to use guest WiFi. You can follow along with our team or stop by at any point throughout the day based on the times listed below. For live updates and on-the-fly changes, follow @SocialSignIn on Twitter and check the #WiFiWeekend hashtag.
Back in our old office at 36 Cooper Square, we were always within walking distance of The Bean, which has three locations scattered in the East Village/Union Square area. You can find us at their 824 Broadway shop, conveniently located near the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R & L subway stop. If you don’t want to head that far downtown, Pushcart Coffee on 362 2nd Ave brews locally roasted ethically sourced beans that go along VERY well with the awesome muffins and cookies from their own private bakery, Maggie’s Kitchen.
Like all of the locations on our “WiFi Crawl”, they use SocialSign.in for fast, password-free WiFi access.
From The Bean, we’re going to walk straight up Broadway for 0.7 miles to the next stop on our WiFi Crawl:
Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.
It’s the original location of the growing burger empire created by Danny Meyer that opened on June 12, 2004, and it’s delicious. Free guest WiFi in the southern end of Madison Square Park is available using SocialSign.in, right near our lunch destination. It’s a great way to make your friends jealous of your lunch with a mobile upload…or just keep yourself distracted if the line is long.
Join us for a Shackburger, fries and milkshake outside before the weather gets too cold, or order a limited edition menu item from their Shacktoberfest promotion that ends on October 12th.
Hop on the Uptown 6 train, get off at 86th street and head to 1071 5th avenue, home to the Guggenheim Museum. Gothamist recently named it on of the best museums in NYC.
Go to marvel at the unique architectural style of the museum, built by Frank Lloyd Wright and considered his crowning achievement. Stay for the mix of contemporary and modern art, including works by Vincent Van Gogh, Vasily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
While you’re there, enjoy free WiFi on all 7 floors of the Museum, which you can use to download their new app. It serves as an interactive guide for their art, exhibits and is the perfect digital complement to a not-so-digital experience.
3:30PM-7PM) Downtown Bar Crawl
We’ll be hopping around some of our favorite sports bars in New York, taking in the Auburn vs. Mississippi State SEC showdown, as well as the TCU vs. Baylor Big 12 game. All 4 of these teams are undefeated and ranked in the top 10, but that will change by Sunday morning. Our destinations will include the Village Pourhouse, Sidebar + Little Town, Ainsworth Park and Royal.
Every bar we visit will have WiFi, so check the #WiFiWeekend hashtag to see where we’ll be.
Have you been to Pizza Vinoteca yet? Since opening in early 2014 on 15 Union Square W, it has made a splash in the area with unique grilled pizzas topped with fresh ingredients. They also have an extensive beer and wine list, as well as a dessert called Bombolini that people on Yelp are going crazy about. Pizza and beer go pretty well together, so we’ll be here at 7PM for dinner on Saturday night. The grilled pizza restaurant is equipped with iPads that not only serve as menus, but allow you to order your meal and learn more about the wine list. Of course, both floors (plenty of seating) are equipped with free WiFi, so upload your own personal pie to Instagram without hesitation. Read more about them in their Business Insider profile.
9PM-???) Final Stop
After dinner, we’re going to switch from the east side to the west side and keep things going at American Whiskey, just a few blocks away from the 34th street N, Q, R on 247 West 30th. It’s the official Georgia football bar of New York City, so hopefully they’ll be celebrating a Bulldogs win and spirits will be high. With three floors, 35+ televisions and one of the biggest whiskey selections in the city, it’s a great final destination for our inaugural WiFi crawl.
The map below will tell you where to find American Whiskey along with all the other stop on our Saturday. If you cant make it but want to follow along on Saturday as we upload pictures all over the place, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.
If you join us, remember to use the #WiFiWeekend and #NoDataNoProblem hashtags on your tweets.
BONUS) Sunday Brunch at The Hill
From 11am-4pm on Sunday, $30 means your choice of one entree, plus 2 hours of AYCD mimosas, bloody marys or screw drivers. Throw in NFL Sunday Ticket , free WiFi and 30+ televisions and you’ve got yourself the makings of a Sunday Funday. We may not be there, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go and enjoy yourself.