Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the NERFA 2022 Frequently Asked Questions page! Here you’ll find helpful information regarding lodging, programming, performances, and more! Information will be updated as conference programming is finalized.

Food & Lodging

How can I book my hotel and get the reduced group rate at the Holiday Inn by the Bay?

 

What are my dining options while at the conference?

NERFA is excited to reintroduce group meal options that are available to order through the registration link. introduce a new dining structure for conference attendees, offering flexibility and personal choice. This year, we’re partnering with adjoining restaurants to provide fixed menu pricing for group meals, ensuring everyone can enjoy meals that suit their individual needs.

On-site dining options include the Gastropub and Pizzeria, while a list of nearby establishments can be found here. We’ll update this list with new restaurants and potential discounts as the conference date approaches.

Additionally, there’s a Super Supermarket just a mile away from the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel. Visit their website here for more information, including address and phone listings.

Where can I park my vehicle during the conference?

City parking in close proximity to the hotel is available for conference attendees for the duration of the conference. Parking rates are as follows:

Weekday Rate: $0.50/hr until 5pm Friday

Weekend Rate (Friday 5 pm – Monday  2 am): $2/hr

The city of Asbury Park has a parking app that allows for virtual parking payment, eliminating the need to physically renew the parking reservation when time expires. The parking app can be found here. For more information regarding parking and rates, please visit the City of Asbury Park website.

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel offers valet service and limited on-site parking. The hotel rate for on-site parking can be found on the hotel website.

NERFA holds no responsibility for any property lost, damaged, or stolen related to on-site or off-site parking.

Registered Service Animals

Registered service animals are the only animals allowed on the premise for NERFA 2022 Conference attendees.

Transportation

Transportation Options

Please see our Transportation Options to Hotel page for information regarding travel to the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
 

Cancellation + COVID Policy

General Cancellation Policy 

All NERFA 2023 registration cancellation requests received by September 1, 2023 will be in full. Refund requests submitted after that will go towards a NERFA 2024 registration credit. Registration cancellations post November 1 will not be processed until December 2022.

2022 NERFA COVID POLICY

To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, NERFA is requesting that masks be worn during all conference activities and dedicated conference spaces, except when performing, speaking at a workshop or panel, or actively eating. NERFA also strongly recommends attendees test one day prior to departing for Asbury Park or test the day of arrival. 

This policy is our version of a ‘happy medium,’ We took into account those who have expressed their opposition to this request, while also considering the concerns of those who are (or live with someone who is) immune-compromised or otherwise at higher risk of severe illness. Masking and testing requests are necessary in order to keep our community safe. NERFA staff and volunteers will not be put in the position of policing. We simply ask you to be considerate of others. 

Different colored stickers will be provided to place on your name badge in order to visually indicate your comfort level around others. It’s always a good idea to ask.

RED: I’m keeping my distance (please keep at least three feet from me);
YELLOW: Ask me before handshakes/hugs
GREEN: I’m ok with handshakes, hugs, and high-fives!

CDC: Monmouth County, NJ
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