My fabulous Mother in Law, is throwing us an engagement party the weekend of July 4th since everyone will be able to get up to NY, although, we are going to have to take the train. I don't know if any of you have the wonderful task of trying to drive from DC to NY. It is never a fun task and when you do do it, it is better at night, late at night to miss traffic and construction.
Although, we have started using Amtrak Business Express and it has been a fabulous experience. I bring my blockbuster movies that I get in the mail, hook up my computer, and 3 and half hours later, you are in NY. WONDERFUL! Then you can either take the LIRR to the Island or we get picked up by my future sister in law.