*Disclaimer: Since I'm graduating, you can take whatever I say with a grain of salt.*
There is a new field that just opened right next to the New Meadowlands Stadium in NJ.
It might be a good option for event 2. Stevens or some other NJ school would have to host. Unfortunately it's still a trek for Buffalo, RIT, and Oswego, but it's not as bad as going to Boston...
(Long term solution is that there needs to be more central and western NY teams so that it becomes its own conference...)