Trump, who came back to NY most nights as a candidate and ran his campaign and transition from Trump Tower in Manhattan, has stayed away since he was sworn in on January 20, even as his wife and youngest child continue to live there.
Around 80 percent of the city's electorate voted for his opponent Hillary Clinton, and the massive police presence - and cost - of securing his Trump Tower home and headquarters in the wake of the election were deeply unpopular.
One person familiar with the agenda said the leaders would focus on North Korea, Iraq and Syria, and also economic issues, including infrastructure, a key plank of Mr Trump's domestic agenda.
A White House official declined to discuss the president's travel plans, saying only that Trump was eager to return to the city. But Politico reports that it doesn't seem as if many NY pols will be showing up, or even meet with the president while he's in town.
Trump reportedly hung up on Turnbull and later tweeted that it was "a dumb deal".
Last month, Vice President Mike Pence on reaffirmed the United States' commitment to the refugee deal struck between Australia and the Obama administration.
"President Trump has made it clear that we'll honor the agreement - that doesn't mean we admire the agreement", Pence said when he appeared with Turnbull in Sydney.
Trump will deliver a speech on the Intrepid and meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia. The WFP, along with multiple activist groups, is planning actions in and around Trump Tower and the Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River that will host a dinner and reception with the prime minister of Australia to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, in which the United States and Australia fought together against Japan.
Trump's visit is expected to be fleeting.
Chicago demonstration against US President Donald Trump's immigration policies along with the traditional May Day marching in favor of labor.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was speaking hours before he departed Sydney on Wednesday for NY where he will meet Trump on Thursday, more than three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal. But Trump said in an interview last week that he so far has avoided returning to the city of his birth because the trips are expensive for the government and would inconvenience New Yorkers.
"I feel guilty when I go back to here, because I hate to see the New Yorkers with the streets closed".
Protest organisers are encouraging participants to bring pots and pans to bang in the hope Mr Trump will hear. His wife, Melania, and their 11-year-old son, Barron, who attends a private Manhattan school, have remained behind, as have Trump's two adult sons, who now run their father's sprawling business interests. The events beginning earlier in the day are planning to march south to join this one, and will do so even after it was announced that Trump won't be spending the night in his gilded tower, but instead at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump campaigned against immigration, including by Muslims, and was enraged by the agreement.