Day 1| Monday, October 26, 2020
Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today … I want to be a part of it, NEW YORK, NEW YORK! This morning we depart our Welland campus (front entrance) and board our Coach Canada Bus for New York City! Upon arrival into the city, we will check in at our hotel, Comfort Inn Times Square West, for a 4 night stay. After a quick freshen up and dinner on your own in the area, head out to the lights, sounds and hustle bustle of amazing Time Square! We will then take in a birds eye view and the twinkling lights of the Big Apple from the 86th floor at the Empire State Building!
- Depart for New York
- Times Square
- Empire State Building
Day 2| Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Get your cameras ready! This morning we are going to board our Coach Canada Bus for an exciting orientation tour of New York with a local New Yorker from Levys’ Unique New York. Highlights of the tour may include stops at Fifth Avenue, Rockerfeller Center, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square, Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Tribeca, Canal Street, Chinatown, Little Italy and the Brooklyn Bridge. We will conclude our tour with a stop at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to see “Reflecting Absence”, a tribute of remembrance and honor to those who lost their lives in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. We also take some time to explore the 9/11 Museum. This afternoon we explore one of the world’s largest and finest art museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. With over 5000 years of art from every corner of the world, you will be in awe as you walk the halls of history, admiring pieces from some of the greatest artists of all time!
- Levy’s Unique New York: New York Highlights Tour
- 9/11 Museum
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Day 3| Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Today, we discover the American dream as we begin our day with a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Come see the sight that greeted many people to America for the first time. While walking through the Peopling of America Center at Ellis Island, learn of the journey to America and all of its stories of struggle and survival. Next, we take the ferry back from the Statue of Liberty to Battery Park where we will meet our Coach Canada Bus. After our tour, students can either choose Option 1 to visit the United Nations Headquarters, one of the most important buildings in our governing body. Visit where world leaders unite to discuss global issues and challenges. Option 2 is to visit Chelsea Market for lunch, then we take to the streets of the Chelsea area, exploring all that the area has to offer, including a walk on the highline! This elevated promenade, built on a historic freight rail line offers great views of the neighbourhood – a mix of industrial landmarks and experimental art galleries. As we stroll the streets, feast your eyes on sky high graffiti murals while learning about street art’s crucial and controversial role in the city.
- Statue of Liberty
- Ellis Island
- United Nations
- Chelsea Market & neighbourhood
Day 4| Thursday, October 29, 2020
Prepare to be inspired as we head out on our Coach Canada Bus this morning for another great tour with Levys’ Unique New York: From Graffiti to Galleries. This tour will take us through some of New York’s best and exciting neighbourhoods for art. After our tour, we will visit the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. Built in 1959 by Frank Lloyd Wright, this museum is internationally renowned and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century. In 2015, it was nominated by the United States to be included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.
We then head over to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, located on NYC’s Museum Mile in the historic, landmark Carnegie Mansion.
- Levy’s Unique New York: From Graffiti to Galleries
- Guggenheim Museum
- Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
- Carnegie Mansion
Day 5| Friday, October 30, 2020
Concluding this final day in New York City is a visit to the Museum of Modern Art at 12:00 pm. We do not have the bus today, therefore transportation will be by foot, taxi or subway.
MoMa is one of the world’s largest museums devoted to modern and contemporary art, seeking to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsible to the issues of modern and contemporary art.
You have a free morning and afternoon after the MoMa to explore NYC, like areas such as Fifth Avenue, Rockerfeller Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Tribeca, Canal Street, Chinatown, Little Italy and Central Park.
It’s been an incredible time exploring the cultural melting pot that is NYC, but unfortunately our time is over and this evening we will board our coach one final time to head back to our campus in Welland on our overnight drive.
- Free time
- Museum of Modern Art
- Depart for Welland
Day 6| Saturday, October 31, 2020
Arrive at Welland Campus buzzing from your New York experience!