The Big Apple holds many exciting surprises. New York City is home to some of the world’s most recognizable , cherished landmarks and attractions. From Times Square and Central Park to the Empire State Building and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), the island of Manhattan packs more legendary icons into one compact area than any other place on Earth! No visit to NYC is complete without the opportunity for students to attend a memorable Broadway Theatre. A few of the choices include:
Times Square the centre of the Theatre District and the Cultural Centre of the city. Students can see one of the largest televisions in the world, as well as browse through countless trendy stores. Students will feel the pulse of the city here!
Central Park spans 843 acres in the heart of Manhattan and is one of the world’s greatest urban oases, encompassing a diverse landscape of rolling fields, walking trails and tranquil bodies of water, all sculpted by human hands.
Empire State Building this world-famous 86th floor Observatory offers unmatched views of New York City. 1,050 feet above the city’s bustling streets, offers panoramic views from within a glass-enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) is one of the world's largest area museums. Students could spend weeks touring its galleries. Its collections span the history of world art from ancient civilizations to the present.
Cloisters Museum (Guided Tour) which is devoted to the architecture and the art of Medieval Europe. This chapel incorporates selections of monastic cloisters, a chapter house and other architectural elements, both religious and secular, dating from the 12th
to the 15th centuries.
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is not only devoted to presenting the best in contemporary art, but also to promoting the understanding of modern art and expanding the definition of what is considered "art" in the first place.
American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. The museum comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 million specimens, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time.
United Nations (Guided Tour) including the buildings and grounds occupy a 18 acre site, contains sculpture and other art works donated by member nations. Here, in the Parliament of Man, history is made by as representatives of member nations work to resolve international problems.
Radio City Music Hall (Guided Tour) is a landmark in New York City. It is an art deco masterpiece and is home to the world famous chorus line, the Rockettes.
Rockefeller Plaza has 19 buildings with a sunken plaza, is lined with shops and houses NBC Studios where one can find souvenirs from ‘Saturday Night Live.
Top of the Rock Observatory The view itself is unique and astonishing. Unobstructed for 360 degrees from the 70 floor, the breathtaking th landscape stretches for miles in every direction. It includes a panorama of Central Park and the northern half of Manhattan that cannot be found anywhere else.
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum housed in one of the most iconic buildings in New York, the collection is filled with prized pieces. The Guggenheim always presents interesting and innovative exhibitions, and the museum’s layout is like no other, as visitors experience the artwork along a huge ramp that spirals up around the entire interior of the cylindrical building.
Soho Area the city’s art colony neighbourhood where many of the New York Artists have taken over the lofts as living and working studios in the area bounded by Broadway, Canal, Avenue of the Americas and Houston Streets. The area is an architectural Museum of Cast Iron Buildings.
Wall Street under the Dutch, New York City ended at Wall Street-today it is where the global economy begins. It is named for the wall which kept enemies and warring native Indians out of Manhattan.
Reflecting Absence where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center once stood.
Circle Line Boat Cruise where students can view the New York skyscrapers from the Hudson and East Rivers. The narrated cruise passes the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island where immigrants first entered the United States. Students will view the city from a different perspective.
Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world. It has exceptional examples of agriculture, a museum, stone carvings and stained glass masterpieces as well as biblical gardens on 13 acres of ground.