NEW YORK CITY
What can be said about New York City that has not been said before? The question is, just where do you start? This city has a pulse of its own, you can’t help but feel the energy as you take in the sights and sounds while strolling through continuously bustling streets, surrounded by seemingly endless skyscrapers, museums, restaurants and fabulous stores like FAO Schwarz, Sak’s and
The Apple Store. This city is a musician’s dream where artistic potential can be explored by taking part in a performance, participating in one of many workshops and by finding out why New York City sets the standard for theater just by viewing a Broadway Show. Students will never forget that they had the experience of performing in the Big Apple! Just a few exciting options for performing are:
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum a dynamic adventure for visitors of all ages, it offers interactive exhibits and houses over 30 examples of restored aircrafts.
South Street Seaport which is a thriving community complete with a world class maritime museum, breathtaking views of the Brooklyn Bridge and more than 100 shops, cafes and restaurants. This renovated American Landmark is right on Lower Manhattan’s historic waterfront.
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island where the iconic lady with the torch has been greeting new immigrants since 1886. She is always an unforgettable sight.
Cathedral Church of St John the Divine is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world. It has excellent examples of architecture, a museum, stone carvings, stained glass windows, Biblical Gardens and 13 acres of ground.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Fountain Plaza) the world’s leading performing arts center located on 16 acres in the heart of the city. Here students can see and hear the best of music, dance and theater.
Trinity Church this Episcopalian Church was the tallest building in New York City. In 1754, it was the first site of King’s College (now Columbia University). The third and present building was built in 1946.
No visit to New York City is complete without seeing a few of their world famous museums such as, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) which houses a collection spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) has the world’s largest collection of modern paintings, sculptures and much, much more. The Cloisters Museum is a
monastic cloister that is devoted to the architecture and the art of Medieval Europe. The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Museum houses the largest collection of costumes, textiles and apparel dating from the 18th Century, in the world. The Guggenheim Museum has a permanent collection of impressionist, post-impressionist, modern and graphic art.