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New York Trip 2003 Itinerary

Thursday, April 3rd, 2003

Spring Break 2003... New York CitySpring Break 2003
New York

April 1st - April 6th, 2003

Tuesday, April 1st, 2003

7:00 PMPack and load a deluxe 51 passenger coach. Depart for New York Music Festival (stops and food at your own expense.)

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2003

9:00 AMApproximate arrival time into the NYC area. View Ground Zero. This area is the former property of the World Trade Center and is in the process of rebuilding. Take a moment to remember the heroes and victims that are dearly departed, but take away with you the intent that makes a public servant heroic.
10:00 AMContinue on to Greenwich Village.
In the West Village are fine and funky boutiques, antique shops, and popular restaurants. Major shopping streets include Bleecker, Broadway and Eighth streets.
11:30 AMGhost Busters Fire Station and other famous sites in New York
1:30 PMLeave for hotel
2:00 PMArrive and check-in:
Newark Airport Wyndham
1000 Spring Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 436-4600
3:30 PMPictures in the main lobby (ladies in dresses; gentlemen in suits or sport jackets)
4:00 PMDepart for lower Manhattan
5:00 PMEnjoy a ghoulishly fun dinner at Jekyll & Hyde - a restaurant and social club for explorers and mad scientists! Enjoy the wacky live entertainment and spooky special effects this unusual restaurant has to offer.
6:45 PMDepart for the theater
8:00 PMBroadway show Phantom of the Opera - orchestra seating
(Majestic Theater, 247 West 44th Street)
10:30 PMMeet your motor coach and return to your hotel
12:00 AMRoom Check! Lights out.
8:30 AMBuffet breakfast in your hotel.
9:30 AMMeet your motorcoach and transfer to NYC
10:30 AMCheck in for your group tour.
11:00 AMVisit America's most famous concert hall - Carnegie Hall. Enjoy an insider's glimpse of the glory of Carnegie hall by taking their fascinating tour, an hour long journey through music history. Discover a century-letter performance tradition which has showcased the finest of the world's artists.
12:30 PMAfter your tour, enjoy some time for shopping, sightseeing and enjoying lunch on your own on Fifth Avenue. On Fifth Avenue you will see the Plaza Hotel, F.A.O. Schwarz, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Godiva, Tiffanys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Coach, Liz Claiborne, Disney, The New York Public Library and more!
2:00 PMReturn to hotel and change for the evening
4:15 PMMeet your coach and transfer to Little Italy.
5:15 PMEnjoy a fabulous Italian dinner at Puglia's Restaurant, located at 189 Hester Street, in the heart of Little Italy and adjacent to Chinatown. There you will enjoy an exciting and fun atmosphere as well as Great Italian Food.
6:45 PMMeet your motorcoach and transfer to the theater.
8:00 PMBroadway show Beauty and the Beast - (Lunt-Fontainne Theater, 205 West 46th Street - orchestra seating.)
10:30 PMMeet your motorcoach and return to your hotel. Quiet in the halls upon your return to be courteous to the other guests in the hotel - close doors super quietly.
12:00 AMLights Out. Room check!

Friday, April 4th, 2003

Performances are at the College of Staten Island
6:00 AMRise & Shine!
7:00 AMBuffet breakfast in your hotel.
8:00 AMMeet your motorcoach and depart for Staten Island. Arrive and check-in with your festival representatives.
Your director and lead chaperone will complete the check-in process while the remaining chaperones and students stay on the bus. The director should bring the musical scores to complete the check-in process.
8:30 AMTake your group photo with the Jolesch representative.
8:45 AMConcert Choir warm-up
9:15 AMConcert Choir Performance
10:00 AMMeet your motor coach and transfer to NYC
11:15 AMArrive and check-in for your group tour
11:30 AMExperience one of the world's most renowned performing arts center by participating in the Lincoln Center Tour. This guided tour brings visitors through three of the grand theaters of Lincoln Center: The Metropolitan Opera House, New York State Theatre, Avery Fischer Hall, or the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Knowledgeable tour guides impart fascinating information, enlivening the visual grandeur of America's fist performing arts center.
After your tour, spend time enjoying the gift shops of Lincoln Center.
Enjoy lunch on your own in the area.
2:00 PMReturn to hotel and change for the evening.
3:45 PMMeet your motorcoach and depart for Dinner.
5:00 PMEnjoy a family style dinner at Sweet 'n Tart Restaurant at 20 Mott Street.
6:45 PMExplore Chinatown and Little Italy. This unique area offers a wide range of shopping opportunities. On Mott Street, in Chinatown, small specialty stores and street vendors sell their merchandise. Mulberry Street, in Little Italy, is lined with shops selling Italian delights. Canal Street which divides these two very different areas, offers a multitude of bargains.
8:00 PMMeet your motor coach and transfer to midtown.
Visit one of New York's oldest land marks - the Empire State Building... ‚.?the cathedral of the skies‚.? Located in the heart of Manhattan, this unique building soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere, and boasts spectacular day as well as sparkling night views.
9:00 PMMeet your motor coach and return to hotel.
Enjoy the hotel amenities before you turn in for the evening.
12:00 AMLights out, room check!

Saturday, April 5th, 2003

8:30 AMBuffet Breakfast in your hotel
Pack & Load motor coach, room inspection, hotel check-out
9:30 AMMeet your motor coach and transfer to NYC
Arrive at Battery Park.
Visit New York's famous Battery Park and await the next ferry to Liberty Island where you will visit the Statue of Liberty, our nation's symbol of freedom. Then off to Ellis Island and experience the gateway to America (Ferries depart every half-hour). Lunch available on the islands.
2:30 PMTake the ferry back to Battery Park.
3:00 PMMeet your motorcoach and depart for Times Square. In Times Square, be sure to check out the new Toys R Us, Virgin Megastore, MTV Studios and Store, ESPN Zone, Sephora, Nasdaq, ABC Studios, Colony Records, Ed Sullivan Theater and more!
6:15 PMMeet your motorcoach and depart for Medieval Times.
7:00 PMArrive and check-in with the staff.
8:30 PMEnjoy Medieval Times - Dinner and Tournament. There you partake in a sumptuous, medieval feast, while experiencing spectacular pageantry, dramatic horsemanship, wordplay, falconry, and sorcery.
10:30 PMEnjoy a DJ Dance in the "Knight Club"
11:00 PMMeet your motor coach and depart for home.

Sunday, April 6th, 2003

3:00 PMWelcome home!
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