Have I told you lately that I love you?
Have I told you there's no one else above you?
You fill my heart with gladness -
Take away all my sadness -
Ease my troubles; that's what you do.
New York Trip 2003 Itinerary
|Spring Break 2003|
April 1st - April 6th, 2003
Tuesday, April 1st, 2003
|7:00 PM||Pack 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 AM||Approximate 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 AM||Continue 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 AM||Ghost Busters Fire Station and other famous sites in New York|
|1:30 PM||Leave for hotel|
|2:00 PM||Arrive and check-in:|
Newark Airport Wyndham
1000 Spring Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
|3:30 PM||Pictures in the main lobby (ladies in dresses; gentlemen in suits or sport jackets)|
|4:00 PM||Depart for lower Manhattan|
|5:00 PM||Enjoy 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 PM||Depart for the theater|
|8:00 PM||Broadway show Phantom of the Opera - orchestra seating|
(Majestic Theater, 247 West 44th Street)
|10:30 PM||Meet your motor coach and return to your hotel|
|12:00 AM||Room Check! Lights out.|
Thursday, April 3rd, 2003
|8:30 AM||Buffet breakfast in your hotel.|
|9:30 AM||Meet your motorcoach and transfer to NYC|
|10:30 AM||Check in for your group tour.|
|11:00 AM||Visit 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 PM||After 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 PM||Return to hotel and change for the evening|
|4:15 PM||Meet your coach and transfer to Little Italy.|
|5:15 PM||Enjoy 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 PM||Meet your motorcoach and transfer to the theater.|
|8:00 PM||Broadway show Beauty and the Beast - (Lunt-Fontainne Theater, 205 West 46th Street - orchestra seating.)|
|10:30 PM||Meet 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 AM||Lights Out. Room check!|
Friday, April 4th, 2003
|Performances are at the College of Staten Island|
|6:00 AM||Rise & Shine!|
|7:00 AM||Buffet breakfast in your hotel.|
|8:00 AM||Meet 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 AM||Take your group photo with the Jolesch representative.|
|8:45 AM||Concert Choir warm-up|
|9:15 AM||Concert Choir Performance|
|10:00 AM||Meet your motor coach and transfer to NYC|
|11:15 AM||Arrive and check-in for your group tour|
|11:30 AM||Experience 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 PM||Return to hotel and change for the evening.|
|3:45 PM||Meet your motorcoach and depart for Dinner.|
|5:00 PM||Enjoy a family style dinner at Sweet 'n Tart Restaurant at 20 Mott Street.|
|6:45 PM||Explore 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 PM||Meet 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 PM||Meet your motor coach and return to hotel.|
Enjoy the hotel amenities before you turn in for the evening.
|12:00 AM||Lights out, room check!|
Saturday, April 5th, 2003
|8:30 AM||Buffet Breakfast in your hotel|
Pack & Load motor coach, room inspection, hotel check-out
|9:30 AM||Meet 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 PM||Take the ferry back to Battery Park.|
|3:00 PM||Meet 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 PM||Meet your motorcoach and depart for Medieval Times.|
|7:00 PM||Arrive and check-in with the staff.|
|7:30 PM||AWARDS CEREMONY|
|8:30 PM||Enjoy 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 PM||Enjoy a DJ Dance in the "Knight Club"|
|11:00 PM||Meet your motor coach and depart for home.|
Sunday, April 6th, 2003
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