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Program #20516RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.

Itinerary for May 24 — May 27, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center, fitness center and coin operated laundry.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.newyorkerhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Friday, May 24 - Arrival & Check-in, Registration & Orientation, O...
Arrival & Check-in, Registration & Orientation, Opening Presentation, Empire State Building Excursion

Afternoon: After checking in at the hotel front desk at 4 p.m., register and pick up the arrival packet that we’ll review during orientation.

Dinner: At 5 p.m., enjoy your first included meal at the colorful Tick Tock Diner, just off the hotel lobby. This 24-hour diner features classic American cooking with classic diner decor to enhance the all-American ambiance.

Evening: Orientation at 6:15 p.m. You'll have an informative overview of the program and meet the program staff and fellow participants. After orientation, enjoy a lively presentation by a retired National Park Service Ranger on the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, which we visit the next day. Then walk three blocks to the Empire State Building, which is amid a sizable restoration effort as part of a more than $550 million capital improvement project. The extraordinary refurbishment brings together world-class architects, historians, artists and craftsmen to recreate the building's original Art Deco style while adding state-of-the-art enhancements. At the center of the renovation is the restoration of the Empire State Building’s historic lobby with its iconic celestial ceiling mural made of aluminum leaf and 23-karat gold. Please note that visitors must pass through primary security screening — similar to airport security procedures — before going to the Observatory.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center, fitness center and coin operated laundry.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.newyorkerhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Saturday, May 25 - View The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from ...
View The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from Harbor Cruise, Free Afternoon and Evening to Explore on Your Own

Breakfast: Enjoy a catered breakfast in our private meeting room with bagels, muffins, cereal, hard-boiled eggs, bananas and beverages. During breakfast, we'll also register for the Metro Card included in your program fee. This card provides 10 trips on the New York subway system. You can add value and trips to your Metro Card at any subway station.

Morning: Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, are still closed due to damage incurred by hurricane Sandy. We will take a scenic harbor cruise to get as close as possible, while learning the history of these iconic sights.

Lunch: On your own. Our group leader will head to Greenwich Village with its array of food options and the semi-annual Washington Square Art Fair. Originating during the depression, artists from the Metropolitan area and beyond come Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends to exhibit their creations.

Afternoon: Free afternoon. You may continue to explore lower Manhattan or set off for other adventures on your own. Perhaps you'll want to attend a Broadway show — we’ll steer you to the TKTS Half-Price Ticket Stands — or you can follow the Group Leader on a walk through Greenwich Village

Dinner: On your own. Savor the cuisine of one of the city's more than 2,000 restaurants, or join the Group Leader and other like-minded participants for dinner at your own cost.

Evening: Free evening. Explore all New York has to offer on your own.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center, fitness center and coin operated laundry.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.newyorkerhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Sunday, May 26 - Visit Central Park, Upper East Side and Lincoln C...
Morning: Take a stroll on the Upper East Side and Central Park

Brunch: Enjoy brunch at a popular restaurant that’s a favorite among New York locals.

Afternoon: Enjoy an exceptional experience that will include a performance of the New York City Ballet. A Tribute to Broadway includes Leonard Bernstein's "Fancy Free:" the precursor to the full-length stage and screen productions of "On the Town," "Fancy Free" presents the escapades of three footloose sailors on shore leave in Manhattan; George Gershwin's "Who Cares:" mirroring Gershwin’s brassy melodies, Balanchine's big city ballet is full of jazzy, syncopated rhythms and balmy, romantic duets; and Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story:" a modern love story based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this suite brings audiences to the feuding streets of 1950s New York City with its crackling energy and heart-rending poignancy.

Dinner: After your brunch, you might just want to grab a quick bite at the Chelsea Market during our evening stroll.

Evening: Stroll the High Line. An abandoned elevated railroad trestle has been converted to New York's newest park made famous by articles in Smithsonian, National Geographic, AARP magazines and more.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Brunch
Day Four: Monday, May 27 - Panel of New Yorkers discusses various aspects of...
Breakfast: Enjoy a full American breakfast in the Tick Tock Diner.

Morning: Enjoy a fascinating discussion with native New Yorkers about their lives in this vibrant city. The program concludes at 10:30 a.m. and hotel check-out is 12 p.m.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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New York
New York Visitor's BureauNYC Convention and Visitor's Bureau (212) 484-1222
For additional information, visit: www.nycvisit.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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3 nights of accommodations
4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 0 lunches, 1 dinner,
1 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Performances

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