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Showtime! Your Broadway Adventure Begins

Program Number: 16370RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/7/2013 - 7/12/2013; 7/20/2014 - 7/25/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: New York City, New York
Price starting at: $1,165.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; Theater
Intergenerational
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 12 years of age.

Turn your enthusiasm for Broadway musicals into a wonderful shared memory. Deepen your understanding and appreciation as you plunge into the thrill and exhilaration of the theater world together. Go backstage at a great old theater and enjoy a Broadway scavenger hunt in Times Square. Then, get swept up in the excitement as we attend a real Broadway musical production.




Highlights

• Meet a kid actor to learn what the “glamorous” life is really like and meet other key people who work to make it happen on stage and off.
• Get your body in motion with expert-led workshops on movement and dance.
• In the spirit of adventure, enjoy a few surprises from current offerings.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles per day. Public transportation used throughout program, including flights of New York City subway stairs several times per day.



We announce performances at least six weeks prior to program.




Date Specific Information

7-7-2013, 7-20-2014

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Explore New York, Corp.




New York City

The City That Never Sleeps, The Capital of the World, The Big Apple: Whatever you call New York, it is undoubtedly one of the world’s great centers for culture, food, finance, style and entertainment, from Broadway to the Bronx.



Accommodations
Historic Midtown hotel, restored to Big Band-era style; walking distance to Times Square and Theater District.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Daniel Egan

Daniel Egan has degrees in music theory from St. Olaf, the Eastman School of Music and Yale, where he is on faculty. He has appeared as soloist or ensemble singer with the New York Philharmonic, Opera Orchestra of New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and was in the permanent ensemble at New York City Opera. His recordings include “Sweeney Todd” with the New York Philharmonic and backup vocals for Patti Page’s "Live at Carnegie Hall: The 50th Anniversary Concert.” Both earned Grammy nominations.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   New Yorker Hotel
  New York 5 nights
 New Yorker Hotel
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 and fitness center.
  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, 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 allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: market rate Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after: market rate Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00 PM in hotel meeting room. You will be staying at New Yorker Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
12:00 noon is check-out. You will be staying at New Yorker Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Grandparents need Photo I.D.
  Parking availability:
Hotel Valet parking STARTS at $35 per 24 hours. Long Term Parking at Newark Airport is as low as $15 per day. Take AirTrain as described above.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  New York
  Nearest airport:  Newark, LaGuardia, Kennedy
  From End of Program
  Location: New York
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

To and From the New Yorker Hotel

 

 
 

Service:

 

   

Nearest airport: Newark, LaGuardia, Kennedy Transportation to site: Newark Airport: NJ Transit service to Penn Station from the AirTrain Station, $11.25 for seniors. LaGuardia: New York Airport Service, $12. Taxi fare depends on traffic, $25-$50. JFK: New York Airport Service, $15, taxi $45. Flat fee. Taxi fare depends on traffic, $25-$50.

 
Driving Directions
  From New Jersey Take the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan. Follow the signs to 34th Street. Turn left on 34th Street. Turn left on Eighth Avenue.
  From the East I-495 to Midtown Tunnel Exit East 34th Street Right onto 34th Street proceed to 8th Avenue
  From the Northeast I-95 to I-278 West Exit 6B toward Triboro Bridge Exit toward "RANDALLS-WARDS ISLANDS/MANHATTAN/FDR DRIVE" Merge onto Triboro Bridge Merge onto FDR Drive Exit #8 toward I495/MIDTOWN TUNNEL/East 34th Street Right onto 34th Street proceed to 8th Avenue
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Registration/Orientation
(Sunday, July 7)
   
 Afternoon: 4:00pm: After checking in at the hotel front desk, come to the designated meeting room (it will be posted) to register with your Program Coordinator and pick up your arrival packet. Programs are planned far in advance, so local circumstances may require changes from time to time. We will notify you as quickly as possible should there be any changes and appreciate your understanding.
 Dinner: Enjoy your first meal at the colorful Tick Tock Diner, located just off the hotel lobby. This 24-hour diner features classic American cooking. White and black checkered floors and shiny chrome columns enhance the all-American ambience. Dinner in the diner is available and included even if you arrive late. Our meal is scheduled for 5:00pm so that we can get through orientation and have some time to explore on your own. If your arrival is delayed, please attend orientation and then eat afterwards.
 Evening: 6:15 - 7:30 pm Orientation Meeting including Introductions and following, a trip to the Empire State Building.
   
Accommodations: New Yorker Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Walk through Times Square and a Broadway Theater Tour entertaining Dining experience
(Monday, July 8)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room
 Morning: Often we head up to the theater district for a short orientational walk and visit a Broadway theater
 Lunch: Lunch in Meeting Room
 Afternoon: Intergenerational theater workshop
 Dinner: Eat in an entertaining diner
 Evening: Take a walk through Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal
   
Accommodations: New Yorker Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Workshops, classes and meetings with Broadway stars and attend a performance of "Newsies."
(Tuesday, July 9)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hot breakfast at the hotel diner.
 Morning: Learn more about New York City's role in the birth of the musical. Kids participate in a theater workshop
 Lunch: Lunch in the meeting room
 Afternoon: Meet a young Broadway actor
 Dinner: Dine in neighborhood restaurant
 Evening: Attend a performance of Disney's hit Broadway show "Newsies."
   
Accommodations: New Yorker Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Scavenger hunt!
(Wednesday, July 10)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room
 Morning: Explore the theater district together on a scavenger hunt.
 Lunch: Lunch in the meeting room
 Afternoon: Free Afternoon and Evening to Explore New York on your own or take in a matinee.
 Dinner: Dine on your own at your expense
   
Accommodations: New Yorker Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Workshops, STARS and a performance of "Matilda."
(Thursday, July 11)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hot breakfast in the hotel diner
 Morning: Learn about modern movements in the Broadway Musical and meet a theater professional
 Lunch: Lunch on your own
 Afternoon: Final intergenerational workshop and presentation
 Dinner: Dine in an area restaurant
 Evening: We will attend a performance of "Matilda," winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards in London, including best musical.
   
Accommodations: New Yorker Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Farewell
(Friday, July 12)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room
 Morning: A discussion of what we saw the night before as a group and other performances viewed on your own.
 Lunch: Lunch in Meeting Room
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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