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New York

New York City at a Slower Pace: The Best of the Big Apple

Hear New Yorkers’ formidable stories and join art, architecture and history experts to explore New York at a slower pace.
Rating (4)
Program No. 23029RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
2,199
New York

New York City at a Slower Pace: The Best of the Big Apple

Hear New Yorkers’ formidable stories and join art, architecture and history experts to explore New York at a slower pace.
Length
6 days
Starts at
2,199
Length
6 days
Rating (4)
Starts at
2,199
Program No. 23029RJ

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DATES & starting prices
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May 28 - Jun 2, 2023
Starting at
2,199
Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2023
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2,299
Oct 8 - Oct 13, 2023
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2,299
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 28 - Jun 2, 2023
Starting at
2,899
Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2023
Starting at
3,079
Oct 8 - Oct 13, 2023
Starting at
3,079

At a Glance

Discover the best of the "big apple" as you explore the city at your own pace. Walk in the footsteps of millions of migrants at Liberty and Ellis Islands, and learn their stories at the Immigration Museum. While visiting Rockefeller Center, stop at St. Patrick's Cathedral, a symbol of the successful assimilation of New York's Irish population, on fashionable Fifth Avenue. Taste the diverse flavors of this city as you dine like a New Yorker! See the city through the eyes of art, architecture and history experts as they lead you through New York's iconic sights.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
This program is specifically for those who want to avoid subways. We will have a private coach to transport us on most field trips. Walking up to a mile at time and climbing stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Discover the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a museum that is to New York what the Louvre is to Paris.
  • Recall the heady days of the world’s largest privately owned entertainment and business complex at Rockefeller Plaza.
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, gateway to America for millions of immigrants.

General Notes

There are lots of different ways to explore New York City depending on your preference of pace and modes of transportation, program inclusions and time available for travel. Visit www.roadscholar.org/collections/nyc to explore them all!
Featured Expert
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Richard Turnbull
Richard Turnbull is an assistant professor in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and lectures regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. He has published numerous articles on topics from the challenges of being an adjunct professor to the photography of Luke Smalley, and has forthcoming articles on Islamic art and 70s pop music and culture. Richard earned his Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Richard Turnbull View biography
Richard Turnbull is an assistant professor in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and lectures regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. He has published numerous articles on topics from the challenges of being an adjunct professor to the photography of Luke Smalley, and has forthcoming articles on Islamic art and 70s pop music and culture. Richard earned his Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts.
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Tom Bernardin View biography
As a National Park Service Guide at Ellis Island, Tom Bernardin became an avid collector of Statue of Liberty memorabilia — and his association with Ellis Island inspired him to write "The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook: The Story of Our Past Told Through the Recipes and Reminiscences of our Immigrant Ancestors." He has made guest appearances on National Public Radio, the TV Food Network, Arts and Entertainment and the History Channel.
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Karl Baudendistel View biography
A New York City resident for more than 25 years, Karl Baudendistel loves sharing his knowledge of the city with visitors from around the world. Having spent 20 years overseeing ‘the business of show business’ for numerous Broadway and touring productions, chances are he’s been to a city near you. Karl is a member of The Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, is a trained sommelier and was educated at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway
by Michael Reidel
Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center
by Daniel Okrent
The Big Oyster
by Mark Kurlansky
Here Is New York
by E. B. White
Time and Again
by Jack Finney
Let The Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
New York
by Edward Rutherford
Downtown: My Manhattan
by Peter Hamill
Harlem
by Jonathan Gill
The Island at the Center of the World
by Russell Shorto
Mannahatta: A Natural History of NYC
by Sanderson & Boyer
American Passage
by Vincent Cannato





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