Use of New York City subway system. Walking up to 5 miles throughout the day; city streets and sidewalks, stairs.
In the hotel meeting room, have a New York bagel. We’ll also have choices such as hard-boiled eggs, cold cereals, fruit, muffins, jelly, butter, milk (regular and low-fat), juice, coffee, tea, water.
We'll start our day in the meeting room with an illustrated talk by a local expert who will give us an overview of the arts in this great city. Next, we’ll be joined by an industry professional (film or television depending on availability) for an insider’s view of how things really work. We’ll then take the subway to Rockefeller Center. Although the famous skating rink is a cafe during the summer, Prometheus will still be there to greet us.
At a Rockefeller Center eatery, we'll have vouchers to order what you like.
After lunch, an NBC page will be our host as we go behind the scenes at 30 Rock. We’ll explore at least two studios and learn about aspects of the TV production process such as scriptwriting, producing, and how the finished product reaches its audience. As a special highlight, we’ll have a chance to produce our own “show” and download it to keep.
New Yorkers love Chinese food. Tonight, we'll have a family-style Chinese feast at a restaurant near the hotel. If you've never tried eating with chop sticks, this is your chance!
After dinner, we'll take a stroll through Times Square. Learn about the history of the area, see many of the Broadway theaters and learn how to utilize the TKTS Booth which features day-of discount tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows. We'll end our walk at Bryant Park where Monday night is movie night. If it strikes your fancy, you might choose to remain and watch the film otherwise, the evening is free.