New York

Women in New York City: Five Days, Five Boroughs

Join an inquisitive group of women as authentic New York City comes to life on a comprehensive exploration of the city’s five boroughs, with insider-led walks and fascinating lectures.
Program No. 23935RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Think you know New York? Get to know the whole city with a group of curious women and knowledgeable instructors who contribute invaluable perspective. On this comprehensive exploration of New York City, discover something new each day on educational field trips to each borough. Meet the locals, set off on expert-led walks through historic neighborhoods and learn about the architecture, monuments and cultural institutions that make each borough unique. On this women’s-only adventure in the city, you’ll find the inspirational to the sublime, from the rebirth of the Bronx to mansions on the Hudson.
Activity Level
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Walking 5 to 8 miles per day with lots of stairs. Public transportation used exclusively throughout program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Stroll along the Brooklyn Promenade, with spectacular views of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, and ride a ferry past the Statue of Liberty to Staten Island.
  • Get to know multi-ethnic Queens — the most diverse county in the U.S — and visit the site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs.
  • Find fellowship in the company of women as you study the city’s fascinating history and architecture and discover why it’s so easy to love New York.
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John Kriskiewicz
John is a native New Yorker with a professional degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught courses focusing on architectural and city planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed travel programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations including Road Scholar/Explore New York. He admits to a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.

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

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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.
Let The Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
New York
by Edward Rutherford
International Express: New Yorkers on the 7 Train
by Tonnelat & Kornblum
Here Is New York
by E. B. White
The Power Broker
by Robert Caro
Time and Again
by Jack Finney
The Great Bridge
by David McCullough
722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York
by Clifton Hood
Ladies & Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning
by Jonathan Maler
The Death And Life Of Great American Cities
by Jane Jacobs
Mannahatta: A Natural History of NYC
by Sanderson & Boyer
The Island at the Center of the World
by Russell Shorto
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith

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