8861
New York
Signature City New York: The Big Apple Experience
Get an insider’s perspective on New York as you explore Ellis Island, the Met, Rockefeller Plaza and learn about the city’s transition from a Dutch outpost to an American icon.
Rating (4.96)
Program No. 8861RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,649

At a Glance

Bubbling with history, culture, diversity and energy, New York is whatever one makes of it. Wave after wave of people from the Colonial era to the present have flocked to the Big Apple to seek their fortunes. Whether you’re a first-timer or a former New Yorker reacquainting yourself with old haunts, trace the story of New York from its Dutch beginnings and into the future as you absorb the city’s architecture, economy, politics and more on expert-led field trips to great city icons.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking 2-5 miles each day, lots of stairs. Public transportation used throughout program.

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, outside and inside incredible Radio City Music Hall.
  • 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, program inclusions and time available for travel. Visit www.roadscholar.org/collections/nyc to explore them all!
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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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Angela Christensen
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Richard Turnbull
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John Kriskiewicz
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Christine Vaindirlis
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