We arrived back at Oakwood this afternoon. We had a great trip and look forward to doing another art trip in the future. Thanks for letting us spend time with your wonderful young adults. It was nice getting to know students we do not have in our classes and seeing the students we do have in a different situation. We hope to hear in the future that they will be taking another trip to New York to take in more of the sites and maybe even live there as part of their adventure in life.
Thanks again, Erin, Chris and Cindy
We had a little turn in our weather today so have spent most of it in doors. We didn’t go to the Whitney Museum, we decided to go to the MOMA. Most of us started out going up to the different floors but a few started at the top and came down. Those of us who didn’t check the map almost missed “A Starry Night”, not to mention other great works, so we added time to our visit to be sure all who wanted to, were able to see several of his pieces. We also saw a special exhibition of Diego Rivera’s works. Some small sketches which were watercolors and several large murals.
We then went back out into the rain to find locations for lunch then on to Madame Tussands. It was great fun watching everyone having pictures of themselves taken with the fabulously famous!
We are packing now (boo hoo), we all love NYC and will be sorry to go, but we will be ending our evening with dinner and the broadway show “Spiderman”.
Then it is back to the hotel and an early morning ride to JFK for some and LaGuardia for others.
What a great trip!
Wow, what a great second day in the city! We visited NBC studios for a tour, 911 Memorial, and went shopping on 5th Avenue. The best part of our day was an evening at the theatre to see Rent. All of our students are having a fantastic time and getting some great experience in a busy city.
Today we visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo. The students have had a great experience shopping, sight-seeing and learning how to travel through a busy metropolitan city. Tonight we dine in the theatre district and see The Fantasticks!
The Metropolitan Museum the students found their ways to many galleries. Some of them loved the modern art and saw Roy Lichtenstein’s artwork and Jackson Pollock’s works. Some enjoyed the fashions, others the Asian & Egyptian exhibits. It was a nice surprise to see the museum had several special exhibits which included the works of Monet, Seurat, Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse, Gauguin to name a few. One student spent most of his time in the Japanese story telling exhibit. The Museum is so large that it would take more time than we had to see everything.
China town was quite an experience for the students. This section of town is very hectic and our students did a great job maneuvering around this area. Little Italy was much more laid back and relaxing and it was stated that you turn the corner and enter a different world! Soho was full of little boutiques which the girls enjoyed.
It was back to the hotel for a short rest, then out to dinner and the Fantasticks. This was quite different from the “Rent” experience. A very small theater, very intimate. We are all looking forward to seeing “Spiderman” tomorrow evening.
Pictures of our travels to NYC.