Religious Studies Trips to New York

Inspire your pupils and deepen their understanding of key study topics with a religious studies school trip to New York.   As the original immigration gateway to the USA a vast array of religions and cultures have made the city their home, making it a great place to study the concepts of citizenship and diversity.   Visit the thought-provoking 9/11 memorial and museum which provides an unique opportunity to meet and hear from someone directly involved in the atrocities.  Combine this with some of the city's must see attractions and you will create a poignant and memorable trip for your students. 

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Reasons to Visit

Jewish Heritage Museum

This museum explores Jewish life before, during and after the Nazi genocide. Documentary films, thousands of photos and artifacts, many donated by survivors families form a living memorial to the Holocaust. Special exhibitions tackle historical events or themes, such as “A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community.” The core collection is brought to life with interactive displays, including “Voices of Liberty,” a soundscape of immigrant and refugees reactions to their arrival in the U.S.

 

Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum is housed in the 1908 Warburg Mansion, which was renovated in 1993. It contains a fascinating collection of art, artefacts and media installations. The permanent exhibition explains the Jewish cultural experience through exhibits of many objects and artefacts.

Tenement Museum

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s mission is to promote tolerance and historical perspectives through the presentation and interpretation of the variety of immigrant and migrant experiences on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a gateway to America.

Lower East Side Immigration Experience

Feel history come alive as you walk among historic landmarks and hear from knowledgeable and experienced tour guides.

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is the principal institution dedicated to telling the story of 9/11, the people who lost their lives and the psychological scars that remain. Multimedia displays, archives, narratives and artefacts tell intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning, and recovery. Two hour workshops are available based on the themes of memorialization, remembrance and repercussions.

Empire State Building Observatory

New York’s famous Empire State building soars more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan. Located on the 86th floor, the observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

The newly renovated Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Rockefeller Center. The view itself is unique and astonishing, unobstructed for 360 degrees and stretching for miles in every direction.

Circle Line Tour (Boat Cruise)

This cruise circumnavigates Manhattan Island allowing you to see all its highlights (dependant on length of cruise chosen) 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs, over 25 world renowned landmarks and, of course, a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Beverages, food and souvenirs are available on board.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

The Statue of Liberty is New York's most symbolic structure. The Auguste Bartholdi statue was given as a gift from the people of France and stands at 111 feet 6 inches from the toe to the crown. In the base of the statue there is an interesting museum devoted to the statue's history.

Basketball and Ice Hockey Matches

Tickets to the New York Knicks Basketball and New York Rangers Ice Hockey Games range from $25 and upwards depending upon availability.

Ice Skating at Wollman Rink

Wollman Rink provides 26,600 square feet of ice for skaters in the winter. Wollman Rink, located near the Parkside Avenue/Ocean Avenue entrance to Central Park, is open for ice skating from late November through March. The Rink features a snack bar, skate shop, skate rental and free lockers.

Staten Island Ferry

This free ferry ride to Staten Island offers impressive panoramas of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The ferry departs from Battery Park every thirty minutes.

Madame Tussauds

This attraction holds models of a whole host of celebrities including Brad Pitt, Woody Allen, Whoopi Goldberg and Madonna. Madame Tussauds NY provides visitors with an entertaining educational opportunity to experience the world’s most fascinating celebrities, influential world leaders, historical figures and sports icons.

One World Trade Centre Observation Deck

The Freedom Tower is a 104 storey building that stands on the World Trade Center site in Manhattan - giving amazing views of the city.  Interactive exhibitions reveals the transformation of New York City from unsettled lands to today’s remarkable forest of skyscrapers.   Ascend the 102 floors to the observation deck in under 60 seconds in one of five sky pod elevators!

Watch a Broadway Show

Make the most of your stay by rounding off the day with a Broadway show. The best value tickets are available for mid-week performances and can be combined with dinner in a nearby restaurant before the performance.

Examples of current shows on offer are: Aladdin, Wicked, Chicago, Mean Girls, The Phantom of the Opera and Beetlejuice. 

There are other shows/plays on offer not featured. All are subject to availability - so book early for your favourite show!


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What you say

I have now used European study tours 4 times and I personally wouldn't use anyone else...excellent service! 

Darlington College

Thank you for your professionalism, flexibility, time and support which made the trip such a success! 

Cathedral Academy

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