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.
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.
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.
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!
RiseNY pairs museum-style galleries with an amusement park-quality ride.
Begin your adventure with an immersive film by an award-winning documentarian that transitions to an interactive self-guided walkthrough tracing tipping points in history that helped shape Music, Fashion, TV, Theater and more in each dedicated gallery:
- Discover the rise of Wall Street and The New York Stock Exchange in the Finance Gallery.
- Learn the history of mass media with Telsa’s Coil in the TV/Radio Gallery.
- Understand the law of physics through the Otis elevator brake in the Skyline Gallery.
- Visual, language and performing arts come to life in the Fashion, Music, Broadway and Film Galleries.
Then, board an extraordinary elevator experience that transports you to a spectacular virtual soaring ride! Feel the rush of wind in your hair as you “fly” over the world’s most stunning skyline.
Explore three levels of mind-bending multi-sensory immersive experiences. With magnificent views over the Manhattan skyline, Summit takes the concept of an “observation deck” to entirely new heights.
Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, a marvel of architecture, engineering, and technology with panoramic views of New York City. Edge combines the pulse-quickening excitement of leaning out over a 100-story outdoor balcony with the warm welcome of elevated food & beverage service in a unique social space.
There are free downloadable STEM resources to take students on a virtual adventure into NYC’s newest and most forward-thinking neighbourhood. Get students thinking like community builders and changemakers by harnessing the Design Engineering Process, a simple tool you can use to elevate Reach for the Sky resources and ground student explorations in project-based learning.
- Empire State Building
- Top of the Rock
- Broadway Show
- Sports Fixture Tickets - choose from basketball, hockey or baseball
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