Big Arts in the Big Apple

TIMES SQUARE ♦ EMPIRE STATE BUILDING ♦ STATUE OF LIBERTY

Empire State Building

This travel/study trip will allow participants to encounter the cultural offerings of one of the USA's most vibrant cities for five days and four nights. Experienced faculty will provide a survey of exhibitions and performances in art, music, and theatre, as well as historical background and giving practical guidance. This trip offers access to arts experts and cultural experiences not available to most travelers or commercial tour groups, while allowing flexibility for exploration of individual interests.

Trip Dates: MARCH 9-13, 2018

INFORMATION SESSIONS 

  • Monday, October 9 12:00 pm Austin East Room C123 
  • Tuesday, October 10 6:00 pm Austin East Room C123 

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Things to see and do

New York Times Square

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

The Metropolitan Opera

Statue of Liberty

TIMES SQUARE

Times Square is a major commercial intersection in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

The Metropolitan Operais a vibrant home for the world's most creative and talented artists working in opera, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States

new york city's chinatown

Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States

AND MORE

The Brooklyn Bridge ♦ Little Italy ♦ The Cathedral of St. Patrick ♦ Broadway Shows ♦ Television shows ♦ Twin Towers site ♦ Greenwich Village ♦ Central Park ♦ Carnegie Hall ♦ St. Patrick's Cathedral ♦ 5th Avenue shopping ♦ Guggenheim Museum ♦ Rockefeller Plaza And more!

Important Dates

Trip Dates

March 9 - 13, 2018

Information Sessions

  • Monday, October 9 12:00 pm Austin East Room C123 
  • Tuesday, October 10 6:00 pm Austin East Room C123 

Payment Schedule Dates

November 21, 2017

$300.00 non-refundable deposit & registration due (accepted until November 21 or space is filled)

January 12, 2018 remainder due (non-refundable)

Pre-Trip orientation classes 

Orientation classes are designed to assist you in maximizing your time in New York. Faculty will present options for exploring NYC's music, art, theatre, and historical offerings as well as providing practical travel advice for your trip.

All sessions are 6:30 - 8:30 pm

  • Thursday, January 18
  • Thursday, February 22

Financial Information

BASIC TRIP COST based on room occupancy

  • Single $1649.00
  • Triple $1099.00
  • Double $1249. 00
  • Quadruple $999.00

COSTS NOT INCLUDED IN BASIC TRIP COST
Tuition for a 2-credit class at Riverland Community College $371.34 total including fees $66.60 (MN Senior Citizen) total including fees

  • Trip insurance (required)
  • Meals
  • Local metro transit passes
  • Concert & theatre tickets
  • Museum/visitor fees
  • Miscellaneous spending money

(Tips and gratuities for coach drivers, porters, etc. are included in the trip price.)

INCLUSIONS

  • Motor coach transportation to/from MSP airport from Riverland Austin campus
  • Non-stop flight from Minneapolis to NYC and NYC to Minneapolis
  • Motor coach transportation to/from airport and hotel
  • Lodging at a Hilton property in south Times Square, near the NY Times Building, 42nd Street, and Penn Station
  • Luggage portage and tips
  • Guidance of Riverland faculty to assist with questions, navigation and tickets
  • Orientation classes covering travel advice, exploration options and the NYC cultural scene

What you receive for your Riverland tuition

RIVERLAND TUITION

  • Elective credits in fine arts & humanities (all participants must register for 1 credit of MUSC 2600 and 1 credit of THTR 2600)
  •  Guidance of experienced Riverland faculty
  • Pre-trip orientation classes
  • Information session each morning of the trip
  • Information and assistance obtaining tickets for cultural events

Eligible students: financial aid can be used to cover the
tuition and costs for this course.

Registration and Contact Information

This tour is open to all interested persons who are 18 on or before March 1, 2017. Persons under the age of 18 must have responsible adult over 21 years of age to accompany them.

Download Registration Form

FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Scott Blankenbaker, Music 
507-433-0547
Scott.Blankenbaker@riverland.edu 
or toll-free at 800-247-5039