Big Arts in the Big Apple

  Trip Dates: MARCH 3 - 7, 2023

  Estimated Costs $1295.00 - $2075.00


Big Arts Big Apple is the perfect study/travel trip for those who want to experience the cultural offerings of one of the USA's most vibrant cities. Participants will have the chance to encounter art, music, and theatre exhibitions and performances, as well as historical background, all while receiving practical guidance from experienced faculty. 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. So what are you waiting for? Book your place on the Big Arts Big Apple today!

Reserve your spot and register today!

Things to see and do

New York Times Square

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

The Metropolitan Opera

Statue of Liberty


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


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 Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic, officially the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc.,globally known as New York Philharmonic Orchestra or New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, is a symphony orchestra based in New York City. It is one of the leading American orchestras popularly referred to as the "Big Five". The Philharmonic's home is David Geffen Hall, located in New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Founded in 1842, the orchestra is one of the oldest musical institutions in the United States and the oldest of the "Big Five" orchestras. Its record-setting 14,000th concert was given in December 2004.


Chinatown ♦ Broadway shows ♦ Television shows ♦ The Empire State Building ♦ 9/11 memorial ♦ Brooklyn Bridge ♦ Little Italy ♦ Statue of Liberty ♦ Greenwich Village ♦ Central Park ♦ Carnegie Hall ♦ St. Patrick’s Cathedral ♦ 5th Avenue shopping ♦ Guggenheim Museum ♦ Rockefeller Plaza ♦ and more!

Important Dates

Trip Dates

March 3 - 7, 2023

Information Sessions

Join Riverland faculty and fellow trip-goers on an enlightening tour of art, culture, and experiences from the city that never sleeps including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Metropolitan Opera, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, and much more.

  • Thursday, September 15 @ 6:30 PM | Austin East Room E102
  • Wednesday, September 21, 12:00 PM | Austin East Room E102

Pre-Trip Class Sessions

Orientation classes are designed to assist you to maximize your time in New York City. Faculty will present options for exploring music, art, theatre, and historical offerings in Manhattan and surrounding boroughs, as well as providing practical travel advice for your trip. Please keep these Thursday evenings open for these classes. (Class sessions will be recorded and available through web access for participants unable to join us in Austin.)

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Payment Schedule Dates

  November 21, 2022

$600.00 non-refundable deposit & registration due (accepted until November 21 or space is filled)

  January 13, 2023 remainder due (non-refundable)

Financial Information

  Trip cost based on room occupancy: 

  • Single $2075.00
  • Double $1545.00
  • Triple $1355.00
  • Quadruple $1295.00

  Costs not inclued: 

  • Tuition for a 2-credit class at Riverland Community College
    $416.66 total including fees or
    $68.78 (MN Senior Citizen) total including fees
  • Trip insurance (recommended)
  • 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.)


  • 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 4-star hotel in premium Times Square location
  • 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

  • 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 trip is open to all interested persons who are :

  • 18 on or before March 1, 2023.
  • Persons under the age of 18 must have a responsible adult over 21 years of age to accompany them.

Download Registration Form


Lindsey Williams, Theatre
or toll-free at 800-247-5039