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Celebrating Black History Month in NYC

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Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth in #NewYorkCity offers an opportunity to reflect, reconsider and revel on the accomplishments and achievements of notable New Yorkers. An array of activities awaits you!

*At the #MuseumoftheCityofNY explore the deep connection between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Big Apple.

*The #UnitedNations is offering a special Black History Month tour that includes a visit to the UN’s permanent memorial to the victims of slavery, the Ark of the Return.

*The #BrooklynHistoricalSociety seeks to tell the stories of the “unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement, ordinary residents who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality.” A replica of the 1863 #EmancipationProclamation, signed by #AbrahamLincoln, is also on display.

*Central Park’s art gallery, the #ArsenalGallery, celebrates with an exhibition of work by nine artists exploring the theme of identity, using “elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice,” as well as a variety of fiber media, from quilts to embroidery.

#TourHarlem and explore the extraordinary history of Harlem in the 1920s and 30s when the neighborhood surged with music, culture and arts. Follow in the footsteps of Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington on a walking tour.

*The world-famous #AmateurNight at the #ApolloTheater returns for performances by singers, dancers, comedians and spoken-word artists. Many get their big break after taking the stage at Amateur Night as long as they’re not booed off stage by the audience.

#NYCstudenttours are a great way for #historytocomealive for #students.  Students #lovetotravel to places they learn about in school.  Contact #ColonialCapitalTours for #StudentTours,  #EducationalTours or #GroupTours to #Philadelphia #Boston #Baltimore #NYC#NewYorkCity #WashingtonDC #ColonialWilliamsburg #Williamsburg or the #destination of your choice. #ColonialCapitalTours (www.colonialcapitaltours.com) will #customize and #tailor #educationaltours for you and your #educationaltour #group!

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What’s New In Philadelphia?

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The “Must See” Sites in Philadelphia 

The City of Brotherly Love is where ideas and people came to meet in our country’s early days. Historical attractions abound for your #Philadelphiastudenttours:
Independence Hall: Your #studenttours can see where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in the building’s Assembly Room and over a decade later where the framework for the U.S. Constitution was debated and signed.
The Liberty Bell, an international symbol of liberty, was originally used to call the Pennsylvania Assembly to meetings. #Educationaltoursgroups learn that it was later adopted by abolitionists, suffragists and Civil Rights advocates, making it a symbol used by many today.
The Franklin Institute, a science museum and center of science education and research, features a special exhibit on 10 Terracotta Warriors from China, one of history’s most significant archaeological discoveries. In 1974, a farmer in China discovered thousands of life-sized warrior sculptures that had been guarding the tomb of China’s first emperor since 210 B.C. Ten of the mysterious structures and 170 related artifacts are on display through March 4 for your #Philadelphiaschooltrips.
At the new Museum of the American Revolution art, printed works and a range of Revolutionary War objects bring the era to life for #fieldtrips.  Your #Philadelphiafieldtrips will learn the stories of well-known and everyday people who experienced the tumult through galleries, engaging films and a collection of Revolutionary War era weapons, personal items, diaries and works of art.
The Winter Fountains along Benjamin Franklin Parkway illuminate the area with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes. The works dazzle all #studentgroups #educationaltours and #schooltrips to Philadelphia.  They were inspired by the Parkway’s grand fountains are a centerpiece exhibition of Parkway 100, the city’s 14-month celebration commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Avenue’s groundbreaking.

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Holiday Happenings in NYC

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Indoor Fun in New York City

This #holidayseason your #studenttourgroup can enjoy just as many indoor activities around #thebigapple as outdoor.  Your #schoolgroup will want to visit:
  • The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens:  #Educationalgroups will marvel at the #modeltrains chugging through a display of 150 NYC landmarks including the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center. All re-created with bark, leaves and other natural materials. #nybg
  • Visit #Santa at the North Pole’s NYC location at #SantalandMacys which includes an immersive seasonal spectacle.  A 13,000-square-foot North Pole Christmas village awaits your #nycschooltrip group complete with live elves, an enchanted forest featuring animatronic toys and a train display!
  • #NYCstudents will salivate at the New York Hall of Science’s homemade gingerbread house display, made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy.  Named the largest gingerbread village by Guinness World Record for the past 4 years! #nyhos
  • The American Museum of Natural History marks the start of the holiday season with the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree. With over 1,000 folded treasures on display, your #studentfieldtrip will admire the 13 foot-tree that features a different theme each year relating to the Museum’s special exhibitions or to its collections, which includes more than 33 million artifacts and specimens. #amnh #origamitree
  • Immerse your #nycstudenttour in a canopy of lights at the annual holiday festival at #BrookfieldPlace in the heart of Lower Manhattan. Built on the season’s traditions of sharing, giving, community and light lets visitors “send” a wish to the canopy of light emanating from hundreds of suspended lanterns. #ThreeWishingStations transform wishes into a mesmerizing display of lights and colors. For every wish sent during the holiday season, Brookfield will donate $1 to the Grammy Museum and its music education programs.
#StudenttripstoNYC can be filled with #traditions, #festivedecorations and #specialholidayprograms and #memories.  Enjoy #NYC this #holidayseason with a  #studenttour by #ColonialCapitalTours.  #StudentTours,  #EducationalTours or #GroupTours, #ColonialCapitalTours (www.colonialcapitaltours.com) will #customize and #tailor #educationaltours for you and your #educationaltour #group!

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A Colonial Williamsburg Holiday Season

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Make Your Holiday Merry and Bright!

Your #schooltrips #group will discover that the #holidayseason in #ColonialWilliamsburg is like no other place.  #StudenttripstoColonialWilliamsburg are filled with #traditions, #festivedecorations and #specialholidayprograms – your #ColonialWilliamsburgstudenttour #visit to this #18thcenturythemedtown will be filled with #Yuletide #memories.
  • Experience the city and #spirit of the #Christmasseason with a #guidedtour for your #ColonialWilliamsburgschooltrip led by an 18th-century resident.  Enjoy reflections on the holiday season, the daily news and the decorated picturesque buildings and streets.
  • Enjoy #MidwinterStories and traditions by #Nativecommunities from the #EasternWoodlands who frequented #Williamsburg in the 19th-century.
  • #JoyintheMorning, a music-filled message of hope for the holiday season celebrates the songs and stories of the enslaved African American community in 18th-century Williamsburg.
  • #Laceupyourskates at #LibertysIcePavilion for an evening of fun.
  • Ride through the #HistoricArea by #horsedrawncarriage and enjoy the local sights and sounds of the city.

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Christmas Celebrations in NYC

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Get Ready to Fa La La, La La!

Tis the season for tree lightings, ice skating and holiday markets.

The #2017holidayseason has kicked off now that the iconic #RockefellerCenterChristmasTree has been lit.  Your #studenttriptoNYC can enjoy the almost 50,000 lights and #Swarovskistar that adorn the 75-foot-tall Norway spruce.  The Pennsylvania tree illuminates the #holidayseason and #RockefellerCenter.  #EducationaltripstoNYC groups can admire the #85thRockefellerCenterXmastree through January 7, 2018.  It will then be #donated to #HabitatforHumanity and transformed into lumber to build homes.
Tonight, the oldest Christmas tree tradition takes place at the #NewYorkStockExchange as it welcomes its #94thannualChristmasTree lighting. #NYCstudenttours will enjoy live performances from the Radio City #Rockettes, Chilina Kennedy of Broadway’s Beautiful, photo opportunities for #studenttourstoNYC with Macy’s #SantaClaus, the #Budweiser #Clydesdales and #hotcocoa.
After your #travelingwithstudents group oohs and aahs at the majesty of the lights, shopping at the city’s European-style #wintermarkets should be next on your #studenttripstoNYC list. The #UnionSquareHolidayMarket boasts more than 150 local and national vendors hawking an impressive selection of #handcraftedgifts and #preparedfoods for #visitorstonyc to enjoy.  #Handmadeitems from local artisans and snacks from vendors can be found at the #ColumbusCircleHolidayMarket featuring over 100 booths for #visitstonyc to enjoy.
The #GrandCentralHolidayFair is likely the epitome of the #perfect #Christmasmarket with the swirls of constellations on the roof inside and the towering, bejeweled tree. #EducationaltoursofNYC group will enjoy visiting the vendors with a focus on #Americanmade and #handmadeproducts with #locallysourced material or a #sociallyconscious business model fill over half of the historic #VanderbiltHall.
#Freeiceskating for your #middleschoolstudents to enjoy combines with more than 150 holiday shops at the #WinterVillageatBryantPark.  After your #highschoolstudenttrip group spins and jumps at the 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink, enjoy warming up at the spacious rink-side restaurant and shopping at the kiosks and shops.
 

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Thanksgiving Fun in New York City

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#Thanksgivingtime in #NewYorkCity is always a fun time!  Whether you see it as the #holidayseasonkickoff or the perfect time for a #educationaltour, there is so much to do for everyone!
#OneWorldObservatory #OWO hosts #WinterONEderland. Follow #Ollie the snow owl’s journey from his home in the winter forest to the iconic #NewYorkCity. Ollie will guide your #studentgrouptour through the Winter ONEderland experience on the #102ndfloor of the building.
Your #schoolgroup will get a kick at the #RadioCityChristmasSpectacular featuring #Santa, #woodensoldiers and the famed #Rockettes.  #RadioCity transforms into a #magicalwonderland for its annual #musicalholidayshow. Updated technology, more eye-catching costumes and new music bring your #NYCtoursforstudents closer to the performance.
#Grabyourskates and head to the #WinterVillageBryantPark. Practice your triple lutzes and axels on the 17,000 square-foot #outdoorrink which is free and open late. After your time on the ice, bring your #studentvisittoNYC group to the holiday open-air style food markets and artisan boutiques.
#Bedazzled and amazed by #SaksFifthAvenue‘s #holidaywindowdisplay. The high-end retailer has decorated its fourteen windows based on the classic children’s book and movie, “#Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” The displays commemorate the movie’s 80th anniversary and are animated with different scenes from the story.

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Brand New Museum!

American Writers Museum Opens

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The only one of its kind in the nation, the American Writers Museum in Chicago is like something hot off the presses and eager to be read by your #educationaltour group.
Dedicated to American authors, the museum is located on nearly 11,000 square feet of the second floor of a vintage building.  The museum includes American writers dating back to the early 18th-century preacher, Cotton Mather, and well-thought-out uses of digital technology.  Novels, memoirs and poetry, screenplays, journalism, rap lyrics, advertising slogans and even stand-up comedy are showcased throughout the museum for your #studenttour group to enjoy.  Musicians Prince and Tupac Shakur are represented along with Harper Lee and Thomas Jefferson.
#Studenttravel groups can engage with interactive touch screens and high-tech multimedia installations, like a mesmerizing “Word Waterfall,” in which a wall of densely packed, seemingly random words is revealed, contains resonant literary quotations. Homier touches, like cozy couches in the children’s literature gallery and even the occasional smell of cookies, unleashed whenever someone pushes the plaque for Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” are included in an installation called “The Surprise Bookshelf.”  Touch-screen word play tables, where #studenttours  can fill in the blanks in famous literature or play a version of the word-magnet composition game more commonly found on refrigerators, are to be explored. Writers Hall, a content-rich and visually dramatic display, features 100 American authors on one wall and 100 American works on the other.
#Studenttravel groups are also encouraged to create their own stories, with a writing pads, a manual typewriter and a bulletin board to post the results. In the “Readers Hall” bookcases offer selections as “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the poems of Elizabeth Bishop and the classic “Sunset Boulevard.” Wall displays summarize everything from the “evolution” of bookstores to “Voices of Dissent.”

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