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    Drama Club/Music Department Trip to NYC
    April 7-8, 2017
    UPDATED 3/21/2017 (Draft Itinerary with clickable links)

    DRAFT 3/16

    Drama/Music Spring 2017 NYC Trip

    Departs Friday, April 7th

    5:30am Depart High School

    10:00am Brief stop for brunch

    12:30pm Arrive at hotel

      ManhattanTimes Square

    790 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

    (212) 581-3300

    (Luggage will be left in a couple of rooms since all rooms won’t be ready)

    1:30 – 3:00pm Musicalworkshop (location TBD)

    4:00pm Depart for dinner at Bubba Gump’s

    4:15pm Dinner at BubbaGump Shrimp Company - 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    5:30pm Depart for hotel. Check-in and change for show

    7:30pm Leave hotel for musical

    8:00pm Bandstand, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

    11pm lights out

    Saturday, April 8th

    8:15am Check out of hotel

    8:30am Breakfast at Sbarros  (near hotel - 1606 Broadway #897, New York, NY 10019)

    9:30am Depart for Battery Park; 9/11 Memorial

    Noon-2:30pm Tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

    Lunch on your own (there are many Food Carts across the street from the museum or museum snack bars)

    3:00pm Depart for home

    6:00pm Stop en route for dinner (on your own)

    10:30pm Arrive back at NHS

    What meals do I have to pay for on my own?
    • "brunch/lunch" Friday - we are stopping en route at  10:00AM. Either bring snacks/meal with you or purchase something. We won't eat again until dinner at 4:15PM
    • Lunch Saturday - food carts and snack bars at the museum or nearby 
    • Dinner Saturday - most likely a rest stop on the Thruway 
    What should I pack/wear?
    • Wear gym/exercise clothes on the bus and for the class (the first thing we do when we get to NYC...do not expect to be able to change). Bring clean sneakers or dance shoes in your carry-on for the class. If you have long hair you will want a ponytail holder/pins to keep hair up! This is a 1 1/2 hour dance class. Be prepared to SWEAT! 
    • A nice change of clothes for the Broadway show Friday night. There will be time to shower and change after dinner/before show.
    • Set of clothes for Saturday (comfortable shoes)
    • phone, charger, etc.
    • money for meals and/or food/snacks (see above)
    • Coat/sunglasses/hat/gloves ? check weather when we are a bit closer!
    • book/games/something to keep yourself occupied on the bus ride (pillow and blanket if you prefer to nap!)
    • REMINDER: all luggage including carry-on must be brought to the school on Thursday April 7 between 7:00 and 7:25 AM. All luggage is subject to search due to school policy. Please return your Permission to search luggage form to Mrs. Flock or Mr. Humphrey ASAP (originally distributed 2/13)
    Parents: I will be using the REMIND app to send out updates before and during the trip. I will also try to use the Drama Club Facebook and Twitter pages to post photos and videos! Please follow if you do not already!
    Articles to read before we travel:
    UPDATED 2/28/2017 Very Important Information Please Read


    April NYC Trip Important Information

    We received a message from our tour company yesterday. Unfortunately, they did not book tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in advance and the show is sold out. We were provided with an alternate show, BANDSTAND. Bandstand is a brand new Broadway musical featuring music from the 1940’s and lots of great swing dancing. It is choreographed and directed by Andy Blankenbuehler (the choreographer of Hamilton). We are excited about this choice and think our students will really enjoy the music and the production. We will still be attending a “Musical Theatre Song and Dance” Masterclass with Broadway Classroom and will be learning something from Bandstand.

    Because of the error, the tour company is providing our students a buffet breakfast on Saturday morning.

    If you were attending the trip specifically because of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, then the tour company will refund your payment. Please contact Mrs. Flock or Mr. Humphrey by the end of this week (March 3) if you fall into this category.

    A few important reminders about the trip:

    ·        Please return your signed (student and parent) search permission form to Mr. Humphrey or Mrs. Flock.

    ·        If your student is taking any medicine with them (prescription or over the counter), you must complete the form provided by the school nurse’s office. Stapled to this document are instructions from the school nurse. The form must be returned to the nurse by March 10.

    ·        All luggage, including carry on, must be brought to the school the morning before the trip, Thursday April 6 from 7:00-7:25AM.

    ·        If your emergency contact information or insurance has changed since December, please complete and return an updated form.

    ·         All of the above mentioned forms are available on the school website: https://www.newarkcsd.org/Page/6743

    ·        Trip reminders will so be sent out via REMIND (rmd.at/nycapril17) or text @nycapril17 to 81010.

    If you have any questions please contact one of us.

    Thank you!

    Mrs. Flock


    Mr. Humphrey


    Miss. Howard


    UPDATED 2/13/2017
    • Permission to search luggage form. Please sign and return to Mrs. Flock, Mr. Humphrey, or bring with you on April 6 (when you bring all luggage). Luggage search is school procedure for overnight field trips. 
    UPDATED: 2/7/2017
    Thank you for attending the meeting on December 1, 2016. Please see the following notes:
    • Travel insurance is 100% optional. If you are interested, our travel company recommends http://www.travelguard.com/ Travel company also noted that the "silver" level should be sufficient. Again, this is optional and must be handled by the individual.
    • DRAFT itinerary can be found clicking here
    • Next payment of $100 is due January 17. Please come to the high school auditorium any time between 5:30-8:30 to turn in money. 
    • Final payment will be due February 15 (again, please bring final payment to high school aud any time between 5:30-8:30). 
    • Newark Boosters is planning a fundraiser (to be determined) for January.
    • As more details about the trip (hotel name, suggested packing list) are available they will be sent out via REMIND and posted here. 
    • Transportation via coach bus to and from NYC

    • 1 night lodging in a Times Square hotel

    • 2 hour group “Musical Theatre Song and Movement Workshop” with Broadway Classroom (learn the music and choreography for a  production number from a Broadway show, teacher is a cast member from the show)


    • Ticket to a musical on Broadway (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

    • Admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art


    • Visit to 9/11 memorial site and Battery Park


    • Dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Times Square

    Not included:

    • 2 lunches

    • 1 dinner (on the road)

    Estimated Cost Per Student:

    • If 40 students go: $339 

    Why/how is this trip considered to be important/relevant to learning?

    • During the Broadway Classroom workshop, students will have the opportunity to experience a Broadway style rehearsal setting with a working professional artist (Arts Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participation in The Arts). Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the realities of working in the arts industry (Arts Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources). For most students this will be their first Broadway show. The production values and quality of performance (including the experience of being in a Broadway theatre) is something that the students cannot experience in Newark. Our itinerary also includes visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, featuring exhibits from all points of world history (Arts Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts). 2016 marked 15 years since 9/11. This group of students have always lived in a post 9/11 world. This is a timely year for them to experience the memorial. We are also providing an opportunity for students to see NYC when it is within modest traveling distance--a learning experience in itself. Theatre and art is meant to be experienced in real time. The arts allow students to better recognize human emotion and relationships, form critical analysis skills, and  develop community bonds, all of which serve to create a more well rounded individual.