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Retro Ice Skating Rink Opening at JFK this Winter

Exciting news for any winter-loving visitors traveling through the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.  On November 30, the new TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport is adding a 56’x44’ ice skating rink, dubbed “The Runway Rink.”


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Topics: NYC, School Trip to NYC

Happy 133rd Birthday to the Statue of Liberty!

Today marks 133 years since the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York City in 1886.  The famous symbol of American freedom stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York.  As one of the most recognizable statues in the world, no class trip to New York City is complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty. 


Read on to check out our 5 favorite ways to experience the Statue of Liberty with students.  

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Topics: NYC, School Trip to NYC, New York City, Statue of Liberty, Student Trip to NYC

Museum of Modern Art Reopens in NYC

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) reopened its doors to the public after being closed since early June for a nearly $450 million renovation.  The expansion is bringing the art to the streets, literally.  


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Topics: NYC, School Trip to NYC, Student Trip to NYC, Museum of Modern Art

Empire State Building Lights Up the NYC Skyline With a New, Hourly Light Display

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Mar 21, 2018 12:16:30 PM

School groups visiting NYC this spring will be treated to a new, sparkling light display atop one of the city's most iconic buildings, the Empire State Building. Every night, beginning at sunset until 2 A.M., the building’s tower lights will sparkle every hour, on the hour, for five minutes.


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Topics: School Trip to NYC, Empire State Building

Expert Advice for Navigating Times Square on a School Trip to NYC


Visiting the iconic sights of the Big Apple is an education unto itself, with most first-timers experiencing a rush of adrenaline and nerves about what to expect.


Here is my advice for teachers and students about how to best experience one of the most popular attractions on a school trip to New York City: Times Square.



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Topics: Times Square, School Trip to NYC, New York City

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