Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

New York City Trips
Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019 05:00 AM - Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:30 AM

Venue: New York, NY

Cost: $95 per Adult, $90 per Senior Citizen (62+), or $85 per Child (4-12), and includes motorcoach transportation, hostess service, Lower Manhattan Maps, Timed Monument Pass to the Pedestal, Ferry Ticket to Liberty Island and Ellis Island, and free time to visit the 9/11 Memorial.  

Download 10-26-19 Statue of Liberty.pdf

 

The STATUE OF LIBERTY is more than a monument. She is a beloved friend, a living symbol of freedom to millions around the world. These exhibits are a tribute to the people who created her, to those who built and paid for her, to the ideals she represents and to the hopes she inspires. statueellis
 
Opened in July 1986, the STATUE OF LIBERTY EXHIBIT is located on the second floor in the pedestal of the Statue and traces the history and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty through museum objects, photographs, prints, videos and oral histories. In addition to historical artifacts and descriptive text, full scale replicas of the Statue's face and foot are also on display. The main historical sections include: From Idea to Image, Fabricating the Statue, Stretching Technology, Fundraising in France, The Pedestal, Fundraising in America, and Complete at Last. 
 
From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of ELLIS ISLAND, a small island in New York Harbor. Ellis Island is located in the upper bay, just off the New Jersey boast, within the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. Through the years, this gateway to the new world was enlarged from its original 3.3 acres to 27.5 acres, mostly by landfill obtained from ship ballast and possible excess earth from the construction of the New York City subway system. 
 
5:00 am         Depart from Terminal

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Pickups: Mansfield, Blossburg, Liberty, Williamsport 
7:30                Fast food breakfast stop at McDonald's
11:00              Arrive in Lower Manhattan and drop off at BATTERY PARK, where 
you will board the LIBERTY FERRY that will take you to both 
LIBERTY ISLAND and ELLIS ISLAND. You will receive a TIMED
MONUMENT PASS that will allow you access to the PEDESTAL of the
STATUE OF LIBERTY. Once your hostess assists you with boarding 
the Ferry,  the time is yours to spend as you please. The Ferry runs
a continuous shuttle for your convenience. 
 
Following your return to Battery Park, you will have time to visit the
9/11 MEMORIAL.  Upon completing your self-guided visit of the 
9/11 Memorial, you will have time for dinner on your own and shopping
for souvenirs. You may want to visit CENTURY 21 DEPARTMENT STORE,
to find some great bargains! 
7:00 pm          Depart from Lower Manhattan
Rest break will be made en route 
Midnight         Approximate return 
 NOTE: There is a considerable amount of walking involved in this tour, so please wear comfortable walking shoes! 
 

LOWER MANHATTAN CHANGES!

Twenty years ago, if you had said that Lower Manhattan would one day be a major international shopping and dining destination, you would have probably drawn stares of disbelief. Or maybe a few stifled chuckles. The reaction would have essentially been: yeah, right.  But two decades later, that’s exactly what is happening. 

In an article about Lower Manhattan’s booming dining scene, the New York Times put it this way: “It’s as if the island’s center of gravity has shifted.” Manhattan south of Chambers Street has been transformed.  It’s now a 24/7, thriving, mixed-use neighborhood. More than 2 million square feet of new or repositioned retail is bringing an incredible array of new places to eat and shop to Lower Manhattan.

All of this means that, whatever you’re looking for — from boutique to name-brand, from high-end to casual — you can probably find it here. Already, downtown shoppers can find Tiffany’s, Sephora, Tumi, Urban Outfitters and Gap. Zara, Saks Fifth Avenue and iPic Theaters are all opening soon.

Brookfield Place recently unveiled both the immensely popular Hudson Eats dining terrace and the French-themed gourmet marketplace, Le District. Further south, Peter Poulakakos’ revamped Pier A offers a fine restaurant, oyster bar, event space and more. At the World Trade Center site, Mario Batali’s Eataly will be opening a new location in Westfield World Trade’s upcoming 350,000 square-foot retail complex (which will soon host 100 global brands), and famed Japanese eatery Nobu will be moving to 195 Broadway. Howard Hughes’ reinvented Pier 17 at the Seaport District will provide 365,000 square feet of additional retail, dining and entertainment by 2017. In early 2016, the Fulton Center transit hub will fill out its 65,000-square-foot retail space (one of the eateries will be a new Shake Shack!

New York movie lovers, fond of Gotham’s art houses, will soon get a film experience that rivals that in LA’s private screening rooms.  IPic, a chain of luxe theaters with seats and food and drink service comparable to those of first-class airlines, has signed a deal for a 40,000 square-foot location at the South Street Seaport, as first reported on nypost.com.

The complex is located at 11 Fulton St. in the Fulton Marketplace.

 

 

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  • From Saturday, 26 October 2019 05:00 AM to Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:30 AM