NYC Bus Trip, Cruise & Sightseeing – Tuesday, April 12

“New York is not a city – it’s a world.” — Iman

One of the major highlights of the Finland Exchange is our Bus Trip to New York City.

“I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.”
— Nora Ephron

Set for Tuesday, April 12 – this is a day packed with all things Big Apple. The cost of $75 per person covers your round trip bus ticket, a highly-rated boat tour of the island with Circle Cruises, and a free day of fun in the best city in the world (after Philadelphia and Helsinki, of course.)

Note: because we will be on and off a bus in the city throughout the day, and walking the streets, a parent chaperone is required on this trip.

Bus Assignments for Tuesday’s trip to NYC

Click here to RSVP and pay for the trip

“It’s pretty cliched, but Times Square is just incredible.
You really feel like you’re in the capital of the world.” 
— Timothy F. Cahill

Itinerary for the Day

  • 7:00 am – Be at Drexelbrook for check-in and bus pick up (Holiday Inn & Suites – Drexelbrook)
  • 7:25am – Bus departs Drexelbrook. (~2 hours 15 min drive)
  • 9:55 am – Arrive to Pier 83, West 42nd St. and 12th Ave.
  • 10:30am – Boat Tour begins @ Pier 83 with CIrcle LIne SIghtseeing Cruises
  • 12:00 pm – Groups free to Explore NYC on their own
    • Option 1 Famous “High Line” (refurbished elevated train)
      • Walk South on High Line to Standard hotel and Bier Garden at end of walk.
      • Walk North on High Line to Times Square (Option 2) or the Edge (Option 3.)
    • Option 2 continue to Times Square
      • Travel options for Times Square:
        • Option A (preferred): walk North on the High Line (see above)
        • Option B: walk to Times Square (20 minute walk to Times Square) by going East on 40th Street to 7th Avenue
        • Option C: take the subway (station at Hudson, right where boat docks). Take the 7 Train for one stop East to 42nd Street Times Square.
    • Option 3 Explore the “Edge” rooftop view and City Climb:
    • Option 4 – walk/taxi/uber to Central Park:
  • Lunch OptionsFamilies/players will have option to explore Times Square and eat lunch attractions suggested below:
    • Hard Rock Cafe (walk North on Broadway) 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
    • Joe’s Pizza (walk North on Broadway) 1435 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
    • Public House (good Beer/American food) 140 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017 
    • Rockefeller Center 49th and 6th Ave.
    • Bryant Park https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/bryant-park
      • Located @5 and 6 Ave, W 40 St and W 42 St.
      • NYC Public Library – scene from Ghostbusters.
  • Shopping Options:
    • NHL store: 1185 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036. West of Broadway
    • NBA store: (one block from NHL store) 545 5th Ave. West of Broadway
    • Levi’s Store 34th Street (Northern point of Broadway near Hard Rock)
    • Levi’s Store at Times Square (located near bus drop off south start of Broadway)
    • Disney Store (North end of Broadway) 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
    • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (North end of Broadway) 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
  • 3:00 pm meet at pier 83 location 42nd St and 12th Ave. – board bus for departure.
  • 3:30pm (latest) – head back to Philly
  • 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm  – Arrive back drop off in at Holiday Inn Drexelbrook.A note on the Coronavirus and NYC

New York City has set up a website, called “The Key To NYC” that has the most up-to-date guidance on vaccine and mask requirements in the city.

Hawks Contacts: 

Tom Bannister, (610) 247-1140 (cell)
Joe Clifford, (267) 439-3902 (cell)

Published by Hawks Finland Exchange

The Finland Exchange is a cultural exchange program between two hockey programs: the Haverford Hawks and the Viikingit Club of Helsinki, Finland.

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