Friday, December 14, 2018
On this day, we went to the 9/11 Memorial Museum to experience what happened 17 years ago. We learned about how many lives were ended by the twin towers because they collapsed. We also learned the lives that were saved by firemen or helped by themselves, the people in the building trying many ways to get out and using anything they see to get out of the building. A story of how a tool had saved lives during the collapse and being stuck in a elevator, window washer Jan Demczur used his squeegee to pry open the elevator doors where he was stuck and 5 other people. Taking turns, the people stuck in the elevator used the squeegee and the metal handle to break through a drywall so they can squeeze through the drywall and escape down the stairs.
Monday, December 17, 2018
On this day, we traveled to the Rubin Museum. At the museum we learned about the ancient Buddhist and Hindu traditions that exist in New York City today. There are many people in New York that practice Buddhism. One of the things we learned was about South Asian rituals such as the purpose of the circle that tells us about our purpose in life, chanting, scrolls and the Bodhisvitas dieties. Inside there is a small temple that we got to hear chants, and made us feel like we were in a real temple. Then we got to go into a cool workshop in order to create Mandalas which are pieces of art that show the inner quest or purpose of a person’s life in the circle image that we saw.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Circle Line Cruise – The Best of New York
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Sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the NYC skyline and the Statue of Liberty while our award winning tour guides narrate every detail along your route.
George Washington Bridge
The world’s busiest suspension bridge spans the Hudson River and carries over 103 million vehicles per year.
In its 85+ year history, this “cathedral to baseball” has hosted 6,581 Yankees regular season home games.
United Nations Headquarters
Designed by an international team of architects, the UN is an international zone with its own fire department and postal service.
The longest suspension bridge when it opened in 1883, its 276’ (84m) high towers are built of limestone, granite and cement.
Statue of Liberty
Standing 305’ (93m) tall, Lady Liberty has welcomed visitors since she was bequeathed to America from France in 1886
The busiest US immigrant port processed over 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1954.
Empire State Building
Standing 1,250’ (381m) tall, it was the world’s tallest building from 1931 until the World Trade Center was completed in 1972.
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You’ll cruise along all three NYC rivers, pass under 20 bridges and see over 130 of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the full Manhattan skyline, the impressive One World Trade Center, the growing Brooklyn waterfront, the legendary Yankee Stadium, beautiful Gracie Mansion, the stately George Washington Bridge and, of course, an up close look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!
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Our world-famous tour guides tell the story of New York City as you journey around the full island and enjoy the best sightseeing experience NYC has to offer!
*Please note, in the event of severe weather or waterway access changes, a full-island tour may not be possible.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Botanical Garden Train Show
At first we entered a room to watch a quick 3 minute video. There were two versions of the video, one in English and the other in Spanish. It explained the intention behind the show and gave us some background into the person who came up with the idea. It also told us that all of the infrastructure was all made up of trees, bark and flowers. When we actually entered we found the iconic buildings of New York City surrounded by waterfalls, flowers and trains. Some of the buildings that we saw were The World Trade Center, The Cyclone from Coney Island, The Statue of Liberty and etc. All of this was made of bark and leafs. Even the glass parts!!!
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Raices Colombiana Restaursante
A Colombian restaurant, which offer a modern and traditional menu, using as a base dishes and typical products of the traditional cuisine of the country, with some elements that make us an option to enjoy the flavors of the Raices Colombianas.
We understand the importance of the ancestral elements of Colombian culture, that authentically evoke the possibility of feeling at home even here, in New York, and for those who have never been to Colombia, it becomes the invitation to get to know our country, full of cultural and natural treasures.