Last month, grade nine and ten students traveled to New York City for an action-packed trip! As this marked the official return of spring trips at HNMCS, students were excited to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple!
The trip started off strong with a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where students caught a glimpse of the famous stairway setup for this year’s MET Gala. Students then had a chance to explore the museum’s impressive collection, which spans over 5000 years of art. They continued on to an afternoon stroll through Central Park with a stop at the Imagine Mosaic. Students stopped here to enjoy the live music in Strawberry Fields and take in the sights. Day one in New York ended off with a special performance of Moulin Rouge at the Al Hirschfeld theater where students had the opportunity to see Joanna “JoJo” Levesque star as Satine.
The following days in New York may have been filled with heavy rain, but that did not stop HNMCS students from continuing their exploration of New York City! Students attended Saturday Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to begin their second day, followed by boat excursions that took them to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In the afternoon, students visited the 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory. The day concluded with a boat cruise around the city where students got a chance to see the full view of the New York City skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the illuminated Statue of Liberty.
The final days of the trip included a trip to the Museum of Modern Art where students were excited to see famous works such as Monet’s Water Lilies, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalì, and The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.
This trip was a wonderful opportunity for grade nine and ten students to experience all that New York has to offer while making new memories with their peers.