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Field Tester Workshop 2007
July 18 - July 24, 2007
(with a Sunday break day)
For those opting for the New York City: You will be taking public transportation. Guide will be Bro. Pat Carney.
- #1: Start with a dim sum brunch at Dim Sum Go Go in
- From there, there are two different options: Both
involve a fair amount of walking and could be pretty tiring. But
there will be various places along the way to stop for drinks or
snacks and to sit and rest:
The first option involves going to the Lower East Side Tenement
museum (http://www.tenement.org/) to hear about how immigrants
lived. (Guided tours required, reservation best made in advance.)
This works well followed by a trip to Ellis Island
(http://www.ellisisland.org/) for even more about immigration.
(Ferry from Battery Park.) Afterwards, return to Battery Park and
either walk up the Hudson River through Battery Park City for a
while, or go straight to dinner somewhere, and/or to a show, or back
The second option involves walking to the Brooklyn Bridge and over
the Brooklyn Bridge, perhaps walking on the Brooklyn Heights
promenade with great views of New York
and eventually making their way to the Fulton Ferry Landing. At the
Fulton Ferry Landing, catch the Water Taxi
(http://www.nywatertaxi.com/) back to Manhattan. Depending on the
time and where people want to eat dinner, this can be taken to South
Street Seaport, to various stops along the Hudson River Park, or to
W. 44th street to get to a show in the theater district (and I can
recommend a couple of restaurants there -- reservations should
definitely be made). Other options include dinner elsewhere (again,
I can make some recommendations if desired) or straight back to NJ.
The third option is the Liberty Science Center will be reopening on the 19th (there is a countdown at http://www.lsc.org/) and supposed to be greatly improved, hands on, etc. Given that we have a group of people with a more than passing interest in science and math and that some of you might be coming from places that have no such institution, this is an option. If they have not changed their policy, they have a considerable discount for teachers so it might be a good idea to pack your school ID cards.
- There's all kinds of other options as well, like the Met Museum and a
walk through Central Park, shopping, seeing a show or gallery hopping in Chelsea.
For those opting for the Jersey Shore: Guide will be TBD.
- Going to Point Pleasant Beach Boarwalk/Beach