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Field Tester Workshop 2007

July 18 - July 24, 2007
(with a Sunday break day)
Rutgers University

Sunday Outings

For those opting for the New York City: You will be taking public transportation. Guide will be Bro. Pat Carney.

    Suggestions made:
    • #1: Start with a dim sum brunch at Dim Sum Go Go in Chinatown.

    • 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 ( to hear about how immigrants lived. (Guided tours required, reservation best made in advance.) This works well followed by a trip to Ellis Island ( 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 to NJ.

      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 ( 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 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.

    Suggestions made:
    • Going to Point Pleasant Beach Boarwalk/Beach

Page last updated: July 11. 2007.