Spring 2017 Trip
New York City | St. Patrick’s Day Parade | March 16 – 18
Our 3-day trip to New York City includes participation in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the oldest and largest parade in America. The dates are Thursday through Saturday, March 16 – 18. March 16 and 17 will be considered excused field trip absences by the school.Important Dates
- Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Trip Commitment Form Due. Download here (PDF).
- Thursday, December 1, 2016 - First half of balance due.
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Remaining balance due (no later than this date).
- Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Mandatory Trip Meeting, 7pm in the theater. Chaperones 6pm in the band room.
Please bring the following:
- Health Insurance information.
- Prescription medication information.
- Emergency contact information, including where parent/guardians will be during our March 16-18 travels.
- Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Depart for NYC very early.
- Friday, March 17, 2017 - March in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Return to LHS very late.
- We meet promptly at 5:00 am on Thursday, March 16 at LHS, and depart at 5:30 am.
- We return at approximately 10:30 pm on Saturday, March 18. If the return time is adjusted, students will be informed and can contact you.
- We are staying at the at the Fairfield Inn Parsippany, 3535 Route 46E at Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany, NJ, 07054. The hotel phone is (973) 263-0095.
- We will march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17th. Our step-off time has not been determined. This parade is not broadcast outside the greater New York area, although there may be local NY television stations that live stream a portion of it. The parade stages on 43rd-46th avenues for two long blocks on either side of 5th Avenue. It proceeds north up 5th Avenue for 40 blocks and ends around 87th street near the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you are attending the parade, the best place to watch is on the east side of 5th avenue above 59th street, where Central Park begins. The crowds are much deeper in midtown between 43rd and 59th.
- A full itinerary will be presented on the evening of the trip meeting, and some activities are still pending. We will definitely be seeing the new musical, "Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812," starring multi-platinum award winning singer, Josh Groban in his first Broadway musical. We will visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site. We will go to the top of the new One World Trade building and take part in a variety of educational activities for students. We will have dinner at Planet Hollywood in Times Square. We will visit the Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side, as well as Madame Toussaud's Wax Museum on 42nd Street and have dinner at Buca di Beppo in Manhattan. We will visit Rockefeller Center and go to the Top of the Rock. Saturday afternoon may include a Cirque du Soleil show in New York, or a stop in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center and historic areas in the city on the way home. These Saturday options are still being sorted out.