Thank you all for the many suggestions from this site!!! Our large group had an unforgettable trip to a gorgeous NYC with beautiful weather, a perfect pre-theater meal, an unforgettable Broadway experience, excellent tour guides and looks on students faces I will never forget.
We arrived Friday night to stayed at the Skyline Hotel in Hell's Kitchen (thank you NY Whiz).
We reserved a couple step on guides for Saturday thru Free Tours by Foot and had guides who were highly praised by everyone afterward. We can not say enough about Derrick and Juan, very professional, knowledgeable and personable. They took us from stops in Harlem and Central Park to 5Ptz in LIC/Queens (again thanks NY Whiz), then on to Grand Central, hot dogs and pizza in the Village, saw Washington Square musicians and then to Chinatown. The last place we were escorted was the 9/11 Memorial followed by the Staten Island Ferry down and back before ordering John's Pizza.
Sunday we performed on the USS Intrepid, ate lunch at Carmine's on the Upper West Side, watched Wicked on Broadway (Wow), followed by Top of the Rock around 7:15pm.sunset.
Monday morning we packed and checked out of our hotel and then went to the American Museum of Natural History for a few hours, prior to departing NYC for home.
I have no doubt the students will have fond memories of NYC. Again, thank you very much to everyone who gives so much of their time to make trips like ours and many others better than they could ever have been without your input.