New York City is a mélange of commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. Home to the Headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the multi-cultural and financial capital of the world.
Friday field trips may include visits to:
- Tour of the One World Observatory: June 16th, 6:30pm
The One World Observatory is on top of the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. The Observatory offers stunning panoramic views of the city and surrounding waters.
- The New York Genome Center (NYGC): TBD
NYGC is at the forefront of transforming biomedical research and clinical care with the mission of saving lives. As a consortium of renowned academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, NYGC focuses on translating genomic research into clinical solutions for serious disease. Their member organizations are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science, and medicine. They harness the power of innovation and discoveries to improve people’s lives -– ethically, equitably, and urgently.
- Tour of American Museum of Natural History: TDB
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since it’s founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide range of scientific research, education, and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.
- Tour of the United Nations (UN): June 20th, 3:15pm and 3:45pm
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.