9/11 Memorial with Museum, NYC Highline, Chelsea Market or One World Observatory – October 14, 2017

Come and join CD Trips on Saturday, October 14th on this special journey to the High Line, Chelsea Market and the 9-11 Memorial Plaza to honor the memory of our 9-11 heroes and to celebrate our freedom. Visiting these great historic sites is one of the most rewarding experiences of any trip to New York City. CD Trips is your Common Denominator for organized, hassle free and fun trips that give back to the community and in that spirit a portion of the proceeds from this trip will benefit the Firemen’s/9-11 Memorial Park at the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley FD. 

A view of the National September 11 Memorial Museum with the north reflecting pool in foreground during the museum’s dedication ceremony in New York on Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Justin Lane, Pool)


THREE PACKAGE OPTIONS:
PACKAGE A ONLY $67 pp: R/T Transportation on Rolling V Luxury Motor Coach, CD Trips Onboard Escort, CD Trips Snack Pack, visit to the 911 Memorial Plaza,  NYC High Line and Chelsea Market, Lunch on your own.

PACKAGE B ONLY $91 pp: R/T Transportation on Rolling V Luxury Motor Coach, CD Trips Onboard Escort, CD Trips Snack Pack, visit to the 911 Memorial Plaza, General Admission ticket to 9/11 Memorial Museum, Lunch on your own

PACKAGE C ONLY $102 pp: R/T Transportation on Rolling V Luxury Motor Coach, CD Trips Onboard Escort, CD Trips Snack Pack, visit to the 911 Memorial Plaza, Ticket to One World Observatory, Lunch on your own 

Become a sponsor… A $25 sponsorship provides support for the completion of the Firemen’s/9-11 Memorial Park at the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley FD. Sponsors will be listed on day of trip handouts, mentioned in weekly eblast and in other promotional material.    

LUNCH OPTIONS:
1. BYOL – Bring your own Lunch
2. Purchase lunch at one of the fantastic restaurants/cafes at Chelsea Market or in the 911 Memorial Plaza area.
3. Reserve Last Licks boxed lunch (Add $12) Includes choice of Turkey, Gr. Chicken, Roast Beef or Italian, Chips, Salad, Cookies & Water

ABOUT THE ITINERARY
We will be arriving in NYC at the 9-11 Memorial Plaza at approximately 10:30 AM. Drop off will be on the corner of Trinity Place and Rector Street.  After we get off the motor coach, we will have a 5-10 minute walk to the 9-11 Memorial Plaza where we will enter at the corner of Liberty and Greenwich Streets. This is the southeast corner of the Memorial Plaza where the group check in is located. 

Package A guests may visit the 9-11 Memorial Plaza until 11:30 AM when they are to walk back to Trinity Place and Rector Street where they will board the motor coach for their ride to Chelsea Market and the NYC High Line. Package A guests will have the option to be dropped off at Chelsea Market (12:30 PM) or at the High Line entrance on 30th St between 10th & 11th Ave (12:45 PM) and do a self-guided walking tour of the High Line and visit Chelsea Market having lunch along the way or dining in one of the numerous cafes/restaurants in Chelsea Market. The bus will load at 4:45 PM at Chelsea Market at the 10th Avenue entrance between 15th & 16th Streets and will depart for home at 5 PM. We will be making a brief stop at the Sloatsburg Rest Stop on the Thruway on the way back.

Package B and C guests may visit 9-11 Memorial Plaza and then have lunch on their own. Package B guests should meet at the group admissions area on the Southeast Corner of the Museum at 1:30 PM. When entering the museum all guests will be subject to airport type security. Package C guests should report to the One World Observatory entrance on West Street at least 15 minutes before their entrance time specified on their ticket. All Package B and C guests should meet outside the 9-11 museum exit at 4:00 PM when we will walk back to the motor coach together and depart no later than 4:15 PM. We will pickup Package A guests at 4:45 PM at Chelsea Market at the 10th Avenue entrance between 15th & 16th Streets and will depart for home at 5 PM. We will be making a brief stop at the Sloatsburg Rest Stop on the Thruway on the way back.

A portion of the proceeds from this trip benefits the Firemen’s/9-11 Memorial Park at the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley FD

ITINERARY*
7:30   AM Departure from Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire House 
8:00   AM Pickup Monticello-Thompson Square Mall (park behind Auto Zone)
8:10   AM Pickup at Rock Hill Farmer’s Market Parking Lot – Exit 109
8:25   AM Pickup at Wurtsboro Park & Ride – Exit 113
8:40   AM Pickup at Circleville Park & Ride – Exit 119
9:00   AM Pickup at Monroe Park & Ride – Exit 129 
10:30 AM Arrive at Trinity Place & Rector Street for short walk to 9-11 Memorial Plaza
11:30 AM Group A – walk to Trinity Place & Rector Street to load motor coach
              Group B & C – Lunch on your own at restaurants near 911 Memorial Plaza
11:45  AM Group A – Depart for NYC Highline and Chelsea Market
12:15  PM Group A – Arrival at Chelsea Market – Lunch on your own
12:30  PM *Optional Group A dropoff at High Line entrance on 30th St between 10th & 11th Ave
Self-Guided walking tour of the High Line – Walk South to 16th St to Chelsea Market. Have lunch along the way or dine in one of the numerous cafes/restaurants in Chelsea Market.
1:30   PM Group B – Meet at group check in entrance on southeast corner of Memorial Plaza
              Group C – Enter 1 World Observatory at West Street entrance
4:00   PM  Group B & C guests meet at 911 Memorial Plaza outside Museum Exit to walk together to Trinity Place and Rector Street to load the motor coach.
4:15   PM  Groups B & C depart for Chelsea Market Group A pickup
4:45   PM  Group A Pickup at Chelsea Market 10th Avenue Entrance
Motorcoach will pickup on 10th Avenue between 15th & 16th Street
5:00   PM Depart NYC for home
6:30   PM Brief Thruway Rest Stop at Sloatsburg
7:00   PM Dropoff at Monroe
7:20   PM Dropoff at Circleville 
7:35   PM Dropoff at Wurtsboro
7:50   PM Dropoff at Rock Hill
8:00   PM Drop off at Monticello
8:30   PM Return to Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire House
*Itinerary is subject to change – Arrival times are estimated & dependent on traffic volume

About the NYC High Line  (Package A)
A brief history of the NYC High Line shows that in 1934 as part of the West Side Improvement Project, the High Line opens to trains. It runs from 34th Street to St John’s Park Terminal, at Spring Street. It is designed to go through the center of blocks, rather than over the avenue, carrying goods to and from Manhattan’s largest industrial district.  Following decades-long growth in the interstate trucking industry, the last train runs on the High Line in 1980, pulling three carloads of frozen turkeys.  A group of property owners lobbies for demolition while Peter Obletz, a Chelsea resident, activist, and railroad enthusiast, challenges demolition efforts in court.  In 1999 Friends of the High Line is founded by Joshua David and Robert Hammond, residents of the High Line neighborhood, to advocate for the High Line’s preservation and reuse as public open space.  The planning framework for the High Line’s preservation and reuse began in 2002. A study done by Friends of the High Line finds that the High Line project is economically rational, and leads to an open ideas competition, Designing the High Line.  From March – September 2004, Friends of the High Line and the City of New York conduct a process to select a design team for the High Line. The selected team is James Corner Field Operations, a landscape architecture firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Piet Oudolf, planting designer.  The City accepts ownership of the High Line which is donated by CSX Transportation, Inc. in November 2005; Groundbreaking is celebrated in April 2006.  On June 9, 2009 Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street) opens to the public.  On June 8, 2011 Section 2 (West 20th Street to West 30th Street) opens to the public.  The New York City Planning Commission approves a zoning text amendment for High Line at the Rail Yards. Groundbreaking is celebrated on the High Line at the Rail Yards September 20, 2012. and on September 21, 2014  the third and northernmost section on the park, the High Line at the Rail Yards, opens to the public. Friends of the High Line celebrates 15 years of successful advocacy to preserve the entire structure.

About Chelsea Market (Package A)
A block long and a block wide and just a short walk from the Hudson River in the area of Manhattan known as the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market has become in just fifteen years one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake. Attracting 6 million national and international visitors annually, it is one of the most trafficked, and written-about, destinations of any kind in New York City. Chelsea Market is a neighborhood market with a global perspective. 

About the 9/11 Memorial Plaza (Package A, B & C)
Located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex, the 9/11 Memorial features two enormous waterfall and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original twin towers. The Memorial Plaza conveys a spirit of hope and renewal, and creates a contemplative space separate from the usual sights and sounds of a bustling metropolis. During your visit you can explore the arrangement of the 2,983 names on the Memorial, which reflects where people were on 9/11 and relationships they shared with others who were lost that day.  The 9/11 museum includes the historical exhibition which has three parts: the Day of 9/11, Before 9/11 and After 9/11. It tells the story of what happened on 9/11, including the events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93. The exhibition explores the background leading up to the events and examines their aftermath and continuing implications.  You will also see the memorial exhibition, which is named In Memoriam and commemorates the lives of those who perished on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 and provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about the men, women and children who died.  You may also visit Foundation Hall is a room of massive scale, which houses both the last column and the slurry wall. A portion of the proceeds benefit the SC Veteran’s Coalition’s Transport Van Maintenance Fund.  

About One World Observatory  (Package C)
Located at One World Trade Center, your visit will start by ascending to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than sixty seconds, then look toward the horizon and feel the city’s invincible spirit.  Upon entry, Guests will be greeted in the Global Welcome Center, where a large video board will feature salutations in an array of languages, and a dynamically generated world map will highlight the hometowns of visitors.  Guests will experience a program titled “Voices,” which tells the personal stories of the men and women who built One World Trade Center.  Next, “Foundations” provides Guests with a close up view of the very bedrock on which the building stands.  Guests will board one of f1 WTC Photo of Freedom Towerive dedicated elevators to ascend to the 102nd floor in under 60 seconds.  Immersive, floor-to-ceiling LED technology in each cab invites Guests to experience a virtual time-lapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline from the 1600s to present day.  Guests will take in an exciting, two-minute video presentation that combines bird’s eye imagery, time-lapse shots with abstract textures and patterns to present the unique rhythm and pulse of New York City to dramatic life in three dimensions.  On the 100th floor of the Observatory, also known as the Discovery Level, Guests will experience expansive, 360-degree views in all directions, taking in the iconic sights, surrounding waters and panoramic views of the city and beyond.  The Main Observatory also features the Sky Portal.  Guests are invited to step onto a 14-foot wide circular disc that will deliver an unforgettable view, using real-time, high-definition footage of the streets below.  This interactive skyline concierge allows Guests to deeply connect with the landmarks and neighborhoods they observe from above. At City Pulse, global ambassadors will be stationed under a ring of HD video monitors and outfitted in gesture recognition technology, summoning imagery to the screens and providing Guests with close-up views and personalized recommendations. 

About CD Trips, LLC: CD Trips, LLC is the Hudson Valley’s best tour company. Our mission is to be your Common Denominator for organized, hassle free and fun trips, while giving back to the community. In that spirit we have been in business for 3 years and helped to raise over $90,000 for local organizations and charities.  CD Trips offers pick up locations in Sullivan and Orange Counties, along the Route 17/I-86 corridor including Liberty, Monticello, Rock Hill, Wurtsboro Park & Ride, Circleville, & the Monroe Park & Ride. CD Trips provides an easy and convenient way to travel.  Let us take you where you want to go!

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