Spring Trip 2014

Oakton HS Orchestras will be traveling to New York City this year for our spring performance and enrichment trip! We will be leaving early on Thursday March, 27 2014 and returning mid to late evening on Saturday March 29. Make checks payable to Oakton High School. Transportation will be provided by chartered coach buses. 

The overall cost of the trip at this time with all the above included is $594 per student in a quad room. This is based on a minimum participation of 80 students. The price will shift due to the number of students committed, how full the buses are, room occupancy etc... I will do everything I can to keep as close to the above quoted price as possible. Furthermore, students will still be able to use funds from their individual student allotments from past years. Please email Mr. Oppenheimer with any questions. Any excess funds at the conclusion of the trip will be divided equally and returned to the participants as soon as possible.

HOTEL: Hilton Garden Inn Ridgefield Park
70 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 
855-618-4697

FIRST DAY/MARCH 27

8:00AM ARRIVE IN ORCHESTRA ROOM

8:30AM SPOT BUSES AT SCHOOL

9:30AM DEPART OHS

~11:00AM REST STOP ENROUTE

~12:00PM ”DELAWARE HOUSE” REST STOP AND LUNCH - BROWN BAG OR PURCHASE

~3:00PM ENTER NYC THROUGH LINCOLN TUNNEL - Meet guide: Brent Dickinson

SOME FREE TIME IN CITY TO TOUR BEFORE DINNER – Central Park, Strawberry Fields/St. John the Divine/etc…

5:00-7:00PM DINNER – CARMINES ON 91ST STREET

7:30PM EVENING ACTIVITY - NY PHILHARMONIC CONCERT AT LINCOLN CENTER

9:30PM DEPART FOR HOTEL AND CHECK-IN

                Hilton Garden Inn Ridgefield Park (201-641-2024)

                70 Challenger Rd.

                Ridgefield, NJ

SECURITY GUARD ON DUTY 11pm – 4am

 

SECOND DAY - MARCH 28

ADJUDICATION DAY:

7:00AM BREAKFAST AT HOTEL

8:00AM (latest!!) DEPART HOTEL

9AM CHECK-IN WITH FESTIVALS OF MUSIC

PERFORMANCE LOCATION - HANOVER PARK HS (63 Mt. Pleasant Ave. East Hannover, NJ)

9:15AM CHAMBER WARM-UP

10AM CHAMBER PERFORMANCE

10:45AM SYMPHONIC WARM-UP

11:30AM SYMPHONIC PERFORMANCE

12:30PM DEPARTURE

~1:00PM LUNCH ON YOUR OWN - Mall in Hannover

TOUR THE CITY DURING FREE TIME (LOWER MANHATTAN - GROUND ZERO, ST. PAULS, TRINITY, FREEDOM HALL)

DEPART FOR CHINATOWN/LITTLE ITALY

4:30PM DINNER IN THIS AREA – $15 cash will be given to each student

6:00PM DEPART CHINATOWN (latest!)

7:00PM CIRCLE LINE “HARBOR LIGHTS” SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

10:00PM RETURN TO HOTEL AFTER BOAT TOUR

SECURITY GUARD ON DUTY 11pm – 4am


THIRD DAY - MARCH 29

7:00 AM FINAL DEPARTURE FROM HOTEL

8:15AM BREAKFAST HARD ROCK CAFÉ - AWARDS CEREMONY

10:00AM DEPART FOR EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AND ROCKEFELLER PLAZA

11:00AM TICKETED TIME AND ASCENT OF EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

ENJOY SOME FREE TIME – LOCATION TBD

LUNCH ON OWN IN AREA

3:00PM APPROX DEPARTURE AND TRAVEL BACK TO VA.

DINNER ON YOUR OWN ENROUTE

8:30PM  - APPROX ARRIVAL BACK AT OHS


Oakton High School

Max Oppenheimer, Oakton HS Orchestra

Abbott Bus Co.: 2 – 54pax coaches (540-343-1133)

Charter #11417


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