New York City’s South Street Seaport is a fine blend of past and present, a designated historic district that is as much a testament to the city’s maritime legacy as to its penchant for urban renewal. Located at the junction between Fulton Street and the East River, just south of the Financial District, South Street Seaport is a great place to include on your New York City student tour, with its bevvy of rejuvenated mercantile buildings, markets and cargo ships playing host to countless interactive and enriching activities your students will love. Here are just a few:
1. Front/Row Cinema: As part of South Street Seaport’s See/Change program, what better way to enjoy a gorgeous summer evening during a class trip to NYC than by taking in a free outdoor screening of one of your favourite flicks? Comfortable seating is provided (first come, first served!), and there’s often room for a picnic blanket. Snacks and beverages are available via local concession stands and food trucks. Their summer lineup is already up online, and it looks like they’ve got something for everyone!
2. Bilingual Birdies: Another free event happening every Wednesday this summer, Bilingual Birdies will bring out the language learner in us all against the beautiful backdrop of New York City's Brooklyn Bridge. While this is primarily for younger students, everyone will enjoy the live performances and workshops that will help you hone your Spanish, French, Mandarin, and more. And who doesn’t love a good bubble dance party? Come on, you know you do.
3. Dandy Wellington and His Band: Fancy some Seaport Swing? Dandy Wellington is fast becoming a fixture on New York City’s jazz and fashion circuit, which bodes well for anyone passing by the South Street Seaport Front/Row Stage this summer. His series of free evening and afternoon concerts will surely get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping; you might even find yourself taking notes on how to add a little dapper to your dress.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. If you’d like to add a visit to South Street Seaport to your NYC school trip, don’t forget to mention it when you contact us!