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New York

Music school trips to New York

Music school trips to New York

At Equity we have access to some incredible venues in the Big Apple to ensure students on a Music school trip to New York have a full itinerary with fantastic excursions and venues to perform at. Most of our groups are based at the Westside Y Youth Centre which is in the heart of Manhattan, two steps from Central Park, Times Square and Broadway. Orchestras and choirs, will have the opportunity to perform at prestigious venues including the Church of St Paul the Apostle and the Cathedral of St John the Divine. Outdoor venues for bands and jazz ensembles include Central Park, Battery Park, The Rockefeller Plaza and the deck of the Aircraft Carrier USS Intrepid. To perform at these venues is an experience your Music students will never forget, so speak to our specialists today about a Music school trip to New York.

Suggested Itineraries

Sample 6 night/ 7 day

  • day

      For choirs:

    • Flight to New York City
    • Dinner at Planet Hollywood
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    • Guided walking tour of New York City
    • Afternoon Recital in Cathedral of St John the Divine
  • day


    • Times Square and Macy's
    • Central Park
    • Concert in St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • day


    • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise
    • Lunchtime remembrance concert at St Paul’s Chapel by the World Trade Center
    • Freedom Tower
  • day


    • Empire State Building
    • Time at leisure
    • Broadway Show
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    • Guggenheim Museum
    • 5th Avenue and shopping
    • Flight back to UK
  • day


    • Arrive back in UK

All venues are subject to availability & suitability of the repertoire

For concert bands we have a variety of appropriate open-air venues including The Rockefeller Center, Central Park, USS Independence & The Statue of Liberty

N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote >>



New York Accommodation - Shelburne Hotel

Shelburne Hotel

  • Great East Side location
  • Breakfast included

This hotel is located in New York?s Murray Hill neighbourhood, 3 blocks from the Morgan Library & Museum and 5 blocks from Grand Central Station.

Location: This hotel is located in Murray Hill, a cool and convenient neighbourhood on Midtown?s East Side.

Facilities: The Shelburne has a 24-hour front desk and offers 3 meeting rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, a business centre, luggage storage, multilingual staff, and is a smoke free property.

Accommodation: The hotel?s 325 guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs and remodelled bathrooms.

Meals: Breakfast is included in the rate; local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.

New York Accommodation - West Side YMCA

West Side YMCA

  • Just off Central Park
  • Swimming pool

The West Side YMCA Hostel is located just off Central Park West, close to Times Square and Carnegie Hall.

Location: Moments away from well-known landmarks including Central Park, Lincoln Centre and Broadway, public transport is within easy reach too.

Facilities: This hostel offers free Wi-Fi, full gym facilities, an indoor swimming pool, housekeeping, a 24-hour reception and security service.

Accommodation: Single and bunk bedded rooms are available to staff and students. Same sex bathroom facilities are located on each floor.

Meals: There is a café in the lobby with limited opening hours, breakfast and evening meals in local restaurants can also be provided.

New York Accommodation - Comfort Inn Chelsea

Heritage Hotel

  • Trendy Chelsea location
  • Well-equipped & comfortable

This recently refurbished, well-equipped hotel is located near Times Square and provides a view of the Empire State Building.

Location: Walking distance from Penn Station, Port Authority of New York, and 23rd Street Station. Numerous sites such as Chinatown, Central Park and the Rockerfeller Centre are close by.

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, small gym, 24 hour reception.

Accommodation: Single and twins available to staff, a mixture of 4-6 bedded rooms for students on a bed-share basis. En-suite bathroom facilities.

Meals: Buffet breakfast of hot and cold items provided, 24hr tea and coffee making facilities in lobby. Local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.

New York Accommodation - Wolcott Hotel

Wolcott Hotel

  • Central Manhattan
  • Rooms refurbished

A hotel situated in central Manhattan on 31st street, this hotel offers grand décor and welcoming reception. Located just a short walk from the Empire State building the Wolcott Hotel provides all the main amenities along with a shop and small meeting room.

Location: Short distance from public transport stops, numerous landmarks within easy reach.

Facilities: Small gym, small conference room, gift shop, luggage room, free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: Single and twin rooms available for staff, students are accommodated mainly in triple rooms with individual beds. All rooms en-suite and have a TV.

Meals: Local restaurants and diners can be arranged for meals. Coffee, tea and muffins available in lobby each morning.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

Subject Specific Excursions

Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum in New York is one of the most important architectural landmarks in the world. Its incredible rotunda has been the site of many important exhibitions and the set of various films. Its smaller galleries range from impressionist to contemporary pieces.

Walking Tour

The 3 hour walking tour of New York City will cover New York’s main landmarks; however it can be adapted to include any itinerary requests your group may have.

Statue of Liberty Cruise

Experience the grandeur of mid and lower Manhattan on the Semi-Circle Cruise. You’ll enjoy magnificent views of the world’s premier skyline and a close up view of the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Museum.

St Patrick’s Cathedral

This exquisite Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral with two pipe organs and unique stained glass windows.

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