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The Rush of New York At Christmas

This trip will start out in the UPPER parking lot of Catawba Valley Baptist Church, 706 Lenoir Road - Morganton NC.   We will depart PROMPTLY at 7pm on Friday, December 1st.   We will stop around Statesville, NC for a quick bite to eat.   We will travel via coach through the night and arrive an hour outside of New York to change clothes and stretch.  There should be charging ports built into our coach - but a back up battery is suggested.   We will then arrive at St. Patricks Cathedral at 8:00 am Saturday Morning.   We will have approximately 11 hours of time to explore.  You can choose to be on your own, or hang with Jim as he takes you to several major sites (free) in the city. (5th Avenue, Times Square, Cathedral, Empire State Building, NBC Center (ice skating and NYC Christmas Tree), Fox News, Harbinger Oak Tree, Macy's, Broadway, and 911 Memorial, possible China Town)  We will depart from our drop off area to return overnight back to Morganton.  Cost is $$200 (does not include cc processing fees) We will need 45 passengers for this trip to be a reality.  Max Capacity is 55 seats.

Pay through Venmo @wjims72

Pay through Apple Pay at 828-413-9901

* pay as friend to friend so there are no fees

Or by cash

Jim's Walking Tour - if you want to go! 

I will try my best to hit all the places listed below, but we will sculpt these stops according

to the interest of the group. We always are patient and open to have a good tour,

and will stop and start as we need.

Saint Patricks.  460 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

Rockefeller Center.  45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020, USA

Top of the Rock.  30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, USA

NBC Studio 1A.   Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, USA

Radio City Music Hall   Showplace of the Nation, 1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020, USA

Carnegie Hall.  881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

Broadway.  348 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

M & M World.  1600 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA

Times Square.   1 Times Sq, New York, NY 10036, USA

Grand Central Station.  420 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10170, USA

Bryant Park.  41 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018, USA

*great time to stop for lunch, there is an ice skating rink here,

and small market shops set up along with tables and chairs outside to sit.

Macys.  459 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA

Madison Square Garden.   2 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10121, USA

Apple.   151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Empire State Bldg.   20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10118, USA

FAO Schwartz 267 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA

China Town.  7 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013, USA

Oculus.  1 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007, USA

911 Memorial.  180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007, USA

Wall Street.  1 Wall St, New York, NY 10005, USA

Metro Train E.  Church St & Barclay St, New York, NY 10007, USA

(We will take the subway #E back up to St Patricks - around $3).  

Train "E" ​From World Trade Center Station

(Church Street between Fulton St.  & Vesey St.) to 5th Avenue -53 St. Station)

Masks ARE NOT required on the Bus ride up and back.  Gov. Kathy Hochul lifted the state's general mask order Feb. 10, 2022 and mandates covering public transit, homeless shelters and correctional facilities ended Sept. 7, 2022. Face-covering remains mandatory in health care facilities, including nursing homes. The guided walking tour - and those locations WILL NOT require a Vaccination.   However, many establishments/restaurants may require a mask..   

Tenitively Scheduled for December 1-3 2023
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