Re: Kinus Help
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Thu, 23 Feb 1995 11:23:34 CST
Rob, you need to do some checking on national tour permits. I do not believe
they will approve travel of 725 miles in one day.
If I were taking a side trip to NYC on a Sunday, I would get in the 1/2 price
theater ticket line as early in the morning as I could (by 10 a.m.). The box
office opens at noon. I would buy matinee tickets for whatever was available
when I got to the window. Meanwhile, I would send the rest of the crew out to
see things--perhaps a trip to the top of the Empire State Building (not far
away from box office). I would also consider a short (about an hour) visit to
the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Scouts can see a lot in a hour and will
probably be bored after that. However, my son's jr high class was busy for
at least two hours, some for four. I would go visit F.A.O.Schwartz -- it's
a hugh, wonderful toy store. I wouldn't buy anything there, just visit. The
class stayed there for an hour too but could have stayed longer.
Since theater seating is reserved, you don't need to arrive at the theater
until shortly before show time.
You can also wander the streets and find some great food. I think the best
vendors are usually around Rockefeller Center area. There's a zoo in Central
Park -- we never had any problems in the day time.
I'd try to take a subway ride but I would not bother with a trip to the Statue
of Liberty (which, I understand, was originally designed to be a lighthouse
somewhere around the Red Sea).
As for parking, we parked on the streets on Sunday and had no problems but we
also did not have equipment in the cars.
When we lived in central Pennsylvania, we frequently drove to NYC early Sunday
morning and returned late Sunday evening and ran like crazy while we were
there. The theater gave us a chance to rest as well as be enriched.
BTW, sometimes you can get great tickets, other times they are not as good but
we always managed to get something worthwhile. You just have to be prepared
to make choices when you get to the window. What was up when you got in line
is likely to be very different when you get to the window.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City