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A Day in The Big Apple

Every weekend, Mrs. Kantz and the activities committee offer a plethora of exciting activities for students to keep themselves busy during the weekends. Twice each year, in the winter and again in the spring, Episcopal offers a day trip to New York City. Students can go shopping, get a yummy lunch, see a Broadway show, and be back by 11 o’clock sign in!

This year, on December 2nd at 7:30 AM, a group of EHS students boarded a bus and headed to New York City. Some students were excited to shop, and some were eager to see performances on the Broadway stage. Many students, including myself, went to see Once On This Island, which was still in preview, but was set to open the night after we were there. The stage was covered in sand to look like a beach, and there was a stream on stage, which is something I hadn’t seen before on the Broadway stage. The show and music were amazing, and we got to see the actors at the stage door afterwards, which was so cool. Other students went to see SpongeBob the Musical, which has been getting excellent reviews as well.

Although it was fun to roam around the city and check out the stores in the hour that we had before the show, after the show was pretty hectic. We had about 30 minutes to go take photos and walk around Times Square before we had to go to the theater. As we rushed to the theater, we turned on to 5th avenue where the bus was, and were met with a wall of people. Trying to get through the crowd that was watching the light show on the front of the Saks Fifth Avenue store was a nightmare. It was like being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, but with people instead of cars. It took us almost an hour to get to the bus, and we were still missing people. Pedestrians were jumping over the barricades into the streets to get ahead of the crowd. After some difficulty we finally got everyone on the bus, and made our way back to the Holy Hill. The pros of the trip definitely outweigh the cons and I think everyone enjoyed the trip.