ORA’s Yale participants had the chance of a lifetime on Saturday as they spent a day in New York, one of the world’s most famous and iconic cities.
The party travelled two hours down from the campus, arriving in time to take in a trip on the Staten Island Ferry which gave them a great view of the Statue of Liberty. The weather was sunny and hot and the views from the water were exquisite.
After the boat trip, the participants grabbed some lunch and then split into two groups, with half heading off to catch the musical ‘Chicago’ on Broadway.
The other half went to Rockefeller Center, a stunning Art Deco skyscraper complex which offers some of the best views of New York from its observation deck – named Top of the Rock.
As well as taking in the scenery, a few of the participants (and ORA staff) confronted their fear of heights – and were rewarded with the extraordinary surroundings!
The participants also had some free time in the city to explore and shop for some souvenirs, before meeting to return to New Haven. A stop for some food on the journey revitalised the group and they had enough energy for some games when they arrived back at Yale. What a day!