The Alumni Activities Club recently traveled to New York City on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Staff led them to The High Line, which is a suspended footbridge that used to be a railroad line.
The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Saved from demolition by neighborhood residents and the City of New York, the High Line opened in 2009 as a hybrid public space where visitors experience nature, art, and design.
Vegetation and gardens dot The High Line as a long oasis above the urban scene. We did not know it existed prior to this trip and are looking forward to returning someday in addition to enjoying some other cost-effective amenities within New York City.
After an exciting walk on the High Line they went to a nice restaurant called, “Quality Eats” in which their Activities Coordinator treated them to an all-expenses paid lunch using a gift certificate that he had won at a raffle drawing last spring.
The trip was also a chance for Alek to connect with his sister, Lily who joined the activity. We thank Alek’s mother for recommending this particular attraction. Featured in the photos are Alek Fisher, Nick Williams; the Activities Coordinator; Lily; and her friend, Megan. Family members are always welcome to join the adventures planned by the Alumni Activities Club.
At least one more trip is being planned to New York City to see a show and taken in the Holiday decorations over the next few weeks. We are looking forward to more days of good food, fun, and reunions with beloved family members.