Tuesday, August 12:
9:30AM: Discussions, devotions, preparation for the day (This day we will talk about grief, anger, hope. Our visits will center around commemorating, expressions of grief, constructing a positive response to violence)
10:00AM: Pack lunches, fill bottles, etc.
10:30 AM: Depart
11:30AM: Lunch at West Thames Park, play on waterfront.
12:30PM: Charlotte’s Place, Trinity Church
2:00PM: Ground Zero/St. Paul’s Church
4:30PM: Back to Metro
5:30PM Supper on the roof
7:00PM: Head to Staten Island Ferry
Following Ferry: Dessert at Holey Cream (9th/53rd)
Walk back to Metro
11:00PM: Quiet time
Wednesday, August 13:
9:30: Devotions, Reflections, Preparation: This day will take us to Harlem. We will talk about race and poverty. Copies of Baldwin’s letter to nephew needed. Also, “poor door” video on Greg’s computer. We will leave a little later this morning, headed to Harlem. Participants will use computers/tablets/phones to learn a little about one or two of the following, then be on the lookout for particular sites related to their subjects later in the day:
- Billie Holiday
- James Baldwin
- Malcolm X
- Apollo Theater
- Doug E. Fresh
- Madame C.J. Walker
- Abyssinian Baptist Church
- Adam Clayton Powell
- Striver’s Row
- Langston Hughes
10:30: Exchange info: who was your subject? What did you learn? Can you show us a sample performance/work?
11:30 Depart for Harlem with lunch prepared.
1:00 Exodus Foundation/Washington Heights – 21 Wadsworth Avenue
3:30 Harlem Walking tour.
5:00 Early supper – soul food in Harlem
6:45 “Space for Grace” at Riverside Church
8:30: Mosey back to Metro
8:30 – Breakfast
9:30 Pack lunches and leave
10:00 Central Park – Enter near museum of natural history or 72nd St. Walk to 59th/5th
12:00 Lunch near park exit
12:30 – Depart for Showman Fabricators – 47-22 Pearson Place, Long Island City, NY
3:30 – Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church – 5th/55th
5:30 – Backstage tour of Rocky: Eye of the Tiger musical
Back to Metro for supper afterwards. Schedule rooftop
Evening: Youth choice? Provide a few options for them to select
Retire earlier this night
9:30 Pack sandwiches, snacks, morning devotions. Theme of the day – hospitality and creativity. Connections: Chinatown, making a place your own, using available resources, importance of hard work, cultivating ownership, caring for others. Catholic Worker visit this day. Connect with current border crisis.
10:30 High Line tour. (Greg, take check for tour guide.) We will talk with our guide about the creativity and transformation that made the High Line possible. Lunch in High Line park. Leave by 12:45 for Catholic Worker.
1:30 Mary House Catholic Worker
3:30 Chinatown – Take in the sensory feast. Split into smaller groups, take photos of interesting places. Stop in shops. Eat in restaurant with your group. Meet back together at 7pm.
Saturday, August 16
Lots of fun stuff, including:
Kayaking in the Hudson River
Museum of Modern Art
Street Food in Brooklyn
Free concert in Central Park
Sunday, August 17
Worship at Metro Baptist Church (our hosts)
Dinner with Bruderhof Harlem House
Monday, August 18
Travel Day through Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
Stopping in Roanoke, VA for supper and rest