Every two years, Point Grey art students are given the opportunity to spend a week of their spring break exploring New York City. This year, 24 lucky students visited the Big Apple alongside the beloved photography, art, and design teacher, Mr. Long, the lovely Drama teacher, Ms. Correia, and the famed former graphics and photography teacher, Mr. Bosello.
Our adventures began in New York with a walking tour through the neighbourhood of Harlem and finished with an afternoon at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. In-between, we saw the quintessential sights: we ascended the Empire State Building, ventured through the Financial District, crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, and stood in front of some of the world's greatest masterpieces at the MET and MoMA. We also got off the beaten track and explored parts of the city that one would not always think to explore. One afternoon was spent on a culinary walking tour through the trendy Greenwich Village. We sampled everything from balsamic vinegar to cheesecake, all of which were fantastic. Another day we ventured to Bushwick, Brooklyn, a neighbourhood that has been revived by street art. No building in the neighbourhood had been left untouched by spray paint. There were murals three storeys high and tiny portraits on sidewalks. We were all in heaven.
Many thanks go out to Mr Long, who made this dream of a trip become a reality.