PFS* Reunion: NEW YORK, NEW YORK              Saturday walking tour of downtown Manhattan

with visit to 9/11 Memorial Museum

 

There are two options – one with and one without a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The walking tour is the same on either option. If you are planning to visit the museum, we strongly recommend you buy the ticket here in order to enjoy expedited group entry (even though the visit to the museum is unguided). Please register by 11 pm on Monday, March 26, 2018.

 

You must be a paying member of the Chase Alumni Association (CAA) to buy tickets, and each purchaser may buy two tickets. (Spouses and partners are invited. Please list guest's name under "special comments".) Tips are included in the price.

 

OPTION 2: 10:15 am - 3:30 pm 

WALKING TOUR PLUS VISIT TO 9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM ($60 pp)

 

Meet at (the former) 1 CMP – 10:15 am Group Tour begins promptly at 10:30 am promptly. 

The tour entails less than a mile of walking over a 90-minute period.

 

Please arrive by 10:15 am at (the former) 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza (aka 28 Liberty Street...see map). Guests staying at the Union League Club should meet in the ULC lobby at 9:30 am and will travel together to 1 CMP.)

 

Itinerary for 90-minute Walking Tour (10:30 am to 12 pm, rain or shine):

 

We start at 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, meeting the tour guide in front of the Dubuffet trees  sculpture. (Photo by Jean Marc Bara)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We go to St. Paul's Chapel, where our guide will go over the history of the chapel and its importance to the rescue efforts after the 9/11 attacks. 

 

Our guide will then discuss the importance of the Brooks Brothers' building and its purpose in the rescue efforts.

 

Then we will visit the Oculus (shown in photo at top), a $4 billion transportation hub that replaced the PATH train station that was destroyed on 9/11. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the hub includes a new shopping center that replaced the shopping mall that was underneath the towers.

 

We'll visit the Firemen's Memorial (at the first responding fire station, with a bronze plaque honoring the emergency service workers that passed away). 

 

Our next stop is Liberty Park, located parallel to the Memorial, with the St. Nicholas National Shrine, and the Sphere that was located between the original Twin Towers.

 

Our last stop is the 9/11 Memorial (not including the museum), where we will visit the North and South Tower reflecting pools and The Survivor Tree.  Our guide will discuss the rebuilding process of the entire site.

 

12 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break on Your Own: There are several places to eat or visit near the 9/11 Museum. We will provide recommendations once you have signed up for the walking tour.

(Lunch is not included in tour price.)
 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm:  Group reconvenes to visit the 9/11 Museum This is an unguided part of the tour. We recommend a minimum of two hours, but you can always choose to stay longer. To expedite admission, we will be entering as a group with our guide promptly at 1:30 pm at the Group entrance in front of the 9/11 museum.


 

 

 


CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

(you must be logged in to the CAA website to purchase tix)

 

If you only want to go on the walking tour,

click here.


LOOK WHO'S COMING

as of March 27 at 5 pm

 

Rita Blacker (tour + museum)

Donna Clay (tour + museum)

Valerie Corbett and Allen Hobbs (tour + museum)

Debbie and Angelica Del Corro (tour only)

Janice DiMarino (tour + museum)

Lynn Giuffre (tour + museum)

Jackie and Dan Goldblatt (tour only)

Joy Hinshaw (tour + museum)

Maria Hunsicker (tour + museum)

Shirley Hwang (tour + museum)

Lauren Kopsick (tour only)

Lance and Karoline Mackey (tour + museum)

Clare McCoy (tour only)

Scott and Jeanine Medrow (tour + museum)

Lisa and Jay Merritt (tour + museum)

Rick Nirk (tour + museum)

Eric Phillips and Dorothy White (tour + museum)

Kelly Powers (tour + museum)

Kathy Purdon (tour + museum)

Pat Rowell (tour only)

Paul Simpson (tour + museum)

Ron Tankiewicz (tour + museum)

John Ward (tour + museum)