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Meredith College 2018 NYC Trip

Alumnae NY Trip 2018 - Alumnae posting in front of the Little Cake Bakeshop

Meredith alumnae and friends enjoyed a fun-filled weekend on this year’s annual trip to New York City!

The Prom featuring Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, ’77. Following the show on Friday evening, Leavel and Casey Nicholaw, director/choreographer, joined travelers for a meet and greetOne of the highlights of this year’s trip included seeing The Prom featuring Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, ’77. Following the show on Friday evening, Leavel and Casey Nicholaw, director/choreographer, joined travelers for a meet and greet. They explained the process of producing a Broadway production, answered questions, and gave a preview of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade performance.

In addition to The Prom, travelers had the option to attend two other Broadway shows – Mean Girls, featuring the original Tony Award nominated cast, and the Aaron Sorkin directed play To Kill a Mockingbird starring Jeff Daniels. According to Claire Slaughter, ’72, “one of the best things about traveling to NYC with Meredith is their ability to secure Broadway tickets at plays that are still in previews or just recently opened. Over the past few years we have seen Tony winning plays before anyone else!”

Throughout the weekend, travelers had the option to attend a food tour in NOLITA, which included tasty bites and bits of neighborhood history, the NBC Studio Tour, where they even produced some live entertainment, Behind the Scenes Tour of the historic Radio City Music Hall, led by a Rockette, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In addition to the scheduled events, travelers have the option to plan other excursions in the city.

Four Alums posing in NYC off broadwayNancy Floyd Long, ’87, traveled to the Big Apple with her college roommate, Nan Henry Keel, ’87, and shared, “This year’s trip was my first time visiting New York City and it was amazing! Hilary, Erin, and Taylor did a wonderful job of planning and handling the details. Sharing the weekend with my college roommate was so special. I loved everything about the city, but if I had to choose, my favorite things were seeing the Statue of Liberty and viewing the night skyline from the top of the Empire State Building.”

Whether you are a frequent New York traveler or want to travel to the Big Apple for the first time, we hope you will make plans to join us for this annual adventure next year!

Melyssa Allen

News Director
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(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330

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