VERY IMPORTANT: For those who want to continue the trip but live too far away from the MegaBus pickup in White Marsh, Boltbus and the Peter Pan Bus are located in downtown Baltimore and offer weekend bus service to New York City on Saturdays. The Boltbus pickup is located at Penn Station, and Peter Pan bus service is located at the Baltimore Greyhound bus station on Haines Street. Go to www.boltbus.com and www.peterpanbus.com for more information. If you choose to use one of these services, you can meet up with the group when you arrive in New York. I will provide my contact information days before the trip and I will meet up with you when you arrive in the city.
We will venture and experience the sights and culture of Harlem in New York City! We will visit the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, walk along the popular 125th Street (considered the “Main Street” of Harlem), and just experience the sights and environment of this historic community. I am also open for suggestions for places in the community that are close to where we will be touring.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is known as one of the world’s leading research facilities documenting the history and culture of peoples of African descent. The center contains more than 20,000 items from Africa and African Diaspora, including paintings, sculptures, works of paper and textiles, material culture, and other exhibitions. Admission is free.
*Touring the Schomburg Center is optional for those who may be interested in seeing other places in the community.
This is the itinerary of the trip:
9:30AM Meet at White Marsh Park and Ride
9:45AM Leave White Marsh
1:00PM Arrive in New York
1:00PM – 1:30PM Subway to Harlem/ 125th Street
1:30PM – 2:15PM Lunch
2:15PM - 2:30PM Subway to Schomburg Center
2:30PM - 3:30PM Visit Schomburg Center
3:45PM – 5:15PM Venture Other Harlem Sights
5:30PM Dinner at Restaurant
7:00PM – 8:00PM Prepare for Return
8:30PM Leave New York
11:50PM Arrive in White Marsh
-We will meet at the White Marsh Park and Ride. I will take a MegaBus from Washington, DC and meet you all when it arrives at the White Marsh Park and Ride. I will provide my contact number several days before the trip begins.
-We will be traveling to New York through the Megabus service. Tickets can be purchased online at www.megabus.com ($50 - $55 average for round trip at current time).
-When entering website, schedule bus trip for 9:45AM - 1:00PM (Depart to New York), and schedule the return trip for 8:30PM – 11:50PM (Return to Baltimore). The date of the trip is Saturday, January 26, 2013. Please be sure to enter information correctly, as Megabus does not refund tickets; however, they will allow you to reschedule trip 24 hours prior to the scheduled trip date.
-The White Marsh Park and Ride is located at 8476 Honeygo Boulevard, White Marsh, MD 21236 (at the corner of Honeygo Blvd. and White Marsh Blvd.).
-Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns.
See you there!