8th Grade Trip

Nitschmann Middle School

8th grade music and drama trip

  1. Report to the Nitschmann auditorium at 7:00 AM Wed, May 10.
  2. Chaperones should find parking on the side streets and NOT in the Nitschmann parking
  3. Dress nicely for the day.
    • Keep the weather in mind when choosing your clothing.
    • Wear comfortable shoes. Sneakers are appropriate for this event.
  4. Be prepared for rain. Bring and umbrella
  5. Keep track of where you are and how long it will take you to get back to the theater. We do not want you to get lost or have to wait for you to return because you went too far.
  6. You will have three and a half hours to go sightseeing, shopping and get lunch.
  7. Lunch is on your own with your group and chaperone (Approximately $40-50)
  8. Do not be late for our theater report time at 1:30pm. Once the show begins you will not      be let in.
  9. You will be given an itinerary with your chaperone’s cell phone number and Mr. Zettlemoyer’s emergency number on it.  Only use it in case of emergency or if you get   
  10. Out anticipated return time is 7:30 pm. DO NOT PARK IN THE BUS LANE WHEN PICKING UP YOUR CHILD!



7:00 AM            Check in – no later than 7:10 AM

7:30                   Leave Nitschmann by charter buses                   

10:00                  Arrive NYC   

                          Time on your own to sightsee, shop and eat

1:30                    Arrive at theater      

                           Gershwin Theatre

                            222 W 51st St.

                            New York, NY 10019

2:00 – 4:45        Wicked performance

4:45                    We will walk as a group from the theater to the bus pickup location. 

5:15                    Depart NYC

7:30                    Return to Nitschmann

Important Information

Be On Time!

You must be on time for all report times and check-ins.  Be at Nitschmann on time.  If you are late we WILL leave without you.  We must leave on time; if we don’t we will be stuck in traffic for hours.  Make sure you stay with the group for all transfers.  If we are late getting to the theater, they will not let us in until intermission and we will miss the first half of the show.  You must be on time for our departure or you will pay the overtime bus fee.

Stay Together

It is very important that you stay together with your group, especially when walking to our pick up location.  The buses are not allowed to park on NYC streets, so you must stay together with the group so we can all board the bus as soon as it arrives.

Transportation Arrangements

Please be sure to make arrangements prior to the trip to be dropped off at school by 7:00 AM and picked up at approx. 8PM.  You may use your cell phone to call for your ride once we get close to Nitschmann on the return home.

Food and Spending Money

It is suggested that you pack snacks and drinks for the bus ride to and from NYC. There is a possibility that we may be stuck in traffic, so it is a good idea to have drinks and snacks. You will need to pay for your lunch in the city and any souvenirs you wish to purchase.  $40 to $50 should be enough for the day. Please be safe and use common sense with your money.  You are responsible for your money.


You may bring cell phones. You are responsible for any items that you bring alone with you. It is a good idea to label your items with your name and phone number in case they get lost.  ALL electronics must be turned off during the show.


We will be seeing a Broadway show, so it is expected that all students are dressed casual, but neat and presentable. You are representing Nitschmann; dress accordingly.  Please wear comfortable shoes, since we will be walking around the city.  Check the weather and dress appropriately, because we go RAIN, SNOW, or SHINE!!!!


This is just a reminder that all students must stay with their chaperone at all times during the trip. Your chaperone will decide as a group what you will do during the free time. Save the theater location in your phone so you can use google maps to find your way back to the theater by 1:30pm.  You will have time to walk up to the lower end of Central Park, NBS Studios, Rockefeller Center, M&M World, Radio City Music Hall, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.


  1. M&M World – 7th Ave. between 48 & 49th street
  2. Hershey Chocolate World – 7th Ave. between 47th & 48th Street
  3. Times Square – 7th Ave. between 45th and 47th Street
  4. Lego Store – 636 5th Avenue between 51st and 50th Streets.
  5. Radio City Music Hall – 6th Ave. between 50th & 51st Street.
    • NBC studios
    • Rockefeller Ice Skating rink
    • NBC Studio Store
  6. Rockefeller Center – The blocks between 5th & 6th Ave., 48th – 51st Street.
  7. St. Patrick’s Cathedral – 5th Ave. between 50th & 51st Street.
  8. Central Park – Begins at W. 59th Street.


Hard Rock Cafe – 43rd Street and Broadway

Bubba Gump Shrimp – 44th Street and Broadway

Red Lobster – 41st Street & 7th Avenue

Juniors Restaurant & Bakery – 44th Street & 7th Avenue


Olive Garden – 47th street and 7th Avenue

Applebee’s – 50th Street and 7th Avenue

Ellen’s Stardust Diner – 51st Street and Broadway

Shake Shack – 53rd Street and 7th Avenue

Juniors Restaurant & Bakery – 44th Street & 7th Avenue

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