Day 2: Exploring New York City

A rainy start to the morning today, however the weather turned out to be perfect for the eagerly anticipated NYC tour! Places we visited included, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Ground Zero Memorial, Freedom Tower, Wagner Park (where we saw the Statue of Liberty), Wall Street, Central Park, Grand Central Station (where a few members quoted Gossip Girl), and many other sights along the way. 

After the busy tour full of information and historic sights, Ellen's Stardust Diner was our lunchtime destination. The talented servers provided entertainment throughout our meal with songs ranging from Jingle Bell Rock to Broadway classics. 

Another Viter member had a special happy birthday today too - Viter dancer, Lauren Dzenick, turned 16. The company sang Mnohaya Lita for her in Grand Central Station, where the acoustics provided an experience she will never forget! 

A free evening allowed members to visit different museums, walk around their favourite sights, and see more Broadway shows. We are excited to see what the rest of our time in New York has in store! 

 Selfies in Grand Central Station!

Selfies in Grand Central Station!

 Wagner Island (Can you see the Statue of Liberty in the back?)

Wagner Island (Can you see the Statue of Liberty in the back?)

 Ellen's Stardust Diner

Ellen's Stardust Diner