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Day trip to New York City for Acton families on April 13

Posted by Laura Gomez  April 1, 2013 04:30 PM

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Acton Boxborough Community Education is planning a trip to New York City Saturday, April 13.

The chartered motor coach will leave the parking lot near the Junior High tennis courts at 6:00 a.m. and return at approximately 11:30 p.m.

The bus will drop everyone off in the heart of the sightseeing and shopping areas at (or near) 8th and 50th streets. You will be on your own for the day to enjoy the city at your own pace. You can see a show, go to the Bronx Zoo, tour the Botanical Gardens, or just shop.

The bus will leave New York at 7:00 p.m. allowing time for an early evening meal. There will not be a stops on the way home. This is a family bus trip so please be considerate— no alcoholic beverages.

Registration deadline is on April 9.

Adults pay $59, A-B seniors - $51, and children (12 and under) - $38.

Any withdrawals must be made one full business week ahead of the trip.

Acton Boxborough Community Education is also hosting an Extravaganza Week from Tuesday, April 16 to Friday April 19 in the Gates Elementary School, 75 Spruce St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grades kindergarten through sixth are welcome. Four-day tuition is $205, 3-day tuition is $170, or any one or two days for $75/day.

Tuesday is let’s “Play Ball!” Knucklebones will lead the group in a variety of fun and creative games. Special guest will be the Boston Red Sox mascot, Wally the Green Monster! Lunch is hamburgers from Johnny Rockets.

Wednesday is Art Day. Children will be doing all sorts of arts & crafts projects. Samosa (savory baked pastry) from the Little Indian Market will be served.

Thursday we’re off to see Pippi Longstocking at the Wheelock Family Theatre. Children will need to bring a lunch and a snack.

Friday it's Patriot’s Day celebration. Members of the Louisa May Alcott family will visit to lead us in historical crafts and games. Lunch will be Domino’s Pizza.

Each day children should bring a snack and a drink, as well as their bathing suit/towel/bathing cap. There will be a ride to the high school on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for free swim.

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