By Autumn Daamen and Maggie Clark
Everyone was a buzz this morning since we got our lobby call pushed back an hour. Extra sleep? Sign us up. In the city that never sleeps we sure all like to try.
This is our last full day in the city and we made it this far before finally getting separated on the subway this morning. But no worries, we reunited within minutes.
We were excited for our morning in way uptown in Harlem with Amy Anaiz. I had heard a few people say this was what they were looking forward to. With good reason: she has incredible talent and we learned so much from our morning with her.
Amy got to take a break for a moment though when we made a new friend in Ramona, a woman from the Bronx. She’s a native so we learned a bit more history from her, plus she entertained us with a little song too. In New York there’s entertainment around every corner.
Our lunch in Harlem was delicious and no one left hungry. Many were big fans of the chicken and waffle combination. Sylvia’s Soul food is a must try if you’re ever in Harlem!
The next destination on our adventure was at the most southern "Downtown" point of Manhattan to visit the Statue of Liberty.
Within a short ferry ride we were over to see the Statue of Liberty. The ferry ride itself was half the fun. The views are unlike anything we had ever seen of the city before. There were no bad shots from the top. Everyone had their eyes glued to the view finder and came out happy with the results.
After a short, sweet, and very educational trip to the American Indian Museum, we were on our way to dinner. Little Italy is a great spot where you can find the best pizza. Lombardi’s is where we ended up, and not a single person left unhappy with their meal. A must stop!
A great day was had by all and we hope you enjoy a quick visual with the included photos.
Photographer Amy Anaiz gives the students a history lesson on Harlem on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Maggie Clark)
Outside of the historical Apollo theater in Harlem on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Maggie Clark)
Lambton College students pose with their model for the day, Jah (far left), in front of the City College of New York on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Autumn Daamen)
|Photographer Amy Anaiz demonstrates a "real life" photoshoot for the Lambton College students on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Autumn Daamen)|
City local Ramona Underwood teaches the Lambton College students how to walk like a New Yorker down the street on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Autumn Daamen)
The view of the city from the Miss New York ferry on the way to Liberty Island on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Autumn Daamen)
Emily Nutson is amazed by the gorgeous view of Lady Liberty on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Autumn Daamen)
Richard Beland photographs the beautiful Statue of Liberty on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Maggie Clark)
Statue of Liberty on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Maggie Clark)