Prior to the winter recess, Sachem High School students in Kristen Cannetti’s College Marketing class and Keith McCaffrey’s Hospitality and Tourism class took a daylong trip exploring several notable locations in New York City.
The trip began at Macy’s Herald Square location where students learned how America’s largest store has grown over the last 150 years and how its four-year, $400 million renovation improved the retailer’s already established infrastructure. Led by a tour guide, students learned about the history of Macy’s, retailing approaches, special events and holiday traditions while exploring each department and floor on the famous wooden escalators.
Students then traveled uptown to Radio City Music Hall for a specialized tour where they examined the interior design of the famous venue. Highlights of the tour included interior design of the magnificent grand foyer, the massive 1.8-million-cubic-foot auditorium, original aluminum statues, eight elegant lounges, the impeccable Roxy Suite, and the lighting booth and projection room.
The in-depth tour concluded with a stop in the Rockettes dressing room and a meet-and-greet with one of the Rockettes right before she went on to star in the “Christmas Spectacular” show.