Interactive Living History
Interactive Living History
THE RIDE gives you front row seats to the streets of New York City!
THE RIDE is a theater on wheels with: 49 stadium seats facing out one side of the coach; floor-to-ceiling and side-to-side windows giving a panoramic view of the city; innovative audio technology extending into the streets; and performances around every corner.
From your seat, midtown Manhattan becomes a 4.2-mile stage: New York landmarks and culture come to life as performers highlight sights THE RIDE drives by, including:
- Times Square
- The Chrysler Building
- Grand Central Terminal
- NYC Public Library (Main branch)
- Bryant Park
- The Empire State Building
- 42nd Street
- Radio City Music Hall
- Skyscraper Alley
- Carnegie Hall
- Hearst Tower
- Columbus Circle
- Central Park
- Bryant Park and more!
The RIDE is a fresh New York City experience, designed for visitors and natives alike.
And with THE RIDE’s ability to put you “ON AIR,” you become part of the scene, interacting with everybody on the street – from performers to New Yorkers to tourists, and more!
Each RIDE motor coach holds up to 49 passengers, and four buses can run simultaneously to accommodate up to 196 people.
For more information about THE RIDE, visit http://www.experiencetheride.com
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THE RIDE for College Groups
THE RIDE Mission: College Campus Getaway
Need a break from courses and campus? Bring your colleagues to New York City and get on THE RIDE, for an evening of entertaining and interactive performances on the 4.2-mile stage that is midtown Manhattan!
First you enter THE RIDE – a 45-feet long, 13-feet wide, 8-feet tall motor coach with: three rows of stadium seats facing out one side of the coach; 40 screens, 3,000 LED lights, and the latest audio technology; and floor-to-ceiling & side-to-side windows giving a panoramic view of the street.
On-board hosts, Scott and Jackie, welcome you while incorporating facts about your group and even giving shout outs to specific colleagues!
Navigating a 4.2-mile midtown path, actors mesh with native New Yorkers and street-strollers in order to resurrect the city’s history and enliven its landmarks and culture.
Sights are highlighted by interactive street performances including:
A New Years Eve countdown in Times Square
A breakdancing deliveryman by Grand Central
An opera singer auditioning before Carnegie Hall
Ballerinas pirouetting around Columbus Circle
Karaoke contests near Central Park
(Note: Points leading to RIDE prizes are awarded to karaoke champions and campers who know the most NYC facts. We’ll provide the lyrics – you just have to sing them; and we’ll provide the facts – you just have to remember them…)
The entire 75-minute RIDE is tailored to your group to give an entertaining and interactive experience for everybody!
THE RIDE is perfect for:
- Honors/Award Recipients
- Theater and Arts Groups
- Graduation Celebrations
- Birthday parties
- Fraternity Events
- After Midterms/Finals Celebration
- And more!
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The MOTNY, located in the heart of Manhattan in New York City, challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts. Through interactive workshops, exhibits, and videos, individuals explore issues of prejudice, diversity, tolerance, and cooperation in the workplace, in schools and in the community.
The Museum of Tolerance New York (MOTNY) is part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. The MOTNY is a multimedia educational museum located on East 42nd Street in the heart of Manhattan. We provide group tours that focus on the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America, international human rights and the history of the Holocaust, through unique interactive educational exhibits. Main themes include the power of words and images, bullying, personal responsibility, and social action.
Additionally, the MOTNY is a professional development multi-media training facility targeting educators, law enforcement officials, and state/local government practitioners. Modeled after the successful Tools for Tolerance® Program at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the MOTNY provides participants with intense educational and experiential training programs and welcomes school field trips and group tours. Over 10,000 adults and young people have been trained in the Museum’s customized, professional development programs.
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The Museum of Tolerance For Colleges and Universities
Tools for Tolerance ® for College Students is a specially designed, professional program which aims to aid College and University level students, faculty and staff in exploring their evolving role in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and complex society. This interactive, experiential program provides an opportunity for personal growth and professional development through an innovative approach teaching respect and tolerance. Each program is designed to meet the specific needs of the student but has an overall focus on bullying, conflict resolution in the school community, valuing differences, and cross-cultural communication.
Tools for Tolerance® for Professionals
Every program is customized for your needs. In general, programs present tools to:
- Strengthen ethical and bias-free decision making
- Enhance cultural competency
- Develop progressive leadership practices
- Build capacity for inclusive and equitable organizations
The Museum of Tolerance New York works with colleges and universities to plan and present specialized training workshops at the MOTNY for their faculty, staff and students.
“It was informative, challenging, practical and life-changing!”
-Raritan Valley Community College training participant
Please call the MOTNY at 212-697-1293 to learn more about these unique programs.
The programs are experiential and learner-centered. Trained facilitators create a safe environment for probing dialogue around difficult issues rarely discussed in the workplace. Our programs challenge participants to question their own assumptions, raise self-awareness, and present fresh perspectives to redefine personal responsibility and taking action.
Powerful Learning Environments
Unique, interactive exhibits set our programs apart from the traditional consultant with a flip chart. The immersive learning environments of the Museum of Tolerance NewYork enhances and intensifies learning experiences.
The exhibits are a powerful stimulus to explore crucial themes such as the power of words and images, the pursuit of social justice, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. All programs have dedicated time in the exhibits, which provide a powerful stimulus for individual and group insights.
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Current Exhibits Available at the MOTNY
Power of Words
The Power of Words exhibit features a film that demonstrates how modern-day figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt used their words to instill hope while others like Hitler, Stalin and Osama Bin Laden and other extremists used the same power to spread lies and incite hatred.
Hall of Memory
The Hall of Memory includes a Holocaust documentary produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and a thought provoking film, In Our Time, which presents examples of genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries, such as Darfur and Cambodia, and reflects upon the lessons of history for today.
Based on ongoing Simon Wiesenthal Center research and investigation of hate on the internet, Globalhate.com is equipped with touch screen computer terminals that unmask the dangerous proliferation of hate on the internet and introduce questions for critical thinking in a media saturated society.
The Millennium Machine offers a media presentation that focuses on pressing human rights issues such as the plight of refugees and political prisoners, the exploitation of women and children, and the threats of domestic and international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Participants in this immersive theatre experience will test their knowledge of the subject matter via automated response technology and are challenged to discuss solutions to these complex, global problems.
Point of View Diner
The Point of View Diner is a modern cyber-café that screens a variety of scenarios portraying situations of escalating conflict in a contemporary American context. Through the use of cutting edge technology, group members have the opportunity to individually ‘interview’ the main characters in each video scenario and then register their personal opinions on the issues raised. The results of the anonymous vote are instantly tabulated, providing a springboard for dialogue on violence prevention, conflict resolution and personal responsibility. Video scenarios included the Freedom of Speech, Teen Bullying, and Domestic Violence.
Tools for Tolerance® for Teens
Trained facilitators utilize the unique MOTNY environment and customized classroom work to challenge students to assume greater personal responsibility in recognizing and challenging forms of discrimination.
In addition, main areas of focus are bullying prevention and leadership skills. This five-hour program encourages young people to think critically about the words and images in their own lives and how to use them to create positive change.
The cost for a Tools for Tolerance® for Teens Program is $100 per participant (minimum 15 visitors) and includes lunch and materials.
Dr. Natasha Poor
Manager of Education and Public Outreach
Museum of Tolerance New York
Phone: 212.697.1180 x104
Come escape reality and take a tour with On Location Tours to follow in the footsteps of your favorite TV & movie characters on one of the East Coast’s hottest tourist attractions. On Location Tours offers the most unique and only TV and movie-themed bus tours in New York City and Boston.
Take the ultimate tour of Beantown to see the Boston TV and movie sites. And stroll through Central Park TV and movie locations! Receive discounted offers on fun-filled New York City activities by purchasing a combo tour package today!
We may not have Ducks or Double Deckers, but we do have Carrie Bradshaw, Tony Soprano, Blair Waldorf and we’ll take you to where everybody knows your name! Our licensed tour guides are all local actors and actresses who provide insider perspectives and anecdotes about filming on location. Get a piece of the lights, camera, action with On Location Tours and climb aboard for an experience you’ll never forget.
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HAVE YOU BEEN ON LOCATION™? Escape reality, and follow in the footsteps of your favorite TV and movie characters with On Location Tours! On Location Tours offers unique TV and movie-themed bus tours in New York City and Boston that feature popular sites from the big and small screens. Founded in 1999, it has quickly become one of the East Coast’s most popular tourist attractions and is the world’s largest TV and movie tour company– serving over 100,000 tourists annually.
In Boston, On Location Tours runs a bus tour of Boston TV & Movie Sites and a walking tour, Boston Movie Mile. Make sure to check out the lights, camera, and action! Student favorites include locations from Ted, Cheers, Zookeeper, Here Comes the Boom and Good Will Hunting.
Tours are led by actors who are also licensed tour guides.
All of On Location Tours’ various offerings in New York and Boston can be customized to meet your needs as a private tour. We aren’t just sightseeing tours, we’re “site-seeing” tours! For Groups of 20 or more pick up locations can be designated at a convenient location for your group
If you have a group of less than 20 people you might want to take a public tour as a more economical option.
Boston TV & Movie Bus Tour Highlights:
- See where the chase scene from The Town took place
- Grab a drink at L Street Tavern, home of Good Will Hunting
- Visit 10 locations from The Departed including the building from the climactic rooftop scene
- Catch a glimpse of the building users in Boston Legal and Ally McBeal
- Get insider information on the secrets behind filming Mystic River, Legally Blonde, Fever Pitch, 21, and Gone Baby Gone’
Take the ultimate tour of Beantown with On Location Tours’ Boston TV & Movie Sites Bus Tour. More than your average Boston sightseeing expedition, all of our unique TV & movie tours are led by local actors who will provide behind-the-scenes filming details and endless entertainment knowledge.
While touring Boston with On Location Tours, you’ll see filming locations from TV shows and movies such as The Departed, Good Will Hunting, Cheers, The Town, Legally Blonde, Ally McBeal, Mystic River, Boston Legal, Knight & Day, 21, Fever Pitch, Gone Baby Gone and more!
Take a walking tour through the lens of your favorite TV shows and movies.
Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour Highlights:
(Please note: tours run rain or shine)
- Sit on the famous park bench from Good Will Hunting
- Have a drink at the original Cheers™
- See one of Jack Nicholson’s mob hangouts in The Departed
- Discover the street of the Blown Away car crash
Take the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour and explore the most filmed area in Boston. This unique walking tour of Boston Common and Beacon Hill will guide you through the places you’ve seen on screen and turn them into a reality. On the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour a local actor will be your guide, leading you to over 30 area locations seen on screen while giving you inside behind-the-scenes info about the Boston TV and filming industry.
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There’s so much to see and do at Madame Tussauds! Get up close and personal with over 220 life-like wax figures of the biggest stars and icons in entertainment, sports and history. From Marilyn to Madonna to Gaga, there is a star for every generation. Experience the magic of our Cinema 4D theatre, delivering 3D technology with the latest in 4D special effects! Scare yourself silly with the dark side of Madame Tussauds in SCREAM, our live-actor filled experience, and celebrate New York’s greatest icons in The Spirit of New York! Located in the heart of Times Square, no visit to NYC is complete until you’ve experienced the world famous Madame Tussauds.
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Madame Tussauds New York for College Groups
Madame Tussauds is the best place to visit for groups of ALL ages!
Have yourself and others travel into time as they are able to see and touch prominent figures in history.
With over 225 figures, Madame Tussauds New York provides visitors with an entertaining and educational opportunity to experience the world’s most fascinating celebrities, influential world leaders, historical figures and sports icons.
With a number of interactive experiences such as our Marvel 4D Film and Experience, Spirit of New York, Sports Zone, Scream! a live-actor haunted experience, and much more, this is one New York destination you must see!
Combine learning and fun
Madame Tussauds is dedicated to the meticulous art of sculpting and working with wax to create life-size, three dimensional figures of the most popular celebrities from the worlds of film, television, music, politics, history, sports and the arts from yesterday and today. Have your students travel into time as they are able to see and touch prominent figures in history.
Take advantage of our FREE Teaching Resources.
Groups of 15 or more receive great discounts year- round!
With a group minimum of 15, take advantage of our discounted student group rates.
Book Your Group Now!
Get 1 FREE Ticket for every 20 paid tickets!
- Call 1.866.841.3660 Monday – Fridays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax a completed Group Booking Request Form to 212.719.9442
Want more? Our intimate Educational Workshops will give your students the chance to discuss with a Madame Tussauds representative the art of creating our life-like wax figures or our business and marketing strategies.
Our Educational Workshops allow your students to immerse themselves in the amazing world of Madame Tussauds. Usually offered to groups between 9:00am to 10.00am, our workshops include a 45-minute interactive presentation in our state of the art Cinema 4D theater, giving your groups a once in a lifetime experience in one of the most renowned wax attractions in the world.
Workshop General Information
Duration of visit with seminar: 2½- 3 hours
Cost: Additional $5.00 per person
Availability: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 10:00am (based on availability) to groups of 20 to 135 people (Small groups may be accommodated during weekdays based upon availability).
What the Workshop Includes:
- See if you can tell who is real in our game of “Real or Wax”.
- A brief history on Marie Grosholtz Tussaud dating back to the French Revolution.
- A presentation done by a key member of our staff on the specific subject area.
- Question & Answer Session.
Cinema 4D Theatre at Madame Tussauds (Above)
Since the studios where the sculptors work are not open to the public, few people know how our exquisite figures are created.
Over the years, hundreds of celebrities have made their way through Madame Tussauds’ “Stage Door” to the sittings studio, built specially to ensure privacy and confidentiality. Our Studio Secrets Seminar takes you behind the closed doors into a Studio Sitting. Learn about this fascinating process, from the private sitting with the celebrity subject, hundreds of precise measurements, photographs to the impeccable craftsmanship and dedication to artistic perfection.
The Studio Secrets Workshop is the perfect introduction to a Madame Tussauds visit and can be tailored to younger students or adults.
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Explore the Exhibits at Madame Tussauds
Marvel Super Heroes 4D
Step inside the top secret command center to unlock your powers alongside the Hulk, Spider Man and more. Pass their tests and advance to the thrilling finale, the Marvel Super Heroes Cinema 4D Experience.
The Spirit of New York
Experience The Spirit of New York, celebrating New York’s greatest icons and unforgettable moments. From classic movie scenes to moments that lifted spirits and shook history, immerse yourself in everything that is New York.
Take your spot on the court, challenge a friend to a friendly game of tennis, box with Evander, and stand on the sidelines with Eli! Don’t miss our interactive sports experience!
B&H TV Studio
Step inside the shoes of a news anchor in the B&H TV Studio Experience as wax figures of award-winning journalists look on.
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Opening Night Party
Snap! Flash! Get past the sea of cameras and make a grand entrance to the star studded Opening Night Party. Get the latest gossip from the rich and famous. Be careful not to get caught in the tabloids, the paparazzi are relentless!
Behind the velvet ropes of the VIP Club, you are transported inside New York City’s hottest nightclub. No tough security or pretentious doorman, just mention that you are on Gaga’s list.
Time travel may not be possible, but you can dive into a chronological journey showcasing cultural influences through the decades. Meet some of the world’s greatest sports and entertainment icons.
Looks like you made a wrong turn. It’s really dark here. Follow the light and you’ll be safe, right? You are deep within the mirror maze, where your fears will be unearthed. SCREAM!
The world’s most historical summit has begun and the greatest thinkers, artists and leaders await your arrival. Before you rewrite history, take a few moments to rub elbows with our historical guests.
Strike a pose with some of Bollywood’s best loved stars. Some of the biggest names in Indian cinema can be found right here!
Parties – Fun, Unique, Memorable!
The world renowned Madame Tussauds is the perfect place for your event! If you want your guests to walk away with an exceptional experience unlike any other look no further than Madame Tussauds.
With a wide range of venue options, we have set the stage for creating the most dramatic backdrop for your event. Whether it’s an exclusive attraction buyout for up to 1,200 or an intimate gathering for 10 specially invited guests, let us entertain you.
With 85,000 square feet of venue space, over 200 figures to meet AND located in the “heart” of Time Square within walking distance to all Broadway theaters and major subway lines; there’s nowhere else like it in New York! Unique and interactive, constantly changing and always forward thinking so no two events are ever the same.
- Graduation End of Year
- Pre and Post Theatre Events
- Movie Screenings
- Birthday Celebrations
- Scavangers Hunts
- Team Building
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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia takes you on a walking journey through America’s most historic area – the birthplace of our nation. Step back in time to see where The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution were created. The Constitutional offers various types of tours:
The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia is an outdoor walking journey that provides a primary overview of the Independence National Historical Park area and visits more than 20 of the most historic sites in America’s Birthplace including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Franklin Court, Betsy Ross House and the National Constitution Center. To see the full tour map, click here.
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Philadelphia Constitutional Walking Tours for College Groups
The Constitutional Walking Tour is perfect for domestic or international visitors alike. In Summer 2005, visitors from all 50 United States and more than 50 foreign countries took The Constitutional.
The Constitutional Guided Walking Tour is also great for team building, special events, and entertaining clients, as well as an ideal orientation event for summer associates, new hires, and relocating firms or employees.
Private and group tours can be arranged for almost anytime – weekday or weekend, day or evening. We can accommodate from 1 up to 300 walkers. We provide multiple in-house trained tour guides for an entertaining and informative tour. We work closely with each client to create the most enjoyable “Constitutional” experience possible.
Our tour guides are passionate historians and Philadelphians who hail from top academic institutions. They have been trained in our “Independence Immersion” curriculum focusing on Philadelphia’s history, tourist attractions, and sharing of best practices in terms of customer service, public speaking and storytelling. Our guides bring Philadelphia’s history alive.
We also offer:
- Step-on Guides – Our professionally trained tour guides can provide tours on foot and on your motor coach or bus. We specialize in Historic Philadelphia, but we also provide tours of Philadelphia including the Philadelphia Art Museum area, South Street, America’s largest urban park – Fairmount Park, and more.
- Multilingual Tour Guides – We offer tours in various foreign languages and can also help you find a translator
- Spouse and Guest Programs – During meetings and conferences, we create spouse and guest itineraries and excursions in and around Philadelphia.
- “This Date in History”– Create a memorable evening with that special someone as you embark on a private candlelit walking tour of historic Philadelphia and dinner for 2 in Philadelphia’s Old City.
- Historical Treasure Hunts – We can create great team building experiences as you explore and learn about America’s Birthplace.
- Destination Management – From providing Liberty Loot’s Authentic Philadelphia Gift Bags (featuring snacks, souvenirs and sightseeing information) to planning seasonal and theme parties to transportation management services and special events, we can serve all your needs with local presence in the market, both before and during your trip.
The Constitutional offers various types of tours: