We generally go on 4 to 6 major field trips during the course of the school year. We, of course, visit New York City a lot, but we also take advantage of what is available culturally on Long Island, in Queens and Brooklyn, and within a few hours travel time in cities like Philadelphia.
Trips to New York City generally include a museum visit and, in the evening, attendance at a theatrical presentation. We’ve seen big Broadway productions as well as small, strange theatre pieces in tiny little theaters down in Greenwich Village. Field trips are sometimes centered around a specific neighborhood, such as Chelsea or Tribeca, such that the STAC students get a chance to explore the City on their own in smaller groups.
Some field trips include a workshop component, in which students work with a professional artist in the studio or on location. Below is a video from one memorable trip in which the STACies explored the community gardens of Alphabet City with photographer BA Van Sise. Second, is a video of photos from our trip to the Park Avenue Armory in which we bacame more familiar with the DADAists. Third, is a video from a trip to the Whitney Museum and the play The Skin of Our Teeth where BA also accompanied us.