Sachem Students Explore New York City's Historic Locations

FARMINGVILLE, NY, LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY, AND NEW YORK, NY ( / — Sachem high schoolers hit the Big Apple to learn valuable lessons.

Prior to the winter recess, Sachem High School East and North 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.

Sachem Students Explore New York City Historic Locations - Penn Station

Sachem High School East and Sachem High School North students at Penn Station as part of their exploration of historic locations in New York City.

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.

Sachem High School East is located 177 Granny Road in Farmingville and Sachem High School North is located at 212 Smith Road in Lake Ronkonkoma. The schools are part of the Sachem Central School District.

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