Over the Memorial Day weekend, we headed to the Big Apple to see a Broadway show with my daughters’ Girl Scout troop and their families. We’ve taken the girls to New York City before for a day trip to Central Park’s Zoo, but this was a weekend trip and my girls were beyond excited to see their first Broadway show.
Girl Scouts take on Broadway!
We left on Friday night and stayed at a hotel in New Jersey and took a bus into the city on Saturday morning. The girls were participating in a StudentsLive workshop at a real Broadway rehearsal studio. At the workshop, a Broadway show cast member taught the girls music and choreography from Cinderella. They also had an acting lesson and learned about the behind-the-scenes secrets of Broadway show productions. It was a fabulous workshop and the actor, Cody Williams, enjoyed a hearty applause from the Girl Scouts when we watched him perform in Cinderella later in the day.
After a quick lunch, we headed to see Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre. We were thrilled to find out that Carly Rae Jepsen was starring as Cinderella and Fran Drescher would be the Step Mother. The entire cast and show was awesome and a great first Broadway experience for my girls.
After the show, we ate dinner and took in the sights of Times Square.
On Saturday, we had lunch at S’Mac, a restaurant that specializes in macaroni and cheese. The girls were thrilled with the All-American version, while my husband and I enjoyed the Mediterranean with goat cheese, sauteed spinach, kalamata olives, and roasted garlic. Oh my!
After lunch on Sunday, we spent the afternoon walking through of Bryant Park and Central Park.
Before we headed back to the bus station to go home, we made a pit stop at Dylan’s Candy Bar where I spent WAY to much money on candy…that is one dangerous store!
The trip was fast paced, but so much fun. According to one parent’s phone app, we walked 8 miles on Saturday and 7 miles on Sunday. This picture from lunch pretty much sums up how exhausting the trip was for our girls.
There is so much to do in the Big Apple and my kids already have a list of things they want to see on our next excursion to NYC.
Have you been to New York City with your kids? Tell us all about it in the comments.