By Avery Bolduc
Edited By Candace LeeOn December 10, 2016, the Culture Club departed from Biddeford Park and Ride at 6:00am to drive to New York City! Members of the Culture Club, who wished to go to New York were selling cheesecakes from Izzy’s in Portland, Maine. The Culture Club had the biggest sale ever this year! From previous years, the Culture Club was selling pie’s but they didn’t have the “gold” in them like the cheesecakes do, as Mrs. Chamoff had said. They will be spending Saturday overnight into Sunday evening, and will be exploring the Twin Tower memorials, and Time’s Square, as well as other places, too.
After the long, gruesome 6 hour bus ride, the Culture Club finally arrived in New York City. Their first destination was the NBC Studio where Jimmy Fallon’s Saturday Night Live is recorded. They cut through that building to have an awesome lunch (of their own choice) and to complete their bathroom needs.
NBC Studios led to Rockefeller Center with the big Christmas Tree. The Culture Club walked around that area and saw the decorated windows that people from all over come to see during Christmas time. Later, the group got onto the subway and went to Central Park and saw some locations where scenes from the movie, Elf, was filmed. Then, they strolled through Central Park to the Natural History Museum. People from the Culture Club broke off into groups and wandered around the museum from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. They merged again to take the subway outside the museum to Grand Central Station and got dinner there. From dinner, the Culture Club walked to Times Square and shopped from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. At 9:40pm, they all met at the big red stairs in Times Square. Getting back on the bus, they were on their way to the hotel they were staying the night at. Sunday morning, the Culture Club all had their breakfast between 7:00am-8:00am. They left the hotel at 9:00am and rode the bus to Battery Park. Walking around Ground Zero, they went across the street to Brookfield Place and hung out there until 12:00pm. Finally, at 12:16pm, they boarded themselves onto the bus and left The Big Apple to come back to their rural home state.