Two busloads of nearly one hundred Pokagon elders and spouses trekked to New York City June 25 and enjoyed five days in and around the Big Apple. The group stayed in the Times Square neighborhood and experienced several excellent restaurants nearby, including a dinner cruise on New York Harbor.
Some of the highlights included going to Battery Park and ferrying over to Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty and tour the National Museum of the American Indian. They also visited the 9/11 Memorial and saw Mamma Mia on Broadway.
Some went to join the live audience one morning outside the Good Morning America studio in Times Square at Broadway and 44th Street, while others opted to tour the Empire State Building or shop at Macy’s.
“It’s our first trip, and we feel so fortunate to have met other Pokagons and shared names of our ancestors,” wrote an elder following the trip. “Thank you very much to Elders Council for the fantastic trip and memories.”
Another wrote, “I never would have made a trip like that on my own. Thanks for the opportunity!” One commented that he enjoyed the sites, the friendship and the great meals.
Stay tuned for future elders trips.