The Statue of Liberty: A Symbol of New York City, and America

by Mike Mcdonnough on June 17, 2010

in Miscellaneous News

On this day June 17, 1885 the Statue of Liberty arrived as a gift from France. A symbol of American freedom and identity as a nation of immigrants, the statue arrived in 350 pieces, stood 151 feet tall and weighed 225 tons after assembly. Today this massive sculpture remains the country’s most recognizable landmark and serves as a welcome to millions of immigrants and visitors every year. Although it’s a national monument and property of the U.S. government, the Statute of Liberty is widely synonymous with New York City. Join us in honor of this day in New York City history by taking a trip with Janson Media’s favorite traveling family, the Roberts, as they capture the essence of the Big Apple in the DVD Travel with Kids: New York (1 x 85′), available now worldwide.

New York City is the epitome of fast-paced and with so much to see and do, so on Travel with Kids: New York, the Roberts family has to plan their trip very carefully. Riding the subways proves an efficient method of transportation as the Roberts family visits the major attractions like the Empire State Building, Times Square and Rockefeller Center, but there’s much more to New York than attractions. A stroll through New York’s ethnic neighborhoods is the perfect follow-up to learning about immigration at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. A visit to the United Nations teaches the family about diplomacy as they fight to get a cab during the theatre rush on Broadway. And, the city’s frenetic pace fades away as the host family gallops through Central Park in a horse carriage.

Travel with Kids is an award-winning family travel guide series that brings you history, culture and practical travel information for the entire family to enjoy, learn about or plan an upcoming trip to the area. Travel With Kids is both entertaining and educational, yet delivers practical travel information that is interesting and useful for families planning a trip, and armchair travelers alike. Presented with additional pop-up on screen facts on the history, culture and travel tips for both well known and off the beaten path destinations, the entire family will enjoy watching this adventure travel series.

Produced by Equator Creative Media, the series is now available for all television, DVD, VOD, non-theatric, and new media markets worldwide exclusively through Janson Media. The program is available for online viewing at the Janson Media Screening Room at janson.tv.