Ken Burns Event – New for 2017! Join us for this very special Ken Burns Event, October 5 – 9, in the city where it all started for filmmaker Ken Burns – and for Tauck. Spend five days at one of New York's premier hotels, The Plaza, in the heart of midtown Manhattan where you'll go behind the scenes of Ken’s films and explore what makes America’s premier city unique. Themed daily sightseeing tracks include New York’s First Families: The Gilded Age of Wealth & Politics, where you’ll get an insider’s look at uptown New York City through the eyes of the city’s first families – the Fricks, Roosevelts, Astors, Carnegies, and more; Land of Opportunity – go "downtown," where you’ll explore compelling, centuries-old stories of the pursuit for new opportunities in America – stories that take you from immigration to urban legends defining Wall Street in the 20th century and today; and New York Innovation, focusing on midtown Manhattan and the dreams and aspirations of those who created the city, past and present, as well as those who influence it today. Private evenings and dinners include gala evenings at unique venues, with an opportunity to meet Ken Burns and talk with him about "his city." We recommend making your plans to attend early as space fills quickly.