Trips


You may register for these trips by phone  973.971.3716 or by completing and mailing in this Registration Form. 


BRIGHTON BEACH & CONEY ISLAND
LUNCH at a RUSSIAN RESTAURANT 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Far from Russia, nestled between Coney Island and Manhattan Beach is New York City’s very own Ukraine. “Little Odessa”, as it has been traditionally called due to the great number of immigrants from Odessa, is a nickname for Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. Although the neighborhood has seen a recent influx of different ethnicities, the area is known for its predominantly Russian-speaking population. Our guided tour will help us to experience the everyday lives of the Russian Diaspora in Little Odessa and learn its history.

In its heyday from the turn of the century to the Second World War, Coney Island was the city’s playground. Years of neglect followed but the arrival of the new Luna Park amusement park has given the area fresh life. Now, hundreds of thousands of people visit one of the best New York beaches and also enjoy the many things to do there during the summer months. We will also tour Coney Island and perhaps even walk on the boardwalk.

Lunch will be at a Russian restaurant.

 

Members: $130.00                                                                  Departure: 8:30 a.m.
Non-Members: $140.00                                                         Return: 4:45 p.m.  

 

Image Credit: Wikipedia    


KYKUIT (THE JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER ESTATE)
LUNCH at SUNSET COVE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

Kykuit,derived from the Dutch word meaning “lookout”, is a 40 room National Trust house built by John D. Rockefeller and enriched by the art collection of third-generation scion, Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States, Nelson Rockefeller. Kykuit is located on the highest point in the hamlet of Pocantico Hills, overlooking the Hudson River at Tappan Zee.

Our tour will take us to the main rooms of the six story stone house, through the expansive, terraced gardens containing Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller’s collection of 20th century sculpture, and to the underground art galleries to view the Picasso tapestries. We will also see the cavernous Coach Barn with its collections of classic automobiles and horse-drawn carriages.

A buffet lunch will be served to us overlooking the Hudson River at Sunset Cove

NOTE: This is a 2 ½ hour tour with a significant amount of walking, some of it on rough terrain. There are also stairs.

 

Members: $117.00                                                                  Departure: 8:00 a.m.
Non-Members: $127.00                                                         Return: 4:15 p.m.


Image Credit: Historic Hudson Valley 


 

MEDIA DAY in ASTORIA, NEW YORK
The MUSEUM of THE MOVING IMAGE
THE ASTOR ROOM 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Come and spend some time in our past and present day media! The Museum of The Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, the technique and technology of film, television, and digital media. We will have a special docent tour (groups of 20) of “Behind the Screen”, their core exhibit. Then there will be time to explore on your own other exhibits and a chance to visit the gift shop. The museum is fully accessible.

Our 1:30 pm lunch is across the street from the Museum in The Astor Room, housed in the building that was formerly the Kaufman Astoria Studios. The Astor Room was the commissary to the movie studio built by Adolph Zuker in 1920. The restaurant is a piece of cinematic history of that bygone era. We will complete our MEDIA DAY by dining in the Valentine Room, being served a delicious three course meal with choices.

We need 25 people registered by October 23, 2017 to be able to run this trip.

 

Members: $100.00                                                                  Departure: 8:45 a.m.
Non-Members: $110.00                                                         Return: 5:30 p.m.     

 

Image Credit: Museum of the Moving Image