Category: Excursions (page 1 of 3)

May 19, 2016 — Belmont Park
With seats in the Club House,
Serving lunch all day

Belmont ParkEnjoy an exciting afternoon watching all the horses racing on the track.

American Pharaoh winning the Belmont Stakes

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lunch: A delicious array of food at the full-service, trackside Garden Terrace Restaurant.

Cost: $ 75.00 per person

Departure location: DCA

Board: 10:30 am

Return: 5:30 pm

Contact: Denny Devere 203.353.1758  email hidden; JavaScript is required

Belmont Park is a major Thoroughbred horse-racing facility located in Elmont, New York, just outside the New York City limits.

It first opened on May 4, 1905. It is typically open for racing throughout May and June and into late July, and again from late September through late October.

It is world famous as the home of the Belmont Stakes, known as the “Test of the Champion”, the third leg of the Triple Crown.

April 28, 2016 — Tour U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York
With lunch at a local restaurant

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five United States service academies.

It is charged with training officers for the United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, and the transportation industry.

Midshipmen (as students at the Academy are called) are trained in marine engineering, navigation, ship’s administration, maritime law, personnel management, international law, customs, and many other subjects important to the task of running a large ship.

April 11, 2016 — Lockwood Mansion Museum tour including new “stairs below” tour
With lunch at Lockwood Mansion

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

April 11, 2016
$40. per person

295 West Avenue

Norwalk Exit 14

90 minute guided tour

Buffet lunch at museum

First time visit to renovated servants quarters

Interior, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

Interior, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

A National Historic Landmark since 1971, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is regarded as one of the earliest and most significant Second Empire Style country houses in the United States. Built by renowned financier and railroad baron LeGrand Lockwood between 1864 and 1868, the Mansion, with its unparalleled Gilded Age interiors and furniture, illustrates magnificently the beauty and splendor of the Victorian Era.

Downton Abbey has audiences visiting this landmark often asking about its servants and their lodgings.

The Mansion‘s domestic servants’ rooms “equal the chambers of a first class hotel,” said The New York Sun in 1869.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Interior

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Interior

LeGrand Lockwood’s forward-thinking spirit behind these quarters offered momentary repose from the physical demands of a seven-day work week and 10-hour shifts for those living under the same roof as the family. By following the servants’ paths through the mansion. visitors will experience three distinct worlds—public, family. and service—and the social etiquette strictly enforced during the mansion’s seven decades as a private residence.

 

Meet at museum 10:15

Tour starts 10:30

Lunch 12:00

Contact Bill Winship (203) 655-3030 or Scott Hutchason (203) 322-5025

March 24, 2016 — Trip to Whitney Museum in NYC
with lunch at the Spice Market Restaurant

The Whitney Museum of American Art – known informally as the “Whitney” – is an art museum located in Manhattan. It was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942), a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom the museum is named.

The Whitney focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American art. Its permanent collection comprises more than 21,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and artifacts of new media by more than 3,000 artists. It places a particular emphasis on exhibiting the work of living artists for its collection as well as maintaining an extensive permanent collection containing many important pieces from the first half of the last century. The museum’s Annual and Biennial exhibitions have long been a venue for younger and less well-known artists whose work is showcased there.

The Spice Market Restaurant in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District is a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant that serves gourmet food in a casual atmosphere.

October 22, 2015
Goodspeed Opera House for
A Wonderful Life — the Musical

Goodspeed Opera and Gleston House

Thursday October 22, 2015

DMA Excursion to Goodspeed Opera House for a performance of

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Bedford Falls comes alive as never before with the Goodspeed premiere of the magical tale of finding hope in your own hometown. In a tuneful re-imagining of the classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a would-be angel swoops to the rescue of desperate banker George Bailey on Christmas Eve. From the Tony-winning co-creator of Fiddler on the Roof, it’s a heartwarming family musical that celebrates the power of love and the goodness in all of us. Remember: “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings”

Lunch at

Gelston House

Menu

  • Pasta Primavera  sautéed vegetables, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes
  • Chicken Marsala sautéed,  wine and mushrooms, potato, vegetables
  • Bistro Steak bourbon sauce, potato, seasonal vegetables
  • Talapia with herb ver jus, rice and seasonal vegetables

Gleston House

Cost: $ 95.00 per person

Departing at 9:15 am from The Christian Science parking lot

For Reservations Contact

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Or call (203) 846-0722

Lunch at Gelston House

May 21, 2015
Circle Line Landmark Cruise, Boarding at 8:00 am in the DCA parking lot

Take this opportunity to enjoy the Circle Line Landmark Cruise around Manhattan and see Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, Lower Manhattan,  Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, The Battery, Brooklyn Bridge and the United Nations.

Cost: $85.00 per person

Dress: Informal

Lunch at the popular St. Andrews Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan

ST. Andrew's Restaurant and Bar

March 26, 2015
DMA Trip to the 911 Site and Museum

September 18, 2014
Bus Trip to Locust Grove and Storm King

The trip to visit Locust Grove, the home of Samuel F. B. Morse, and the Storm King Art Center with a gourmet lunch at the Canterbury Brook Inn was an outstanding success. Thanks to Mel Klugman for his effort in organizing the trip and special thanks to Mel for treating the group to their first glass of wine.

 Locust Grove

Overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie New York, the 200-acre Locust Grove Estate includes an Italianate villa designed in 1851 for artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse by architect A. J. Davis.

Begining in 1895 new owners William and Martha Young redecorated the mansion with their vast collection of art and antiques, and added new gardens.  Mr. and Mrs. Young’s daughter, Annette, lived at Locust Grove until 1975, preserving the estate essentially as her parents had used it.  Today Locust Grove, with miles of carriage roads, landscaped grounds, historic gardens and Hudson River views, is an independent not-for-profit museum and nature preserve established by Annette Innis Young.

Inside the historic mansion, step back in time to the early years of the 20th century; the Young family’s collection of Hudson River School paintings, early 19th-century American furniture, and personal possessions are still in place after more than a century.

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Storm King Art Center

Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for fifty years. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

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Chef and Owner Hans Baumann serves authentic Swiss and American Cuisine nightly from Tuesday through Saturday. Now approaching it’s 20th year in the historic location, Canterbury Brook Inn offers diners traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue, Wienerchnitzel, Bratwurst with Rosti, all artfully crafted in a quaint country setting. From the rustic dining room, dark wood beamed European tap room, multiple fireplaces or the ‘al fresco’ patio overlooking the Idlewild Brook diners find an ambiance suitable to all seasons.

October 30, 2014
Trip to Goodspeed to see Holiday Inn

Fun was had by everyone on the Trip to Goodspeed Opera. First was a good lunch at the Gelston House followed by the Holiday Inn at the Goodspeed Opera House.

Locust Grove and Storm King Art Center
September 18, 2014

September 18. 2014 Excursion to Locust Grove and Storm King Art Center

 Contact  email hidden; JavaScript is required     914-939-3984   cell 914-417-1568

U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Sub Base, Groton CT
Thursday April 17, 2014

Morning

  • Tour – USCG Academy
  • Lunch – Navy and USCGA Officers Club

Afternoon

USS Nautilus

USS Nautilus

  • Visit – USS Nautilus and Museum


Details

10 guests may tour aboard an active duty sub at 3:00 PM
Cost: $ 55.00  per person
Note: photo ID required
Dress for sub tour: flats and pants
Board bus at DCA  8:15 AM          Return to DCA 7:00 PM
Contact  John Zerbst      203.357.0034


Museum Trip to New Haven, CT
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Yale University Art Gallery

Van Gogh's The Night CafeFitz Henry Lane, Lighthouse at Camden, Maine
The Museum has collections of over 200,000 objects – Art, Sculptures, Photos, and Furniture.

Special Exhibit: A Great Crowd Had Gathered: JFK in the 1960s.


Lunch: Union League Cafe

The Union League Cafe,New Haven CTThe former home of John Sherman – a signer of Declaration of Independence, this beautiful building later served as a private club until 1940.
We will enjoy a three course luncheon with a cash bar.


Two Roads Brewery Tour

Two Roads Brewing Co.A 112 year old building transformed into brewery in Stratford, Ct.

Hour long tour of brewery and samples of beers in the company pub.


Cost: $ 60.00 per person

Departing from the DCA Parking Lot — Boarding bus starts at 9:00 am

Contact Jeff Freeman at 203-655-4786 or jeff.freeman60@yahoo.com

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