Category: Excursions (page 2 of 4)

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


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


  • 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

Paul Larson —

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.



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     914-939-3984   cell 914-417-1568

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


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


USS Nautilus

USS Nautilus

  • Visit – USS Nautilus and Museum


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

Hyde Park, NY Excursion Photos, October 17, 2013

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Hyde Park, NY Excursion — October 17, 2013

Morning – Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Val-Kill Cottage
Val-Kill photo
Val-Kill, the retreat about two miles from the “big house” at Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Hyde Park, was the only place that Eleanor Roosevelt ever could call her own.
Lunch at Bocuse Restaurant
Bocuse RestaurantThe exciting new student-staffed Bocuse Restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America provides a dining experience that is inspired by traditional French regional cuisine, re-envisioned through the lens of modern techniques. The menu includes creative new interpretations of classics selected from the bistros of the French countryside as well as the sophisticated restaurants of Paris.
Afternoon — Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
FDR Home
“All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River”  FDR

This quote captures FDR’s connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved & the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.

The price is $70 per person.

Bus departs from  the parking lot of the Christian Science Church located at 2331 Post Road. (Salt Box Lane is the cross street.) at 7:30am SHARP, boarding starts at 7:15am.


To make your reservations, please contact Mel Klugman, 914-417-1568, or

Trolley Museum and Florence Griswold Museum
— May 16, 2013, Photos by Frank Johnson

Thanks to Frank Johnson for these photos!

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Trolley Museum and Florence Griswold Museum
— May 16, 2013, Photos by Bob Smith

Thanks to Bob Smith for these photos!

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