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Thursday, May 8, 2014
Oheka Castle, also known as the Otto Kahn Estate, is located on the Gold Coast of Long Island, in Huntington, New York. Built between 1914 and 1919, it was and remains the second largest private home in the United States comprised of 127 rooms and over 109,000 square feet as originally configured. On the National Register of Historic Places, the historic mansion is currently a hotel, popular wedding venue, and backdrop to many famous music, television, film and photo productions since the making of the classic film, “Citizen Kane” to the present day television series, “Royal Pains.” We will enjoy a guided tour of the public rooms and a buffet lunch at the Castle.
Caramoor Center for Music and Art CLOSED: PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT AVAILABILITY
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
It will be springtime in Katonah, NY. Come with us to explore Caramoor House Museum. We begin with a mid-morning classical recital in the Music Room. (Further details of the performance will be available in February 2014.) We will have a grand docent house tour of this Mediterranean-style villa filled with a vast and extraordinary collection of Eastern, Medieval and Renaissance art and antiques collected by the Rosen family. A buffet lunch will be served in the Summer Dining Room overlooking the courtyard and charming gardens. In addition, there is a Garden and Museum gift shop. Please note that the house is only accessible by stairs.
Thomas Edison’s Glenmont Estate, Llewellyn Park and Ninety Acres at Natirar, the former Estate of King Hassan II, Morocco CLOSED: PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT AVAILABILITY
Friday, June 20, 2014
Please join us as we travel to West Orange to visit Thomas Edison’s home in the private enclave of Llewellyn Park. Edison bought Glenmont in 1886 for his bride, Mina Miller, as a wedding gift. The rambling Queen Anne-style house is a warm family home filled with carved oak woodwork, oriental rugs, and mementos from world visitors. We will then travel to bucolic Peapack for our luncheon at Ninety Acres at Natirar, the former estate of King Hassan II, of Morocco. Natirar is an anagram for the Raritan River that meanders for two miles across the property. Chef David C Felton uses the freshest ingredients available to create intense, flavorful modern cuisine.
Rodin Museum and French Garden, Patrick Kelly at the Perelman Building at PMA
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Join us as we travel to Philadelphia to view Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love: this retrospect depicts the bold, bright and joyful creations of African American designer, Patrick Kelly, who took Paris by storm in the 1980’s. For luncheon we’ll travel to the waterfront for our luncheon at La Famiglia (The Family). Opened in 1976 in the shell of a Colonial tea warehouse, the Sena family turned La Famiglia into one of Philadelphia’s top culinary institutions. At the Rodin Museum and formal French Garden, we will enjoy a docent tour of the largest collection of the master’s works outside the Musee Rodin in Paris. Highlights of the exhibit are The Thinker, and the Gates of Hell.
$115 Non Members
Downton Abbey Costume Exhibit at Winterthur
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Travel to Winterthur with us to view 40 costumes from “Downton Abbey” that are on display in the museum at Winterthur, in Wilmington, Delaware. We will also tour the estate and have lunch in the Pavilion private dining room.
Scenic Fall Trip on the Delaware, Grey Towers Mansion and The Columns Museum
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Grey Towers, located in Milford, PA, was originally the summer estate of the James Pinchot family. Encouraged by his father James, Gifford Pinchot became America’s first forester and founder of USDA Forest Service. In 1963, the Pinchot family donated Grey Towers and its surrounding 102 acres to the US Forest Service. A unique mansion, The Columns features interesting exhibits such as the bloody Lincoln flag, Civil War artifacts, and the Hiawatha Stagecoach. Our luncheon will be at the Grotto Restaurant, located in the picturesque and historically registered Zaloom House. Later, we’ll enjoy a scenic fall trip on the Delaware.
New York City Entertainment Tour: Lincoln Center Arts Buildings and Radio City Music Hall
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Join us for a private walking tour of the Lincoln Center Campus, including the three theater houses: Avery Fisher Hall, the New York State Theater and the Metropolitan Opera House, and the magnificent Revson Fountain, which dominates Lincoln Center Plaza. Our luncheon will be at PJ Clark’s, which draws a vibrant mix of performers, stagehands, musicians and locals: all the photos on the wall are real, and speak the rich history of the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Later we’ll tour Radio City Music Hall and learn the history of this famous venue, and the private and public spaces of this art deco landmark.
MoMA – Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Join us as we visit MoMA for a docent tour of the largest and most extensive presentation of cut-outs ever mounted. Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radical new operation that came to be called the cut-outs. Matisse would cut painted sheets into forms of varying shapes and sizes, which he then arranged into lively compositions. Our luncheon will be at Le Cirque (The Circus) in the trendy Bloomberg Building. Although over the years, monkeys, circus balls, and tent shades have become symbolic representations of the restaurant, Le Cirque’s most recognizable feature is Sirio Maccioni who has dazzled New York with his charm and acumen for hospitality. Le Cirque, where the food is just as exciting to the palate as it is a feast to the eyes. A glass of red or white wine is included with our luncheon. Gentlemen: Jackets required.
Christmas at Longwood Gardens
Tuesday, December 9. 2014
We’ll travel to Longwood Gardens to view the dazzling displays in the greenhouses and gardens with an early dinner on site. Note: There will be a lot of walking. This trip will leave late morning and return about 10:00 pm in the evening.