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Philadelphia Flower Show (ARTiculture)
A long love affair has existed between art and nature. In a 10 acre exhibition space, we will explore how exquisite landscapes, gardens and floral arrangements have inspired artists from the Old Masters to the Impressionists – (horticultural design is a form of art)! There are many benches along the way to muse and view this vast exhibit and see demonstrations. We will enjoy a light lunch at the Garden Tea Area amidst music and more flowers. Reading Terminal Market is within quick walking distance to explore many more shopping and food experiences. Except for lunch (12:30 pm – 1:30 pm), everyone can move at their own pace.
Whitney Museum of American Art LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE
Please join us for a docent tour of the 2014 Whitney Biennial. The Museum’s signature survey of contemporary American Art will take on a new form as three outside curators – Stuart Comer, Tate Modern, London; Anthony Elms, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and Michelle Grabner, Art Institute, Chicago – each oversee one floor. Our luncheon will be at the Russian Tea Room, founded by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1927. The Tea Room is an exclusive enclave where actors, writers, politicians, and executives plan their next deals and celebrate their friends’ latest Carnegie Hall Performances.
Culinary Institute of America, Caterina de’Medici Restaurant and Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Museum
Our first stop will be at the Caterina de’Medici Restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America. Caterina’s greatest contributions to European culture and culinary history were her gifts of Florentine Cuisine and refinements; among these were the use of the fork, cultivation of the green bean, discovery of ice cream, and introduction of sauce making to the French. After lunch we will have a guided tour of FDR’s home in Hyde Park, where he was born and continued to return throughout his life. Numerous fine paintings, photos, and artifacts fill the walls and rooms and is much as it was in Roosevelt’s day. A guided tour of the museum will follow where you can experience the dramatic events of the Great Depression and World War II. You will also have time on your own to further explore the museum.
Oheka Castle CLOSED: PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT AVAILABILITY
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 LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE
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
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.