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The New Whitney Museum – Downtown, designed by Renzo Paino, is situated between the High Line and the Hudson River in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The cantilevered entrance transforms the area outside the building into a large sheltered public space. At this gathering place beneath the High Line, visitors can see through the building entrance and the large windows on the west side to the Hudson River beyond. The new building will vastly increase the Whitney’s exhibition and programming space, offering the most expansive display ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art. The special exhibition gallery, over 18,000 square feet in area, is the largest column-free museum gallery in New York City. A Highlight Tour is included in our visit. Our luncheon will be at Macelleria Italian Steakhouse in the heart of the Meatpacking District’s Gansevoort Plaza. The name Macelleria in Italian means “Butcher Shop.” It defines the Northern Italian cuisine and the philosophy of using only the finest meats, handmade pastas, and freshest ingredients. Opened in 2000, the restaurant is reconstructed from a former downtown meat locker. The two-story exposed brick walls, hinged doors, antique butcher blocks, vintage cases, and original seventeenth-century Dutch stone walls in the wine cellar, embrace the history of the area and presents a unique space for dining. A glass of red or white wine will be included with our luncheon in the wine cellar. There will be time to shop at the “Butcher Shop” before we return to the museum.
Members: $140.00 / Non-Members: $150.00
Tour of the United Nations
Luncheon in the Delegates Dining Room
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Please contact the Trips department if interested.
The Culinary Institue of America, Hyde Park, NY
Luncheon at The American Bounty Restaurant
Friday, April 8, 2016
Tour the world’s premier culinary college and and enjoy a delectable dining experience. Visit the gift shop and the Apple Spice Bakery if you desire to bring a “goody” home.
Members: $86/Non-Members: $96
Van Dyck at the Frick
Luncheon at the 21 Club
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Through approximately 100 works, the exhibit explores the versatilityand inventiveness of Anthony van Dyck—one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time.
Members: $145/Non-Members: $150
Picasso at the Barnes
Luncheon at Del Frisco’s Steak House
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Explore the cubist and classical modes in Picasso’s art during the tumultuous years of the First World War. Enjoy a complimentary audio-guide.
Members: $130/Non-Members: $140
Bush-Holley House, Cos Cob, CT
Luncheon at Versailles
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Enjoy a docent-led tour highlighing 1700’s colonial era furniture and portraits and the 1800’s era Cos Cob Art Colony, which influenced the development of American Impressionism. Accessibility: This Historical House has several entrance steps and a staircase.
Members: $88/Non-Members: $98
Brooklyn “Noshing” Tour
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A city of many diverse neighborhoods, we will learn its history while “noshing” on a variety of snacks. Includes a stop
Members: $93/Non-Members: $103
Reeves-Reed Arboretum and Greenwood Gardens
Luncheon at Basilico
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
These guided walking garden tours—approximately 45 minutes each—will delight, educate, and enrich us as stewards of nature and the environment.
Members $100/Non-Members: $110