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SPRING 2015 SPECIAL EVENTS/TOURS

 

 

NYCB Theater at Westbury: Dublin's Irish Cabaret - Cost $35

 Monday, Mar. 16, Performance: 2:00 p.m.

 This pre St. Patrick's Day performance stars Andy Cooney "America's Favorite Son", Irish Comedian Noel V. Ginnity, and The Darra Carr Dancers, as well as starring singer Marissa Famiglletti. Transportation is on your own. Please make checks payable to Rendezvous Travel. Maximum: 30.

 

Hike: Muttontown Preserve - No Cost

 Tuesday, Apr. 21, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 The 550 acre Muttontown Preserve is Nassau County's largest nature preserve - featuring fields, woods, kettle ponds, and ruins of an estate last owned by the deposed King Zog of Albania.
We will see spring emerging on a 3 mile hike through the flat and rolling trails of this preserve on the north shore. The total time will be 1 ½ hours. Hiking shoes or sturdy walking shoes are recommended.

 

BALLET LONG ISLAND, Ronkonkoma, NY – Alice in Wonderland - Cost: $7

 Wednesday, Apr. 22, Performance: 12:15 p.m.

 Come join us for an adventure in dance! Experience the professional dancers of Ballet Long Island in a 50 minute act from the ballet Alice in Wonderland. The ballet is based on Lewis Carroll's well-known story of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland. Afterward, a short Q&A will be held, where you can meet some of the dancers. Ballet Long Island is a professional ballet company established in 1985. Maximum: 40.

 

SEATUCK ENVIRONMENTAL at the SCULLY ESTATE, Islip, NY - Cost $8

 Thursday, Apr. 23, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Peter Walsh, Education Director, will speak on the history of Seatuck Environmental Association and, weather permitting, will lead the group on a short walk to the pond. We will have a guided tour of The Scully Mansion which was designed in 1917 by world-renowned architect Grosvenor Atterbury. The mansion is now the home of the Seatuck Environmental Association and the Suffolk County Environmental Center. After the tour we can walk on trails on our own and perhaps see deer, fox, quail and ospreys. Tables and chairs are available for a picnic lunch if you desire. Maximum: 30.

 

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART: The Saltzman Family Collection - Cost: $6

 Friday, Apr. 24, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 We will visit the museum and view a selection from the vast collection of fine art collected by Ambassador Arnold Saltzman and his family.  This collection spanned all of the major 20th century art movements including Cubism, Constructivism, Fauvism, Pointillism, and Impressionism. Maximum: 30.

 

JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATER, Northport, NY – A Chorus Line - Cost: $62

Sunday, May 3, Performance: 2:00 p.m.

40th Anniversary! In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for – with every drop of sweat, every hour of train­ing, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed — to have the chance to dance. A Chorus Line revolutionized Broadway, becoming the longest running musical in New York theater history. Open to nonmembers. Please send a separate check payable to John W. Engeman Theater. Minimum: 15.

 

BAYWAY ARTS CENTER, East Islip, NY- The Rainmaker - Cost: $16

Sunday, May 17, Performance: 2:30 p.m.

 The Rainmaker, written by N. Richard Nash, set in a drought-ridden rural town in the West in Depression era America, where plain Lizzie Curry finds herself falling, against her better judgment, for a charming confident trickster named Starbuck. The promise to bring rain in exchange for $100 sets off a series of events which enables Lizzie to see herself in a new light. Maximum: 40.

 

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS AND COBBLE HILL HISTORY WALKING TOUR - Cost: $35

 Thursday, May 28, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

NYC Discovery Walking Tours will take us on a tour through the two historic districts, addressing the transition of the neighborhoods from wealthy Victorian suburbs to 20th century literary havens. Stops include Plymouth Church, where abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher preached and Lincoln worshipped; Warren Place, the beautiful English-style workman's cottage devised by AT White; the Promenade and its magnificent view of Manhattan island; the site of Washington's Cobble Hill brigade; the home of writer Thomas Wolfe; the birthplace of Winston Churchill's mother; the Truman Capote residence where he penned Breakfast at Tiffany's; and the Arthur Miller home, where he courted Marilyn Monroe. Along the way, enjoy noshing on some of the area's culinary specialties, from Brooklyn egg creams and pizza to baklava and spinach and meat pies! Minimum: 25. Transportation is on your own. Meeting place in Brooklyn TBD.

 

WILLIAM FLOYD ESTATE - Cost: $5

 Friday, May 29, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 William Floyd was a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.  His family lived on this property for eight generations, first as a working plantation, and later as a summer home.  In 1976, the family gave the house, all its contents, and 613 acres of property on Moriches Bay to the National Park Service. We will have a one hour guided tour of this 25 room house and see it as the family left it in 1976. Since one family lived here for 250 years, we may see a chair from 1750 next to one from 1960. We can also take a self guided tour of the historic grounds, outbuildings and family cemetery. Maximum: 30.

 

THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ARMOR - Cost: $5

 Friday, June 5, 11:00 a.m.

 The World War II Armor Museum is located on the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration. The museum attempts to replicate the sights and sounds of American forces during World War II, and telling the story of American courage, valor, and sacrifice. This 25,000 square foot facility is devoted to some thirty operational vehicles including an iconic Sherman tank, a 155mm howitzer, anti aircraft guns, jeeps, weapons, carriers, etc. Multimedia displays augment the viewing of vehicles, and visitors are able to see tanks under repair and restoration. Visitors also have an opportunity to ride the vehicles at a fee. Maximum: 35.

 

SPRING BUS TRIP: FDR Home and Library - Cost: $88

Tuesday, June 9                                      

 Tour the birthplace, lifelong home, and burial site of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd and only four-term President of the United States, in the picturesque Hudson Valley (100 miles from Long Island). You will have the opportunity to explore the Library; the first U.S. Presidential Library ever started. Lunch is at the famous Beekman Arms Tavern, America's oldest operating Inn, established in 1766. Its frequent visitor was FDR, who concluded all his campaigns with speeches from its porch. Please contact the ILR office for availability and details.

 

THE GARDENS AT FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE - No Cost

 Tuesday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 Join us for a stroll through the hidden gem that is the Teaching Gardens at Farmingdale State College. The Farmingdale State Ornamental Horticulture teaching gardens consist of over four acres. These gardens were developed beginning in the 1930s by the horticulture students and faculty. Today they continue to be renovated and changed by the students and horticulture faculty under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Iversen. Maximum: 20.

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information or to receive a brochure, contact ILR@farmingdale.edu or call 631.420.2160