Spring 2017 Special Events

CRN 30028 Trip Coordinator Linda Lupario Cost: $9
Tuesday, Apr. 18 11:00 a.m.

Situated in West Bay Shore, the Manor was built in 1697 and expanded in 1772 and 1901. It served as temporary headquarters for the British Army, and its owners have varied both before and after the Revolutionary War. There are 42 rooms on 10 acres. Our docents, in period dress, will guide us through the recently renovated first and second floor rooms containing furniture, accessories, and architectural styles spanning four centuries. A tour of the outside grounds is also included. Please note: this trip is not wheelchair accessible. Maximum: 30.

CRN 30029 Trip Coordinator: Mary Barry Cost: $6
Wednesday, Apr. 19 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Our trip to the museum, located in Roslyn, this time is to view the exhibit Halston. This exhibition features the epic cultural and social changes of the 1970s as seen through the lens of the fashion world. Halston invented a chic minimalist style that was uniquely American, and that honored the active modern woman by freeing American fashion from European influences of the past. Maximum: 30.

CEDARMERE - Roslyn Harbor
CRN 30030 Trip Coordinator: Barbara Greenberg Cost: $10
Thursday, April 20 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cedarmere was the rural Long Island country home of prominent 19th century poet, newspaper editor, and civic leader William Cullen Bryant from 1843 until his death in 1878. Located in Roslyn Harbor, this seven-acre estate was a retreat from the pressures and congestions of the city, a retreat where he could work on his poetry and indulge his love of nature. We will have a guided tour of the restored rooms in the house as well as the gardens. Please note: the grounds of the estate are hilly and may not be suitable for those needing walking assistance.
Maximum: 30.

HIKE: Trail View State Park – Old Bethpage
CRN 30031 Hike Coordinators: Linda Ilan/Brenda Yudin  No Fee
Monday, May 22 10:00 am (rain/inclement weather cancels)

Trail View State Park is a long, thin strip along the Nassau/Suffolk Greenbelt Trail, dedicated about 16 years ago to protect the foot trail from development, and assure residents in Nassau County permanent access to a local trail for exercise and to view nature.The hike will begin at Brenda's house in Old Bethpage, where you will hike north for approximately one-hour and hike one-hour back to where you started. It is a flat trail with a few easy crossings. After the hike, you will end at Brenda's house and have light refreshments on the deck. Maximum: 20.

CRN 30032 Trip Coordinator: Ruth Catanese Cost: $18
Wednesday, May 24 10:45 a.m.

The "Discovery", a pontoon boat, cruises from Stony Brook Harbor through the wetlands of West Meadow Creek. During the 1½ hour cruise you will view birds and marine life. A naturalist will give a running commentary about the history, geology, and ecology of the area while you enjoy the lovely sights. Remember to bring binoculars for close-up views. Maximum: 27.

NYC WALKING TOUR – The Meatpacking District and High Line
CRN 30033 Trip Coordinator: Jeff Alexander Cost: $27
Thursday, May 25 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a three-hour walking tour through the gritty but hip Gansevoort Historic District, also known as the Meatpacking District. We will stop along the newly opened High Line - the new and long-anticipated public park that once served as an elevated rail line. Other stops include the Titanic Memorial Arch, the "R and L" restaurant, and sites associated with Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, and Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, and the Nabisco Factory where the Oreo cookie originated. Maximum: 35. Transportation is on your own. Meeting place to be determined.

CRN 30034 Trip Coordinator: Linda Ilan Cost: $5
Friday, May 26 11:00 a.m.

Founded in 1969, Clark Botanic Gardens, located in Roslyn Harbor, is a 12-acre living museum and educational facility. They are dedicated to understanding and appreciating the world's plant life through horticulture, education, and research. Collections at the garden include native spring wildflowers, conifers, roses, perennials, daylilies, wetland plants, rock garden plants, herbs, butterfly plants, medicinal plants, and over a dozen collections of particular plant families. A horticulturist will give us a guided tour of these beautiful gardens. The pathways are dirt and gravel and may not be suitable for those needing walking assistance. Maximum: 25.

CRN 30035 Leader: Dr. Jonathan Lehrer No Fee
Tuesday, June 6 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.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. Maximum: 20.

SPRING BUS TRIP – Foxwoods Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Museum
CRN 30045 Trip Coordinator: Jeff Alexander Cost: $40
Friday, June 16 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a trip to Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, CT. We will travel by motorcoach for a six-hour stay at the casino. You will receive a $10 Bonus Slot Play and a $10 food voucher. In lieu of staying at the casino, you will also have the opportunity to tour the Mashantucket Pequot Museum for an additional fee of $20, to be paid at the center. The museum is optional and must be reserved in advance so that the necessary bus and docent arrangements can be made. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to tour the museum.

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum, part of the government of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, is a non-profit educational institution that seeks to further knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity of the indigenous cultures and societies of the United States and Canada. Maximum: 50. Please make checks payable to Rendezvous Travel.

BAYWAY ARTS CENTER, East Islip, NY – Ragtime, The Musical
CRN 30036 Trip Coordinator: Linda Lupario Cost: $19
Sunday, June 25 Performance: 2:30 p.m.

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Lynn Ahren's and Stephen Flaherty's Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile "melting pot" of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair.

Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience: the marches, the cakewalks and of course, the ragtime.


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