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Bayway Arts Center, East Islip – Whose Wife Is It Anyway?

Trip Coordinator: Linda Lupario              

Sunday, April 7                    

Performance: 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $20

A political figure constantly under public scrutiny has just made a classic mistake, by having an affair, except that it is with one of the other political party's secretary!  As his wife approached the hotel where he was meeting his lover, he is about to be caught red handed. His reaction? To cover up one lie with ten other lies.  Things quickly go disastrously wrong and suddenly he is looking at a murder mystery.  Is it even possible to still come out of the situation with his reputation untainted? This thoroughly entertaining British farcical comedy classic, which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy, was written by well-known playwright, Ray Clooney, and has played all over the world.


Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City

Trip Coordinator: Ruth Catanese              

Monday, April 15                

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $5

The cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal diocese, covering Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens.  Cornelia Clinch Stewart built the 200 foot-tall brown sandstone edifice in memory of her husband Alexander T. Stewart, the founder of Garden City.  Join our guide for a walk through Long Island's past featuring museum-quality artifacts, secret passageways, and a spooky legend.  The Gothic Revival style features gargoyles on the exterior, and it has the largest pipe organ on Long Island. The sanctuary has enough seating for 600 people. Maximum: 30.


Nassau County Museum of Art: That Eighties Show

Trip Coordinator:Mary Barry                  

Wednesday, Apr. 17              

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $8

An age of excess not just in art but fashion, music and society, the Eighties is now recognized as a decade of wildly creative and lasting originality. Internationally renowned painter Eric Fischl, one of the heroes of the epoch, is the guest curator for this multi-media extravaganza, which revisits the East Village scene where he and Keith Haring, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, April Gornik, Kenny Scharf, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andres Serrano, and Robert Longo were among the superstars. Fischl's brilliant keynote for the show: "When I think about the 80s I think about the energy, the confusion, the passions and the fault lines. At that time, no one knew who was going to last, who was better, everything was just pushing everything else." Maximum:30.


Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Smithtown

Trip Coordinator:Linda Ilan                     

Tuesday, April 30               

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $8

The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind trains dogs for people who are visually impaired.

The eight acre campus includes a student residence hall for those who are selected for intensive training before they go home with a dog. Our 90 minute tour will be led by two volunteers who are dedicated to helping the Foundation. The tour will include the dining area for students and the training grounds. It does not include the training center or the puppy nursery for health and safety reasons. For those interested, you can join Linda for lunch at a nearby restaurant. Details to follow. Maximum: 30.


Madison Theater at Molloy College – A Chorus Line

Trip Coordinator:Mary Barry                  

Saturday, May 18                 

Performance 2:00 p.m.

Cost $35

The Madison Theater presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama- winning musical, A Chorus Linewith music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The show centers on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. It is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical.

A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. Among the memorable songs that came out of this musical are One and What I Did For Love. Open to non-members. Maximum: 20.


New Vision Pioneer Museum, Commack

Trip Coordinator: Barbara Greenberg     

Tuesday, May 21                 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $5

This museum presents the history of the telephone. Our tour will include a re-creation of Alexander Graham Bell's workshop. The wire used on the first telephone transmission, and more than 100 phones dating from the earliest ones to the present.  Maximum: 24.


Farmingdale Aviation Center, Republic Airport, Farmingdale

Trip Coordinator: Ruth Catanese              

Friday, June 7                          

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

No Fee

The Aviation Center is located at Republic Airport.  The Aerospace Facility was built in 1990 and is the main hub for flight training at Farmingdale State College.  It offers the premier collegiate aviation program on Long Island.  It also is the largest collegiate flight school in the Northeast Region offering a Four Year Degree Program (Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science).  The Aviation Center averages 5,800 flight hours a year in solo and dual flight instruction. Maximum: 30.


The Gardens at Farmingdale College

Leader: Dr. Garrett Beier                              

Tuesday, June 4                  

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

No fee

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.


Hike: Trailview State Park, Woodbury

Hike Coordinators:Linda Ilan/Brenda Yudin    

Wednesday, June 5                      

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

No Fee

Trailview 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. We will hike at a moderate pace for about 2 hours through the woods and rolling hills of the trail going north from Jericho Turnpike.  Please wear hiking boots or very sturdy sneakers.  A water bottle is essential. Since there are some significant hills on this woodland trail, we ask that you sign up only if you have experience on such terrain. Rain cancels. Maximum: 20.


Discovery Wetlands Cruise, Stony Brook

Trip Coordinator: Linda Ilan                     

Date TBA                                          

10:45 a.m.

Fee: $25

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.


Spring Bus Trip: Grand Central Station and NYC Harbor Cruise

Trip Coordinator: Linda Lupario              

Wednesday, June 19

Cost; $122

Take a fascinating tour of this iconic landmark, Grand Central Station, which recently marked its 100th Anniversary.  You will learn about this architectural gem that has over 750,000 commuters pass through each day. After lunch, included in Little Italy, enjoy a narrated afternoon NYC Harbor Cruise of lower Manhattan past the Statue of Liberty. Open to

non-members. Please contact the ILR office for availability.    


For more information or to receive a brochure, contact ILR@farmingdale.edu or call 631-420-2160.