Fall 2016 Special Events


NEWS 12 - Woodbury

CRN 10028                                        Trip Coordinator: Ruth Catanese                No Fee

Wednesday, Aug. 31                         9:30 a.m.                                

We will have a guided tour of the Long Island Channel 12 News located in Woodbury. This is a news organization and they can go live at any time with breaking news, which could shorten our tour. This is a repeat tour of the one we took in the spring for members who were closed out.   Maximum: 25.


FALL BUS TRIP: New York Botanical Gardens                                                  

Wednesday, Sept. 7                           Trip Coordinator: Jeff Alexander

Featuring more than 20 paintings by famed American Impressionists and a stunning flower show evoking the landscapes depicted in their works, this Garden-wide exhibition explores the emergence of the American garden movement at the turn of the 20th century.  See the masterpieces of artists such as Chase, Hassam, and Sargent and toast the spirit of America during the NYBG’s 125th Anniversary. Please contact the ILR office for availability and details.


HIKE: West Hills County Park

CRN 10029                                        Hike Coordinator: Brenda Yudin                No Fee

Friday, Sept. 9                                   10:00 am (rain/inclement weather cancels)

 Join us on a hike that has a trail named after Walt Whitman.  This four-mile trail loop goes through an oak forest that includes cedar and mountain laurels.  The trail leads us to the top of Jayne’s Hill, which at 401.5 feet above sea level is the highest point on Long Island.  Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are recommended.  Bring water and snack for the hike.  If you wish, bring lunch and drink for after the hike.  Restrooms and a picnic area adjoin the parking lot where we meet.  Since the terrain is somewhat hilly, this activity is suggested for our more active members. No previous hiking experience needed.    


NYC WALKING TOUR – Greenwich Village and Dessert

CRN 10030                                        Trip Coordinator: Jeff Alexander                Cost: $35

Thursday, Sept. 15                            11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.           

This walking tour will explore sites associated with the history of this neighborhood -- once home to wealthy Victorians , immigrants, and bohemians. Join us on a journey through this area's nooks and crannies, winding roads and hideaways, with a discussion of the noted literary, artistic and political figures associated with them from George Washington to Bob Dylan. We'll stroll by such locations as Washington Square Park and Mews, Grove Court, the Jefferson Courthouse, Patchin Place, and the homes of writers Mark Twain, E.E. Cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and artist Edward Hopper; the site of the first presidential wedding, the Friends apartment building, and film locations from Sex and the City, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and When Harry Met Sally. Maximum: 35. Transportation is on your own.  Meeting place to be determined. Please note: this is a three-hour walking tour. 



CRN 10031                                        Trip Coordinator: Linda Ilan                      Cost: $10

Saturday, Sept. 17                             10:30 a.m.

The 23-room Theodore Roosevelt Home, also called Sagamore Hill, re-opened in 2015 after a three-year, $10-million renovation. Theodore Roosevelt lived in it from 1887 until his death in 1919. It remained home to his wife Edith until her death in 1948. Although ILR last visited the site about six years ago, it will be interesting to see it anew and learn more interesting stories about our 26th president. Maximum: 40.

BAYWAY ARTS CENTER, East Islip, NY – George and Gracie

CRN 10032                                        Trip Coordinator: Linda Lupario                Cost: $17

Sunday, Oct. 9                                   Performance: 2:30 p.m.

George Burns tells the story of his life with Gracie, the dizzy comedienne whose "illogical logic" charmed America. Burns recalls their first meeting, the vaudeville tours, family days in Hollywood, and their lasting friendship with Jack Benny and other entertainment greats. Here is one of America's most beloved comedians remembering the woman he loved best and the extraordinary life they shared together. Open to nonmembers. Maximum: 30.



CRN 10033                                        Trip Coordinator: Ruth Catanese                Cost: $7

Monday, Oct. 17                                11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Old Westbury Gardens is the former estate of John Shaffer Phipps (1874-1958), heir to a U.S. Steel fortune, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. The magnificent Charles II-style mansion, completed in 1906, is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds, and lakes.  The Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative art from over fifty years of the family’s residence.  Maximum: 35.



CRN 10034                                        Trip Coordinator Linda Lupario                 Cost: $4

Tuesday, Oct. 18                                10:00 a.m.

This geological museum, located in Hicksville, features a two-room rock and gem collection.  Included in the docent tour, is a history wing featuring artifacts of Long Island.  The wing was a courthouse and still contains the jail.  Maximum: 20.


HIKE: Blydenburgh County Park – Stump Pond

CRN 10035                                        Hike Coordinator: Linda Ilan                      No Fee

Thursday, Oct. 20                             10:00 a.m. (rain/inclement weather cancels)                      

Enjoy the fall colors reflected on the water as we hike on a trail and boardwalk half way around Stump Pond in beautiful Blydenburgh County Park in Hauppauge. We will hike 3.6 miles at a moderate pace for a total of about two hours.  There are some short hills so hiking shoes or sturdy walking shoes are recommended.  Bring water and snacks for the hike and if you wish, lunch and a drink for after the hike.    



CRN 10036                                        Trip Coordinator: Mary Barry                     Cost: $6

Friday, Oct. 21                                   1:30 p.m.

A Feast for the Eyes draws on the tradition of the still life in art. Drawing from a variety of media, including paining, decorative arts and fashion, it offers viewers an eclectic portrayal of food, restaurants, cafés, parties and table decorations central to our daily lives. Artists such as Tom Wesselman, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cindy Shermann, Picasso, among others, will be represented, as well as decorative arts spanning the 17th to the 20th century. Maximum: 30.



CRN 10037                                        Trip Coordinator: Mary Barry                     Cost: $35

Tuesday, Nov. 1                                 2:00 p.m.

Broadway performers will be singing popular songs from the Carole King musical Beautiful, Mamma Mia, and Come Fly Away, as well songs from top recording artists such as Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Mario Lanza, Elton John, ABBA, Billy Joel, and more. Open to nonmembers. Please make checks payable to Rendezvous Travel.



Wednesday, Dec. 7                            Student Center Ballroom                             10:00 a.m.

Save the date! Come help us celebrate the holidays with our annual informal social gathering in the Student Center Ballroom.  Greet old friends, meet new ones, and enjoy a delightful continental breakfast.  Details to be announced at a later date.





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