Potluck Picnic and Concert
Bring your favorite dish and enjoy a lovely lunch along with an
outdoor concert to entertain you! Drinks and desserts will be
Fri., Sept. 5, Noon, Fee: $5, Registration deadline is Tues. Sept.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Board the bus at 10:30 for a visit to the Met! On this self-guided
visit, you are free to see whatever you wish, though of particular
interest may be the exhibition that follows: The Pre-Raphaelite
Brotherhood sought to revitalize mid-nineteenth-century British
painting with the sincerity and vivid intensity they admired in
medieval and early Renaissance art. Although the Brotherhood was
short-lived, its influence was profound. This exhibition will
highlight the second wave of the Pre-Raphaelite movement as it
unfolded from the 1860s through the 1890s, focusing on the key
figures Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Dante Gabriel
Rossetti. Some thirty works from across the Museum's
collections—including paintings, drawings, furniture, textiles,
prints, and illustrated books, many of them rarely on view and
united for the first time—will demonstrate the enduring impact of
Pre-Raphaelite ideals as they were adapted by different artists and
developed across a range of media. At a time of renewed
appreciation for art of the Victorian age, the installation will
direct fresh attention toward the Metropolitan's little-known
holdings in this important area. Lunch on your own in the museum or
at a nearby restaurant. Board the bus at 4:30 pm for the return to
Desmond. Join us from 9-10:30 for a pre-visit discussion with art
teacher Laura Nicholls!
Tues., Sept. 9, 10:30 am-5:30 pm, Fee: $65, Registration deadline
is Tues. Aug. 26.
Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley #2
Board the coach bus at 9:30 am. Join us once again for a revisit
of trip #2 and for a combination of learning, laughing, and
lunching. We will focus on historic sites and hamlets of eastern
Dutchess County. Learn some little known facts and lunch along the
way. (Lunch included in fee). Tony Musso and George Burke will
serve as your guides/hosts.
Wed., Sept. 10, 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Fee: $75, Registration deadline
is Wed. Aug. 27.
Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley
Board the bus at the Desmond Campus at 9:30 am. Join co-narrators
Tony Musso and George Burke for another “Hidden Treasures of the
Hudson Valley” bus tour on an all-day outing to learn about
lesser-known historic sites that include Perrine’s Covered Bridge
(New York’s second oldest), Kingston’s Stockade District (New
York’s 1st Capital) and the Sojourner Truth trail, from her
birthplace to the courthouse where she successfully petitioned for
her son’s freedom from slavery. Cross the bridge to the east side
of the river to visit quaint and historic Rhinebeck and learn about
its pre-Revolutionary settlement and subsequent 19th-century
development. As always, lunch is included on this fun and
educational journey! Return by 5:30 pm.
Fri., Oct. 10, 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Fee: $75, Registration deadline is
Fri., Sept. 26.
If/Then, Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th
Board the bus at the Desmond Campus at10 am. Enjoy free time for
lunch prior to the 3 pm matinee showing of If/Then. If/Then is a
contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in
the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New York to
restart her life in this city of infinite possibilities. When her
carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, life
splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories
simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of
choice and chance. Mezzanine seating. Board the bus at 6 pm for the
Sun., Oct. 19, 10 am-7:30 pm, Fee: $130, Registration deadline is
Fri., Oct. 3.
The Cherry Hill Mystery Tour, Albany, NY
Board the bus at 2 pm at the Desmond Campus bound for Albany.
Historic Cherry Hill tells a story of America through the lives and
experiences of five generations of an Albany, New York family. One
of Albany's most recognizable landmarks, Cherry Hill, built in 1787
for Philip and Maria Van Rensselaer, is rare among this country's
house museums. On May 7, 1827, a notorious murder occurred at
Cherry Hill that resulted in two sensational trials and Albany's
last public hanging. Come relive that night in this murder mystery
tour! Board the bus after the tour for the return trip.
Fri., Oct. 31, 2-8:30 pm, Fee: $65, Registration deadline is
Thurs., Oct. 16.