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Day Trips

Desmond Day Trips

October 2014

Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley Mid-Hudson
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 Street
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 return trip.
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.

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