We need a check payable to Senior Center to reserve your space on a trip. We have to make deposits at least two months ahead so if you want to go, don’t wait to sign up! Questions? Call Lyn or Aggie at 203-594-3620.
Art Underground and Lunch by the Hudson – Wednesday, March 8, $30
Ride the train to NYC with Pete Stair, a licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide, where he will take you on a tour of some of NYC’s most hidden public art. After leaving New Canaan, you will be inside or underground for the entire tour. Following several stops in the subway system viewing some remarkable art, you will walk thru the newly-opened Oculus (the World Trade Center transportation hub) and Westfield Center to lunch at Brookfield Place, formerly known as the Winter Garden. You will return to New Canaan without ever going outside.
A Slice of Brooklyn Chocolate Tour, Wednesday, April 26, leave Lapham at 7:30 a.m., $100
Some of the finest traditional and artisanal chocolates in the world are now being made in Brooklyn. Those of you who went on the Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour or Brooklyn Neighborhoods Tour know that this company will know where the best chocolates are! You will begin at Jacques Torres, star of PBS’s Dessert Circus with Jacques Torres, and then go to The Chocolate Room in Park Slope, Raaka Chocolates in Red Hook, and Li-Lac Chocolates in Industry City that started making chocolate in the 1920s. You will hear how they make chocolate, what their specialties are and who are the chocolate makers as well as the stories about their neighborhoods. You will also stop at a pier in Red Hook for what Tony says is the best view of the Statue of Liberty.
Lunch will be pizza and soda from another Brooklyn institution, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Oheka Castle – Tuesday, June 6, $110 (limited to 30), leave Lapham at 10:15 a.m.
Almost a century ago, financier and philanthropist Otto Kahn built Oheka Castle on the highest point on Long Island in Cold Spring Harbor, for an estimated cost of $11 million ($110 million in today’s currency). At that time the French-style chateau was, and still is today, the second-largest private residence in America. During the Gilded Age of the 1920s, Kahn used the 127-room estate as a summer home where he hosted lavish parties and regularly entertained royalty, heads of state, and Hollywood stars.
You will tour the house and garden and hear the stories of the house and the people who lived there. Lunch will be after the tour around 1:30 p.m.