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Program #8864RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Apr 21 — Apr 26, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business & fitness center.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Monday, April 21 - Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: Hotel check-in available after 3:30pm. Proceed to your room and at 4:00 come to the designated meeting room (it will be posted) to register with your Program Coordinator and pick up your (arrival packet) containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule we will review during Orientation, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your schedule at the front desk when you check in.

Dinner: 5:00 pm Enjoy your first meal at the colorful Tick Tock Diner, located just off the hotel lobby. This 24-hour diner features classic American cooking. White and black checkered floors and shiny chrome columns enhance the all-American ambience. Dinner in The diner is available and included even if you arrive late. Our meal is scheduled for 5:00pm so that we can get through orientation. If your arrival is delayed, please attend orientation and then eat afterwards. ORIENTATION: The Group Leader will greet you. We will review the up-to-date daily program schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. You will also meet your fellow participants. During free time, the Group Leader will be available to lead informal excursions, activities, or meals not included in the program. You are welcome to join if you wish, with any associated costs (if any) on your own, or explore independently. Please be aware that program activities are scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Evening: Following orientation we will take a short walk for an optional visit ($15) to the Empire State Building to get a birds' eye view of the city upon which you are about to embark. Along the way you will pass Macy's, the world's largest department store and Herald Square, becoming familiar with your neighborhood.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business & fitness center.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, April 22 - The Frick Collection
Breakfast: During our Continental Breakfast, served in the meeting room, a representative from the MTA will be present to register all participants age 65 and over for Senior Citizens' MetroCards. We will be traveling by subway and this will enable all who are eligible to travel around New York City half price on buses as well as subways.

Morning: Our lecture this morning is about the Frick Collection and its holdings from an esteemed scholar.

Lunch: Weather permitting, take the subway to Central Park and enjoy your bag lunch surrounded by nature.

Afternoon: Visit The Frick Collection, one of the preeminent small art museums in the United States, with a very high-quality collection of old master paintings and fine furniture housed in 16 galleries within the formerly occupied residential mansion. The paintings in many galleries are still arranged according to Frick's design, although additional works have been bought by the Frick Collection over the years in a manner deemed to correspond with the aesthetic of the collection. The house, furnishings and works of art are an oasis in this otherwise chaotic city.

Dinner: Dine in neighborhood restaurant

Evening: After dinner take a guided stroll through historic Greenwich Village once the center of the Bohemian Art Scene and home to writers, artists and musicians.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business & fitness center.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, April 23 - Lectures on Art throughout the city and Greenwich...
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room

Morning: Learn about the art and artists of New York City through their eyes.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch in the meeting room as we help you plan your afternoon

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: Dine on your own in one of New York's thousands of restaurants. This may be your big splurge meal or a quick bite before taking in a show.

Evening: Use the evening as you wish.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business & fitness center.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Thursday, April 24 - The Museum of Modern Art
Breakfast: Enjoy a hot 'American Breakfast' in the Tick Tock Diner

Morning: An esteemed art historian will give you an introduction to the Museum of Modern Art

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the museum

Afternoon: Full afternoon to explore the holdings and special exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art

Dinner: Dine in a neighborhood restaurant

Evening: Optional visit the Museum of Arts and Design

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business & fitness center.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Friday, April 25 - The Cloisters/The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Breakfast: Hot breakfast in the Tick Tock Diner

Morning: Head uptown for a tour of the medieval Cloisters

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Afternoon: Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dinner: Dinner in a neighborhood restaurant.

Evening: Continue your visit to the Met Museum or head down to the Whitney (on your own) as they are open late, too.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Saturday, April 26 - Wrap-up discussion with a published scholar and c...
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room

Morning: A discussion and review of the week helps to give meaning in this wrap-up by a published scholar and art critic.

Lunch: Lunch in Meeting Room with fellow hostellers or take it with you on the run.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


New York
New York Visitor's BureauNYC Convention and Visitor's Bureau (212) 484-1222
For additional information, visit: www.nycvisit.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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