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Program #20507RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Join gifted scholars in a beautiful setting at the entrance to the historic Hudson Valley just 55 miles from New York City. In the ambience of rural charm and Victorian homes, learn from instructors who are passionate communicators and entertaining lecturers as well as respected scholars in their fields. Enjoy a wide variety of topics in music, history, contemporary issues, politics, peacemaking, literature, the environment, and people who have changed our world. Be inspired as you absorb stimulating information, rethink old ideas, and gain new perspectives on the world around us. As a special highlight, we'll attend a cultural event.


Highlights

• Enjoy a wide variety of topics in music, history, contemporary issues, politics, peacemaking, literature, the environment, and people who have changed our world.
• Be inspired as you absorb stimulating information, rethink old ideas, and gain new perspectives on the world around us.
• As a special highlight, we'll either attend a cultural event or go on a field trip related to one of the topics.

Activity Notes

Be prepared for walking and standing for up to 90 minutes at museums and attractions, and getting on and off the charter bus multiple times. Stairs are also required to gain access to the classroom.

Date Notes
5/10/2015
The lecture topics for this date include Tennessee Williams: Dramatist of the Damned; Why Conflicts in the Arab World?; The Consequences of China and India; and Johnny Mercer: America's Musical Poet. Also, Enjoy attending a Broadway play in New York City. Be prepared for walking several city blocks.6/14/2015
The lecture topics for this date include: The Presidents Club; Shakespeare at 450!; United Nations: Important or Impotent; and Breeding Grounds for Terrorists. Experience a docent-led visit at the United Nations and visit the site of Ground Zero. Enjoy a Shakespeare performance at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Participate in a guided visit to the United Nations and a reflective visit to Ground Zero. Be prepared for standing up to 90 minutes at the United Nations, walking while visiting the Ground Zero site for 90 minutes, walking several city blocks, and getting on and off the bus multiple times. Stairs are also required to gain access to the classroom.7/5/2015
The lecture topics for this date include: John D. Rockefeller, Sr. - The Jekyll and Hyde of American Capitalism; The First Red Scare: The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti; Pioneers of Television Comedy; Pal Joey to South Pacific: 75th Anniversary of the Decade that Raised American Musical Comedy to an American Art Form; and The American Revolution: A New Perspective. Enjoy a guided visit to Kykuit, home to four generations of Rockefellers.7/26/2015
The topics for this date include: How the United States Became a Country of Immigrants: Then and Now; Inquisitive Looking: Lessons in Viewing Art; Opera: A Strategy for Novices and Aficionados; Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age. Enjoy a guided visit to the Tenement House Museum in New York City as well as a visit to the magnificent Frick Collection housed in the historic Frick Mansion in Manhattan.8/9/2015
The lecture topics for this date include: The Hudson River School of Painters; Jewish Bad Boys of American Film: Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and the Coen Brothers; The Supreme Court and Current Controversial Decisions; and The Robber Barons of the 19th Century. Enjoy guided visits to Lyndhurst, the home of Jay Gould; and Kykuit, home to four generations of Rockefellers.10/4/2015
The lecture topics for this date include: A History of the British Monarchy; American Women Songwriters of the Great American Songbook; The Most Important Women of the 20th Century; and American Foreign Policy in the 21st Century. Also, we will participate in a guided visit to Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill and FDR's Springwood home in Hyde Park, New York.10/25/2015
The lecture topics for this date include: The Forgotten War: The Controversies of the Korean War at Home and Abroad; The 1950's: "Happy Days" - Myth or Reality; The Life and Times of Dwight David Eisenhower; and American Popular Vocal Music from 1950 - 1959: Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald to Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley. Also, enjoy a guided visit to West Point, lunch at the historic Thayer Hotel, and a self-guided visit to the Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

Coordinated by The Warwick Center.


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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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