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New Haven and Yale: Arts, Museums, Music and More

Program Number: 17411RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/20/2013 - 6/23/2013;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Price starting at: $659.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Festivals, Misc.; Art History/Criticism
Meals: 8; 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Expand your thinking in one of America’s foremost centers of learning and ideas. Led by experts, go behind the scenes to explore the architecturally distinctive campus of Yale, where Collegiate Gothic and strikingly modern buildings stand side by side. Beyond Yale’s ivied walls, experience New Haven’s historical and cultural resources, walk through the New Haven Green and gain an understanding of the complex town-gown relationship.




Highlights

• Learn about the 300-plus-year history of Yale, alma mater of five U.S. presidents and 19 U.S. Supreme Court justices.
• Explore superb museums including the Yale Center for British Art (the most comprehensive of its kind outside the UK) and the Yale University Art Gallery.
• Attend two performances of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, one outdoors and one in a historic New Haven theater.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles a day, mainly on city sidewalks and paths.




Date Specific Information

6-20-2013

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New Haven

Best known as the home of prestigious Yale University, New Haven is much more than a college town. Located on Long Island Sound, Connecticut’s second largest city boasts a downtown area highlighted by New Haven Green, diverse architecture and a vibrant intellectual and cultural scene consisting of museums, theaters, music venues and art galleries.



Accommodations
Comfortable hotel near the Yale University campus and downtown attractions.
Meals and Lodgings
   New Haven Hotel
  New Haven 3 nights
 New Haven Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: The newly renovated New Haven Hotel is your answer to a pleasant stay in the heart of the city. Only steps away from the Yale University Campus, Shubert Theater and other downtown attractions, this private, full-service hotel is your perfect choice. One of New Haven’s best kept secrets, the New Haven Hotel’s stately appointments and agreeable rates have led to its increased popularity among business and personal travelers. The personalized service we offer our guests is truly unparalleled in the area. $12 per day parking fee.
  Contact info: 229 George Street
New Haven, CT 06510 USA
phone: 203-498-3100
web: www.newhavenhotel.com
  Room amenities: The New Haven Hotel offers 92 guest rooms to include the following amenities: • Hair Dryer • Coffee Maker • Wireless High Speed Internet Access
  Facility amenities: • An ATM Machine on Premises • Fully Equipped Exercise Room • Self Serve Business Center • Refrigerator or micro wave rental $15.0 per day
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: TBD Please contact Sharon Foehl at 802-579-9387
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: TBD Please contact Sharon Foehl at 802-579-9387
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00pm Registration in Lobby of hotel You will be staying at New Haven Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
11:00 AM After morning program You will be staying at New Haven Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
$13.44 including tax at hotel.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  New Haven
  Nearest city or town:  West Haven, Bridgeport
  Nearest highway: Route 91
  Nearest airport:  Tweed New Haven Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: New Haven
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

New Haven/New Haven

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
MetroTaxi
phone: 203-777-7777
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$17.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

15 min 

 

Distance:

 

1 mile

   

Tweed Airport in New Haven services only US Airways Express.

 

New Haven/New Haven

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
CT Transit
phone: 203-624-0151
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$1.25
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

15 minutes with stops 

 

Distance:

 

1 mile

   

Tweed Airport in New Haven services only US Airways Express Call the above number to request a stop at a specific time. Drop off is on Chapel St. (New Haven Green), one block from the New Haven Hotel.

 

New Haven/New Haven

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Metro Taxi
phone: 203-777-7777
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$5- $11
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

1 mile

   

Amtrak Union Station 50 Union Ave 800-872-7245

 

New Haven/Windsor Locks

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Shuttle Port Taxi
phone: 860-627-3128
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$111 up to 4 people
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

 

Distance:

 

55 miles

   

Transportation from Bradley International Airport (Airport Taxi) This price quote does not include tax or gratuity

 

New Haven/Windsor Locks

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
American Limousines
phone: 860-623-3333
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$129 up to 4 people
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

 

Distance:

 

55 miles

   

Transportation from Bradley International Airport This price quote does not include tax & gratuity "More comfortable than a cab"

 

New Haven/Windsor Locks

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Bradley Taxi
phone: 860-214-2089
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $100 up to 2 people
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

 

Distance:

 

55 miles

   

Transportation from Bradley International Airport This price does not include tax or gratuity Lincoln Town Car

 
Driving Directions
  From Route 91 South: Take Route 91 South to Exit 1 (Route 34 West). Continue on Route 34 and take Exit 2. Take first right at Walgreens onto York Street. Then, take first right onto George Street. The Hotel will be two blocks down on your left.
  From Route 95 (North or South): Take Route 95 (North or South) to Exit 47 (Route 34 West, Downtown New Haven). Continue on Route 34 and take Exit 2. Take first right at Walgreens onto York Street. Then, take first right onto George Street. The Hotel will be two blocks down on your left.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Afternoon Arrival/Orientation/Evening Program
(Thursday, June 20)
   
 Afternoon: CHECK-IN: Please arrive at the hotel to register between 3:00-5:00pm. Check into your room with the front desk and then register with Program staff in the Main Lobby. You then have until 5:00pm to settle into your room.
 Dinner: Diner will be at a nearby restaurant
 Evening: ORIENTATION: After dinner will have our orientation. This will provide you with information about the hotel, program itinerary, instructors, venues and onsite staff. We will ask you to introduce yourself to the group. This is also a good opportunity to ask questions. Following orientaion we will have our first program which will be an introduction to the area and events of the week.
   
Accommodations: New Haven Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Yale Center for British Art/The International Festival of Arts & Ideas/Evening Program A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Bristol Old Vic/Handspring Puppet Company
(Friday, June 21)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast: 7 a.m.- 9:00a.m. The hotel provides a deluxe American breakfast buffet each morning. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, homefries, waffles, cereal, fresh fruit, juice and coffee.
 Morning: PRESENTATION:This morning we will have a presentation by one of the museum staff at the Yale Center for British Art and will then have a guided exploration of the exhibits. Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Class of 1929)‚ the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings‚ sculpture‚ drawings‚ prints‚ rare books‚ and manuscripts reflects the development of British art‚ life‚ and thought from the Elizabethan period onward. The Center offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions and educational programs‚ including films‚ concerts‚ lectures‚ tours‚ and special events. It also provides numerous opportunities for scholarly research‚ such as residential fellowships. Academic resources of the Center include the Reference Library and Photo Archive‚ Conservation Laboratory‚ and Study Room for examining works on paper. An affiliated institution in London‚ the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art‚ awards grants and fellowships‚ publishes academic titles‚ and sponsors Yale’s only credit-granting undergraduate study abroad program‚ Yale-in-London.
 Lunch: Lunch will be at a local eatery.
 Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Meet with Bitsy Clark, New Haven Alderman, and gain an understanding of New Haven and Yale's inimitable town-and-gown relationship.
 Dinner: Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many lovely, ethnic and culturally rich resturants in the Downtown area. Then meet up with the group at the evening performance.
 Evening: This evening we enjoy a performance of dance or theatre provided by the Festival of Arts & Ideas. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Bristol Old Vic/Handspring Puppet Company In this new collaboration from the team behind the Tony Awardwinning, Broadway & West End smash, WAR HORSE, Shakespeare’s inexhaustible A Midsummer Night’s Dream unfurls in a new adaption interweaving the lives of lovers, actors, friends, foes, and fairies.
   
Accommodations: New Haven Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Yale University Art Gallery/International Festival of Arts & Ideas/Performance KRONOS QUARTET with WU MAN
(Saturday, June 22)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast: 7 a.m.- 9:00a.m. The hotel provides a deluxe American breakfast buffet each morning. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, homefries, waffles, cereal, fresh fruit, juice and coffee.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP:Enjoy guided exploration at the Yale University Art Gallery. The mission of the Yale University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Gallery stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of Yale students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations.
 Lunch: Lunch will be at a local eatery.
 Afternoon: PRESENTATION: This afternoon we enjoy a lecture, film or panel discussion provided by the Festival of Arts & Ideas.
 Dinner: Dinner will be at one of the many lovely, ethnic and culturally rich resturants in the Downtown area.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: This evening we enjoy a performance of dance or theatre provided by the Festival of Arts & Ideas. KRONOS QUARTET with WU MAN One of the most celebrated musical ensembles of our time, The Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision of fearless exploration, expanding the range and context of the string quartet. Kronos’ Festival performance launches its 40th Anniversary season, and include special guest Wu Man, the much-admired Chinese pipa player.
   
Accommodations: New Haven Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Tour the Yale campus
(Sunday, June 23)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast: 7 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. The hotel provides a deluxe American breakfast buffet each morning. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, homefries, waffles, cereal, fresh fruit, juice and coffee.
 Morning: This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Yale Yale University (1701) with its architecturally distinctive campus. Program concludes after the tour.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


New Haven, Connecticut (Then & Now Series)


Author: Colin Caplin


Description: Originally inhabited by the native Quinnipiac, the Puritans traded blankets and wares in 1638 to acquire land destined to be a prosperous mercantile port. New Haven became a manufacturing center and was the carriage and corset capital of the world, while also being a leader in clocks, firearms, hardware, and oyster harvesting. Charles Goodyear and George W. Bush once called this city home, and Yale has attracted famous people such as Eli Whitney and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Within New Haven, antique and modern views are juxtaposed and vividly display the effects of mass redevelopment and industrial decline in the Elm City, while showing the development of community and economic prosperity in the 21st century.



Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery


Author: Susan B. Matheson


Description: Learn about the History ofthe University Art Gallery. When the Yale University Art Gallery opened in 1832, the Greek-revival building housed about 100 paintings. One hundred and seventy five years later, the gallery holds more than 185,000 precious objects, among them ancient coins, colonial American bookcases and Impressionist masterpieces. The original Trumbull “pinacotheca,” or gallery, is gone, and the museum now takes up an entire block of Chapel Street.





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