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All Art Experience in New York City: Met, MoMA and More

Program Number: 8864RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/9/2013 - 6/14/2013; 10/6/2014 - 10/11/2014; 3/23/2015 - 3/28/2015; 6/8/2015 - 6/13/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: New York City, New York
Price starting at: $1,168.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Art History/Criticism; History & Culture Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 12; 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners    

Author Tom Wolfe said of New York City: “Culture just seems to be in the air, like part of the weather.” Absorb the art treasures of that culture at three iconic museums: the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection. First, explore the MoMA, often called the most important museum dedicated to modern art in the world today, boasting works by Dalí, Monet, Picasso, van Gogh and Warhol. Discover The Met, a museum that is to New York what the Louvre is to Paris with collections spanning from Ancient Rome and Egypt to the Renaissance and beyond. Step inside the opulent mansion of steel magnate Henry Clay Frick, where today the Frick Collection is housed, showcasing works by El Greco, Rembrandt and Vermeer.




Highlights

• Lectures by scholars illuminate the history of art and of the great museums and galleries in New York City.
• Explore the serene Frick Collection, housed in the mansion of Pittsburgh steel magnate Henry Clay Frick.
• Delight in the masterpieces at the Museum of Modern Art, including Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.



Activity Particulars

Walking five miles over uneven ground, two flights of stairs; standing up to one hour; 3-5 hours of physical activity per day.




Date Specific Information

6-9-2013

On Tuesday evening during this week we will attend the annual "Museum Mile Festival" the world`s largest block party. One night a year they close off Fifth Avenue to traffic and open the museums with music and street performers galore.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



6-8-2015

Museum Mile Festival! Once a year New York City closes off Fifth Avenue for the world`s biggest street festival. All of the museums are open and provide entertainment. Join in the fun with thousand`s of New Yorkers.



Coordinated by Explore New York, Corp.




New York City

The City That Never Sleeps, The Capital of the World, The Big Apple: Whatever you call New York, it is undoubtedly one of the world’s great centers for culture, food, finance, style and entertainment, from Broadway to the Bronx.



Accommodations
Historic Midtown hotel, restored to Big Band-era style; walking distance to Times Square and Theater District.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Gerry McGee

Gerry McGee is a native New Yorker who grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He graduated from Manhattan College and worked in Midtown as a corporate vice president for more than 40 years. Gerry is a board member and treasurer of Music Before 1800, Inc., which presents eight concerts of early music each season on Sunday afternoons.
 
Richard Turnbull

Richard Turnbull is an assistant professor in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and lectures regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. He has published numerous articles on topics from the challenges of being an adjunct professor to the photography of Luke Smalley, and has forthcoming articles on Islamic art and 70s pop music and culture. Richard earned his Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts.
 
Andrew Weinstein

Andrew Weinstein is an assistant professor in the department of art history at SUNY’s Fashion Institute of Technology, where he specializes in modern and contemporary art with a focus on art theory and Holocaust representation. In addition to his lectures at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford University and on Elderhostel programs, Dr. Weinstein has presented papers to and spoken before scholarly conferences and associations for the study of the Holocaust, Jewish studies, philosophy and language.
 
Molly Goodrich

Molly Goodrich is co-director of Explore New York and is a licensed New York City guide. Director of the Carlo Lamagna Gallery for five years, Molly has served as a corporate art consultant and also taught contemporary American art in London through Syracuse University.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   New Yorker Hotel
  New York 5 nights
 New Yorker Hotel
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 center and 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 allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Market rate. Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after: Market rate. Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Hotel check in 3:00. Road Scholar Registration 4 p.m. in hotel meeting room. You will be staying at New Yorker Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends at 10:30. 12:00 noon is hotel check-out. You will be staying at New Yorker Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Photo I.D.
  Parking availability:
Hotel Valet parking STARTS at $35 per 24 hours. Long Term Parking at Newark Airport is as low as $15 per day. Take AirTrain as described above.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  New York
  Nearest airport:  Newark, LaGuardia, Kennedy
  From End of Program
  Location: New York
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

JFK/LaGuardia/Newark

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Airlink
phone: 877-599-8200

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

See Comments
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~1 1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

JFK 17 miles; LaGuardia 9.75 miles; Newark 16.25 miles

   

JFK & Newark: $19 from, $20 to airport LaGuardia: $15 from, $18 to airport tax, toll and tip not included.

 

JFK/LaGuardia/Newark

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Allstate
phone: 800-453-4099
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

JFK & Newark $46; LaGuardia $32
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~1 hour 

 

Distance:

 

JFK 17 miles; LaGuardia 9.75 miles; Newark 16.25 miles

   

Additional $8 between peak hours (2:30 – 7:30 PM). $5 extra for airport pick-up (must call ahead). RATES VARY WITH TIME OF DAY AND DAY OF WEEK BUT SHOULD ALWAYS BE PRICED PER CAR NOT PER PERSON. Tip and Toll are also required but not included in all rates. Call to reserve 24 hours in ADVANCE and confirm price.

 

JFK/LaGuardia/Newark

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Carmel
phone: 800-922-7635
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

See Comments
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~1 hour 

 

Distance:

 

JFK 17 miles; LaGuardia 9.75 miles; Newark 16.25 miles

   

Rates begin at $40 day-rate $45 night-rate for JFK, $43 day-rate $50 night-rate for Newark, $28 day-rate $35 night-rate for LaGuardia. Night rate begins 8 PM. RATES VARY WITH TIME OF DAY AND DAY OF WEEK BUT SHOULD ALWAYS BE PRICED PER CAR NOT PER PERSON. Tip and Toll are also required but not included in all rates. Call to reserve 24 hours in ADVANCE and confirm price.

 

JFK/LaGuardia/Newark

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Dial '7'
phone: 800-777-8888
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

JFK & Newark $46; LaGuardia $31
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~1 hour 

 

Distance:

 

JFK 17 miles; LaGuardia 9.75 miles; Newark 16.25 miles

   

RATES VARY WITH TIME OF DAY AND DAY OF WEEK BUT SHOULD ALWAYS BE PRICED PER CAR NOT PER PERSON. Tip and Toll are also required but not included in all rates. Call to reserve 24 hours in ADVANCE and confirm price.

 

JFK/LaGuardia/Newark

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
New Yorker Rides
phone: 646-293-1658
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

JFK $65; Newark $70; LaGuardia $50
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~1 hour 

 

Distance:

 

JFK 17 miles; LaGuardia 9.75 miles; Newark 16.25 miles

   

Tax, toll, and tip included.

 

New Jersey-Newark

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
NJ Transit

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$15 adults, $11.25 seniors
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~1 

 

Distance:

 

Newark 16.25 miles

   

From Newark Airport Follow signs from baggage claim area to monorail direct to Newark Penn Station Take NJ Transit to New York Penn Station (across the street from the Hotel)

 

New York-JFK

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
MTA

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$7
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~1 hour 

 

Distance:

 

JFK 17 miles

   

From JFK take AirTrain ($5) to Howard Beach (A subway $2) or Sutphin Blvd (E subway $2) to 34th Street/Penn Station.

 

New York-LaGuardia

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
MTA

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

See Below
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~1 1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

LaGuardia 9.75 miles

   

Take Q33 bus to Roosevelt Avenue station ($1.00 for seniors 65 and over; $2.00 adults IN COIN.) Take the “E” Subway train DOWNTOWN to “34th Street/Penn Station.” $2.00.

 

JFK/LaGuardia

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
NYC Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

See Comments
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~1 hour 

 

Distance:

 

JFK 17 miles; LaGuardia 9.75 miles

   

Rates JFK: from airport flat rate $52 plus toll and tip LaGuardia: to/from airport, metered fare, $35 and up plus toll and tip Unless noted otherwise Taxi FARE DEPENDS ON TRAFFIC!

 
Driving Directions
  FROM NEW JERSEY Take the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan. Follow the signs to 34th Street. Turn left on 34th Street. Turn left on Eighth Avenue.
  FROM THE EAST I-495 to Midtown Tunnel Exit East 34th Street Right onto 34th Street proceed to 8th Avenue
  FROM THE NORTHEAST I-95 to I-278 West Exit 6B toward Triboro Bridge Exit toward "RANDALLS-WARDS ISLANDS/MANHATTAN/FDR DRIVE" Merge onto Triboro Bridge Merge onto FDR Drive Exit #8 toward I495/MIDTOWN TUNNEL/East 34th Street Right onto 34th Street proceed to 8th Avenue
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: Registration/Orientation
(Sunday, June 9)
   
 Afternoon: Hotel check-in available after 3:30pm. 4:00pm: After checking in at the hotel front desk, come to the designated meeting room (it will be posted) to register with your Program Coordinator and pick up your arrival packet. Programs are planned far in advance, so local circumstances may require changes from time to time. We will notify you as quickly as possible should there be any changes and appreciate your understanding.
 Dinner: 5:00pm: 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 ambiance. 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 and have some time to explore on your own. If your arrival is delayed, please attend orientation and then eat afterwards.
 Evening: 6:15 - 7:30 pm Orientation Meeting including Introductions. Optional trip to the Empire State Building to get a bird's eye view of Manhattan.
   
Accommodations: New Yorker Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Visit the Museum of Modern Art
(Monday, June 10)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room
 Morning: Learn about the history and holdings of the Museum of Modern Art from an esteemed scholar giving insights to enhance your viewing pleasure and aid the appreciation of more challenging works of art.
 Lunch: Picnic lunch near the Museum in a beautiful atrium.
 Afternoon: Visit the Museum of Modern Art. Located in the middle of Manhattan, MOMA is often called the most important and influential museum dedicated to modern art in the world today. The collection has works in almost all the major areas of fine and contemporary art, from painting and sculpture to film and new media. You can see Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' and in a few more steps you can see Warhol's 'Campbell Soup Cans' and Picasso's famous 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'.
 Dinner: Dine in neighborhood restaurant
 Evening: After dinner cruise across the harbor on the Staten Island Ferry. You'll want to bring your camera for an up-close and personal look at the Statue of Liberty and the magnificent Manhattan skyline at night!
   
Accommodations: New Yorker Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and attend the Museum Mile Festival
(Tuesday, June 11)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room
 Morning: Lecture about the Metropolitan Museum of Art, its history and holdings by a noted scholar.
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch on your own.
 Afternoon: View the holdings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The 'Met' is to New York what the Louvre is to Paris. It's an astonishing museum in its scale and size - the best museum by far in the New World, and one of the 'must-visit' sights of New York. The collection of European art encompasses all ages from the Romans to Renoir, with works by all the masters on view. The Met's reach, though, is global: Egypt, Africa, the Middle East and Oceania are all represented and there is an extensive collection of American art.
 Dinner: Dine in an upper east side restaurant
 Evening: One day a year, for the past 32 years, nine of the country's finest museums, all ones that call Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors from 6pm - 9pm for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration. This traffic-free, music- and art-filled celebration fills the street and sidewalks of Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th street, the mile now officially designated as Museum Mile.
   
Accommodations: New Yorker Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Lectures by scholars show you New York through the artists' eye and give you a deeper understanding of the artists of Greenwich Village.
(Wednesday, June 12)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room
 Morning: Learn about the art and artists of New York City through their eyes
 Lunch: Lunch in Meeting Room
 Afternoon: Free Afternoon and Evening to Explore New York on your own, visit another museum, the Chelsea Art Galleries, or take in a show.
 Dinner: Dine on your own at your expense
   
Accommodations: New Yorker Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: The Frick Collection
(Thursday, June 13)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room
 Morning: Learn about Henry Clay Frick and his collection.
 Lunch: Lunch on your own
 Afternoon: Visit The Frick Collection, one of the pre-eminent 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: Dinner in a neighborhood restaurant.
 Evening: Optional visit to the Museum of Arts and Design, a center for the collection, preservation, study, and display of contemporary hand-made objects in a variety of media, including: clay, glass, metal, fiber, and wood.
   
Accommodations: New Yorker Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap-up discussion with a published scholar and critic.
(Friday, June 14)
   
 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 Bureau
NYC Convention and Visitor's Bureau (212) 484-1222 For additional information, visit www.nycvisit.com
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