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U.S. Policy, Puccini Heroines and Three Bogeymen of English Literature and Theatre

Program Number: 21051RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/29/2013 - 10/4/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Warwick, New York
Price starting at: $665.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; Opera; Literature; Political Science Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian    

This program includes a field trip to attend an opera in New York City. Performance TBD.




Date Specific Information

9-29-2013

Learn about U.S. policies in a global world from a professor of International Relations. Experience an expert-led tour of the United Nations in NYC. Lectures on two of Puccini`s heroines will be enhanced by a backstage tour at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in NYC and by an evening opera performance.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by The Warwick Center.



U.S. Policy in a Global World

How should the United States meet the challenges of today's and tomorrow's world? Track post-Cold War shifts in world power as we highlight U.S. foreign policy over the last 25 years. Then consider current international issues and U.S. responses.



Girl of the Golden West Meets Princess of the East

Two Puccini heroines, Minnie and Turandot, get their man and actually live to sing about it—an operatic rarity! Take musical journeys to Gold Rush California in “The Girl of the Golden West" and legendary China in Puccini’s final opera, "Turandot.”



Three Bogeymen of English Literature and Theatre

Take a perceptive look at three of the most memorably notorious villains of English fiction: Shakespeare's Shylock, Marlowe's Barabas, and Dickens' Fagin. Learn how they figures reflect the historical eras of their works and their authors’ mindsets.




Warwick

Warwick lies in a beautiful area at the entrance to the historic Hudson Valley just 55 miles from New York City. With Victorian and rural charm, Warwick and nearby Greenwood Lake attract visitors from near and far.



Accommodations
Conference center on 500-acre hilltop estate with magnificent mountain views and walking trails. First and second-floor rooms, stairs only.
Meals and Lodgings
   The Warwick Center
  Warwick, NY 5 nights
 The Warwick Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.
  Contact info: 62 Warwick Center Road/Hoyt Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com
  Room amenities: The Warwick Conference Center provides private rooms with private baths, air-conditioning, and wi-fi. There are no televisions, telephones, alarm clocks, or hair dryers in the rooms. Please bring a radio if desired, an alarms clock if needed, a hair dryer, shampoo, and facial soap.
  Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views. The Warwick Conference Center provides private rooms with private baths, air-conditioning, and wi-fi.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $72/night Additional Nights are based on availability.
  Check in time: 4:30 PM
  Additional nights after: $72/night Additional Nights are based on availability.
  Check out time: 12:30 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Registration from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Main Lobby of the East House. You will be staying at The Warwick Center that night.
  End of Program:
Ends with 11:00 a.m. lunch in the East House Dining hall and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. You will be staying at The Warwick Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free Parking available.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Warwick, NY
  Nearest highway: Highway Route 94
  Nearest airport:  Stewart International (Newburgh, NY) and Newark Airports.
  From End of Program
  Location: Warwick, NY
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Newark Airport Ground Transportation
phone: 800-247-7433

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $14.00 one way plus fare from Port Authority, NYC to Warwick on NJ Transit Bus Line.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 - 4 hours at a minimum. 

   

To take public transportation from Newark involves a 3 step process: 1. Take Newark Airport Shuttle to Port Authority in NYC. Upon arrival at Newark Airport go to the Transportation Information Desk to arrange. Time to NYC: 1 hour minimum. 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Line Bus # 197 to the Village of Warwick getting off at the Oakland Ave. bus stop. Cost: $6.25 one way using Senior Citizen card. Time to The Warwick Center from NYC: 2 hours. 3.Arrange shuttle to The Center.

 

Warwick, NY

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Conference Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Cost from Warwick bus stop to The Warwick Conference Center is $5.00 one way.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 15 minutes away from the Village of Warwick bus stop. 

 

Distance:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 3 miles from the Village of Warwick bus stop.

   

To arrive in Warwick using public transportation is a 3 step process: 1. Go to Port Authority in NYC, (8th Ave. between 40th & 41st Streets). 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Bus Line, Bus # 197 to the Oakland Ave. bus stop in Warwick. Use Senior Pass. Cost: $6.25 one way. Time: 2 hours. For bus schedule, go to www.njtransit.com or call 973 275.5555. 3. To arrange for shuttle from the bus stop to The Warwick Center complete the Travel Form or call Arlene at 845.986.1164 .

 

Port Authority in New York City

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
New Jersey Transit Bus Line
phone: 973-275-5555

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$6.25/one way with Senior Citizen verification.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 2 hours and 15 minutes from Port Authority. 

 

Distance:

 

Port Authority is 60 miles from The Warwick Conference Center.

   

To arrive in Warwick using public transportation is a 3 step process: 1. Go to Port Authority in NYC (8th Ave. between 40th & 41st Streets). 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Bus Line, Bus # 197 to Warwick, the Oakland Ave. Bus Stop. Use Senior Pass. Cost: $6.25 one way. Time: 2 hours. For bus schedule go to www.njtransit.com or call 973.275.5555. 3. Arrange for pick-up from the Bus Stop in Warwick to the Warwick Center. Cost: $5.00 one way. Time: 15 minutes.

 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown Vicky Limousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain pricing.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on traffic. 

   

Call Arlene at The Warwick Center for additional limousine services. Phone: 845.986.1164.

 

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown Vicky Limousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain cost.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes depending on traffic. 

   

Call Arlene at 845.986.1164 at The Warwick Center to obtain additional limousine services.

 

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Conference Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$95.00 per person or traveling pair.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Croton-on-Hudson train station is located 1 hour and 15 minutes from The Warwick Conference Center. 

 

Distance:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is located 60 miles from the Croton-on-Hudson train station.

   

To reserve The Warwick Conference Center shuttle simply complete the Travel Form and return to The Warwick Center or call Arlene at 845.986.1164. Shuttle service arrangements will be confirmed by phone.

 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Conference Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$95.00 Per Person or Traveling Pair
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on traffic. 

 

Distance:

 

Newark International Airport is located 60 miles from The Warwick Conference Center.

   

If you wish to reserve The Warwick Conference Center shuttle call Arlene at 845 986-1164. Pick up arrangements will be confirmed by phone.

 

Newburgh, NY - Stewart International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown Vicky Limousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain cost.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Stewart International Airport is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour from The Warwick Center. 

 

Distance:

 

Stewart International Airport is 45 miles from The Warwick Conference Center.

   

Call Arlene at 845.986.1164 at The Warwick Conference Center to obtain additional limousine services.

 

Newburgh, NY, Stewart International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Conference Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$60.00 per person or traveling pair.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Stewart Airport is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour from The Warwick Conference Center. 

 

Distance:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 45 miles from Stewart International Airport.

   

If you wish to reserve The Warwick Conference Center shuttle, simply complete the Travel Form and return it to The Warwick Conference Center or call Arlene at 845.986.1164. You will receive a call to confirm your arrangements.

 

To Warwick from John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
New York Airport Service
phone: 718-560-3915
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Current rates: $23.00 from JFK to Port Authority and $15.00 from LaGuardia to Port Authority.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Total travel time is 3 hours and 30 minutes to 4 hours. 

 

Distance:

 

LaGuardia Airport is 65 miles from Warwick and Kennedy Airport is 75 miles from Warwick.

   

To arrive at The Warwick Center is a 3-step process: 1. Contact New York Airport Service at www.nyairportservice.com or call to arrange transport from either airport to Port Authority in Manhattan. Travel time: 60-90 minutes. 2. From Port Authority to Warwick use the New Jersey Transit Line bus # 197 to the Oakland Avenue bus stop in Warwick. Cost: $6.25 with senior citizen verification. Travel time: 2 hours. 3. Arrange to be picked up at the bus stop by calling 845-986-1164.

 
Driving Directions
  FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Take Interstate 90 south to Interstate 84 south through Connecticut into New York. Proceed to Route 17 (Exit 4 E). Take 17 east to Exit 124 (Goshen, NY). Proceed on 17 A south through Florida, NY. Continue to take 94 south through the village of Warwick, NY to Pennings Lane. Turn left onto Pennings Lane to Hoyt Road. Turn left onto Hoyt Road watching for The Warwick Conference Center on your right.
  FROM CONNECTICUT Take Rt 84 West to Exit 4E, taking Route 17 East to Route 17A Florida/Goshen Exit 124. Take Route 17A until it merges with Rt 94 at the first traffic light in Florida. Drive THROUGH the Villages of Florida and Warwick. Stay on Rt 94 South until Pennings Lane. Turn Left onto Pennings Lane. Follow the signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM NEW YORK CITY/GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE From the George Washington Bridge, take Interstate 80 West to Exit 53 for Route 23 North. Take Route 23 North to 515 North. Take 515 North to Vernon where 515 North becomes Route 94 North. Take Route 94 North to Pennings Lane. Turn right onto Pennings Lane. Then follow signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM NEW YORK THRUWAY/NORTH OR SOUTH Exit at Harriman - Exit 16. Take Rt 17 West to Exit 126 - Chester exit. Look for Route 94 South (or West). Take Rt 94 South toward Florida/Warwick. Continue on Rt 94 through the Villages of Florida and Warwick. Go approximately 2 1/2 miles beyond the Village of Warwick passing Shop Rite, Pennings Orchards and Warwick Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership, all on your left. Turn left at the next intersection onto Pennings Lane. Follow signs to the Warwick Center.
  FROM SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY Take 287 North to Exit 52B for Rt. 23 North. Take Rt. 23 North to 515 North. Take 515 North to Vernon where 515 North becomes Rt 94 North. Take Rt 94 North to Pennings Lane. Turn right onto Pennings Lane. Follow signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM WASHINGTON, D.C./PHILADELPHIA AREA Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway North to Route 17 North. Approximately 2 1/2 miles past Tuxedo Park you will come to a traffic light. Exit left at the traffic light - Junction 17A. At the stop sign at the top of the hill, make a left hand turn onto Rt 17A (Sterling Forest). Rt 17A will take you directly to Warwick. At the "T" intersection in Warwick, turn LEFT onto Route 94 West. Go approximately 2 1/2 miles passing Shop Rite, Pennings Orchards and Warwick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership, all on the left. Turn left at the next intersection onto Pennings Lane. Follow the signs to The Warwick Center.
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:
(Sunday, September 29)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive at The Warwick Conference Center in late afternoon for check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a Wine and Cheese Reception and introduce yourself to fellow participants.
 Dinner: Dinner is in the East House Dining Hall. Enjoy a bountiful buffet with entrées varying from turkey, pork, chicken, beef, and fish. Dinner will include a fresh salad bar, vegetables, potatoes, rolls, and dessert. All meals at The Warwick Conference Center include a vegetarian option.
 Evening: (All itinerary details subject to change.) Following dinner there will be a time of introductions and an orientation session to familiarize everyone with The Warwick Conference Center and the week's activities.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Enjoy an optional trip to Pacem in Terris, a six-acre sculpture garden created by the late Dr. Frederick Franck, a Dutch born sculptor, painter and author. This sculpture garden of some 70 large-scale sculptures is dedicated to world peace.
(Monday, September 30)

Note: Be prepared to walk on uneven terrain at the sculpture garden for up to 1 hour.



   
 Breakfast: Wake up to a hearty breakfast buffet. Daily entrées will rotate, but you can look forward to a variety of breakfast foods including scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, oatmeal, toast, muffins, yogurt, cold cereal, and hot coffee, tea, and orange juice.
 Morning: Lecture on Puccini Heroines: Girl of the Golden West Meets Princess of the East. Break. Lecture on U.S. Policy in a Global World.
 Lunch: Lunch served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Optional off-site trip to Pacem in Terris, a six-acre sculpture garden created by the late Dr. Frederick Franck, a Dutch born sculptor, painter, and author which is dedicated to world peace. The garden contains over 70 large-scale sculptures in steel, stone, wood, and glass. Beginning lecture on the topic: Three Bogeymen of English Literature and Theatre.
 Dinner: Dinner served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Lecture: Preparation for "Eugene Onegin" performance. Evening Snack.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Enjoy a tour of Lincoln Center and it's grand theatres. Share the joy and the wonder of the performing arts. Attend an opera performance of Eugene Onegin at The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York City.
(Tuesday, October 1)

Note: Be prepared to stand and walk for up to 60 - 75 minutes during the Lincoln Center tour.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Lecture on Three Bogeymen of English Literature and Theatre. Break. Lecture: United States Policy in a Global World. Break.
 Lunch: Lunch served style buffet style in the East House dining room.
 Afternoon: Free Time. Board the charter bus for New York City. Enjoy a tour of Lincoln Center and it's grand theatres.
 Dinner: Dinner on your own in New York City near Lincoln Center.
 Evening: Attend the evening performance of Eugene Onegin at The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. After the performance board the charter bus for The Warwick Conference Center.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Enjoy a visit to the historic Village of Warwick and/or enjoy a wine tasting at Demarest Hill Winery.
(Wednesday, October 2)
   
 Breakfast: A late breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Lecture: United States Policy in a Global World. Break.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch in the East House Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Lecture: Three Bogeymen of English Literature and Theatre. Break. Lecture: Puccini Heroines: Girl of the Golden West Meets Princess of the East Free Time.
 Dinner: Buffet dinner in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Evening Entertainment. Evening Snack.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery, the Demarest Hill Winery, in Warwick, NY.
(Thursday, October 3)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Lecture on the Three Bogeymen of English Literature and Theatre. Break. Lecture: Puccini Heroines.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch in the East House Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Final lecture on United States Policy in a Global World. Break Optional off-site visit to a wine tasting at Demarest Hill Winery or a trip into the historic Village of Warwick.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Evening Entertainment. Evening Snack - Make Your Own Sundaes.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, October 4)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Final Lecture: Puccini Heroines. Break.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served at 11:00 A.M. in the East House Dining Hall. Departure immediately following lunch.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Warwick, NY Borderland Farm
A 230 acre riding facility, indoor ring, lighted outdoor ring, miles of trails. Located at the NY/NJ line. Reservations required. For additional information, visit www.wolfsbane.com/borderland/
  Demarest Hill Winery
28 different wines created from select varietal grapes by a master vintner who learned winemaking in Italy. The wineries' specialties include Warwick Black Pearl and Peach Wine, both from the vineyards at this winery. For additional information, visit www.demaresthillwinery.com
  Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
Drive a sulky to the finish line in the 3-D simulator. Riveting state-of-the-art and interactive exhibits. Call and judge a race. Theaters tell the fascinating history of America's first sport. Open daily from 10 - 6. For additional information, visit www.harnessmuseum.com
  Pride of the Hudson
Cruise through history and the majestic beauty of the Hudson River on a 2-hour narrated sightseeing cruise. For additional information, visit www.prideofthehudson.com
  Washington's Headquarters
Gen. Washington made this fieldstone farmhouse his Continental Army headquarters and spent more time here than anywhere else during the Revolutionary War. At this site, Washington created and awarded the original purple heart badge. In 1850 the property became our nation's first public historic site. Open Wed. - Sat., 10-5. Sun. 1-5.
  West Point Museum
Military uniforms, flags, weapons and military art of both American and European derivation. Museum galleries include History of the Academy and the Corps of Cadets, US Army History, and History of Warfare from Egyptian times to Desert Storm. For additional information, visit www.usma.edu/Museum/
  West Point Tours, Inc.
Enjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy. Walk the paths of generals and presidents tracing the footsteps of our country's great leaders. Enjoy spectacular views of the majestic Hudson River. Hear exciting tales and fascinating stories. Tour buses depart daily from the West Point Visitor Center. For additional information, visit www.westpointtours.com
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.

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