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Program Number: 20507RJ
Start and End Dates:
5/11/2014 - 5/16/2014; 9/28/2014 - 10/3/2014; 10/26/2014 - 10/31/2014; 5/10/2015 - 5/15/2015; 6/14/2015 - 6/19/2015; 7/26/2015 - 7/31/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Warwick, New York
Price starting at: $715.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture; Arts, Misc. Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian    

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 Particulars

This program involves walking and standing for up to 1 hour in museums and walking several blocks as well as getting on and off a charter bus multiple times.




Date Specific Information

5-11-2014

Lecture topics on this date are: The United Nations: Important or Impotent?; Iran, Iraq, and a Reappraisal of American Involvement in the Region; The Roosevelts: Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor; The Unabashed Brilliance of Leonard Bernstein
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



9-28-2014

Lecture topics on this date are: Twenty-first Century World Politics and Personalities; Shakespeare and Verdi: The Words and Music of Great Drama; Tough Guys: Images of the Hero in American Fiction and Film; Favorite Sons: Distinguished Graduates of the US Military Academy Be prepared for standing up to 90 minutes at the United Nations, walking while visiting the Ground Zero site for 90 minutes, and getting on and off the bus multiple times. Stairs are also required to gain access to the classroom.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



10-26-2014

Lecture topics on this date are: Conflicts in the Arab World; Grounds for Sculpture; Bioethics Conversations; The Comedy of Life Be prepared for standing up to 90 minutes at the United Nations, walking while visiting the Ground Zero site for 90 minutes, and getting on and off the bus multiple times. Stairs are also required to gain access to the classroom.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



5-10-2015

Lecture topics on this date are: Tennessee Williams: Dramatist of the Damned, Why Conflicts in the Arab World?, The Consequences of China and India, Johnny Mercer: America's Musical Poet Be prepared for standing up to 90 minutes at the United Nations, walking while visiting the Ground Zero site for 90 minutes, and getting on and off the bus multiple times. Stairs are also required to gain access to the classroom.



6-14-2015

Be prepared for standing up to 90 minutes at the United Nations, walking while visiting the Ground Zero site for 90 minutes, and getting on and off the bus multiple times. Stairs are also required to gain access to the classroom.



7-26-2015

The topics for this date are: 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 Be prepared for standing up to 90 minutes at the United Nations, walking while visiting the Ground Zero site for 90 minutes, and getting on and off the bus multiple times. Stairs are also required to gain access to the classroom.



Coordinated by The Warwick Center.




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.

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

Mary Kingseed obtained her B.A. degree from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. and her M.S. degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz majoring in history and secondary education. She taught United States history for 29 years at the middle and high school levels. She also taught in the honors history program and was the History Department chair for 10 years.
 
Benjamin Nelson

Benjamin Nelson graduated with a B.A. and M.F.A. from Columbia University and conducted post graduate studies at New York University. He was a professor of English and comparative literature at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. from 1962-2007, and is now Professor Emeritus. Benjamin is an author and the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Educator's Award from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
 
Kevin Farrell

Col. Kevin Farrell, Ph.D., USA Ret., is the former chief of International and military history at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He earned his bachelor’s degree at West Point in 1986, his master’s in philosophy at Columbia University in 1997 and his PhD. at Columbia University in 1999. He is a former career United States Army officer having served as a Combat Battalion Commander in Iraq. Currently, he is the chief operating officer of Battlefield Leadership, LLC.
 
Joseph Corso

Joseph Corso earned a master’s in English with an emphasis on creative writing and Shakespeare at Queens College, the City University of New York, in 1992. He also studied English and Shakespeare at Cambridge University in England. Joseph has been on faculty at the Great Neck Public School's Adult Program and the Sewanaka Central High School District Continuing Education Program in Elmont, NY.
 
Ann Kelleher

Dr. Ann Kelleher earned a bachelor’s in political science at Michigan’s Hope College, a master’s in political science at Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in international studies at the University of Denver. Dr. Kelleher was on faculty at Washington’s Pacific Lutheran University from 1980-2012, and currently is executive director of the Center for Global Engagement at Washington’s Gonzaga University.
 
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
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com
  Room amenities: The rooms at The Warwick Conference Center have private baths, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. However, hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Please bring a radio if you so desire and an alarm clock.
  Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi. Please bring an alarm clock and radio if you desire it. Hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.
  Smoking allowed: No
  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: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Registration from 4:30 - 5:30 PM in the Main Lobby of the East House. You will be staying at The Warwick Center that night.
  End of Program:
Ends with an 11:00 a.m. lunch in the East House Dining Hall. 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 city or town:  Middletown, New York
  Nearest highway: Highway Route 94
  Nearest airport:  Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY and Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ.
  From End of Program
  Location: Warwick, NY
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

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 Conference Center call Arlene at 845.986.1164 . Cost: $5.00 one way.

 

To Warwick from 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.

 

To Warwick from 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 call Arlene at The Warwick Conference at 845.986.1164. You will receive a call to confirm your arrangements.

 

To Warwick from 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.

 

To Warwick from 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. 

 

Distance:

 

Newark Liberty Airport is 60 miles from Warwick.

   

To take public transportation from Newark involves a 3 step process: 1. Take Newark Airport Shuttle to Port Authority in NYC. Go to the Transportation Information Desk to arrange. Time to NYC: 1 hour minimum. 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Line Bus # 197 to 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. Call Arlene at 845.986.1164 to arrange for pick-up. Cost: $5.00 one way.

 

To Warwick from 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. 

 

Distance:

 

Newark Liberty Airport is 60 miles from The Warwick Conference Center.

   

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

 

To Warwick from 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 call Arlene at 845.986.1164. Shuttle service arrangements will be confirmed by phone.

 

To Warwick from 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. 

 

Distance:

 

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

   

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

 

To Warwick from 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 with Senior Citizen verification. Prices are subject to change.
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. Cost: $6.25 with senior citizen verification. Time: 2 hours. For bus schedule go to www.njtransit.com or call 973.275.5555. 3. Call 845 986-1164 for pick-up from the bus stop in Warwick to The Warwick Center. Cost: $5.00 one way. Time: 15 minutes.

 

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 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.
  NYC/GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE From the George Washington Bridge, take Interstate 80 West to Exit 53 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. Then follow signs to The Warwick Conference 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, May 11)
   
 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 a Wine Tasting at the Demarest Hill Winery located in Warwick.
(Monday, May 12)
   
 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: Begin the day with two thought provoking lectures on "Iran, Iraq, and a Reappraisal of American Involvement in the Region". Enjoy a mid-morning coffee and tea break between the two sessions.
 Lunch: Enjoy a buffet lunch in the East House Dining Hall with entrées including a variety of the following: soup, sandwiches, paninis, pasta, salad bar, and a dessert.
 Afternoon: Conclude the lecture series on "Iran and Iraq" followed by free time with the option to visit a local winery, the Demarest Hill Winery, and enjoy a Wine Tasting.
 Dinner: A plentiful buffet dinner will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Learn from the first of the lecture series on "The Roosevelts: Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor" followed by an evening snack.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Enjoy a wine tasting at The Demarest Hill Winery located in Warwick.
(Tuesday, May 13)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Continue "The Roosevelts" series of lectures in preparation for our visit to FDR's Home and Museum in Hyde Park, NY which will take place on Thursday. Mid Morning Break with coffee and tea. The final lecture on "The Roosevelts" will take place.
 Lunch: A hearty and satisfying buffet lunch will be served in the East House Dining hall.
 Afternoon: Learn from the afternoon lecture on the topic: "The United Nations: Important or Impotent" followed by Free time with an optional Wine Tasting at Demarest Hill Winery in the Village of Warwick.
 Dinner: A plentiful buffet dinner will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Enjoy and learn from the evening lecture on "The Unabashed Brilliance of Leonard Bernstein". Conclude the day by relaxing with a delicious evening snack.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Enjoy a Broadway Play in New York City.
(Wednesday, May 14)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Continue with the second lecture in the series "The United Nations: Important or Impotent". Enjoy a relaxing mid-morning coffee and tea break and then get ready for an exciting afternoon at the Theatre in New York City on Broadway.
 Lunch: Pick up your traveling box lunch and board the coach bus for New York City.
 Afternoon: Enjoy the afternoon performance of "Bullets Over Broadway" at the St. James Theatre on Broadway. Return by coach bus to The Warwick Conference Center after the performance.
 Dinner: Enjoy a late buffet dinner in the East House Dining Room.
 Evening: After our busy day in Manhattan, enjoy a quiet evening with newly made friends concluding with making your own sundae to top off the day.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Enjoy a docent-led visit to Franklin D. Roosevelt's Home, Springwood, in Hyde Park, NY. Also visit the newly renovated FDR Museum.
(Thursday, May 15)
   
 Breakfast: A hearty country breakfast will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Board the charter bus to Hyde Park, NY. Enjoy the splendid scenery of the Hudson Valley as we make our way to Hyde Park.
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
 Afternoon: Learn from a self-guided visit to FDR's Museum which has recently been renovated. Visit the graves of Eleanor and Franklin at the site. Also visit the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center and view the documentary "A Rendezvous with History". Conclude the afternoon with a docent-led visit to Springwood, FDR's Home.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Conclude the day with an expert-led lecture on "The United Nations: Important or Impotent". An evening snack will be available after the lecture.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, May 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: The concluding lecture in the series: "The United Nations: Important or Impotent" will be held. Enjoy a mid-morning coffee and tea break. The final lecture in the series "The Unabashed Brilliance of Leonard Bernstein" will be presented.
 Lunch: A buffet lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. in the East House Dining Hall. Departure immediately after 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.

Suggested Reading List


Closest Companion


Author: Geoffrey C. Ward


Description: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage was famously difficult, and it is widely known that FDR enjoyed the company of women. But this remarkable book reveals a secret that has been carefully guarded for more than half a century: Roosevelt's closest companion during the last years of his life was his sixth cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley. Astonishingly, the secret of this intimate relationship remained hidden until after Daisy's death in 1991, when her friends found a battered black suitcase under her bed. Stuffed inside were years of diaries and letters, including thirty-eight letters in FDR's own hand that no one had ever seen. Geoffrey Ward, the eminent historian and biographer, has woven these surprising diaries and letters into a love story unlike any other. As affecting as it is eye-opening, Closest Companion provides dramatic new insight into the character and private life of the century's greatest president.



Eleanor and Franklin


Author: Joseph P. Lash


Description: Eleanor and Franklin is one of the most highly acclaimed biographies. It's author, Joseph Lash, won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in Biography, as well as the Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians. The focus of this book is Eleanor Roosevelt and her complex relationship with FDR. Based on her personal papers and ranging from her birth in 1884 to the death of her husband in 1945, this fascinating study reveals new dimensions in a marriage that had a significant impact on the course of American history. As a study of two enormously interesting people, Eleanor & Franklin is eminently worth reading, but its real distinction lies further: in its observation and analysis of the complex intersection between personality and history.



First Ladies


Author: Margaret Truman


Description: This well-informed look at 29 women whose lives were intertwined with those who lead and have led this country presents forthright interviews with Lady Bird Johnson, Hilary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and others, while warmly recalling Pat Nixon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Ms. Truman's legendary frankness is present but so, too, is a generosity of spirit. Photos throughout.





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