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Program Number: 20507RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/17/2014 - 8/22/2014; 5/10/2015 - 5/15/2015; 6/14/2015 - 6/19/2015; 7/5/2015 - 7/10/2015; 7/26/2015 - 7/31/2015; 8/9/2015 - 8/14/2015; 10/4/2015 - 10/9/2015; 10/25/2015 - 10/30/2015;
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

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 Specific Information

8-17-2014

Lecture topics on this date are: First Ladies: From Martha to Michelle; Gettysburg: The Turning Point of the United States Civil War?; Harry Warren: King of the Hollywood Songwriters; Comedy through Music.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



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.




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.
John Pinna

As a teacher of history, John Pinna serves as the director of foundation and government relations at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He shares his extensive knowledge of government relations and religious history through his roles on the Steering Committee at the International Religious Freedom Round Table and as a representative at the Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organization at the United Nations. He is a member of the Oxford Round Table in England, and is also an IDEA Fellow, TAFT Fellow and a National Humanities Fellow. John received his B.A. in American studies, M.S. in history and an advanced degree in educational administration from Norwich University.
 
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.
 
Robert Langran

Dr. Robert Langran is the author of four books, including a casebook on the Supreme Court. Currently a professor at Villanova University, Dr. Langran earned a bachelor’s at Chicago’s Loyola Univesity, a master’s at Fordham University and a Ph.D. at Pennsylvania’s Bryn Mawr College.
 
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.
 
Peter Osborne

Peter Osborne is a noted writer and historian who has worked in the public history field for more than 30 years. He holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Peter's interest as an historian is in regional history, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Civilian Conservation Corps. He has also traveled the Lewis and Clark trail and published the book "Lewis and Clark and Me." Peter was the executive director of the Minisink Valley Historical Society in Port Jervis, N.Y. from 1981 to 2009, and was also the Port Jervis City Historian.
 
Louise Minks

Louise Minks is a professional artist, writer and historian. She is an elected member of the National Association of Women Artists and the author of "The Hudson River School," America's first landscape painters. Louise was awarded a painting residency at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, N.M., and is an artist-in-residence at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, as well as at Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield, Mass. She owns a gallery and studio in Montague, Mass.
 
Ira Epstein

Dr. Ira Epstein, co-author of the "Proficient Reader," served as professor and chairperson of the Communication Skills Department at LaGuardia Community College, C.U.N.Y. and directed the college's Technology Learning Center. In addition to his academic life, he worked as a musician performing in the Catskills, recorded with Tayku, a Hebrew jazz/rock ensemble, taught music to children in summer camps and toured with Theodore Bikel and Herschel Bernardi in the 1970s as part of a UJA program. Most recently, he has been lecturing to adults on comedy and music and the music of Israel and he continues to speak at synagogues, senior citizen centers, libraries, and Road Scholar sites, and at meetings of national organizations such as the National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah and B'Nai B'Rith. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from Brooklyn College, CUNY and his PhD. from Fordham 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, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. 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, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning. 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: 1:30 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 a 12:30 p.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. ark Airports.
  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, complete the Road Scholar PIF travel section 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 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 complete the Road Scholar PIF travel section 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 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 Harmon-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 complete the Road Scholar PIF travel portion of the form and return to The Warwick Conference Center or 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, August 17)
   
 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:
(Monday, August 18)
   
 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 a stimulating lecture on the topic: "First Ladies: From Martha to Michelle". Stretch your legs for a brief break with coffee or tea. Return to the classroom for a continuing lecture on "First Ladies: From Martha to Michelle"
 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: Continue delving into the topic: "First Ladies: From Martha to Michelle". After the lecture enjoy a bit of free time with the option of taking a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool. At 5:00 p.m. reconvene in the Main Lounge for wine and soda.
 Dinner: A plentiful buffet dinner will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Enjoy an evening of entertainment followed by an evening snack and good conversation with new friends.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, August 19)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Return to the classroom refreshed and ready for the first lecture on the topic: "Harry Warren: King of the Hollywood Songwriters". Enjoy a brief break with a cup of coffee or tea. Learn more about Harry Warren in the second lecture on the topic: Harry Warren: King of the Hollywood Songwriters".
 Lunch: A hearty and satisfying buffet lunch will be served in the East House Dining hall.
 Afternoon: After a satisfying lunch, enjoy a bit of free time with the option of taking a relaxing swim in the outdoor pool, strolling on the Warwick Center property, or choosing a trail and taking an energizing hike. Reconvene at 4:00 p.m. for the first lecture in a series on the topic: "Comedy through Music".
 Dinner: Dinner served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Return to the classroom for a second lecture on the topic: "Comedy through Music". End the day with fellow participants, good conversation, and a soothing evening snack.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Enjoy several free-time options: Participate in a wine-tasting at a local winery, watch an afternoon movie, or feel renewed by an afternoon swim or hike.
(Wednesday, August 20)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: After a refreshing night of rest, return to the classroom for an uplifting and humorous lecture on "Comedy through Music". Enjoy a brief break with a cup of coffee or tea. Then return to the classroom for a continuing presentation on "Harry Warren: King of the Hollywood Songwriters". Return to the Main Lounge at 5:30 p.m. for wine and soda.
 Lunch: Enjoy a satisfying lunch served buffet style in the East House Dining Room.
 Afternoon: Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with several options: attend a wine-tasting at a local winery, spend an afternoon at the movies watching a Harry Warren musical, take a relaxing swim in the outdoor pool, or enjoy a hike on the Warwick Center property. Reconvene in the Main Lounge at 5:30 p.m. for wine and/or soda.
 Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Enjoy an evening of entertainment. Top off the evening by making your own ice cream sundae.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Visit Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill and FDR's Springwood in Hyde Park, NY. Tour the Culinary Institute of America's kitchens and classrooms, and enjoy dinner at The Culinary Institute of America.
(Thursday, August 21)

Note: This will be an active day standing and doing some stairs at mansions, walking through the Culinary Institute of America and getting on and off a bus multiple times.



   
 Breakfast: A early hearty country breakfast will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Board the charter bus for Hyde Park, NY to experience a docent-led visit to Eleanor Roosevelt's personal retreat and home, Val-Kill Cottage.
 Lunch: A delicious lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: Board the bus for a docent-led visit to Springwood, the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt where we will experience an informative visit led by a docent. Visit the newly renovated Presidential Museum on the grounds of Springwood. Learn from an informative film which includes historic footage entitled "Rendezvous with History" at the Henry A. Wallace Center. After our visit board the bus to The Culinary Institute of America where we will enjoy a "behind the scenes" view of the kitchens and classrooms in operation.
 Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the Ristorante Caterina de' Medici a restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America.
 Evening: After our leisurely dinner at The Culinary Institute of America there will be time to enjoy the vistas of the Hudson River before boarding the charter bus for our return trip to The Warwick Conference Center.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, August 22)
   
 Breakfast: An early breakfast will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Come to the classroom refreshed and ready to delve into the topic: "Gettysburg: The Turning Point of the United States Civil War?" There will be a number of shorter lectures spaced with brief coffee and tea breaks as you examine this topic in depth. The class will conclude at 12 noon.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. in the East House Dining Hall. Departure and good-byes 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
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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.



Harry Warren and the Hollywood Musical


Author: Tony Thomas


Description: This is the definitive book on Harry Warren. Some 344 pages dedicated to Harry's life at Tin Pan Alley, Warner Brothers, Fox MGM, Paramount and Broadway. Includes hundred of photos. Harry Warren was undoubtedly the most important tune smith during Hollywood's Golden Era of Musicals. His success is unrivaled in the motion picture industry. Although he had success on Broadway, his primary claim to fame is his importance in the history of the motion-picture musical. No other composer can match his record for the 25 year period between 1932 and 1957, when he was employed by all four major studios when they were specializing in musicals.



The Hollywood Musical


Author: Clive Hirshhorn


Description: This illustrated guide from a London film and theater critic captures the perennial world of make-believe and assesses every Hollywood musical made between 1927 and 1982. Illustrated with stills, many of which have never been published before.





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