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Jewish Art and Culture in Baltimore

Program Number: 20812RJ
Start and End Dates:
11/30/2014 - 12/5/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Price starting at: $895.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Jewish Studies; Music Appreciation
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; None; Vegetarian    

Celebrate the wealth of Jewish influences on American culture from art and artisans, music from klezmer to stage and screen, and of course food! In addition to expert-led presentations and field trips to significant sites, enjoy a variety of live music performances and sample local cuisine.




Highlights

• Study the influence of Jewish music and composers on American culture from Eastern European klezmer to the most famous collaboration of Broadway and Hollywood: George and Ira Gershwin.
• Explore the Jewish Museum of Maryland — America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture, and community — and the Lloyd Street Synagogue (1845), the nation’s third oldest.
• Experts will facilitate your investigation of exceptional examples of Judaica at the Peabody Rare Book Library, rare works produced by superb Jewish craftsmen at the world-class Walters Art Museum, and a foot-tapping concert by a professional klezmer band.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Baltimore

Once a center of shipbuilding on the Eastern seaboard, Baltimore remains an active port dedicated to preserving its maritime heritage. From historic neighborhoods to famed cultural and educational facilities, Baltimore is a world-class city.



Accommodations
Boutique hotel in the Mount Vernon Cultural District one block from Peabody Institute.
Meals and Lodgings
   Peabody Court Hotel
  Baltimore, MD 5 nights
 Peabody Court Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: This historic property has a fitnees room, business center, and on-site restaurant and lounge.
  Contact info: 612 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 USA
phone: 410-727-7101
web: http://www.peabodycourthotel.com/index.php
  Facility amenities: Guestrooms are equipped with modern amenities including free wifi, an in-room safe, TV, and marble bathroom.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Depending on Availiblity Please contact the hotel directly for additional nights before or after the program.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Depending on Availiblity Please contact the hotel directly for additional nights before or after the program.
  Check out time: 11:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00pm Check in. Orientation to follow at 5:00pm. You will be staying at Peabody Court Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Ends after lunch at 12:30pm. Check out by 11:00, store your bags at the front desk. You will be staying at Peabody Court Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
VALET PARKING AT THE HOTEL. $75.00 TOTAL FOR THE 5 NIGHT DURATION OF THE ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM. ADDITIONAL NIGHTS WILL BE $25.00/night plus tax
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Baltimore, MD
  Nearest city or town:  Baltimore
  Nearest highway: 195
  Nearest airport:  BWI
  From End of Program
  Location: Baltimore, MD
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

From BWI Airport to Peabody Court Hotel

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

   

- A BWI taxi can take you to the Peabody Court Hotel for roughly $30-35. - Participants arriving from BWI Airport can access the Light Rail every 20 minutes from the BWI Terminal Building. Its roughly an hour from the Airport to the Centre Street Light Rail Stop. -"Super Shuttle" service about $21.00 per person one-way ($12 for each additional person). The shuttle will drop you off at your hotel. For more information call: 1-800-BLUE-VAN or visit supershuttle.com

 

MARC/AMTRACK

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Train

   

The closest Amtrak/MARC train station is Penn Station. We strongly encourage participants to take a short taxi ride to the hotel upon arrival to the station. Taxis are available when you get to Penn Station, and will get you to hotel for about $6. The MARC train is $4 and only runs on weekdays. For Amtrak schedules and fairs, visit amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)

 

LIGHT RAIL

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

under $5.00
Prices are subject to change.

   

Mainly a north/south line serving downtown Baltimore and BWI airport. The closest Light Rail stop to the hotel is the Centre Street Light Rail Stop, stop # 31. Its a 4-5 block walk to the hotel. After you get off the light rail, Head North on Howard Street, right on to West Monument Street turn then right on Cathedral Street. The hotel is located at 612 Cathedral Street. While Mount Vernon is one of the safest neighborhoods in Baltimore, we suggest utilizing this option only during the day.

 

MARYLAND COMMUTER BUS

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

under $5.00
Prices are subject to change.

   

Route 410 on the Maryland Commuter Bus stops at Mt. Vernon Square - one block from the hotel. Call MTA(Maryland Transit Administration) for specifc schedule info Toll Free: 1-866-RIDE-MTA

 
Driving Directions
  FROM THE NORTH TO WYNDHAM PEABODY COURT 1. Take I-95 South or I-83 South to the Baltimore Beltway (695 West towards Towson). 2. From the Baltimore Beltway, take I-83 South again. 3. After about 10 minutes take Exit 5 for Maryland Ave. Turn Left onto Maryland Ave 4. After about 4 blocks make a slight right towards Cathedral St. 5. The hotel is located about 5 blocks south on the right at 612 Cathedral St.
  FROM THE SOUTH TO WYNDHAM PEABODY COURT 1. Take I-95 North to Exit 52 toward Russell Street N. 2. Make a slight right onto Baltimore-Washington Pkwy (295) 3. 295 becomes S. Paca St. 4. Turn right on W. Mulberry St 5. After about 5 blocks turn left onto Park Ave 6. Turn right onto W Monument st. 7. After two blocks turn right onto Cathedral St. The hotel is located on the corner at 612 Cathedral St.
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: Check-In / Orientation / Welcome Dinner / Evening Recital
(Sunday, November 30)
   
 Afternoon: 4-5:00pm CHECK INTO the hotel at the Front Desk, then register with your Group Leader and pick up your welcome packet.
5-5:30pm Program ORIENTATION: Review updated daily schedule with your Group Leader followed by dinner at the hotel.
 Dinner: Buffet dinner at the hotel
 Evening: As a special highlight, walk with your group leader from the hotel to Peabody's campus for an evening performance by student artists as part of Peabody's regular conservatory schedule. Specific performance information will be available closer to the start date. These performances are not keyed to the Road Scholar program, but afford you an opportunity to enjoy extraordinary range of music performed by talented Peabody student artists perfecting their musical training. You will also have free access ot the world-class Walter's Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Court Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Morning & Afternoon Lectures at the Hotel / Afternoon Welcome Reception / Evening Recital
(Monday, December 1)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-9:00 Buffet Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: 9-10:30am PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION AT THE HOTEL, followed by a break
10:45-12:00 PRESENTATION AT THE HOTEL. All lectures are presented in a classroom setting including those that feature a performance by the instructor.
 Lunch: Lunch at the hotel
 Afternoon: 1-2:30pm PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION
Guided visit of Walter's Art Museum
 Dinner: Wine & Cheese welcome reception before dinner at the hotel
 Evening: As a special highlight, walk with your group leader from the hotel to Peabody's campus for an evening performance by student artists as part of the Peabody's regular conservatory schedule. Specific performance information will be available closer to the start date. These performances are not keyed to the Road Scholar program, but afford you an opportunity to enjoy extraordinary range of music performed by talented Peabody student artists perfecting their musical training. You will also have free access ot the world-class Walter's Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Court Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Morning & Afternoon Lectures at the Peabody Institute / Fieldtrip to George Peabody Rare Book Library / Evening recital
(Tuesday, December 2)
   
 Breakfast: 7:15-8:45am Buffet Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: WALK 1.5 BLOCKS TO PEABODY INSTITUTE for ON-CAMPUS morning presentations
9-10:30am-BREAK
10:45-12:00 PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION. All lectures are presented in a classroom setting including those that feature a performance by the instructor.
 Lunch: Join students and faculty in the Peabody Dinning hall for buffet meals.
 Afternoon: 1-2:30pm ON-CAMPUS PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION
Fieldtrip to the George Peabody Rare Book Library
 Dinner: Buffet dinner at the hotel
 Evening: As a special highlight, walk with your group leader from the hotel to Peabody's campus for an evening performance by student artists as part of the Peabody's regular conservatory schedule. Specific performance information will be available closer to the start date. These performances are not keyed to the Road Scholar program, but afford you an opportunity to enjoy extraordinary range of music performed by talented Peabody student artists perfecting their musical training. You will also have free access ot the world-class Walter's Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Court Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Morning & Afternoon Lectures at the Hotel / Fieldtrip to the Maryland Historical Society / Evening Recitals
(Wednesday, December 3)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-9:00am Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: 9-10:30am PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION AT THE HOTEL, followed by a break
10:45-12:00 PRESENTATION AT THE HOTEL. All lectures are presented in a classroom setting including those that feature a performance by the instructor.
 Lunch: Lunch at the hotel
 Afternoon: Coach to the Jewish Museum of Maryland. 1:30-3:30 Visit the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Lloyd Street Synagogue.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
 Evening: As a special highlight, walk with your group leader from the hotel to Peabody's campus for an evening performance by student artists as part of the Peabody's regular conservatory schedule. Specific performance information will be available closer to the start date. These performances are not keyed to the Road Scholar program, but afford you an opportunity to enjoy extraordinary range of music performed by talented Peabody student artists perfecting their musical training. You will also have free access ot the world-class Walter's Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Court Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Morning & Afternoon Lectures at the Hotel / Free Afternoon / Evening Recitals
(Thursday, December 4)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-9:00am Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: 9-10:30am PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION AT THE HOTEL, followed by a break
10:45-12:00 PRESENTATION AT THE HOTEL. All lectures are presented in a classroom setting including those that feature a performance by the instructor.
 Lunch: Lunch at the hotel
 Afternoon: 1-2:30pm PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION.
Free Afternoon to explore the Inner Harbor. Your Group Leader will happily offer suggestions. Visit the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, American Visionary Art Museum, Fort McHenry, and more...
 Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel
 Evening: As a special highlight, walk with your group leader from the hotel to Peabody's campus for an evening performance by student artists as part of the Peabody's regular conservatory schedule. Specific performance information will be available closer to the start date. These performances are not keyed to the Road Scholar program, but afford you an opportunity to enjoy extraordinary range of music performed by talented Peabody student artists perfecting their musical training. You will also have free access ot the world-class Walter's Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Court Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Morning Lecture at the hotel / Check Out
(Friday, December 5)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am Breakfast at the Hotel
 Morning: 8:30-9:45am PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION AT THE HOTEL, followed by a break

Check out. You may store your luggage at the front desk during lunch
 Lunch: Lunch at the hotel followed by PROGRAM DEPARTURES
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Baltimore, MD Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center is a multi-level facility featuring interactive exhibitions on subjects from dinosaurs to the universe. the Science Center also houses an IMAX theater and planetarium. 601 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230 (410) 685-5225 For additional information, visit www.mdsci.org/
  National Aquarium in Baltimore
The National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization with two locations and one mission: to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. In 2003, separate aquariums in Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, joined as one “National Aquarium.” The National Aquarium venues together hold living collections that include more than 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals living in award-winning, naturalistic habitats. 501 E Pratt St Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 576-3800 For additional information, visit www.aqua.org/
  Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
The premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. The museum seeks to realize its mission by collecting, preserving, interpreting, documenting and exhibiting the rich contributions of African American Marylanders from the state’s earliest history to the present and the future. 830 East Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202 (443) 263-1800 For additional information, visit www.africanamericanculture.org/
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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