Use of New York City subway; walking approximately 1 mile.
In the hotel meeting room, we’ll have bagels, muffins, bananas, hard-boiled eggs, cold cereals, cream cheese, jelly, butter, plus milk (regular/low-fat), orange juice, coffee/decaf, tea, water. During breakfast, we will register with the MTA for a senior citizen MetroCard (if you are 65 or over). A representative from the MTA will take your picture and a copy of your driver’s license to process your permanent MetroCard application. They will give you a temporary card to use for the week, enabling you to ride for half price. A few weeks after you return home you will receive a permanent card in the mail — your official invitation to come back to New York and ride around for half price. If you have a NYC Senior Citizen MetroCard from a previous program, please bring it with you.
We’ll be joined by a local expert who will give us an overview of opera history. With another expert, we’ll have an overview of the first opera we will attend.
In the meeting room, we’ll have a sandwich lunch with green salad and a beverage.
We’ll visit Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a 16.3-acre complex that is home to 11 resident arts organizations representing the highest standards of excellence in opera, symphony, chamber music, theater, dance, film, and arts education. There are 30 indoor and outdoor facilities that welcome 5 million visitors annually. Lincoln Center is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming and a national leader in arts and education and community relations. A $1.2 billion campus renovation was completed in 2012.
In a neighborhood restaurant, we’ll have a plated meal with coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.