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May 30, 2018

Lady Deborah Moody On 6/10, we will visit one of the original New York towns, Gravesend. This is a unique neighborhood for it was started by a woman, Lady Deborah Moody, an adventurous one. She was born in Wiltshire, England and after her husband’s death, she had to ask for permission to live in her…

May 15, 2018

Let’s visit some interesting places in the Village on 5/19/18 We are planning to visit several locations which many of us have never seen. It will be interesting to see several unique artistic pieces. Our meeting place is the Jefferson Market Library. The architect, Frederick Clarke Withers, was also the architect for the Church of…

April 17, 2018

The Morgan Library is exhibiting Tennessee Williams original typewritten or handwritten masterpieces, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “The Glass Menagerie” and more. If you want to see what we will view please check it out at http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/tennessee-williams     The Library is free after 7:00pm on Friday evenings. This will give us an opportunity…

April 16, 2018

On May 12 the European Union Embassies holds its Open House in Washington DC. These embassies will have authentic music, dance, food, film and art for us to enjoy. Imagine walking into the Austrian embassy and listening to a waltz, into Croatia and enjoying their food, France, Italy, Ireland and all the 28 European nations….

April 9, 2018

The Brooklyn Museum is a world famous museum which is currently exhibiting David Bowie. We will be able to view much from his personal archives, explore his creative process, and much more. There are over 400 objects which includes costumes, lyric sheets, photographs, and so much more. If you have not seen it, this would…

April 9, 2018

Just noticed that there is going to be a beautiful Japanese celebration at Roosevelt Island on April 21. It is their Cherry Blossom Festival.  We will get to see what Cornell Tech has done at Roosevelt Island. We will also check out some historical areas as we enjoy the Japanese culture, music, food, etc. We…

April 8, 2018

Astoria is a community whose name is derived from John Astor being promised that this community would be named after him, if he were to support it. He only gave them $500, but he got a community named after him. It has been an area that most New Yorkers think as a Greek enclave, but…

February 23, 2018

Bronx Museum of Art We have many great museums in Manhattan from the Met to the Whitney. The Bronx Museum of Art is a unique museum with extraordinary exhibitions. Special Places to See will visit the Bronx Museum, and it’s free. Our excursion to the Bronx will be on March 31, 2018.   As we…

February 19, 2018

Edward Hopper Fifty years ago, Edward Hopper, one of our most prolific painter and printmaker died in New York City. Although he lived in the city, most of his adult life, his childhood home was in Nyack. Special Places to See will visit Hopper’s childhood home and do a walking tour of Nyack on March…