Day Trip

  • Tour Date: January 25, 2020
  • Destination: Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY
  • Cost: $65. per Person / $25. Transportation Only

Dancing with the Stars Live at Turning Stone Casino

A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues.

This trip coincides with Dancing with the Stars: Live! in the Turning Stone Event Center.

“Dancing with the Stars: Live!” tours North America this winter, celebrating the year 2020 in classic style with your favorite dancers from the hit ABC show. The all-new production continues its legacy of wowing live audiences performing fan-favorite routines from the TV series and new numbers choreographed just for the live audiences.

The show will feature the professional dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style ranging from Tango to Foxtrot, Cha-Cha to Waltz – and everything in between. Audiences will have the opportunity to experience the excitement, glamour and glitz they see in the ballroom every Monday night live on stage.

  • Tour Date: February 17, 2020
  • Destination: Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY
  • Cost: $25.

Turning Stone Casino

A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named "Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge" in 2015 and "Most Excellent Golf Resort" in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant and Ska:na: spa, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and, for 12 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

  • Tour Date: March 05, 2020
  • Destination: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024
  • Cost: $95. Adult / $90. Senior / $85. Child / $60. Transportation Only

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. 

Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

More information available at https://www.amnh.org/

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  • Tour Date: March 16, 2020
  • Destination: Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY
  • Cost: $25.

Turning Stone Casino

A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named "Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge" in 2015 and "Most Excellent Golf Resort" in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant and Ska:na: spa, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and, for 12 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

  • Tour Date: April 18, 2020
  • Destination: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY

New York International Auto Show

March 10, 2020
 
Organizers Announce Rescheduling of
2020 New York International Auto Show
 
As a result of the ongoing health concerns from the spread of the coronavirus in the region, the New York International Auto Show has been rescheduled to August 28 – September 6, 2020. Press days are August 26 & 27, 2020.
 
“We are taking this extraordinary step to help protect our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus,” said Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, the organization that owns and operates the New York Auto Show.  
 
“For 120 years, ‘the show must go on’ has been heavily embedded in our DNA, and while the decision to move the show dates didn’t come easy, our top priority remains with the health and well-being of all those involved in this historic event. We have already been in communication with many of our exhibitors and partners and are confident that the new dates for the 2020 Show will make for another successful event,” Schienberg added.
 
With more than $330 million in economic benefit attributed to the annual New York International Auto Show, this event has a huge impact on the local and state economies including the thousands of workers who build the Show each year as well as the hospitality and related services industries that depend on it. It also has a direct impact on the hundreds of thousands of consumers who attend the 10-day event and use the Auto Show to make decisions on their next vehicle purchase. 
 
We are pleased with this new solution and would like to thank New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for accommodating this change of date.  

Ushering in the latest automotive trends, the 2020 New York International Auto Show showcases an incredible collection of cutting-edge design and extraordinary innovation. More than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers featured the newest vehicles and latest futuristic concept cars.  Nearly 1,000 cars and trucks were be on display at North America’s first and largest-attended auto show dating back to 1900.

More information available at https://www.autoshowny.com/

We have rescheduled this trip for August 29, 2020

  • Tour Date: April 20, 2020
  • Destination: MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, MA, Lee Premium Outlets, 50 Water Street, Lee, MA
  • Cost: $25.00 Per Person

MGM Casino & Lee Premium Outlets

MGM Springfield is situated in the heart of Metro Center, Springfield, Massachusetts. The resort casino, which opened on August 24, 2018, is the first resort casino in the Commonwealth and is situated in a block of buildings that are historically or culturally influential to Springfield. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.

No one under the age of 21 is permitted to game or be present in the gaming area. Children cannot be left alone while a parent is engaged in gaming, even nearby. Unaccompanied children are not permitted on property at any time and will be approached by Security to help find their parents.

We will be visiting the MGM Casino from 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Lee Premium Outlets®, a shopping destination in the beautiful Berkshires, is designed to mirror an outdoor, quaint New England village. This shopping mecca is conveniently located off exit 2 of Interstate 90 (MA Turnpike). With 60 stores including men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, and shoes, Lee Premium Outlets includes Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, J. Crew Factory Store, Lindt Chocolate, Nautica, Michael Kors, Aeropostale, PacSun, The Cosmetics Company Store  and Under Armour, just to name a few. At the scenic gateway to The Berkshires, the region features mountains, lakes, shopping and small town New England charm.

We will be visiting the Lee Premium Outlets from 4:00PM - 5:30PM

  • Tour Date: April 24, 2020
    April 25, 2020
  • Destination: Lancaster, PA
  • Cost: $390. Single | $339. Double | $$317. Triple | $306. Quad

"Queen Esther" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, PA 4/24-25, 2020

This is a multi-day trip 

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 Itinerary

April 24, 2020

 3:00 PM Hotel Check In Eden Resort, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster PA. 

The Eden Resort & Suites is located at 222 Eden Rd.,  Lancaster, PA. Convenient store on premises. Personal greetings with welcome snack upon arrival. Two restaurants and cocktail lounge on premises – Arthur’s Terrace      and Garfield’s. Three pools, including large indoor heated pool with whirlpool spa. Three elevators with easy access to all rooms. All interior corridors. Coffee makers and refrigerators in all rooms.  

4:30 PM Good ‘n Plenty Restaurant, 150 Eastbrook Road, Smoketown PA. 

Their name says it all – good food and plenty of it! A typical dinner may include crispy fried chicken, baked Country Ham or sausage, roast beef, real whipped potatoes, buttered noodles, vegetables, chow chow, fresh pepper cabbage, homemade bread, shoo fly pie and much, much more! Be sure to allow enough time for exploring. Good ‘n Plenty’s bake shop and gift shop.  

6:15 PM Arrive at Sight & Sound, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, Strasburg PA

7:00 PM “Queen Esther” at Sight & Sound. 

Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this? Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals in this brand new, original stage production.  

Saturday, April 25, 2020  

7:30 AM Buffet breakfast @ Eden Resort. 

Breakfast typically includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, fresh seasonal fruits, pastries, doughnuts, muffins and cold cereals. Served with coffee, tea, milk and juice.  

9:00 AM Meet guide at Eden Resort.

Enjoy picturesque scenery on country roads where time seems to stand still. See pristine Amish farms, one-room schoolhouses, wind wheels, Amish phone booths and farmers working the fields with their horse or mule-drawn plows. Shop at an Amish Quilt & Craft Show right on an Amish farm! 

11:00 AM Amish Lunch. 

Prepare for a truly unique and memorable experience as you are welcomed into a real Amish home as their guests for an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch feast.

12:30 PM Drop off guide and depart for return home.  

  • Tour Date: May 03, 2020
  • Destination: New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $80. Senior / $75. Child / $65 Transportation Only

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals—from northern fur seals to giant Pacific octopus to little blue penguins.

We also offer a wide range of exhibits, including the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef home to Myrtle the green sea turtle and hundreds of other Caribbean animals.

More information available at https://www.neaq.org/

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  • Tour Date: May 16, 2020
  • Destination: The Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $82. Senior / $80. Child / $60. Transportation Only

Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s flagship park, opened on November 8, 1899. Since then, the zoo has created a unique window into the natural world for city dwellers in the heart of the Bronx - and serves as a springboard and hub for conservation efforts across the entire planet.

The animals and exhibits at the Bronx Zoo span the globe and include tiny toads from Tanzania and big cats from the Russian Far East. With more than 700 species, the zoo is the perfect place to inspire animal lovers of all ages. Part of their mission is to connect visitors to wildlife and inspire them to join our conservation work. Scientists at the Bronx Zoo, and the Wildlife Conservation Society's four other zoos and aquarium, are working to protect the future of all species and the places they call home. Much of this work has recently been featured on the Animal Planet docuseries, THE ZOO, which has provided behind-the-scenes looks into their work like never before.

Through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s five parks, we are able to connect over 4 million visitors a year to impactful messaging on science, nature, and conservation. Across these facilities, we care for more than 17,000 mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. With a leading role in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), WCS sets the standard for animal care, zoological medicine, wildlife conservation, and innovative, naturalistic exhibits.

More information available at https://bronxzoo.com/

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  • Tour Date: May 16, 2020
  • Destination: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $82. Adult / $78. Senior / $75. Child / $60. Transportation Only

New York Botanical Gardens

Established in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is distinguished by the beauty of its landscape, collections, and gardens, and the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. NYBG was inspired by an 1888 visit that eminent botanists Nathaniel Lord Britton and his wife, Elizabeth, took to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London. The Brittons believed New York should have a great botanical garden to advance public understanding of plants, be a repository of rare and valuable specimens, and lead original research in botanical science.

Today, the 250-acre Garden—the largest in any city in the United States—is a National Historic Landmark. In addition to the natural attributes that attracted the Brittons, NYBG encompasses 50 specialty gardens and collections comprising more than one million plants, the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections, and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the nation’s preeminent Victorian-style glasshouse. Highlights include the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, considered among the world’s most sustainable rose gardens; the Native Plant Garden, celebrating the diversity of northeastern North American plants; and 30,000 distinguished trees, many more than 200 years old. More than one million visitors annually enjoy the grounds, view innovative exhibitions, and participate in educational programs that are larger and more diverse than those of any other garden in the world.

More information available at https://www.nybg.org/

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  • Tour Date: May 23, 2020
  • Destination: MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, MA, Lee Premium Outlets, 50 Water Street, Lee, MA
  • Cost: $25.00 Per Person

MGM Casino & Lee Premium Outlets

MGM Springfield is situated in the heart of Metro Center, Springfield, Massachusetts. The resort casino, which opened on August 24, 2018, is the first resort casino in the Commonwealth and is situated in a block of buildings that are historically or culturally influential to Springfield. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.

No one under the age of 21 is permitted to game or be present in the gaming area. Children cannot be left alone while a parent is engaged in gaming, even nearby. Unaccompanied children are not permitted on property at any time and will be approached by Security to help find their parents.

We will be visiting the MGM Casino from 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Lee Premium Outlets®, a shopping destination in the beautiful Berkshires, is designed to mirror an outdoor, quaint New England village. This shopping mecca is conveniently located off exit 2 of Interstate 90 (MA Turnpike). With 60 stores including men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, and shoes, Lee Premium Outlets includes Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, J. Crew Factory Store, Lindt Chocolate, Nautica, Michael Kors, Aeropostale, PacSun, The Cosmetics Company Store  and Under Armour, just to name a few. At the scenic gateway to The Berkshires, the region features mountains, lakes, shopping and small town New England charm.

We will be visiting the Lee Premium Outlets from 4:00PM - 5:30PM

  • Tour Date: May 23, 2020
  • Destination: Salem, MA
  • Cost: $65. Per Person

Salem, MA

Quaint shops, fine restaurants, a multitude of attractions, live music and great nightlife make Salem a vibrant city with a cool urban feel. Salem is experiencing an incredible resurgence, new retail stores and restaurants are opening every month, attracting more year-round residents.

Salem is known worldwide as a historical and cultural tourist destination, and is the heart of the tourist community in the region north of Boston. There’s always something happening in Salem. Whether it’s a festival at the Willows, music at the farmers market on Derby Square, the annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade, or fireworks over Salem Harbor, it is easy to enjoy Salem. Salem is also known as the restaurant destination north of Boston, and celebrates its culinary attraction during the spring and fall restaurant weeks.

And, of course, Salem is the only city in the world that celebrates five seasons each year – winter, spring, summer, fall, and Haunted Happenings in October!

Today, as you walk the streets of Salem, you can see the best of four centuries of architecture contained within the one-mile-wide center of historic Salem. From the 1668 House of the Seven Gables, to the grand mansions of Chestnut Street, to the charming Victorian cottages near the Salem Common, the city of Salem has a wealth of architectural treasures.

Salem has a culturally diverse population, a rich maritime heritage, and amazing stories that span almost four centuries. During your visit, stop by at The National Park Service Regional Visitor Center or the Salem Maritime National Historic Site on the Salem Waterfront. It’s time to discover the magic of Salem!

  • Tour Date: May 30, 2020
  • Destination: Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY
  • Cost: To Be Determined

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - May 30, 2020

Game time to be determined

  • Tour Date: May 31, 2020
  • Destination: Uncle Sam Boat Tours, 45 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY
  • Cost: $115. Adult / $100. Senior / $95. Child

1000 Islands

The 1000 Islands (pronounced “Thousand Islands,” not “One Thousand Islands”) is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (USA) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.

Uncle Sam Boat Tours Two Nation Tour takes you on a 22-mile journey through what is considered the heart of the Thousand Islands and into American and Canadian waters. This scenic trip gives you the best view of this truly unique geographical area shared by two nations and you don’t even need a passport!

Professional, live, tour guides provide a lively narrative as you cruise through the narrow channels, over historic sunken wrecks, and by magnificent summer homes of the rich and famous. They provide you with local historical facts and folk lore as well as information about the area’s geology, environment, and native wildlife.

As you cruise on the emerald green waters of the mighty St. Lawrence River, you see international ships from all over the world either heading upriver to ports ringing the Great Lakes or heading downriver to the ocean and ports in distant lands. You also see many pleasure boats, from kayaks cruising along the shoreline to high-performance powerboats criss-crossing the main shipping channel. Your tour guide even points out the exact location of the international boundary line between the U.S. and Canada, so be ready to look!

At the end of the cruise, there is the option to disembark at Heart Island to enjoy a self-guided tour of Boldt Castle at an additional admission fee. (Option available when Boldt Castle is open.)

  • Tour Date: June 06, 2020
  • Destination: Yankee Stadium, 1 E 161 St, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $140. Per Person

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays - June 6, 2020

Game time to be determined

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