SPLENDOR IN THE VALLEY: UNION CHURCH AND KYKUIT
Union Church of Pocantico Hills looks modest from the outside, but inside its splendor is revealed: Light flows through nine stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall and the beautiful rose window designed by Henri Matisse, his last work of art. All were commissioned by the Rockefellers to honor various members of their family. We’ll start with a guided tour of Union Church, then we’ll enjoy lunch at an Italian restaurant on the bank of the Hudson River. In the afternoon, we’ll take a guided tour of the magnificent house and gardens of Kykuit, which was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. We’ll hear their stories as we go through the mansion’s finely furnished first-floor rooms; in the terraced garden we’ll view spring blooms amid Nelson A. Rockefeller’s collection of 20th century sculpture. Wear sturdy shoes as the tour will include considerable walking, sometimes on uneven ground.
Cost includes transportation, guided tours, lunch, snack and gratuities.
556 – $156
7:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 7:15 a.m.