The Hudson Valley beckons us to experience the best it has to offer We will visit Dia:Beacon, where in the wonderful natural light of this museum, docents will guide us through the vast range of works by some of the most significant artists of the last half century.
How Brooklyn began and developed is an exciting social history and a feast for the eyes. Experience several 19th century neighborhoods with wonderful row houses, mansions and churches in a variety of styles.
The New York Historical Society welcomes us to a very interesting docent-led tour of 300 years of the craft and art of the tattoo in New York City. From Native Americans to sailors in colonial New York to the 30-year ban on tattooing in the 20th century, we will experience where history and pop culture converge.
We’ll start the day with a visit to one of Brooklyn’s most picturesque attractions, the 52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden. We’ll enter the gardens through the spectacular new visitor’s center, then enjoy a relaxing 90-minute guided stroll through the formal and informal gardens.
Ladew Topiary Gardens were established in the 1930’s by huntsman Harvey S. Ladew (1887-1976), who in 1929 had bought a 250 acre farm to build his estate. The grounds contain 15 garden rooms, each devoted to a single color, plant or theme. The garden is particularly noted for its topiary, which was strongly influenced by Ladew’s extensive travel in England.
For over a century Carnegie Hall has drawn the world’s greatest artists to its stages. Gustav Mahler, Vladimir Horowitz, Liza Minnelli, Paul Robeson, Bob Dylan have all made their mark there. Join us for a tour of this legendary concert hall.
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.