We start our day with an artist-led tour at the spectacular home and studio of photographer, Paul Grand. Following a professional career in private industry, this master of abstraction began an odyssey in photography, creating images that focus on rich color, jarring contrasts and architectural renderings
Join us as we return to the incomparable 250-acre New York Botanical Gardens for Georgia O’Keefe: Visions of Hawaii, a major exhibition exploring the artist’s immersion in the Hawaiian Islands in 1939.
Our trip takes us one hour north of New York City to the lower Hudson Valley’s town of Cornwall to see one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center. Modern three-dimensional works of art are placed directly in the landscape.
By popular demand, Joe will be back to escort us through the “Fourth Largest City in the USA.” Our trip will take us to several old, diverse Brooklyn neighborhoods including Sunset Park with its harbor view and stone houses, Chinatown, Hassidic Borough Park and Italian Bensonhurst.
We will begin our day by touring Mill Fleurs, a 1742 gristmill on the Tohickon Creek. Beautifully designed gardens are set into massive rock outcroppings and steep woodland slopes that feature magnificent collections of hosta, rhododendron, hellebore and a wide variety of ferns.
Our popular guide, Joe Svehlak, will lead a walking/bus tour (depending on weather and traffic) of America’s largest African-American community, taking in historic landmark districts, fine churches, streets of lovely row homes and others of stately homes.
Join us on a journey to beautiful Long Island to see how the other half lived. We’ll begin with a visit to Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919.