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Today we visit several places that make NYC a world capital of food, art and culture. Our first stop is a private highlights tour of The New York Historical Society. We will be surrounded by diverse exhibits showcasing the story of New York City's rise from a remote outpost to a world class city. Collections include magnificent Tiffany lamps, original Audubon Watercolors, unique archaeological finds, spectacular sculptures, 9/11 exhibits and over 6,200 historical photographs. We will have additional time to explore exhibits and watch a short theatrical media film entitled "The New York Story." Then its off to Chelsea Market (the former home of The National Biscuit Company) which is now an urban food court and Artists/Flea Market where 35 vendors provide international foods and unique gift items. Lastly we will walk the Highline which is a public park created from an historic freight rail line elevated high above the streets. The views of NYC are amazing!  Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour led by Melinda Scarso.   

Tuition: $79.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 04/19/18

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM; starting 4/19/2018, ending 4/19/2018

Location : Midland Park Continuing Ed. Location : 
  Midland Park Continuing Ed..

Room :  Faith Reformed Church 95 Prospect St. MP

Instructor : Midland Park Continuing Ed. 



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The Barnes Foundation was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, with extensive works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine, and Giorgio de Chirico, as well as American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin, and Maurice Prendergast.  It also holds a variety of African sculpture, American paintings and decorative arts, antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia, and Native American ceramics, jewelry, and textiles. Time to explore on own nearby Rodin Museum which contains the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin's works outside Pari, local historic buildings, outdoor art, and restaurants. Lunch on own.

Tuition: $84.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 03/10/18

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 8:15 AM - 7:00 PM; starting 3/10/2018, ending 3/10/2018

Location : Ramsey High School Location : 
  Ramsey High School.

Room :  Main St. Parking Lot

Instructor : Stage Right Tours 



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This is a walking tour and will start on the NYC side of the Brooklyn Bridge. We’ll walk across one of New York’s (possibly the world’s) most iconic bridge and learn the amazing story behind this world-famous landmark. This is a great opportunity to take spectacular photos with great views of the Manhattan skyline. The tour continues on to the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) area, one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The tour will stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included in tour price) or bring your own. After lunch, the tour will continue along Brooklyn Park Promenade taking in unparalleled views of the lower Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor. Time permitting tour will include some of the streets and homes of the historic Brooklyn Heights area. Tour will conclude with a short ferry ride (fare included in tour) back to the Wall Street area for a return trip to NJ. Mario Medici, licensed NYC Tour Guide, will lead the tour and provide commentary where appropriate.  This is a walking tour requiring a 3-4 mile walk; wear comfortable shoes.    

Tuition: $98.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 05/01/18

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM; starting 5/1/2018, ending 5/1/2018

Location : MacFarren Field Location : 
  MacFarren Field.

Room :  Parking Lot

Instructor : Mario Medici 



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We'll chug past quaint towns and sail through the valley named by Nature Conservancy as one of the top 40 places on earth worth seeing.  Essex Steam Train & Riverboat’s 2½-hour journey begins at the historic 1892 Essex Station for a 12-mile, narrated round-trip into the heart of the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley.  Our guide will tell stories behind the Gillette Castle, Goodspeed Opera House, coves, inlets, and islets.  Lunch (with tip) at historic Griswold Inn included. Select entree choice with registration:  pan seared breast of chicken or baked fillet of cod.

Tuition: $109.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 06/26/18

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 8:45 AM - 7:00 PM; starting 6/26/2018, ending 6/26/2018

Location : Ramsey High School Location : 
  Ramsey High School.

Room :  Main St. Parking Lot

Instructor : Stage Right Tours 



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The Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.  A truly breathtaking sight! We'll see spring blossoms on 1,000 glorious acres, including the recently renovated main fountain garden. “The wow factor of the fountains is unsurpassed, but perhaps the most surprising result of Longwood’s thoughtful $90 million restoration is the creation of some delightful new spaces where you can relax, reflect, and explore."  Sharon H. Silverman, The Hunt.  Walking tour; wear comfortable shoes. Included: Guided overview tour and a $15 dining card to purchase a meal in the Terrace Cafe, which offers a variety of specialty wraps, sandwiches and other delicious goodies.  

Tuition: $95.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 05/19/18

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/19/2018, ending 5/19/2018

Location : Eric Smith School Location : 
  Eric Smith School.

Room :  Parking Lot

Instructor : Stage Right Tours 

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FONTHILL Castle, built between 1908-1912 in Doylestown PA, is the home of Henry Chapman Mercer, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Ceramist, Scholar and Antiquarian.  Mercer built Fonthill as his home and showplace for his famed Moravian collection of decorative hand-crafted tiles and prints with an eclectic mix of Medieval Gothic and Byzantine architectural styles. We’ll take a guided tour of this authentic and unique castle and a tour of The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, which is right next door.  Afterwards, we’’ll drive to the charming and quaint towns of New Hope, PA .  New Hope is a small town with a big city feel.  Take a stroll down Main Street and browse through the town’s collection of unique shops, boutiques and restaurants (lunch on your own).  Head across the walking bridge to nearby Lambertville, NJ and stop by Antiques Center at the People’s Store, an antique mall dating back to 1839, which offers specialty items from 50 dealers and artists including jewelry, furniture, silver, vintage clothing, books and more.  

Tuition: $75.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 06/09/18

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM; starting 6/9/2018, ending 6/9/2018

Location : Midland Park Continuing Ed. Location : 
  Midland Park Continuing Ed..

Room :  Faith Reformed Church 95 Prospect St. MP

Instructor : Midland Park Continuing Ed. 



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Exhibits tell the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and monumental and authentic artifacts. The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations.  Lunch on own first at Le District, the new French food hall at the World Financial Center that offers an impressive variety of quality venues to indulge in. This massive food hall, called the "French answer to Eataly", has upscale restaurants, markets & stations for prepared foods.  Walking tour; wear comfortable shoes. 

Tuition: $81.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 04/29/18

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM; starting 4/29/2018, ending 4/29/2018

Location : Ramsey High School Location : 
  Ramsey High School.

Room :  Main St. Parking Lot

Instructor : Stage Right Tours 



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Today we tour two of New Jersey's outstanding art museums. Our first stop is The Montclair Art Museum founded in 1914 where we will be given a private highlights tour which includes their American Art and Native American Collections. We will see works from the famed Hudson River School in addition to contemporary works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. We will have additional time to explore exhibits on our own. Next we travel to the Iron Bound Section of Newark where we are treated to a delicious family-style lunch at the Spanish Manor (Zagat Survey Winner). Lunch includes: Sangria, soda, seafood, chicken, beef, Spanish sausage, rice, potatoes, salad, vegetable, dessert/coffee/tea. Afterwards we visit the Newark Art Museum for a private tour of their extensive collections including American Folk Art and Impressionism to Latin American and African paintings and sculpture. We will also have an opportunity to explore the Ballantine House: A National Historic Landmark. This original mansion was the home of the wealthy founders of the Newark Ballantine Beer Company. It features 8 period rooms and six thematic art galleries. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour led by Melinda Scarso.  

Tuition: $119.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 05/10/18

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM; starting 5/10/2018, ending 5/10/2018

Location : Midland Park Continuing Ed. Location : 
  Midland Park Continuing Ed..

Room :  Faith Reformed Church 95 Prospect St. MP

Instructor : Midland Park Continuing Ed. 



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After orientation at the Global Welcome Center, we'll rocket to the 102nd floor of the hemisphere's tallest building. We'll later take a short walking tour of the amazing World Trade Transportation Hub, historic St. Paul's Chapel, and the 9/11 Memorial. Lunch on own first, at Le District, the new French food hall at the World Financial Center that offers an impressive variety of quality venues. Walking tour; wear comfortable shoes.

Tuition: $86.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 04/29/18

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM; starting 4/29/2018, ending 4/29/2018

Location : Ramsey High School Location : 
  Ramsey High School.

Room :  Main St. Parking Lot

Instructor : Stage Right Tours 



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The 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show will aim to make a splash. The theme for the show is "Wonders of Water", a topic designed to offer equal parts inspiration and conservation. The show celebrates beauty and life sustaining interplay of horticulture and water. Leading designers create jungles, forests, and deserts, showcasing astounding plants that thrive in each environment. The "must experience" showcase dates back to 1829. Enjoy Reading Terminal Market for lunch on own.  

Tuition: $83.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 03/10/18

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 8:15 AM - 7:00 PM; starting 3/10/2018, ending 3/10/2018

Location : Ramsey High School Location : 
  Ramsey High School.

Room :  Main St. Parking Lot

Instructor : Stage Right Tours 



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Monuments to some of the Nation’s greatest statesmen, composers, authors, military leaders, performers, scientists, educators and business leaders are in The Bronx. First stop is a visit to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans where almost 100 of them are enshrined with busts by renowned sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Daniel Chester French, Anna Hyatt Huntington and others. We’ll stop for a delicious lunch at Emilia’s Restaurant in Bronx’s vibrant little Italy (included).  Next we’ll take a guided tour of Woodlawn Cemetery, established in 1863, and final resting place for some of America’s most famous names from the fields of entertainment, art, literature and industry.  See monuments to luminaries Admiral David Farragut, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, F.W. Woolworth and others in this beautifully landscaped 400 acre park-like cemetery.  Tour led by Lloyd Ultan, Bronx Borough Historian, author and lecturer. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 05/17/18

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM; starting 5/17/2018, ending 5/17/2018

Location : Midland Park Continuing Ed. Location : 
  Midland Park Continuing Ed..

Room :  Faith Reformed Church 95 Prospect St. MP

Instructor : Midland Park Continuing Ed. 

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At the beautiful Jersey shore we'll enjoy the fruits of the sea buffet lunch at the historic Breakers hotel. After strolling the Spring Lake boardwalk and we'll enjoy a guided bus tour from Sea Girt, with its historic light house, to Long Branch, where seven US presidents vacationed. We’ll learn of the sinking of the Morro Castle and the rise of Bruce Springsteen. We’ll shop on Spring Lake’s Third Ave., featuring art galleries and Irish boutiques and stop at the legendary Asbury Park Boardwalk.  Lunch included.

Tuition: $94.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 06/12/18

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM; starting 6/12/2018, ending 6/12/2018

Location : MacFarren Field Location : 
  MacFarren Field.

Room :  Parking Lot

Instructor : Stage Right Tours 



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