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TRIPS and EVENTS

The Trips and Events Committee organizes and presents numerous and varied outings for the pleasure of club members.

Examples are monthly dinners at area restaurants, visits to area museums, art galleries, estates and gardens, sporting events, theatre and entertainment events, industrial tours, excursions. Occasionally we'll charter a bus for a trip of 2 or 3 days duration - a trip to Gettysburg is an example.

Please check this site often as events are posted for the current and following month and are updated with any changes.

The members of Trips and Events the committee are a spirited group that enjoys preparing these social events.  If you have any ideas, suggestions, or contacts at certain venues, please contact me, Bill Blaufuss at , or contact Seth Kaye () or Jeff Hare () who are vice chairs of the committee.

Remember: Spouses and significant others are most welcome at all T&E events. 

Non-Y's Men friends are also welcome, space permitting.

Come out and enjoy an event with us!

 

Bill Blaufuss, Chairman

203-856-2004 --

 

 

         Y's MEN - TRIPS & EVENTS - SEPTEMBER '19
         
P   R  O   P   O   S   E   D         T   R    I   P       T O         W   A   S   H   I   N   G   T   O   N .   D   C       M   U   S   E   U   M   S
Trips and Events is working on a trip to Washington, DC to visit museums.   Date TBD but anticipated for late Fall (10/28-30) or Winter (Jan/Feb)
TIMING: objective is to go in low-season when city is not inundated with school groups. If we go in winter, reservations must be cancellable for weather
TRANSPORTATION: via Amtrak - members to make own reservations.   HOTEL: YM will select hotel & arrange a Group Rate; members reserve directly
MUSEUMS: There are so many! Members will arrange museum visits on own. 
Anticipated that many will want to go to certain museums. Pre-travel meeting will be held so members can coordinate visits.
RECOMMENDED: Get AAA's Washington, DC Travel Guide. Free to AAA members. AAA is next to Hawley Lane on Rt. 1 in Norwalk
         
S E P T E M B E R
         
9/11 – Weds. Kaman Aerospace / Helicopter mfr -- Bloomfield CT. Tour from 1 - 3 pm.   MUST SIGN UP 9/5 [Dirnberger]
         
9/25 – Weds. Winery Tour – North Fork, L.I. – take B’port Ferry to Pt. Jeff, winery’s van to winery. Price $129, includes lunch [Shrage]
  MUST SIGN-UP BY 9/12      
         
9/24 – Tues. DINNER – Aurora, Fairfield -- $35 pp TTI, alcohol add’l – capacity 35 guests   [Hare]
  RSVP and pay by Thurs., 9/19      
     
O  C  T  O  B  E  R
         
10/2 – Weds. Governor’s Island – NYC Harbor    take MetroNorth, subway and ferry. Event conducted by Bob Mitchell [Mitchell]
         
10/14 – Mon. Beardsley Zoo – guided tour by Greg Dancho, Director   [Landis]
         
10/21 – Mon. - 6 pm DINNER –Pontos (Greek), Norwalk -- $32 pp TTI, alcohol add’l   [McKinney / Loselle]
         
Date to be announced MUSEUM – The Burt Chernow Galleries, Housatonic Museum of Art - Housatonic Community College – docent led tour [Dirnberger]
  Home to one of the premier college art collections in the US, HMA offers works spanning art history from ancient to contemporary. 
  http://www2.housatonic.edu/artmuseum/about/index.asp    
         
N   O   V   E   M   B   E   R
         
11/6– Weds. TBC A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (“Auschwitz”) Exhibition – Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, NYC [Mitchell]
  This event is a follow-on pertinent to the 9/19 presentation to YM by Al Moskin. We will train and subway in.  
         
11/13 – Weds. TBC Tour & Lunch at Culinary Institute of America [$85-105 pp]   -- bus, tour, and lunch   [Loselle]
         
For further information, please contact event organizer
Checks only, payable to "Y's Men". Write the Event in the Memo section. Y's Men of Westport/Weston, P. O. Box 167, Westport, CT 06881-0167
Spouses and significant others always welcome!       Non-YM friends welcome space permitting. Inquire.

   OTHER "STUFF" GOING ON IN THE AREA

in addition to the above events organzed and conducted by Y's Men,

here for your convenience  are links to other entertainment venues in our area

Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Community Theatre

Music Theatre of Connecticut

Long Wharf Theatre

Yale Repertory Theatre

Goodspeed Opera House

Downtown Cabaret Theatre

Westchester Broadway Theatre

Quick Center of Performing Arts

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Westport Arts Center

Music at Pequot Library

Voices Café at Unitarian Church

The Arts at St. Matthews

Yale Symphony Orchestra

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Greater Bridgeport Symphony

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

 

SOME CURRENT OFFERINGS OF THESE VENUES ARE SHOWN BELOW.

 

BECAUSE IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR US TO UPDATE THIS LIST COMPREHENSIVELY,

PLEASE CONTACT THE VENUES DIRECTLY

Westport Country Playhouse
25 Powers Court, Westport
203 227 4177
westportplayhouse.org

Westport Community Theatre
Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport
203 226 1983
westportcommunitytheatre.com

Music Theatre of Connecticut
509 Westport Avenue, Norwalk
203 454 3883
musictheatreofct.com

Long Wharf Theatre
222 Sargent Drive, New Haven
203 787 4282
longwharf.org

Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street, New Haven
203 432 1234
yalerep.org

 

Goodspeed Opera House
6 Main Street, East Haddam
860 873 8668
goodspeed.org

Downtown Cabaret Theatre
203 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport
203 576 1636
dtcab.com

  Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NJ
888 326 1119
BroadwayTheatre.com

Quick Center of Performing Arts
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield
203 254 4010
quickcenter.com

 

The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT
203 438 5795
RidgefieldPlayhouse.org

The Ridgefield Playhouse has a similar schedule of Metropolitan Opera in HD and National Theatre of London in HD. Please check their website.

 

Both The Quick Center and the Ridgefield Playhouse offer an array of other entertainment. Please check their websites.

 

Westport Arts Center
51 Riverside Avenue, Westport
203 222 7070
westportsartscenter.org

 

Music at Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue, Southport
259 0346 ext. 15

 

Voices Café
Unitarian Church in Westport
10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport
uuwestport.org (you can buy tickets online)

 

The Arts at St. Matthews
St. Mathews Episcopal Church
36 New Canaan Road, Wilton
stmatthewswilton.org (you can buy tickets online) also artsatstmatthews.org

 

Yale Symphony Orchestra
Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street, New Haven
Box Office 203 432 4158
yso.commons.yale.edu (you can buy tickets online)

 

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
203 865 0831
newhavensymphony.org (you can buy ticket online)

 

Greater Bridgeport Symphony
Klein Memorial Auditorium
910 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT
203 576 0263
gbs.org (you can buy tickets online)

 

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Norwalk Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall
125 East Avenue, Norwalk
norwalksymphony.org