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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 a recent 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 --

 

 

Trips and Events for May and beyond -- by Bill Blaufuss, Trips & Events Committee Chairman

Before I comment on the actual events, please know:

--all of our events are open to spouses and significant others, and non-members of Y’s Men, space provided.

--these events are a superb way of meeting other Y’s Men members, all of whom (trust me) are very interesting people!

But a reminder: When the event is a paid-for-in-advance event, and you have signed-up and paid for it, in the event you should later have to cancel, T&E will first advise anyone who is on a wait-list.  They will then pay you.  But, keep in mind it is ultimately your responsibility to find someone else to take your place and to reimburse you.

 

Come on out and join us!

 

Fasten your Seatbelts, there’s a lot going on.

Here’s what’s happening and what you need to do to partake.  Please note that we are planning an active Trips and Events program throughout the Summer.

 

MAY

 

5/7 Mon. – we will visit the FDR  Museum & Home and the FDR Library, Hyde Park, NY . 

The FDR Museum Tour is at 10:30 am and will be a guided tour - $20. Entrance to the library is $6 additional. All payable at the door. Lunch locally on own. We will car pool from Merritt exit 41 departing at 8:30.  RSVP at T&E Desk by 5/3 or Seth Kaye

 

5/12 Sat. – we will tour the Buckhorn Sculpture Garden Park,  an exhibition on private grounds in Pound Ridge, NY.

There is no fee for entry but we require a $25 per party deposit in advance, refundable unless you no-show.  Carpool from Merritt x41, 8:30 am.  Notice: Much walking is involved when touring these grounds.  Lunch is not organized lunch but on your own at numerous locations in area e.g. Grace Farm, New Canaan – coffee shop, and restaurants in Pound Ridge. RSVP at and Pay at T&E Desk or John Weiss

 

5/14 Mon. 10:40 a.m. – NBC Universal Studio Tour – 30 Rock, NYC.

This is reputably a great tour.  RSVP & Pay-in-Adv. $35 by Thursday 5/10.  Minimum 14 persons. Nestor Sawicki 

 

5/15 Tues, 6 pm. – Our monthly dinner at the Boathouse, Riverside Ave., Wspt. –

With superb cuisine and an outdoor patio on a gorgeous riverfront setting, this is the perfect way to celebrate the end of our 2017/18 meeting year.  Price is $45 pp tax and tip included, spirits and wine additional.  Please sign up & remit at T&E Desk or contact Jeff Hare 

 

5/16 Wed. 10 a.m. -- Spring Golf Outing –Longshore GC

$60 -- sign up by 5/14 at T&E Desk or Dick Hagan at /203-650-2317 NLT Mon 5/14.

 

5/20 Sun. – “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” -- Downtown Cabaret –

BYO Dinner and Beverage to enjoy this performance and a convivial repast with Y’s Men friends. These cabaret events are always Y's Men Sell-outs.  Such enjoyable evenings!  RSVP & pay $26 pp in advance at T&E Desk or contact Jeff Hare 

 

5/22 Tues. -- we will be touring “The Cloisters" Museum in upper Manhattan

We will car pool from Exit 41 at 9:30 for an 11:30 am tour.  Admission of $25 entitles you to a guided tour if you wish. RSVP & pay $25 pp in advance NLT 5/10 at T&E Desk or contact Nestor Sawicki 

 

JUNE



6/12 Tuesday --  New Haven Museum

Event Organizer: Nestor Sawicki


6/26 Tuesday -- Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden guided tours. NYC.

$35.00 per person payable in advance.  RSVP and Pay at T&E Desk or contact Event Organizer Nestor Sawicki at

 

6/28 Thursday  --  Wolf Conservation Center visit.

This is a visit to the wolf preserve in Westchester County that was the subject of a presentation to Y's Men in may.  Price is $20 per person.  RSVP and Pay in Advance at the T&E Desk.  We will car pool from westport in order to arrive at the destination for our scheduled 10 am tour.  Organizer: Al Landis

 

JULY


7/12 Thursday -- Statue of 7/12 Thursday -- Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

RSVP at T&E Desk or contact Evebt Organizer Bob Mitchell



AUGUST


8/1 Wednesday -- Yankees/Baltimore baseball game

$112.50 per ticket.  Event sold-out.  Organizer: Dave Benjamin



NOVEMBER


11/3 Saturday -- West Point Football

Army vs. the Air Force Academy football game. $69.00. Event sold out.  Organizeer; Roy McKay

 

For further information, please contact the organizer.

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