Away for the Day

Refunds, less $15.00 per person, will be given only if a trip is sold out and ticket or reservation can be resold. This does not apply to overnight trips. Buses leave promptly at indicated time. Itineraries and times are subject to change due to unforeseen or extenuating circumstances.

Please note: Buses depart from several different locations.


PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW –RIVIERA HOLIDAY FEE: $91
Sunday, March 1

No other region of the world evokes such powerful and seductive images of paradise. Jaw-dropping coastlines, mountainous green islands and never-ending blooms await in the everlasting sunshine of the Riviera. Inspired by the world’s exotic Mediterranean gardens, the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show invites you to embrace your inner romantic and explore the allure and extraordinary plant palette of some of the world’s most captivating coastal regionsBus departs Midland Park H.S. at 7:30 a.m. and returns approximately 6:00 p.m.

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY                    FEE: $106
Lunch at Volare’s Restaurant
Thursday, April 23

The museum, celebrating its 150th year, offers excellent hourly tours. Our tickets include the IMAX show and two blockbusters: Dark Matter, the first new planetarium show since 2009, celebrates the unknown. “We’re pulling out all the stops, creating a visual and intellectual spectacle.” Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium. T. rex: The Ultimate Predator  special exhibit reveals the amazing story of the iconic dinosaur through stunning life-sized models, fossils, and casts. Lunch at Volare’s Restaurant in Rutherford 11AM.

Choice of entree: Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Rollatini, Sole Francaise. Please indicate your meal selec- tion upon registration. Tour led by Paul Boddy.  Bus departs MacFarran Field Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. and returns approx. 7:00 p.m.

 

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART                                                     FEE: $98
Lunch at Volare’s Restaurant Thursday, April 23

MoMA has reopened after a $450 million redesign, featuring 40,000 feet of new galleries and an innovative way of showcasing art. The galleries boldly present artwork from different eras side by side,

combining contemporary works with masterpieces by Dali, Cezzane, Monet, and Van Gogh. Lunch at Volare’s Restaurant in Rutherford, NJ at 11 AM.

Choice of entree: Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Rollatini, Sole Francaise. Please indicate your meal selection upon registration. Tour led by Paul Boddy.  Bus departs MacFarran Field Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. and returns approx. 7:00 p.m.

TRIBUTE TO DOLLY PARTON & KENNY ROGERS        FEE: $99
VILLA ROMA RESORT

Monday, May 4

Enjoy this tribute to the Queen and King of modern Country Music-Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, as Becca Bongiomo and Tim Sells delight you in their realistic looks and sounds that delight audiences all over the U.S. Take a ride to the beautiful Villa Roma Resort, located in the heart of the Catskills and have a day of fun. It’s a show you are going to remember! Enjoy a delicious lunch before the show.

Please indicate your selection upon registration: Roast Loin of Pork, Chicken Parmigiana over Linguini or Flounder Francaise.

Bus departs Faith Reformed Church, 95 Prospect St, MP at 8:45 a.m. and returns approximately 5:00 p.m.

STUNNING STATEN ISLAND  FEE: $92
Lunch at Pier 76
Thursday, May 7

We’ll take a narrated ride on the Staten Island Ferry featuring views of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and even Bayonne. At the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, we’ll see the John Noble Maritime Art Collection and learn about the nautical history of New York. At Snug Harbor, we’ll also find tranquility on a guided tour of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden. The largest such garden in the US was created in 1989 by a team of 40 Chinese artisans. We’ll have pizza lunch at Pier 76, which stands out in the borough where 35% of the population is of Italian origin. Tour led by Paul Boddy.  Bus departs MacFarran Field Parking Lot at 9:00 a.m. and returns approx. 7:00 p.m

GREAT FALLS OF THE PASSAIC NATIONAL PARK,     FEE: $92
PATERSON MUSEUM

Lunch at Brownstone Restaurant
Thursday, May 14

We’ll see the falls from a new overlook and hear a ranger tell how Alexander Hamilton founded the first planned industrial city. The falls powered dozens of mills that made Paterson a leader in the Industrial Revolution and still provide 25% of the city’s energy. The surprisingly cool Paterson Museum exhibits revolutionary technologies of the 1800’s when Paterson was the manufacturing capital of the US. On this guided tour, we’ll learn about the men who made the first modern submarine, perfected the revolver, and transformed the silk industry. We’ll eat a delicious family style lunch with entrees of Sirloin and Chicken at the landmark Brownstone Restaurant, at 11:00 AM. Tour led by Paul Boddy. Bus departs MacFarran Field Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. and returns approx. 6:00 p.m

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL AT PEDDLERS VILLAGE       FEE: $56
Saturday, May 16

Back by popular demand! Come and have fun at the annual Strawberry Festival located in picturesque Peddlers Village. Browse amongst the booths of over 70 exceptional craftspeople from all over the region. Enjoy a variety of strawberry treats including chocolate dipped strawberries, assorted pastries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam, strawberry fritters and much more!  Bus departs Midland Park H.S. at 8:15 a.m. and returns approximately 5:30 p.m.

THE “NEW” EMPIRE STATE BUILDING,    FEE: $95
EATALY AND THE HIGH LINE
Tuesday, May 19

Experience the “New Empire State Building.” After a 165 million dollar renovation we enjoy the restored magnificent lobby, the renovated museum with amazing exhibits where we will learn about the construc- tion and history of this architectural masterpiece. We continue on our tour to the 86th floor observation deck where we experience a 360 degree view of NYC and beyond with floor to ceiling windows. Then it’s time for lunch at Eataly, a vibrant Italian Marketplace which has an outstanding array of cafes, restau- rants, bars and shopping and unique kitchen products for sale. After a delicious lunch (on your own) we walk off those calories by taking a self-guided walk on the High Line where we will see breath-taking views of NYC, sculptures and gardens. A special NYC adventure! Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a considerable amount of walking. Trip led by Melinda Scarso.  Bus departs from the Faith Reformed Church, 95 Prospect St, MP promptly at 9:00 a.m. and returns approximately 6:00 p.m.

GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE, HAMILTON TWP, NJ -    FEE: $129
LUNCH AT RATS RESTAURANT

Thursday, May 21

Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum which opened to the public in 1992, and has become a premier New Jersey cultural destination. Founded by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson II, the venue presents and conserves an exceptional collection of contemporary sculpture, and provides rotating exhibitions in six indoor galleries with works by Seward Johnson and other artists. Rat’s Restaurant is located on the grounds, and was conceptually designed by Johnson with an Im- pressionist Claude Monet-styled atmosphere. The scenery surrounding the restaurant features Johnson’s own impressionist-inspired sculptures, including a bridge over a lily pond which is an homage to Monet’s painting Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge (1897-1899). The restaurant is named after the character “Rat- ty” from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows which is one of Seward Johnson’s favorite books. Please indicate your meal selection upon registration: Seared Salmon or Lancaster Chicken. Tour led by Paul Boddy.Bus departs MacFarran Field Parking Lot at 9:00 a.m. and returns approx. 7:00 p.m.

ESSEX STEAM TRAIN & RIVERBOAT CRUISE      FEE: $119
Brunch At Griswold Inn Sunday, June 7

Depart for Essex, Connecticut and start your day with an all you can eat brunch buffet, The Hunt Break- fast, at one of New England’s truly original country inns, The Griswold Inn. A dining convention started by the British when they occupied The Griswold Inn during the War of 1812, Hunt Breakfast remains a popular tradition today. After our hearty brunch depart for the historic 1892 Essex Station, where you’ll board vintage rail cars pulled by an authentic steam locomotive. The train meanders through the scenic country side to Deep River Landing, where you’re escorted onto the Becky Thatcher Riverboat. Aboard Becky’s 1-1/4 hour cruise along the Connecticut River, you’ll delight in breathtaking scenery and view historic landmarks such as Gillette Castle and Goodspeed Opera House. When Becky returns to Deep River Landing, the steam train welcomes you for the return trip to Essex Station.  Bus departs Midland Park H.S. at 8 a.m. and returns

STATUE OF LIBERTY - ELLIS ISLAND         FEE: $85
Monday, June 8

Starting from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, we’ll take ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Ellis Island: from 1892 to 1954, 12 million immigrants passed through the main building, now the Museum of Immigration. We’ll take a 45 minute ranger-guided highlights tour. Statue of Liberty: we’ll tour the spectacular new Statue of Liberty Museum, featuring an immersive theater, interactive displays, and the original torch. Includes boxed sandwich, chips and drink. Tour led by Paul BoddyBus departs MacFarran Field Parking Lot at 8:30 a.m. and returns approx. 6:00 p.m

THE VESSEL & GULLIVER’S GATE        FEE: $116
LUNCH AT CARMINE’S TIME SQUARE
Monday, June 15

The Vessel, the centerpiece of Hudson Yards, North America’s largest private development, presents a unique interactive experience. The more athletic may climb 154 connected flights of stairs. Less ambitious can ride the elevator. A guide will talk about Hudson Yards and lead a three block stroll on the adjacent High Line. The size of a city block, Gulliver’s Gate, on 44th St., with advanced technology playfully interprets the world in miniature, inspired by the places we live, work, play, and dream about. A set of 1,000 trains connects every detailed wonder of the globe. We’ll enjoy a Southern Italian family style lunch at Carmine’s Times Square, located next door to Gulliver’s Gate. Tour led by Paul Boddy.  Bus departs MacFarran Field Parking Lot at 8:30 a.m. and returns approx. 6:00 p.m

CLINTON-A PICTURE PERFECT NORMAN ROCKWELL TREASURE                                          FEE: $99
Thursday, June 18

Today we visit the Western New Jersey Town of Clinton (voted one of the best small towns in America by Architectural Digest) where we will experience historic architectural treasures, fine art, great food and quaint main streets with unique shopping opportunities. Our first stop will be The Red Mill Museum Village, the most photographed building in New Jersey and discover Hunterdon County’s 18th and 19th industrial and agricultural past. Then it’s off to lunch at the beautiful Clinton Inn established in 1743.

Here we partake in an elegant dining experience. The menu includes, salad and 3 main entree choices: 2- 3oz fillet medallions, grilled salmon or chicken breast, all served with vegetables and either rice or potatoes (please indicate meal choice when registering). Vegetarian option is served on request. We complete our delicious meal with cheesecake topped with berries and coffee. After lunch we will have our choice of activities: a visit to an award--winning art gallery and/or a stroll down Main Street for some unique shopping. Bring your camera. There are so many picture-taking moments to be captured! Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Trip led by Melinda Scarso.  Bus departs from the Faith Reformed Church, 95 Prospect Street, MP promptly at 9:00 a.m. and returns approximately 6:00 p.m.


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HUNDER OVER the BOARDWALK & TROPICANA CASINO   FEE: $71
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Wednesday, August 26

One of the largest air shows in North America (11:30 am - 3:30 pm) features flybys as high as 15,000 feet and as low as 50 feet, the Thunderbirds, Blue Angels, and Golden Knights star (subject to change). Divide your time between the beach, boardwalk, and casino as you wish. Tropicana Casino package is at least $10 in slot play. Food on own. Tour led by Paul Boddy.  Bus departs MacFarran Field Parking Lot at 8:00 a.m. and returns approx. 7:00 p.m



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