Trips

    Thursday, October 19th- Long Trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC or New York City on your Own

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

    Join us for this exciting day trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met Fifth Avenue) in New York City!  The Met Fifth Avenue represents over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods. Since the Museum opened its doors to the public at its current location in Central Park in 1880, its footprint has expanded to cover more than two million square feet.

    Today, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and exhibits revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures.  The numerous art collections on display include Modern, Greek & Roman, Egyptian, European, American, Medieval, plus others and special exhibits.

    Dining will be on your own at The Met which offers a number of different choices including formal dining, cafes and cafeteria style dining.  Feeling adventurous?  You can leave the museum and re-enter if you would like to leave for lunch or take a walk around Central Park during your visit!

    COST: $58 per person – Includes transportation and The Met entrance fee. (Driver Tip is not included.)
    7:00 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
    8:45 PM Approximate return time to Norwich.

    OR

    New York City on Your Own

    A great opportunity to visit New York City for some fantastic shopping, restaurants and sightseeing!  Your drop-off and pick-up area will be by the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in Central Park on 5th Ave near E 82nd St.  Spend some time exploring Central Park or within 1/2 mile you can walk to the Guggenheim Museum or Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.  Up for a longer walk?  Within 2 miles you can walk to Rockefeller Center and Times Square!  Don’t forget public transportation is always available if you would like to venture farther than your feet can take you!

    We will be arriving in NYC at approximately 10:30am and leaving NYC at 4:30pm.

    COST: $38 per person – Includes transportation. (Driver Tip is not included.)
    7:00 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
    8:45 PM Approximate return time to Norwich.

    Call Hilary to sign up (860) 889-5960.  

    This trip has MOSTLY WALKING.

    Tuesday, November 14th- Lunch at Norwich Tech

    November Mini Trip (Mini-Trips are open to Rose City Senior Center Members only)

     

    Enjoy a student prepared meal by the Culinary Students at Norwich Technical School. Go as a group across the street to enjoy your delicious 4 course meal. You will choose from the banquet menu on that day. Your freshly prepared meal will consist of soup, salad, entrée and dessert all for $10.

    Transportation available or walk over.

    Bus leaves the Senior Center at 10:45 a.m. and returns approximately 12:30 p.m.

    Sign up at Reception (by phone or in person) starting Tuesday, October 10th

     

    Monday, October 23rd- October Mini Trip to Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum with Lunch at Red Lobster in Wethersfield, CT

    October Mini-Trip: Mini-trips are open to Rose City Senior Center Members only.

     

    Your first stop will be at Red Lobster for an early lunch (lunch is on your own).  After lunch, a short ride will bring you to the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum for a guided tour with time on your own to explore the gift shop and enjoy the grounds and gardens.

    Located in the center of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides the quintessential New England experience.  Visitors are immersed in life of the mid-18th and early-19th centuries during an informative and entertaining tour of three historic properties.  On your visit you will tour three meticulously restored historic houses, with a knowledgeable guide.

    The tour includes the c. 1752 Joseph Webb House, where General George Washington and French General Rochambeau planned the joint military campaign that led to the victory at Yorktown, Virginia, and the end of the American Revolutionary War.  The c. 1770 Silas Deane House which was built for America’s Revolutionary War diplomat to France as both his residence and as a power base for his political aspirations and also features an excellent collection of mid-to-late 18th century furniture made in Connecticut and the c. 1788 Isaac Stevens House which depicts life of a middle class family in the early 19th century and include a fascinating exhibit of antique toys.

    All three houses are located on the same property and within very easy walking distance to each other.

    Cost: $13 for Museum entrance fee, guided tour and transportation. 

           Lunch is on your own at Red Lobster.

    Bus leaves the Senior Center at 10:15 a.m. and returns approx. 3:30 p.m.

    Sign up at Reception (by phone or in person) starting on October 2nd

    This trip is moderate walking.

    Thursday, December 14- “Dashing Through the Snow” at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Theater, Newport, RI

    December Day Long Trip – This trip is open to any adult, 18 years old and older.

    Start with a delicious buffet luncheon with all foods prepared on the premises. 

    Following lunch enjoy the hilarious Matinee performance of Dashing Through the Snow!

    It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn to deck the halls with holiday hilarity.  You’ll swear this family friendly Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!   

    Following the Matinee, return to your seat in the dining room for a fun-filled Cabaret Show!

    COST: $70 per person  includes roundtrip motorcoach, fabulous buffet lunch, matinee performance of “Dashing Through the Snow”, and cabaret show.  Driver tip is not included.

    9:30AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    6:15PM Approximate return time to Norwich

    Call Hilary for availability (860) 889-5960

     

    Thursday, September 28th- Mini-Trip to Wright’s Farm Restaurant & Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery Harrisville & North Smithfield, RI

    Enjoy a delicious, all you can eat, family-style chicken luncheon at Wright’s Farm Restaurant!  Your fabulous meal consists of dinner rolls with butter, fresh green salad with Wright’s Farm Classic Italian dressing, pasta with red sauce, Wright’s amazing French fries and of course Wright’s famous, tender and juicy roast chicken.  Included with your meal will be coffee or tea and if you have room – ice cream for dessert!

    Following lunch, a short ride brings you to Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery.  Wright’s Bakery specializes in a number of baked goods, including dessert cakes, cupcakes, cream pastries, flaky pastries, pies, bars, sweet rolls and buns, plenty of assorted cookies and much more!

    Their bakery is renowned for using only the highest quality ingredients including fresh milk and cream from their own cows.  Fresh dairy products are also available including milk, cream, coffee milk, chocolate milk, cheddar cheese and ice cream!  Be sure to buy some treats to bring home!

    Bus leaves Senior Center at 10:15am and returns approximately 4:30pm.  Limited seats available.

    Cost: $18   No refunds given after September 20th unless your spot is filled.

     

    REGISTRATION BY TELEPHONE

     Call in Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. on Monday Sept. 11th.  Do not call before 5:00pm.

    *At 5:00pm on Sept. 11th, Dial (860)889-5960. When you hear the message saying the

    Senior Center is closed, dial 3433 for the registration voice mail and follow the instructions.*

    This trip is open to Senior Center Members ONLY.  You may register yourself plus one additional member when you call in to sign up.  You must be an up-to-date member.