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Day Trips and Excursions

Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095

To Register: Submit payment and registration form to the JCCNV, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to “JCCNV” with the date of the event on the memo line. You will receive a confirmation call back. Please notify Michele prior to the trip if you must cancel. No refunds will be issued unless we are able to fill your reserved space. Trips are subject to change. Please call to confirm. A minimum number of participants is required on all trips.

Note: Some museums have fees that will be collected in addition to the bus transportation payment. 


Excursions      

Image result for dumbarton house museumDumbarton House Museum — Private Group Tour with Lunch

Thursday, May 30, depart the J 9:45am; return 2:30pm
Enjoy a tour of this beautiful house built in 1799 — one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture in the US. You will also be able to view its impressive furniture and decorative arts collections (more than 1,000 pieces includes furniture, paintings, textiles, silver, and ceramics primarily from the Federal period, 1789–1825). Dumbarton House reflects the time when 
Joseph Nourse, first Register of the U.S. Treasury and his wife made their home here between 1804 and1813. The first floor is decorated and furnished to reflect their tastes and the early history of Washington and Georgetown.

After the tour, we will enjoy a boxed lunch (choices given upon registration) in their event room and you will have an opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the grounds, visit the museum shop and the exhibits not covered in the tour.
Fee:        $48/ $38 J member (includes tour, boxed
                lunch, and bus transportation)
Code:     #9845
RSVP:    Submit payment and registration for the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “5/30” on the memo line. 

 

Image result for mozart forever kennedy centerMozart Forever — Kennedy Center NSO “Coffee Concert”

Friday, June 14, depart the J 9:30am; return approx. 2:30pm

Join us for our yearly trip to the NSO’s specially priced daytime concert. Partake of breakfast items (available for purchase) in the Kennedy Center Café overlooking the Potomac River prior to enjoying the classical music concert, Mozart Forever, in the concert hall. “Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the delightful overture to The  Marriage of Figaro and Haffner Symphony. Concertmaster Nurit Bar-Josef and NSO Principal Viola Daniel Foster showcase virtuosity in their respective instruments playing the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, and Principal Bassoon Sue Heineman shines in the Bassoon Concerto.” — Kennedy Center website
Fee:        $36 (includes bus transportation, excellent
                seat in the concert hall). Breakfast prior to
                the concert at the café is an extra charge,
                optional.
Code:     #9842
RSVP:    Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “6/14” in the memo line.

 

Tour of Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens with Special Exhibit

Image result for HILLWOOD ESTATEWednesday, June 19, depart J 9:45am; return 4pm

Enjoy a lovely June day touring this magnificent mansion and gardens. Marjorie Post purchased Hillwood with the intent to leave it as a museum that would inspire and educate the public. We will view the introductory film followed by a guided mansion tour, which will include information about Marjorie and her collections.

Enjoy lunch in the café, take a self-guided garden tour (it’s June — think roses) and be sure to see the special exhibit: Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt featuring photographs and ephemera from his career in photojournalism. The exhibit also explores the relationship between Alfred and Marjorie Post that evolved over the course of the photoshoot sessions for the November 5, 1965 issue of Life Magazine.

Fee: $34 (includes bus transportation, guided
tour, film). Lunch on own at the cafe or bring
your lunch.
Code: #9923
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “6/19” on memo line.

 

Image result for rippon lodge virginiaTour of the Cold War Museum and Rippon Lodge, with Lovely Lunch

Thursday, July 11, depart Congregation Olam Tikvah lower parking lot at 8:45am; return 4:45pm

Join us on our first trip to both of these historic sites! We will start with a two-hour tour at the Cold War Museum, housed in a former Army Communication base used by the NSA, CIA, and Army Intelligence during the Cold War. “From the 1940s until the 1990s the rivalry between the democratic Free World and the nations of the Communist bloc affected Americans' daily lives and events throughout the world. This “Cold War” actually became a “hot” one in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War but generally took the form of espionage and diplomatic maneuvers, with the United States, the Soviet Union, and China as the major combatants.”
Cold War Museum website

We will then enjoy a delightful lunch and tour of Rippon Lodge in Woodbridge. This site interprets the history of the house and owners from 1747–2000. Admiral Richard Blackburn Black, the last private owner of Rippon Lodge, continued to preserve the home and was a direct descendant of the original builder Richard Blackburn. He has been linked to many important historical events, including his exploration of Antarctica with Admiral Richard Byrd. Admiral Black's daughter sold the property to Prince William County in 2000.

Fee:  $65 (includes bus transportation, tours, and
fine lunch — choice given upon registration)
Code: #9224
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “7/11” on memo line.

 

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre —Young Frankenstein

Wednesday, July 17, depart the J 9:45am; return 6:45pm

Image result for young frankenstein music theatreJoin us for our yearly trip to Winchester for a fine theatre experience. This year, we will see Young Frankenstein based on the hilarious movie of the same name, music, and lyrics by Mel Brooks. “. . . Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of . . . sidekick, Igor and lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.” —Theatre’s Website

Prior to the play, we will have a delicious buffet lunch at Piccadilly’s Public House and Restaurant in Old Town Winchester. We have dined there many times and have enjoyed wonderful service and food. There may be some time to walk on the nearby pedestrian mall prior to leaving for the very nearby theatre.

Fee:  $88 (includes bus transportation, orchestra
seat, fine buffet lunch — salmon, chicken,
vegetables, salad, starch, dessert , drink,
tax, and tip)   

Code: #9925

RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “7/17” on memo line.

 

Image result for severn river cruise annapolisTrip to Annapolis, MD – Ground and Water Tours with Lunch

Friday, July 26, depart the J 9am; return 5:30pm

We will have a special summer day in Annapolis including a guided tour of the Maryland State House, a scenic Severn River cruise with views of the US Naval Academy and boxed lunch on board the boat. After the cruise, enjoy a ground tour of historic Annapolis and the WWII Memorial from our own bus.

Fee:  $84 (includes bus transportation, tour of the
State House & WWII Memorial, boat tour
with boxed lunch — sandwich, side, and
dessert — choices given upon registration)
Code: #9926
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “7/26” on memo line.

 

Kennedy Center Outing —The Band’s Visit

Image result for the bands visit musicalSunday, August 4, depart the J 11:15am; return 6pm

“One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.”
The New York Times

“This critically acclaimed new musical celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing, and laughter can connect us all. After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. Based on the multi-award-winning film,
The Band’s Visit”
— Kennedy Center website

The show won 10 Tony awards in 2018 including Best Musical. Before the show, lunch is available for purchase in the café overlooking the Potomac River.

Fee:  $130 (includes bus transportation, matinee
performance), lunch on own at the café,
optional, separate charge
Code: #9927
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make $14 check payable to JCCNV with “8/4” on memo line.

 

Image result for queens of egypt national geographicNational Geographic Museum — Queens of Egypt 

Friday, August 16, depart the J at 10:30am; return to J approx. 3:30pm

“Travel back in time with National Geographic to visit ancient Egypt, one of the world’s greatest civilizations, and get to know some of its lesser-known leaders — Egypt’s mighty queens. Learn about the hidden role of women in all aspects of Egyptian society. Meet seven Egyptian queens whose impact helped shape both the ancient and modern worlds. Then travel in the footsteps of women through their daily lives and into their tombs on their journeys to reach the afterlife.”
 —
National Geographic Museum website

Join us to see this spectacular exhibit which earned a two page spread in The Washington Post.

If desired, you may eat in the cafeteria across the courtyard and there’s a wonderful gift shop. 

Fee:  $27 includes bus transportation and
exhibit, lunch on your own
Code:  #9928

RSVP: Submit payment and registration for the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “8/16” on memo line.


Image result for rodgers and hammerstein south pacific musicalRiverside Center for Performing Arts Dinner Theatre: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, South Pacific

Wednesday, August 21, depart J 10:30am; return 6pm

Riverside is always very welcoming to our group — great seats, served 3- course lunch, and wonderful entertainment.

“Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 
South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories. . .Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island” — Riverside Center website

Fee:  $84 (includes bus transportation, 3-course
lunch — make choices in the theater and
show)    
Code: #9929
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make $84 check payable to JCCNV with “8/21” on memo line.

 

2019 Annual Overnight Adventure: Pittsburgh, PA 

Image result for faLLINGWATER3-day, 2-night Excursion to Fallingwater and Exciting Sites in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 24, depart 8:15am; return Thursday, September 26 approx. 9:30pm

Contact: Michele Endick703.537.3095

Join us for our seventh annual overnight excursion! The cost of the trip includes luxury accommodations, most meals (kosher style), all admissions, tips, and more. Enjoy: 

Two-night stay with luxury accommodations at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square with beautiful city/water views and includes a full daily breakfast. Shops, offices, restaurants and entertainment anchor this historic riverfront site on the south shore of the Monongahela River.

Luxury motor coach transportation with bathroom and WiFi for the entire trip.

Docent-led tour of Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, in Mill Run, PA. Bring a bag lunch or enjoy lunch in the café, on own.

Elegant 3-course dinner at the Grand Concourse on the riverfront — in the beautifully preserved Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station, with cathedral stained-glass vaulted ceiling, marble columns, and a dramatic staircase — true grandeur of another era.

A two-hour tour of many Pittsburgh sites, with a “hop on” local tour guide (includes ride on the famous Duquesne Incline up to Mt. Washington — terrific views of the city).

Time to explore the wonderful exhibits at the Carnegie Museum of Art or The Andy Warhol Museum / your choice. If desired, eat lunch in one of the cafes, on own.

Dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper riverboat — entertainment provided

Private presentation at the Rauh Jewish Archives (at the Heinz History Center) on the history of the Jews of Pittsburgh. Time afterwards to tour the Museum’s exhibits. Boxed lunch included.

Mystery stop at a well-known Pittsburgh historic site.

Dinner stop on the way home at the famous Eat’N Park, open since 1949 with a terrific salad & soup bar/entrées, and a special surprise at the end of the meal.

We hope you will join us as we travel along scenic roads enhanced with vibrant fall colors and crisp air, while also enjoying interesting venues, great meals, fun, and camaraderie! Space is limited.

Registration deadline is August 12.

Fee: Single $699; Code: #9854

Double: $550 pp (please provide name of
roommate, matches are not provided);
Code: #9855

RSVP: Reservations only accepted with payment — submit with registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “9/24” on the memo line. Register early, limited number of spaces available! 

 

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