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Day Trips and Excursions

Outings to Local Museums & Other Points of Interest

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.

Please note new fees: $16/ $10 J member for bus transportation unless otherwise noted.
Note: Some museums have fees that will be collected in addition to the bus transportation payment.
 

Excursions

Riverside Dinner Theatre: A Chorus Line

Wednesday, August 15, depart the J 11:30am, return approx.7:30pm    

“Broadway gypsies bare their souls and put their lives ‘on the line’ as they audition for an unnamed Broadway musical. The 1975 show won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Musical”— Riverside Dinner Theatre Website.  We have great seats! Join us!

Fee: $86/ $78 J member (includes bus transportation, served lunch and matinee) Meal choices are given at the theatre.
Code:  #9206
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “8/15” on memo line.

 

National Museum of the American Indian
Americans Exhibit

Friday, August 24, depart the J 10:30am; return 3:30pm 

“American Indian images, names, and stories infuse American history and contemporary life. The images are everywhere, from the Land O’Lakes butter maiden to the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, and from classic Westerns and cartoons to episodes of Seinfeld and South Park. American Indian names are everywhere too, from state, city, and street names to the Tomahawk missile. And the familiar historical events of Pocahontas’s life, the Trail of Tears, and the Battle of Little Bighorn remain popular reference points in everyday conversations. … Pervasive, powerful, at times demeaning, the images, names, and stories reveal the deep connection between Americans and American Indians as well as how Indians have been embedded in unexpected ways in the history, pop culture, and identity of the United States.”  — NMAI Website.  

There is a public gallery tour from 1:30pm–2:15pm at the welcome desk.  

Be sure to try the Mitsitam Café — with Native American specialties — ranked one of the finest museum cafés!
Fee:  $16/ $10 member for bus transportation
Code: #9207
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick.  Make check payable to JCCNV with “8/24” on memo line. 

 

End of Summer Trip to Charlottesville 

Michie Tavern Lunch, Historic Ashlawn-Highland and University of Virginia Tours
Wednesday, August 29, depart the J 9am; return approx. 8:30pm 

Join us for this wonderful summer’s day out! Our day will start by enjoying a special buffet lunch at historic Michie Tavern. This Virginia historic landmark accommodated travelers with food, drink, and lodging more than 200 years ago and recreates 18th-century tavern life with servers in period attire and Southern midday fare. The lunch includes: southern fried chicken, baked tilapia, vegetables, starch, dessert, and soft drinks.

After the delicious lunch, we will have a tour at Highland (previously called Ashlawn), the official residence of President James Monroe and his wife from 1799–1823. The tour explores the fascinating life of the “tireless public servant who fought and bled in the American Revolution, successfully negotiated the Louisiana Purchase, worked behind the scenes to push the Missouri Compromise through Congress, secured our nation’s borders, and issued our first hemisphere-wide foreign policy statement: the Monroe Doctrine.” — Highland website.  After the tour, you can view other buildings and enjoy the gardens.

From Highland, we journey to the nearby historic area (the original university and lawn) of the University of Virginia for a narrated tour by the University Guide Service. What a great way to spend a summer day!
Fee:  $80/ $70 member (includes bus transportation; buffet lunch including drink, tax, and tip; tours at Ashlawn-Highland; and the historic area of UVA)
Code: #9208
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “8/29” on memo line.

 

Renwick Gallery – No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Thursday, September 6, depart the J 11am; return 1:45pm
“Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more than 75,000 people rises out of the dust for a single week. During that time, enormous experimental art installations are erected and many are ritually burned to the ground. The thriving temporary metropolis known as Burning Man is a hotbed of artistic ingenuity, driving innovation through its principles of radical self-expression, decommodification, communal participation, and reverence for the handmade. Both a cultural movement and an annual event, Burning Man remains one of the most influential phenomena in contemporary American art and culture. . . The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding neighborhood . . . Immersive room-sized installations, costumes, jewelry, and ephemera transport visitors to the gathering’s famed “Playa,” while selected photographs and archival materials from the Nevada Museum of Art's show: City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man trace Burning Man’s growth and its bohemian roots.” — Renwick Gallery website

There is a lovely gift shop. Note there is no café and we will not be stopping at an eatery.
Fee: $16/ $10 member for bus transportation
Code: #9276
RSVP: Submit payment & registration form to the J, attn.: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “9/6” on the memo line.

 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
with Special Exhibit: Americans and the Holocaust

Wednesday, October 17, depart the J 10:30am; return 3:30pm
“By the time Nazi Germany forced the world into war, democratic civilization itself was at stake. The US military fought for almost four years to defend democracy, and more than 400,000 Americans died. The American people — soldiers and civilians alike — made enormous sacrifices to free Europe from Nazi oppression. Yet saving Jews and others targeted for murder by the Nazi regime and its collaborators never became a priority. The United States alone could not have prevented the Holocaust, but more could have been done to save some of the six million Jews who were killed.” — Holocaust Museum website

Tour on your own this very emotionally moving museum. There is a gift shop and a kosher café.
Fee: $16/ $10 member for bus transportation
Code: #9456
RSVP: Submit payment & registration form to the J, attn.: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “10/17” on the memo line.

 

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs

Wednesday, November 14, depart the J 11am; return 3:30pm
“In late 1969, Diane Arbus began to work on a portfolio. At the time of her death in 1971, she had completed the printing for eight known sets of A box of ten photographs, of a planned edition of fifty, only four of which she sold during her lifetime. . .This exhibition traces the history of A box of ten photographs between 1969 and 1973, using the set that Arbus assembled for Feitler, which was acquired by SAAM in 1986. The story is a crucial one because it was the portfolio that established the foundation for Arbus’s posthumous career, ushering in photography’s acceptance to the realm of “serious” art. After his encounter with Arbus and the portfolio, Philip Leider, then editor in chief of Artforum and a photography skeptic, admitted, “With Diane Arbus, one could find oneself interested in photography or not, but one could no longer. . . deny its status as art. . . . What changed everything was the portfolio itself.” —SAAM website

There are many other wonderful exhibits to view in this museum and the adjoining National Portrait Gallery. There are gift shops and a café with seating in the magnificent atrium.
Fee: $16/ $10 member for bus transportation
Code: #9457
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, attn.: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “11/14” on the memo line.
 

Performance: Anything Goes at Arena Stage

Sunday, November 18
Depart the J 10:30am; return approx. 5pm
“The SS American has set sail from NY to London. Aboard, the lovelorn Billy has stowed away on a mission to stop the marriage of his mystery muse, Countess Hope Harcourt, to the millionaire Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Now, it is up to Billy with the help of showgirls, sailors, and public enemy #13, to find, woo, and win back his true love. Unlikely alliances arise as mischief and mayhem ensue in this madcap musical by beloved composer and Tony Award-winner Cole Porter. It’s the perfect night out at the theater — contagiously fun and pure “musical comedy joy!” (New York Times) — Arena Stage website.

Join us for a wonderfully fun Broadway musical which introduced the songs Anything Goes, You're the Top, and I Get a Kick Out of You.
Fee: $114/ $104 member (includes bus transportation, ticket, and delicious 3-course lunch at Arena Stage — many choices at the restaurant.)
Code: #9455
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, attn.: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “11/18” on the memo line.

 

Talley’s Folly
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Romantic Comedy
(Theatre J production at GALA Hispanic Theatre)
By Lanford Wilson, directed by Aaron Posner


Wednesday, December 19, depart the J 11am; return approx. 3:30pm
“. . .On a moonlit night in 1944 Missouri, middle-aged Jewish accountant Matt Freidman has only one chance to win the heart of Sally Talley, a 31-year-old ‘old maid from a bigoted Protestant family. After a lifetime of believing they’ll never truly belong in the world around them, Matt and Sally reawaken one another to love, ultimately finding that they do belong — together. .” — Theatre J website. The New York Times wrote “…Mr. Wilson is one of our most gifted playwrights…Talley’s Folly is a play to savor and cheer.”
Fee: $56/ $46 J member (includes bus transportation, ticket and our “famous”
snack bag)
Code: #9460
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “12/19” on memo line.

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