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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. 


Glenstone Museum, Potomac, MD

Friday, March 29
Depart BEHC at 10am; return 4pm
Depart the J 10:45am; return 3:15pm
Enjoy a spring day outside and inside as we visit the newly-renovated Glenstone Museum. This contemporary art museum of post-World War II artworks encompasses two buildings, several outdoor sculptures and more than 230 acres of landscape (paths, streams, meadows, forests), all fully integrated with  architecture and artworks. The Gallery hosts changing exhibitions in generously proportioned spaces and opens up to a terrace overlooking a pond. The Pavilions offer changing exhibitions and rooms dedicated to single-artist installations illuminated by natural light through large windows and clerestories.
There are two cafes in which you can relax and eat. No outside food is allowed.

Note: There is much walking; a motorized cart will be available for those who need assistance from the arrival hall to the Gallery and café.

Fee:        $16/ $10 J member (includes bus transportation and self-guided tour) Lunch is on your own at the cafes.
Code:     #9844
RSVP:    Send payment and registration form attn.: Michele Endick for the J departure and Shelly Rosenstein for Beth El Hebrew Congregation departure. Check payable to JCCNV with “3/29” in memo.


Spring Day at the Cherry Blossoms

Wednesday, April 3, depart J 10:30am; return 2:30pm  
Enjoy a stroll along the Tidal Basin to view the beautiful cherry blossoms. We will drop-off and pick-up at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial at which you may want to spend some time. This monument has four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR’s terms of office. Sculptures depict the 32nd president alongside his dog, Fala, and scenes from the Great Depression. A statue of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt standing before the United Nations emblem honors her dedication to the UN. It is the only presidential memorial to depict a First Lady.

Bring a bagged lunch to eat on the benches at the Tidal Basin, weather permitting. We go rain or shine.
Fee:        $16/ $10 member (for bus transportation)
Code:     #9596
RSVP:   Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “4/3” on the memo line.


Grand Hotel – The Musical at Signature Theatre

Sunday, April 28, depart the J 5:45pm; return approx. 9:30pm
"It is 1928 and Berlin is at the center of a razzle-dazzle world between two wars. At the bustling Grand Hotel, a series of eclectic guests and staff . . . collide in a non-stop musical toast to the high life” . . . (The play has) a “lavish and lively score to embody the joy, style, and decadence of the 1920’s”  — Signature Theatre website

There is light food to purchase in the lobby of the theatre if desired prior to the show.
Fee:        $82/ $75 J member (includes bus and
                orchestra seat); food is separate charge and
                optional in the lobby of the theatre.
Code:     #9843
RSVP:    Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “4/28” in the memo line.


Virginia’s Historic Garden Week Tour: Beautiful Homes and Gardens of McLean

Tuesday, April 30, depart the J 2:10pm; return 4:45pm
Sponsored by The Garden Club of Fairfax
Every April, visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House.” Historic Garden Week provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with fabulous flower arrangements.

We will, in the comfort and ease of our bus, take the McLean tour, featuring three private homes and beautiful gardens. There are guides in each home to answer any questions and to introduce the properties. This is a special treat available with ticket only. Extra special is the fact that our bus will drop the group off directly at the gardens/homes so you need not drive and search for them on your own. Dress comfortably with flat shoes.
Fee:        $48/ $42 member (includes ticket and bus
                transportation) Note:  No stop for food.
Code:     #9597
RSVP:    Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “4/30” on memo line by 4/18.


Visit the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Wednesday, May 15, depart the J 11:45am; return approx. 4:15pm
This site preserves where Frederick Douglass lived from 1877 until his death in 1895. First we will view an introductory film, the exhibits, and book store in the visitor center. Then we will tour the historic house furnished with original objects.

Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. At an early age, Frederick realized there was a connection between literacy and freedom. Not allowed to attend school, he taught himself to read and write. In 1838, Frederick escaped and settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Adopting the last name "Douglass,” he attended abolitionist meetings and gained a reputation as an orator relating his experiences in slavery.

To avoid being captured and re-enslaved, he traveled overseas but when abolitionists offered to purchase his freedom, he returned to the United States legally free and embraced the women's rights movement, helped people on the Underground Railroad, and supported anti-slavery political parties. Frederick Douglass recruited African-American men to fight in the U.S. Army and met with President Abraham Lincoln to advocate on their behalf. Douglass argued that freedom would be empty if former slaves were not guaranteed the rights and protections of American citizens. In 1872, he moved to Washington, DC, had high-ranking federal appointments and kept a vigorous speaking tour schedule to agitate for racial equality and women's rights.
Fee:        $18/ $12 member (includes 
                tour and bus transportation). 
Note: We will not stop at a restaurant to eat. You may bring food to eat on the bus but please remove all trash.
Code:     #9598
RSVP:    Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “5/15” on memo line


Tosca – Washington National Opera Company at the Kennedy Center

Monday, May 20, depart the J at 4:30pm; return approx. 10:30pm
Join us for our exciting, first-ever Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera outing!
“ . . . Puccini’s breathtaking opera, with its renowned “Vissi d’arte” aria. . . Elegant sets depicting grand Roman scenes create the backdrop to one of opera’s most suspenseful and popular dramas. With gripping political corruption, soaring music, and the legendary devastating finale, Tosca is a sumptuous tale of ill-fated love that amazes and captivates new and longtime opera lovers alike.”
— Kennedy Center brochure
Limited # of seats available, sign up early!
Fee:       $118/ $108 member (includes bus transportation, orchestra seat), dinner in café is optional and separate charge
Code:    #9591
RSVP:   Submit payment and registration form to the J, attn.: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “5/20” on the memo line.       

Check future issues of the Adult Services Department newsletter, The Voice, or
on this website for additional program information as it becomes available.


Dumbarton 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 memo line. 


Mozart 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,
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.



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