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Day Trips and Excursions

Weekday 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.

Upcoming Excursions

2018 Overnight Seaside Adventure!

3-Day, 2-Night Exciting Excursion to Norfolk and Virginia Beach

Tuesday, June 12, depart the J 8am; return Thursday, June 14 approx. 9:30pm

Contact:, 703.537.3095 



National Gallery of Art: Cezanne Portraits and Other Exhibits

Wednesday, June 27, depart the J 10:30am; return 3:30pm 

“Bringing together some 60 examples drawn from collections around the world, Cézanne Portraits is the first exhibition devoted to the famed post-impressionist’s portraits. The revelatory exhibition provides the first full visual account of Paul Cézanne’s portrait practice, exploring the pictorial and thematic characteristics of his works in the genre, the chronological development of his style and method, and the range and influence of his sitters. Several paintings are exclusive to the National Gallery of Art’s presentation, while some works have never before been exhibited in the United States. …” — National Gallery of Art Website

There are other exhibits to view in this museum along with lovely gift shops and cafes.

Fee:   $16/ $ 10 member for bus

Code: #9182

RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick.  Make check payable to JCCNV with “6/27” on memo line. 


Shenandoah Summer Musical Theatre
West Side Story

Wednesday, July 11, depart the J 10am; return approx. 6:30pm 

After a fine buffet lunch at Piccadilly’s Public House and Restaurant in Winchester, VA, we will enjoy the classic show West Side Story at the Shenandoah University Summer Music Festival. We’ve seen great shows over the past several summers at this theatre and the restaurant welcomes us with wonderful food and atmosphere. There will be a short amount of time to walk on the nearby pedestrian mall to peruse the lovely shops and atmosphere – optional.  

Join us for a summer’s day out with good
food, great theatre, and camaraderie

Fee: $88/ $78 member (includes
bus transportation, buffet lunch,
and matinee). Buffet lunch
includes two entrees (chicken
and salmon), vegetables, starch,
salad, dessert, non-alcoholic
drink, tax, tip.

Code: #9177

RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “7/11” on memo line.


To Dye For
Exhibit on Ikat Textiles at the Freer|Sackler Museum 

Friday, July 20, depart the J at 10:30am; return 3:30pm

See this exciting exhibition of 30 Central Asian textiles known as ikats. Hangings and coats from the Freer|Sackler collections along with six of Oscar de la Renta’s iconic creations will be on view. Ikats have vivid designs and the motifs have become ubiquitous — jeans, t-shirts, socks, carpets, sofas, and bedding. “The aim is to explore the original use of these remarkable fabrics and the enduring appeal of their extraordinary designs.” — Museum Pamphlet

There are many other exhibits to view at this museum along with the two adjoining museums. There is a small café in the “castle” and a lovely garden area.  

Fee:  $16/$10 J member for bus

Code: #9203

RSVP: Submit payment & registration form to the J, attn.: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “7/20” on the memo line.   


Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, MD
Visitor Center and Narrated
Tram Tour 

Wednesday, July 25, depart the J 9:30am; return approx. 4:15pm 

The National Wildlife Visitor Center features interactive exhibits that focus on global environmental issues, migratory bird studies, habitats, endangered species, and more. After a short “meet and greet,” we will enjoy a covered tram tour of the south tract grounds which highlight the wildlife habitat and management practices. We may even get to meet with a couple of “feathered friends.”

After our visit, we will go to a nearby restaurant for lunch around 1:30pm. Bring an AM snack if needed. Be sure to dress comfortably with sunscreen and hat. We will not be walking on the trails as a group.

Fee:  $38/ $28 J member (includes bus

transportation and narrated
tram tour). Lunch is a separate
charge, on your own, optional.   

Code: #9204

RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “7/25” on memo line. 


The Secrets of the Universe (and Other Songs)

Sunday, July 29


Location: The Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Ct., Fairfax (off of Pickett Rd.)

The reading of this play at the J was loved by all – join us now for the stage production!  

 “In 1937, a physics professor at Princeton University received a call. The internationally-renowned classical singer Marian Anderson was giving a concert at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton. But because she was African-American, Anderson was denied a hotel room. Instead she accepted an invitation to stay at the professor's home. That professor was Albert Einstein. This play with songs is based on the true relationship of these titanic figures, a union of hearts, minds, and souls, in a quest to unlock the secrets of the universe.” — The Hub Theatre Website

Fee:  $20 group rate (must register 

w/Michele to be part of group)
If interested in a post-show dinner,
restaurant TBD – optional,
separate charge, order from menu,
please indicate on your
registration form. 

RSVP: Submit payment and registration form (leave code# area blank) to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “7/29” on memo line. 


A Day at Solomons Island

Private Boat Cruise, Calvert Marine Museum, and Drum Point Lighthouse

Thursday, August 2, depart the J 8:30am; return approx. 7:15pm

(This trip will leave from Congregation Olam Tikvah, 3800 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax)

This summer, we will enjoy a relaxing narrated one-hour sightseeing cruise on an iconic Chesapeake wooden work boat (much smaller than boats we've cruised on in the past) in the waters surrounding Solomons Island. After lunch at a local fine restaurant, we will visit the Calvert Marine Museum and view (if desired) the Drum Point Lighthouse on this property. Dress comfortably for hot weather and sun, hat and sunscreen suggested. 

Fee: $58/ $48 member (includes bus
transportation, boat tour,
museum and lighthouse admission. Lunch is "on your
own," order from menu, optional.
Restaurant TBD)

Code: #9205

RSVP: Submit fee and registration form attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with "8/2" on memo line.


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 will 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

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.





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