Senior Citizens Council’s Next Trip to Tarrytown

PLATTSBURGH — Area seniors can get away Sept. 27-30 on another sightseeing-packed excursion sponsored by the Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County.

The route includes Lyndhurst, one of the finest neo-Gothic mansions in the country, designed by Alexander Jackson Davis; Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, owned by Historic Hudson Valley and featuring guides in formal period attire; Kykuit Rockefeller Estate, home to four generations starting with the philanthropist and founder of Standard Oil, John D. Rockefeller; and the Motorcylepedia museum, which features more than 650 motorcycles built between 1901 and 1953 and collected by father-and-son collectors Gerald and Ted Doering.

“For this trip, we’re going to stay in Tarrytown and do some sightseeing,” said Angela Hahn, assistant principal.

“We’re going to see Lyndhurst. It overlooks the Hudson River. It has beautiful gardens and a collection of original and decorative art. Washington Irving is the famous author of The Headless Horseman. So this was his restored home, filled with his possessions, books, desks and guidebooks. It reflects more of a romantic view of art, nature and history. It’s a Dutch farmer’s house.

The Kykuit Rockefeller estate is now part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It’s a historic landmark. The Motorcylepedia museum, I’ve been there. It’s 80,000 square feet. A lot of people think, ‘Motorcycles aren’t for me,’ but it’s very, very, very interesting. It’s brilliantly done. They even have movie motorcycles.”

The highlight of the tour is a Johnny Mathis concert with orchestra tickets at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut.

This tour includes coach transportation, three nights’ accommodations at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, three hot buffet breakfasts, baggage handling, three dinners (Marriott Hotel, Blackstone’s Steakhouse, Tramonto Restaurant) and tickets to the Mathis concert, plus admission to all venues.

Hahn organized the tour around the concert, which coincides with the legend’s birthday. Mathis is famous for being the third best-selling artist of the 20th century, with 360 million records sold worldwide. His discography includes pop, Latin American, soul, rhythm & blues, show tunes, Tin Pan Alley, soft rock, blues and country.

“It lasts four days and three nights and includes everything except lunches,” Hahn said.

“Double occupancy is $1,189 per person. It’s Friday through Monday. So it’s like a long weekend.”

A deposit of $450 is required to reserve a spot. Final payment is due by August 29. For more information, contact Angela Hahn at 518-563-6180 or by email at: angela@seniorcouncil.net

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