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Broadway Shows in NYC

2019-11-24T15:05:39-08:00October 5th, 2019|New York|

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) pulls together a group of donors annually to experience theater outside Seattle.  Live theater has a visceral bond between the performers and the audience.  The way the audience gasps, laughs, claps [...]

CIA in Hyde Park, NY

2019-11-18T16:37:01-08:00September 27th, 2019|New York|

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) was founded after WWII as a vocational training school for returning vets to learn renumerative skills.  Now with three American satellite campuses as well as one in Singapore, it's [...]

West Point, NY

2019-11-25T18:40:26-08:00September 27th, 2019|New York|

West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in the United States. Located on the Hudson River in New York, West Point was identified by General George Washington as the most important strategic position [...]

Sleepy Hollow in New York

2019-11-24T16:57:24-08:00September 26th, 2019|New York|

About thirty miles north of Manhattan lies the village of Sleepy Hollow, in Westchester County, NY.   American writer Washington Irving penned the Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 1820, part of a book of short stories [...]

FDR Presidential Library, NY

2019-11-17T16:03:58-08:00September 26th, 2019|New York|

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, NY in a home that he later extensively remodeled and expanded.  He called it "Springwood",  just because it was fashionable to name one's mansion back in the [...]

Storm King, NY

2019-11-17T13:03:00-08:00September 25th, 2019|New York|

Storm King Art Center, named after its proximity to Storm King Mountain, is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors can hike amid large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open [...]

New York Sights

2018-01-17T18:26:22-08:00November 11th, 2017|New York|

New York is of course hopping with a lot more than theater.  Our Seattle Theater Group also toured Carnegie Hall and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  We even squeezed in a little time for [...]

Broadway with STG

2018-01-06T10:37:16-08:00November 10th, 2017|New York|

Seattle Theater Group invited us to Broadway - they not only arranged the hotel and show tickets, but get togethers with actors, directors and producers so we could ask questions.  Example:  Any memorable mistakes during [...]

Long Island Quick Stop

2015-11-06T16:27:21-08:00October 18th, 2015|New York|

A quick stop to see our buddies from the India trip, Bonnie and Marvin Hirsch.  Bonnie is training to be a docent at the the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.  Marvin is a [...]

MOMA Museum of Modern Art, NY

2017-09-14T09:49:21-07:00May 26th, 2011|New York|

Van Gogh's "Starry Night" (1888)  was painted while he was a patient at aninsane asylum.  Matisse's "Dance" (1909) was originally commissioned for a mansion in Moscow.Monet's "Water Lilies" (1920)part of a series including 250 paintings.In 2008, one [...]