|July 15, 2011|
Tour cultural, historical and recreational attractions. Share special sites and memorable moments with friends and fellow "adventurers." You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Trips open to TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD residents only. Tours leave from the Merrick Golf Course in Merrick, located one traffic light east of the Meadowbrook Parkway. Call (516) 292-9000, ext. 258 for tour information.
Registration Policy: Reservations handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Buses are filled in the order we receive payments. Sorry, we cannot reserve bus seats. Enclose a separate check or money order for each trip (payable to the Town of Hempstead) and send with self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Adventure Tours, Dept. of Parks and Recreation, 200 North Franklin Street, Hempstead, NY 11550. Please write your phone number and the name of the trip on your check. No more than two reservations per request. Sorry, no refunds. Tours are held rain or shine. Return times are approximate. Please wear comfortable shoes on all trips and bring a camera to capture those incredible sights.
Sunday, July 14
9:30 AM to 7:15 PM
Travel to Queens and visit both the Nagouchi Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image, the only museum in the country dedicated to the art, history, technique and technology of the moving image. After visiting the museums, lunch on your own along Astoria’s own Broadway with a delectable choice of restaurants. The trip’s next stop is the Louis Armstrong House Museum, home of the legendary jazz musician, preserved exactly as it was when “Satchmo” and his wife Lucille lived there. The adventure ends with a visit to “Mamas of Corona” for some coffee and pastry. Fee: $78 per person.
Thursday, August 1
6:15 AM to 7:30 PM
Cruise across the Long Island Sound to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Enjoy a motorcoach ride to the Mystic Seaport, a charming 19th century seafaring village where you stroll among the shops, climb aboard tall ships, explore historic exhibits and lunch on your own. Tour the famous “Charles W. Morgan,” the world’s last remaining wooden whale ship. Leaving the Seaport we journey to charming Old Mystic Village, to see the picturesque flowers, trees, duck ponds, waterwheel and shops. Fee: $76
Our Eclectic Island - Parrish Art Museum & The Hampton Classic
Thursday, August 29
8:45 AM to 7:15 PM
Ride out to the beautiful Hamptons and visit the amazing Parrish Art Museum. View the works of Jackson Pollock, Ossorio and Dubuffet. Leaving the museum it’s off to the premier horse jumping competition in the country. The legendary Hampton Classic affords the thrill of majestic and athletic horses in judged events and training sessions. In addition to the show jumping you can stroll the trendy boutiques and get a taste of the many food stands. On the trip home we may be able to find that last ear of delicious Long Island corn at a local farm stand. Fee: $58 per person.
9/11 Memorial & South Street Seaport
Monday, September 23
9:15 AM to 7:15 PM
Our special adventure includes a visit to the hallowed grounds of the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. We stroll Memorial Plaza to marvel at the massive waterfalls and reflecting pools. Visit historic St. Paul’s Chapel, a city landmark which also houses remembrances of 9/11. The next stop is Mulberry Street, the “Little Italy of Manhattan” for lunch on your own. Next, we set sail for the South Street Seaport and a boat tour aboard the luxury yacht “Zephyr” through New York Harbor and past “Lady Liberty.” Fee: $72 per person.