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Walk the streets of the Great White Way? as we trace the history of New York’s Broadway theater district from Oscar Hammerstein in the 1890s to Walt Disney in the 1990s. With a century of history behind them, the 40 surviving Broadway theaters stand as stunning works of art in themselves, as well as monuments to the lively history of American theater. Many were built as lavish headquarters for Broadway’s great impresarios, who spared no expense in their decor. The Belasco Theater on 44th Street was designed to the specifications of the extravagant David Belasco, the self-styled “Bishop of Broadway”? who, among other eccentricities, wore a clerical collar. The Little Theater, built for aristocratic New England producer Winthrop Ames, originally sat a tiny audience of 300; its precious Georgian style facade looks less like a typical Broadway theater than a Colonial New England manor house. Producer John Cort’s theater was designed as a recreation of the Petit Trianon in Versailles. Today these jewels sparkle among all the brash new skyscrapers that have transformed the once dingy and dangerous Times Square. The tour includes it all: theaters, skyscrapers, and city planning at its most controversial.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 5/29/2018, ending 5/29/2018

Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
  T.B.D..

Instructor : Anthony Robins 



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Opening May 19, 2018, the New York Botanical Gardens hosts a major exhibition exploring Georgia O’Keeffe’s immersion in the Hawaiian Islands in 1939, where her paintings were influenced by the bold colors and scale of the native plants.  Highlights include a stunning display of more than 15 O’Keeffe paintings and a lush flower show evoking the gardens and landscapes that inspired the artist.  The tour includes both the gallery and conservatory.    

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 6/13/2018, ending 6/13/2018

Tuition: $60.00

Location : New York Botanical Garden Location : 
  New York Botanical Garden.

Instructor : N.A. 



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Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. We will explore the evolution of American identity and taste through our guided tour of 19 elaborately decorated rooms in the mansion interior. We will then tour the exhibit space featuring Becoming Tiffany. On display will be the early works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 6/14/2018, ending 6/14/2018

Tuition: $50.00

Instructor : N.A. 



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