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This excursion includes guided visits to four prominent Chelsea galleries featuring highly anticipated exhibitions.  We will also walk along the High Line and look at the curated public art by esteemed contemporary artists.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 3/13/2018, ending 3/13/2018

Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Ronnit Vasserman 



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This tour offers is a rare opportunity to spend "quality time" with the public art installations throughout our subway system. The first stop is Times Square, where we will view spectacular murals by Roy Lichtenstein and Jacob Lawrence. We will continue to explore Arts & Design (formerly Arts for Transit) commissions by Jack Beal, Toby Buonagurio, and Lisa Dinhofer. Our final stop will be South Ferry, where the Starn Twins (whose sprawling piece, "Big Bambú," dominated the roof of the Metropolitan Museum in 2010) have recently completed "See It Split, See It Change," a site-specific installation featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls laced with sparkling silhouettes of leaves and trees. Open your eyes to all that awaits you on MTA platforms and passageways and discover the underground art collection in New York City.

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM; starting 3/23/2018, ending 3/23/2018

Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Riva Blumenfeld 



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On February 1, 1913, the brand-new Grand Central Terminal opened its doors to an admiring public. Several years ago, the beautifully restored Terminal, rescued from destruction by a seminal 1978 Supreme Court decision, celebrated its Centennial, accompanied by exhibitions, events, and a new book, Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark. The Terminal’s creation combined engineering bravado (sinking two train yards below ground), technological wizardry (electrifying the trains to eliminate steam and enable their underground functioning), and real-estate savvy (replacing the original street-level train yard with 16 blocks of newly prime Midtown Manhattan real-estate, whose development paid for it all) with innovative planning (interior ramps and looping tracks) and Paris-inspired Beaux-Arts design. This walking tour brings the terminal to life and highlights its remarkable history, stunning architecture, and central role in creating midtown Manhattan.

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 3/25/2018, ending 3/25/2018

Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Anthony Robins 



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Hailed as one of the most ambitious contemporary art projects that the MTA has ever undertaken, the new 2nd Avenue Subway art project was created at a cost of $4.5 million.  Four artists were chosen beginning in 2009, from a pool of more than 300 high-profile applicants, to treat the stations as their very own and make them into individual installations.  Sarah Sze, Chuck Close, Vik Muniz and Jean Shin were selected to transform these new platforms.  Our guided-tour will begin at the 96th Street station and end at the 63rd Street station.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM; starting 4/11/2018, ending 4/11/2018

Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Riva Blumenfeld 



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Enjoy this historical and culinary exploration of Essex Street Market, a centerpiece of Manhattan's Lower East Side community for 77 years.  Once a central shopping area for Jewish and Italian households on the Lower East Side, today the market is home to vendors from more than 10 different countries, including from the Dominican Republic, South Korea, Japan, Morocco, and Mexico.  While tasting delicious foods and meeting with market vendors and hearing their stories, this tour will also explore the past, present, and future of New York City’s public market system, from its beginnings in the 1930s under Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, to its role today in providing quality food and opportunities for small culinary entrepreneurs to launch their businesses and grow.  This experience will include a food tasting tour that will visit with 5-6 market vendors, from fishmongers and cheesemongers to bakers, coffee roasters, and restaurateurs, and an in-depth specialty olive oil and vinegar tasting and comparison of pure and infused varieties with Saad Bourkadi, owner of Essex Olive & Spice House, whose family has been growing and pressing olives in Fez, Morocco for four generations.  Tastings will be plenty for lunch and may include European and American farmstead cheeses, fresh-baked breads, Mexican tacos, Japanese street food, fresh-squeezed juice, and more.  During the olive oil and vinegar tasting, you will compare three extra virgin olive oils from around the world and how to differentiate between them, as well as olive oils and vinegars that have been infused with ingredients ranging from garlic to blood orange.  Note: Please note that most dietary restrictions can be accommodated on this tour with sufficient advance notice; please notify Registrar@ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM; starting 4/15/2018, ending 4/15/2018

Tuition: $80.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Tunstile Tours 



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Visit a dozen Italian food shops across Arthur Avenue and 187th Street, the heart of Little Italy in the Bronx.  The tour weaves together history, cooking advice, and tastings of bread, cheese, pastry and pizza.  Tastings will be the cumulative equivalent of a medium-sized lunch and include: ten imported Italian cheeses, two different specialty breads, house cured sausage, freshly made mozzarella, pizza, and rainbow cookies.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 4/17/2018, ending 4/17/2018

Tuition: $80.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Arthur Ave Food Tours 



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Throughout time, women have been involved with art making in a variety of ways as artists, patrons, and collectors. In spite of the integral roles they have played, many women artists have not been included in the traditional narrative of art history, facing challenges due to gender biases and also difficulties in finding training and venues to exhibit and sell their work as a means to gain recognition.  In the beginning of the twentieth century, things began to change for female artists with social shifts towards equal rights encouraging them to address issues of identity in our own time.  Using the Met's collection, this guided tour will trace the evolution of female painters since the time of the Renaissance, exploring a number of women artists on view in the Met's European Paintings Galleries, the Nineteenth Century Wing and the Modern and Contemporary Galleries.  Images discussed will range from the Baroque period and the work of Artemisia Gentileschi and the painters of the ancien regime such as Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun and Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, to those of the female Impressionists Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, and American women of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries including Georgia O'Keeffe and Susan Rothenberg.  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 4/20/2018, ending 4/20/2018

Tuition: $50.00

Location : Metropolitan Museum of Art Location : 
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Instructor : Page Knox 



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This tour will take you inside de Royal Dinges Factory, the commissary, production space, and headquarters of Wafels & Dinges, an outrageously popular street food brand in New York City that was founded in 2007 with a mission to introduce true Belgian waffles to the United States.  Students will see how they make their spectacular Liège waffle dough and have an opportunity to cook their own while sipping fresh-brewed coffee. Learn how they store, supply, and maintain their carts and trucks; and get an insider’s look at this dynamic and growing business.   Afterwards, the tour will explore the neighborhood of Gowanus and the Gowanus Canal, once an industrial center and major cargo transportation hub that is today a burgeoning area for industrial and design businesses, art galleries, co-working spaces, and new developments.  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 4/27/2018, ending 4/27/2018

Tuition: $60.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Tunstile Tours 



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Explore this neighborhood that has developed into a mecca for art lovers and makers. Artists from all over the city and the world have painted these six blocks in Brooklyn with an astounding variety of imagery. This internationally famous outdoor gallery of street art goes beyond hip and cool – these street artists display a virtuoso handling of material and media, wildly inventive illustration styles and themes, along with trenchant commentary on current social economic, political and social issues. Everyone will find something interesting and revelatory, on lampposts and sidewalks, on doorways and gates to rooftops and high walls. Crowded with old school graffiti, wild style masterpieces, inventive sculptures, stencil work, stickers, wheat paste posters and monumental spray paint murals, the concentration and diversity of artwork is hard to imagine or believe.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 4/28/2018, ending 4/28/2018

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Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Martin Merchant 



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Since the spring of 2009, New Yorkers and visitors have been enjoying the High Line, a public park built on an abandoned elevated rail structure on Manhattan's West Side.  The High Line has sparked a design revival in the neighboring Meatpacking District and Chelsea, with work by some of today's best-known architects, including Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and Shigeru Ban.  Join us for an architectural walking tour along 1.5-miles of this elevated park from south to north.  Learn about the design of the park and the many new buildings that have sprung up alongside it.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 5/2/2018, ending 5/2/2018

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Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : John Hill 



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The Lower East Side art scene is in full bloom!  Learn how the Lower East Side transformed from a slum to a fashionable art hub.  Visit four prominent galleries exhibiting the most critically acclaimed artists.  As we navigate our way to the galleries, we will view murals by the edgiest street artists.  We will end the tour at Louis, a combination luncheonette and marketplace within the Public, an Ian Schrager hotel located at 215 Chrystie Street.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 5/3/2018, ending 5/3/2018

Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Ronnit Vasserman 



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Peel back the layers of lower Manhattan’s past on a tour of world famous and lesser-known monuments and architecture that will reshape your concept of downtown New York.  Our tour begins at the African Burial Ground National Monument, a site rediscovered in the 1990s, where thousands of enslaved and free Africans were buried in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  We will discuss the infamous Tweed Courthouse and New York by Gehry before enjoying the summer’s new contemporary art installation at City Hall Park.  The tour will include outdoor views of the Woolworth Building that was dubbed The Cathedral of Commerce, historic 1766 St. Paul’s Chapel, and Santiago Calatrava’s controversial World Trade Center Transportation Hub, on our way past one of the most discussed and visited memorials of recent history, the 9/11 Memorial.  The tour will end at the Irish Hunger Memorial, a lush hillside and cottage set among Battery Park City skyscrapers that draws attention to world hunger.  This tour takes place almost entirely outdoors so please dress for the weather and for walking.  Meeting spot and information about food, beverages, and restrooms will be provided upon registration.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM; starting 5/5/2018, ending 5/5/2018

Tuition: $60.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Merrily Kerr 



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