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This architectural walking tour looks at the changing landscape of Manhattan’s Midtown architecture by focusing on the street that has become known as Billionaires’ Row.  We focus on recently completed buildings as well as those under construction.  The tour is approximately two and a quarter miles long.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 10/17/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Tuition: $40.00

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

Instructor : John Hill 

Call 914-723-2325 to register


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Ameadeo Modigliani reputedly announced proudly, “I am a Jew,” when introducing himself.  This talk will take as its theme Modigliani Unmasked, running from September 15, 2017 to February 4, 2018, at the Jewish Museum.  The artist arrived in Paris in 1906, along with many other emigres, when that city was still in turmoil after the Dreyfus Affair.  The lecture will explore how his Jewish identity, the recent political scandal, and the influences of other art affected this master as he sought to establish his own unique style.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/19/2017, ending 10/19/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Jill Kiefer 



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Students will enjoy two feasts for the eyes and also a box lunch in this daytime walking tour in the upper East Side.  From 10 to 11:30am, a Central Park docent will guide students through the hidden wonders of the Conservatory Garden at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street.  This secluded six-acre oasis in Central Park, just inside of the Vanderbilt Gate, contains three formal gardens planted in the classical French, Italian, and English styles, and derives its name from the 1898 glass conservatory that once stood there.  The gardens boast heirloom roses, formal hedges, and a myriad of colorful flowering perennials, shrubs, and trees.  Our tour is scheduled so that we can see the chrysanthemum in prime bloom.  After the tour, students will have a boxed lunch at the Museum of the City of New York, across the street; menu choices will be provided in advance to registered students.  Then, from 12:30 to 2pm, a museum docent will lead students through Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Women & Politics in New York.  The exhibit traces women’s political activism in New York City from the struggle to win the vote, through the 20th century and into our own times.  The exhibition highlights women at the center of New York’s politics over the course of 100 years and features a diverse range of activists both familiar and lesser known.  Beyond Suffrage features rare artifacts, documents, costumes, photographs and audio-visual materials spanning more than a century that show how women have been politicized – and in turn changed politics – in New York and beyond.    

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; starting 10/20/2017, ending 10/20/2017

Tuition: $75.00

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

Instructor : N.A. 



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What is new and delicious in chocolate in NYC?  Join this tour and find out.  We will begin the day with a shot of hot chocolate and then visit an award-winning chocolate factory.  Between bites and long savors, learn about the craft chocolate movement that is taking over the industry and the differences between Belgian shell moulded and French enrobed confections.  Discover where to find the city's most delectable chocolate treats.  Please wear comfortable shoes and bring along a bottle of water.  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM; starting 10/20/2017, ending 10/20/2017

Tuition: $85.00

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

Instructor : Alexandra Leaf 



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The artist Frederic Remington (1861–1909) — chronicler par excellence of the American West — has long been celebrated for his achievements as an illustrator, a painter, a sculptor, and a writer.  Running from July 3, 2017, to January 2, 2018, the exhibition presents the artist’s legacy through some 20 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and illustrated books from the late 1880s until his death.  His insightful depictions of trappers, Native Americans, cavalry, scouts, and, above all, his archetypal cowboys are some of the most iconic images of the Old West.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM; starting 10/25/2017, ending 10/25/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Page Knox 



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Spend a few hours discovering the best graffiti and street art in New York and a few visits to select galleries featuring work by established and emerging artists.  Stops on the way will include trendy venues such as Fine & Raw Chocolate and the famous Roberta’s Pizza.  Please wear comfortable shoes.  Specific instructions will be sent to registered students concerning where to meet in Brooklyn.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 10/26/2017, ending 10/26/2017

Tuition: $50.00

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

Instructor : Ronnit Vasserman 



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The artist Frederic Remington (1861–1909) — chronicler par excellence of the American West — has long been celebrated for his achievements as an illustrator, a painter, a sculptor, and a writer.  Running from July 3, 2017, to January 2, 2018, the exhibition presents the artist’s legacy through some 20 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and illustrated books from the late 1880s until his death.  His insightful depictions of trappers, Native Americans, cavalry, scouts, and, above all, his archetypal cowboys are some of the most iconic images of the Old West.

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 10/27/2017, ending 10/27/2017

Tuition: $50.00

Location : Metropolitan Museum of Art Location : 
  Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Instructor : Page Knox 



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From savory to sweet, NYC has an astonishing array of gourmet Japanese offerings to be explored.  From traditional sit-down to on-the-go street snacks, we will discover a new face of Japanese food.  Our last stop features a meet and greet and tasting with the owners of Sakaya, the city's only all-premium Sake shop.  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:15 AM - 2:30 PM; starting 11/3/2017, ending 11/3/2017

Tuition: $85.00

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

Instructor : Alexandra Leaf 



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The art galleries in midtown Manhattan boast some of the most renowned names in the art world.  Visit and learn about the galleries, the artists and the art works.  Expect to find a treasure trove of art from classic to abstract.  The walking tour will include a visit to the Onassis Cultural Center located on 51st Street off Fifth Avenue.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 11/9/2017, ending 11/9/2017

Tuition: $40.00

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

Instructor : Lynne Mayocole 



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Nicknamed Il Divino (the divine one) by his contemporaries on account of his mastery of drawing design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, Michelangelo is the subject of an expansive exhibit at the Met, running from November 13, 2017 to February 12, 2018. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.  This exhibition will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: approximately 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, an early painting, and a wood architectural model along with a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context.  Please note: the Met will not be allowing any guided tours of this exhibit.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 11/15/2017, ending 11/15/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Elizabeth Thompson Colleary 



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The Frick Collection will exhibit Murillo: The Self-Portraits, from November 1, 2017, to February 4, 2018, and Zurbarán Masterpieces on Loan from Auckland Castle, from January 31 to April 22, 2018,  Murillo produced a number of religious paintings but he also demonstrated a keen eye for painting enchanting images of children and portraits.  Zurburán took as his own the dramatic chiaroscuro of Caravaggio and, like the Italian master, frequently used everyday people as models for his religious paintings.  The exploration of these two artists from the Golden Age of Spanish painting will set the stage for a visit to the Frick or, for those preferring to stay home, an "armchair" enjoyment of their talents.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 11/16/2017, ending 11/16/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Page Knox 



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Nicknamed Il Divino (the divine one) by his contemporaries on account of his mastery of drawing design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, Michelangelo is the subject of an expansive exhibit at the Met, running from November 13, 2017 to February 12, 2018. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.  This exhibition will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: approximately 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, an early painting, and a wood architectural model along with a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context.  Please note: the Met will not be allowing any guided tours of this exhibit.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM; starting 11/29/2017, ending 11/29/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Page Knox 



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