The Waterfront @ Silver Birches
Wednesday, March 18
St. Patrick’s Festival with Big Joe Brannigan and The Blarney Boys with the Kerry Cavanaugh Irish Step Dancers
Departing from the Center at 9:00 am, we will travel to Hawley, PA with a rest stop en route. Upon arrival at 11:00 am, we will be taken to the waterfront for the St. Patrick’s festival. The day will begin with a welcome reception followed by music and dancing from 11:00 am-12:30 pm (open bar of beer, wine and soda from noon- pm). A family-style lunch will be served at 12:30 pm-2:00 pm that includes Irish favorites.
An Irish show from 2:30-3:30 pm, follows the special entertainment. Enjoy a snack before heading home at 4:00 pm arriving back at Center at 5:30 pm.
Cost: Members $110 Non-members $120
*** Lancaster, PA.
Wednesday, APRIL 1
Queen Esther” is set in the opulent Persian empire, where her great beauty takes her from an ordinary life to the palace, where she becomes queen. But she hides her true self and never tells her new husband, the king, that she is Jewish. It could lead to great troubles.
But will she stand up for her people and follow God’s plan for her? Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this?
Leave the Johnson City Senior Center @7:00 am and travel to Lancaster with a rest stop en route. At approximately 11:00 am, we will arrive at Shady Maple Farms for an included meal - don’t forget to visit their gift shop while you are there.
Departing from Shady Maple Farms, at approximately 1:30 pm, we will continue on to the Sight and Sound Theatre for their production of “Queen Esther”. We will depart for home at 5:45 pm, with a fast food stop on own en route home arriving at the Center at 10:30 pm.
Cost: Members $160 Non-members $170
*** Philadelphia Food Tour
Wednesday, April 22
Explore the most popular food spots and dishes in Philadelphia on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Eat your way through the city with five stops along the way, all the while picking up insight into the city’s history and culture from your expert guide. Make sure to come hungry — this is not only a tasting adventure, but a meal that includes classic Philly eats like cheese steaks and cheese whiz fries, tomato pie, soft pretzels, and two sweet treats from the world-famous Reading Terminal Market.
Depart at 7:00 am and travel to Philadelphia, Pa. with a fast food rest stop en route. Arriving at 10:00 am, we will meet a local step-on guide and have a walking tour of the Italian market, visit a bakery and Dibruno Brothers House of Cheese. Tour will be from 11- 12:30 pm. Following this tour, we will enjoy an included cheesesteak lunch from 1 - 2 pm.
After lunch we are off to the Reading Terminal Market for a guided walking tour while learning the history of the market. Samples provided during the tour. The day will end at the Betsy Ross House for a chocolate demonstration along with a sample of a hot chocolate beverage. Departing for home at 6:00 pm, a fast food rest stop on own will be made en route home.
Cost: Members $180 Non-members $190
*** Penn’s Peak
Wednesday, May 13
Dave Rehrig is a Conway Twitty tribute artist. Dave started singing Conway songs when he was 20 years old and even today he gets comments that he sounds just like Conway and has his moves and personality. As you listen to Dave singing Conway's #1 hits, from Hello Darlin' to It's Only Make Believe, his voice and gestures will make you feel like you're at a Conway Twitty concert. Elena Mac will faithfully portray Loretta Lynn. Her tribute covers various material from Loretta’s long and successful career. You won't want to miss this show!!
Departing at 9:00 am, no rest stop will be made as we travel to Jim Thorp, Pa. Arriving there at 11:00am, our group will be taken to Penn’s Peak for an included luncheon show. A family-style meal of Penn’s Peak pot roast will be served at 12 noon. Following our lunch, there will be the afternoon entertainment “Branson Fever” (a tribute show) from approximately 1-3 pm. When the show ends you will be on your own until 3:30 pm when we will depart for home. A dinner rest stop will be made on your own en route home.
Cost: Members $105 Non-members $115
*** GOAT Yoga
Thursday, May 28
NY Goat Yoga began as a happy coincidence. Sharon and Aldo, the owners of Gilbertsville Farmhouse (our home) were gifted two adorable baby Nigerian Dwarf goats for Easter of 2017. Those bouncing babies inspired goat yoga when they hopped all over the house, the tables, the furniture and anything else they could reach. Their snuggles and adorable kisses made the family adopt three more goat babies. Soon enough, NY Goat Yoga at Gilbertsville Farmhouse was born on the farm.
We will depart from the Center at 8:30 am and arrive in Gilbertsville at 10:00 am. Upon arrival, we will be taken to the Gilbertsville Farmhouse for a tour of the venue followed by an included lunch and then a session of goat yoga. You will be on your own until departure at 4:00 pm, arriving home at 5:15 pm.
**PLEASE NOTE: There is also chair yoga. Participants should bring their own yoga mat and be sure to not have loose hair or clothing, as goats like to chew.
Cost: Members $117 Non-members $127
*** Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
"I Left my Dignity in my Other Purse"
Thursday, June 11
Four days ago, Ruth Baker planned to retire and marry her fiancé in Tahiti. But her retirement party spun out of control, leaving Ruth too inebriated to remember everything that happened. With the help of her best friends, she must piece together the embarrassing events of that night, resulting in non-stop laughter.
Depart from the Center at 8:00 am to Clinton, NJ with a rest stop en route. Arriving at the playhouse at approximately 11:00 am, we will be taken to the scheduled plated luncheon from 11:30-1:00 pm. The show of “I Left my Dignity in my Other Purse” follows the luncheon from 1:30-3:30 pm. You will depart for home at approximately at 3:45 pm.
A dinner rest stop on your own will be made en route home, arriving back home at 7:30 pm
Cost: Members $130 Non-members $140
*** Bar Harbor - Portland, Maine
Sunday - Thursday
Sunday: Day 1 - Depart the Center at 6:00 am. We will be traveling to Bar Harbor, Maine, travel time is approximately 9 hours. Rest stops will be made as needed. A lunch stop on own will be made en route to Freeport, Maine, arriving in Bar Harbor at 5:00 pm. We will be taken to the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel for the next two nights. After check-in and settling is your room, dinner will be included at the hotel with the rest of the evening free.
Monday: Day 2 - Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before we depart for a guided tour of Acadia National Park. Lunch will be included at Jordan Pond House located in the park. Following lunch and tour, we will have free time to explore Bar Harbor and then return to the hotel. Included tonight we will enjoy a traditional Maine lobster bake. Other dinner options are steak or haddock. After dinner we will return back to the hotel for a free evening.
Tuesday: Day 3 - A breakfast is included this morning before we will depart for Portland, Maine - travel time is 4 1/2 hrs. On our way, a stop will be made at the Maine Prison Showroom for shopping. We will then reboard the motorcoach and continue traveling to Boothbay Harbor where we will have lunch on own with free time in the waterfront area.
Afternoon will have us boarding for a cruise on Linekin Bay for a lobster trap hauling and seal watch. Following the cruise, we continue to Portland. Arriving at Dimillo’s on the water, enjoy an included dinner. After dinner, will have us checking into our accommodations, for the next two nights, Holiday Inn by the Bay Hotel. Enjoy a free evening.
Wednesday: Day 4 - A breakfast is included this morning and then a local step-on guide will meet us for a guided tour of Portland including the Portland Head Light and the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse. Lunch will be on own in Old Port Portland, before we board the Maine Narrow Railroad for a scenic train ride. Return back to the hotel to freshen up, before we travel to Bailey’s Island for a lobster-choice dinner. Return back to the hotel mid-evening.
Thursday: Day 5 After an included breakfast, we will depart for home stopping at Maine’s southernmost lighthouse in Cape Neddick at Nubble Lighthouse for a photo and then shopping time at Stonewall Kitchens. Our lunch stop will be in Palmer, Massachusetts enjoying an included lunch at the Palmer Union Station Restaurant. A fast food rest stop will be made en route.
We will arrive home at approximately 7:00pm.
Cost: Sgl $1645 pp Dbl $1244 pp
Tpl $1145 pp Quad $1068 pp
******Included on this trip are 6 dinners and 4 breakfasts
*** Covered Wagon Tours
Tuesday, June 23
Travel to Wellsboro to see one of America’s natural wonders, the PA Grand Canyon, 50 miles long and 1,000 feet deep. View the canyon from above at an overlook and from below during a horse-drawn carriage ride into the gorge.
We will depart from the Center at 8:00 am, with a rest area stop en route. Arriving in Wellsboro, a step-on guide will meet our group for a guided walking tour of the village from 11:00 - 11:45 am. Lunch will be at the Timeless Destination Restaurant from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm. Meal choices are: sliced roast beef w/gravy, dill salmon, chicken cordon blue. A covered wagon ride into the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon’s upper gorge will follow lunch. The ride will be from approximately 4:40 - 5:40 pm before departing for home at 6:00 pm. A fast food rest stop on your own will be made en route home, arriving home at 9:00 pm.
Cost: Members $143 Non-members $153
*** The Lion King
New York City
Saturday, July 11
The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king.
Depart for NYC at 8:00 am with a fast food lunch stop on own will be made en route and arriving in Manhattan approximately at 12:30 pm. On arrival, we will be dropped off in the vicinity of the Minskoff Theatre at 200 West 45th Street. There will be a short amount of free time before the scheduled 2:00 pm afternoon matinee performance of “The Lion King”.
We will reboard the motorcoach at approximately 5:00 pm and depart for home with a dinner/rest stop on own en route home. Arrival time at the Center will be 10:00 pm.
Cost: Members $292 Non-members $302
*** Erie Canal
Tuesday, July 28
Traveling today to Cooperstown and Herkimer, NY we will leave the Center at 10:00 am. Approximate arrival in Cooperstown is 11:30 am where we will be taken to the Otesaga Resort Hotel for an included lunch buffet from noon to 1:30 pm.
Reboarding the motor coach after lunch, we will travel to Herkimer to board the Erie Canal Cruises for a scheduled 3:00 pm narrated sightseeing cruise on the Erie Canal from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. After the cruise, you will have free time at the gift shop until 5:00 pm when we depart for home with a fast food rest stop on your own en route home arriving back at the Center at 8:00 pm.
Cost: Members $115 Non-members $125
*** Log Cabin Lobsterbake
Wednesday, August 12
We depart from the Center at 7:00 am and travel to Holyoke, MA with a fast food rest stop en route. Arriving in Holyoke at approximately 11:00 am, we will be taken to “The Log Cabin” facility for an included meal and entertainment. Lunch will be from 11:30 am - 1:15 pm with a meal choice of twin lobsters or prime rib. Following the meal, the scheduled afternoon entertainment “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Tribute” will be from 1:00 - 3:00 pm You will be on your own until we depart at 3:30 pm. A fast food rest stop on your own will be made en route home. We will arrive back at the Center around 7:30 pm.
Cost: Members $165 Non-members $175
*** Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
Saturday, August 29
Dixie Longate is the fast-talking, gum chewing, ginger-haired Alabama gal who is bringing your grandma’s Tupperware party into the 21st century. Audiences howl with laughter as Dixie demonstrates the many alternative uses for the iconic plastic kitchen staple. Filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, audience participation and a little bit of empowerment and homespun wisdom, DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY leaves your heart a little bigger and your food a little fresher.
Leaving at 9:00 am, a rest stop will be made en route to Skaneateles and lunch will be on your own approximately from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. You will then reboard the motor coach, traveling to Auburn to the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse for a 2:00 pm performance of “Dixie’s Tupperware Party”.
At the conclusion of the play, we will depart for home at approximately 4:45 pm stopping at a fast food rest stop, arriving back in Johnson City at 7:00 pm.
Cost: Members $129 Non-members $139
*** Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum including a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise
Thursday, September 3
Departing from the Center at 7:00 am, we will travel to Manhattan with a rest stop en route. Upon arriving in Manhattan, we will be taken to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. After enjoying a one- hour guided tour from 10:30 - to 11:30 am, you will have free time from 11:30 am - 1:15 pm. With your free time a box lunch will be included. The sandwich entrée choices are: turkey, ham, roast beef and cheese trio.
Following lunch, we will walk or be transported to the Circle Line Cruise pier for boarding at 1:30 pm. The narrated cruise will be from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. After the cruise, we will board the motorcoach at 3:45 pm and depart for home with a dinner rest stop on your own at a local area restaurant. Arrival back at the Center is 9:00 pm.
Cost: Members $158 Non-members $168
*** NIAGARA FALLS, USA
$100 Free Play and $40 Food Credit
MUST HAVE PHOTO I.D. FOR PACKAGE!!!
Wednesday: Day 1 - Depart the Center at 7:00 am and travel to Niagara Falls. A ‘Mystery Stop’ and lunch will be made en route. When we arrive in Niagara Falls, we board the Maid of the Mist for a ride from 3:30 - 5 pm. The Seneca Niagara Casino will be our accommodations for the next two nights. Dinner is included, at your leisure, using the Food Credit Coupon. Your evening will then be free.
Thursday: Day 2 - Enjoy an included breakfast buffet at the hotel this morning before we depart for a guided tour of the Niagara Falls area. Return to the casino at 1:00 pm for a free afternoon. Lunch will be on own. An included dinner tonight, at the Casino buffet. After dinner, a night view of the lights on the falls will be enjoyed before returning to the hotel.
Friday: Day 3 - There will be an included breakfast buffet before our departure to visit Fort Niagara from 9:30 - 11:00 am. Departing for home, we will stop at Buffalo’s Anchor Bar from 12:00 - 2:00 pm for an included lunch. From 2:30 - 3:30 pm a visit will be made to Platters Chocolates.
Continuing home, a rest stop will be made en route home, arriving at 7:00 pm.
Cost: Sgl $791 pp Dbl $598 pp Tpl $591 pp
*** Springfield, Massachusetts
Tuesday, September 22
The Big E, formally known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as "New England's Great State Fair". It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the sixth-largest fair in the nation. The Big E is inclusive of all six of the New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hamshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Each of the New England states is prominently represented at the fair.
Depart from the Center at 6:30 am and travel to Springfield, Mass. with a fast food rest stop on your own en route. Upon arrival at approximately 10:30 am, our group will be taken to the “The Big E” for a free day at the fair.
With lunch on your own , you will spend the rest of the day at the fair until we depart for home at approximately at 5:15 pm. A fast food rest stop on your own will be made en route home, arriving at the Center at 9:30 pm.
Cost: Members $138 Non-members $148
*** Captain Bill’s Cruise
Thursday, October 1
Traveling to Watkins Glen, we will depart the Center at 10:00 am with no rest stop. Upon arrival, we will be taken to Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises for a cruise with entertainment. Be ready for a “Groovin’ 60’s & 70’s luncheon cruise from noon to 2:00 pm.
You will then be on your own until we depart at 2:15 pm, arriving back at the Center at 4:00 pm.
Cost: Members $118 Non-members $128
*** Penn's Peak
Jersey Beach Boys
Wednesday October 7
LIGHTS OUT, known for their Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has created something brand new... THE JERSEY BEACH BOYS. Imagine yourself listening to the amazing hits of the Beach Boys, while watching the smooth moves of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.... Lights Out has re-imagined what The Beach Boys would be like if this actually had happened. Sing along to all of the west coast hits while you dance along with moves created by one of the greatest groups to hit the musical landscape. Get up and party with, LIGHTS OUT!
Departing at 9:00 am, no rest stop will be made as we travel to Jim Thorp, Pa. Arriving there at 11:00 am, our group will be taken to Penn’s Peak for an included luncheon show. A family-style meal of Penn’s Peak pot roast will be served at 12 noon. Following our lunch, there will be the afternoon entertainment “The Jersey Beach Boys” from approximately 1-3 pm. When the show ends you will be on your own until 3:30 pm when we will depart for home. A dinner rest stop will be made on your own en route home arriving at 7:00 pm.
Cost: Members $100 Non-members $110
*** Letchworth Craft Fair
Letchworth State Park
Saturday, October 10
Since 1976. Over 300 Artists and Crafters from many states and Canada. Free shuttle buses in the park, food concessions, ATM's available, presenting the best in pottery, fiber, decorative arts, woodworking, metal, photography, painting, jewelry and more. Fun, Food and Fall Foliage.
We will depart from the Center at 7:30 am, arriving at Letchworth State Park in Mount Morris at 10:00 am for their annual craft fair. You will be on your own until departure approximately 4:15 pm. A dinner rest stop will be made en route home
Cost: Members $94 Non-members $104
*** Point Place Casino
Thursday, November 12
Return: $10 Slot play $5 Food
Depart From Center @9:00am and return @5:00pm
*** Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
Tuesday, December 1
Celebrate Christmas at the Playhouse with our original holiday song and dance extravaganza! With an ensemble cast performing traditional and religious holiday songs all backed by our amazing orchestra, it’s a spectacular holiday show like no other! With the entire Playhouse decked out for Christmas, the joy of the season will fill you with Christmas spirit and memories.
Depart from the Center at 8:00 am to Clinton, NJ with a rest stop en route. Arriving at the playhouse at approximately 11:00 am, we will be taken to the scheduled plated luncheon from 11:30-1:00 pm. The show of “2020 Holiday Musical” follows the luncheon from 1:30-3:30 pm. You will depart for home at approximately at 3:45 pm.
A dinner rest stop on your own will be made en route arriving back home at 7:30 pm
Cost: Members $144 Non-members $154
*** Von Trapp Resort
Sunday: Day 1 - Depart the Center at 8:00 am. A rest and lunch stop on own will be made en route to Stowe, Vermont. Arrival time is approximately 3:00 pm at the Trapp Family Lodge for the next three nights. After checking and settling in your room, a three-course dinner will be included in the Lodge main dining room. Enjoy a free evening at the lodge.
Monday: Day 2 - Enjoy a country breakfast buffet at the Lodge followed by a tour of the Lodge with an overview of the family. A documentary film will follow. We will then depart for the village of Stowe for strolling with lunch on your own. We will then visit Ben & Jerry’s for a tour of the ice cream factory - with a sample.
An included afternoon tea is waiting for us when we return to the Lodge. Tonight is a dinner buffet in the new “Bierhall”, overlooking the brewery where their own craft beers are made. The rest of the evening is free.
Tuesday: Day 3 - A country breakfast buffet is included this morning before we will depart for a day of touring with a local tour guide. Stop one will be at Morse Maple Sugar Farm, followed by lunch on your own in Montpelier with a tour of the capitol building. Stop two is at the Cabot Cheese Annex before returning to the Lodge for an included afternoon tea. Save room for a three-course dinner in the main dining room. A free evening follows.
Wednesday: Day 4 - Enjoy a country breakfast buffet before departing at 9:00 am for home. A rest and lunch stop will be made en route at a local area restaurant.
We will arrive home at approximately 5:00 pm.
Cost: Sgl $1402 pp Dbl $1082 pp Tpl $1028 pp
******Included on this trip are 3 dinners and 3 country breakfast buffets