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28 Walnut Street
Madison, NJ 07940 (map)
What: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Plaza Hotel
Where: New York City
When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time: Board 8:45am, Depart 9:00, Return 5:45
Cost: $42.00 Madison, $47.00 non-resident
Sign-up: BeginningMonday, Nov. 4 from 9- 10am for Madison residents, Nov. 8 for non-residents
The legendary Metropolitan Museum Christmas tree awaitsus on our visit to New York City.The bus will leave us at the mus- eum entrance at 10:30 and return at 2:30. In between you will be free to wander where you will at this landmark destination. In addition to a recently renovated American Wing and Islamic Galleries, the following exhibits are among the choices: Julia Margaret Cameron, photographer; Small Delights: Chinese Snuff Boxes; Interwoven Globe: the Worldwide Textile Trade; Feathered Walls: Hangings from Ancient Peru; and Faberge from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation.
Lunch on your own at the museum can be found at the Cafeteria ($) or the Petrie Court Café and American Wing Café ($$). Museum maps will be available on arrival.
A special treat is in store on the ride home with a stop at the nearby Plaza Hotel Food Hall. Opened on May 23, 2012, the European-style food hall offers visitors and guests a variety of tastes and a wide selection of holiday gifts at fourteen gourmet stalls, from Pain D’Avignon to Kusmi Tea to La Maison de Chocolat.
For more details on the museum and the Plaza go to: www.metmuseum.org and www.theplazany.com/dining/foodhall. WT