We will depart from the Nesconset Branch of the Smithtown Library (148 Smithtown Blvd, Nesconset; 631-265-3994) parking lot at 6:45am for historic Hyde Park, NY.
First stop will be the renowned Culinary Institute, where, at 10:15, we’ll enjoy a 1-hour tour of the facilities followed at 11:30 by a 4-course feast at its Italian restaurant (call the library for menu details).
We’ll then go back in time to the Gilded Age - to the Vanderbilt Mansion, that is - where we’ll walk off our meal while admiring its Beaux Arts splendor and views of the Hudson on our 1-hour guided tour.
At 4:45, we’ll head home.
Note: A fair amount of walking is involved. For more information, go to www.nps.gov/vama/planyourvisit/things2know.htm.
$97 cash or check made out to “Smithtown Library” (includes all) is due at in-person registration, which is ongoing and is now open to all regardless of library district.
You may also register at the Commack Branch of the Smithtown Library (3 Indian Head Rd, Commack; 631-543-0998). Please try to register by May 6, as program is subject to cancellation if minimum attendance is not met. No refunds unless trip is cancelled due to low sign-up.