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Trips and Tours

To offer learning and social opportunities during Osher breaks, Intersession and Summer Seminar events fill the gap.

 

Intersession Events

Intersessions are short, between-term trips to interesting local attractions. Geva Theatre, Channel 8 News, Monroe County Forensics Lab, Albert Paley Studios, an RPO rehearsal, the Jello Museum, the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, and a Red Wings baseball game are a few of our previous Intersession adventures. Upcoming Intersession events can be found on the Events Calendar.

 

Summer Seminar Events

Held during the months of June, July, and August, our Summer Seminar program consists of four bus trips, each on a Thursday, to destinations within 2 to 2 ½ hours of Rochester. Each Thursday trip is preceded by an accompanying lecture on the Tuesday of that same week. The lectures, held at Osher and free for members and their guests on a first-come, first-served basis, are presented by experts on the trip locales. You must register and pay a nominal fee for each trip which covers the cost of your meal (one per trip), the bus rental, the bus driver's tip, honoraria for the speakers, and any entrance fees. Each member may register one guest per trip.

Summer Seminar packets containing complete descriptions, schedules, costs, and registration forms are mailed to each member's home on April 1st. Since the trips tend to be very popular, it is wise to get your registrations and fees in as soon as possible. Wait lists are kept in the order that requests are received.

The Summer 2018 trips are:

Buffalo Buildings and Boats (lecture on June 26th, trip on June 28th) [FULL]
We will have a guided bus tour of the Buffalo area including two buildings of architectural interest followed by lunch and then a visit to the Buffalo Naval Park where we will visit the cruiser USS Little Rock, the destroyer USS Sullivan and the WW II submarine USS Croaker. 

 

Shaw Festival - Grand Hotel (lecture on July 10th, trip on July 12th) [FULL] 
Our annual Shaw Festival visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada! This includes attending a performance of Grand Hotel followed by dinner At Queenston Heights Restaurant. As usual, Michael Lasser will be the speaker for the lecture. 

 

National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (lecture on July 24th, trip on July 26th) 
We will have an opportunity to learn about Gerrit Smith, the Underground Railroad, African-Americans in Peterboro, and American Abolition. Lunch will be on site. 

 

Power of Niagara (lecture on August 7th, trip on August 9th)
This trip will be to Niagara Falls for a "wet" experience at the Cave of the Winds where we will be within a few feet of the crushing Bridal Veil Falls. Lunch follows at Como's. In the afternoon, we will visit the Niagara Power Vista.