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Would you like to still travel? Now you can without leaving your home – just stay still! Let us whisk you away for an "armchair adventure" on an interesting, educational, fun & live, guided group tour in a destination beyond your front door ..even beyond the grocery store! Forget the long, masked airplane ride, we take you across the time zones by Zoom where a local professional guide from a distant destination will take us to explore sites or topics. Live Q&A, photos, graphics & video clips (when available) will transport us to the destination!
CLICK HERE to "meet" James and get an overview of the travel program.
Back by popular demand, our terrific, professional guide - Brad – returns with a new set of interesting, virtual trips with different themes in the gorgeous and romantic “the City of Light” where he lives. Trips include:
Père Lachaise Cemetery (May 2)
The Occupation & Liberation of Paris during World War II (May 9)
Underground Paris (May 16)
Around the Saint Martin Canal (May 23)
There is perhaps no other theater in New York City that charts Broadway's rise, fall, and rise again better than The New Victory Theater. Let our trip leader James Sokol zoom you to the heart of Manhattan to meet and "tour" with Tim Dolan for a virtual deep dive through 122 years of theatre history exploring the secrets and stories from Times Square's oldest theater.
Featuring some of Broadway's most famous showmen, from Oscar Hammerstein I to Harry Houdini, and animal antics, from horses centerstage to cows on the roof, these theater walls are talking and the stories are not to be believed. Add in some rare photos and a few trivia questions and Tim is sure to keep you on the edge of your couch or recliner! Don’t miss this new “tour” with our adored, dynamic, professional guide, a “walking encyclopedia of Broadway!”
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Since her first series on Barcelona last year, countless guests have asked for more from our terrific, local guide Marta. She returns with this new, specially-created series in which she brings local perspective and interesting insights into her country, her region, her town & her traditions. Trips include:
Nations of Spain (June 6)
Provinces of Catalonia (June 13)
Districts of Barcelona (June 20)
Catalan Traditions (June 27)
Join us to zoom to Berlin for four virtual “trips” in Germany's capital, which is buzzing with history (much good, some not – obviously!) & culture. In fact, it was once called “the Athens on the Spree (River)" because of the significant cultural, scientific and architectural developments and achievements that happened there. Our professional guide Jamie – a long-time resident of Berlin – shares his insights and experiences in this dynamic and exciting city. Our Virtual “Trips” Include:
Highlights of Berlin (July 11)
Museum Island (July 18)
Potsdam, a Royal Residence Town (July 25)
Berlin’s Jewish Quarter (Aug 1)
Let us zoom you away on our virtual “trips” to this magical North African country, so different from most Arab-dominant countries. Morocco has its own unique, fascinating culture – a blend of indigenous Berber, Arabian, Sub-Saharan African & European (Christian & Jewish) influences. In this new mini-series on Morocco, our wonderful, local, professional guide returns with a special mini-series on three unique aspects of his diverse & vibrant country! Our Virtual “Trips” Include:
Moroccan Cuisine: from Market to Table (Aug 8)
“The Hollywood of Africa” (Aug 15)
Captivating Crafts (Aug 22)
The Albany JCC offers in person and virtual programs for adults and senior adults!