All Spring 2020 MARTA Activities have been cancelled.
We will attempt to reschedule as many as possible in the fall.
Two events (Cornell Cooperative Extension's Garden Walk and CD Trips Subway Series) are still pending. Check with the providers to determine if they will take place.
Checks should be sent to MARTA, PO Box 294, Blooming Grove, NY 10914 by due date
Forms can be sent by clicking on CONTACT (menu above) and indicate what activity you are signing up for, with your contact information (cell preferred) and an emergency number.
Bridge Club – Cancelled until further notice The bridge group continues. Learn the Basics of playing bridge. This club is held in Washingtonville every Monday. Beginners welcome. No cost Mondays: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. (How many Mondays you attend is up to you.) No registration required. 6 Depot St, Washingtonville – Blooming Grove Recreation department on the second floor of the building. Elevator is in the middle of the mall. Turn right off the elevator.
Felted Bunny - Cancelled In this workshop, Kat will introduce you to the tools and techniques used to turn raw wool into felted works of 3-dimensional art. You'll create a sweet little white bunny to take home, as well as an instruction and resource guide for the materials you'll need to continue your felting journey on your own. No previous experience or artistic skill is necessary, but this class does involve the use of very sharp instruments, therefore it is an adult-only class. There is a minimum/maximum of 6 attendees.
Cost - $40 – bring check made out to Merrily Paper to venue
We need to have 6 signups. Merrily Paper, 1375 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf
Fuji Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar/Demo and Lunch - Cancelled Join us at Fuji's in the Galleria Mall in Middletown. Watch your lunch being prepared by chefs who really know how to have fun in the kitchen! Hibachi lunch specials include your hibachi entree, fried rice, grilled veggies and salad. Prices range from $11.25 for hibachi chicken to $16.25 for hibachi steak and shrimp. You can add soup for an additional $.50. Their menu can be seen on their website. Separate checks are available so you will pay individually that day.
Cost: Paid at venue Galleria Mall, Middletown
Ceramics - Cancelled Come create a ceramic bird house in 2 sessions. Also available are a frog, turtle, garden mushroom, segmented worm, lizard, or gnome or pick from the shelf (done in 1 session). Instructor Patti Anderson will go over the process of creating ceramics and you will have the opportunity to paint your own piece with glaze which will be fired and ready to distribute within a week after painting. Indicate which piece on form. Maximum 12.
Cost - $10 for the bird house includes instruction, ceramic piece, glaze, and firing. If a different item is chosen off the shelf, cost $10 - $25.
Pour House Studio, 91 Adams Rd, Summitville, NY (2 miles N of Wurtsboro off Rte. 209
Basha Kill Hike - Cancelled Hike the Basha Kill with Mike Medley. Maximum of 10 participants
Cost - $5 honorarium collected at venue Meet at the South Rd boat launch, across from the Basha Kill Vineyards, 1131 South Rd, Wurtsboro
Learn to Play Pickleball - Cancelled Pickleball is gaining popularity among all ages including seniors – another to stay active amongst friends! Pickleball has been described as a combination of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. The net is lowered on the court much as you see in tennis, but it is a smaller court. A plastic ball with holes similar to a whiffle ball is used. A paddle is used to lob the ball over the net, back and forth, much like ping-pong or tennis. Pickleball is played as doubles (two people on each side or team), but it can also be played as singles. It has gained tremendous popularity in the 55+ community. *Equipment will be provided.
Cost: $20.00 Circleville Park - 60 Creamery Rd, Circleville; Courts are next to Town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Club
Movie/ Lunch - Cancelled Movie and Lunch is back! The Monroe Theater in Monroe, NY has begun showing classic films. They begin at 10:00 AM and they are free! For those of you who enjoyed so many of these classic movies and lunch outings in the past, please note that the movies are now at 10:00AM, so we will see the movie first and then go to lunch afterwards. Hope you can join us.
Cost – Movie is free; Scalia's in Monroe's Shop Rite Plaza for lunch. Monroe Theater - 34 Millpond Parkway, Monroe; Scalia’s – Shop Rite Plaza, RT 17M, Monroe
Jill P. Moore, Genealogical Talk and Discussion - Cancelled Finding, Following, and Recording Your Family Tree - Lecture on beginning or continuing your family genealogical study followed by a half hour question and answer period. An engaging and knowledgeable speaker who loves solving a good genealogical puzzle, Jill P Moore has her own genealogy service and holds a certificate in genealogical research through Boston University and is an alumnus of the Pro Gen 37 study group. Through her own genealogical research, Jill became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She teaches genealogical studies at the Moffat Library in Washingtonville and volunteers at many historical archives. Coffee or tea provided by the Café during Jill’s talk. Optional Lunch at Café – from menu or MARTA Special: soup and ½ sandwich OR sandwich and daily salad $10 plus tax and gratuity
Cost - $5 cash honorarium at the door Hudson Street Café, 190 South Plank Road (Route 52) Town of Newburgh
Resorts World Casino - Cancelled Visit the newest casino in Monticello. Try your luck at the slots, tables, enjoy lunch, or simply take a walk around the beautiful casino and its walking trails outside. The casino is twenty minutes from Middletown. Anyone that would like to carpool should meet at 11:00 in the “At Home” parking lot. The store is located off route 17 (exit 120): 100 N Galleria Dr. Middletown, NY 10941
Resorts World Casino, 888 Resorts World Drive, Monticello, NY 12701
Sip N Paint - Cancelled Join us for another fun art project with Nancy Reed Jones as we paint a lovely picture frame for our favorite photograph. Nancy's step by step instructions always help us produce beautiful results.
Cost - $35 check made out to Wallkill River School of Art Wallkill River School of Art, Rt 17K, Montgomery
Alex Prizgintas, Local Historian - Cancelled Slide Show and Lecture on the Incline RR and the Building of Arden House Alex Prizgintas, local historian and lecturer has a fascinating program on the building of Arden House outside of Harriman, New York. Arden House, a 1000,000 square foot mansion, was built by railroad magnate E. H. Harriman and his wife, Mary Averell Harriman. They were the parents of Averell Harriman, US Diplomat to the Soviet Union during the Cold War, Secretary of Commerce for Truman and 48th NY Governor who later gifted the property to Columbia University. Alex will present the history of the area, the difficulties in constructing the incline railroad necessary to bring materials and workers to the top of the mountain, and the construction of the mansion by the immigrant ancestors of many local families. Alex has published many articles on local RRs, local dairy farms and milk bottles, and is in the process of writing a book that catalogues and identifies historical dairy farms in Orange County and beyond. He has been a sought-after lecturer on the Harriman Incline, Newburgh RR, and Local Dairies for 8 years. Some of Alex’s other roles and accomplishments include President of Hudson Valley Bottle Club, Founder and Administrator of Antique Bottles of Orange County, an accomplished cellist and singer often playing at important historic, historical, memorial and educational events, and a sophomore at Marist College.
Cost - $5 cash honorarium at the door Thrall Library Meeting Room, 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown
Movie/Lunch - Cancelled Movie/ Lunch2 - Watch Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail." For those of you who enjoyed so many of these classic movies and lunch outings in the past, please note that the movies are now at 10:00AM, so we will see the movie first and then go to lunch afterwards. Hope you can join us.
Cost – Movie is free; Scalia's for lunch. In addition to a full menu, there are lunch specials consisting of an appetizer and an entree for $12.95 plus tax and gratuity.
Monroe Theater - 34 Millpond Parkway, Monroe; Scalia’s – Shop Rite Plaza, RT 17M, Monroe
Mt Gulian tour - Cancelled Come visit Mt Gulian, the Hudson Valley colonial homestead of the Verplanck family. It was the Continental Army headquarters of patriot General Fredrich Von Steuben. After the war it was the founding place of the Society of the Cincinnati. We will tour the house as well as the barn and garden, weather permitting. Minimum of 6 attendees. Lunch afterward in downtown Beacon.
Cost - $8 per adult, paid at the venue Mt. Gulian Homestead, 145 Sterling Street, Beacon
West Point Tour - Cancelled Come take a 2-hour tour of West Point from 1778 as a military post during the Revolutionary War to the modern times of the US Military Academy. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and learn about historic figures such as Washington, Jefferson, MacArthur, Eisenhower and Arnold. The tour makes stops at the Cadet Chapel, Trophy Point, Battle Monument and the Plain. We also will tour the West Point Cemetery and Old Cadet Chapel, built in 1837. This tour delves into the lives and contributions of some of the US Military's and West Point's most notable figures laid to rest on this hallowed ground. Learn more about Custer, White II, Goethals, Schwarzkopf, Thayer, and many more. This tour requires moderate walking and visitors spend about 1 hr. 20 min off the bus at the various stops, most of which are outdoors. Some pathways may be unpaved and the ground uneven. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Guests are encouraged to bring water and take measures to protect themselves from the elements. Driver’s license required for ID. Directions will be forwarded to attendees. For those interested, we can start with lunch at Park Restaurant at 12:00.
Cost:Tour - 20.50 – paid at venue Park Restaurant, 451 Main St, Ste A, Highland Falls West Point Tour departs from the West Point Visitors Center, 2107 New South Post Road, West Point
Seasonal Garden Walks with a Master Gardener Volunteer 2020 Led by Master Gardener Volunteers, these walks will encourage you to explore gardens in our region during their seasonal splendor. Discover shrubs, trees and ornamental plants which have specific features in Spring and Summer. Bring a camera, your cell phone, a sketch book or just your eyes to preserve the experience. The walks will take place at locations throughout our area. Locations and directions will be provided before each session. Walks are a moderate activity level and garden enthusiasts of all levels are welcome. Maximum of 15. Session 1 – Tuesday, April 28 - 10 am – 12 pm; Registration deadline Tues, April 21 - Session 1 CANCELLED Session 2 – Tuesday, June 30 - 10 am – 12 pm; Session 2 CANCELLED Cost - Per session: $10 RSVP – Sign up directly @ Cornell Cooperative Extension https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E190538&id=562 Cornell Cooperative Extension, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (third floor), Middletown
Join MARTA on a CD Trip excursion to see a Broadway play - All cancelled or baseball game - check with CDTrips Every ticket purchased will result in a donation to the MARTA scholarship fund. Price includes coach bus transportation, theatre tickets to the show, bagel and snacks, an on-board CD Trip escort, movie, all taxes, driver gratuity and an organized hassle-free experience! Bus picks up in multiple places along Route 17 corridor. (Specify MARTA when booking.)
Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway – Join MARTA on a CD Trip excursion to see Mrs. Doubtfire, a new musical based on the story of Daniel Hillard, a struggling, out-of-work actor, who will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he disguises himself as Scottish nanny Mrs. Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. Saturday, April 25th - Broadway Closed Cost: Orchestra: $249; Front Mezzanine: $229; Mid Mezzanine: $199 RSVP - Contact cdtrips.com by March 31st
Diana - A True Musical Story - The life of Princess Diana - Diana, the story of the most famous woman of the modern age as she struggles to endure a spotlight brighter than any the world had ever known. Saturday, April 25th - Broadway Closed Cost: Orchestra Center: Row O & P: $235; Mezzanine Center: Row D & F: $235; Front Balcony Center: Row A & D: $189 RSVP - Contact cdtrips.com by March 31st
To Kill A Mockingbird on Broadway - To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s classic courtroom drama. Thursday, May 21 - Broadway Closed Cost: Orchestra: $235; Front Mezzanine: $195; Front Balcony: $155 RSVP - Contact cdtrips.com by April 30th
Hamilton on Broadway - Hamilton, a fresh look at the era of the Founding Fathers. Thursday, May 21st - Broadway Closed Cost: Orchestra: $418; Rear Mezzanine: $369 RSVP - Contact cdtrips.com by April 30th
Subway Series: Yankees vs. Mets @Citi Field: Join MARTA on a CD Trips excursion to Citi Field.
Tuesday, July 28th Cost: Field Level Baseline Package - $219; Coca Cola Corner Package - $195 RSVP - Contact cdtrips.com by June 30th