This will be our first outing where we will venture to the Bronx borough of New York City. We will experience the multicultural diversity of the Bronx while viewing the scenery of the New York Botanical Gardens.
We will travel to the New York Botanical Gardens, one of the country’s most popular botanical gardens. The garden contains 250 acres of over 1,000,000 plants, 50 gardens, and over 30,000 mature trees. Other unique features of the garden are the Peggy Rockerfeller Rose Garden and the Haupt Conservatory, a large “crystal palace-style” greenhouse built in the 1890’s. Visit www.nybg.org for more information.
Our outing will conclude at Arthur Avenue, which is known as the “Little Italy” of the Bronx. Arthur Avenue is a traditional Italian neighborhood that features a variety of stores, shops, restaurants, and bakeries. We will have dinner at the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, a popular local tourist market. The market features nine restaurants, five pastry shops, five bread stores, butchers, pasta makers, fish markets, gourmet coffee shops, and other small shopping options.
Important Note: Admission to the Bronx Botanical Gardens is $10.00
*A detailed itinerary will be emailed one week before the date of the trip.
-We will meet at the White Marsh Park and Ride at 9:00AM. I will take a MegaBus from Washington, DC and meet you all when it arrives at the White Marsh Park and Ride. I will provide my contact number several days before the trip begins.
-We will be traveling to New York through the Megabus service. Tickets can be purchased online at www.megabus.com ($48 - $60 average for round trip at current time).
-When entering website, schedule bus trip for 9:45AM - 1:00PM (Depart to New York), and schedule the return trip for 8:30PM – 11:50PM (Return to Baltimore). The date of the trip is Saturday, August 3, 2013. Please be sure to enter information correctly, as Megabus does not refund tickets; however, they will allow you to reschedule trip 24 hours prior to the scheduled trip date.
-The White Marsh Park and Ride is located at 8476 Honeygo Boulevard, White Marsh, MD 21236 (at the corner of Honeygo Blvd. and White Marsh Blvd.).
-Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns.
See you there!