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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mansion in May Designer House and Lunch at The Madison Hotel

Alnwick Hall, know in recent years as the “The Abbey” and once the residence of Edward Peter Meany and his wife, Rosalie Behr, is a rare and largely unaltered survivor of “Millionaire’s Row,” in Morristown, N.J., a stretch that during the Gilded Age, was lined by a nearly unbroken series of large and elegant estate homes. At the time, it was referred to as “the street of the 100 millionaires” and “the finest four miles in the world.” The 20,000 squarefoot, brick mansion, designed by architect Percy Griffin, was modeled after various fifteenth-and sixteenth-century English prototypes. The Mansion will once again be brought to life through the design creations of some of the metropolitan area’s leading interior designers. Seeing these rooms are sure to inspire us of things to do in our own homes. Following the tour, we will have a fabulous 3-course lunch at the Madison Hotel. It is set amidst a countrified and tranquil setting. The Georgian style facade and dramatic clock tower of hotel have been a landmark for over a quarter of a century in Morristown, N.J. It is reminiscent of a more gracious and genteel time and it blends timeless elegance and personalized service and award winning cuisine to create a truly memorable experience.

Price: $130 (lunch included)

This event is currently sold out, Please contact Eileen Moser to be added to the waiting list.

Time: 7:45 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m.
Location: Deluxe coach leaves from St. Mary (Medical Center parking lot)


Saturday, June 10, 2017

warpaintAfternoon on Broadway


Staring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole

Nederlander Theatre

208 W 41st Street

2:00 pm

(Lunch at Hurley’s Restaurant, 232 West 48th Street)

The bus leaves St. Mary Medical Center 413 parking lot at 9:30 am

and returns to St. Mary Medical Center at approximately 7:30 pm.

Limited tickets available so reserve early!

$240.00 – Show and lunch

For additional information, call Kim Bantle-Taylor at 215-710-2221 or 215-710-2364.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mexican Fiesta Cooking Class and Dinner at the Farm Cooking School

GrO&A Spring 2017 Brochure 2eat fun will be had by all! The Farm Cooking School in Titusville, New Jersey is a destination for communal cooking, learning and eating the freshest of foods. Aspiring cooks and enthusiastic eaters will learn through a friendly approach to locally sourced Cooking the fundamental techniques. Grab an apron for a full participation class and then we will sit down for dinner. Our private class will be taught by noted Chef Shelley Wiseman, who is the author of 2 cookbooks and was the travel and food editor, and recipe developer at Gourmet magazine. You will learn to prepare a 4-course meal of Blue Cheese and Smoked Almond Guacamole with freshly made tortilla chips; Mexican Salad; Mexican Poblano Chile, Corn Tortillas, Spinach, Pine Nut and Raisin Lasagne with Tomato and Goat Cheese Sauces; Chocolate Candied Orange Peel Tart with Cookie Crust. We will have Sangria and Shelley will show us how to make hibiscus Margaritas!

Price: $100
Time: 6:00 p.m. to approximately 9:00 p.m.
Location: Transportation is on your own. 
The Farm Cooking School is just over the
bridge from Washington Crossing in Titusville,
New Jersey. Gravity Hill Farm, 67 Pleasant
Valley Road, Titusville, N.J. 08560

For further information about the

Out & About trips,

please contact Eileen Moser at 215-767-4842

Past Out & About Events

Great times were had by all last year at the many Out & About Events in the Spring and Fall. We experienced cooking with a famous chef, touring beautiful Lancaster, shopping at the famous Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, visiting the beautiful Hudson Valley, and many more!

Check out the pictures from past events Past Events