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Day Trips and Excursions

Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095

To register: submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” attn.: Registrar with the date of the event on the memo line, or call 703.537.3043 to pay with a credit card. You will receive a reminder email with details and updates 5–7 days prior to the trip. If you registered and you didn’t get the email, please notify Michele. Also, please notify Michele prior to the trip if you must cancel. No refunds will be issued unless we are able to fill your reserved space. Trips are subject to change, please call to confirm. A minimum number of participants are required on all trips.

Note: Some museums have fees that will be collected in addition to the bus transportation payment. 

You must be a J-Family or J-Journey member or have a J-Pass to participate.


Washington National Opera: Don Giovanni at the Kennedy Center
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte (CANCELLED)

Thursday, March 19, depart the J 4:45pm; return approx. 10:30pm
How should a society punish a man who functions under his own malevolent moral code? Often considered the greatest opera ever composed, Mozart’s masterpiece combines comedy, drama, and supernatural elements to capture the downfall of a serial womanizer. From its thrilling overture to its breathtaking final scene, Don Giovanni explores issues of amorality, power, and justice that are just as relevant to today as to Mozart’s time.
Optional dinner: purchase your own at the Kennedy Center café overlooking the Potomac River before the performance.
Fee: $106 (includes bus transportation, orchestra ticket)
Code: #10284
Please submit payment by February 26.



Special Joint Program with ALI
Freedom House Museum and Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Tours
and Lunch, Alexandria, VA

(Check out the related ALI class on Tuesday, March 17)
Tuesday, March 24, depart the J 10:30am; return 3:15pm
Join us for a self-guided tour of the Freedom House Museum, once part of the headquarters for the largest domestic slave trading firm in the United States. The building is currently owned by the Northern Virginia Urban League and the Office of Historic Alexandria. We will then have lunch at historic Gadsby’s Tavern (separate charge) followed by a private tour of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Mr. Gadsby's establishment was a center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria. Prominent patrons included George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and the Marquis de Lafayette.
Please note: There are many narrow steps down to the Freedom House museum area and many steps at Gadsby’s Museum – no elevator in either historic property.
Fee: $26 includes bus transportation, admission to the two museums. Lunch is on your own at Gadsby’s Tavern.
Code: #10343
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” Attn: Registrar with “3/24” on memo line or call 703.537.3043 to pay with credit card.



Musicali Tea at Strathmore (CANCELLED)

Thursday, March 26, depart the J 10am; return 2pm
Enjoy a concert by The Levine School of Music adult students and teachers with a lovely tea and sweets reception afterwards. This concert features the Kokopelli Recorder Ensemble and other performers. We’ve been to their concerts many times in the past and it has always been a lovely time with wonderful music and talent!
Fee: $14 for bus transportation
Code: #10344
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” Attn: Registrar with “3/26” on memo line or call 703.537.3043 to pay with credit card.



NSO “Coffee Concert” at the Kennedy Center –
Kozhukhim Plays Grieg’s Piano Concerto  

Friday, April 3, depart the J 9:30am; return approx. 2:30pm
Partake of breakfast items (available for purchase) in the Kennedy Center Café, overlooking the Potomac River, prior to enjoying a classical music concert in the beautiful Concert Hall. This year acclaimed Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin will perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Conducted by incoming Music Director for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Gustavo Gimeno, the program also includes Shostakovich's brilliant Symphony No. 1.
Fee: $38 (includes bus transportation, specially-priced seats in the concert hall). Breakfast separate charge/optional at Café prior
to the concert.
Code: #10345
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” Attn: Registrar with “4/3” on memo line or call 703.537.3043 to pay with credit card.



National Gallery of Art – Degas at the Opera

Wednesday, April 22, depart the J 10:30am; return 3:30pm
(This trip will make a stop at Beth El. Please indicate if you will be leaving from the J or BEHC)
Visit 100 of the artist’s best-known and beloved works in a range of media. Degas is celebrated as the painter of dancers. A music lover and regular visitor to performances, Degas explored the public spaces of the Paris Opera as well as more private ones, including dance studios and backstage. He was friends with many of the people he depicted in his paintings. Enjoy the art and an optional lunch (pay your own).
Fee: $14 (includes bus transportation)
Code: #10573
Please submit payment by April 20.



National Geographic Museum: Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall

Friday, May 8, depart the J 10:30am; return 3:30pm
Dr. Jane Goodall braved the unknown to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives: chimpanzees. This multi-media exhibition is a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps. You will also see a life-size hologram of Dr. Goodall, enter a replica of her research tent, and learn about her current role as a leader in community-centered conservation and youth empowerment. Enjoy the exhibit and optional lunch (pay your own).
Fee: $28 (includes bus transportation and museum admission)
Code: #10574
Please submit payment by April 29.



Arena Stage: Toni Stone – A Trailblazing Spirit

Tuesday, May 12, depart the J 6pm; return 10:30pm
Considered a pioneer, Toni Stone is the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play professionally in a men’s league in the 1950s. Against all odds, Stone blazes a path in the male-dominated sports world, shattering expectations and creating her own set of rules. . . . the dynamic and uplifting story of Stone’s journey of perseverance and resilience just to do what she loved the most - play baseball.
Fee: $78 (includes bus transportation and orchestra ticket)
Note: We are not stopping for dinner. Light refreshments available in lobby.
Code: #10577
Please submit payment by April 20.


National Museum of African American History & Culture

Wednesday, May 20, depart the J 10:15am; return 3:30pm
Tour this wonderful museum with interesting permanent and rotating exhibits at your own pace. Consider eating lunch (pay your own) at the Sweet Home Café showcasing the rich culture and history of the African American people with traditional, authentic offerings as well as present-day food traditions.

Note: First timers only please; if there are available spots close to the trip date, then repeat visitors will be welcome to register.
Fee: $14 (includes bus transportation)
Code: #10575
Please submit payment by May 18.



Strathmore Tea with Soothing Piano Music

Tuesday, May 26, depart the J 11:45am; return 3pm
Enjoy romantic, serene and Broadway show music by Michael Gold, pianist. Delight in afternoon tea in the cozy, elegant atmosphere of The Mansion at Strathmore. Strathmore’s signature blend tea and a light lunch of delectable tea savories are served. Fancy hats encouraged!
Fee: $40 (includes bus transportation and elegant “tea” – really a lunch). For vegetarian option, please notify or 703.537.3095
by May 12.
Code: #10576
Please submit payment by May 12.



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