Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bus to Balanchine

The latest issue of Hudson Valley Connoisseur magazine spotlights 12 top summer festivals in our region, including the New York City Ballet’s annual appearance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

I just learned that Unison Arts Center in New Paltz is sponsoring a bus trip on Saturday, July 12 to the "All Balanchine" performance of the NYC Ballet at SPAC. The trip costs $118 and includes luxury coach travel, all gratuities, champagne breakfast en route, an hour to explore the charming town of Saratoga, buffet lunch in the grand "Hall of Springs" restaurant, excellent seats for the ballet performance, and a box dinner with wine on the return trip.

The program includes three Balanchine works: Mozartiana, Prodigal Son and Symphony in C. Balanchine, one of the leading ballet choreographers of the 20th century, was co-founder of the New York City Ballet.

The bus leaves at 9:15 a.m. from the Hannaford's parking lot in Kingston Plaza. The bus will return to Kingston at approximately 7 p.m.

Call Linda Gold at 845-255-5256 or email ArtladyLG@aol.com to register and give your box dinner sandwich selection for the return trip. Make your check payable to Unison Arts and mail it to: 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561. Organizers say that there is always a full bus for this wonderful trip, so reserve early to ensure a spot.

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