Vanderbilt Mansion/Culinary Institute/Hudson Walkway/Cidery Day Trip

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  • 03/13/2022 - 03/14/2022
    8:45 pm

This is an awesome day to get out of the city, enjoy some fresh air beautiful views and explore the Hudson Valley.

What to expect

  • Your day will start with the spectacularly scenic train ride along the Hudson River Line on Metro North to Poughkeepsie.  (You may also drive to meet the group)
  • Your guide will pick you up and bring you to a special tour of the historic Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park.  The last of the Gilded Age mansions.
  • Following the tour the group will travel 5 minutes south to The Culinary Institute of America where you will enjoy a fresh meal in The Egg which is a gourmet cafeteria run by the students.
  • We will then walk off our calories on the famous Walkway Across the Hudson State Park.  An old train trestle that was built in the 1800’s and is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in New York State. You will enjoy amazing views of the river and the Catskills off in the distance.
  • After the Walkway we’ll finish the day with some Hard Cider at Bad Seed Cidery.
  • You will be back in time for the 4:50pm train at the latest.

The group will be traveling in and SUV or Minivan. Limit 8 people

Cost: $130 General Admission / $120 Lifetime VIP Members, includes: transportation to and from all activities from Poughkeepsie Train Station. Mansion Tour, entree and soft drink for lunch at Culinary Institute, guide fee, taxes and gratuities.

Not Included: train fare

Covid Precautions

This event is open to all members.  In accordance with current protocols vaccination is not mandatory.  Those members that feel more comfortable wearing masks are welcome to especially if there is close proximity or indoor activity.


Can I come alone?  Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You welcome to bring as many non member guests, friends & co workers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want below. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.

Do I need a ticket? It is always best to print out the ticket confirmation or save it on your devices as proof of purchase especially if you have purchased your ticket on the same day as the event..  

Dress Code:  At all events we ask that you use your best judgement based on the event. There are never jackets and ties required unless specifically stated.  Keep it neat, be yourself and look your best. If the event is outdoors, dress for the weather

How will I find the group?  We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register. We will send follow up emails as we get closer, usually the night before or morning of.

Ages: 21+  Most of our events attract 20’s -40’s although some events can skew younger or older (50’s) depending on the event. Some events are clearly age specific as indicated.   If this is an issue for you contact Dave at the address below and we can usually give you a very accurate idea of what to expect.

Who Comes to These?: Our activities attract NY Professionals from all backgrounds and professions who are looking to expand their social circles.  You will also find others who are looking to learn something, network for business, try something they have never done before or enjoy something they love doing but can’t get their friends to do. There may also be some people looking to find that someone special who share a passion for the same activities (but don’t make this the sole reason you come out).

Questions?  If you want to know how many people are coming, what the ages are likely to be, the gender breakdown or the overall vibe of the event before you register, contact Dave Cervini at or call 212-873-2256.

What if the weather impacts the event?  We will determine if the event will happen about 24 hours prior to the start.  You will be notified as soon as we know.  We usually send updates as well

This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.

By registering for this event you take full responsibilities for your actions and agree to conduct yourself accordingly.




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