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Saturday, May 18th– Savor the Flavor in Providence, RI, we’ll start our foodie tour at Scalio’s Bakery where you can enjoy a tour and a sample of pastry and coffee or tea. Then we’ll go to Gepetto’s Pizzaria for a demonstration of the technique used in grilling perfect pizza. 5 course meal includes salad, Penne a la Vodka, four kinds of Gepetto’s pizza and Tiramisu. After lunch we’ll go to Venda’s Ravioli – an Italian food emporium to shop for fine Italian foods. Don’t forget your cooler! Finally, we’ll complete our day with a riding tour of Providence with a local guide. $80 pp adult
Saturday, June 15th – New York City for luncheon cruise around Manhattan on the Premier Bateaux New York. Lunch Includes salad, choice of Free Range Chicken Breast or Mediterranean Vegetable Purse with appropriate side dishes, Dessert Sampler and beverage. After lunch, we’ll do a self guided walking tour of the 911 Memorial. Before leaving the city, we’ll stop for a little shopping at Eataly – the ultimate Italian food emporium owned by Mario Batali and Joe & Lidia Bastianich. $105pp
Saturday, June 22nd –NY Botanical Garden/Arthur Avenue. The NY Botanical Garden pays a dazzling tribute to the gardens and architecture that make Padua, Italy one of the greatest surviving monuments of the Italian Renaissance! After enjoying lunch on your own at their café, we enjoy a special guided riding/walking tour of The Bronx, allowing you plenty of time to shop Arthur Avenue – the Little Italy of The Bronx, for pastries and Italian food specialties. $75pp
Saturday, June 29th – A Taste of Boston’s North End! Our guide will take you to several North End venues to sample delectable foods, obtain a behind the scenes look at those who craft these delights and learn about the colorful history of the North End. Samplings will include Pastas and Sauces in one restaurant, Italian Soda in the Italian Grocery Store, Pizza, Cheese and Olive Oils at a deli, Cannoli at the Italian bakery. Food is included – more than enough! We’ll also stop at the USS Constitution – Old Ironsides and we’ll finish our day with free time at Quincy Market. $95 pp
Sunday, July 7th – Tanglewood for reserved seats in the shed to see Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops with special guest, Vince Gill! Pack a lunch, bring your lawn chairs – sit out on the hillside and enjoy your own picnic before the performance. Or, purchase your meal on premises. What a nice way to spend a day! $75 pp
Sunday, July 14th- Sunday Brunch Buffet at Torches restaurant on the Hudson River in Newburgh, NY. After lunch, we’ll board the River Rose, an authentic New Orleans paddle wheeler that departs from Newburgh and heads south for a narrated tour of historically significant sights along the river, including West Point. $86pp
All trips include driver gratuity and attractions, highlights and meals as shown. For more information or to register for any of these, please feel free to contact Oxford Parks and Recreation at 203 888-2543, Ext 3041 or go online at www.OxfordRec.com