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Southern Jersey Section - MBCA Hudson Valley Weekend

Saturday, July 18 and Sunday July 19, 2015



Trip Planning Information For July 18-19, 2015

Sunrise 5:37 a.m.   Sunset 8:26 p.m.

Average Daytime High Temperature 85o

Average Overnight Low Temperature 61o

Average Probability of Rain: 41%

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Special note regarding GPS addresses.

Most GPS addresses are based on political sub-divisions, not post offices.

For example, West Point, NY exists as a post office on the grounds of the

Military Academy, but is not a town or village (political sub-division). Therefore,

for addresses in the area of West Point you may have to enter Highland Falls

 as the city instead of West Point.


Quick Agenda Summary

(Scroll down for details.)


Saturday, July 18

                                                                                                                      8:30 a.m.    assemble at Mastoris Dinner, Bordentown, NJ

                                                                                                                      9:00 a.m.    depart Bordentown for West Point, NY via the Palisades Interstate Parkway

                                                                                                                    11:45 a.m.  arrive at West Point Visitor Center parking lot

                                                                                                                                        enter Visitor Center and pick up tour tickets

                                                                                                                                        car pool to Thayer Hotel

                                                                                                                    Noon           lunch The Thayer Hotel, West Point, NY

                                                                                                                    1:30 p.m.    reassemble at West point Visitor Center parking lot tour bus loading area

                                                                                                                                        enter Visitor Center and pick up tour tickets

                                                                                                                    1:45 p.m.    tour bus departs Visitor Center parking lot

                                                                                                                    3:30 p.m.    tour Visitor Center and adjacent Military Museum

                                                                                                                                        Members wishing to visit the CIA gift shop may wish to drive directly

                                                                                                                                        to the CIA after the West Point tour

                                                                                                                    4:30 p.m.    depart West Point for Hyde Park, NY

                                                                                                                    5:30 p.m.    hotel check-in, Hyde Park, NY

                                                                                                                    6:30 p.m.    dinner at CIA, Hyde Park, NY


Sunday, July 19

                                                                                                                      8:30 a.m.  Breakfast on your own

                                                                                                                     10:30 a.m. Vanderbilt Mansion tour Hyde Park

                                                                                                                     12:00 p.m. Millbrook Winery lunch at the Vineyard Grille & Cafe

                                                                                                                       1:00 p.m. Millbrook Winery SJS-MBCA wine tasting and tour

                                                                                                                      3:00 p.m.  Depart for home via Taconic State Parkway


Saturday, July 18

8:30 a.m.  Members meet at Mastoris Diner

144 US Highway 130, Bordentown, NJ 08505

to ensure a 9:00 a.m. departure to West Point

via the Palisades Parkway.


If driving to West Point (Highland Falls) directly from your home,

please plan your trip to ensure arriving at

West Point Visitors Center parking lot no later than 11:45 a.m.



Noon - Lunch at The Thayer Hotel at West Point

674 Thayer Road West, West Point (Highland Falls) NY

located immediately inside the West Point Highway

check point to the United States Military Academy



1:30 p.m. - Assemble at West Point

Visitor Center Tour Bus Loading Area


1:45 p.m. - Tour West Point

(Approximately 60 minutes)



We will assemble at the tour bus area of the Visitor Center Parking lot at 1:30 p.m.

The tour bus will depart the parking lot at 1:45 p.m.



West Point is an active military post.

Tour times and access to venues are subject to change without notice.


U.S. citizens over the age of 16 must have a government issued ID

 (e.g., passport or driver's license) ready for inspection when the tour

bus enters the checkpoint at the entrance to West Point.


Students between the ages of 16 and 18 may use a high school photo ID.


Non-citizens must have a valid passport for identification.


Only original documents are acceptable - no photocopies.


There will be ample time after the tour to see the

Visitor Center and immediately adjacent Military Museum .


  • Handicapped parking is available on site.


  • Visitors should dress appropriately for the weather since the tour has outdoor components.


  • Parts of the tour require walking outdoors on paved pathways over mostly level ground.


  • Accessible restrooms are available in the Visitor Center.



3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Visitor Center & Adjacent Military Museum



Members interested in visiting the CIA Gift Shop may want to drive directly to the CIA after the West Point tour

See below.


5:30 p.m. - Hotel check-in

(Attendees will make own hotel selection - scroll down for links)



Lodging & Accommodation Information

Members and friends attending the event will make their own lodging arrangements.

There are many hotels and B&Bs in the area.

Hotels and B&Bs fill up fast at this time of the year. Some require a two-night minimum stay.


Here are a few links to help get you started.


Quality Inn

4142 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY  12538 (845-229-8088)

Closest hotel to the CAI and Vanderbilt Mansion

and does not require a two-night minimum stay. (Hyde Park)


Bed & Breakfasts

Whistlewood Farm Bed & Breakfast

52 Pells Road, Rhinebeck, NY  12572 (845-876-6838)

Two-night minimum stay.


Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn

6387 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, NY  12572 (845-876-7077)

 (intersection of Route 9 and West Market Street/Route 308)


When selecting lodging please allow enough time to drive

from your hotel to the Culinary Institute for dinner.


Please select your hotel and make a confirmed reservation as soon as possible.



6:30 p.m.  - Dinner at The Culinary Institute of America

American Bounty Restaurant

Private Dining Room

1946 Campus Drive (Route 9), Hyde Park, NY 12538  845-452-9600


CIA Campus Map

Use the south entrance to enter the campus

from  Albany Post Road (Route 9)

 (lower right-hand corner of the map)


Follow the signs to the visitor parking garage under the plaza.



Sunday, July 19


10:30 a.m.  - Tour of the Vanderbilt Mansion at Hyde Park

119 Vanderbilt Park Road (Route 9 north of the CIA)

Hyde Park, NY 12538  845-229-7770




12:00 p.m. - Millbrook Winery lunch at the Vineyard Grille & Cafe

1:00 p.m. Millbrook Winery SJS-MBCA wine tasting and tour

25 Wing Road, Millbrook, NY  12545 (845-677-8383)





8:45 a.m.

Meet at





Thayer Hotel


1:45 p.m.


West Point


6:30 p.m.




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1:00 p.m.



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