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  • Topics discussed
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DAY TRIP TIPS
 
  • If your day trip group does not have sufficient members signed up for a tour you can utilize group's waiting list or TTN friends to meet minimum numbers.
  • A good last minute tour is Radio City Music Hall as can be easily booked via Ticketron.
  • Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay is a popular tour but difficult to book.  Try booking in summer months when school groups are not an issue.
  • Use ICE (In Case of Emergency) list on all day trips and add to it members' cell phone numbers also.
  • An excellent van/bus company is Cardinal Car Service.  Speak to owner Richard.  631-319-1818 or 631-697-4615
  • Walking tours of Brooklyn and Greenwich Village conducted by Reva Cooper, licensed tour guide, “The Heart of New York Culture” (718) 965-0486.  Pricing available on website www.heartofnyculture.com
 
                              SIG - Day Trip Group  
NYC Subway Art Tour Go Getters
A Day at The Races- Belmont Race Track Wednesday Wishes
Accomplice Scavenger Hunt - NYC Wild Weekend Women
Artrageous Studios(ceramics)- Rockville Center Wednesday Wishes
Author of Shanghai Ghetto talk Tuesday Adventurers
Backstage Tour of Metropolitan Opera House Weekend Wanderers
Bayard Cutting Arboretum Tuesday Adventurers
Bayport Flower House Tuesday Adventurers
Bead Happy L. I. Wednesday Wishes
Bethpage Restoration Tuesday Adventurers
Broadhollow Theater (Elmont) ETC,ETC
Brooklyn Museum Tuesday Adventurers
Carriage Museum at Long Island Museum Weekend Wanderers
Chelsea and High Line Big Onion Tour Tuesday Adventurers
Culinary Institute Tuesday Adventurers
Dumbo Tour and Brooklyn Bridge – Big Onion Tuesday Adventurers
Ferry Excursion to Fire Island Wednesday Wishes
Fire Island Lighthouse Tuesday Adventurers
Frick Collection Tuesday Adventurers
Grand Central Station tour (Joyce Gold) - NYC Wild Weekend Women
Greenwich, Connecticut  ETC,ETC
Greenwood Cemetary Tuesday Adventurers
High Tea at the Ritz Carlton and Macy’s flower show Tuesday Adventurers
Huntington Art League art lesson ETC,ETC
Judy Chicago's “The Dinner Party” docent tour - Brooklyn Museum Wild Weekend Women
Kykuit Tuesday Adventurers
LI Ducks baseball game - Islip Wild Weekend Women
Lighthouse tour - Huntington Wild Weekend Women
Lincoln Center Tour  Tuesday Adventurers
Lower Manhattan Walking Tour-Borough of the Dead ETC,ETC
Lunch at Seasons 52 L.I. Wednesday Wishes
Lunch at the Carlyle on the Green Wednesday Wishes
Metropolitan Museum of Art  Tuesday Adventurers
Museum of Jewish Heritage Terrific Tuesday 
Museum of the Moving Image Tuesday Adventurers
Museum of the Moving Image Wednesday Wishes
Nassau County Museum of Art Tuesday Adventurers
NY Botanical Garden and Arthur Ave Lunch Tuesday Adventurers
NYC Public Library tour  Wild Weekend Women
Oheka Castle Terrific Tuesday 
Old Westbury Gardens Tour Wednesday Wishes
Paint the Town - Huntington Wild Weekend Women
Parrish Museum Tuesday Adventurers
Pie Craft Pizza Bar(make your own pizza)-Island Park Wednesday Wishes
Port Washington Water Taxi Gatsby tour of Manhasset Bay Wild Weekend Women
Sagamore Hill/lunch in Oyster Bay Wednesday Wishes
Sagtikos Manor at Christmas - Bay Shore  Wild Weekend Women
Sea Cliff Walking Tour Weekend Wanderers
Seal Cruise in Freeport Weekend Wanderers
Simon & Garfunkle tribute concert - Dix Hills PAC Wild Weekend Women
Southampton antique show and wine tasting at DuckWalk  Wild Weekend Women
Steinway Tour  Tuesday Adventurers
Storm King Art Center - New Windsor, NY Wild Weekend Women
Sur La Table cooking class ETC,ETC
Tenement Museum and lunch in Little Italy Tuesday Adventurers
The Chocolate Duck L.I. Wednesday Wishes
The Longhouse Reserve and Judith Lieber Museum in the Hamptons Wednesday Wishes
The Paley Media Center/lunch at the 21 Club Wednesday Wishes
Urban Glass Tour (Brooklyn) ETC,ETC
Walking Tour of Central Park Wednesday Wishes
Walking Tour of Dumbo Area of Brooklyn Terrific Tuesday 
Wetlands Cruise Stony Brook Tuesday Adventurers
Whitney Museum (new) Wednesday Wishes
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
                DISCUSSION TOPICS  
 
 
ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR TRANSITION:
 
(T) How is your transition to retirement faring? Where are you in relation to where you began?
 
(T) What do find to be the biggest challenge to adjusting to retirement?
 
(T) What is on your bucket list?
 
(T) Being a B+ person in retirement; do we have to be perfect?
 
(T) What advice would you give to someone approaching retirement?
 
(T) What are the bright spots, the benefits of being a senior?
 
(T) How do you create a meaningful life after you stop working?
 
(T) What skills do you believe will help you navigate change?
 
GENERAL TOPICS:
 
Taking risks; is it now or never; what are you afraid of?
 
What advice did your mother give you that you did not take? Looking back, was it the right decision?
 
What is the worst advice you have ever been given?
 
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
 
If you could invite 3 people to be your dinner guests, who would you choose (no family or close friends allowed; and it can be a person no longer alive).
 
If you could be any age again, which one would it be, and why? What would you do differently, if anhything?
 
If only I knew then, what I know now….
 
The changing nature of friendship; are you looking for something different in a friend now than you did when you were younger?
 
Have you ever done anything illegal? Under what circumstance would you consider it?
 
We’ve all come to a fork in the road. For you, what was the road not taken, and do you regret it?
 
Five things you may not know about me….
 
How do you define happiness, and has your definition changed as you have gotten older?
 
“My dear, you haven’t changed a bit”….Bring 3-5 photos of you at ages 5-10 years old.
 
Our ancestors; where did they come from? How have they influenced us?
 
Lying….we’ve all done it…or not?
 
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned how to….
 
The power of no….have you gotten better at it as you’ve aged?
 
Fears and phobias, and how you have dealt with them
 
How do you remember to take care of YOU each day?
 
If you could go back to any day of your life, what would it be? Would you change anything?
 
The best gift you ever received, and did you appreciate it at the time?
 
Favorite food memory, and why
 
Which of your personality traits would you say is your best, and which would you like to change?
 
Who has been the biggest influence in your life, and why?
 
Are you controlling? Could you be happy giving up control?
 
What do you collect and why? Bring samples
 
What advice would you give your younger self?
 
Name one song and the memory it evokes for you
 
What is your passion?
 
If you didn’t have the career you had, what would you have liked to do?
 
CURRENT EVENTS TOPICS
 
Gun Control
 
Is there still an American Dream?
 
Public Good vs Personal Liberty: Vaccinations and the right to decide
 
Immigration
 
Legalization of Marijuana
 
The neglect of mental health in the US
 
Ageism and how to deal with it
 
Women and Leadership
 
 
 
 
BOOKS READ
Black & White Dani Shapiro
Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng
Fates & Furies Lauren Groff
I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai
Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown
Etched in Sand Regina Calcaterra
Molaka’i Alan Brennert
Before the Fall Noah Hawley
Orphan #8 Kim van Alkemade
German Suitcase Greg Dinallo
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell Nadia Hashimi
Man In The White Sharkskin Suit Lucette Lagnado