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Thursday, July 21, 2022, HUDSON RIVER CRUiSE. Travel from Albany south to Castleton on the Dutch Apple Cruise Ship. Participants will meet at the dock at 12:15; board at 12:30; the ship will leave at 1:00 and return at 3:30. The first 45 minutes will have a historian explain the history of the Hudson River. The return trip will be for relaxing and enjoying the river. The Dutch Apple website for tickets is https://tickets.dutchapplecruises.com/#/event-details/albany-sightseeing-cruise. Tickets need to be purchased online before the trip. Adults $25, over 65 $22. The cost is higher if you buy them the day of the trip. The menu for food, wine, and beer is available on the website. Maximum number is 25 people. The Dutch Apple Dock is at 141 Broadway, Albany, NY. To register, please email Don Finelli at ddl2103@aol.com by July 11. Include your name and phone number along with the names of any guests.

August 21-23, 2022, Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake, NY. This trip is filled.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2022, TRAVELERS’ KICK OFF MEET AND GREET PICNIC, The Crossings in Colonie, South Pavilion, 580 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, NY. At 11 am meet with other RC 10 members who are looking forward to events and trips. If you are a single traveler, this will be an opportunity to meet other singles who are also traveling alone. It is also an opportunity for newly retired RC 10 members to meet fellow retirees. Information on what is up and coming for day trips and multi day trips will be available. A picnic lunch will be served. South Pavilion is at the very end of the entrance road. Reserve your place at this event by August 26 by completing the attached form and sending in your $10 registration check made payable to NYSUT Retiree Council 10 to Fran Hyde, 1538 Tibbits Avenue, Troy, NY 12180. The registration fee will be returned at the event.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Tour Rogers Island and Old Fort House in Fort Edward. 10:45 AM meet at Rogers Island and pay the $5 entrance fee, or free if a Veteran, and we will learn about history of this location inhabited first by the Native Americans and the role it played as a site of a fort in the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars. Bring your own lunch to enjoy together at the picnic tables on the grounds. Then drive 1 ½ miles south to the Old Fort House where they will collect a $8 fee for the 1 ½ hour tour of this historic home and grounds that was a tavern during the Revolutionary War and a boarding house in 1828 when it was the first home of Solomon Northrup and his wife. Register by September 7 by emailing Barbara Zuccaro at bzuccaro@roadrunner.com with your name and cell phone number and name and cell phone number of any guest.

September 25-October 1, 2022, Ancestral Homelands: Hopi, Navajo, and Chaco Canyon. This trip is filled.

Saturday, October 22, OR Saturday, October 29, from 3:45 to 5:30 pm the Murder Mystery Tour of Cherry Hill, 52312 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202. In 1827, a murder occurred at the Cherry Hill farm, home of the well-known Van Rensselaer family. The crime aroused tremendous public interest, and the subsequent trial culminated in the last public hanging in Albany. Although it appeared to be a crime of passion, it uncovered some simmering issues of the day including women's roles and legal rights, social class, punishment and the law, and slavery in New York. Hear the words of those involved in the crime and decide whom you think was guilty or innocent. Plan Your Visit: Please dress for the weather (rain or shine) and wear comfortable shoes. Inside the tour will take participants up and down two flights of stairs; outside the participants will walk over some uneven ground. Parking: Free parking is available in the small lot at the bottom of the driveway, as well as on both sides of South Pearl Street. Visitors who need to are welcome to park at the top of the driveway opposite the house, leaving space for emergency vehicles to drive through. Registration is limited to Retiree Council 10 members and one guest. Each tour will be limited to 12 people. Admission is $15. Make your check payable to Lauren Mastin, Historic Cherry Hill, and mail to Nancy Carpenter, 12 Benedict Street, Castleton, NY 12033, with the attached registration form by September 1. Any questions: contact Nancy Carpenter at carpenterna07@gmail.com.