Eclectic Encore Props:
Imagine going behind the scenes to a place where film and television directors find thrones for their medieval sets, top hats for their 19th century character actors, and fake squirrels for nature scenes in NYC. This wonderland actually exists, right here in a warehouse in Queens!
Our tour, led by the CEO and founder of Eclectic/Encore Props will lead us through the former Pepsi Cola factory with interesting stories of how the company began while passing by the expansive collection of props from dozens of categories including Sports & Weapons, Toys, Diner, and Juke Boxes.
Lunch in Forest Hills:
On our way to lunch, we’ll pass by a secluded and relaxed neighborhood filled with gentle rolling rows of Tudor Houses and tulip trees. No, we’re not back home in New Jersey but instead are in Forest Hills, a mostly residential area that feels like a throwback with old school pizza parlors, sweets shops, knisheries and vintage train station.
Take your time strolling Austin Street among the diverse restaurants for that perfect place for lunch on your own.
The Neustadt Gallery:
Located in a NYC building used in two World’s Fairs is the Queens Museum, an expansive art space dedicated to the uniquely diverse, ethnic and cultural international community of the area.
An extra special exhibit awaits in the Neustadt Gallery: Tiffany Lamps, and lots of them! Walk among these beautiful creations, each with hundreds or sometimes thousands of pieces of glass while learning about the complex processes behind their fabrication.
Don’t miss the unusual Panorama of NYC, a 9,335 square foot detailed replica of the five boroughs, complete with boats and tiny airplanes.
Pricing & Departures:
Departs South Plainfield High School, at the end of Lane Ave at 7:30 AM and returns approximately 6:30 PM
Departs Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Dr. at 8:15 AM and returns at approximately 5:45 PM.
Departs Ridgewood Graydon Pool, corner of Linwood Ave & Northern Pkwy. at 9:00 AM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM.
Cars may be parked at all locations at your own risk.
No reservations accepted without a payment of $180 per person. Make checks payable to “Group Tours & Travel” and mail to the above address. . A full refund will be granted if cancelled on or before October 5, 2022. No refund will be granted on a cancellation after October 5, 2022. Group Tours is not responsible for any delays, cancellations, injuries or circumstances beyond its control and reserves the right to change this itinerary. All trip components are subject to change in accordance with Government, State and Local guidelines and/or mandates. This tour will run rain or shine.
The Educated Wanderer
Group Tours & Travel
1710 E. Lancaster Ave. #319 Paoli, PA 19301