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Chinatown Day Trip

September 23, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Please note: Only two seats left, please call 860-434-5542 x 111

CHINATOWN FOOD TOUR & XU BING’S “PHOENIX” Walking/Tasting Food Tour of New York’s Chinatown and a Guided Tour of Phoenix at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Tuesday, September 23, 7am-8pm $175 (members $160) Includes transportation, guided tours, food*, and all gratuities. Note: this tour involves a fair amount of city walking. Due to the special nature of these tours we only have spots for 40 participants.  Our day in New York begins with a 3-hour tasting tour through New York’s Chinatown led by the charismatic Foods of New York tour guides. The tour will feature upscale Asian eats with several seated tastings including the very best of Dim Sum and Peking Duck. The guides will help us discover the delicious cuisine, history, and culture of New York’s Chinatown leading us though this diverse neighborhood tasting delicious foods that makes this area of downtown so unique. We will explore historic landmarks, busy, and hidden side streets of this small district that is home to the largest concentration of Chinese people in the western hemisphere. This special tour features seated tastings in three exquisite Chinese & Malaysian restaurants. The tour ends with a classic Chinese pastry served from one of Chinatown’s favorite bakeries. After the food tour we will head uptown to The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, one of the five largest church buildings in the world. We will get a guided tour of the Cathedral focusing on the current exhibition featuring two colossal sculptures by the contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing. Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral is composed of two enormous birds, a male called Feng and a female called Huang. Feng and Huang—made from industrial trash and each weighing 12 tons and measuring 90 and 100 feet long, respectively—are both suspended in the nave of the Cathedral. The two majestic birds in perpetual flight are created from detritus from construction sites across the rapidly changing urban landscape of Beijing.



September 23, 2014
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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