Friends of the Lititz Public Library Bus Trip to Brooklyn Museum & Botanic Gardens

Friday, April 21st 2017

6:45 AM - 7:00 PM

The Friends of the Lititz Public Library are planning a bus trip to The Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens on Friday, April 21 as a fundraiser for the library.

As New York City’s third largest museum in physical size with a collection of 1.5 million works, the Brooklyn Museum’s collection includes Egyptian, African, Oceanic and Japanese antiquities collections. American Art is heavily represented starting at the Colonial period. Artists represented include Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, Cezanne, Monet, Georgia O’Keefe, and Max Weber. A special Georgia O’Keefe exhibit combines O’Keeffe’s art and her wardrobe with photographic portraits.

Located next to the museum in Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden opened in 1911. The Olmsted Brothers firm laid out the original site which today covers 52 acres. Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, completed in 1915, was one of the first public Japanese gardens in the United States. Other gardens include the Discovery, children’s, Herb, Rock, Shakespeare, Water, Native flora, Lily Pond, Japanese, Fragrance, Rose, Orchid, Aquatic House, Bonsai museum, Desert, Tropical, Warm temperate, and the famous flowering cherry trees. A good chance exists that many of these trees will be blooming during the time of this bus trip.

While the morning is the suggested time for visiting the museum and the afternoon is suggested for touring the gardens, participants may choose to spend more time in either the museum or gardens. Lunch will be on one’s own. Dining options are available in the Brooklyn Botanical Park neighborhood and Prospect Heights area. Suggestions and menus will be shared on the bus.

Price per person is $65. Tickets are available for purchase at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road. (Tickets are not available to purchase through the mail or online.) Motor coach transportation is provided by Elite Coach. The bus will depart the Lititz Public Library at 6:45 a.m. and return approximately at 7 p.m. at the library.

For more information, visit Lititz Public Library at 651 Kissel Hill Road or call (717) 626-2255.