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Upcoming Trips

Explore Cincinnati and beyond with our exciting day trips. Enjoy lunches, behind-the-scenes tours and exciting journeys.

Registration Policy: Due to overwhelming popularity, all Spring trips will open for registration online, or by phone, or in house February 14.

Trip Cancellation Policy: Due to recent issues, refunds will only be given if we have a waiting list and are able to fill your spot. Trips costing $30 or more must be paid on the day of registration.


Winter Trips

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission Exhibit

January 15, 10am – 5pm
Cost: $20 for ticket and transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Considerable amount

Let’s go out of this world at the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see artifacts that made the 953,000-mile journey possible, like Buzz Aldrin’s gold-plated extravehicular helmet visor and thermal insulated gloves. The star of the exhibition is the Columbia command module, on display outside the National Air and Space Museum for the first time since 1976! We will enjoy lunch out at Taft’s Ale House.

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Local 12 News Tour

January 22, 10:30am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $5 for tour and transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Considerable amount

Come join us for a tour of WKRC Cincinnati Local 12 news studio – we may even get to have our moment in the spotlight during the local news hour! Afterwards, we’ll enjoy lunch out at French Crust Cafe & Bistro.

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Shopping Trip to Target

February 3, 10am – 12pm
Cost: $5

You asked, we listened! We have added Monday shopping trips to local stores once a month. Get your list together and pick up items you need for the week. Participants must be able to carry items purchased. Meet at the JCC at 10am, and we’ll plan to return at 12pm in time for lunch.

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Matthew 25: Ministries Tour

February 12, 10am – 3pm
Cost: $5 for transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Considerable amount

Join us as we visit Matthew 25: Ministries to learn about their humanitarian aid and disaster relief programs, as well as their use of in-house manufacturing right here in Blue Ash, which provides access to frequently requested items by repurposing products that would otherwise be destined for the landfill! Come dressed to volunteer and tour the facility, including comfortable closed-toe shoes. After our tour we will enjoy lunch out at Marx Hot Bagels (under new management).

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Lunch at Two Cities Pizza

February 19, 10am – 3pm
Cost: $5 for transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Low amount

Do you love pizza? Come enjoy lunch with us as Two Cities Pizza Company, a new local favorite that specializes in both world-class New York thin crust and Chicago Deep Dish pizza. Two Cities is built on the premise that the combination of two inherently distinct visions could be actualized in one extraordinary culinary and cultural outcome.

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Jack Cincinnati Casino

March 4, 10am – 3pm
Cost: $5 for transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Moderate amount

Let’s visit Jack Casino!  Please bring your driver’s license to receive a Jack card and possible lunch promotion.  Bring cash to play slots, table games and poker.

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N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives Exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art

March 11, 10:30am – 3pm
Cost: $17 for docent-led tour and transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Moderate amount

Co-organized by the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Portland Museum of Art, this exhibition showcases approximately 50 large-scale paintings by N.C. Wyeth, the patriarch of one of America’s most prominent artistic families. Many of Wyeth’s grand images bring to life stories that are still well-known today, including Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans, The Boy’s King Arthur, and Rip Van Winkle. New Perspectives revises his reputation by also highlighting his private work, which reveals Wyeth’s love of nature and the contemporary American scene. We will enjoy lunch at the Lindner Family Cafe at the Taft.

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Lunch at Amma’s Kitchen

March 18, 12 – 3pm
Cost: $5 for transportation, lunch is on your own
Walking: Low amount

Come join us for a delicious kosher Indian lunch! We will enjoy options from a vegetarian menu of Southern Indian specialties plus a lunch buffet.

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Playhouse in the Park Matinee: Destiny of Desire

March 25, 12 – 4pm
Cost: $42 for ticket and transportation
Walking: Low amount

Burning passion, cunning deception and outrageous melodrama combine in this enormously entertaining homage to Latin American soap operas. A storm brews in the small town of Bellarica, Mexico, when two baby girls are born on the same night in the same hospital. One will have wealth and privilege, and the other will live in poverty. Yet drama is bound to unfold when a former beauty queen switches the babies at birth in her lust for power. Eighteen years later, fate finds the two girls together again, prompting secrets to be revealed and lies to be unraveled. After all, nothing is impossible in Bellarica!

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Spring Trips

Jack Cincinnati Casino

April 1, 10am – 3pm
Cost:
$5 for transportation; lunch may be on your own
Walking: Moderate amount

Let’s visit Jack Casino! Please bring your driver’s license to get a Jack card and possible lunch promotion. Bring cash to play slots, table games, and poker.

Shopping Trip to Trader Joe’s

April 6, 10am – 12pm
Cost:
$5 for transportation
Walking: Moderate amount

Participants must be able to carry items purchased. Meet at the JCC at 10am, and we’ll plan to return to the JCC at 12pm in time for lunch.

Cincinnati Ballet Dress Rehearsal: Bold Moves

April 23, 12 – 3:30pm
Cost:
$5 for ticket and transportation
Walking: Low amount

This season’s Bold Moves lives up to its name with a trio of provocative works. Cincinnati Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Jennifer Archibald’s Redeem and Extremely Close from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, join the return of Ohad Naharin’s wildly popular Minus 16. Using improvisation and unpredictable choreography, as well as music that ranges from mambo to techno, each audience is treated to a different version of Minus 16.

Cincinnati Boychoir presents Quien Canta: He Who Sings

April 26, 2 – 5pm
Cost:
$23 for ticket and transportation
Walking: Low amount

Spend a Sunday afternoon enjoying our Cincinnati Boychoir’s performance at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater. Quien canta su mal espanta./He who sings drives away sorrow. This is the first line of a Chilean folk song which is the thematic centerpiece of this Spring Showcase. The performance will explore how people lift each other up through song, acts of kindness, encouragement, and celebration.

Cincinnati Zoo Spring Blooms

March 3, 10am -12pm
Cost:
$5
Walking: Moderate Amount

You asked we listened! We have added Monday shopping trips to local stores once a month. Get your shopping list together and shop at local area stores to pick up items you need for the week. Participants must be able to carry items purchased. Meet at the JCC at 10am and return to the JCC at noon in time for lunch.

Shopping Trip to Whole Foods

March 3, 10am – 12pm
Cost:
$5 for transportation
Walking: Moderate amount

Participants must be able to carry items purchased. Meet at the JCC at 10am, and we’ll plan to return to the JCC at 12pm in time for lunch.

Shopping Trip to Kroger/Kohl’s

May 4, 10am – 12pm
Cost:
$5 for transportation
Walking: Moderate amount

Participants must be able to carry items purchased. Meet at the JCC at 10am, and we’ll plan to return to the JCC at 12pm in time for lunch.

Historic Grand Hotel Trip: Mackinac Island, Michigan

May 5 – 8, 2020

Join friends from the J as we travel to beautiful Mackinac Island, Michigan for a three-night stay at the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island! Since 1887, Grand Hotel has invited guests to enjoy a bygone era of old-world hospitality and charm. Experience the traditions of afternoon tea in the Parlor, dressing up for dinner, and nightly dancing to the sounds of the Grand Hotel Orchestra. Sit back in a rocking chair on the world’s longest porch and take in stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac. Call 513.761.7500 x1218 to learn more!

Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show

May 13, 10am – 3pm
Cost:
$15 for transportation and ticket; lunch is on your own
Walking: Moderate amount

Join us as we tour Cincinnati’s famous Krohn Conservatory and enjoy butterflies from Bali! After our visit, we’ll enjoy another Eden Park favorite during lunch out at Andy’s Mediterranean Grill.

Hawthorn Hill House Tour at Carillon Park

May 20, 9am – 3pm
Cost:
$20 for transportation and tour ticket; lunch is on your own
Walking: Considerable amount

Let’s tour the famous Orville Wright home in Dayton. With its white pillars and twin porches, Hawthorn Hill has long been synonymous with Orville Wright and the Wright family. After our tour of the house, we will enjoy lunch at Carillon Brew Co.