Begin with a docent-guided tour of the Enid Haupt Conservatory, featuring a multi-sensory presentation of the work of the internationally celebrated Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. Her shows this winter in Boston, Miami, and Los Angeles were completely sold out in advance, and in 2020 three European institutions will jointly present a Kusama retrospective, starting in Berlin and Cologne, Germany and in Basel, Switzerland. Enjoy a beautiful private buffet lunch in the picturesque Goldman Stone Mill with a choice of entrees, accompaniments, dessert, and coffee/tea. A meatless, vegetarian selection will be included. After lunch, it’s a short walk to the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, at its peak in June. This legendary garden features displays of hundreds of varieties of rose plants – antique roses, modern hybrid teas, floribundas, and shrub roses. Then, relax and enjoy the popular narrated tram ride throughout the Garden. Visit the beautiful gift shop with its unique garden-theme selections. After leaving the Garden, we will stop on nearby Arthur Avenue, the famous Little Italy of the Bronx. In just a few blocks, we’ll shop in unique markets and take home some famous specialties. Bring your camera, wear comfortable shoes. Rain or shine. Helene Schachter Wednesday, June 10. Depart 8:45 a.m., anticipated return 6:45 p.m. Please be seated on the bus 15 minutes before scheduled departure. $194 Resident/$209 Nonresident (includes admission, private docent-guided tour of Conservatory exhibit, narrated tram ride, viewing of Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, private buffet lunch, transportation, and all gratuities). Walking, steps. No credit or refund on cancellation after May 13, unless you can be replaced.