UP to SPEED
Much to Cheer About!
The New Year’s celebration doesn’t
end after Jan. 1—a calendar of events
awaits during the first two months of
the year. So catch a ride with Amtrak
and enjoy the entertainment offerings
throughout the Northeast Corridor.
Spend the night in Boston and experience the arts and culture of this great
American city. Get all fancied up for
an opera ball, or settle back for some
down-home Bluegrass fun. There’s
a celebration of Poe, an exhibit of
Cézanne (left), a journey to Paris and
A Raisin in the Sun. And President Lincoln comes to life on the historic Ford’s
Theatre stage—imagine that! Plus, there are plenty of things to do with the
kids. Explore the magical world of Narnia, take a ride with Chitty Chitty Bang
Bang or hit the slopes in Vermont. There’s no end to where Amtrak can take
you in 2009. Remember to mention rail fares and discounts to save some
cash. —Compiled by miChael hammett
entire family! Jan. 23 and 24
at 7: 30 p.m. and Jan. 25 at
3 p.m. at McCarter Theatre.
Tickets: $35, $38 & $43.
The Large Bathers, Paul Cézanne, 1906.
Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Paris: Fantasy & Discovery: Journey to Paris during
the Belle Époque (beautiful
era), a golden age of the arts.
The New Jersey Symphony
Orchestra celebrates music
of French masters, including Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Poulenc and Fauré,
during its annual Winter
Festival. Performances in
Newark, New Brunswick,
Princeton and Morristown.
Amtrak riders save 10 percent on tickets. Jan. 9-25.
One night in Bean
Town: Explore Boston’s
historic charm and contemporary vitality, where
cobble-stoned streets meet
galleries; the Freedom
Trail’s landmarks stand
beside culinary hot spots;
and renowned performance
centers brush shoulders
with trendy nightclubs.
The city’s museums house
treasures from around the
world, and the shopping
is of historic proportions.
When it’s chilly outside,
Boston heats up with must-see exhibits, exceptional
theatrical and musical
performances, tours, special events and annual
festivities—there is so
much to see and do, you
must stay the night. To
request your copy of Boston Overnight, contact the
Greater Boston Convention
& Visitors Bureau. 888.SEE.
BOSTON or BostonUSA.com.
For this event, save 20
percent on the best available regular (full) adult rail fare
for coach travel to Boston, Mass.
This offer is valid for sale through
Dec. 12, 2009, and valid for travel
through Dec. 15, 2009. Restrictions
and blackout dates may apply.
Request discount code V221 when
you book by calling 800-USA-RAIL.
See page 83 for blackout dates
and other restrictions.
Cirque Eloize in Nebbia:
This Quebec-based company combines the sights
and sounds of a European
circus with theater and
dance to transport audiences to a world of fantasy and
magic. In this new show,
co-produced with Teatro
Sunil, fog takes center stage
and reality is transformed
into a dream. Where acrobatic theater, modern circus
and performance come
together, Nebbia combines
rhythms, acrobatic skills,
circus acts and poetry. The
result: a tango of emotions
set to an original musical
score, and perfect for the
For the New Jersey events,
save 40 percent on the best
available rail fare for one companion traveling in coach with a
paid regular (full) adult rail fare
ticket on Amtrak travel to Newark,
NJ. Valid for sale through Dec. 13,
2009, and for travel through Dec.
16, 2009. Request discount code
V558 by booking online at Amtrak.
com or calling 800-USA-RAIL. See
page 83 for blackout dates and
Winter Bluegrass Festival”
returns to Delaware. The
Festival features two stages,
25 bands, instrument workshops and continuous jamming sessions throughout
the hotel and outside in