Upcoming Events

Hearts Across the Table Cocktail Party and Silent Auction
Saturday, February 1.  Doors open at 6:15 PM
Father Brogan Center in Rhinebeck
$30 per person ($25 for seniors)
Includes:  Passed appetizers, dessert, one drink ticket.  Cash bar available. 
RSVP:  rhinebeckexchange.gmail.com or call 876-5311 for reservations.


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July 18- August 1, 2013

Thursday, July 18
Guests Arrive!
3:55 p.m. - Flight arrives
8:00 p.m. (approx) - German Guests arrive at Rhinebeck High School (RHS)

Friday, July 19
Bring bag lunch
Bring music and instruments
Welcome and Tour
First Rehearsal
Americans in band and chorus should attend all rehearsals
Picnic Lunch at RHS
Free Time In Rhinebeck


Rhinebeck: Has a population of 10,839 people (2000 census).
It is situated about 140 kilometers north of New York City on the Hudson River. Our Exchange home base was settled in 1686 A.D.


German / Host Family Picnic at Rhinebeck REC / pool
Bring swimsuits and towels
Host families should bring a covered dish to share

Saturday, July 20
Bring bag lunch and snacks

Bethel Woods / Natalie Merchant Concert


Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center: Attend a Natalie Merchant concert at the site of 1969 Woodstock Festival.


Sunday, July 21
Eat before you arrive
Bring music and instruments
Bring formal concert attire
Morning free
Rehearsal & Concert at Old Dutch Church, Kingston
Host families should attend concert and then bring German Guests home

Monday, July 22
Bring bag lunch
Bring music and instruments

Hudson River Cruise, aboard the "Rip Van Winkle"


Rip Van Winkle Boat Tour: Tour of the Hudson River on the Rip Van Winkle Boat.


Roundout Waterfront
Fiddle Workshop
Family BBQ and Barn Dance
Host families should bring a side dish or dessert to share

Tuesday, July 23
Bring bag lunch and snacks
Bring Exchange T-Shirt


President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Home


Vanderbilt Mansion


Walkway Over the Hudson:The Walkway Over the Hudson was created on an abandoned railroad bridge, spanning the Hudson River. At 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long, it is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world!


Hudson Valley Renegades: A local minor league baseball team located in Dutchess County. We will attend one of their baseball games.


Wednesday, July 24
Bring bag lunch and snacks
Bring socks
Bring music and instruments
Bring Exchange T-shirt for concert

AM - Rehearsal
Mills Mansion Concert
Picnicking optional. Host may bring food for family and guests.

Thursday, July 25
Bring bag lunch and snacks

New York City


Staten Island Ferry
National Museum of the American Indian
Radio City Music Hall
Shopping/Dinner on your own with your chaperone group
Top of the Rock

Friday, July 26
Bring bag lunch


Albany, New York

S Museum / Capital Tour
Shopping at Crossgates Mall


Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28

Family Weekend

Rhinebeck, NY

Weekends: Host family activities may include meeting their friends, visiting nearby sights, free time for sports and relaxation.
Possible Family Weekend Activities

Monday, July 29
Bring bag lunch. Bring socks.
Bring music and instruments
AM - Rehearsal
Chaperone Dinner

Tuesday, July 30
Bring music and instruments
Bring formal concert attire
AM - Rehearsal
Pizza Lunch
Free time in Rhinebeck
Gala Concert
All families should attend

Wednesday, July 31
Lunch provided
Bring swimsuits, sunscreen, and towels
Zoom Flume
Rhinebeck Cafe
All families should attend

Thursday, August 1
Bring bag lunch
Bring Tissues!
German Guests Depart!
9:30 a.m. Drop off Guests at RHS for departure
10:30 a.m. Buses roll to airport
??? p.m. Airplane takes off



Previous Itineraries

2017 Itinerary (US to Germany)


2018 Itinerary (Germany to US)

Chorus & Band Performances