Perfect Passover Program
Join us for a wonderful and intimate Pesach experience - from the balloon twisting clown that greets you in the lobby when you arrive, till Yom Tov's Gala end, our program offers a wide selection of choice entertainment for your pleasure, with non-stop activities planned to suit all tastes and ages.
Enjoy the stimulation of our thought provoking shiurim, outstanding series of speeches, and interesting lectures... Rejoice at our exquisite traditional Sedorim, exquisitely prepared and impeccably served... Feel inspired at our stirring Pesach davening services led by Cantor Nachman Shneider... Participate in motivational and parenting workshops, or simcha dancing, pilates, aerobics and exercise classes... Continue with your daily learning and Daf Yomi... .
Delight the family with game shows, animal shows, hay rides, and food demonstrations and workshops... Partake in a gala kosher wine tasting event... Capture the spirit of Yom Tov with the joyous sounds of music: The soft strains of the violin, the beautiful harmonies of our a' capella group melodiously singing zemiros in concert, the piano instrumentalist, the dynamic singers and vocalists, and the exhilarating voice of Chazzan Nachman Shneider with his diverse repertoires of cantorial, popular and congregational song.
Featuring a star studded cast of nightly entertainment with comedians and humorists for your amusement, a hypnotist and illusionist, and a Motzei Yom Tov Concert, our incomparable program will provide you with Yom Tov memories to cherish forever.
Gourmet Glatt Kosher Cuisine
Sit back and savor each flavorful moment. Traditional, fantastical, or unusual, from the first moments of your arrival at Erev Pesach Eve's lavish hot and cold buffet through the superb grand farewell continental breakfast on Isru Chag's morn, you'll be treated to a superb bouquet of lavish dishes and foods, beautifully prepared and impeccably served.
The ambiance is elegant, with impeccable table linens and china, crystal stemware, flawless service and gracious hospitality. From our exquisite Seders, our traditional matzo ball soup, to our unusual pastry creations, our Chefs delight in creating haute cuisine, with a mouth-watering blend of new exotic and traditional favorites, made with the freshest local and regional ingredients.
Our service is legendary; our cuisine, exquisite. From beautifully led traditional Seders replete with matzo and wine, to our gala Yom Tov Morning Kiddushim (a not-to-be-missed-event), throughout one amazing holiday meal after another, you’ll be treated to a festival of incomparable culinary experience. Our Pastry Chef delights in creating an abundant assortment of tasty cakes and stunning pastries that look as good as they taste.
Our Tea Room Hospitality Suite is continually stocked with coffee, cakes and fruit to satisfy every in-between-meals need. For our guests on the go, we additionally offer wonderful boxed lunches, with your choice of menu, for your Chol Hamoed excursions.
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Two brothers who have been playing and singing together since they were kids, composing and writing harmony-driven guitar songs about events in our lives. They're famous for their Simon and Garfunkel tribute, singing all their major sonings including the ever popular Scarborough fair.
The on site 9-hole championship Pomperaug Golf Course at the Heritage Resort means you never have to travel to enjoy a great game of golf. The course will challenge golfers of all skill levels, featuring natural contour terrain that sweeps along the rolling hills with views from various elevations - so guests are assured of a great golfing experience.
Piano Playing in the lobby
Enjoy chatting with family and friends accompanied by the sounds of live ambient background music, with piano playing in the lobby.
Dummies... for Passover
Fun for all ages- a hilarious show with ventriloquist and his gang of dummies, including lots of audience participation and 'voices' from everywhere.
Hazzan Nachman Shneider
Cantor Nachman Schneider currently serves as the cantor of Congregation Beth Israel of Brooklyn. Having assumed his first cantorial position at the age of seventeen, he has also held cantorial posts at prestigious congregations such as Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, and Shomrei Emunah of Brooklyn. In addition to his regular position, he routinely accepts engagements as a cantor-in-residence in a wide variety of settings including Park East Synagogue, Synagogue for the Arts, and Mendy Vim’s Holidays. Cantor Schneider will be leading the Seder and the davening for us in a stirring recital of his own memorable syle.
Over Hill, Over Dale
Northwestern Connecticut is home to some of the best biking in Connecticut. Check out your mountain bike at our Fitness Center/Pool area, and enjoy cycling through gorgeous scenery filled with rolling hills, babbling brooks and more challenging climbs. Bikers of all ages and ability levels will be able to choose from the the many trails available, from routes along rural, scenic roadways to mountain biking on "off-the-beaten paths" . Whether you are riding to see how far you can push yourself, or just cycling through the countryside, bike riding at the Heritage is not to be missed.
Take a trip with us to the 9-11 Memorial and Memorial Museum commemorating the September 11 attacks and the World Trade Center bombing. Visit the museum honoring the thousands of innocent men, women, and children murdered by terrorists in the horrific attacks, the recessed pools in the footprints of the Twin Towers, and the wall of names of the victims inscribed on the parapets surrounding the waterfalls. A moving recognition those who died, the endurance of those who survived, and the courage of those who risked their lives to save others.
Laughter is the best Medicine
Marc Wiener is a comedian, puppeteer and entertainer exraordinaire, specializing in clean wholesome humor for the entire family. A former regular at The Improvisation comedy club, The Comic Strip, Catch A Rising Star, The Comedy Cellar, and on TV- on Saturday Night Live, currently, Marc provides the voices of the "Map", "Swiper" the fox, "Fiesta Trio" and a few other characters on Nick Jr's hit animated series Dora the Explorer. Marc also tours the US and Canada performing his one man comedy shows.
Historically known as Hyde Park, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is one of the region's oldest Hudson River estates. For nearly two centuries, this place has been home to socially prominent New Yorkers. A superb example of its type, Hyde Park represents the domestic ideal of the elite class in the late nineteenth-century America and provides a glimpse of estate life, the social stratification of the period, and the world of the American millionaire during the era historians refer to as the Gilded Age.
The National Park Service preserves over 200 acres of the original property, including historic buildings, original furnishings, manicured landscapes, natural woodlands, formal Italian gardens and associated documents. You can also stroll around the 211 acres of park land that boasts stunning views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.
You Don't Need Snow
In the mood for some tubing? The hills are alive at the Woodbury Ski Area, just 15 minutes away, where you don’t need snow to find fast company. Try some downhill tubing in warm weather - the tubes are the same, the terrain is aided by an artificial turf-like silicone material, and those tubes sure do rip!
The Touro Synagogue is a 1763 synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island's old quarter, and is the the oldest surviving Shul in North America. The only surviving shul in the U.S. dating to the colonial era, it was declared a National Historic Site. Visitors can trace its fascinating history from the first Jewish settlers in Newport, to the building of the shul, through the revolution, the quiet years, the early 1900's and up to today.
Oh What a Sight to See
The summer playground of America's wealthiest families, including the Vanderbilts, the Astors and the Morgans, during the 19th Century, America's elite summered here. They built awe-inspiring mansions, raced their yachts in Narragansett Bay, relaxed at Bailey's Beach, played tennis at the Newport Casino (the current site of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) , and hosted extravagant parties at their homes at night. Join us on a Newport Mansions tour , you are sure to learn a great deal about "America's 1st Resort".
Join us in a fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, at our smart, fast-paced mental magic show. Great fun for the entire family, mental agility and humor blend with audience participation for a unique and magical performance.
Thrills and spills for your whole family- it's summer year-round at Coco Key indoor waterpark where the temperature is always 84° ! R ace down three 40-foot body and raft rides, drift along the adventure river, play water basketball or embark on a lily-pad adventure. (23 minutes from the Heritage Resort)
Get ready for sun, style and serious shopping. Follow Woodbury's 'antique trail', and the many quaint antique shops that dot the landscape. Find your bargains at the Chelsea Premium outlets, or pick up that perfect gift in the malls in Greenwich, CT. With diverse shopping opportunities for the occasional shopper, the grandma-gift-giver, or the most dedicated shopaholic, a world of shopping activities await.
For the past two decades, Shloime Dachs has dazzled audiences all over the world with his magical voice & warm personality. In addition to his five solo albums, he has sung at hundreds of weddings and events over the last twenty years. We are delighted to present Shloimie Dachs at the Heritage for a gala Passover concert this year.
United States Military Academy at West Point
From the revolutionary war through today, come see why over three million people every year visit this national gem. The West Point Museum is our oldest federal museum- and it houses one of the oldest and largest diversified military collections in the Western hemisphere. Originally meant for cadet education, visitors can view a notable art collection, actual weapons, uniforms and memorabilia of American soldiers from the 17th century to the present, and military artifacts from around the world with historic pieces belonging to such figures as George Washington, Napoleon I, John Pershing, Dwight Eisenhower, and George Patton. Sit back on a guided tour bringing history to life., and round out your visit at the Jewish Chapel at West Point, or enjoy the view from the spacious parade grounds.