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  • Paid reservations are required for all trips listed below. They can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.
  • All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
  • BERA may limit the number of tickets per person during the first week of sales.
  • BERA trips are a BNL benefit and tickets are for BNL employees, those with guest appointments, and their families only.
  • Rules for Participation on BERA Trips  ~  Questions, please call ext 2873

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Take the LIRR train to NYC for a do as you please trip! Enjoy the ongoing activities in a crowd free atmosphere. Take a walk on the HighLine, visit the Met, MOMA, or Natural History Museums. Take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty, or take a Circle Line Cruise. Go downtown to the Freedom Tower. Visit the Intrepid. Speaking of the intrepid, May 25th marks the beginning of Fleet Week, so you can watch the parade of naval ships on the Hudson. There are also several TV shows that tape during the week, including Late Night with Stephan Colbert, the Daily show with Trevor Noah, or the Larry Wilmore show. Tickets to show tapings are free.  See attached for train details.

    Tickets are $12, which is more than half of of a regular off-peak ticket. We are leaving on the 10am train from Ronkonkoma, and you can return any time during the day or night. Remember what Ferris said, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Friday, May 27, 2016 (Memorial day weekend)

    METS vs LA Dodgers, Section 302.  4 ticket max per person.  Leave Brookhaven Center at 4pm for 7pm game time. The $65 per person includes the luxury coach bus, driver tip and game ticket. Exit 63 pick-up on request.  Leave for home at end of game or 11pm. 

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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     Monday, May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day)

    One World Observatory in NYC at the 9/11 Memorial. https://oneworldobservatory.com/information/ Depart from Brookhaven Center at 7:30am in luxury coach bus, arrive in time for our 10am tour and visit to One World Observatory.

    Post tour, do as you please in the Battery Park, lower Manhattan, Brookfield Place on the Hudson River, and more. https://brookfieldplaceny.com/  We will depart from NYC at 3:30pm for the trip back to BNL. Cost is $55 per person and includes the luxury bus, driver tip, tour and access to the Observatory.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Last day to purchase your tickets for Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR!  See August 13 for show and LIRR details.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Watson Tours presents The Munch Around Chinatown Scavenger Hunt ~ Get in the Game!! Cost is $60 per person for an adventure like you've never seen before- in the nooks and crannies of China Town, Little Italy and more.  http://www.watsonadventures.com/private/event/the-munch-around-the-village-scavenger-hunt/

    Bring $10 for official snacking. Treat your taste buds to an exotic adventure...in a culinary wonderland. Discover the most unusual and enticing restaurants, cafes, markets, and even food carts in Chinatown and neighboring Little Italy. You'll not only answer our usually array of tricky questions, you'll also be challenged to acquire and taste such foods as dumplings, roti canai (Malaysian fried bread), popcorn chicken, mini cakes hot off the grill, bubble teas, "Zen butter", ice cream, pizza, canoli cupcakes, egg custards, banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches), rice balls, "stone chocolate", and "yummy bread". We leave at 9am from Brookhaven Center and leave NYC at 3:30pm. The luxury coach bus, driver tip and Scavenger Hunt are all included! Adults and 12 & over only.  Spread the word, pass along flyer!

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Take the LIRR Train for a Do As You Please day in NYC. The round trip tickets are $12 per person and you MUST purchase your ticket no later than noon the Thursday before the trip at the BERA Store (M-F, 9a-3p). See attached for train details. You may depart NYC any time YOU want as long as it is on same day.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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    Sunday, June 26, 2016

    Walk the Brooklyn Bridge - and do as you please in Brooklyn! DUMBO Flea Market, shopping, stroll the waterfront and more! Our coach bus will depart at 9am from Brookhaven Center dropping off in Lower Manhattan. We will depart at 5pm from Brooklyn Heights side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Cost is $24 per person.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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    Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Last day to purchase your tickets for The Lion King!  See Saturday, October 15 for show and LIRR details.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Friday, July 1, 2016 (4th of July weekend)

    METS vs Chicago Cubs, Section 304.  4 ticket max per person.  Leave Brookhaven Center at 4pm for 7pm game time. The $65 per person includes the luxury coach bus, driver tip and game ticket. Exit 63 pick-up on request.  Leave for home at end of game or 11pm. 

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Friday, July 15, 2016

    Yankee vs Boston Red Sox, Section 210. There is a 4 ticket max per person. Game time is 7pm and the $70 per person includes luxury coach bus, driver tip and game ticket. Bus will leave Brookhaven Center at 4pm. Exit 63 pick-up on request. Leave for home at end of game or 11pm.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Saturday, July 16, 2016

    SOLD OUT! But you may add your name to the wait list at the BERA Store (M-F, 9a-3p)

    Wicked on Broadway! Discover the other part of the story with the sisters in Oz - Glinda the Good & the Wicked Witch! This show has won every award on Broadway and is not to be missed!  Includes return trip tix on the LIRR and Mid Mezzaine ticket to the 2pm Matinee. We'll all travel in together on the 10:05am train from Ronkonkoma, do as you please until show time, and depart NYC any time YOU want on Sat, July 16, 2016.  Cost is $110 per person. Please note that no transportation to or from the LIRR is included. Gershwin Theatre is located at 222 W 51st, show time 2 hrs, 45 mins with one intermission. See attached for train details.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Take the LIRR Train for a Do As You Please day in NYC. The round trip tickets are $12 per person and you MUST purchase your ticket no later than noon the Thursday before the trip at the BERA Store (M-F, 9a-3p).  See attached for train details. You may depart NYC any time YOU want as long as it is on same day. (This LIRR trip was in coordination with separate tickets to see Wicked on Broadway, which is now sold out with a wait list at the BERA Store).

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Dinner Cruise on the Great South Bay on the Moon Chaser to "Boat Dinner Buffet" at Flynn's in Ocean Bay Park. $80 includes round trip yellow bus transportation, boat to Ocean Bay Park, Hot & Cold Dinner Buffet w/Lobster and Shrimp, Roast Beef, Chicken, Ribs, live music at Flynn's, and includes tax and tip, and more! Cash bar. The bus will leave from Brookhaven Center at 5:30pm and depart from Captree upon return to the dock at approximately 11:15pm. Must be 21 yrs and over.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Friday, July 22, 2016

    Six Flags New England ~ The coach bus will leave Brookhaven Center at 6am for the PJ Ferry. Cost is $70 per person. (vacation day needed) Must be 21 and over only, minors must be accompanied by BNL parent.  Details to follow soon.... 

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty ~ BERA has timed tickets for the 11am Statue base tour. After that, feel free to ferry between Ellis Island and the Statue as much as you'd like, at your own pace. Coach bus leaves from Brookhaven Center at 8am, and departs from Battery Park ferry terminal at 4:30pm. Cost is $50 per person and children 3 and under that sit on your lap are free. 

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Join the BERA Running & Cycling Club for the Marcum Workplace Challenge at 7pm at Jones Beach!  For information regarding race registration, request transportation, and information on BERA's hospitality tent, please go to:  https://www.bnl.gov/bera/activities/roadrunner/Marcum.asp or call Betty Elder at 344-3562. The yellow bus will leave Bldg 400 parking lot at 4pm, so reserve your seat today!

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Saturday, July 30, 2016 

    A Day on The East End ~ The coach bus departs Brookhaven Center at 10am, arriving at Greenport for you to "do as you please" and enjoy the historic waterfront village, carousel, shopping, lunch on your own. The cost is $45 per person.  We'll depart Greenport at 2:30pm for a winery tasting and live music at Palmer Vineyard until 5:30pm, then a stop at Briermere Farms to browse, check out their freshly roasted LI corn, or to purchase fresh farm items on our way home. Returning to BNL approximately 6:30pm. 21 and over only.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    SOLD OUT! But you may add your name to the wait list at the BERA Store (M-F, 9a-3p)

    Yankee vs NY Mets, Section 230. There is a 4 ticket max per person. Game time is 7pm and the $70 per person includes luxury coach bus, driver tip and game ticket. Bus will leave Brookhaven Center at 4pm. Exit 63 pick-up on request.  Leave for home at end of game or 11pm.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Cirque du Soleil presents PARAMOUR at the Lyric Theatre with Balcony seats for the 3pm Matinee.  $85 per person includes theatre ticket and same day return ticket on LIRR. See attached for train details.  Tickets for the show must be purchased no later than Tuesday, May 31!  PARAMOUR spins the thrilling tale of a beautiful young actress forced to choose between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood. Featuring eye-popping acrobatics and sumptuous music and dance!

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Take the LIRR Train for a Do As You Please day in NYC. The round trip tickets are $12 per person and you MUST purchase your ticket no later than noon the Thursday before the trip at the BERA Store (M-F, 9a-3p).  See attached for train details. You may depart NYC any time YOU want as long as it is on same day. (This LIRR trip was in coordination with separate tickets to see Cirque de Soleil PARAMOUR on Broadway, which tickets for the show must be purchased no later than Tuesday, May 31).

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Yankee vs Baltimore Orioles, Section 109. There is a 4 ticket max per person. Game time is 7pm and the $60 per person includes luxury coach bus, driver tip and game ticket. Bus will leave Brookhaven Center at 4pm. Exit 63 pick-up on request.  Leave for home at end of game or 11pm.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Do-As-You-Please LIRR trip into NYC!!! Tentative time of 10:05am from Ronkonkoma Train Station $12 pp round trip. Do as you please in NYC, you can even check out the Feast of San Gennaro!  Depart any time YOU want as long as it is on same day. See attached for train details.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Take the LIRR to see The Lion King on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre for a 2pm matinee with mid-mezzanine tickets. Check out this CLASSIC before the show closes!! $145 per person includes LIRR tickets and Lion King show tickets. Tickets for the show must be purchased no later than Thursday, June 30th.   See attached for train details..

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Save the Date!! Do-As-You-Please LIRR trip into NYC!!! Tentative time of 10:05am from Ronkonkoma Train Station $12 pp round trip. Do as you please in NYC, and depart any time YOU want as long as it is on same day. See attached for train details.  (This LIRR trip was in coordination with separate tickets to see The Lion King on Broadway, which tickets for the show must be purchased no later than Thursday, June 30th)

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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      Sunday, November 27, 2016

    Save the Date!! Do-As-You-Please LIRR trip into NYC!!! Tentative time of 10:05am from Ronkonkoma Train Station $12 pp round trip. Do as you please in NYC, and depart any time YOU want as long as it is on same day. See attached for train details.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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    Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Save the Date!! Do-As-You-Please LIRR trip into NYC!!! Tentative time of 10:05am from Ronkonkoma Train Station $12 pp round trip. Do as you please in NYC, and depart any time YOU want as long as it is on same day. See attached for train details.

    Paid reservations are required for all trips and can be made at the BERA Store located in Berkner (Bldg 488), Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are for those 21 years and older unless accompanied by BNL employee/parent.
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