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BERA Trips

Reservations, Cancellations & Rules for Participation
  • 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.
  • BERA must sell at least 30 train tickets to get the discounted fare, or the trip is subject to cancellation.
  • If we don't get the required number of tickets sold for the discounted group price, we will cancel the show.
  • Rules for Participation on BERA Trips   ~  Questions, please call ext 2873

Sign up for DISCOUNTED tickets to Sesame Place Theme Park in the BERA Store by June 20th! $45 a ticket. No transportation. Limited Availability!

Sesame Place Flyer

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BERA and LIRR (Various Times)

  BERA and the LIRR have teamed up to offer discount round trip tickets to NYC from Patchogue. The train departs at 8:43am unless otherwise noted. The dates for the LIRR Trains are as follows:

  • May 12, 2018   - TRAIN CANCELED!
  • May 19, 2018
  • June 9, 2018
  • June 24, 2018
  • July 15, 2018
  • August 11, 2018  - 10:35am Train
  • October 21, 2018 - 10:35am Train

The attached flyer has various things that can be done during those times.

Click here for further information, directions and things to do.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018


 Join BERA on a train to the HighLine and the Whitney Museum. Departs on the 8:43am train from Patchogue. Tickets are $34 would includes museum admission and LIRR Transportation.

Whitney Museum and HighLine Flyer

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Yankess vs. Houston Astros (World Series Champs) - 6.35pm game. Section 234. $69pp. 45 tickets. We will depart Brookhaven Center at 3:45pm and depart the game at about 10pm (Red Carpet Bus)

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Friday, June 1, 2018 

Friday, June 1st vs. Chicago Cubs. Section 334 - Bud Light Landing. Depart Brookhaven Center at 4pm, depart the game at about 10pm (Red Carpet Bus). $59pp. 45 tickets available.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Freedom is the ultimate rush. Volta tells a spellbinder story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score. $75pp. Departs Brookhaven Center at 3pm. Departs after the 4:30pm show at Nassau Colieseum around 6:30pm.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

  Join BERA for the Circle Line Cruise around Manhattan. $47pp includes round trip on the 8:43am train out of Patchogue and the 2 and a half hour cruise. After the cruise, you are free to do as you please around NYC. The child price on the Circle Line for children 3-12 years of age is $34 per child. Under 3 is free on the Circle Line.

Flyer for Circle Line Cruise

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox. Grandstand Section 429. $93pp. 45 tickets. Depart Brookhaven Center at 4pm, Depart the game at about 10pm (Hampton Jitney).

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Mets vs. Washington Nationals. Section 335 - Bud Light Landing. $66pp. 45 tickets. Depart Brookhaven Center at 4pm, depart the game at about 10pm.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

  Join BERA on July 28 for a "Do as you please" bus trip to Central Park. Leave BNL at 8am and return to BNL at 5pm. $26 per seat includes luxury coach bus and driver tip.

Do as you please - Central Park

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Prepare to see Central Park in a dramatically different way, as you search for secrets and uncover uncommon sights on a scavenger hunt. The historic park has many distinct places and personalities as the city itself. Take the coatch bus from BNL at 8am to Central Park. After the hour hunt, you are free to do as you please in Central Park. $60 per person.

Watson Adventures - Central Park

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Register now for the 2018 Marcum Workplace Challenge at Jones Beach on July 31. Join the thousands of walkers and runners from major (and minor) companies on Long Island. The 3.5 mile run starts at 7pm and is followed by a wonderful picnic. Free school bus transportation available from and to the Lab on a first come, first serve basis. Colleagues and family are welcome to attend! Picnic details and cost to be announced soon.

Register today at part of the Brookhaven Lab team: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register?raceId=42440&corpTeamId=13163

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Join BERA on August 11 for a trip to NYC and Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Round trip train into NYC, return anytime. Show starts at 5pm. $95 includes 10:43am train from Patchogue, dinner and a show.

Flyer for Truffles Show

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

   Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord for audiences and critics everywhere. Take the LIRR to see the musical. $155 per person includes LIRR tickets and Rear Mezzanine seats for the show. Details and tickets at the BERA Store, Bldg. 488. We will take the 10:20am train out of Patchogue.

Tickets for Dear Evan Hansen must be purchased by Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Flyer for Dear Evan Hansen

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If you have a question that is not addressed on this page, please contact Christine Carter at 631-344-5090 or Renee Warno .

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Last Modified: May 11, 2018
Please forward all questions about this site to: Renee Warno


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