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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.
  • Rules for Participation on BERA Trips   ~  Questions, please call ext 2873

April 28-30, 2017

Finger Lake-Corning Glass and Vineyard Weekend!  Join BERA and see New York as you've never seen it before! Stay 2 nights at the Radisson Corning Hotel. The coach bus will leave Brookhaven Center at 1pm.  We will tour Finger Lake wineries, and the World Renowned Corning Glass Factory and all its beautiful galleries. You will have free time to explore the Gaffer/Corning district. Bus transportation is included for the entire weekend. Weather permitting there will be a 'photo op' stop at Watkins Glen. Price includes hot or cold breakfast and the winery tour includes a buffet lunch. Please see the attached flyer for room pricing and trip details. Reservations need to be made no later than 3pm on Thursday, April 6th 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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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Join BERA for a private guided Trolley tour of the historic Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Then we'll motor coach to the Brooklyn Flea Market in DUMBO ! Feel free to browse, have lunch, walk on the bridge and see the sights! The coach bus will leave from Brookhaven Center at 8am and depart from Brooklyn at 4pm. Cost is $55 per person, which includes the Trolley Tour w/guide, coach bus and driver tip.  For more details see 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, May 13, 2017

SOLD OUT! But taking names on a waiting list at the BERA Store. Please note, we do have another trip on August 20th for Hello Dolly.

Take the LIRR to see Hello, Dolly! -Back where they belong! Hello, Dolly! Returns to Broadway starring none other than Bette Midler. This production, the first new production of Hello, Dolly! to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. $145 per person includes LIRR tickets and mezzanine seating: G 1-25, H 103-114 & H 1-9 show tickets. (BERA must sell at least 30 train tickets to get the discounted fare, or the trip is subject to cancellation.) See attached for train details   LIRR tickets must be purchased at the BERA Store by 3:00pm on Wednesday, May 10th.

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, May 13, 2017

LIRR Do As You Please into NYC is partnered with Hello Dolly or you may take train for $12 (as long as you return the same day to Ronkonkoma Station) and have a day in NYC on your own.  Long Island City Walking Tour ~ See attached for train details ~  LIRR tickets must be purchased at the BERA Store by 3:00pm on Wednesday, May 10th.  (BERA must sell at least 30 train tickets to get the discounted fare, or the trip is subject to cancellation.)

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, May 20, 2017

LIRR Do As You Please into NYC is partnered with 9th Avenue Food Festival or you may take train for $12 (as long as you return the same day to Ronkonkoma Station) and have a day in NYC on your own. See attached for train details.   LIRR tickets must be purchased at the BERA Store by 3:00pm on Wednesday, May 17th.  (BERA must sell at least 30 train tickets to get the discounted fare, or the trip is subject to cancellation.)  http://www.ninthavenuefoodfestival.com/

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 11, 2017

LIRR Do As You Please into NYC .  Price is $12 if you are just taking the train to get into NYC, but you must return the same day.
LIRR tickets must be purchased at the BERA Store by 3:00pm on Thursday, June 8th. (BERA must sell at least 30 train tickets to get the discounted fare, or the trip is subject to cancellation.) 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.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tickets for this event must be purchased by Thursday, April 6th at the BERA Store.

BERA was able to purchase orchestra tickets for "Beautiful-The Carole King Musical", including round trip LIRR train ticket, the cost is $120 per person. Show time is 2pm Matinee.(BERA must sell at least 30 train tickets to get the discounted fare, or the trip is subject to cancellation.)   Flyer ~ 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, June 17, 2017

Food Tour (Brownstone Brooklyn Eats) We'll take a 3 hour stroll into Italian and Middle Eastern shops that have long been the staple of the neighborhood, and explore the growing scene of cafes and restaurants specializing in artisanal foods. (All Food and Beverage included) Learn about the rich history of the neighborhood and changing character from the local business owners and residents themselves. Come hungry! You will also have 2 hours "do as you please" time in Downtown Brooklyn. We leave Brookhaven Center at 11am. Cost is $85 per person and includes food and beverage on Food Tour, coach bus, and driver tip. See flyer for 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, June 23, 2017

NY Yankees vs Texas Rangers Game starts at 7:05pm and seats are in Section 209. The cost is $65 per person. We will depart Brookhaven Center at 4pm and leave Yankee Stadium after the game, approximately 10pm.  Seating map ~ Flyer

RULES: Limit 4 tickets per person, per game, for the first week of sales. These BERA presented games, trips and events are for the benefit of BNL employees, and while inviting guests is allowable, it is required that the BNL employee will be present at the event. Any questions, please call the Recreation Supervisor at Ext 5090.
Any non-badged person arriving at BNL for a BERA trip must be entered in the main gate database, or be picked up (as requested at the BERA Store) at Exit 63 park & ride. All must have photo ID if over 16 yrs old. Rules for Participation on BERA Trips

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 24, 2017 

Chihuly Nights @ New York Botanic Gardens & Arthur Ave Italian District 
The luxury coach bus will leave Brookhaven Center at 2pm, and get to Arthur Ave. by 4pm, spend 2 hours or so to eat and/or shop on Arthur Avenue’s Italian district (ok to leave your stuff on the bus!), depart for the NY Botanic Garden, arriving at about 6:30pm. View the beautiful Chihuly exhibits & garden displays, enjoy the gift shop & food and beverages available for purchase. We will depart garden at 9pm. There will be a lot of walking for this trip, so be sure to have your comfortable shoes on! All this for only $45 per person.
(**REMINDER: You must enter a Main Gate Access Form if you have a family member or guest who does not have a badge, or request exit 63 pick up when signing up at the BERA Store. This is not required for those under 16) ~ 
Chihuly Nights  ~  Take in the sites, smells and delicious food offerings on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.  ~   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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  Sunday, July 16, 2017

LIRR Do As You Please into NYC . Price is $12 if you are just taking the train to get into NYC, but you must return the same day. (BERA must sell at least 30 train tickets to get the discounted fare, or the trip is subject to cancellation.) Tickets for LIRR only must purchase by Thursday, July 13th.  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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 Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Bronx Tale: The Musical is a new Broadway show. Tickets are for a 3pm Matinee for $125.00 per person including orchestra tickets and round trip LIRR tickets. Theatre & LIRR tickets need to be purchased by Wednesday, May 10th. (BERA must sell at least 30 train tickets to get the discounted fare, or the trip is subject to cancellation.) See attached for train details ~ Flyer ~ http://www.broadway.com/shows/bronx-tale/

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 4, 2017

NY Mets vs LA Dodgers (best team in the National League) Seats located in Section 337. We will depart Brookhaven Center at 4pm, and leave Citifield after the game about 10pm. It's FREE shirt Friday!) Cost will be $56 per person.  Seating chart ~ Flyer

RULES: Limit 4 tickets per person, per game, for the first week of sales. These BERA presented games, trips and events are for the benefit of BNL employees, and while inviting guests is allowable, it is required that the BNL employee will be present at the event. Any questions, please call the Recreation Supervisor at Ext 5090.
Any non-badged person arriving at BNL for a BERA trip must be entered in the main gate database, or be picked up (as requested at the BERA Store) at Exit 63 park & ride. All must have photo ID if over 16 yrs old. Rules for Participation on BERA Trips

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 11, 2017

NY Yankees vs Boston Red Sox  Game starts at 7:05pm and seats are in Section 234. The cost is $70 per person. We will depart Brookhaven Center at 4pm and leave Yankee Stadium after the game, approximately 10pm. Seating chartFlyer

RULES: Limit 4 tickets per person, per game, for the first week of sales. These BERA presented games, trips and events are for the benefit of BNL employees, and while inviting guests is allowable, it is required that the BNL employee will be present at the event. Any questions, please call the Recreation Supervisor at Ext 5090.
Any non-badged person arriving at BNL for a BERA trip must be entered in the main gate database, or be picked up (as requested at the BERA Store) at Exit 63 park & ride. All must have photo ID if over 16 yrs old. Rules for Participation on BERA Trips

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, August 17, 2017

Subway Series! Mets vs Yankees Seats located in Section 338. We will depart Brookhaven Center at 4pm, and leave Citifield after game, about 10pm.  Cost will be $85 per person.  Seating chart ~ Flyer

RULES: Limit 4 tickets per person, per game, for the first week of sales. These BERA presented games, trips and events are for the benefit of BNL employees, and while inviting guests is allowable, it is required that the BNL employee will be present at the event. Any questions, please call the Recreation Supervisor at Ext 5090.
Any non-badged person arriving at BNL for a BERA trip must be entered in the main gate database, or be picked up (as requested at the BERA Store) at Exit 63 park & ride. All must have photo ID if over 16 yrs old. Rules for Participation on BERA Trips

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, August 20, 2017

LIRR Do As You Please is partnered with Hello Dolly OR you may take train for $12 (as long as you return the same day to Ronkonkoma Station) and have a day in NYC on your own. (BERA must sell at least 30 train tickets to get the discounted fare, or the trip is subject to cancellation.) See attached for train details ~ Tickets for LIRR only must purchase by Thursday, August 17th

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, August 20, 2017

If you missed the May show, you have another chance to take the LIRR and see Hello, Dolly! We have Orchestra seats for a 2pm Matinee. $200 per person includes theatre and train tickets. None other than Bette Midler stars in this production, the first new production of Hello, Dolly! to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.  (BERA must sell at least 30 train tickets to get the discounted fare, or the trip is subject to cancellation.) Theatre tickets for this event must be purchased by January 6th ~ Flyer ~ 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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If you have a question that is not addressed on this page, please contact Christine Carter at 631-344-5090 or Joanne Delles at 631-344-8481.

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Last Modified: April 28, 2017
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