Memorial Day Express fund-raising ride set to roll May 25
The Open Eye Theater invites you aboard the Memorial Day Express for an evening of motion, magic and mystery! The historic Delaware and Ulster Rail Road train pulls out of the Arkville station at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.
Those lucky enough to be on board will be entertained by the motion of Belly Dancing by Candace as she shakes her bells from car to car while they enjoy a gourmet dinner. The magic is provided by Art Martello of Catskill Magic who will dazzle young and old alike as the train meanders through the picturesque countryside. The Marvelous Martello will also mystify the travelers when they depart the train at the Roxbury Station while the engineer prepares for the return trip. Back on board, the entertainment continues as the mystery boxes of valuable gifts and goodies are auctioned off one by one. The train returns to Arkville at 9 p.m. when Candace and Art will stage a grande finale at the station as happy travelers detrain after an unparalled evening of food, drink and entertainment.
The menu for the evening includes hors d’oeuvres, a main course of your choice of Prime Rib, Chicken Marsala, or Eggplant Parmesan plus a selection of scrumptious desserts. Wine and soft beverages are included.
Advance tickets are available now; for the best view of the beautiful Catskill Mountain scenery. Seats in the domed dining car are $100 per person or $350 for a table for four. Seats in the historic Rip Van Winkle Flyer dining car are $75 per person or a table for four for $250. Get your tickets by calling 586-1660 or visit Sage Rose Herbs in Arkville on Route 28 next to The Market Basket.
Boarding of the Memorial Day Express begins at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. departure from the station located on Route 28 in Arkville. Learn more about the historic DURR train at http.//durr.org. Proceeds from the event are to benefit The Open Eye Theater on Main Street in Margaretville. www.openeye.org.