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Just for Fun
NOTE $1 SERVICE FEE:
Tickets for stage performances, sporting events or any event of a commercial nature require a service fee of $1 per event (not per ticket). Tickets are mailed two weeks prior to the date of an event. For undated passes and discounts, allow three weeks for processing. No cancellations or refunds.
For questions regarding trips, call Chris Santoro at 212-598-6861 or Rovenia McGowan, chair of the Social and Recreational Committee, at 212-598-7778. Rates are based on participation of at least 35 people. For overnight trips, include name of roommate.
Philadelphia Barnes Museum and "Ride the Ducks" Tour SOLD OUT
Costumes of Downton Abbey Tour
Visit the Winterthur Museum in Delaware on Saturday, August 16, created by Henry Francis Du Pont and now a repository of extraordinary American Decorative Arts, including the costumes of Downton Abbey, now on display. Admission includes a garden tram ride and a guided house tour. Enjoy lunch on your own in the Garden Cafe. Tour QVC’s Studios, where there will be time to shop. Round-trip air-conditioned coach leaves at 7:30 a.m. from UFT Queens (97-77 Queens Blvd.) and 8 a.m. from UFT Manhattan (52 Broadway); buses return at 7:30 p.m. to Manhattan and 8 p.m. to Queens, allowing for traffic. Please indicate if your pickup location is Queens or Manhattan. The UFT package includes all the above (not including lunch) for $76 per person and a $1 service charge on your total order. For more information and to register, download the flier.
Join UFT members, retirees, friends & family during the Columbus Day Weekend at the Platzl Brauhaus in Pomona, NY on Saturday, October 11, for a memorable day of folk dancing, feasting and enjoying German beer by the keg. UFT package of $87 for adults and $53 for children under 12 includes luxury coach, driver’s gratuity, fairground entrance fees and a luncheon of German and American favorites, from bratwursts to hot dogs with beer, soda and apple cider. The Platzl Brauhaus celebration offers a full day of music, folk dancing demonstrations and amusement rides including a bouncy castle. Pick up your coach in Queens (97-77 Queens Blvd.) at 9 a.m. or at UFT headquarters (52 Broadway) at 9:30 a.m. Return is at 7 p.m. in Manhattan and 7:30 p.m. in Queens, depending upon traffic conditions. No unaccompanied children. Checks must be received by June 30. For more information and to register, download the flier.
A Bahamian Cruise With the UFT
Join us for our Bahamian Cruise, sailing round trip from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, NJ on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas, April 5–12, 2015, visiting the beautiful ports of Port Canaveral, a private island and Nassau, Bahamas. The rates are as follows: inside cabin, $1,209 per person; ocean-view cabin: $1,299 per person; balcony cabin (low deck): $1,359 per person; balcony cabin (high deck): $1,499 per person. AAA benefits: $50 onboard credit per cabin. Credit card bookings can be made over the phone. Call Cindy Barry at AAA at 516-873-5147 or email her at email@example.com to book your cruise. Payment schedule: deposit $250 per person. Prices are not guaranteed until your full deposit is received. Final payment is due by Jan. 5, 2015. For more information, download the flier.
UFT Defensive Driving Course
A driving course that can save you money and maybe your life!
For credit you must attend one full-day course or both parts of a two-session course, in sequence (if you miss the first class you cannot take the second). Limit: 40 students. Currently being offered at these borough offices: To register, download this form.
- MANHATTAN: One session, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.: August 26
Cost: $35 per person. Checks must be received one month prior to first preference and must be made payable to UFT/Safe Driving. Write “Safe Driving” on envelope. Mail to: Vinicio Donato, UFT, 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, 11th floor. Payments are accepted in advance at UFT headquarters; bring exact change or money order. Confirmation: A letter will be sent to you indicating admittance or denial based on state class-size regulations. If you do not receive a letter in two weeks, call 212-598-6861. Refunds: If you cannot attend, please submit a written request with a copy of your canceled check (front and back). Allow four weeks to receive refund. Refunds can only be given during the current school year that original request was submitted. Credit: You may take a course only once every three years for insurance reduction benefits, and once every 18 months for point reduction. For active members only.
Car rental discounts
Looking for a deal? Enterprise Rent-A-Car has discounts on its rental vehicles to UFT members. The deal includes a free pickup and dropoff. Call 1-800-RENT-A-CAR [736-8222] for the nearest Enterprise location. Remember to use the union’s corporate class ID# FFC0049. Discounts are also available through Avis at 800-831-8000, using ID# S958000.
Theme park discounts
The UFT no longer offers discount cards to theme parks (Sea World, Busch Gardens, Sesame Place, etc.), but as a union member you can still obtain discounts from NYSUT by calling 1-800-626-8101; or from the AFT by visiting its website.
TheaterMania's Gold Club sends you to the theater for only $4.50 a ticket! The Gold Club offers UFT members an exclusive 40 percent discount — $59 for the entire year (regular price $99). Join now to access 150+ different shows and events each month and over 2,000+ choices each year! Broadway, Off Broadway, Lincoln Center, comedy, dance, drama, concerts and more for only $4.50 a ticket! How?! Theaters and producers need to discreetly fill seats with excellent, attentive audiences to help build buzz and strong word-of-mouth. That's where you come in! For more information, and to join, visit https://goldclub.theatermania.com/gold/partner/UFT or call toll free (866) 899-1895 to speak with a Gold Club representative.
Discount movie tickets
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY! UA/Regal has discontinued the VIP tickets in favor of the unrestricted $9 premium ticket. UA/Regal will, however, continue to honor the $7.50 restricted tickets. The UFT will continue to sell what little stock we have, limiting orders to 10 tickets per order, until we run out by the end of July. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the chain gave us less than three weeks notice.
Prices on AMC tickets RISING FAST! As of May 15, AMC has discontinued offering the restricted Silver tickets that we sold for $7.50. If you have any remaining Silver tickets, they are still accepted at the box office but the UFT will now sell only the unrestricted Gold tickets at $9 each. Orders for Silver tickets will be returned.
To purchase tickets by mail, download this form, or come to UFT headquarters at 52 Broadway where we accept money orders, cash and personal checks up to $100. NOTE: There is a four ticket minimum for mail orders.