Travel

  • Cranbrook Art Museum

    Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Must be registered by Friday, February 3

    Bus departs Next at 10:00 am, returns about 12:00 pm

    Cranbrook Art Museum is situated on a lush, 319-acre campus of world-renowned architecture, sculpture, and gardens. Described by architecture critic Wolf von Eckardt as “the most enchanted and enchanting setting in America,” in 1989 it was designated a National Historic Landmark. The Art Museum features year-round, changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and design. Cranbrook Art Museum presents and collects the art, architecture, craft, and design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with a special focus on the achievements of artists from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Detroit. Their mission is to connect, drive conversations and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities. Enjoy a one and a half hour self- guided tour of this magnifi cent museum at the heart of a landmark campus of exceptional design that serves as a destination for visitors from down the street and around the world. Please let the Next front desk know if you are a member of Cranbrook upon registering like we have in the Cranbrook Institute of Science Museum.

  • Seafood Buffet at Henry Ford College Culinary School

    Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 10:30-1:30pm

    This offering is currently at capacity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list. 

    ENOUGH SAID! 

    Bus departs Next at 10:30 am, returns about 1:30 pm

    Cost: $10 members / $15 guests (Transportation only) Buffet is approximately $17.00 per person to be paid for individually.

  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAD)

    Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 10:30-1:30pm

    Bus departs Next at 10:00 am, returns about 1:00 pm

    The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is a non-collecting contemporary art museum located in Detroit, and is housed in a 22,000-square-foot building, a converted former auto dealership designed by architect Andrew Zago. The architecture of the building is left intentionally raw and unfi nished. MOCAD is where adventurous minds encounter the best in contemporary visual, literary, music, and performing arts. A responsive center for diverse audiences, MOCAD presents art that contextualizes, interprets, educates and expands culture, pushing us to the edges of contemporary experience. Take an hour and a half to tour on your own and enjoy a pastry and or light refreshment in the Mocad Café, if you choose.

  • The Detroit Public Theater: The Peculiar Patroit

    Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | 1:10-4:15pm

    Must be registered by Friday, February 10

    Bus departs Next at 1:10 pm, returns about 4:15 pm

    “ An absorbing theatrical experience, that allows you to experience laughter, anger, inspiration, and hope all in one.” — Broadway World

    Take in an afternoon performance of The Peculiar Patriot at the nationally recognized Detroit Public Theatre in its new building in the heart of Midtown. Inspired by her decades-long work with prison populations, including on the notorious Rikers Island. Liza Jessie Peterson’s timely and urgent one-person show unpacks the human impact of mass incarceration in America. Fearlessly funny, smart and provocative, The Peculiar Patriot traces the migration of systematic injustice from the plantation to the prison yard. Written and performed by the incomparable Ms. Peterson — the tour de force solo piece is an important, comedic, and profound investigative look into America’s criminal justice system.

  • Motown Museum Tour

    Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 10:30-1:15pm

    This offering is almost at capcity. Please call the office to check availability. 

    Register by Sunday, February 5 Bus departs Next at 10:30 am, returns about 1:15 pm Cost: $ 35 members / $ 40 guests Motown Museum is the ongoing heartbeat of the Motown legacy — a global tourist destination for music and history fans that celebrates the authentic story of Motown from its humble beginnings, to its emergence as the “Sound of Young America” and beyond. “The Little House That Rocked The World” transports you into an era of musical magic. From the moment you step on the plaza, you’ll be immersed in the Motown sound and will experience a profound sense of history. On your interactive tour, a personable guide will share captivating stories, fascinating anecdotes, and interesting history that all took place within the space you stand. You’ll experience curated exhibits, the actual apartment Berry Gordy lived in with his family during the label’s earliest days, the retro style offices of Hitsville USA and, of course, Studio A — the legendary recording studio where Motown artists recorded some of the greatest songs of all time from 1959 to 1972.