The nonprofit Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park, in cooperation with Gourmet Getaways, is offering a one day trip on the food and culture in Newark with a specific focus on the Ironbound section. The trip will depart on Wednesday, May 19th from the Chatham Middle School located at 480 Main Street in Chatham. Departure time is 8:45AM with an estimated return time of 5:15PM. The cost is $117.00 per person plus a $10.00 registration fee.

Participants will Join Liz Del Tufo for a tour of Newark at the Catacombs of St. Joseph in the Ironbound district. The next stop will be St. Casimir's, This beautiful church was built in 1908. Lunch will be at Lopes Sausage Shop, a family-run Portuguese shop. After lunch, participants will visit the home and studio of a local artist which used to be a church and visit an ethnic bakery. If time permits there will be a visit to the Newark Museum.

Gourmet Getaways was founded in 1998 by Marlene Iaciofano. Marlene founded the company after many years in the travel business arranging trips for clients throughout the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean. Combining her love of travel with her passion for cooking, Marlene decided to create unique travel opportunities focusing on "sense"-ational culinary vacation tours throughout Italy, and one day tours in New York and New Jersey.

The Adult School has many other onsite classes, trips and online classes starting in late April and May. View the catalog at or call 973-443-9222. Visit for information on online classes.

Secure online registration for any class is available at or by registering by phone. Register for more than one class at a time and pay only one $10.00 registration fee.

The Adult School, founded in 1937, is an independent, nonprofit organization. The school is not funded by government or local school districts, and welcomes students from all communities.