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Traveling to the Institute


By Automobile


If you decide to travel to the Institute by automobile, please use the Center for Renewal address in your GPS device.


St. Francis Center for Renewal

395 Bridal Path Road

Bethlehem, PA 18017


It usually takes more time to travel by car than what is calculated by GPS.  Using Google Maps and Apple Maps have proven to be the most reliable and accurate.  Be aware that there is another St. Francis Center in Easton, PA.  It is a friary, therefore, be certain to use the above address.


Arriving at the Institute by Automobile


Turn south to enter the campus from Bridal Path Road and then follow a narrow winding road.  Please drive slowly to avoid the geese that move freely about the campus.


The first building on your left is a large white house, which serves as the sister's home.  The adjacent building, yellow-brick is the Center For Renewal where you will stay and take your meals while on campus.  The driveway in front of the Center is one-way, therefore, take the second entrance.  You may temporarily park your car in front of the Center to unpack and find your room.  Please ring the door bell, and Sister Barbara or Sister Anita will greet you and show you to your room.


Sister will be able to answer any question and give you a code to the doors of the Center and the password for the Internet.  The building is alarmed at 9:30 pm so please use the east-side entrance after hours.  Before you settle in, however, please park your car across the street in the parking lot of Mullen Hall, the home of the Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education, LLC.


Traveling by Plane


The Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is about five minutes away from the  Monocacy Manor Campus. Jack or one of the staff will pick you up at the airport.  Please send Jack an email informing him of the appropriate date and time of arrival.  []


Newark Liberty International Airport is the second closest airport and is the best option for all international flights and most domestic flights.  Transportation from the Newark Airport to Bethlehem is provided by Trans-Bridge Bus Lines.  One-way tickets from Newark Airport are available for purchase at any of the Olympia Trails Bus Company ticket desks, which are located in the Ground Transportation areas of Terminals A, B, and C.


Trans-Bridge Lines picks up passengers at Newark Airport at Stop #1 at Terminals A and B and at Stop #2 at Terminal C. These stops are on the roadway located on the lower level of the airport outside of baggage claim. The trip is less than 2 hours.  The coach is very comfortable and has free WIFI service.  Please take UBER from the bus station to Monocacy Manor at 395 Bridal Path Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017.  To see  the Trans-Bridge schedule from the Newark airport click here.


Traveling by Bus


The local Greyhound Bus Lines station is located in Allentown, Pa at 325 Hamilton Street, 18101 about 20 minutes from Monocacy Manor. All Greyhound buses have free WIFI. Please take UBER from the Allentown station to Monocacy Manor at 395 Bridal Path Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017.


The Trans-Bridge Bus Lines is also available from the Port Authority bus station in Manhattan on the corner of 8th Avenue and 41 Street.  The trip is less than 2 hours.   All schedules are available on the home page of the website.


Your Arrival


Surrounded by 108 beautiful acres, The institute sits on a hilltop, with exquisite views of surrounding woodlands, hills, valleys, and the restful Monocacy creek.

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Other Important Details

  • Check-in
    • Check-in for the Summer Institute begins at 2:00 pm, and classes begin at 6:30 pm. Check-in for the National Holiday Weekends begins 10:00 am and classes begin at 1:00 pm.  Your accommodations are guaranteed available by 4:00 and 2:00 pm respectively. Please plan to arrive with enough time to check in, eat, and settle into your room.
  • Late Check-In
    • If you arrive after 9:30 pm, please ring the door bell on the east side of the retreat center or call Jack at 610-691-5544 directly.
  • Meal Times
    • The dining room is not a cafeteria where meals are served within a time frame.  All meals are served at an appointed time for all programs.  Therefore, everyone is expected to be on time for all meals.  Breakfast is at 8:00 am, lunch is at 12:00 noon and dinner (supper) is at 5:30 pm.
  • Arrival Dinner (Summer Institute) and Lunch (Dalcroze National Holidays)
    • All programs begin with a meal.  We have dinner (supper) on Sunday at 5:30 sharp for the Summer Institute Program, and lunch for the Dalcroze National Holiday Program at 12:00 noon sharp.  If you will be later than 15 or 20 minuets for your meal, you may want to make other arrangements for that meal.
  • Departure
    • The teacher-training program ends on Saturday morning.  Breakfast is included in your stay. Room check-out is at noon.  The Dalcroze National Holiday program ends on Monday afternoon at 5:00 pm with a room check-out time of 5:30 pm.




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