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Knitting Club
For all levels of knitting and crocheting. Exchange patterns, help others, meet new friends, and schmooze while you work on projects. Bring a friend, grandchild, or come on your own. Beginners bring size 10 knitting needles or size H crochet hook and yarn. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, May 1 - Aug 28
spring
4pm60 - 0weekly
Foreign Affairs Discussion Group
Join this challenging, intellectually oriented, peer-led discussion group focusing on world affairs. Fee includes reading materials. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, May 2 - Aug 29
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Informal Discussion + Lunch Group
With Sy Trommer Subjects may cover everything and anything, including social issues, politics, life experiences and more. Bring your own lunch. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, May 2 - Aug 29
spring
12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Dissect social and political 'hot topics' and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Tue, May 6 - Aug 26
spring
7pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Jul 30
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Jul 30
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Jul 30
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Jul 30
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, May 16 - Aug 8
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, May 16 - Aug 8
spring
3:15pm60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
11:50am60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
1:20pm60 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Jun 26 - Jul 31
summer
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Exercise with Ease
This standing, moderately paced aerobic and strength training workout is designed to reduce stiffness and increase strength and mobility. Learn basic techniques to keep your body flexible, fit, and moving. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jun 27 - Aug 1
summer
11am weekly
Mah Jongg Club
For newly minted Mah Jongg aficionados, as well as long time players. Come with a friend or on your own and enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. Please note change of start time. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 19
summer
2pm60 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions on controversial issues. Dissect social and political 'hot topics' and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Jul 2 - Aug 27
summer
2pm weekly
Drama Group
Instructor Scott Klavan Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, as well as original writing by the students, this workshop will increase creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and provide a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Jul 7 - Aug 25
summer
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Card + Game Room
Look forward to Mondays in the Card and Game Room. Play bridge, Scrabble, and canasta. Please note change of start time. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Jul 7 - Aug 25
summer
2pm60 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jul 8 - Jul 31
summer
11am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jul 8 - Jul 31
summer
12pm50 - 0weekly
Single Living
A group for seniors living on their own that focuses on life issues such as the challenges of aging, staying active, forming new relationships and socializing, and other topics of interest. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Jul 9 - Aug 20
summer
3:30pm60 - 0custom
Let's Talk!
With Hannah Kates, MA A group of women in their 60s and early 70s who are facing professional, personal and geographic changes. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Jul 10 - Aug 28
summer
12:30pm weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun. Learn to play this fascinating game, or hone your skills. One course is enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jul 10 - Jul 31
summer
2pm weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun. Learn to play this fascinating game, or hone your skills. One course is enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jul 10 - Jul 31
summer
6:30pm weekly
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Join Gene's drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. Painting by instructor, Gene Wisniewski. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Jul 11 - Aug 15
summer
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Learn how simple yoga postures can gently relax and strengthen the spinal muscles at the core of the body, creating a sense of ease and rejuvenation in life. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jul 16 - Aug 27
summer
11:15am weekly
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Modern bidding conventions; basic play and defensive techniques. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, Jul 16 - Aug 27
summer
1:30pm60 - 0weekly
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Learn to plan and play a hand just like an expert. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jul 17 - Aug 28
summer
7pm60 - 0weekly
Tour of Governors Island
Governors Island—an American military facility for over 200 years—has a long history that includes Native American tribes as well as Dutch and British rule. Designated as a national monument by President Clinton, it was purchased by New York State for $1 to be used for the public benefit. Join us for a private walking tour of the island, learn about the history, and discover the beauty of this quiet, idyllic spot, just a short ferry ride away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Meet at the Governors Island Ferry, which departs from the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street, corner of Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan. Pre-registration required. Bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Tour is 90 minutes of walking and standing. Wear comfortable shoes. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Jul 31
summer
12:45pm60 - 0once
AARP Driver Safety
Facilitated by Sandra Robbins For adults of all ages, this class reviews rules of the road, special challenges for older drivers, and license renewal requirements. Upon completion of the eight-hour class, insurance companies will give a ten-percent discount and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer point reduction. Co-sponsored with AARP. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Sun, Aug 3
summer
10am18 - 0once
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Aug 5 - Aug 28
summer
11am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Aug 5 - Aug 28
summer
12pm weekly
How to Create Your Own Personal Video Memoir
Create Your Video Memoir. We'll guide you in organizing and winnowing down a lifetime of pictures and memorabilia that after the workshop you or Living Legacy Pictures can edit into a video memoir. This follow up summer workshop will start you writing your video's script and teach you how to narrate its segments. Participants in the previous one day session will continue writing their narrative captions. New participants are welcomed and will learn to write theirs. Led by Ellen Fisher Turk, former radio reporter, documentary producer and photographer. Bring 5 pictures that are important for your telling your life story. We'll use them as catalysts for your script. To see examples of finished products click here: http://livinglegacypictures.com/what-we-do/ (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Aug 7
summer
6:30pm once
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™: August Sessions
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Aug 11 - Aug 13
summer
1:15pm50 - 0custom
50s + 60s JSNY
Are you Jewish, single, and living in NYC? Join us once a month to schmooze about life, share stories, make new friends, and provide support. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Wed, Aug 20
summer
7:30pm50 - 69once
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™: August Sessions
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Aug 25 - Aug 27
summer
1:15pm60 - 0custom
Mah Jongg Club
Enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Sep 2 - Oct 21
fall
1pm60 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Identify and dissect social and political "hot topics", and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Tue, Sep 2 - Dec 30
fall
7pm60 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Identify and dissect social and political "hot topics", and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Sep 3 - Dec 17
fall
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Single Living
With Dan Wallack A group for seniors living on their own that focuses on life issues such as the challenges of aging, staying active, forming new relationships and socializing, and other topics of interest. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Sep 3 - Dec 17
fall
2pm60 - 0custom
Life Transitions - Let's Talk
A group for women in their 60s and early 70s who are facing professional, personal and geographic changes to meet and receive support from peers. Pre-registration required. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Sep 4 - Dec 18
fall
12:30pm60 - 0weekly
Knitting Club
Join the JCC Knitting Club for all levels of knitting and crocheting. Exchange patterns, use your skills to help others, meet new friends, and schmooze while you work on your projects. For adults of all ages. Beginners bring size 10 knitting needles or size H crochet hook and yarn. Registration is ongoing. Walk-ins welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Sep 4 - Dec 18
fall
4pm60 - 0weekly
Foreign Affairs Discussion Group
Join this challenging, intellectually oriented, peer-led discussion group focusing on world affairs. Price includes reading materials. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, Sep 5 - Dec 26
fall
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Informal Discussion + Lunch Group
With Sy Trommer Subjects may cover everything and anything, including social issues, politics, life experiences and more. Bring your own lunch. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, Sep 5 - Dec 26
fall
12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Card + Game Room
Enjoy Mondays in the Card & Game Room! Play bridge, scrabble, and canasta. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Sep 8 - Dec 29
fall
1pm60 - 0weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
fall
11:30am18 - 0weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
fall
12:30pm18 - 0weekly
Nia: Movement + Music + Magic for Parkinson's
Laugh, move, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Thu, Sep 11 - Jan 15
fall
2:45pm weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
fall
11:30am18 - 0weekly
Chair Exercise: Balance + Strengthening for Parkinson's
Improve posture, reduce stiffness, and increase flexibility in this chair-based exercise class. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
fall
12:15pm weekly
NYU/JCC Care Partner Support Group
Taught by Virgen Luce, LCSW Geared specifically for those who care for a loved one with Parkinson's. The Parkinson's Wellness Program offers support for those living with Parkinson's and those who love and care for them. Guided by experienced professionals in a supportive, relaxed environment. Support group intake required. Call 646.505.5744 for more infornation. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > support programs
Fri, Sep 12 - Dec 19
fall
12:15pm weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
fall
12:30pm18 - 0weekly
Yoga + MELT: Flexibility + Relaxation for Parkinson's
Learn beneficial floor, seated, and standing yoga poses blended with MELT techniques to open up new pathways of flexibility and body awareness in this relaxing and energizing class. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
fall
3pm weekly
NYU/JCC Parkinson's Support Group
Geared specifically for women with mid-stage Parkinson’s. The Parkinson's Wellness Program offers support for those living with Parkinson's and those who love and care for them. Guided by experienced professionals in a supportive, relaxed environment. Support group intake required. Call 646.505.5744 for more infornation. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > support programs
Mon, Sep 15 - Dec 8
fall
2:15pm weekly
PD MOVES: Rhythm + Movement Patterns
Find ways to manage your PD symptoms, improve coordination, and develop body awareness through dance, movement, and smart fun. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Mon, Sep 15 - Dec 15
fall
3:30pm weekly
Water Exercise for Parkinson's
Increase flexibility and improve balance with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises in the JCC's warm water training pool. Swimcap required. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, Sep 16 - Dec 9
fall
9am weekly
Pilates for Buff Bones®
Created by Rebekah Rotstein Pilates for Buff Bones uses bone-strengthening techniques with posture and balance tricks. Named one of the top five classes in NYC by CBS and recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup, it targets butt, hips, arms, and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. All levels welcome and safe for those with osteoporosis. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > pilates
Tue, Sep 16 - Oct 21
fall
9:30am weekly
Alexander Technique for Parkinson's
Improve posture and breathing. Learn to sit, stand, bend, and move more easily in everyday life. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Wed, Sep 17 - Jan 14
fall
2:15pm weekly
Pilates for Buff Bones®
Created by Rebekah Rotstein Pilates for Buff Bones uses bone-strengthening techniques with posture and balance tricks. Named one of the top five classes in NYC by CBS and recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup, it targets butt, hips, arms, and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. All levels welcome and safe for those with osteoporosis. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > pilates
Thu, Sep 18 - Nov 13
fall
9:30am weekly
Nia: Movement + Music + Magic for Parkinson's
Laugh, move, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, Sep 23 - Dec 16
fall
2:45pm weekly
Canasta Classes
Beginners will learn the basics of the game. Advanced beginners will refine their strategies and improve their games through supervised play. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Sep 29 - Oct 1
fall
10am60 - 0custom
Walking Tour of the Lower East Side
See the Lower East Side through the eyes of the immigrants who have lived there for 150 years. Discover the Jarmulowsky Bank building where immigrants deposited (and eventually lost) their life savings, the Daily Forward where socialists fought for worker rights, and other important places. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard Street. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, Sep 30
fall
9:45am60 - 0once
Canasta Classes
Beginners will learn the basics of the game. Advanced beginners will refine their strategies and improve their games through supervised play. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Oct 6
fall
10am60 - 0once
Drama Group
Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, as well as original writing by the students, this workshop will increase creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and provide a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Oct 6 - Dec 8
fall
10:30am60 - 0weekly
60+ Sukkah Lunch
Join us for a festive lunch and special programin The Roberts Family Sukkah. Bring your friends, meet new ones, and celebrate this holiday in style. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Tue, Oct 14
fall
12pm60 - 0once
Chess
With Renee Yarzig Keep your mind at its sharpest and exercise those brain muscles at the JCC Chess Club! Learn strategies, develop techniques, and engage in informal chess play. All levels welcome. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Sun, Oct 19 - Dec 14
fall
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Our Congress
Susan Addleston How does the Congress work—or not? We will read and analyze the original text of Article I of the Constitution, which deals with the Legislative Branch, for meaning in 1789 and in the 21st century. Historical and contemporary examples of Congressional actions will be cited and discussed. Participants will receive a copy of the Constitution. Please bring a copy of The New York Times. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Mon, Oct 20 - Oct 27
fall
1pm60 - 0weekly
The Colossal Composers: New Insights
With Thomas Elefant, Musician and Conductor Discover the characteristics behind the phenomenal music of Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and others. Learn about the specific elements that made Beethoven's music different from that of his contemporaries, and what factors were involved in distinguishing the music of Handel from that of Bach. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Oct 20 - Nov 17
fall
7pm60 - 0weekly
Come Schmooze
Come schmooze with other senior members and learn more about the JCC and our programs. Refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Tue, Oct 21
fall
3pm60 - 0once
Support Group for 80+
Discuss issues in common with your peers: How can we make it easy for our children to help us? What family or social resources do we need in order to improve our quality of life? Can we be useful or interesting to our children or other younger people? How do we deal with interests, relationships, and activities that are gone forever? How do we deal with being considered socially and economically irrelevant? What ways are there to deal with varying degrees of dementia in ourselves and others? What are the pros and cons of choosing to "age in place"? Join the conversation and share your views! A commitment to attend the majority of the sessions is required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Tue, Oct 21 - Dec 9
fall
3pm80 - 0weekly
Chelsea Gallery Tour
Join aficionados of the contemporary Chelsea art scene for our popular guided tour of the hottest galleries and most talked-about shows in town. Meet at 526 West 26th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues) at 12:45pm. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Oct 23
fall
12:45pm60 - 0once
Film Series: Jerome Kern and the Hollywood Musical
"Make Believe"…"The Way You Look Tonight"…"Long Ago and Far Away." These and nearly 700 other songs came from the mind of Jerome Kern, who wrote songs for more than 100 shows and films, with such lyricists as Guy Bolton, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, and E.Y. Harburg. View five of his films in their entirety and learn how this genius was instrumental in creating and advancing the genre of the Hollywood musical. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Oct 23 - Nov 20
fall
1pm60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Learn to play this popular game, or hone your skills. One course will be enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Oct 23 - Nov 13
fall
1pm60 - 0weekly
In Progress: A Memoir Writing Workshop
Have you ever wanted to write down your life stories? Join the author of the book How to Spot One of Us for a memoir workshop. Whether you want to write just for yourself or your family, or for a wider audience, a variety of writing exercises, music, and prompts will get you writing. There will be an opportunity to have work critiqued for those who wish. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Oct 23 - Dec 4
fall
3pm60 - 0weekly
Pilates for Buff Bones®
Created by Rebekah Rotstein Pilates for Buff Bones uses bone-strengthening techniques with posture and balance tricks. Named one of the top five classes in NYC by CBS and recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup, it targets butt, hips, arms, and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. All levels welcome and safe for those with osteoporosis. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > pilates
Tue, Oct 28 - Dec 2
fall
9:30am weekly
Mah Jongg Tournament
Spend the day competing in a fun-filled Mah Jongg competition. Prizes will be awarded and a light lunch will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Oct 28
fall
10am60 - 0once
Medicare 2015 + Prescription Drug Benefits: An Informational Session
With the 2015 deadline fast approaching, learn how to cope with the complexities of prescription drug benefits and the Medicare system in order to make the best decisions. Amy Bernstein, director of HIICAP (Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program) at the Department of Aging, will provide the latest information on what you can expect from Medicare in the coming year. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Oct 29
fall
2:30pm60 - 0once
The Comedy of Life
This four-part lecture series will use clips of classic comedy routines, movie and television parodies, poems, and cartoons to examine the humorous side of marriage, children, motherhood, and aging. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Tue, Nov 4 - Nov 25
fall
11am60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Club
Enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Nov 4 - Dec 23
fall
1pm60 - 0weekly
Medical Guidelines for Your Aging Loved One and Yourself
Dr. Gail Lowenstein, Specialist in Geriatrics and Holistic Medicine Learn about medical guidelines for your aging loved one and yourself from a Western-trained physician with certification in holistic medicine. Featured topics will include palliative care/hospice, medication management, advance directives, nutrition, and supplements. You need to take control of and responsibility for your own health and this lecture will give you the information you need. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Nov 5
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia
Travel to Philadelphia to visit the acclaimed National Museum of Jewish History. Learn about the expansion and settlement of American Jews over the last centuries and into the present. Enjoy a private guided tour with time on your own to explore. Space is limited so reserve early! Meet in the lobby at the JCC. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Nov 6
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9am60 - 0once
60+ New Member Reception
Meet and greet new JCC senior members, and mingle with other senior members and staff. A great way to meet people and see what's going on inside the JCC. Preregistration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Nov 12
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Visit the Players Club in Gramercy Park
The private Players Club was established in 1889 by Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes Booth), Mark Twain, and Stanford White. The historic building is a private watering hole for art aficionados. The tour includes Edwin Booth’s apartment, the extensive library, and an impressive collection of art, costumes, death masks, and other theatrical artifacts. Meet at 16 Gramercy Park South on 20th Street between 3rd Ave and Park Ave South. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, Nov 18
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11am60 - 0once
Armageddon (The End Times)
Megiddo (Israel) was the location for ancient battles, going back to the 15th century BC. According to the New Testament Revelation 16:16, the Messiah will return to earth and defeat the Antichrist and Satan in the battle of Armageddon. The prospect of "End Times" (Judgment Day) is a part of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and many other faiths. Join author, lecturer, and linguist Saul Fathi for an exploration of this fascinating topic. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Nov 19
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Pilates for Buff Bones®
Created by Rebekah Rotstein Pilates for Buff Bones uses bone-strengthening techniques with posture and balance tricks. Named one of the top five classes in NYC by CBS and recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup, it targets butt, hips, arms, and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. All levels welcome and safe for those with osteoporosis. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > pilates
Thu, Nov 20 - Jan 15
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9:30am weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Learn to play this popular game, or hone your skills. One course will be enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Nov 20 - Dec 18
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3pm60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Learn to play this popular game, or hone your skills. One course will be enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Nov 20 - Dec 18
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7pm weekly
Canasta Classes
Beginners will learn the basics of the game. Advanced beginners will refine their strategies and improve their games through supervised play. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Dec 1
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10am once
Mozart's Jewish Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Meet the celebrated writer of opera librettos who provided the brilliant, witty texts to Mozart’s best works. Follow Da Ponte’s musical trail—and his amorous and political journey—from Venice and Vienna to London and New York City. Through lecture, live performance, recordings, and video, we will explore this fascinating musician. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Tue, Dec 2
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2pm60 - 0once
Tour the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio
The tour showcases Ailey’s studios, archived artwork and photos, and possibly a rehearsal in progress. Meet at The Joan Weill Center for Dance at 405 West 55th Street. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Wed, Dec 3
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11am60 - 0once
Sharpen Your Memory and Protect Your Brain
Do you forget birthdays and anniversaries? How about where you put your keys? Maybe you're worried about getting Alzheimer's or you simply want to improve your abilitiy to focus and solve problems. Learn about safe, natural, safe ways to strengthen your memory, sharpen your thinking, and improve your focus. Find out what the two worst foods are for memory, and which foods and lifestyle practices can improve recall and cut your risk of developing memory loss later. This is one workshop you won't forget. Part of Gural Mind Matters series (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Dec 3
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Seniors Chanukah Candle Lighting Party
Come help us light the JCC menorah, listen to holiday music, and enjoy some refreshments in the company of friends. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Dec 17
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3:30pm60 - 0once
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