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Bridge Classes
Come with your favorite group, partner, or even alone. Peter Steinberg will find you a game, and provide advice as you play. Punch cards will be issued at the first session and are good for 8 sessions. They are valid for one year so missed sessions can be made up later. Please note: Price is per punch card which is good for 8 sessions. Registration is ongoing. All levels welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Thu, Sep 6 - Dec 27
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10am18 - 0weekly
Card + Game Room
Enjoy Mondays in the Card & Game Room! Play bridge, Scrabble, and canasta. Please note change of start time. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Mon, Sep 10 - Dec 31
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Take A Chance Series: FREE Fitness for everyBODY!
Ballet 101 - with Susan Rosenbaum Lengthen and tone with ballet. (more)LEARN MORE
health club > free for everybody > take a chance series
Sat, Oct 6 - Oct 27
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7:15pm18 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Club
Enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Tue, Oct 16 - Nov 13
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Try it out for free! Play bridge with little or no memorization! Peter Steinberg, will have you playing out hands from the very first lesson. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Wed, Oct 17
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7pm18 - 0once
Great Decisions: International Relations
Join the Foreign Policy Association and hundreds of people across America to learn about the international issues facing the U.S. today. Explore eight exigent foreign policy challenges featured in Great Decisions 2012, including the Middle East Realignment , Promoting Democracy, Mexico, Cyber security, Exit from Afghanistan & Iraq, State of the Oceans, Indonesia and Energy Geopolitics. Limited space. Fee includes reading materials. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups and learning
Wed, Oct 17 - Dec 12
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7pm18 - 0weekly
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Becoming more ‘stress-hardy’ can lead to better life-long health. The MBSR program, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, integrates mindfulness meditation (moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness) with a profound level of inquiry into its relevance to daily life. MBSR can bring changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. This course includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, along with daily practice support materials. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. For more information call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by NY Insight Meditation Center. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation classes & retreats
Wed, Oct 17 - Dec 12
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7pm18 - 0weekly
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Are you dealing with stress, chronic illness or pain? This 8-week course includes instruction in a variety of formal mindfulness practices, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, and support for integrating mindful awareness into daily life. Modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts over 30 years ago, MBSR can bring you lasting changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. Attendance is required at one of the orientation sessions. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. Elaine Retholtz has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1988. She completed the internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester Massachusetts. She is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. Elaine has been teaching the traditional 8 week MBSR program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan since 2005. She also teaches MBSR at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and to first year students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She teaches meditation courses at New York Insight Meditation Center, where she is an associate teacher and leads a NYIMC weekly sitting group in Queens.For more information, call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by New York Insight. Attendance is required at the orientation session, held Thursday, January 20, at 10am. Then classes begin on January 27th.The full day class, which is included in the course and is for both the morning and afternoon classes, will be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 9am to 5pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation classes & retreats
Thu, Oct 18 - Dec 13
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9:30am18 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Come join the fun. Learn to play this popular game, or hone your recently acquired 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+ > cards & games
Thu, Oct 18 - Nov 8
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2pm60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Try it out for free! Learn to bid with any partner! Logical bidding methods can be applied to opening bids, responses and competitive bidding. This course also features a look at how to plan difficult hands, when to change your plan, and easy to learn strategies like when to lose tricks, avoiding finesses, simple counting, etc. Pre-typed notes and duplicated boards. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Thu, Oct 18
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7pm18 - 0once
AARP Driver Safety
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. Facilitated by Sandra Robbins. Co-sponsored with AARP. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, legal + safety matters
Sun, Oct 21
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10am18 - 0once
Chess Club
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+ > cards & games
Sun, Oct 21 - Dec 16
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11:30am60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Try it out for free! When the cards are being dealt, do you pray to be the dummy? It doesn't have to be that way! Now you can learn to plan and play a hand just like an expert! Duplicated boards and pre-typed notes! Also, some bidding review of common conventions. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Tue, Oct 23
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1pm18 - 0once
Bridge Classes
Try it out for free! Topics include: communication problems and how to solve them, defensive signals, discarding, when to break bidding rules, winning play techniques, and more!! Pre-typed notes and duplicated boards reinforce classroom lessons. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Tue, Oct 23
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1pm18 - 0once
Bridge Classes
Play bridge with little or no memorization! Peter Steinberg will have you playing out hands from the very first lesson. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Wed, Oct 24 - Dec 19
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7pm18 - 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 12:45 pm. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > art outings & trips
Thu, Oct 25
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12:45pm60 - 0once
Bridge Classes
Learn to bid with any partner! Logical bidding methods can be applied to opening bids, responses and competitive bidding. This course also features a look at how to plan difficult hands, when to change your plan, and easy to learn strategies like when to lose tricks, avoiding finesses, simple counting, etc. Pre-typed notes and duplicated boards. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Thu, Oct 25 - Dec 20
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7pm18 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
When the cards are being dealt, do you pray to be the dummy? It doesn't have to be that way! Now you can learn to plan and play a hand just like an expert! Duplicated boards and pre-typed notes! Also, some bidding review of common conventions. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Tue, Oct 30 - Dec 18
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10am18 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Topics include: communication problems and how to solve them, defensive signals, discarding, when to break bidding rules, winning play techniques, and more!! Pre-typed notes and duplicated boards reinforce classroom lessons. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Tue, Oct 30 - Dec 18
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1pm18 - 0weekly
Pain-Free Yoga: Yoga For Arthritis
Treatment for each arthritic joint in the body must be particular and individual, because every joint is different. Drawing on 30 years of anatomical and clinical experience, Dr. Fishman will devise and adapt yoga's many virtues to the joints that bother you. Dr. Fishman will meet and review with each participant their individual challenges and concerns on the first meeting. Cathy Lilly, his senior yoga therapist will teach the remaining 5 sessions of the class taking participants through his recommended protocols. Dr. Fishman’s book, Yoga for Arthritis: The Complete Guide, is included. Limited to 12. (more)REGISTER
health club > wellness classes
Wed, Oct 31 - Dec 12
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Take A Chance Series: FREE Fitness for everyBODY!
Salsa Dance - with Jean Vergaray and friends Love Zumba? Now try the real thing and become salsa hot! (more)LEARN MORE
health club > free for everybody > take a chance series
Sat, Nov 3 - Nov 24
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7:15pm18 - 0weekly
Scrabble Master Class
With Joe Edley, National Scrabble Champion Acquire the basics of good play and exercise your mind in this ‘mental gymnastics’ class. Learn the 101 two-letter words, how to spot seven- and eight-letter words, how to accumulate good combinations of tiles and strategies for controlling the board position in your favor. Joe is the author of Everything Scrabble. Bring your own set. Early registration recommended. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Wed, Nov 7
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2pm60 - 0once
You and Your Daughter-in-Law
Yes, we all know the pop culture images and clichés. But some simple, basic approaches and guidelines can get this relationship off to a harmonious start, or restore warmth and amicability to one that has already gone off track. Led by Amira Kohn-Trattner, L.C.S.W., psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. Co-sponsored with the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > support
Thu, Nov 8
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7pm60 - 0once
Mah Jongg Classes
Come join the fun. Learn to play this popular game, or hone your recently acquired 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+ > cards & games
Thu, Nov 15 - Dec 6
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2pm60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Club
Enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > cards & games
Tue, Nov 20 - Dec 18
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Take A Chance Series: FREE Fitness for everyBODY!
Argentine Tango - with Richard Anton Diaz Experience this sensual and intimate dance with a ballroom dance champion. (more)LEARN MORE
health club > free for everybody > take a chance series
Sat, Dec 1 - Dec 29
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7:15pm18 - 0weekly
AARP Driver Safety
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. Facilitated by Sandra Robbins. Co-sponsored with AARP. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, legal + safety matters
Sun, Dec 2
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10am18 - 0once
Special Holiday Bereavement Programs: A Night of Remembrance and Renewal (High Holidays) and Lights in the Darkness (Chanukah)
Lights in the Darkness, a special evening before Chanukah. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > support > bereavement
Wed, Dec 12
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6:30pm once
5:30am
10:30pm
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