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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
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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
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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
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2pm60 - 0custom
Women's Group
Meet with other women to discuss issues of family, growing older, and other subjects of interest. Pre-registration required. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Sep 4 - Dec 18
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11am60 - 0weekly
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
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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
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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
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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
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12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 12
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12pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 16
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12pm50 - 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
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 12
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12pm weekly
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
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 12
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1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 14
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1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 16
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1:15pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 16
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1:15pm weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 12
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2:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 14
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2:15pm50 - 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
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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
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12:30pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
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1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 16
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1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
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2:15pm50 - 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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12:30pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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2:15pm18 - 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
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3pm weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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3:15pm50 - 0weekly
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
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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
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9am 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
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2:15pm weekly
NEW! Intelligent Fitness Is for Everyone: Sharing the 52 Moves of Nia, Train to teach
Caroline Kohles, Kevin VerEecke, Jayne Mielo, Nia New York Training Faculty Make a difference in the lives of seniors while also caring for yourself. This program, a partnership between Engage and the Nia Technique, teaches you how full-body movement improves your own health and fitness and then trains you to share the knowledge with homebound seniors or residents of assisted-living facilities. The Nia Technique is an intelligent fitness practice that blends the movements of dance, martial arts, and healing arts. The moves are simple and adaptable to people of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Included is a free Nia class at the JCC every week and participation in the monthly Nia jam. Engage will help find you a volunteer position in a senior facility and mentor you as you begin to teach. For more information contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org or Caroline Kohles, Senior Director of Health and Wellness Programming, at 646.505.4406 or ckohles@jccmanhattan.org (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > dance
Sun, Sep 21 - Dec 14
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1:30pm custom
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 22 - Dec 15
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2:15pm 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
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2:45pm weekly
Bridge Classes
Come with your favorite group or partner, or alone. Peter Steinberg will find you a game and provide advice as you play. Punch cards (good for 8 sessions) are valid for one year and will be issued at the first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. All levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, Oct 1 - Dec 24
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1:30pm60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Come with your favorite group or partner, or alone. Peter Steinberg will find you a game and provide advice as you play. Punch cards (good for 8 sessions) are valid for one year and will be issued at the first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Oct 2 - Dec 25
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10am60 - 0weekly
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
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10:30am60 - 0weekly
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
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11:30am60 - 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 - Dec 1
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7pm60 - 0weekly
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
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3pm80 - 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
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3pm60 - 0weekly
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 Gene Wisniewski, instructor. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Oct 24 - Jan 9
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1:30pm50 - 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
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9:30am weekly
Wise Aging Workshop
Discover new resources and support to live your later years with spirit, resilience, and wisdom. Participants will explore this stage of life in a peer group led by trained facilitators, based on a curriculum developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Topics include: becoming one’s authentic self; a life review; relationship to our bodies; revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationships; learning to live with loss, change, and death; creating relevant rituals; cultivating wisdom; and leaving a legacy. Participants are guided to do the reflective work that enables them to come to new understandings about their lives, their selves, and their values. Interview required before registration. Call 646-505-4398. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Mon, Nov 3 - Dec 8
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3:30pm weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Nov 4 - Jan 6
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11:30am60 - 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
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Artful Aging: Re-Enchantment Through Art/Play (for 60+)
Creativity, community, and novelty have all been associated with aging well. In this class, we will cultivate these qualities through art-making, a life-and soul-enhancing endeavor. Each class will include play and experimentation, demos and instruction, and discussion. We will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with a variety of techniques (e.g., painting, monoprinting, collaging) and materials. If you are seeking new experiences that can support you in aging artfully and want a comfortable, safe space to develop your creative self, this workshop is for you. No previous art experience is necessary. Some supplies included; a materials fee payable to the instructor will be determined and emailed out prior to the first class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Nov 6 - Dec 18
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9:30am50 - 0weekly
NEW! Zumba Gold for Seniors
The easy-to-follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Nov 6 - Dec 18
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12:30pm weekly
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, Nov 7 - Dec 19
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11am50 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Nov 13 - Jan 8
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10:30am weekly
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
Thu, Nov 13 - Dec 11
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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
Thu, Nov 13 - Dec 11
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12pm50 - 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
Mon, Nov 17 - Dec 15
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11am 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, 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
60+ Liaisons
Are you wondering how to spend your time or discover new experiences to enhance your life? The JCC has a large and diverse array of offerings for the 60+ community each season. Meet with a 60+ Program Liaison to explore the endless possibilities and pathways available through JCC programs. Liaisons will assist in tailoring your JCC experience to meet your personal goals and interests, and provide you with new and exciting experiences. Walk-ins are welcome or call 646.505.4398 for an appointment in advance. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Mon, Dec 1 - Apr 30
winter
10am weekly
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
Smart Games
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adults > 60+ > seniornet
Wed, Dec 3
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1pm once
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
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, Dec 7
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9am once
Engage Community Brunch
Join other members of the Engage community for learning and conversation that will deepen our connections to each other and supplement our volunteer activities. A light brunch will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Dec 7
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11am once
Learn about Engage
Learn more about Engage and choose a volunteer project at these free monthly information sessions. Coffee and snacks will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)LEARN MORE
social action > engage
Mon, Dec 8
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6pm once
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
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, Jan 2 - Apr 24
winter
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, Jan 2 - Apr 24
winter
12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 5 - Jan 28
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 5 - Jan 28
winter
12pm weekly
Card + Game Room
Look forward to Mondays in the Card and Game Room. Play bridge, Scrabble, and canasta. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Jan 5 - Apr 27
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jan 6 - Jan 29
winter
11am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jan 6 - Jan 29
winter
12pm50 - 0weekly
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 community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Jan 6 - Feb 24
winter
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, Jan 6 - Apr 28
winter
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, Jan 7 - Apr 29
winter
10:30am60 - 0weekly
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, good for one year, will be issued at first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. All levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, Jan 7 - Apr 29
winter
2pm60 - 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, Jan 7 - Apr 29
winter
2pm60 - 0custom
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, good for one year, will be issued at first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. All levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jan 8 - Apr 30
winter
10am60 - 0weekly
NEW! Zumba® Gold for Seniors
Yvonne Puckett This easy-to-follow program lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented, dance-fitness class that feels fresh and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Jan 8 - Feb 26
winter
12:30pm weekly
Knitting Club
Shelli Kwiat A 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, and walk-ins are welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Jan 8 - Apr 30
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4pm weekly
Exercise With Ease
Linda Rose Iennaco 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, Jan 9 - Mar 6
winter
11am50 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Linda Rose Iennaco Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jan 13 - Mar 10
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11:30am60 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Linda Rose Iennaco Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Jan 15 - Mar 12
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10:30am60 - 0weekly
Water Exercise for Parkinson's
Zack Schares Increase flexibility and improve balance with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises in the JCC's warm water training pool. Swim cap required. For more info about the program, or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744, or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center's Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan. This program is focused on improving quality of life through exercise, support, education, and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, Jan 20 - Apr 14
winter
9am weekly
Nia: Movement, Music + Magic for Parkinson's
Caroline Kohles Laugh, move, dance, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability. For more info about the program, or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744, or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center's Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan. This program is focused on improving quality of life through exercise, support, education, and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, Jan 20 - Apr 14
winter
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
Wed, Jan 21 - Jun 3
winter
11:30am18 - 100weekly
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, Jan 21 - Jun 3
winter
12:30pm18 - 100weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 6
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 6
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 8
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 8
winter
1:15pm weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 6
winter
2:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 6
winter
2:15pm50 - 0weekly
Alexander Technique for Parkinson's
Morgan Rysdon Improve posture and breathing. Learn to sit, stand, bend, and move more easily in everyday life. For more info about the program, or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744, or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center's Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan. This program is focused on improving quality of life through exercise, support, education, and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Wed, Jan 21 - Apr 15
winter
2:15pm weekly
Nia: Movement, Music + Magic for Parkinson's
Caroline Kohles Laugh, move, dance, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability. For more info about the program, or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744, or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center's Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan. This program is focused on improving quality of life through exercise, support, education, and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Thu, Jan 22 - Apr 16
winter
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, Jan 23 - Jun 5
winter
11:30am18 - 100weekly
Yoga + MELT: Flexibility + Relaxation for Parkinson's
Whitney Chapman 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 info about the program, or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744, or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center's Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan. This program is focused on improving quality of life through exercise, support, education, and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Fri, Jan 23 - Apr 24
winter
12:15pm weekly
NYU/JCC Care Partner Support Group
Virgen Luce, LCSW, ACSW 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, Jan 23 - Apr 17
winter
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, Jan 23 - Jun 5
winter
12:30pm weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 23 - May 8
winter
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 23 - May 8
winter
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 23 - May 8
winter
3:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 23 - May 8
winter
3:15pm50 - 0weekly
Joint Movement for Seniors
Katherine Brewster, RYT Learn how to ease mobility in every joint. First, relax the big muscles of the body and spinal muscles through easy-to-do postures. Then have fun following a simple series of movements to open the joints of your body, releasing tension and improving circulation. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 26
winter
9:45am50 - 0once
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 26 - May 4
winter
12pm50 - 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
Mon, Jan 26 - Jun 1
winter
12pm18 - 100weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 26 - May 4
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 26 - May 4
winter
2:15pm50 - 0weekly
NYU/JCC Parkinson's Support Group
Amy C. Lemen, LCSW 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, Jan 26 - Apr 13
winter
2:15pm weekly
NEW! Nia Wise Moves: Intelligent Fitness for Everybody
Caroline Kohles, Kevin VerEecke, Jayne Mielo, Nia New York Training Faculty Make a difference in the lives of seniors while also caring for yourself. This program, a partnership between Engage and the Nia Technique, teaches you how full-body movement improves your own health and fitness and then trains you to share the knowledge with homebound seniors or residents of assisted-living facilities. The Nia Technique is an intelligent fitness practice that blends the movements of dance, martial arts, and healing arts. The moves are simple and adaptable to people of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Included is a free Nia class at the JCC every week and participation in the monthly Nia Jam. Engage will help find you a volunteer position in a senior facility and mentor you as you begin to teach. For more information contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org or Caroline Kohles, Senior Director of Health and Wellness Programming, at 646.505.4406, ckohles@jccmanhattan.org. Price includes a Nia Wise Moves Training Manual and Access to Online Training Videos. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > dance
Sun, Feb 1 - Apr 26
winter
1:30pm custom
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Feb 2 - Feb 25
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Feb 2 - Feb 25
winter
12pm weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Feb 3 - Feb 26
winter
11am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Feb 3 - Feb 26
winter
12pm weekly
60+ Tu B'Shvat Seder
Join with others and celebrate nature in a tasting of a variety of Israeli fruits. Come together as a community and enjoy. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Feb 4
winter
2pm60 - 0once
Tour the Center for Jewish History
Explore the richness of Jewish heritage and culture. Our private tour will begin with a short orientation film followed by a tour of the entire building. We'll meet the docents of the document preservation lab, the genealogy institute, the library, and view several current exhibitions. Join us for this fascinating and informative visit. Meet at The Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Feb 5
winter
10:15am60 - 0once
Women's Group
With Hannah Kates, MA Meet with other women to discuss issues of family, growing older, and other subjects of interest. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Feb 5 - Apr 16
winter
11am weekly
Life's Transitions: Let's Talk!
Anita Leifer 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)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Feb 5 - Apr 16
winter
12:30pm60 - 0weekly
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Gene Wisniewski 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 by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Feb 6 - Apr 24
winter
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
AARP Smart Driving Class
Sandra Robbins Review rules of the road, special challenges for older drivers and strategies for safe driving for all ages. Upon completion of the class, insurance companies will give a 10% percent discount to qualified drivers and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer point reduction. Co-sponsored with AARP. Seats are limited and pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Sun, Feb 8
winter
10am once
Chess
With Renee Yarzig Keep your mind at its sharpest and exercise those brain cells 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, Feb 8 - Mar 29
winter
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Drama Group
Scott Klavan Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, and original writing, enhance creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and create a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Feb 9 - Apr 13
winter
10:30am60 - 0weekly
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 requested. Co-sponsorted with the Shira Ruskay Center at the JBFCS. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Tue, Feb 10 - Apr 21
winter
3pm80 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Highlights include more advanced (but easy to learn) Standard American conventions, including 4th suit forcing, Unusual Notrump, and the Gambling Notrump bid or overcall. Also focuses on play techniques, including counting, finding the missing high cards, when to deliberately lose tricks, and more. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Feb 12 - Apr 2
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
Women's Group
With Hannah Kates, MA Meet with other women to discuss issues of family, growing older, and other subjects of interest. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Mon, Feb 16 - Apr 27
winter
2pm weekly
Bridge Classes
Special emphasis on partnership bidding, competitive bidding, and Standard American conventions. Also a good look at planning your declarer play, carrying out that plan, and changing it when problems arise. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Feb 17 - Apr 7
winter
10am60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Play bridge with little or no memorization! Deal and play out hands from the very first lesson. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Feb 17 - Apr 7
winter
1pm60 - 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
Wed, Feb 18
winter
3pm once
Bridge Classes
Play bridge with little or no memorization! Deal and play out hands from the very first lesson. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, Feb 18 - Apr 8
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
Film Series: New York in the 1950s—Life in Transition
Philip Harwood, Film Historian While the world had its issues during the 1950s: McCarthyism, Cold War, and Hollywood's conflict with television, many fictional characters in New York- based films have their own concerns to deal with. In this film series, Film Historian Philip Harwood will discuss and present six films, in their entirety. Each deals with characters at a certain crucial point in their lives. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Feb 19 - Mar 26
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
Writing Class
Janet R. Kirchheimer, Published Author and Teaching Fellow at CLAL Have you ever wanted to write down your life stories? Join Janet R. Kirchheimer, author of How to Spot One of Us, for a memoir workshop. Whether you just want to write for yourself or your family, or want to begin a memoir, you will enjoy a wide variety of writing exercises, music, and prompts to get you writing. There will be an opportunity to have work critiqued for those who wish. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Feb 23 - Mar 30
winter
4:30pm weekly
The History of Islam and the Middle-East
Saul Fathi Muhammad, his life, wives and children. The genesis of the Sunnis and Shiites. What followed Muhammad's death? Who authored the Qur'an and when? What is Jihad? Who are the Infidels? The influence of the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Mongols, and the Ottomans. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Feb 25
winter
2:30pm60 - 0once
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Mar 2 - Mar 25
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Mar 2 - Mar 25
winter
12pm weekly
Wise Aging Workshop
Discover new resources and support to live your later years with spirit, resilience, and wisdom. Participants will explore this stage of life in a peer group led by trained facilitators, based on a curriculum developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Topics include: becoming one's authentic self; a life review; relationship to our bodies; revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationships; learning to live with loss, change, and death; creating relevant rituals; cultivating wisdom; and leaving a legacy. Participants are guided to do the reflective work that enables them to come to new understandings about their lives, their selves, and their values. Interview required before registration. Call 646-505-4398. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Tue, Mar 3 - Apr 14
winter
10am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 3 - Mar 26
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 3 - Mar 26
winter
12pm 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 community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Mar 3 - Apr 21
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
Video Memoir Workshop
Learn to create a personal video memoir which will capture the essence of who you are, communicating to family and friends what's most important to you, in your words and your expressions. Hone skills narrating the most important of a lifetime of pictures, edit the pictures, narrate them, write a script about them and "speak" what they represent. Narrations will be videotaped and participants will have the option of personally editing their video and scans (with direction) or having them professionally (at an additional fee) edited. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Wed, Mar 4 - Mar 25
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
NEW! Zumba® Gold for Seniors
Yvonne Puckett This easy-to-follow program lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented, dance-fitness class that feels fresh and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Mar 5 - Apr 30
winter
12:30pm weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun and learn to play this fascinating game. One course will get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. With instructor Julie Azous. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Mar 5 - Mar 26
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
How to Get a Good Night's Sleep Naturally
Marcia Berry, Nutritionist According to Business Week, more than 82 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia. Sleeplessness has been linked to obesity, lowered immune function, impaired motor skills, forgetfulness, increased stress, and depression. Often, a few simple adjustments in diet and lifestyle can result in longer, sounder sleep. Come learn the secrets for how to get a good night's sleep naturally, so you can awake refreshed and recharged. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Mar 11
winter
3:30pm once
Artful Aging: Re-Enchantment Through Art/Play (for 60+)
Judith E. Greenwald, Ph.D. Creativity, community, and novelty have all been associated with aging well. In this class, we will cultivate these qualities through art–making, a life– and soul–enhancing endeavor. Each class will include play and experimentation, demos and instruction, and discussion. We will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with a variety of techniques (e.g., painting, monoprinting, collaging) and materials. If you are seeking new experiences that can support you in aging artfully and want a comfortable, safe space to develop your creative self, this workshop is for you. No previous art experience is necessary. Supplies provided; $45 material fee payable to the instructor. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Mar 12 - Apr 16
winter
9:30am50 - 0weekly
Masonic Lodge Tour
The Masonry is the oldest fraternity in the world. Members include Ben Franklin, George Washington, heroes, and day laborers. The New York lodge is amazing. There are several large halls each decorated in a different grandiose manner. Often used for film and TV shows this national landmark is mind-boggling. Join us on our private tour. Meet at The Masonic Lodge, 70 West 23rd Street. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Mar 12
winter
10:15am60 - 0once
Exercise With Ease
Linda Rose Iennaco 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, Mar 13 - May 15
winter
11am50 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Linda Rose Iennaco Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 17 - May 12
winter
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Linda Rose Iennaco Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Mar 19 - May 14
winter
10:30am weekly
Walking on Eggshells
Relationships Between Parents and Adult Children Amira Kohn Trattner, Psychotherapist There is a wide range of issues that come up in relationships between parents and adult children. How can we respond when we see our adult son or daughter making what seems to us an obviously wrong decision? How do we handle our wish for more contact? These and other questions will be addressed through interactive discussion. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Mar 19
winter
7pm once
AARP Smart Driving Class
Sandra Robbins Review rules of the road, special challenges for older drivers and strategies for safe driving for all ages. Upon completion of the class, insurance companies will give a 10% percent discount to qualified drivers and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer point reduction. Co-sponsored with AARP. Seats are limited and pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Sun, Mar 22
winter
10am once
Backstage at the MET
The Metropolitan Opera House backstage tour is one of the most interesting tours in the city. We will see the huge elevators that transport the sets, and the extremely intricate stage and all the ways it can be changed. In addition, we will visit floors where the costumes, sets, wigs, and more are made. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Meet at the south end of the Metropolitan Opera House lobby, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, Mar 24
winter
2:45pm60 - 0once
Long-Term Care Insurance: What You Need To Know
Vivian Gallo, CLU, CSA, Long-Term Care Specialist Is long-term care insurance right for you? Learn about available options such as finding long-term care insurance providers and the role of Medicare and Medicaid. Pre-registration suggested. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Mar 25
winter
2:30pm once
Estate Planning: Revocable Trusts and Wills
Clifford Meirowitz, Attorney-at-Law Compare the strengths and weaknesses of a last will and testament and a revocable trust, and learn the importance of power of attorney, health care proxies, and living wills. A question and answer period will follow. Pre-registration is suggested. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Mar 26
winter
6:30pm once
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Mar 30 - Apr 29
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Mar 30 - Apr 29
winter
12pm weekly
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
Mon, Mar 30
winter
3pm once
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 31 - Apr 30
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 31 - Apr 30
winter
12pm weekly
Great American Short Stories
A Class for Lovers of Literature Great fiction can transport us to different worlds, immerse us in other people's lives, reveal deep human truths, and sometimes enable us to see ourselves anew. Explore compelling American short stories, while meeting new people in a relaxed, congenial setting. We'll investigate a diverse selection of late 19th and 20th century American short stories by authors such as Willa Cather and Edith Wharton; other authors may include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Philip Roth, and J.D. Salinger to name a few. Classes focus on your insights, questions, and dialogue and stress the critical analysis of each story. Please read Willa Cather's short stories "Paul’s Case" and "A Wagner Matinee" for the first class. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Apr 9 - May 21
winter
12:30pm60 - 0custom
Kehila Kedosha Janina Romaniote Greek Synagogue
Lunch and Tour Just around the corner from today's Chinatown on the historic Lower East Side lies a little known hidden treasure—the only synagogue in the Western Hemisphere of Romaniote Jews who lived in Greece following the destruction of the Second Temple and developed unique customs over the next 2,000 years. Marcia Haddad-Ikonomopoulos, director of the museum at the Janina Synagogue, will take you on a tour of the treasures and you'll enjoy a traditional Greek-Jewish kosher lunch of salad, yaprakes, bourekas, kourlouia, seasonal fruit; and beverages. Meet at 280 Broome Street, between Allen and Eldridge. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, Apr 14
winter
11am60 - 0once
Wise Aging Workshop
Discover new resources and support to live your later years with spirit, resilience, and wisdom. Participants will explore this stage of life in a peer group led by trained facilitators, based on a curriculum developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Topics include: becoming one's authentic self; a life review; relationship to our bodies; revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationships; learning to live with loss, change, and death; creating relevant rituals; cultivating wisdom; and leaving a legacy. Participants are guided to do the reflective work that enables them to come to new understandings about their lives, their selves, and their values. Interview required before registration. Call 646-505-4398. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Apr 15 - May 20
winter
6:30pm weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun and learn to play this fascinating game. One course will get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. With instructor Julie Azous. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Apr 16 - May 7
winter
2pm60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun and learn to play this fascinating game. One course will get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. With instructor Julie Azous. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Apr 16 - May 7
winter
6:30pm weekly
The Rights of Tenants
Justin Brasch, Attorney-at-Law Protect yourself by understanding your rights. Topics will include passing a rent-controlled or rent-stabilized apartment to children or grandchildren, subletting, and causes for eviction. Find out how much income you can have before your apartment is deregulated and how to get repairs if your landlord refuses to do them. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Tue, Apr 21
winter
6:30pm once
Bare Bones of Anatomy
Linda Rose Iennaco To move comfortably and be equipped to talk with your healthcare providers, you need the right anatomical information. Knowing how the muscles and joints of your feet, knees, hips, shoulders, back, and neck interact will help you function pain-free through your life. A lifelong dancer, Linda has taught Functional Anatomy for many years. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Apr 23
winter
7pm once
Mah Jongg Tournament
Spend the day competing in a fun-filled Mah Jongg competition. Prizes will be awarded. Light lunch will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Apr 28
winter
10am60 - 0once
Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop
Even a solid plan for retirement income can unravel due to easily made mistakes. Choosing the right age to collect Social Security and the right time to enroll in Medicare can lose or net thousands of dollars for your retirement years so you don't leave money you are entitled to on the table. Planning for longevity, possible extended care, and knowing the value of seeking help in filing LTC claims, can make a huge financial and emotional difference for retirees and their loved ones. Join us for a workshop introducing Social Security, Medicare, and extended care as subjects for careful consideration and planning. Presented by a panel of experts in the field including Vivian Gallo, Christine McCabe and Camille Cosco. Refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Apr 29
winter
6pm once
Thomas Edison National Historical Park and Glenwood
Thomas A. Edison personified the age of invention in the late 1800s. Two of the 1,093 U.S. patents he earned in his lifetime were the incandescent bulb and the phonograph. We'll tour the scientific complex where he and 100 employees worked in the labs and machine shops. Bring your own lunch. Meet in the lobby of the JCC. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Apr 30
winter
9:30am60 - 0once
AARP Smart Driving Class
Sandra Robbins Review rules of the road, special challenges for older drivers and strategies for safe driving for all ages. Upon completion of the class, insurance companies will give a 10% percent discount to qualified drivers and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer point reduction. Co-sponsored with AARP. Seats are limited and pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Sun, May 3
winter
10am once
Writing Class
Janet R. Kirchheimer, Published Author and Teaching Fellow at CLAL Have you ever wanted to write down your life stories? Join Janet R. Kirchheimer, author of How to Spot One of Us, for a memoir workshop. Whether you just want to write for yourself or your family, or want to begin a memoir, you will enjoy a wide variety of writing exercises, music, and prompts to get you writing. There will be an opportunity to have work critiqued for those who wish. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, May 4 - Jun 15
winter
4:30pm weekly
From Bach to Sinatra
Thomas Elefant, Conductor This exciting series will explore different aspects of music while using a wide variety of repertoire. You will deepen your understanding of music, thereby enhancing the listening experience. Topics will include: Music and its Elements, The Symphony Orchestra, Nationalism and Patriotism in Music, Forms in Music, Nature in Music, and The Maestro. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Jun 1 - Jun 29
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
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