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Saturday, July 26, 2014

FIlm: "Inside Job"

Director Charles Ferguson's documentary on the truth behind the recent financial crisis is as insightful as it is horrifying. It suggests that the high-stakes players on Wall Street clearly knew more about the impending collapse than they let on at first. Actor Matt Damon narrates Read More

Bargemusic: "Music In Motion"

Bargemusic is a floating chamber-music space set on the waterfront in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. Its "Music In Motion" series offers the venue's usual high-caliber classical musicians, but at no cost. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the Q&A with the players Read More

Music: Roberta Flack + Davell Crawford

Always a first-class singer-pianist, Roberta Flack's reputation endures on her string of gently soulful '70s hits ("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Killing Me Softly," "Where Is The Love?" with Donny Hathaway). Here's a rare opportunity to hear the 77-year old star in contemporary Read More

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summer On the Hudson: T'ai Chi in the Park

Several studies show that practicing the Chinese fitness regimen t'ai chi is good for balance, bones, brains and other things we risk losing as we age. Focusing the mind on slow movement reduces stress and produces mental calm, while deep breathing and standing meditation focus Read More

Happening: "A Great Day In Harlem" Festival

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, the annual Harlem Week (which now fills almost a month) kicks off with a day-long event for all ages. The festival features great food, music performances, fashion shows and events for kids and grandkids. Directions: A, C, B, D to Read More

Monday, July 28, 2014

Walk: The High Line Sunset Tour

The breathtaking sunsets at the elevated High Line Park are just one of the payoffs for this two-hour tour of the surrounding neighborhoods, among them the Meatpacking and Gansevoort Market Historic districts. Curious about why Tenth Avenue used to be known as Death Ave? You'll Read More

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Workshop: "Search Tips For Google"

Google is the biggest search engine in the world and helps you find information on nearly everything. In this hands-on workshop, we'll cover search tips and strategies such as how to use keywords and web-friendly phrases to  quickly access information that is relevant to you. In Read More

Theater: Shakespeare in the Park Presents "King Lear"

There's an alternative to camping out for free tickets at the Public Theater or at Central Park's beautiful Delacorte Theater: Take your chances with Shakespeare in the Park's online ticket lottery. (Click here to learn how.) The second production this season is undoubtedly wait-worthy: Tony and Read More

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Talk: "Empowered Mind, Memory Fitness and Current Research

Dr. Jane Martin, Director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Division in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai, will discuss memory functioning and age-related changes in healthy adults. She will distinguish between changes in memory function that are part of normal aging and those that can signal Read More

Theater: "The Pigeoning"

A sleeper Off-Off Broadway hit, "The Pigeoning" is a brilliantly realized demonstration of the power of Japanese bunraku puppetry. Frank, the star creation in Robin Frohardt's play, is a mid-level office jockey with an obsession for order at the beginning of the work's apocalyptic journey. He Read More

Outdoor Film: "Viola"

Keeping in line with New York's summer love of Shakespeare, the Queens sculpture park presents an inventive contemporary comedy from Argentina about the romantic foibles of a troupe of young actors staging the Bard's "Twelfth Night" in Buenos Aires. Directions: N, Q to Broadway Read More

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Workshop: "Gmail Signup"

Take the frustration out of signing up for a new email account by doing it in the company of others with the guidance of a Senior Planet trainer. Whether you’re switching over to Gmail to take advantage of all the great cloud-based apps Google offers, Read More

Talk: "The Affordable Care Act, Impact on the Disabled and Elderly"

Although the Affordable Care Act (or "Obamacare") is still under attack from various sources inside and outside the government, it is now the law of the land. The latest discussion in the Ethical Culture Society's "Empowering Ethical Elders" series invites attorney Judith Grimaldi of Grimaldi & Read More

Friday, August 1, 2014

Workforce Development Lecture: LinkedIn

This week’s Workforce Development seminar will focus on LinkedIn, the popular social network for working professionals. This lecture will provide a general overview of how LinkedIn works. You’ll learn about creating your profile and connecting with other working professionals and organizations. To RSVP, call 646-590-0615 Read More

Age Friendly NYC: Workforce Related Initiatives

Representatives of the New York Academy of Medicine are coming to Senior Planet to discuss their "Age Friendly NYC" initiatives, including the Age-Smart Employer Awards, Age-Friendly Businesses and Age-Friendly Professions. Age-Friendly NYC seeks to make New York City a better place to grow old by promoting an "age-in-everything" Read More

Senior Planet's Facebook Fridays

In this four-week seminar, participants can begin to develop many skills on the popular social media site, among them managing privacy settings, building a contact list and sharing interesting Facebook pages and posts with other Senior Planet members. To RSVP, call 646-590-0615 or email RSVP@seniorplanet.org. Directions: F, M, 1 Read More

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