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Friday, January 30, 2015

Lecture: Introduction to Google Drive

Google Drive gives users a large amount of free off-site cloud storage and free access to word processing, spreadsheet and PowerPoint-like software. By using cloud storage, you can access your documents from any computer – at home, at a friend’s or family member’s home, while Read More

Workshop: Mouse Practice

Having trouble with some of your mouse functions or just want some extra practice? Come to this extended session to master your mouse control and make time spent on the computer more efficient. To RSVP, call 646-590-0615 or email RSVP@seniorplanet.org. Directions: F, M to 23rd St; 1 Read More

Film: Segal Film Festival on Theater and Performance

One medium looks deeply at another in this all-day marathon of films about what it takes to get on stage and move crowds. Both shorts and feature length films are presented, with portraits of work by, among others, William Kentridge, Richard Foreman, the Wooster Group, Read More

Great Outdoors: Bryant Park Winter Carnival

This weekend, Bryant Park turns into a wonderland of winter fun. Besides ice skating, you can try ice golf and curling, play ping pong and participate in a hockey shootout. There will be craft activities for all ages, and the Drilling Company will perform a series of Read More

Happening: "Jazz & Colors, The Masterworks Edition"

This annual Central Park event has moved indoors this winter. It scatters just over a dozen jazz ensembles throughout the Met; each group plays repertory masterworks akin to the artworks in the museum's galleries. The spirit of improvisation that earned jazz the title "the sound of surprise" will be in Read More


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Great Outdoors: Bryant Park Winter Carnival

This weekend, Bryant Park turns into a wonderland of winter fun. Besides ice skating, you can try ice golf and curling, play ping pong and participate in a hockey shootout. There will be craft activities for all ages, and the Drilling Company will perform a series of Read More

Theater: "Festen" by David Eldridge

A family's secrets and lies are unearthed stealthily in this adaptation of the 2004 Danish film "Celebration." It's the wealthy patriarch's 60th birthday, and his family is gathered for a celebration that goes awry. "Festen" was a hit in London's West End, but fared less Read More


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Eats: "The Brooklyn Soup Takedown 2015"

This contest gathers home cooks from throughout Brooklyn for a culinary smackdown, and you get unlimited access to the contenders' tasty soups while helping choose the winner. It's a perfect cold-weather event. Directions: D, N, R to Union St | Buses B37, B103 Read More


Monday, February 2, 2015

Rubin Museum of Art: Senior Mondays

This intimate museum of art and artifacts from in and around the Himalayas is free to seniors the first Monday of every month. Today will be your last chance to see "Francesco Clemente: Inspired By India," the show that illuminates the Italian art star’s Asian sources. It Read More

Lecture: "How to Choose A New Computer"

Are you in the market for a new computer? Trying to decide between a tablet and a laptop? This informative lecture will help. We’ll break down complex computer ads piece by piece to help alleviate any anxiety you might feel when the time comes to Read More

In Person: Stockard Channing talks to Patrick Pacheco

Award-winning actress Stockard Channing's long career has been filled with memorable roles on the stage, screen and television, among them the tough-talking teen Betty Rizzo in "Grease" and First Lady Abby Bartlett on "The West Wing." Tonight, the 70-year old star recalls landmarks in her stage career with the Read More


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Art: "Henri Matisse, The Cut-Outs"

This spectacular show closes on Feb 10. Henri Matisse was well into seniordom and bed- or wheelchair-bound when he turned exclusively to what he called "drawing in air" - cutting shapes from painted paper, then pinning them on the walls around him. And while the creativity was born of Read More

Talk: "Data In the Museum" with Sebastian Chan

A writer and DJ-turned-tech-head who recently led the Cooper Hewitt Museum's lauded redesign of its digital experiences, Sebastian Chan gives a talk on the challenges of bringing museums firmly into the technological era. His ideas for computer and mobile interfaces that let us all explore and play Read More


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lecture: "Introduction To Twitter"

If you're lost when folks talk about "twittering" and "tweeting," you're not alone. But today you can join the ranks of the Twitter-savvy. Here’s the lowdown: Twitter is a social-media network that lets users post messages of up to 140 characters in length, called "tweets," Read More

Art Talk: Jennifer Young discusses "The Left Front, Radical Art in the Red Decade, 1929-1940"

The 40 Depression-era artists in this enlightening new show used their art as a weapon for political change. Idealism is the thread that connects many of the prints, wood cuts and lithographs, which depict the masses in protests and labor actions, triumphing over "industrial Frankensteins" and more. Today, Read More


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lecture: "YouTube"

Learn to how to use YouTube, the number one video-sharing website, to find content you're interested in viewing online - and also how to create playlists, and rate and review clips. To RSVP, call 646-590-0615 or email RSVP@seniorplanet.org. Directions: F, M to 23rd St; 1 to 23rd St Read More

Workshop: "Got Clutter?"

For those who are finding it difficult to get the accumulated piles of stuff under control, on alternating Thursdays at the Kips Bay branch of the NYPL, organizing expert AJ Miller dispenses helpful tips on ridding ourselves of life's detritus in this Clutter Support Group. Read our Read More

Screening + Talk: "The African Americans, A More Perfect Union" with Jelani Cobb

The final episode of "The African Americans," Henry Louis Gates' Peabody Award winning PBS series, takes viewers from the year 1968 — the first steps of the Black Power movement — through the rise of Colin Powell and right up to the present. After tonight's Read More

Spectator Sport: Gerard & Kelly's "Open Pole"

Pole dancing was once the province of strippers and acrobats, but New Yorkers know you can also see pole dancing practiced on the subway by industrious hip-hop kids. Tonight, during the New Museum's free admission Thursday, two crews of subway-pole dancers - the Chosen Ones and We Live Read More


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