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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Great Outdoors: Metropolitan Museum Roof Garden Commission

Each year the Met hands over its rooftop space to a different artist to design an open-air spectacle suitable for chilling out in. This year, Dan Graham and Swiss landscape artist Gunther Vogt have outdone themselves and many of their predecessors, creating a space that Read More

Study: "Living In NYC after 60"

Fordham University research assistant April Bateman, MSW, is recruiting participants for her study of aging services in New York City. In this presentation, she will discuss the study's purpose and format: People in all five boroughs who are 60 years or older are being interviewed about which programs and Read More


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Learn: MS Excel for Beginners

This course, geared for ages 50 and up, is designed to get you started on Microsoft Excel 2010. A key computer program for organizing and manipulating data (and even for creating art), Excel makes creating and understanding spreadsheets a snap. Skill prerequisite: Microsoft Word for Read More

You're invited: Senior Planet Exploration Center Open Forum

Come one, come all. The Senior Planet Exploration Center is hosting an open forum for people to get together and talk about ways to widen support for Senior Planet. What other types of programming would you enjoy? Care to be an event coordinator, peer group mentor or participate in Senior Read More

Special Event: "Age Engage" by Google

Volunteers from Google are returning to the Senior Planet Exploration Center to provide one-on-one help with the latest products from the world leader in search engines. During this visit, the volunteers will focus on Gmail and other apps on Google's Chromebook and Nexus tablets. Note: Spaces are limited, Read More


Thursday, October 2, 2014

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

Film: "Grand Illusion"

Early film auteur Jean Renoir's 1937 classic is set during WWI, when a French aristocrat imprisoned in a German POW camp meets unlikely comrades among the proletarian and Jewish captives. After a failed escape, they are transferred to a high security camp under the close Read More


Friday, October 3, 2014

Exhibit: "Sleuthing the Mind, Artistic Practice Informed by Neuroscience"

Inspired by neuroscience research on consciousness, attention, memory, and empathy, the art of the exhibit "Sleuthing the Mind" features artists in collaboration with neuroscientists, in addition to various writings, experiments and nods to training in related fields. Directions: F, M to 14th St; 1, 2, 3 to Read More


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Grandkid Alert: "The Amazing Maize Maze"

What's that you say? A three-acre corn field turned into a labyrinth? In NYC? Yes, yes and yes. Soon it'll be harvest time at the Queens County Farm Museum, and the farmers have gotten creative with the corn growing on three of its sprawling 47 Read More

25th Annual American Crafts Festival

Select artisans from all over the country will be in town for the second weekend to show off their wares en masse at Lincoln Center. Nearly 300 craftspeople have been chosen from the thousands who entered, so this fair gives consumers an opportunity to pick 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


Sunday, October 5, 2014

25th Annual American Crafts Festival

Select artisans from all over the country will be in town for the second weekend to show off their wares en masse at Lincoln Center. Nearly 300 craftspeople have been chosen from the thousands who entered, so this fair gives consumers an opportunity to pick Read More


Monday, October 6, 2014

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