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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Coney Island: "Reggae On The Boardwalk"

You'll hear a wide array of Jamaican music, from ska to dancehall and traditional rock-steady, at WKCR radio personality Carter Van Pelt's Coney Island monthly concerts. The events are modeled on the roving "sound systems" popular on the island, where singers, musicians and local DJs Read More

Opera on the Plaza in HD: Metropolitan Opera's "Werther"

The "Summer in HD Festival" builds on the popular "Live from the Metropolitan Opera" series, which remains an extraordinary way to experience real-time performances at the grand opera house on the cheap. The current festival screens last season’s greatest performances outdoors in Lincoln Center Plaza Read More

Outdoor Film: "Skyfall"

James Bond will probably never be portrayed as a senior citizen, but his movie franchise is definitely getting up there: It turned 50 a year or so ago. In the latest installment of Ian Fleming’s espionage series, it’s interesting to watch Agent .007 (Daniel Craig), Read More


Monday, September 1, 2014

Senior Planet Exploration Center Closed

In observance of Labor Day, the Exploration Center will not open today. All scheduled classes will resume on Tuesday, August 2. Directions: F, M to 23rd St; 1 to 23rd St Read More

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

Opera In HD: Metropolitan Opera's "Eugene Onegin"

There were protests when this production of Tchaikovsky's opera opened last year, since conductor Valery Gergiev is an ally of Putin, who had recently signed an antigay law. But now you can just focus on Onegin’s tragic tale. The "Summer in HD Festival" builds on Read More


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Workshop: Nexus Demonstration

The Nexus is a popular tablet that is manufactured by Google and uses the Android operating system. This hands-on workshop will give you a chance to try out a Nexus for yourself. You'll get a brief introduction to the tablet's features and learn what sets Read More

Slide Lecture: "Roof Explorer's Guide 101" with Leslie Adatto

This illustrated talk showcases a dazzling array of surprising rooftop escapes in the five boroughs, from hotel rooftop bars and restaurants to elevated parks, museums, theaters, green roofs and elevated farms. Author Leslie Adatto's talk also serves as a guide to some of the most Read More


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Art: "Here and Elsewhere"

This ambitious exhibition of contemporary art from the Arab world takes over several spaces in the New Museum. In all, 45 visual artists from 15 countries in North Africa and the Middle East are represented; the work displayed spans a variety of media. Pieces by Read More

Lecture: "Protecting Your Personal Info Online"

Back by popular demand, this presentation will cover the ins and outs of protecting your personal information online. Because when it comes down to it, even though the NSA claims to not be using much of the info it’s stockpiling, others in cyberspace might be Read More

Talk: "The Progressive Mayor? Bill de Blasio So far"

We've all got opinions on the new mayor, right? This evening's panel of local experts will offer in-depth assessments of Bill de Blasio's first eight months in office. Moderated by Municipal Art Society director Mary Rowe, the talk promises to be both informative and insightful: Claudio Iván Remeseira, Read More


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Workshop: YouTube

Explore the most popular video library online in this workshop. You’ll learn how the site works and how to find everything from footage of your favorite band or the "Three Stooges" clip you haven’t seen in years, to a how-to video on updating your tablet. Read More

Outdoor Film: "The French Minister"

Current events junkies should enjoy French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier's first ever try at comedy. Its main character is a young graduate hired as a speechwriter for the French equivalent of the State Department, working for an athletic, high-spirited minister who projects supreme confidence but barely Read More


Friday, September 5, 2014

Lecture: Introduction to Ebay and PayPal

Looking for a book or artifact that's hard to find? Interested in fighting the clutter wars by selling things you no longer need? This presentation will provide a general introduction to the popular auction website eBay. Learn how people sell and bid on items, and Read More


Saturday, September 6, 2014

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