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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Grandkid Alert: 11th Annual Family Festival on Governors Island

The fun starts with the ferry that takes you across New York Harbor to Governors Island. Once there, kids can join informal workshops in flower-planting, puppet-making and face-painting. Of course, music and ice-cream round out the festivities. Directions: R to Whitehall St; 1 to South Ferry; 4, Read More

Dance: "Tap Attack!" for National Tap Dance Day

This open-air throwdown for tap dance enthusiasts celebrates National Tap Dance Day. You're invited to bring your own shoes and join in or just watch (and listen) to the hundreds of steppers of all ages who'll be engaging in the rhythmic clickety-clack on the pier. Read More

Monday, May 25, 2015

Senior Planet Exploration Center Closed

Senior Planet is closed today for Memorial Day. We'll reopen on Tuesday, May 26. Read More

Held Over: "Iris"

Audiences can't seem to get enough of this film. Have you seen it yet? A hit at last year's New York Film Festival, this portrait of fashionplate and self-professed "geriatric starlet" Iris Apfel turned out to be the swan song for documentarian emeritus Albert Maysles Read More

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Workshop: "Introduction To Cloud Storage"

You've no doubt heard people talk about the "cloud." In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of cloud storage - a technology that lets you store documents, images, music and other media files remotely and makes your data more accessible, reliable and protected. To RSVP, Read More

Art Outdoors: "Frida Kahlo, Art, Garden, Life"

This ambitious exhibition brings the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo to New York for the first time in 10 long years. In addition to being a showcase for Kahlo's paintings and drawings, the show doubles as a bucolic installation, as it re-creates elements of the garden at Read More

Lecture: "Travel Planning with Kayak.Com"

Get a general introduction to Kayak.com, a popular website for planning travel. You'll learn how to search for flights, hotels, rental cars and cruises, and compare prices offered through multiple websites and companies to determine the best deals available. To RSVP, call 646-590-0615 or email Read More

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

App Exploration for iPads: "Pinterest"

Want to find a new way to save recipes and workouts, craft or style ideas, and other visual information you find online? Pinterest is a social networking site that lets you “pin” images to themed boards that you create. It’s a great way to organize Read More

Lecture: "Introduction to Epicurious"

However developed your cooking skills are, you probably turn to recipes for ideas once in a while. Epicurious.com is a searchable cooking site that gives you access to thousands of recipes and recipe reviews. In this lecture, you’ll get a general introduction to the site’s Read More

Theater: Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Tempest"

Shakespeare in the Park gets underway a tad earlier this year, which means you have a bit more time to get into one of the summer season's most satisfyingly arduous events. It's still not easy to land the free tickets to these star-studded Bardic performances. There are alternatives, Read More

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Workshop: "How To Navigate SeniorPlanet.org"

Last week's workshop introduced the seniorplanet.org online calendar. This week, we'll show you how to sign up for our newsletters, search for articles and comment under our website content. We encourage you to bring any questions you’ve asked yourself while navigating our website. To RSVP, call Read More

E-Commerce: Digital Entrepreneurship Fair Info Session

Get an introduction to the digital entrepreneur fair that will take place near the end of June. This fair gives members the opportunity to showcase their handmade products and crafts, and share how technology has helped their businesses. If you're interested in getting involved, we’ll Read More

Music: Poncho Sanchez + DJ Bobbito Garcia

Veteran percussionist and bandleader Poncho Sanchez heads down to the river to round out Brooklyn Bridge Park's series of dance parties. He's a jazz-schooled player whose band is adept at what one might call Latin soul music. Directions: A, C to High St; F to York Read More

Theater: "Cool Hand Luke"

In 1967 Paul Newman was nominated for an Oscar for his role as the lead character in the film adaptation of Donn Pearce’s novel about a smooth antihero who won’t let prison break him. British writer Emma Reaves adheres to the cinematic version in her new Read More

Friday, May 29, 2015

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 clear up any confusion. We’ll break down complex computer ads piece by piece to help alleviate anxiety when the time comes to Read More

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Tour: "Alternative New York, Take A Walk on the Wild Side"

The East Village is the stomping ground for this tour. As the walk moves through the Bowery, the once gritty and mean streets of Alphabet City, Tompkins Square Park, St. Mark’s Place and elsewhere, you’ll see spots immortalized by Beats, punk rockers and other cultural, Read More

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