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Monday, March 30, 2015

Last Chance: "Letters To Afar"

Update: This event was originally listed for 3/31; the exhibition closes 3/30. Our apologies. Artist Peter Forgacs' installation is centered around six-hours of joy-filled home movies from Poland in the '20s and '30s. Scored with beautiful music from the Klezmatics, the films capture a brief moment of calm 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

Music: "Songbook" hosted by John Znidarsic

Here's a chance to get a glimpse of the future of Broadway as up-and-coming performers sing songs written by the next generation of composer-songwriters. Musical-theater geek John Znidarsic has been hosting this series for more than 20 years; you might walk out with more than one Read More

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Art: "Vulgar Lives" by Rosalyn Drexler

At the turn of the '60s, now-88-year old artist Rosalyn Drexler was among the first-wave Pop Artists, alongside Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Nearly 30 years separates the earliest paintings in her current show from the more recent painted collages; that's because Drexler was busy writing a Read More

Fitness: Ballet Exercise for Older Adults

Explore the benefits of ballet for posture, balance and agility in this senior-tailored beginners' exercise class at the NYPL's 67th Street branch. Dancer Jennifer Grambs (pictured) is the teacher. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to enjoy yourself. Directions: 6 to 68th St-Hunter College | Buses Read More

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Senior Planet Exploration Center Closed

The Exploration Center takes a short break for routine maintenance. It will reopen Friday, April 3. Read More

Art: "Paper Wait" by Alison Rossiter

A deft mix of the old and new, Alison Rossiter's rivetingly stark abstractions are made by applying liquid developer to vintage pieces of photographic paper, the oldest dating to the 1890s. The pictures - fascinating studies in black, white, grey and sepia - sometimes reveal fingerprints and other Read More

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Senior Planet Exploration Center Closed

The Exploration Center takes a short break for routine maintenance. It will reopen Friday, April 3. Read More

Opening: "Halsbrand Portraits"

Come toast the opening of a show spotlighting the work of photographer Michael Halsband, whose portraits of pop-culture icons (like this '80s photograph of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat) have themselves become iconic. Directions: 6 to 23rd St | Buses M1, M2, M102, X10, X12 Read More

Friday, April 3, 2015

Get Involved: Senior Planet Action Meeting

Hosted by Senior Planet, this action meeting is an opportunity for us all to discuss and voice opinions on a variety of issues impacting our lives. It will kick off a group dedicated to learning how to become actively engaged in causes citywide. Directions: F, M to 23rd Read More

Lecture: "How To Safely Surf The Internet and Find (Almost) Anything" with Abby Stokes

Everyone is fearful of security breaches and identity theft. In this lecture, Abby Stokes, best-selling author of “Is This Thing On? A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes and the Kicking & Screaming," will walk you through how to create a memorable, safe, Read More

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Brooklyn Museum: "Jean-Michel Basquiat, The Notebooks"

This month's free evening at the Brooklyn Museum celebrates the unveiling of the new Jean-Michel Basquiat show with a bevy of events, including a screening of Tamra Davis' doc "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child" and a gallery talk with curator Tricia Laughlin Bloom. While you're there, Read More

Sunday, April 5, 2015

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