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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Theater: "Tempest"

Seasoned actor Reg E. Cathey (pictured) stars as Prospero in this new, music theater adaptation of Shakespeare's late play about exile, revenge and magic. You might have seen Cathey recently on TV shows like "The Wire," "Law & Order" and "House Of Cards," but the actor is Read More


Monday, October 27, 2014

Art: "Cubism"

Last year, 80-year-old cosmetics tycoon Leonard A. Lauder donated his entire collection of Cubist paintings, drawings and sculptures to the Met; that collection is now on view for the first time, giving us a kaleidoscopic view of the movement that, partly in response to the Read More

Introducing: Senior Planet Entrepreneurship Planning Committee

Many working professionals turn to entrepreneurial pursuits after gaining years of experience in their fields of expertise. Being an entrepreneur can allow for greater flexibility as well as opportunities to develop new skills and potentially to create unique products. But launching a business today requires myriad digital Read More

Lecture: "Google Drive"

Google Drive, a file storage and synchronization service provided by Google, lets you store documents, photos and other data in the cloud; share files; and collaborate on edits. By using cloud storage, you can access access your documents from any computer - at home, at a Read More

Talk: "This Chair Rocks" by Ashton Applewhite

The vast majority of older Americans live independently and enjoy their lives. So why is our view of late life so bleak? One answer is ageism, a topic that journalist Ashton Applewhite explores on her popular blog This Chair Rocks, as well as in this humorous and insightful Read More

Get Involved: New York Speaks, A Brooklyn Hearing on Net Neutrality

If you've been following the debate over net neutrality - the principle that all web content is treated equally rather than a "fast track" being provided for sites that can pay - it's important to understand the facts as the FTC considers its response to public demand for Read More


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TED Talk Tuesdays: "Big Data"

"TED Talk Tuesdays" is a weekly meetup at Senior Planet where we take an hour to screen and discuss videos from TED.com, a popular website that archives what are known as "TED Talks" - short, powerful videos of live talks that cover just about every topic imaginable in Read More

Great Outdoors: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

The Hallett Nature Sanctuary is generally closed to the public except for private tours, but on Tuesdays for the rest of the fall, you'll be given a rare opportunity to visit the Central Park sanctuary and explore at your leisure. It's a perfect place to take in Read More

Film: "Miss Granny"

What happens when a tough-talking 70-year old finds herself in the body of a 20-something? Director Dong hyuk-Hwang mines the situation for fast-paced zaniness and wry humor in this blockbuster Korean comedy. Seating for this free one-time only screening is first come, first served. Doors open Read More


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Learn: MS Excel 2010 for Mac for Beginners

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

Photography: "Ernest Cole, Photographer"

Because he died at the age of 49, a week after Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, South African photographer Ernest Cole was never able to point his lens at a post-apartheid South Africa. His retrospective contains a surprising mix of '60s images, Read More

In Person: Sam Roberts

For this installment of NYPL's Books At Noon series, veteran New York Times urban affairs correspondent and NY1 host Sam Roberts reads from his new book, "A History of New York in 101 Objects." Directions: B, D, F, M to 42nd St-Bryant Park; 4, 5, 6 Read More


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Planet Talk: "Finding Love Online, A Talk for Singles 60+"

Peggy Wolman is a professional matchmaker and dating coach who, along with her husband, psychologist Dr. Richard Wolman, helps people find love. The two will lead a talk at Senior Planet for singles over 60 focused on online dating. If this is unfamiliar territory for you, Read More


Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Street Party and Costume Ball

We know. You're soooo over the Halloween Parade (been there, done that), but love to dress up and have fun. Theater for the New City's lively alternative has been around for nearly as long as the parade, replete with all the carnival-like costumes, acrobats, live Read More


Saturday, November 1, 2014

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