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Friday, August 1, 2014

Lecture: LinkedIn

This week's Workforce Development seminar will focus on LinkedIn, the popular social network for working professionals. This lecture will provide a general overview of how LinkedIn works. You’ll learn about creating your profile and connecting with other working professionals and organizations. To RSVP, call 646-590-0615 Read More

Age-Friendly NYC: Workforce Related Initiatives

Representatives of the New York Academy of Medicine are coming to Senior Planet to discuss their "Age-Friendly NYC" initiatives, including the Age-Smart Employer Awards, Age-Friendly Businesses and Age-Friendly Professions. Age-Friendly NYC seeks to make New York City a better place to grow old by promoting an "age-in-everything" lens Read More

Film: "Finding Fela!"

It's been 17 years since Nigerian activist-bandleader Fela Anikulapo Kuti died, but his popularity just keeps growing. Recently the subject of a hit Broadway musical, his work has inspired bands on every continent to learn Afrobeat, the synthesis of James Brown and the indigenous rhythms Read More


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Happening: "Summer Streets"

Those dreams of a city free of exhaust fumes get one step closer during the annual "Summer Streets" no-cars fest. Extending from the Upper East Side all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge, these weekly August events might be the city's longest street fair/block party. 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

Central Park Summerstage: Dr. John + Hurray for the Riff Raff

His friends call him "Mac Rebennack" (his real name), but for decades audiences have craved the gravelly voice and brilliant, News Orleans-inspired musicianship of the singer-pianist they call Dr. John (pictured). While he harks back to a day when the Crescent City was one of Read More


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Music: Gregory Porter and the Revive Big Band

Recent Grammy winner Gregory Porter's rich baritone can be bluesy, swinging and soulfully groovy. He's in front of the local big band, led by trumpeter Igmar Thomas, that's as comfortable backing up new-school hiphoppers as it is swinging old-school. Directions: 6 to 68th St Read More


Monday, August 4, 2014

Rubin Museum of Art: Senior Mondays

A date at this intimate museum of Asian art and artifacts is free to seniors the first Monday of every month. In addition to its collection of Himalayan treasures, you'll find guided tours of the current exhibitions. Directions: 1 to 18th St; F, M to 14th Read More

Film: "Imitation of Life"

Douglas Sirk's sumptuous 1959 remake of a 1934 classic kicks off "Mixed Movie Mondays," the Brooklyn Historical Society's August series dedicated to films with racial themes. Lana Turner heads an all-star cast that features Susan Kohner as a mixed-race woman passing for white to make Read More

Theater: Shakespeare in the Park Presents "King Lear"

There's an alternative to camping out for free tickets at the Public Theater or at Central Park's beautiful Delacorte Theater: Take your chances with Shakespeare in the Park's online ticket lottery. (Click here to learn how.) The second production this season is undoubtedly wait-worthy: Tony and Read More


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Workshop: "Intro to Gmail"

Gmail is one of the most popular email services in the world. This workshop will review the basics of sending and responding to messages. You’ll learn how to reply, forward, CC and BCC in Gmail. Participants should already have a Gmail account to take part. Read More

Walk: High Line Guided Walking Tour

Not to be confused with the many other tours of the area that have sprung up around the West Side elevated park, this hourlong walk is offered by the High Line itself. It provides an insider's view of the park's history, design and landscape. The Read More

Theater: "Othello" at Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

If you've never witnessed the zany open-air theater that the Drilling Company has served up as Shakespeare in the Parking Lot for the past decade, it looks like "Othello" may be be your last chance. This consistently imaginative summer series, funkier and less predictable than Read More


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lecture: "Introduction to Smartphones"

These days it seems like nearly everyone has a smartphone. If you're curious about what smartphones can do and why they have grown so popular, come to this informative lecture. You’ll learn about popular smartphones on the market and some of their pros and cons. Read More

Museum of the City of New York: "Uptown Bounce Summer Party"

With help from El Museo del Barrio, the Museum of the City of New York throws the second in its summer series of Wednesday-night block parties. While the spirit of hiphop culture reigns, tonight's event is called "Throwback"; it surveys some of the genre's roots Read More

Music: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Country-rock icon Emmylou Harris' hair went sexy silver prematurely some years ago, but she's a bona fide senior now in addition to being one of Nashville's most distinctive vocalists. For this gig as part of Lincoln Center's "Americanfest NYC," she reunites with longtime pal Rodney Read More


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Workshop: "Customizing Your Gmail"

You've got the basics of Gmail down and now you want your emails to reflect your own unique flair. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to change colors and fonts as well as add a signature at the end of your emails. Participants should have Read More

Art Stroll: First Thursdays Gallery Walk in DUMBO

Over a dozen galleries are participating in this month's installment of First Thursdays, an event that gives art lovers an excuse to get down to the scenic Brooklyn waterfront for a stroll. Judging by the number of drink specials being offered at spots along the Read More


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