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Saturday, August 29, 2015

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

Like the popular "Live from the Metropolitan Opera" series it builds on, the "Summer in HD Festival" is an extraordinary way to experience grand opera house performances - in this case, for free and outdoors in Lincoln Center Plaza. Tonight's screening of the Met's "Carmen" features Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna. It’s a Read More


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Open House: Abron Arts Center Fall Sampler

The Abrons Arts Center's open house lets you snack on some of the classes coming up in its fall season. They range from hands-on audio workshops to sessions that promise to help you unblock your creative juices. From 2 to 3:45pm, there'll be music performances and complimentary food and drink. Workshop sampling is Read More

Studio Museum Of Harlem: "Stanley Whitney, Dance The Orange"

For decades Stanley Whitney stuck to his guns, painting loose geometric abstractions enhanced by warm, vibrant color as other art trends came and went. This summer the 68-year old Philadelphia native is having his first solo show in NYC; right now he's making some of Read More


Monday, August 31, 2015

Open Work Hour

We know the computer workstations at the Exploration Center get busy. If you're working on a personal project, need to practice for an upcoming class or just want a quiet space to write, RSVP to reserve a computer in the lab for a full hour. Read More

Last Chance: "Army Of Shadows"

French auteur Jean-Pierre Melville's lost classic of WWII espionage caused a sensation when it finally premiered in the States four years ago, some 37 years after it was made. Set in occupied Paris, the film stars Lino Ventura and Simone Signoret as leaders in the Read More


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Opera on the Plaza in HD: Metropolitan Opera's "Bluebeard's Castle"

Like the popular "Live from the Metropolitan Opera" series it builds on, the "Summer in HD Festival" is an extraordinary way to experience grand opera house performances - in this case, for free and outdoors in Lincoln Center Plaza. Tonight's screening of Bartok's opera "Bluebeard's Castle" features Mikhail Petrenko Read More


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Open Work Hour

We know the computer workstations at the Exploration Center get busy. If you're working on a personal project, need to practice for an upcoming class or just want a quiet space to write, RSVP to reserve a computer in the lab for a full hour. Read More

Film: "Alice In The Cities"

"Portraits Along The Road," IFC's monthlong retrospective of several of Wim Wenders' finest films, seems programmed to soothe your late-summer wanderlust. "Alice In The Cities" is the film that jumpstarted the German director's own travel impulse; it's a road picture about a foreign writer whose sojourn Read More


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Talk: "Room-mating, Not Just For Your Kids (and Grandkids)"

If haven't had a roommate since college, don't rule it out. For all kinds of reasons, many older New Yorkers are beginning to rethink their solitary living arrangements. Kevin Queen, a VP at New York Foundation for Seniors, will talk about various ways to find a good roommate. Light refreshments Read More


Friday, September 4, 2015

Screening & Talk: "The Fabulous Fashionistas"

Sue Bourne's inspiring documentary "The Fabulous Fashionistas" was a huge hit on SeniorPlanet.org and drew a standing-room only crowd when we screened at the Exploration Center in December 2013. No longer available to view online, the film returns to the Exploration Center tonight, giving you another chance Read More

Theater: "The Taming of the Shrew" by the Drilling Company

The Drilling Company opened up the season of outdoor Shakespeare, so it's only fitting that they're the last outdoor-Shakespeare company still standing as the season comes to a close. The company's adaptation of "The Taming of the Shrew" transposes the play to a seaside vacation spot Read More


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