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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Brooklyn Museum: "Crossing Brooklyn"

The work in the Brooklyn Museum's show "Crossing Brooklyn" defies easy categorization, but all 35 of the artists and collectives on exhibit have roots in the borough. Taking on diverse forms that include public and private action, the use of found or collected objects, and Read More

Last Chance: "Lippy"

The Ireland-based company Dead Centre brings an award-winning, unconventional piece of theater to New York. "Lippy" explores the questions that still swirl around a family tragedy that took place in the Irish town of Leixlip in 2000. Why did three sisters and the aunt who raised them enter Read More


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Citywide: TCS New York City Marathon

With the cancellation caused by Hurricane Sandy getting to be a distant memory, NYC's biggest public sporting event is full-steam ahead this year. Thousands of participants – locals, as well as pros and amateurs from every corner of the globe – will be running through Read More

Queens Walk: "Three Lakes, Three Parks"

This annual six-mile tour led by Rachel Donner, a co-explorer with Geography of NYC, ambles from Forest Hills to Flushing with stops in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Queens Botanical Garden and finally Kissena Park. It's a good idea to bring snacks and water. To Read More

Last Chance: "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, November 3, 2014

Rubin Museum of Art: Senior Mondays

This intimate museum of art and artifacts from in and around the Himalayas is free to seniors the first Monday of every month. On view now is "Francesco Clemente: Inspired By India," a show that illuminates the Italian art star’s Asian sources. In addition to the Rubin's collection Read More

Lecture: Introduction to Google's Chromebook

Google's Chromebook is an inexpensive, lightweight laptop that boots up quickly and is optimized for web browsing, but that doesn’t allow many computer-based programs. Though not without limitations, it’s are a great way to gain access to the web and cloud-based programs such as Google Read More

Film: "Electoral Dysfunction" hosted by Mo Rocca

The foibles of the US voting system are skewered by TV political humorist Mo Rocca in this documentary by Bennett Singer and David Deschamps. As Rocca makes his way around the country searching for the Electoral College, his travels lead to everything from assessments of Read More


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Citywide: Election Day

Today's the day to cast your vote for governor and the other offices up for grabs statewide. Registered but don't know your polling place? Consult the Board of Elections' searchable online poll-site locator by clicking here; you'll also find a sample ballot just in case Read More

Photography: Sebastiao Salgado, "Genesis"

Sebastiao Salgado has spent decades photographing everything from the fruits of labor in out of the way places to the routes that people and goods take to reach the developed world. The result of an eight-year survey, the 200 black-and-white photographs in "Genesis," his latest series, focus Read More

TED Talk Tuesdays: "Success and Well-Being"

"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

Launch: Senior Planet Digital Entrepreneurship Institute

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


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lecture: "Facebook for Business"

The first in a series of lectures focused on building digital business skills as part of Senior Planet's Digital Entrepreneurship Institute, this discussion will focus on using Facebook to promote your business. It will introduce you to the community business-page component of the popular social network. You'll learn Read More

Film: "CitizenFour"

Whatever your opinion of the actions of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, filmmaker Laura Poitras's new documentary about the fallout from his disclosure of classified info on government spying is eye-opening and suspenseful. It begins when Poitras makes clandestine contact in 2013 with Snowden and Glen Greenwald — the journalist Read More

Special Event: "Age Engage" by Google

Volunteers from Google are returning to the Senior Planet Exploration Center to provide one-on-one help with the latest products from the world leader in search engines. During this visit, the volunteers will focus on Gmail and other apps on Google's Chromebook and Nexus tablets. Note: Spaces are limited, Read More


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Art: "Mac Conner, A New York Life"

This 100-year-old illustrator's career in publishing and advertising (yes, Mac Conner is still very much alive) coincided with the high times depicted on the TV show "Mad Men," which is another way of saying his work was Pop before Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol were cool. This Read More

THeater: "What Tammy Needs To Know About Getting Old and Having Sex"

Originally commissioned for London's Chelsea Theatre in 2008, in "What Tammy Needs to Know about Getting Old and Having Sex" 65-year-old actress/comedienne Lois Weaver transforms into her longtime alter ego, Tammy WhyNot, a mature former country singer turned downtown performance artist. The one-woman show, produced by Split Read More


Friday, November 7, 2014

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