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Knitting Club
For all levels of knitting and crocheting. Exchange patterns, help others, meet new friends, and schmooze while you work on projects. Bring a friend, grandchild, or come on your own. Beginners bring size 10 knitting needles or size H crochet hook and yarn. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, May 1 - Aug 28
spring
4pm60 - 0weekly
Foreign Affairs Discussion Group
Join this challenging, intellectually oriented, peer-led discussion group focusing on world affairs. Fee includes reading materials. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, May 2 - Aug 29
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Informal Discussion + Lunch Group
With Sy Trommer Subjects may cover everything and anything, including social issues, politics, life experiences and more. Bring your own lunch. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, May 2 - Aug 29
spring
12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Strengthen your mind body connection with fun movement patterns that stimulate the brain and heart. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Tue, May 6 - Sep 2
spring
3:45pm18 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Dissect social and political 'hot topics' and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Tue, May 6 - Aug 26
spring
7pm60 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Gentle dance-exercise for women living with cancer. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Wed, May 7 - Sep 3
spring
12pm18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by the Comprehensive Breast Center at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and The JCC in Manhattan. To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 212.523.7275. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, May 8 - Sep 4
spring
9:30am18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Men Only **This program is co-sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. Please email RLSchine@aol.com for info (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, May 8 - Sep 4
spring
3pm18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by the Comprehensive Breast Center at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and The JCC in Manhattan. To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 212.523.7275. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, May 8 - Sep 4
spring
6:45pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Jul 30
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Jul 30
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Jul 30
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Jul 30
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, May 16 - Aug 8
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, May 16 - Aug 8
spring
3:15pm60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
11:50am60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
1:20pm60 - 0weekly
Creative Vegetarian Cooking
Even the most committed carnivores won’t be able to resist these inventive dishes. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jun 2 - Aug 11
summer
7pm custom
Kookin’ Kids 2-3 Years
Children have fun as they peel, whisk, and stir their way through a variety of fresh ingredients, techniques, and vocabulary. They’ll learn healthy eating habits, identify and reinforce speech, colors, shapes, smells, and motor skills in a nurturing and delicious environment. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646.505.5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Mon, Jun 16 - Aug 11
spring
10am weekly
Kookin' Kids 2-3 years
Children have fun as they peel, whisk, and stir their way through a variety of fresh ingredients, techniques, and vocabulary. They’ll learn healthy eating habits, identify and reinforce speech, colors, shapes, smells, and motor skills in a nurturing and delicious environment. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646.505.5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Thu, Jun 19 - Aug 14
summer
10am weekly
Fresh, Fast, and Fabulous Summer Supper
Master the skills of cooking quick and enticing dishes using a variety of summer ingredients. Learn how to select, prepare, and store dishes using basic cooking techniques that will make your meals full of flavor and easy to prepare. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jun 19 - Aug 14
summer
7pm custom
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jun 24 - Jul 29
summer
11:30am60 - 0weekly
JSport: Soccer Coed Sports League for 20s + 30s
JSport Soccer Female Registration (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s > jsport
Wed, Jun 25 - Aug 13
summer
7:15pm weekly
JSport: Soccer Coed Sports League for 20s + 30s
JSport Dodgeball Male Registration (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s > jsport
Wed, Jun 25 - Aug 13
summer
7:15pm weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Jun 26 - Jul 31
summer
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Exercise with Ease
This standing, moderately paced aerobic and strength training workout is designed to reduce stiffness and increase strength and mobility. Learn basic techniques to keep your body flexible, fit, and moving. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jun 27 - Aug 1
summer
11am weekly
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Fri (except holidays), 7:30-8:30 am (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 29
summer
7:30am daily
Mah Jongg Club
For newly minted Mah Jongg aficionados, as well as long time players. Come with a friend or on your own and enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. Please note change of start time. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 19
summer
2pm60 - 0weekly
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Thu (except holidays), 5:45-6:45 pm (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 29
summer
5:45pm daily
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions on controversial issues. Dissect social and political 'hot topics' and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Jul 2 - Aug 27
summer
2pm weekly
Drama Group
Instructor Scott Klavan Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, as well as original writing by the students, this workshop will increase creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and provide a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Jul 7 - Aug 25
summer
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Card + Game Room
Look forward to Mondays in the Card and Game Room. Play bridge, Scrabble, and canasta. Please note change of start time. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Jul 7 - Aug 25
summer
2pm60 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jul 8 - Jul 31
summer
11am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jul 8 - Jul 31
summer
12pm50 - 0weekly
Single Living
A group for seniors living on their own that focuses on life issues such as the challenges of aging, staying active, forming new relationships and socializing, and other topics of interest. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Jul 9 - Aug 20
summer
3:30pm60 - 0custom
Mindfulness of Emotions
The journey of mindfulness is a journey of "heartfulness." As we travel this path, we may be surprised and confused by the depth and richness of the emotional landscapes we encounter. Rather than indicating that we have lost our way, becoming mindful of emotions can serve as a gateway to deepening wisdom and compassion. Prior meditation experience is recommended. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Wed, Jul 9 - Aug 13
summer
7pm weekly
Obstacles to Meditation Practice: The Five Hindrances
In our practice we often encounter habitual mental patterns that hinder our ability to stay present and prevent the mind from seeing clearly. Learn how to skillfully work with and understand these obstacles as they arise in both formal meditation and in our daily lives. Prior meditation experience recommended. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Thu, Jul 10 - Aug 14
summer
10am weekly
Let's Talk!
With Hannah Kates, MA A group of women in their 60s and early 70s who are facing professional, personal and geographic changes. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Jul 10 - Aug 28
summer
12:30pm weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun. Learn to play this fascinating game, or hone your skills. One course is enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jul 10 - Jul 31
summer
2pm weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun. Learn to play this fascinating game, or hone your skills. One course is enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jul 10 - Jul 31
summer
6:30pm weekly
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Join Gene's drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. Painting by instructor, Gene Wisniewski. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Jul 11 - Aug 15
summer
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Learn how simple yoga postures can gently relax and strengthen the spinal muscles at the core of the body, creating a sense of ease and rejuvenation in life. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jul 16 - Aug 27
summer
11:15am weekly
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Modern bidding conventions; basic play and defensive techniques. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, Jul 16 - Aug 27
summer
1:30pm60 - 0weekly
Fundamental Techniques of Mindfulness
This course offers you four weeks of learning about and practicing some of the fundamental tools of mindfulness designed to help reduce stress (anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, etc.) Adapted from the classic eight-week MBSR program, the class includes some gentle yoga and self-inquiry work. PLEASE NOTE:Due to unexpected circumstances, these classes will now begin on July 17th. The teacher for the morning class will now be Patrick Briody, and for the evening session the teacher will be Cory Muscara. If you have any questions call Susie at 6464.505.5726. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Thu, Jul 17 - Jul 31
summer
10am weekly
Fundamental Techniques of Mindfulness
This course offers you four weeks of learning about and practicing some of the fundamental tools of mindfulness designed to help reduce stress (anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, etc.) Adapted from the classic eight-week MBSR program, the class includes some gentle yoga and self-inquiry work. PLEASE NOTE:Due to unexpected circumstances, these classes will now begin on July 17th. The teacher for the morning class will now be Patrick Briody, and for the evening session the teacher will be Cory Muscara. If you have any questions call Susie at 6464.505.5726. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Thu, Jul 17 - Jul 31
summer
7pm weekly
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Learn to plan and play a hand just like an expert. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jul 17 - Aug 28
summer
7pm60 - 0weekly
Cook the World: Gourmet Cooking Camp for Teens
In this week-long cooking adventure, immerse yourself preparing global, healthful culinary delights. With a focus on practicing knife skills, using good quality, fresh, local ingredients, and exploring various cooking methods, you'll dice, slice, sauté, and bake your way through a smorgasbord of global cuisine. Join for one week or two. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > arts & culture
Mon, Jul 28 - Aug 1
summer
12pm14 - 17daily
Thai Street Food
Create an explosion of flavor in every dish as you create green, red, and yellow Thai curry pastes, vegetarian Pad Thai, homemade pickled cucumbers with sweet chili sauce, eggplant with green curry, spicy fish cakes with honey chili sauce, golden curry chicken with jasmine rice and Asian greens, and seitan satay with Thai peanut sauce. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Jul 29
summer
7pm18 - 0once
Cooking Creatively from the Farmers Market
Become a produce connoisseur. Prepare spontaneous gourmet creations using fresh herbs, delectable vegetables, and succulent fruits. You'll also have an opportunity to join Chef Irene in the morning for a tour of the Union Square Farmers Market and learn tips to determine ripeness and best times to buy produce as she hand selects items for class. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Jul 30
summer
7pm18 - 0once
Tour of Governors Island
Governors Island—an American military facility for over 200 years—has a long history that includes Native American tribes as well as Dutch and British rule. Designated as a national monument by President Clinton, it was purchased by New York State for $1 to be used for the public benefit. Join us for a private walking tour of the island, learn about the history, and discover the beauty of this quiet, idyllic spot, just a short ferry ride away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Meet at the Governors Island Ferry, which departs from the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street, corner of Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan. Pre-registration required. Bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Tour is 90 minutes of walking and standing. Wear comfortable shoes. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Jul 31
summer
12:45pm60 - 0once
Light, Quick + Easy Summer Shabbat
Learn to create quick and delicious recipes for a light, healthy, and festive Friday night dinner or Saturday lunch. Prepare white gazpacho with grapes and almonds; sweet and spicy rubbed salmon fillet with cucumber-pineapple relish; cheese-less Caesar couscous salad with confetti vegetables and currants; za'atar, lemon, and oregano-marinated chicken breasts, chocolate and coconut sorbets and watermelon-mint-lime granita. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jul 31
summer
7pm18 - 0once
Shabbat in the Sky: Host Dinner on our Roof Half Table Reservation
Host dinner for your friends on our roof! NYC apartments are small, but your dinner guest list is big. Why not bring the party to our place? BYO vegetarian or dairy dinner for an adults only, 20s + 30s, DIY Shabbat experience. Bottle of wine, dessert, music, and entertainment are on us. 5:30 Live music and entertainment and dinner at 7 This reservation is for a half table for you and 5 friends. To reserve a full table for you and 11 friends click here Pre-registration required Nourished by the Shabbat Angel Fund, a new joint venture of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life and the Paul E. Singer Foundation. Visit www.startupshabbat.org for more information. (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s
Fri, Aug 1
summer
5:30pm once
Shabbat in the Sky: Host Dinner on our Roof Full Table Reservation
Host dinner for your friends on our roof! NYC apartments are small, but your dinner guest list is big. Why not bring the party to our place? BYO vegetarian or dairy dinner for an adults only, 20s + 30s, DIY Shabbat experience. Bottle of wine, dessert, music, and entertainment are on us. 5:30 Live music and entertainment and dinner at 7 This reservation is for a full table for you and 11 friends. To reserve a half table for you and 5 friends click here Pre-registration required Nourished by the Shabbat Angel Fund, a new joint venture of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life and the Paul E. Singer Foundation. Visit www.startupshabbat.org for more information. (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s
Fri, Aug 1
summer
5:30pm once
AARP Driver Safety
Facilitated by Sandra Robbins For adults of all ages, this class reviews rules of the road, special challenges for older drivers, and license renewal requirements. Upon completion of the eight-hour class, insurance companies will give a ten-percent discount and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer point reduction. Co-sponsored with AARP. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Sun, Aug 3
summer
10am18 - 0once
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Aug 5 - Aug 28
summer
11am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Aug 5 - Aug 28
summer
12pm weekly
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women’s Group
A support group for Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is oriented toward lesbians, but all women are welcome. Each meeting is facilitated, and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Aug 5
summer
7:30pm once
Feed Your (Healthy) Jewish Soul
Jewish food has a long, rich history. Cooking healthy Jewish food is relatively easy with just a few simple steps. Learn to reinvent kugels, kreplach, and knishes. Create low-fat chopped liver made with eggplant and lentils, prepare sweet and sour turkey-stuffed cabbage rolls, and whip up scrumptious guilt-free rugelach. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Aug 6
summer
7pm18 - 0once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you are a practitioner. Plan to be here ready to start at 6:15pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
6:15pm once
How to Create Your Own Personal Video Memoir
Create Your Video Memoir. We'll guide you in organizing and winnowing down a lifetime of pictures and memorabilia that after the workshop you or Living Legacy Pictures can edit into a video memoir. This follow up summer workshop will start you writing your video's script and teach you how to narrate its segments. Participants in the previous one day session will continue writing their narrative captions. New participants are welcomed and will learn to write theirs. Led by Ellen Fisher Turk, former radio reporter, documentary producer and photographer. Bring 5 pictures that are important for your telling your life story. We'll use them as catalysts for your script. To see examples of finished products click here: http://livinglegacypictures.com/what-we-do/ (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Aug 7
summer
6:30pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7pm apppointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
7pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7:30pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
7:30pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like an 8pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
8pm once
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™: August Sessions
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Aug 11 - Aug 13
summer
1:15pm50 - 0custom
Creative Vegetarian Cooking
Prepare roasted tomato and red pepper soup; asparagus, gruyere and mint savory strudel; marinated fennel, arugula, barley salad with dried cherries; zucchini and carrot fritters with yogurt cumin dipping sauce; corn bread; and blueberry latticed galette. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Aug 11
summer
7pm18 - 0once
20s & 30s Rooftop Yoga & Wine Reception
Join us up on the roof for a social evening of vinyasa yoga like you’ve never experienced before. Following the one-hour class, enjoy wine and snacks while taking in the beautiful views of the city from the Roof Terrace. Class begins promptly. Please arrive early and bring water. Mats are provided. Space is limited. Registration will open soon. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 20´s & 30´s
Tue, Aug 12
summer
7pm once
Fresh, Fast, and Fabulous Summer Supper
Make fried chicken, corn and black bean salad, grilled chicken breast with basil oil, Asian-style broccoli, vanilla ice cream with balsamic drizzle, watermelon martini (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Aug 14
summer
7pm18 - 0once
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information visit www.jqyouth.org. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Aug 14
summer
8:30pm once
NEW! Summer in the City: A Five-Day Non-Residential Intensive in Mindfulness
Enrich your summer by taking the time to immerse yourself in this wonderful course. Based on the MBSR program, you will learn formal mindfulness practices and engage in the cultivation of kind, curious, and patient responses to the stresses of daily life. To enhance the retreat experience, your registration includes a pass to the JCC gym and pool so that you can add movement to your daily experience. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Aug 17 - Aug 22
summer
6:30pm custom
Cook the World: Gourmet Cooking Camp for Tweens
You don't have to pack your bags for this week-long cooking adventure. Learn about different cultures as you prepare a variety of delicious international gourmet recipes each day. Practice using a chef's knife and explore good quality, fresh, local ingredients as you sauté, grill, roast, and bake your way through delicious, healthful, international cuisine. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Mon, Aug 18 - Aug 22
summer
12pm10 - 13daily
Delicious Vegetarian Indian Picnic
Create this exotic picnic menu that is tasty, filling, and healthy all at the same time! Iced Chai tea, home made chapatis (Indian flatbread); beet, cabbage, and pomegranate salad; golden potato and cauliflower salad with crispy shallots; a savory curried tofu wrap; garam masala chickpea, eggplant, zucchini, and tomato salad; and fresh peach chutney. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Aug 18
summer
7pm18 - 0once
20s & 30s Rooftop Beer Pong Happy Hour
Join us up on the roof for beer pong and happy hour this summer! Take in the picturesque sunset views from our rooftop terrace with a cold brewski in hand and and enjoy a few rounds of beer pong with friends, old and new! Registration will open soon. (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s
Wed, Aug 20
summer
7pm once
50s + 60s JSNY
Are you Jewish, single, and living in NYC? Join us once a month to schmooze about life, share stories, make new friends, and provide support. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Wed, Aug 20
summer
7:30pm50 - 69once
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™: August Sessions
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Aug 25 - Aug 27
summer
1:15pm60 - 0custom
Korean Vegetarian Home Cooking
Although Korean cuisine is widely known for its bbq meat dishes, its home cooking is largely composed of flavorful, healthful, simple vegetable dishes. Create Steamed shishito peppers with sesame seasoning, asparagus "pizza" (grated potato as pizza dough), rolled omelet, sweet daikon radish pickles, seasoned rice balls wrapped in nori and sesame seeds, shaved ice with homemade sweet red beans and mochi toppings. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Aug 25
summer
7pm18 - 0once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
This group offers support groups for parents, families, and friends LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves. PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Aug 25
summer
7pm once
Mah Jongg Club
Enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Sep 2 - Oct 21
fall
1pm60 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Identify and dissect social and political "hot topics", and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Tue, Sep 2 - Dec 30
fall
7pm60 - 0weekly
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women’s Group
Ma'agal supports Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is primarily oriented toward lesbians, but all women are invited to participate. Each meeting is facilitated and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Sep 2
fall
7:30pm once
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Identify and dissect social and political "hot topics", and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Sep 3 - Dec 17
fall
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Single Living
With Dan Wallack A group for seniors living on their own that focuses on life issues such as the challenges of aging, staying active, forming new relationships and socializing, and other topics of interest. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Sep 3 - Dec 17
fall
2pm60 - 0custom
Life Transitions - Let's Talk
A group for women in their 60s and early 70s who are facing professional, personal and geographic changes to meet and receive support from peers. Pre-registration required. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Sep 4 - Dec 18
fall
12:30pm60 - 0weekly
Knitting Club
Join the JCC Knitting Club for all levels of knitting and crocheting. Exchange patterns, use your skills to help others, meet new friends, and schmooze while you work on your projects. For adults of all ages. Beginners bring size 10 knitting needles or size H crochet hook and yarn. Registration is ongoing. Walk-ins welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Sep 4 - Dec 18
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4pm60 - 0weekly
Foreign Affairs Discussion Group
Join this challenging, intellectually oriented, peer-led discussion group focusing on world affairs. Price includes reading materials. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, Sep 5 - Dec 26
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10:30am60 - 0weekly
Informal Discussion + Lunch Group
With Sy Trommer Subjects may cover everything and anything, including social issues, politics, life experiences and more. Bring your own lunch. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, Sep 5 - Dec 26
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12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Kookin’ Kids 2-3 Years
If they cook it, they'll eat it! In this class, parents and children share quality time in the kitchen preparing delicious dishes together , at least two recipes per week. Watch proudly as your children learn how to peel, whisk, grate and slice while experiencing a variety of healthful, fresh ingredients. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. No unregistered siblings allowed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646 505 5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 12
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10am2 - 3weekly
Card + Game Room
Enjoy Mondays in the Card & Game Room! Play bridge, scrabble, and canasta. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Sep 8 - Dec 29
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Kookin’ Kids 3-4 Years
Children have fun as they peel, whisk, and stir their way through a variety of fresh ingredients, techniques, and vocabulary. They’ll learn healthy eating habits, identify and reinforce speech, colors, shapes, smells, and motor skills in a nurturing and delicious environment. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646.505.5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Tue, Sep 9 - Jan 13
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10am weekly
Little Chefs International! 4-6 Years
Children cook their way across the country and make several stops around the world all inside our kitchen. With a focus on safe practices and fresh, whole food ingredients, kids will learn various cooking methods as they dice, slice, and sauté their way through the exciting flavors of the world. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. (more)REGISTER
family life > school-age (4-10 yrs) > after school > art, science & cooking
Tue, Sep 9 - Jan 13
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3:30pm4 - 6weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
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11:30am18 - 0weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
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12:30pm18 - 0weekly
Kids Cook Around the World 7-9 Years
On this culinary journey, kids gain knowledge about different cultures while preparing global delicacies. With a focus on fresh, healthful ingredients, kids practice knife skills and explore various cooking methods as they cook their way through the exciting flavors of India, Morocco, Italy, Japan, France, and Mexico. All recipes are nut fee; dietary laws observed. (more)REGISTER
family life > school-age (4-10 yrs) > after school > art, science & cooking
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
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3:30pm7 - 9weekly
Kookin’ Kids 2-3 Years
If they cook it, they’ll eat it! In this class, parents and children share quality time in the kitchen preparing delicious dishes together – at least two recipes per week. Watch proudly as your children learn how to peel, whisk, grate and slice while experiencing a variety of healthful, fresh ingredients. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. No unregistered siblings allowed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646 505 5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Thu, Sep 11 - Jan 15
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10am2 - 3weekly
Nia: Movement + Music + Magic for Parkinson's
Laugh, move, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Thu, Sep 11 - Jan 15
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2:45pm weekly
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information contact jqyouth@yahoo.com. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Sep 11
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8:30pm18 - 30once
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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11:30am18 - 0weekly
Chair Exercise: Balance + Strengthening for Parkinson's
Improve posture, reduce stiffness, and increase flexibility in this chair-based exercise class. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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12:15pm weekly
NYU/JCC Care Partner Support Group
Taught by Virgen Luce, LCSW Geared specifically for those who care for a loved one with Parkinson's. The Parkinson's Wellness Program offers support for those living with Parkinson's and those who love and care for them. Guided by experienced professionals in a supportive, relaxed environment. Support group intake required. Call 646.505.5744 for more infornation. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > support programs
Fri, Sep 12 - Dec 19
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12:15pm weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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12:30pm18 - 0weekly
Yoga + MELT: Flexibility + Relaxation for Parkinson's
Learn beneficial floor, seated, and standing yoga poses blended with MELT techniques to open up new pathways of flexibility and body awareness in this relaxing and energizing class. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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3pm weekly
Kookin’ Kids 2-3 Years
Children have fun as they peel, whisk, and stir their way through a variety of fresh ingredients, techniques, and vocabulary. They’ll learn healthy eating habits, identify and reinforce speech, colors, shapes, smells, and motor skills in a nurturing and delicious environment. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646.505.5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Sun, Sep 14 - Jan 11
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10am weekly
Trans Parents Support Group
Issues of gender identity are distinct from sexual orientation, and PFLAG NYC's Trans Parents Group is an environment that addresses the topics specific to parents of Trans individuals. This group meets quarterly. For questions about the group, please contact group moderator Judy Sennesh through PFLAG NYC at info@pflagnyc.org (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Sun, Sep 14
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10am once
NYU/JCC Parkinson's Support Group
Geared specifically for women with mid-stage Parkinson’s. The Parkinson's Wellness Program offers support for those living with Parkinson's and those who love and care for them. Guided by experienced professionals in a supportive, relaxed environment. Support group intake required. Call 646.505.5744 for more infornation. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > support programs
Mon, Sep 15 - Dec 8
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2:15pm weekly
PD MOVES: Rhythm + Movement Patterns
Find ways to manage your PD symptoms, improve coordination, and develop body awareness through dance, movement, and smart fun. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Mon, Sep 15 - Dec 15
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3:30pm weekly
Water Exercise for Parkinson's
Increase flexibility and improve balance with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises in the JCC's warm water training pool. Swimcap required. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, Sep 16 - Dec 9
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9am weekly
Alexander Technique for Parkinson's
Improve posture and breathing. Learn to sit, stand, bend, and move more easily in everyday life. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Wed, Sep 17 - Jan 14
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2:15pm weekly
Surrogacy Parenting Workshop:
From Conception to Delivery
Explore issues of surrogacy parenting, including maintaining a healthy relationship with the surrogate, strategies for a pleasant and smooth hospital experience, and things to consider when bringing the baby home. Led by Georges Sylvestre, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist and parent of two children through surrogacy. Co-hosted with Men Having Babies. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Wed, Sep 17
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6:30pm once
Challah Bakin' 6 Years + Under
The only thing that's better than the smell of freshly baked challah is actually making it! Bring your kids to join us in the fun of kneading, braiding, and baking challahs for Shabbat, while having fun with friends. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Sep 19
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10am0 - 6once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
With support groups for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves, PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Sep 22
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7pm once
Nia: Movement + Music + Magic for Parkinson's
Laugh, move, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, Sep 23 - Dec 16
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2:45pm weekly
The Doctor Is In Series
Amanda Sacks, PhD–Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College In our world of constant distractions, feeling forgetful and unfocused in our personal and work lives is inevitable, especially as we age–or is it? Hear from a neuropsychology expert about the role of attention in brain functioning. Dr. Sacks will discuss brain networks and how the domains of cognitive functioning work so that we can understand why most of us overestimate how much information we actually perceive and retain. Lay the groundwork for increased cognitive self–awareness by learning attention-training exercises to help engage your brain and achieve an internal state of focus. Don’t miss this chance to retrain your brain. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Sep 23
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7pm18 - 0once
Canasta Classes
Beginners will learn the basics of the game. Advanced beginners will refine their strategies and improve their games through supervised play. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Sep 29 - Oct 1
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10am60 - 0custom
Walking Tour of the Lower East Side
See the Lower East Side through the eyes of the immigrants who have lived there for 150 years. Discover the Jarmulowsky Bank building where immigrants deposited (and eventually lost) their life savings, the Daily Forward where socialists fought for worker rights, and other important places. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard Street. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, Sep 30
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9:45am60 - 0once
Canasta Classes
Beginners will learn the basics of the game. Advanced beginners will refine their strategies and improve their games through supervised play. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Oct 6
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10am60 - 0once
Drama Group
Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, as well as original writing by the students, this workshop will increase creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and provide a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Oct 6 - Dec 8
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10:30am60 - 0weekly
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women’s Group
Ma'agal supports Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is primarily oriented toward lesbians, but all women are invited to participate. Each meeting is facilitated and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Oct 7
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7:30pm once
LGBTQ Community Sukkot Party
Party hard in our amazing, huge rooftop sukkah against the beautiful NYC skyline. Our sukkah is a lovely, community-made temporary cabin covered in leaves and greenery. It's big enough to invite the whole LGBTQ crew over for a crazy night of fabulous fun. Join us for our annual sukkot-a-bration! No rules, no holding back, just an amazing soirée under the stars. To register visit www.jqyouth.org (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > special events
Sun, Oct 12
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6pm once
60+ Sukkah Lunch
Join us for a festive lunch and special programin The Roberts Family Sukkah. Bring your friends, meet new ones, and celebrate this holiday in style. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Tue, Oct 14
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12pm60 - 0once
Surrogacy Parenting Workshop:
From Conception to Delivery
Explore issues of surrogacy parenting, including maintaining a healthy relationship with the surrogate, strategies for a pleasant and smooth hospital experience, and things to consider when bringing the baby home. Led by Georges Sylvestre, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist and parent of two children through surrogacy. Co-hosted with Men Having Babies. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Wed, Oct 15
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6:30pm once
Chess
With Renee Yarzig Keep your mind at its sharpest and exercise those brain muscles at the JCC Chess Club! Learn strategies, develop techniques, and engage in informal chess play. All levels welcome. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Sun, Oct 19 - Dec 14
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11:30am60 - 0weekly
Our Congress
Susan Addleston How does the Congress work—or not? We will read and analyze the original text of Article I of the Constitution, which deals with the Legislative Branch, for meaning in 1789 and in the 21st century. Historical and contemporary examples of Congressional actions will be cited and discussed. Participants will receive a copy of the Constitution. Please bring a copy of The New York Times. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Mon, Oct 20 - Oct 27
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1pm60 - 0weekly
The Colossal Composers: New Insights
With Thomas Elefant, Musician and Conductor Discover the characteristics behind the phenomenal music of Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and others. Learn about the specific elements that made Beethoven's music different from that of his contemporaries, and what factors were involved in distinguishing the music of Handel from that of Bach. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Oct 20 - Nov 17
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7pm60 - 0weekly
Come Schmooze
Come schmooze with other senior members and learn more about the JCC and our programs. Refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Tue, Oct 21
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3pm60 - 0once
Support Group for 80+
Discuss issues in common with your peers: How can we make it easy for our children to help us? What family or social resources do we need in order to improve our quality of life? Can we be useful or interesting to our children or other younger people? How do we deal with interests, relationships, and activities that are gone forever? How do we deal with being considered socially and economically irrelevant? What ways are there to deal with varying degrees of dementia in ourselves and others? What are the pros and cons of choosing to "age in place"? Join the conversation and share your views! A commitment to attend the majority of the sessions is required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Tue, Oct 21 - Dec 9
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3pm80 - 0weekly
The Doctor Is In Series
Juliann M. Paolicchi, MD–Director, Pediatric Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York– Presbyterian Komansky Center for Children's Health/Weill Cornell Medical Center Do you know the difference between a seizure and a spell and what to do if you witness someone having either one? Learn from a leading epilepsy expert what causes seizures and spells and how these causes can change dramatically over a person's lifespan, from infancy to elder life. You will also learn about the latest medical and alternative treatments for seizures and the role of lifestyle and dietary habits in preventing or reducing episodes. Don't miss this lifesaver! (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Oct 21
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7pm18 - 0once
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Elaine Retholtz
Are you dealing with chronic stress or managing a chronic illness? Based on the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat–Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this course will provide you with instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and group dialogue, as well as give you daily practice support materials to help deal with stress, chronic illness, or pain. Please note: There is a mandatory orientation session either Wednesday, Oct 1 at 7pm or Thursday, Oct 2 at 9:30am. The all-day retreat included in the course is scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd and open to both evening and morning sections. For more information call Susie at 646.505.5726. What is MBSR? MBSR uses meditation, mindful movement and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. Originally developed for people with chronic pain, it has expanded to benefit people dealing with the serious illness or simply the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life. Research over the past 35 years indicates that a majority of people who complete the course report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stresssful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological pain; and, most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life. Elaine Retholtz is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, which is the recognition by the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) of in-depth understanding and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum. Elaine is on the Teacher's Council at NY Insight Meditation Center, where she is also a board member and a member of the diversity committee. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in private practice, integrating mindfulness into all of her enounters with clients. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Wed, Oct 22 - Dec 17
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7pm weekly
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Elaine Retholtz
Are you dealing with chronic stress or managing a chronic illness? Based on the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat–Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this course will provide you with instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and group dialogue, as well as give you daily practice support materials to help deal with stress, chronic illness, or pain. Please note: There is a mandatory orientation session either Wednesday, Oct 1 at 7pm or Thursday, Oct 2 at 9:30am. The all-day retreat included in the course is scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd and open to both evening and morning sections. For more information call Susie at 646.505.5726. What is MBSR? MBSR uses meditation, mindful movement and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. Originally developed for people with chronic pain, it has expanded to benefit people dealing with the serious illness or simply the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life. Research over the past 35 years indicates that a majority of people who complete the course report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stresssful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological pain; and, most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life. Elaine Retholtz is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, which is the recognition by the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) of in-depth understanding and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum. Elaine is on the Teacher's Council at NY Insight Meditation Center, where she is also a board member and a member of the diversity committee. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in private practice, integrating mindfulness into all of her enounters with clients. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 23 - Dec 18
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9:30am weekly
Chelsea Gallery Tour
Join aficionados of the contemporary Chelsea art scene for our popular guided tour of the hottest galleries and most talked-about shows in town. Meet at 526 West 26th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues) at 12:45pm. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Oct 23
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12:45pm60 - 0once
Film Series: Jerome Kern and the Hollywood Musical
"Make Believe"…"The Way You Look Tonight"…"Long Ago and Far Away." These and nearly 700 other songs came from the mind of Jerome Kern, who wrote songs for more than 100 shows and films, with such lyricists as Guy Bolton, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, and E.Y. Harburg. View five of his films in their entirety and learn how this genius was instrumental in creating and advancing the genre of the Hollywood musical. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Oct 23 - Nov 20
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Learn to play this popular game, or hone your skills. One course will be enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Oct 23 - Nov 13
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1pm60 - 0weekly
In Progress: A Memoir Writing Workshop
Have you ever wanted to write down your life stories? Join the author of the book How to Spot One of Us for a memoir workshop. Whether you want to write just for yourself or your family, or for a wider audience, a variety of writing exercises, music, and prompts will get you writing. There will be an opportunity to have work critiqued for those who wish. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Oct 23 - Dec 4
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3pm60 - 0weekly
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
With support groups for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves, PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Oct 27
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7pm once
Mah Jongg Tournament
Spend the day competing in a fun-filled Mah Jongg competition. Prizes will be awarded and a light lunch will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Oct 28
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10am60 - 0once
Medicare 2015 + Prescription Drug Benefits: An Informational Session
With the 2015 deadline fast approaching, learn how to cope with the complexities of prescription drug benefits and the Medicare system in order to make the best decisions. Amy Bernstein, director of HIICAP (Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program) at the Department of Aging, will provide the latest information on what you can expect from Medicare in the coming year. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Oct 29
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Challah Bakin' 6 Years + Under
Share the experience of baking challah with your child. Little hands have fun as they, mix, knead, and braid. Enjoy the aroma and simple pleasure of fresh homemade challah with family and friends. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Oct 31
fall
10am0 - 6once
10th Annual Men Having Babies Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo
Following the successful format of previous conferences, the upcoming seminar and expo will bring experts, parents, and surrogates together with representatives of leading clinics and surrogacy agencies from around the U.S. and beyond. While the event is directed at gay prospective parents, the presentations and resources it offers will benefit anyone interested in becoming a parent through surrogacy. For more information, visit menhavingbabies.com Co-presented by Men Having Babies and The JCC in Manhattan. (more)REGISTER
adults > lgbtq > special events
Sun, Nov 2
fall
9am once
The Comedy of Life
This four-part lecture series will use clips of classic comedy routines, movie and television parodies, poems, and cartoons to examine the humorous side of marriage, children, motherhood, and aging. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Tue, Nov 4 - Nov 25
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11am60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Club
Enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Nov 4 - Dec 23
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women’s Group
Ma'agal supports Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is primarily oriented toward lesbians, but all women are invited to participate. Each meeting is facilitated and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Nov 4
fall
7:30pm once
Medical Guidelines for Your Aging Loved One and Yourself
Dr. Gail Lowenstein, Specialist in Geriatrics and Holistic Medicine Learn about medical guidelines for your aging loved one and yourself from a Western-trained physician with certification in holistic medicine. Featured topics will include palliative care/hospice, medication management, advance directives, nutrition, and supplements. You need to take control of and responsibility for your own health and this lecture will give you the information you need. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Nov 5
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia
Travel to Philadelphia to visit the acclaimed National Museum of Jewish History. Learn about the expansion and settlement of American Jews over the last centuries and into the present. Enjoy a private guided tour with time on your own to explore. Space is limited so reserve early! Meet in the lobby at the JCC. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Nov 6
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9am60 - 0once
Cook for Shabbat with Your Tot 6 Years + Under
Make Shabbat your favorite day of the week! Learn about the history and traditions of various Jewish foods as you and your child measure, mix, pour, and taste your way to a delectable Shabbat dishes. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Nov 7
fall
10am once
Trans Parents Support Group
Issues of gender identity are distinct from sexual orientation, and PFLAG NYC's Trans Parents Group is an environment that addresses the topics specific to parents of Trans individuals. This group meets quarterly. For questions about the group, please contact group moderator Judy Sennesh through PFLAG NYC at info@pflagnyc.org (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Sun, Nov 9
fall
10am once
Change Your Brain With Meditation
Meditation is one of the few activities that can actually create new neural connections, improve brain function, and activate the "happy" areas of the brain. In this experiential class, beginners and pros alike will benefit from practicing three different types of meditation: guided meditation, yoga based meditation, and mindfulness meditation. Part of The Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Sun, Nov 9
fall
1:30pm18 - 0once
60+ New Member Reception
Meet and greet new JCC senior members, and mingle with other senior members and staff. A great way to meet people and see what's going on inside the JCC. Preregistration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Nov 12
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2:30pm60 - 0once
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information contact jqyouth@yahoo.com. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Nov 13
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8:30pm18 - 30once
Challah Bakin' 6 Years + Under
Share the experience of baking challah with your child. Little hands have fun as they, mix, knead, and braid. Enjoy the aroma and simple pleasure of fresh homemade challah with family and friends. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Nov 14
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10am once
Learning to Move through Life's Seasons with Joy and Grace
Lucia McBee and Elana Rosenbaum All of us are subject to aging, illness, loss and separation, and death. How we greet and meet these challenges affects the ways we live our lives. Through reflection, dialogic investigation, story-telling, and writing, we will examine our relationship to life's challenges, finding ways to celebrate the wonder of our being in this present moment, no matter what circumstances exist. Bring a lunch and wear comfortable clothing. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Nov 16
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9:30am once
Visit the Players Club in Gramercy Park
The private Players Club was established in 1889 by Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes Booth), Mark Twain, and Stanford White. The historic building is a private watering hole for art aficionados. The tour includes Edwin Booth’s apartment, the extensive library, and an impressive collection of art, costumes, death masks, and other theatrical artifacts. Meet at 16 Gramercy Park South on 20th Street between 3rd Ave and Park Ave South. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, Nov 18
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11am60 - 0once
The Doctor Is In Series
Jennifer A. Langsdorf, MD–Assistant Attending Neurologist, NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Millions of people suffer from numbness and pain in their extremities. Learn about the causes and complexities of these common nerve ailments, including carpal tunnel syndrome and pinched nerves. Dr. Langsdorf will discuss the importance of making the proper diagnosis of these conditions, the latest in treatment options, and tips for modifying behaviors that can help to alleviate symptoms. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your quality of life! (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Nov 18
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7pm18 - 0once
Armageddon (The End Times)
Megiddo (Israel) was the location for ancient battles, going back to the 15th century BC. According to the New Testament Revelation 16:16, the Messiah will return to earth and defeat the Antichrist and Satan in the battle of Armageddon. The prospect of "End Times" (Judgment Day) is a part of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and many other faiths. Join author, lecturer, and linguist Saul Fathi for an exploration of this fascinating topic. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Nov 19
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Surrogacy Parenting Workshop:
From Conception to Delivery
Explore issues of surrogacy parenting, including maintaining a healthy relationship with the surrogate, strategies for a pleasant and smooth hospital experience, and things to consider when bringing the baby home. Led by Georges Sylvestre, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist and parent of two children through surrogacy. Co-hosted with Men Having Babies. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Wed, Nov 19
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6:30pm once
Mah Jongg Classes
Learn to play this popular game, or hone your skills. One course will be enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Nov 20 - Dec 18
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3pm60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Learn to play this popular game, or hone your skills. One course will be enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Nov 20 - Dec 18
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7pm weekly
Cook for Shabbat with Your Tot 6 Years + Under
Make Shabbat your favorite day of the week! Learn about the history and traditions of various Jewish foods as you and your child measure, mix, pour, and taste your way to a delectable Shabbat dishes. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Nov 21
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10am once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
With support groups for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves, PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Nov 24
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7pm once
Canasta Classes
Beginners will learn the basics of the game. Advanced beginners will refine their strategies and improve their games through supervised play. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Dec 1
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10am once
Mozart's Jewish Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Meet the celebrated writer of opera librettos who provided the brilliant, witty texts to Mozart’s best works. Follow Da Ponte’s musical trail—and his amorous and political journey—from Venice and Vienna to London and New York City. Through lecture, live performance, recordings, and video, we will explore this fascinating musician. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Tue, Dec 2
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2pm60 - 0once
The Doctor Is In Series
James M. Noble, MD, MS–Attending Neurologist, NewYork–Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Ninety years since the Bambino knocked himself out chasing a fly ball and crashing into the right-field cement wall, the methods used to predict, diagnose, and manage concussion remain nearly unchanged. Why? How can we fix these problems? In this presentation, a leading physician expert in the field tackles challenging research questions in search of a path towards identifying the near–term and long–term risks of sports–related concussion. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Dec 2
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7pm once
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women’s Group
Ma'agal supports Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is primarily oriented toward lesbians, but all women are invited to participate. Each meeting is facilitated and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Dec 2
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7:30pm once
Tour the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio
The tour showcases Ailey’s studios, archived artwork and photos, and possibly a rehearsal in progress. Meet at The Joan Weill Center for Dance at 405 West 55th Street. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Wed, Dec 3
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11am60 - 0once
Sharpen Your Memory and Protect Your Brain
Do you forget birthdays and anniversaries? How about where you put your keys? Maybe you're worried about getting Alzheimer's or you simply want to improve your abilitiy to focus and solve problems. Learn about safe, natural, safe ways to strengthen your memory, sharpen your thinking, and improve your focus. Find out what the two worst foods are for memory, and which foods and lifestyle practices can improve recall and cut your risk of developing memory loss later. This is one workshop you won't forget. Part of Gural Mind Matters series (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Dec 3
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Cook for Shabbat with Your Tot 6 Years + Under
Make Shabbat your favorite day of the week! Learn about the history and traditions of various Jewish foods as you and your child measure, mix, pour, and taste your way to a delectable Shabbat dishes. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Dec 5
fall
10am once
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information contact jqyouth@yahoo.com. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Dec 11
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8:30pm18 - 30once
Seniors Chanukah Candle Lighting Party
Come help us light the JCC menorah, listen to holiday music, and enjoy some refreshments in the company of friends. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Dec 17
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3:30pm60 - 0once
Surrogacy Parenting Workshop:
From Conception to Delivery
Explore issues of surrogacy parenting, including maintaining a healthy relationship with the surrogate, strategies for a pleasant and smooth hospital experience, and things to consider when bringing the baby home. Led by Georges Sylvestre, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist and parent of two children through surrogacy. Co-hosted with Men Having Babies. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Wed, Dec 17
fall
6:30pm once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
With support groups for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves, PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Dec 22
fall
7pm once
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