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Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Fri, 7:30-8:30 am (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Thu, Jan 2 - Apr 30
winter
7:30am daily
Knitting Club
A 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, and walk-ins are welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Jan 2 - Apr 24
winter
4pm weekly
If a Relative has Alzheimer’s
Support Groups for Family Caregivers
Adapting to the deterioration of a family member’s ability to remember, reason and relate becomes more bearable when shared with others experiencing the same loss. You must call 646.823.6324 to join the group. Sponsored by the NYC chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > support > dealing with illness
Thu, Jan 2 - Apr 17
winter
6:30pm custom
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, Jan 3 - Apr 25
winter
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, Jan 3 - Apr 25
winter
12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Card + Game Room
Look forward to Mondays in the Card and Game Room. Play bridge, Scrabble, and canasta. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Jan 6 - Apr 28
winter
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, Jan 7 - Apr 29
winter
7pm60 - 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
Wed, Jan 8 - Apr 30
winter
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Come with your favorite group, or partner, or even alone. Peter Steinberg will find you a game, and provide advice as you play. Punch cards, good for eight sessions and valid for one year, will be issued at first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. All levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, Jan 8 - Apr 30
winter
1:30pm60 - 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, Jan 8 - Apr 23
winter
2pm60 - 0custom
Bridge Classes
Come with your favorite group, or partner, or even alone. Peter Steinberg will find you a game, and provide advice as you play. Punch cards, good for eight sessions and valid for one year, will be issued at first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. All levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jan 9 - Apr 24
winter
10am60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 5
winter
12pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 9
winter
12pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 5
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 7
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 9
winter
1:15pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 9
winter
1:15pm weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 5
winter
2:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 7
winter
2:15pm50 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
*Due to the weather today's Jan 21st class is canceled Strengthen your mind body connection with fun movement patterns that stimulate the brain and heart. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Tue, Jan 14 - Apr 29
winter
3:45pm18 - 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, Jan 15 - Apr 30
winter
12pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 15 - May 7
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 15 - May 9
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 15 - May 7
winter
2:15pm50 - 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, Jan 16 - May 1
winter
9:30am18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Men Only **This program is co-sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel-Cancer Center. Please email RLSchine@aol.com for info (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, Jan 16 - May 1
winter
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, Jan 16 - May 1
winter
6:45pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 17 - May 9
winter
2:15pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 17 - May 9
winter
3:15pm50 - 0weekly
Little Chefs International! 4-6 Years
You don’t have to pack your bags to go on this cooking adventure. 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, Jan 21 - May 27
winter
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, Jan 22 - May 28
winter
11:30am18 - 100weekly
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, Jan 22 - May 28
winter
12:30pm18 - 100weekly
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, Jan 22 - May 28
winter
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, Jan 23 - May 29
winter
10am2 - 3weekly
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, Jan 24 - May 30
winter
11:30am18 - 100weekly
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, Jan 24 - May 30
winter
12:30pm18 - 100weekly
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, Jan 27 - May 19
winter
10am2 - 3weekly
NEW! PD Bootcamp
Maria Mason, USA Triathlon Coach Designed for those who are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s, or have been diagnosed recently with young onset Parkinson’s. Intake interview required. 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
Mon, Jan 27 - May 5
winter
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 Gene Wisniewski, instructor. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Feb 14 - Apr 18
winter
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
A Different Kind of Book Club
Be a part of a peer-led book group that will explore a variety of literature. Each session, all participants will come prepared to speak about a book they have read and present the book to the group. Meet once a month in a warm and friendly environment. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Wed, Feb 26 - Apr 30
winter
1pm60 - 0custom
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 11 - May 6
winter
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Mar 13 - May 1
winter
10:30am weekly
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, Mar 14 - May 2
winter
11am50 - 0weekly
NEW! Zumba Gold for Seniors
The easy-to-follow program lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Mar 27 - May 15
winter
12:30pm weekly
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, Apr 1 - May 1
spring
10:30am50 - 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, Apr 1 - May 1
spring
12:30pm50 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun and learn to play this fascinating game. One course will get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. With instructor Julie Azous. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Apr 3 - May 1
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
Take A Chance Series: FREE Fitness for everyBODY!
With Dennis "Destiny Devine" Williams Through the medium of song and dance, Dennis aspires to motivate beauty, excitement, harmony, and unity. Learn combinations to your favorite Beyoncé tunes, and let out your inner diva! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > free for everybody > take a chance series
Sat, Apr 5 - Apr 26
winter
7:15pm weekly
Jewish Chant: Unlocking the Secrets of the Soul
Eva Sax-Bolder and Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani-Knapp Join these extraordinary students of Shefa Gold each month for an uplifting evening of Jewish chant. Use your voice in call and response – an age old spiritual practice – to open your hearts through prayer and song. Take all 3 and save! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Thu, Apr 10 - Jun 12
spring
7:30pm18 - 0custom
Divorce Support Group
Join a professionally facilitated 7-session group to discuss steps in mourning, rebuilding self-esteem, handling stress and depression, moving away from disappointment, dealing with family members and dating again. This group will be professionally facilitated by Juliana Neiman. Groups are co-sponsored by the congregations on the Upper West Side but you do not need to be Jewish to join a group. (more)REGISTER
adults > support > recently separated or divorced
Thu, Apr 17 - May 29
spring
6:30pm weekly
50s + 60s JSNY (Jewish & Single in NY?)
Are you Jewish, single, and live in New York? Join us once a month to schmooze about life, share stories, make new friends, and provide support. Led by Sonny Greenwald. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Wed, Apr 23
winter
7:30pm50 - 69once
Bare Bones of Anatomy
To move comfortably and feel better equipped to talk with your healthcare professionals, you need the anatomical information you’ll learn right here. Knowing how the muscles and joints of your feet, knees, hips, shoulders, back, and neck interact will help you function pain-free to dance through your life. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Apr 24
winter
2pm once
Writing Our Lives
If you have ever thought about writing "someday," enjoy journaling but rarely go beyond the first few pages, or would like to explore the possibility of joining a community of writers -- please join us at the first meeting of "Writing Our Lives," a new Engage initiative. As a community of writers, we will "mine memories and moments" and craft them into short stories, poetry, or whatever your inner muse prefers. This first meeting will be devoted to exploring our present and a future that includes expanding the "Writing Our Lives" initiative into Senior centers and the like, as opportunities arise. For more information, please contact Engage volunteer Beth Gerson at bgerson@nj.rr.com, or Rabbi Brian Fink at bfink@jccmanhattan.org, 646.505.4408. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Thu, Apr 24
winter
3:30pm50 - 0once
Job + Other Life Transitions with Joy and Purpose: Contemplative Practices for Doing the Inner Work
If you’ve done all your homework, thought and dreamed, but aren’t seeing results, maybe it’s time to look inside. Practices and techniques include: meditation, treasure mapping, releasing and transforming negative subliminal tapes, and clarifying your vision and goals. Let your new future blossom in a supportive and confidential environment. If you are a Connect to Care client, please call Susie at 646.505.5726 to register. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Apr 24
winter
7:15pm once
JCC Drum Circle
Play in the 'soundbox' and join in the pure fun. Enjoy sharing rhythm with others, and discover the enchantment of percussion. For all ages. No experience necessary! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Apr 24
winter
8pm once
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, Apr 25 - Jun 27
spring
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Shabbat Shabbang Friday Night Dinners: 60+ Mimouna and Jewish Magic with Rabbi Manuel Gold
Mimouna is an end of Passover celebration unique to the Jews of Morocco, gaining popularity in Israel and the United States. Join us for a fascinating evening discussing the origin of this North African holiday and its links to ancient Jewish magic, believed by Muslim neighbors to be especially effective. Magic spoke to the human need, throughout history, for protection and comfort, from the dangers and problems of our lives. A Moroccan festival meal will be served. All are welcome, but this program is specifically geared towards those 60+. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > shabbat shabbang: friday night dinners at the jcc
Fri, Apr 25
spring
7pm once
Shabbat Shabbang Friday Night Dinners: Layali El Andalus, Music from Morocco, Andalusia, and the Middle East
This passionate North African band is led by the talented Rachid Halihal, an expert oud player, who along with the Middle Eastern percussionist, David Buchbut , Moroccan percussionist Brahim Fribgane , the flute player Daphna Mor and accordion player Uri Sharlin bring to life a diverse repertoire of music including songs from Andalusia, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen and the Middle East. A Moroccan festival meal will be served. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > shabbat shabbang: friday night dinners at the jcc
Fri, Apr 25
spring
7pm once
Shabbat Shabbang Friday Night Dinners: Young Professionals Moroccan Cocktail Tasting
Join our skilled Mixologist as he brings the taste of morocco to your martini glass. Delicious Mahia, a spirit known as the "water of life" serves as our exotic base for libations as varied as Night in Casablanca, a spin on an Old Fashioned where figs replace the burbon and The Berber Mojito, filled with lush mint. Dinner served. Generously sponsored by Nahmias et Fils Distillery. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > shabbat shabbang: friday night dinners at the jcc
Fri, Apr 25
spring
7pm once
Engage Men’s Group Flea Market -
In Support of JASA Club 76 Super Senior Center
Location: GreenFlea Market, 76th St & Columbus Ave - Periodic raffles: prizes by Trader Joe’s, Paper Source, and many restaurants in the Upper West Side. - Household Treasures, Extraordinary Art, Fabulous Merchandise JASA's (Jewish Association Serving the Aged) Club 76 is a non-profit organization. All generated income will be used in support of programs and meals for Club 76 senior citizen beneficiaries. For more information, and to help with our efforts, please contact Engage volunteer Fred Endelman at fendelman@nyc.rr.com. (more)LEARN MORE
social action > engage
Sun, Apr 27
winter
10am50 - 0once
Fun + Fabulous Filo
Learn to make filo triangles, beggar’s purses and flower baskets with a variety of sweet and savory fillings. Once you master the basics of filo, the possibilities are limitless. Filo triangles with greens and cheese, filo triangles with greens and miso, beggar’s purse with herbed mushrooms, flower baskets with apples, cinnamon, dried cherries, and kirsch, flower baskets with pears, cranberries and brandy. Desserts served with crème fraiche and toasted nuts. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Sun, Apr 27
winter
12pm18 - 0once
Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of the Tween Years
Who Is This Kid? A Guide for Parents of Tweens When kids enter their tween years, parents often say that they don’t recognize their child sometimes. Tweens don't look the same, sound the same, or act the same as they once did—so parenting requires some changes too. In this workshop, Dr. Kristin Perry and Dr. Iris Hellner, both psychologists, moms, and founders of InParentis, will help you understand the changes that are unfolding in your child’s mind, body, and social world. The doctors will present practical strategies for dealing with tween challenges, such as moodiness, limit-testing, rudeness, and demands for independence, and offer advice about how to best connect with your child during this transitional period. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > special events
Sun, Apr 27
winter
1pm once
Midor L'Dor: A Special Yom Hashoah Program for Young Professionals & Holocaust Survivors
The JCC in Manhattan 20s + 30s & The Blue Card invite you to Midor L'Dor: A unique Yom Hashoah program engaging young professionals & Holocaust survivors. Join us for an intimate dinner with Holocaust survivors who will be sharing their stories in a small format setting, passing on their stories from generation to generation and making sure we never forget. (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s
Sun, Apr 27
winter
4pm once
MBSR Alumni Refresher Evenings
Have you taken one of our classes in MBSR' Join us once a month to practice your skills and check in with the group about your successes and challenges. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Apr 27
winter
5:30pm18 - 0once
NY Premiere "SHOES,"
+ Q&A and Reception w/ Director & Producer from Russia
Join Generation R for a special screening at the JCC's annual series of top films about the experiences of Jews during the Shoah. SHOES is the first part of a trilogy from award-winning emerging director Costa Fam. The evocative film follows the journey of a pair of shoes that starts in a shop window and runs all the way to Auschwitz. Dir. Costa Fam (Russia, 2013, 18 mins) Followed by Q&A and wine reception with director Costa Fam and producer Tatiana Dovidovskaya. The NY Premiere of SHOES is made possible by COJECO, a UJA-Federation of NY beneficiary agency. Generation R programs at The JCC in Manhattan are generously supported, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group. (more)REGISTER
adults > generation r > programs & events for adults
Sun, Apr 27
spring
7:30pm once
Interpersonal Mindfulness (IM):
Cultivating Presence in Relationship
With Elaine Retholtz Our lives are webs of social relationships and communication. Often, we function in our relational lives as if we are asleep; being pulled by likes and dislikes, assumptions and judgments. Developing interpersonal mindfulness leads to being more fully present and caring with others and oneself. This class is based upon the practice of Insight Dialogue. For MBSR grads or those with prior meditation experience. Please note that the all-day class that is included will be held on June 1 from 9:30am - 5pm at the JCC. Please mark this in your calendar as it is required that you attend. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Apr 28 - Jun 30
spring
7pm weekly
Cooking from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem
Be transported to the streets and markets of Jerusalem as we create butternut squash and tahini spread, parsley and barley salad with feta, coriander seeds, and toasted cashews, baked eggplant with coriander, cumin, mint, bulgur, and yogurt, bread fritters with feta cheese, chives, tarragon, and cumin, cardamom rice pudding with pistachios and rose water. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > meatless mondays
Mon, Apr 28
winter
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)REGISTER
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Apr 28
winter
7pm once
Conscious Awareness: The Teachings of Yemima Avital
Smadar Taub Acquire learning tools that allow a shift in perspective and an expansion of thought. Learn to look inward and discover an ongoing process of personal growth. Yemima's teachings are popular in Israel and around the world. Class is taught in Hebrew. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality
Tue, Apr 29 - Jun 3
spring
9:30am18 - 0weekly
Information Session for Becoming a Facilitator with Selfhelp's Virtual Senior Center
The Virtual Senior Center of Selfhelp has implemented a cutting edge video-chat program for homebound seniors. Through this online program, up to fourteen homebound seniors can see, hear and interact with each other and the facilitator during a one hour program. Topics are wide-ranging and have included music and art appreciation, history, current events, gentle exercise, interactive games, various discussion groups, and more. Weekday, evening, or weekend classes on a flexible schedule are all options. Share your passion and interest with vital seniors via logging on from your home computer. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Tue, Apr 29
winter
10am50 - 0once
Mah Jongg Tournament
Spend the day competing in a fun-filled Mah Jongg competition. Prizes will be awarded. Light lunch will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Apr 29
winter
10am60 - 0once
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Massage is known to boost the immune system and reduce stress on the body, mind, and spirit. Receive supportive, holistic bodywork, employing massage techniques suitable for individuals undergoing treatment or for those who are post–treatment and/or surgery. We offer a caring environment to address symptom relief, pain management, and stress reduction. A prescription is required. Some medical insurance coverage is applicable for massage; please consult your insurance carrier to see if you qualify. Call 646.505.5716 to book an appointment. Cancellation fees apply if an appointment is not cancelled within 24 hours Free for individuals being treated for breast cancer in the Mount Sinai Health System $55 for JCC members living with cancer $65 for nonmembers living with cancer (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Tue, Apr 29 - Jul 1
spring
10am18 - 0weekly
Best of Indian Home Cooking
Create the exotic aromas and complex flavors of Indian cuisine with fresh coriander, ground cardamom, turmeric, cumin, and more, as you make cucumber raita, pilaf rice with whole spices, South Indian fish curry, spiced lentil tarka dal, stir-fried green beans with mustard seeds, cauliflower with ginger and green chilies, and for dessert, coconut milk rice pudding with raisins, sliced almonds, and pistachios. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Apr 29
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Tour the New High Line
Visit this elegant ribbon park 30-feet in the air that has dramatically transformed the West Side of Manhattan. Our tour will include views of Frank Gehry’s IAC building, the chic Standard Hotel, and the cobblestone streets with their landmark buildings. We’ll visit the popular Chelsea Market—the renovated Nabisco factory and birthplace of the Oreo cookie. Meet outside the Chelsea Market: 75 Ninth Avenue (15th to 16th Streets). Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Wed, Apr 30
winter
10am60 - 0once
All Hands In – Meaningful Mingling
Join this welcoming open group and mingle and connect to others in a meaningful way. Make our big JCC community a little smaller with this socializing group. Come spend quality time in a relaxing and fun environment with laughter and smiles all around and enrich your life through shared interests and experiences. Don’t miss this social opportunity! Led by Jodi Smith, Social Work Intern. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Apr 30
winter
2:30pm once
Memory and Aging
Dr. Jane Martin, assistant professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Director of the Neuropsychological Testing and Evaluation Center, and clinical neuropsychologist/researcher at Mount Sinai’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), will discuss memory functioning, age-related cognitive changes, and strategies to enhance memory fitness. Dr. Martin will also review current research about age-related changes and lifestyle issues associated with cognitive functioning, as well as review current clinical trials focused on normal aging, prevention, diagnosis, and potential treatments for cognitive decline. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Apr 30
winter
2:30pm once
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Becoming more ‘stress-hardy’ can lead to better life-long health. The MBSR program, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, integrates mindfulness meditation (moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness) with a profound level of inquiry into its relevance to daily life. MBSR can bring changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. This course includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, along with daily practice support materials. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. For more information call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by NY Insight Meditation Center. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Wed, Apr 30 - Jun 25
spring
7pm18 - 0weekly
Asian-inspired Hors d’oeuvres
Learn to create these unique small bites, each with big flavors inspired by different parts of Asia. Creamy curry dip in cucumber cups, salmon and herb spring roll with ginger soy glaze, smoky shiitake mushroom with smoked gouda and chives, radish garden on crusty rice with honey miso sauce, and sesame mochi donuts coated in cinnamon sugar. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Apr 30
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Fri (except holidays), 7:30-8:30 am (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Thu, May 1 - Jun 30
spring
7:30am daily
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Are you dealing with stress, chronic illness or pain' This 8-week course includes instruction in a variety of formal mindfulness practices, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, and support for integrating mindful awareness into daily life. Modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts over 30 years ago, MBSR can bring you lasting changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. Attendance is required at one of the orientation sessions. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. Elaine Retholtz has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1988. She completed the internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester Massachusetts. She is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. Elaine has been teaching the traditional 8 week MBSR program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan since 2005. She also teaches MBSR at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and to first year students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She teaches meditation courses at New York Insight Meditation Center, where she is an associate teacher and leads a NYIMC weekly sitting group in Queens.For more information, call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by New York Insight. Attendance is required at the orientation session, held Thursday, January 20, at 10am. Then classes begin on January 27th.The full day class, which is included in the course and is for both the morning and afternoon classes, will be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 9am to 5pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, May 1 - Jun 26
spring
9:30am18 - 0weekly
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Always new material. Declarer play: communication problems and how to solve them. Find the missing high cards. Logical bidding, defensive bidding and more! (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, May 1 - Jul 3
summer
10am60 - 0weekly
Milestone Birthday Celebration
Celebrating a special birthday or event? We want to throw a party for you! All are invited to join us in a celebration for our members who have reached a milestone. Registration requested so we can plan accordingly. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Thu, May 1
winter
2:30pm60 - 0once
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
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Thu (except holidays), 5:45-6:45 pm (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Thu, May 1 - Jun 30
spring
5:45pm daily
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, May 1
spring
6:15pm once
If a Relative has Alzheimer's: Support Groups for Family Caregivers
Adapting to the deterioration of a family member's ability to remember, reason and relate becomes more bearable when shared with others experiencing the same loss. You must call 646.823.6324 to join the group. Sponsored by the NYC chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > support > dealing with illness
Thu, May 1 - Jul 17
spring
6:30pm18 - 0custom
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7pm apppointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 1
spring
7pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7:30pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 1
spring
7:30pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like an 8pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 1
spring
8pm once
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
Take A Chance Series: FREE Fitness for everyBODY!
Sweat and tone your way to the top with heart pumping music, plyometrics, cardio bursts, intervals, mat work, weights and abs all in one shot! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > free for everybody > take a chance series
Sat, May 3 - May 31
summer
7:15pm18 - 0weekly
Bringing Israel Home: Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut
Help bring Yom Ha’atzmaut to homebound and isolated seniors who once lived in Israel and cannot get out easily to celebrate with the community. Volunteers will bring a package of Israeli goods to the DOROT seniors, talk about their own Israel experiences, and create meaningful experiences by sharing photos and memories. For more information contact Alexandra Newman-Kofinas at 917-441-5052 or anewman-kofinas@dorotusa.org Co-presented by DOROT, JCC 20s + 30s, and Birthright Next. Location: DOROT, 171 West 85th Street (more)REGISTER
jewish living > Yom Ha´atzmaut
Sun, May 4
winter
11am13 - 39once
20s & 30s Tel Aviv Beach Party
Get ready to party Tel Aviv-style on the roof of the JCC! Join 300+ young professionals for an afternoon beach party with DJ Mijal Ben-Dori (you might recognize her from Birthright). Enjoy Israeli music, beer and snacks, beachside games, and a great crowd. Food available for purchase. Co-presented by The JCC in Manhattan Location: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue (more)REGISTER
jewish living > Yom Ha´atzmaut
Sun, May 4
winter
2pm20 - 39once
Joint Movement for Seniors
Learn how to ease mobility in every joint. First, relax the big muscles of the body, the spinal muscles, through easy-to-do postures. Then, have fun following a simple series of movements to open the joints of your body, releasing tension and improving circulation. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 5
spring
9:45am once
Card + Game Room
Look forward to Mondays in the Card and Game Room. Play bridge, Scrabble, and canasta. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, May 5 - Jun 30
spring
1pm60 - 0weekly
PD MOVES: Rhythm + Movement Patterns
Find ways to manage your PD symptoms, improve coordination, and develop body awareness through dance, movement, and smart fun. 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
Mon, May 5 - Jul 14
spring
3:30pm weekly
Meditation and the Skeptic: How a Group of America’s Leading Mindfulness Teachers Convinced a Jaded TV Newsman to Meditate, and Become 10% Happier
An Evening with ABC news anchor Dan Harris, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein and Mark Epstein. It seems like everyone is talking about mindfulness and meditation nowadays, from the cover of Time magazine to a member of the US Congress to corporate leaders. But is meditation realistic for those of us with demanding jobs and ambitious goals? Is compassion incompatible with high-stakes, competitive professions? Can meditation really make you happier? Join Dan Harris, author of10% Happier, as he explores these questions and more with his friends, meditation teachers and fellow authors Mark Epstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Joseph Goldstein. Reception and book-signing with all the presenters to follow the program. Co-hosted by our friends at Mindful, a community building initiative and multimedia voice of the emerging mindfulness movement. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > meditation masters
Mon, May 5
spring
7pm once
Israeli Independence Day Feast
Come celebrate Israeli Independence Day bite by bite. You will be transported back to the Middle East as you prepare feta walnut date bourekas, fig and pomegranate tapenade with fresh goat cheese pita chips, toasted Israeli couscous salad with roasted beets, the new Israeli salad, eggplant with mayonnaise, hummus, and halvah parfait. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, May 5
spring
7pm18 - 0once
Bird Watching Tour in Central Park
Central Park is an important destination for a huge number of migrating birds and May is an ideal time to see the variety of birds that are heading north after the winter. Come along with an expert guide from the Audubon Society leading the way. Meet at the entrance to the park on Central Park West and 77 Street on the northeast corner. Pre-registration required. (Rain date: Tue, May 13) (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, May 6
spring
8am60 - 0once
Water Exercise for Parkinson’s
Increase flexibility and improve balance with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises in the JCC’s warm water training pool. Swim cap required. 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
Tue, May 6 - Jul 15
spring
9am weekly
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, May 6 - May 29
spring
10:30am50 - 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, May 6 - May 29
spring
12:30pm weekly
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. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, May 6 - Jun 24
spring
1pm60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Parkinson’s
Focus on shifting weight, balance, and coordination to help improve symptoms and raise body awareness. 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
Tue, May 6 - Jul 15
spring
2:45pm weekly
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! (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Tue, May 6 - Jun 24
spring
3pm80 - 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
20s + 30s JCC Ride
Introducing JCC Ride indoor cycling classes exclusively for 20s + 30s! Classes are held in our state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio. Space is limited. Register to reserve a bike or arrive early to purchase a class pass at the 4th floor fitness welcome desk. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > cardio
Tue, May 6 - May 27
spring
6:30pm20 - 39weekly
20s + 30s JCC Ride
Introducing JCC Ride indoor cycling classes exclusively for 20s + 30s! Classes are held in our state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio. Space is limited. Register to reserve a bike or arrive early to purchase a class pass at the 4th floor fitness welcome desk. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > cardio
Tue, May 6
spring
6:30pm20 - 39once
Healthy Bones at Any Age
Dr. Paula Rackoff, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Langone Medical Center, Division of Rheumatology Learn what bones are made of, what they are designed to do, and how to keep them strong and functional for a lifetime. Discuss common bone diseases such as osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteoarthritis, and what you can do to stave off these conditions. This lecture is also part of our The Doctor Is In series. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > taking care of you
Tue, May 6
spring
7pm once
Healthy Bones at Any Age
Take all three classes— Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment in Men and Women, Activity + Exercise, and Delicious Dishes for Healthy Bones and SAVE! (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > taking care of you
Tue, May 6 - May 27
spring
7pm custom
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
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
Wed, May 7 - Jun 25
spring
10:30am60 - 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
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Modern bidding conventions; basic play and defensive techniques. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, May 7 - Aug 27
summer
1:30pm60 - 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, May 7 - Jun 25
spring
2pm60 - 0custom
Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s
Improve posture and breathing. Learn to sit, stand, bend, and move more easily in everyday life. 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
Wed, May 7 - Jul 16
spring
2:15pm weekly
Easy and Elegant Brunch
Just in time for Mother's Day, learn these simple, healthy and scrumptious cooking techniques. Sip on rainbow sangria and create cornmeal pancakes with apple and sage, mini spinach and gruyere frittatas, tofu veggie scramble, salmon cakes with creamy dill sauce, grilled cheese with mango and basil, homemade antioxidant-packed granola, mini chocolate chip banana bread muffins, and oh-she-glows smoothie. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, May 7
spring
7pm once
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
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, May 8 - Jun 19
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Nia: Movement, Music + Magic for Parkinson’s
Raise your heart rate, laugh, move, dance, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability in our signature physical exercise program. 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
Thu, May 8 - Jul 17
spring
2:45pm weekly
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
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Learn to plan and play a hand just like an expert. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, May 8 - Aug 28
summer
7pm60 - 0weekly
You and Your Daughter-in-Law
Yes, we all know the pop culture images and clichés. But some simple, basic approaches and guidelines can get this relationship off to a harmonious start, or restore warmth and amicability to one that has already gone off track. With Amira Kohn Trattner, Psychotherapist. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, May 8
winter
7pm once
Jewish Chant: Unlocking the Secrets of the Soul
Eva Sax-Bolder and Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani-Knapp Join these extraordinary students of Shefa Gold each month for an uplifting evening of Jewish chant. Use your voice in call and response – an age old spiritual practice – to open your hearts through prayer and song. Take all 3 and save! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Thu, May 8
spring
7:30pm18 - 0once
Volunteer with CBE Feeds at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Help CBE Feeds prepare 100 warm kosher-style Shabbat meals that will be served to seniors affiliated with the Kings Bay Y who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Email or call Rabbi Brian Fink at bfink@jccmanhattan.org or 646.505.4408, for more information. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Fri, May 9
spring
8am once
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, May 9 - Jun 20
spring
11am weekly
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, May 9 - Jul 18
spring
12:15pm weekly
NYU/JCC Care Partner Support Group
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, May 9 - Jul 18
spring
12:15pm weekly
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, May 9 - Jul 18
spring
3pm weekly
MBSR Alumni Monthly Practice Group
Becoming more ‘stress-hardy’ can lead to better life-long health. The MBSR program, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, integrates mindfulness meditation (moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness) with a profound level of inquiry into its relevance to daily life. MBSR can bring changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. This course includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, along with daily practice support materials. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. For more information call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by NY Insight Meditation Center. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, May 11
spring
5:30pm18 - 0once
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, May 12 - Jun 30
spring
10:30am60 - 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 28
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
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 28
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
Mon, May 12 - Jul 30
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
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, May 12 - Jul 21
spring
2:15pm weekly
Spring Cleanse: Green Smoothies and Juicing for Health and Weight Loss
If you are looking for an easy and effective way to do something good for your body, consider green smoothies and juicing. Gain an understanding of the health benefits of juices and smoothies as you learn what to look for in juicing equipment and blenders and discover easy, convenient recipes using organic fruits and vegetables. This class is part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, May 12
spring
7pm once
Bridge Classes with Peter Steinberg,
Master Teacher
Modern bidding conventions; basic play and defensive techniques. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, May 13 - Jul 1
spring
10am60 - 0weekly
A Dreamwork Group for Women
Instructor: Smadar Taub, LMHC, MA Learn to remember dreams, understand their healing capacities, and uncover aspects of your emotional and spiritual life. Enhance your understanding by using art and other modalities. No artistic skill necessary, only a willingness to be playful and explore. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Tue, May 13 - Jun 3
spring
11:30am18 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 13 - Jun 17
spring
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes with Peter Steinberg,
Master Teacher
Always new material. Declarer play: communication problems and how to solve them. Find the missing high cards. Logical bidding, defensive bidding and more! (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, May 13 - Jul 1
spring
1pm60 - 0weekly
It's All Fun and Games: Activities for Brain Fitness
Join us for an interactive workshop to discover ways to improve memory via games, cognitive fitness, relaxation techniques, nutrition tips, and much more. Part of the Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Tue, May 13 - Jun 24
spring
3:30pm weekly
A "Celebration of Spring" Feast
Create a variety of seasonal dishes, including soup, salad, main course, dessert and several sides. Featuring artichokes with buttery lemon-garlic sauce, creamy asparagus soup, watercress and romaine salad with carrot ginger dressing, baked salmon with mustard & herbs, nori maki with tempeh and spring vegetables, fruit studded sesame cookies and cherry banana sorbet. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, May 13
spring
6:30pm once
20s + 30s JCC Ride
Introducing JCC Ride indoor cycling classes exclusively for 20s + 30s! Classes are held in our state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio. Space is limited. Register to reserve a bike or arrive early to purchase a class pass at the 4th floor fitness welcome desk. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > cardio
Tue, May 13
spring
6:30pm20 - 39once
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, May 14 - Jul 9
spring
11:15am weekly
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
Engage Learning Community
Join together with other members of the Engage community for learning and conversation that will deepen our connections to each other and supplement our volunteer activities. Wine and light refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Wed, May 14
spring
5:30pm once
Tapas Cocktail Party for 20s + 30s
Create a fun and festive night with easy recipes that are not only delicious but healthy too. First, mix and shake signature drinks including cucumber-lychee martinis and cilantro-lime margaritas. Then prepare parmesan toasts with arugula pea pesto, Asian pear, brie, and fig bites, lightened up spinach artichoke dip, summer corn cakes with tomato and avocado salsa, nectarine pizza with basil and balsamic reduction, maple-rosemary nut mix and Mexican hot chocolate shooters. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, May 14
spring
7pm20 - 39once
Healthy Bones at Any Age
This participatory lecture/demo will teach you how weight-bearing exercises, with or without equipment, can increase bone strength, stave off bone loss, and prevent falls. Please wear loose fitting clothing. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > taking care of you
Wed, May 14
spring
7pm once
Bridge Classes with Peter Steinberg,
Master Teacher
Learn to plan and play a hand just like an expert. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, May 14 - Jul 9
spring
7pm60 - 0weekly
Learn How to be Healthy, Happy, and Stress-Free with Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Instructor: Alexis Brink, LMT Discover a powerful way to feel revitalized and stress-free, right at your fingertips, through the Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Learn simple techniques to support optimal wellness using a gentle practice of healing touch, similar to acupressure and Reiki. Learn practical exercises for relaxation and symptom-relief, including daily protocols for health maintenance and individualized sequences for specific health concerns. Each class will focus on a particular area and you can take individual classes or all three at a discount. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 15
spring
7pm once
Learn How to be Healthy, Happy, and Stress-Free with Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Instructor: Alexis Brink, LMT Discover a powerful way to feel revitalized and stress-free, right at your fingertips, through the Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Learn simple techniques to support optimal wellness using a gentle practice of healing touch, similar to acupressure and Reiki. Learn practical exercises for relaxation and symptom-relief, including daily protocols for health maintenance and individualized sequences for specific health concerns. Each class will focus on a particular area and you can take individual classes or all three at a discount. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 15 - May 29
spring
7pm weekly
40s + 50s Dating Tips
Newly single and been out of the game for a while? Want to learn how to start dating online? Need to know what to wear on a first date? Don’t be shy, sign up for this informative session, and ask our dating expert, Gia Pace, anything you want. Come join us for an evening of fun and facts with fellow friends looking for romance. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Thu, May 15
spring
7pm40 - 59once
JCC Drum Circle
Play in the soundbox and join in the pure fun! Enjoy sharing rhythm with others, and discover the enchantment of percussion. For all ages. No experience necessary. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 15
spring
8pm once
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
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, May 18
spring
10am18 - 0once
Chess Club
With Renee Yarzig Learn strategies, develop techniques, exercise those mental muscles, and engage in informal chess play. All levels welcome. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Sun, May 18 - Jun 29
spring
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Immigration in the United States
With Susan Addelston Where did you (or your ancestors) come from? Why did people come to America? Why are there so many arguments about immigration? Review a brief history of immigration laws and how this affects the nation. Please bring a copy of the New York Times to class. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Mon, May 19
spring
3pm60 - 0once
Vegetarian Mexican
Everyone loves vibrant and flavorful Mexican dishes. In this class you'll create simple and authentic mouth-watering meatless dishes. Balance the subtleties of Mexican flavors as you prepare jicama orange salad with rosemary vinaigrette ; classic guacamole, black bean enchiladas, chile tomato sauce, pumpkin seed tomatillo sauce, pickled carrots with garlic and chile and coconut pineapple flan. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, May 19
spring
6:30pm18 - 0once
20s & 30s Volunteer Corps: Cooking for the BJ Shelter
Join us in cooking a delicious meal for the B'nai Jeshurun homeless shelter. *Program fees used to purchase cooking ingredients. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 20´s & 30´s > 20´s & 30´s volunteer corps
Mon, May 19
spring
6:30pm once
Want to Learn about Meditation? An Introduction to Meditation Practice
We’ve set aside time just for beginners so you’ll be extra comfortable. Join members of the Makom faculty and learn the basics of meditation, understand what it means to develop a practice, and still have time for questions. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, May 19
spring
7pm once
“With All My Heart:” Judaism as a Devotional Path
Rabbi Shefa Gold The Torah commands that you must love God "with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might." We are asked to receive God’s love in the form of Torah, community, history, and the wonders of Nature. Rising to the challenge of learning to love and be loved, is the most rigorous spiritual path there is. We will use text, voice, meditation, movement and sacred conversation to explore the landscape of Love. Co-sponsored by Romemu. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Mon, May 19
spring
7pm18 - 0once
From Bach to Sinatra
This lecture series will provide the listener with the necessary tools needed for a deeper and greater understanding of all forms of music. Starting with the basic elements, discover the symphony, the concerto, and various forms, and learn what to listen for in all styles of music. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, May 19 - Jun 23
spring
7pm60 - 0weekly
20s + 30s JCC Ride
Introducing JCC Ride indoor cycling classes exclusively for 20s + 30s! Classes are held in our state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio. Space is limited. Register to reserve a bike or arrive early to purchase a class pass at the 4th floor fitness welcome desk. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > cardio
Tue, May 20
spring
6:30pm20 - 39once
Famous Chefs' Favorite Salmon Recipes
Learn recipes that world-renowned chefs use. Eric Ripert's mustard-crusted salmon fillet; Thomas Keller's citrus-marinated salmon with a confit of navel oranges, caviar, and pea shoot coulis; Julia Child's salmon fillet en papillote with shallots and tomato; Jacques Pepin's instant gravlax; and Rick Bayless' grilled salmon and potatoes with mojo de ajo. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, May 21
spring
7pm once
New! Zumba Gold for Seniors
This easy-to-follow program lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented, dance-fitness class that feels fresh and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, May 22 - Jun 26
spring
12:30pm weekly
Beginners 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, May 22 - Jun 19
spring
1pm60 - 0weekly
Learn How to be Healthy, Happy, and Stress-Free with Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Instructor: Alexis Brink, LMT Discover a powerful way to feel revitalized and stress-free, right at your fingertips, through the Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Learn simple techniques to support optimal wellness using a gentle practice of healing touch, similar to acupressure and Reiki. Learn practical exercises for relaxation and symptom-relief, including daily protocols for health maintenance and individualized sequences for specific health concerns. Each class will focus on a particular area and you can take individual classes or all three at a discount. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 22
spring
7pm once
Readings from a New Wave of Russian American Writers
Join first-time novelists Vica Miller (Inga’s Zigzags) and Vicky Kuperman (The Russian Drop) as they read excerpts from their recently published debut novels. Heavy on romance, intrigue and humor, both novels feature a 28-year-old female protagonist whose hopes and dreams are all-too-often dashed by being a "foreigner in a strange land". Wine & cheese reception and book signing immediately following the reading. Generation R programs at The JCC in Manhattan are generously funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group. (more)REGISTER
adults > generation r > programs & events for adults
Thu, May 22
spring
7:30pm once
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
20s + 30s JCC Ride
Introducing JCC Ride indoor cycling classes exclusively for 20s + 30s! Classes are held in our state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio. Space is limited. Register to reserve a bike or arrive early to purchase a class pass at the 4th floor fitness welcome desk. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > cardio
Tue, May 27
spring
6:30pm20 - 39once
Healthy Bones at Any Age
Create delightful, easy-to-prepare recipes that support optimal nutrition for bone health, including homemade kale crisps, Mediterranean salmon salad with raisins and herbs, classic miso soup, green goddess smoothies, salmon frittata with fresh dill, and refreshing triple berry crumble. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > taking care of you
Tue, May 27
spring
7pm once
Organize Your Life
Would you love to be able to put your hands on all of your important documents and information at a moment’s notice? Find out how to organize your papers, streamline your systems, and let go of what you no longer need so you can have space for what you love. Free yourself from being overwhelmed, get control of your paperwork, and find peace by creating order. This class is part of the Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, May 28
spring
2:30pm60 - 0once
Seven Simple Gourmet Chicken Dishes
Learn an array of easy and dependable techniques from grilling, roasting, and poaching to cooking under a brick as you prepare grilled chicken with mint, orange, and chile chutney; chicken in pumpkin seed sauce; Vietnamese chicken salad; chicken cacciatore with wild mushrooms; chicken tortilla soup; chicken stir-fry with greens and peanuts; and chicken under a brick. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, May 28
spring
7pm once
Old Westbury Gardens and Planting Fields Arboretum
This 1906 sprawling former estate of the Phipps family is like a glorious English country estate and the beautiful house and gardens are historical. We will tour the grounds and garden designed by the Olmsted Brothers and landscape architects Lowell & Sargent, enjoy a picnic lunch, continue onto the Planting Fields Arboretum, a horticultural treasure, followed by a guided tour of the 65-room home. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the JCC lobby. Box lunches will be provided. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, May 29
spring
9am60 - 0once
Mindfulness and Work: An Evening with Sharon Salzberg
Join us for this special evening with meditation teacher, world-renowned author and friend of Makom, Sharon Salzberg. Sharon will focus her teachings during this evening from her new book, Real Happiness at Work, and help us learn to manage our stress, be more creative, feel more fulfilled, and experience the truth of success. We’ll also spend time in meditation together and there will be Q&A. Sharon will sign books after the event! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > meditation masters
Thu, May 29
spring
7pm18 - 0once
Learn How to be Healthy, Happy, and Stress-Free with Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Instructor: Alexis Brink, LMT Discover a powerful way to feel revitalized and stress-free, right at your fingertips, through the Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Learn simple techniques to support optimal wellness using a gentle practice of healing touch, similar to acupressure and Reiki. Learn practical exercises for relaxation and symptom-relief, including daily protocols for health maintenance and individualized sequences for specific health concerns. Each class will focus on a particular area and you can take individual classes or all three at a discount. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 29
spring
7pm once
Exotic Sephardic Shavuot
Some say this special dairy meal is eaten as a reminder of the promise regarding the land of Israel, a land flowing with "milk and honey." Learn how to create this sumptuous Greek Sephardic menu of aromatic rice with spinach, feta, and dill; herbed broad beans baked with tomatoes and olive oil; tzatziki, a thickened yogurt sauce with cucumbers and dill; tender fried spinach balls with dill and sharp cheese; savory flaky pastries stuffed with potato and feta cheese; layered phyllo pie with spinach, swiss chard, dill, and feta cheese; baked yogurt pudding-pie; and Greek phyllo pie filled with custard. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, May 29
spring
7pm18 - 0once
Getting Older Better: Author Appearance and Book Event
Join Engage to welcome the weekend with an author appearance and book event featuring Pamela Blair, author of Getting Older Better: The Best Advice Ever on Money, Health, Creativity, Sex, Work, Retirement, and More. The book will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the presentation. Getting Older Better is filled with positive and practical advice for Boomer women. Blair takes the reader on a journey of discovery, in which both she and the reader explore together the hopeful, interesting, and exciting aspects of aging alongside the more difficult ones. Pamela Blair, PhD, is a holistic psychotherapist, spiritual counselor, and personal coach with a private practice. She has written for numerous magazines, appeared on radio and television talk shows, and co-authored a bestselling book on grief entitled I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Fri, May 30
spring
4pm50 - 0once
Three Special Spring Workshops with Swami Saradananda
The Power of Breath: The Art of Breathing Well for Harmony, Happiness, and Health Your breath is your most intimate companion; acting as the essential interface between your body and mind. Improper breathing can create undue stress and make your feel lethargic. Join Swami Saradananda, author of the popular book, The Power of Breath, and learn new techniques and simple exercises so that you can experience the powerful, revitalizing and regenerating effects that breathing exercises can have on your body and mind. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Sun, Jun 1
spring
10am once
Three Special Spring Workshops with Swami Saradananda
Join us for one or all of these wonderful workshops. Take both workshops on June 1st and SAVE or take all 3 and SAVE! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Sun, Jun 1 - Jun 1
spring
10am custom
Three Special Spring Workshops with Swami Saradananda
Take all 3 workshops and SAVE! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Sun, Jun 1 - Jun 8
spring
10am custom
Three Special Spring Workshops with Swami Saradananda
Session 2 Journey through the Chakras: An Inner Pilgrimage for Health and Well-Being In this workshop, Swami Saradananda offers you pragmatic ways to integrate chakra work into your daily life, including simple, powerful techniques for developing inner poise and keeping your life in balance. This is a down-to-earth approach to inner peace: yoga exercises, breathing techniques, meditations, and visualizations to help you gain deeper understanding and awareness. Swami Saradananda is the author of a number of books, including The Essential Guide to Chakras and Chakra Meditation.
more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Sun, Jun 1
spring
2pm once
Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop
Even a solid plan for retirement income can unravel due to easily made mistakes. Choosing the right age to collect Social Security and the right time to enroll in Medicare can lose or net thousands of dollars for your retirement years so you don't leave money you are entitled to on the table. Planning for longevity, possible extended care, and knowing the value of seeking help in filing LTC claims, can make a huge financial and emotional difference for retirees and their loved ones. Join us for a workshop introducing Social Security, Medicare, and extended care as subjects for careful consideration and planning. Presented by a panel of experts in the field including Vivian Gallo, Christine McCabe and Camille Cosco. Refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Mon, Jun 2
spring
6pm once
Creative Vegetarian Cooking
Enjoy making hummus with za'atar; baked eggplant with cumin, coriander and fresh mint served with yogurt sauce; quinoa with almonds, dates and olives; parsley, barley and feta salad; cucumbers with dill and mint; and peach and raspberry tart. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jun 2
summer
7pm18 - 0once
Creative Vegetarian Cooking
Even the most committed carnivores won’t be able to resist these inventive dishes. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jun 2 - Aug 11
summer
7pm custom
Spiritual Empowerment: Happiness from the Inside Out
Sitting still, focusing on our breath and just listening are keys to knowing, training, and changing not only our minds, but our world. Eliminate fear, anxiety and anger and gain self-mastery and love. Join this teacher, author and Zen Life Coach and learn how to live in harmony with whatever life brings. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Jun 2 - Jun 30
spring
7:30pm weekly
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, Jun 3 - Jul 1
spring
11am weekly
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, Jun 3 - Jul 1
spring
12pm weekly
Healthy Cooking Techniques
Explore easy to follow recipes and valuable tips for stocking a healthy kitchen. You'll learn how to create wholesome, delicious dishes using nourishing oils, grains, flours, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Learn to make healthy choices and create meals that you, your family, and friends will love. Week 1: Easy chicken tagine with pine nut couscous; lettuce cups with tofu and beef; white gazpacho with grapes and almonds; pasta with escarole, white beans, and sausage; arugula, radicchio, and endive salad with avocado, orange, and pomegranate seeds; and fruit salad with mint maple syrup. Week 2: Salmon Florentine, soft Asian summer rolls with sweet and savory dipping sauce, baked salt-and-pepper potato chips with two-onion dip, cornmeal crusted ratatouille tart, fettuccine with creamy red pepper feta sauce, and carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Week 3: Oven-fried chicken; red snapper with ratatouille; lamb stew with orange; green apple, jicama, and radish salad; roasted beet salad with toasted pistachios; roasted corn and scallion salad; and pavlova with lemon curd and fresh berries. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > boot camps & tech
Tue, Jun 3 - Jun 17
spring
6:30pm weekly
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you are a practioner. Plan to be here ready to start at 6:15. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Jun 5
spring
6:15pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Jun 5
spring
7pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7:30pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Jun 5
spring
7:30pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like an 8pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Jun 5
spring
8pm once
Take A Chance Series: FREE Fitness for everyBODY!
Line dance your way through an hour of body movement that's a lot of fun, very stimulating, and cardiovascular, too! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > free for everybody > take a chance series
Sat, Jun 7 - Jun 28
summer
7:15pm18 - 0weekly
Three Special Spring Workshops with Swami Saradananda
Session 3 Mudras for Modern Life: Gestures to Energize your Life, Enhance your Yoga and Deepen your Meditation Your body is a subtle, yet powerful, antenna that is continually receiving and transmitting subtle energy, known as prana. Mudras are hand positions that seal prana into specific channels throughout the body. As such, they are powerful tools, many of which can be done at any time, to assist you in balancing your energy, enhancing your well-being and transforming your life in a wide range of ways. As useful tools in both yoga and meditation, they can also aid you in developing an increased sense of calm in life and finding inner peace. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Sun, Jun 8
spring
10am once
MANHATTAN PREMIERE: Castle in the Clouds; Shadow Puppet Theater by Luba Proger & Leonid Khanin
L2coLAB’s newest shadow puppet musical show for children tells the tale of the immigrant experience through original music and songs written for the production. Inspired by the PJ Library book, The Castle on Hester Street by Linda Heller, Castle in the Clouds celebrates the immigrant experience through the retelling of stories from our parents’ and grandparents’ generations. The state-of-the-art production is perfect for young audiences and adults alike, with an original musical score conceived of by some of the best professionals in the field. Performance is in Russian. (more)REGISTER
family life > russian-language programs
Sun, Jun 8
spring
11am once
Boomers Sunday Brunch
Join us once a month for a new series that focuses on the issues facing Baby Boomers today. Meet some new friends and learn something new. Topics may include health and wellness, city activities, and retirement planning, among others. Topic and speaker will be announced. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Sun, Jun 8
spring
11am45 - 65once
MANHATTAN PREMIERE: Castle in the Clouds; Shadow Puppet Theater by Luba Proger & Leonid Khanin
L2coLAB’s newest shadow puppet musical show for children tells the tale of the immigrant experience through original music and songs written for the production. Inspired by the PJ Library book, The Castle on Hester Street by Linda Heller, Castle in the Clouds celebrates the immigrant experience through the retelling of stories from our parents’ and grandparents’ generations. The state-of-the-art production is perfect for young audiences and adults alike, with an original musical score conceived of by some of the best professionals in the field. Performance is in Russian. (more)REGISTER
family life > russian-language programs
Sun, Jun 8
spring
2pm once
MBSR Alumni Monthly Practice Group
Are you dealing with stress, chronic illness or pain' This 8-week course includes instruction in a variety of formal mindfulness practices, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, and support for integrating mindful awareness into daily life. Modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts over 30 years ago, MBSR can bring you lasting changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. Attendance is required at one of the orientation sessions. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. Elaine Retholtz has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1988. She completed the internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester Massachusetts. She is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. Elaine has been teaching the traditional 8 week MBSR program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan since 2005. She also teaches MBSR at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and to first year students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She teaches meditation courses at New York Insight Meditation Center, where she is an associate teacher and leads a NYIMC weekly sitting group in Queens.For more information, call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by New York Insight. Attendance is required at the orientation session, held Thursday, January 20, at 10am. Then classes begin on January 27th.The full day class, which is included in the course and is for both the morning and afternoon classes, will be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 9am to 5pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Jun 8
spring
5:30pm18 - 0once
Cooking for Cleanse + Detox
Get your summer off to a strong start with nourishing meals that are both easy to make and filling. Recipes include za’atar flaxseed hummus, skinny kale caesar salad, pomegranate tabbouleh, Asian soba noodles with tofu, black bean burgers with nectarine salsa, chia seed pudding with mango, and more. This class is part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jun 9
spring
7pm once
20s + 30s JCC Ride
Introducing JCC Ride indoor cycling classes exclusively for 20s + 30s! Classes are held in our state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio. Space is limited. Register to reserve a bike or arrive early to purchase a class pass at the 4th floor fitness welcome desk. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > cardio
Tue, Jun 10 - Jul 1
spring
6:30pm20 - 39weekly
20s + 30s JCC Ride
Introducing JCC Ride indoor cycling classes exclusively for 20s + 30s! Classes are held in our state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio. Space is limited. Register to reserve a bike or arrive early to purchase a class pass at the 4th floor fitness welcome desk. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > cardio
Tue, Jun 10
spring
6:30pm20 - 39once
Engage Learning Community
Join together with other members of the Engage community for learning and conversation that will deepen our connections to each other and supplement our volunteer activities. Wine and light refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Wed, Jun 11
spring
5:30pm once
Tropical Summer Feast
These refreshing dishes will cool you off when getting together with family and friends on warm summer days. While sipping on sangria you'll learn how to create horseradish-crusted grouper with vanilla rum butter sauce, corn fritters with mango salsa, savory seafood chowder, refreshing jicama slaw, and sweet and tangy key lime pie. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Jun 11
spring
7pm18 - 0once
How to Create Your Own Personal Video Memoir
Take the first step in creating your video memoir. Join this class that will guide you in organizing and editing down a lifetime of pictures and memorabilia that you or Living Legacy Pictures can edit into a video memoir after the workshop. You will also write the script and learn to narrate the segments. Led by Ellen Fisher Turk, former radio reporter, documentary producer and photographer. To see examples of finished products click here: http://livinglegacypictures.com/what-we-do/ (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Jun 12
spring
2pm60 - 0once
"Partido della Pasta" Party for 20s + 30s
Learn how to throw a casual, elegant dinner party on a budget by creating your own pasta party. Serve homemade pesto linguine; roasted tomato and goat cheese cavatelli; pea, roasted pepper, zucchini, and olive penne pasta; farfalle with taleggio, mushrooms, and asparagus; fusilli with eggplant, pine nuts, tomatoes, and capers; and fresh fruit salad with mint and rum. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jun 12
spring
7pm20 - 39once
Uncovering the Brilliant Light of the Soul: The Jewish Ethical Practice of Mussar
Gary Shaffer Mussar is a traditional, Jewish approach to spiritual insight and practical self-Improvement. It aims to bridge the gap between intellect and emotions, and establish new bases for personal actions and interpersonal relations. This course includes an introduction to mussar and 4 interactive classes focusing on some of its transformational teachings. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Thu, Jun 12 - Jul 17
spring
7:15pm weekly
Jewish Chant: Unlocking the Secrets of the Soul
Eva Sax-Bolder and Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani-Knapp Join these extraordinary students of Shefa Gold each month for an uplifting evening of Jewish chant. Use your voice in call and response – an age old spiritual practice – to open your hearts through prayer and song. Take all 3 and save! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Thu, Jun 12
spring
7:30pm18 - 0once
Volunteer with CBE Feeds at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Help CBE Feeds prepare 100 warm kosher-style Shabbat meals that will be served to seniors affiliated with the Kings Bay Y who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Email or call Rabbi Brian Fink at bfink@jccmanhattan.org or 646.505.4408, for more information. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Fri, Jun 13
spring
8am once
Create Your Own Ceremony or Ritual
Sarah Diamant Explore the place of ritual in Jewish life and create your own ceremonies or rituals for holidays, life-cycle or milestone events, using art, music, poetry, movement. Through a life-coaching approach, participants will also learn ways to access, understand and celebrate the values, needs, and a vision of self that motivates the desire to create a particular ceremony or ritual. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality
Fri, Jun 13 - Jun 27
spring
11am18 - 0weekly
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
10am2 - 3weekly
Vegetarian Greek Cuisine
Indulge your inner Greek. These colorful, flavorful, traditional dishes from the eastern shores of the Mediterranean are sure to satisfy even your most carnivorous friends and family! You'll learn how to prepare savory potato and eggplant moussaka, sweet cinnamon scented tomato broth with feta and vegetables, filo pies with feta, spinach, currants, and leeks, tzatziki yogurt dip with warm pita chips, perfect rice pudding with pine nuts and warm fruit compote. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jun 16
spring
7pm18 - 0once
20s + 30s JCC Ride
Introducing JCC Ride indoor cycling classes exclusively for 20s + 30s! Classes are held in our state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio. Space is limited. Register to reserve a bike or arrive early to purchase a class pass at the 4th floor fitness welcome desk. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > cardio
Tue, Jun 17
spring
6:30pm20 - 39once
Trip to Caramoor
Considered the largest annual outdoor music festival in New York, concerts are set among the rolling hills of Katonah in northern Westchester. For over sixty years, since 1928 when Walter and Lucie Rosen purchased the estate to build a summer home and enjoy their passions of music and art, Caramoor has been an oasis of beauty and culture. There are lush gardens to walk through, beautiful lawns to picnic on, and a world-class collection of Eastern, Medieval, and Renaissance art and antiques in the Rosen House. The trip will include a concert and a tour of the museum. Box lunches included. Pre-registration required. Meet in the lobby of the JCC. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Wed, Jun 18
spring
10am60 - 0once
Full Circle: Escape from Baghdad and the Return
Saul Silas Fathi, Author and Lecturer This lecture will chronicle a prominent Iraqi Jewish family’s escape from persecution through the journey of one family member: A ten-year-old boy who witnesses public hangings and the 1941 Kristallnacht (Farhood) in Baghdad. After a harrowing escape from Iraq through Iran, this boy begins a life-long search for meaning and his place in the world through Israel, Brazil, and his service in the US Army and Korea. Join native Iraqi Saul Fathi, esteemed lecturer as he recounts his memoirs of his like in Iraq and beyond. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Jun 18
spring
3pm60 - 0once
Healthy Gourmet Summer Meals for 20s + 30s
Make these gourmet summer-inspired "fast foods" using delicious recipes, easy shortcuts, and awesome tips for eating healthy. Create honeydew basil margarita, edamame wasabi hummus, kale and bok choy slaw, peach and roasted vegetable couscous salad, fresh tomato gazpacho, Mexican quinoa with cilantro-lime vinaigrette, potato gnocchi with zucchini-thyme sauce, salmon skewers with cucumber yogurt sauce, and strawberry-rhubarb cobbler. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Jun 18
spring
7pm20 - 39once
Skin Cancer, Sun Protection and Beyond
Learn how to protect yourself from the harmful effects of sun exposure, help you understand the difference between UVA and UVB rays, and make sense of the various sunscreen agents on the market. The lecture will address melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers and provide information on self-skin exams and ways to help rejuvenate skin from previous sun damage. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Jun 18
spring
7pm60 - 0once
The Six-Hour Art Major
Gene is absolutely certain that anyone can understand art. Regardless of your background, occupation, or creative skill set, this informative, lively, and entertaining presentation can teach anyone how to experience art from an artist's viewpoint. Whether you’re looking for new ways to understand visual art or you want to wind down after work, you will experience a hands-on and fun learning atmosphere. Gene will cover the art history essentials and send you off with a new perspective on interpreting art and developing your own creativity. Painting by instructor, Gene Wisniewski. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Jun 19 - Jun 26
spring
6pm18 - 0weekly
Fresh, Fast, and Fabulous Summer Supper
Create traditional gazpacho, frisee salad with tomatoes, avocado, mango & toasted pine nuts, “Greek salad” couscous, simple oven roasted salmon, peach turnovers, summer fruit sangria. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jun 19
summer
7pm18 - 0once
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
JCC Drum Circle
Play in the soundbox and join in the pure fun! Enjoy sharing rhythm with others, and discover the enchantment of percussion. For all ages. No experience necessary. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Jun 19
spring
8pm once
Poetry and Mindfulness: A Special Workshop with Bernice Todres
For those who want more on mindfulness and more out of life…the poets lead us to deeper places within ourselves, places that lie dormant in our busy lives—our hearts, our souls, and our feelings. This is your opportunity to uncover your unique gifts that are waiting to unfold personally and professionally. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Jun 22
spring
10am once
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
Mon, Jun 23
spring
7pm18 - 0once
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
20s + 30s JCC Ride
Introducing JCC Ride indoor cycling classes exclusively for 20s + 30s! Classes are held in our state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio. Space is limited. Register to reserve a bike or arrive early to purchase a class pass at the 4th floor fitness welcome desk. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > cardio
Tue, Jun 24
spring
6:30pm20 - 39once
Exotic Moroccan Dishes
Learn how to use eastern spices such as ground ginger, fresh coriander, saffron, and turmeric to create these rich classic Moroccan dishes. Prepare sliced clementine salad with black olives and ground cumin; lucky seven vegetable couscous; phyllo pies stuffed with shredded chicken, eggs, and ground almonds (bastiyah); ground almond cigars with honeyed orange blossom syrup (cigares aux amandes); and sweet green tea with fresh mint leaves (shay b'naan'na). (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Jun 24
spring
7pm18 - 0once
Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters
One of the highest points in Manhattan it is often considered to be the city's most spectacular panoramic views. We'll tour its extensive walking paths, stone terraces, towering trees and distinctly designed Heather Gardens. Our guide will cover the history, the restoration and preservation that has revitalized this beloved public park. Then onto the Cloisters: The branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Our private tour will cover the buildings, its cloistered gardens and the seven magnificent "Unicorn Tapestries," that are among the most beautiful and complex art from the late middle ages. (Rain date: Wed, Jul 2) (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Wed, Jun 25
spring
9am60 - 0once
Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters
One of the highest points in Manhattan it is often considered to be the city's most spectacular panoramic views. We'll tour its extensive walking paths, stone terraces, towering trees and distinctly designed Heather Gardens. Our guide will cover the history, the restoration and preservation that has revitalized this beloved public park. Then onto the Cloisters: The branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Our private tour will cover the buildings, its cloistered gardens and the seven magnificent "Unicorn Tapestries," that are among the most beautiful and complex art from the late middle ages. (Rain date: Wed, Jul 2) (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Wed, Jun 25
spring
9:30am60 - 0once
How to Prevent and Relieve Osteoarthritis Naturally
Arthritis can be the result of poor diet. Come learn how a natural diet can lubricate joints, reduce inflammation, and improve flexibility. Discover which foods are notorious triggers for arthritis and which foods can soothe and relieve aching joints. Learn how eating habits may be contributing to your arthritis along with some natural remedies. Leave with a complete regimen for restoring your joints to pain-free resiliency. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Jun 25
spring
2:30pm once
A Rooftop Evening of Music for the Soul
Featuring Dan Nadel and Chazzan George Mordecai Join us up on the JCC roof for a wonderful summer evening of enchanting music from the Sephardic world, featuring repertoire from the Jewish liturgical traditions of that culture, as well as songs from the Ladino repertoire and material of Balkan, North African, and Iraqi origins. In case of rain the event will happen in the Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality
Wed, Jun 25
spring
7pm once
Chocolate Lovers Spectacular Desserts
Learn how to create luscious chocolate desserts and make any occasion extra special. From simple to elaborate, these treats are guaranteed to please the chocoholic in everyone. Enjoy preparing molten chocolate cakes, chocolate caramel tart, Mayan chocolate mousse, chocolate-chili chip bread pudding, and Serendipity-inspired frozen hot chocolate. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Jun 25
spring
7pm18 - 0once
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
When Hearing Becomes a Challenge:
Hearing Health, Disorders, and Treatment
Take advantage of this seminar to learn about the symptoms and manifestations of hearing loss and balance disorders and what can be done for treatment, covering topics including dizziness, tinnitus, hearing in noise, hearing aids, etc. You can re-build hearing difficulties and communication abilities. With Dr. Melissa E. Heche, New York State licensed and Board Certified Doctor of Audiology. Hearing Screenings will follow. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Jun 26
spring
2pm once
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Getting a night of restful sleep can be difficult for many of us, particularly in these challenging times. Bernice Todres has been helping people use the techniques of mindfulness meditation to address this challenging issue for many years. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Thu, Jun 26
spring
7pm once
The Ultimate Burger Class
Take burgers from ordinary to extraordinary with these incredibly zesty and tasty burger recipes. Create tuna burgers with wasabi aioli and shoestring zucchini, chicken fajita burgers with roasted corn and avocado salsa, gourmet hamburgers with sun-dried tomato tapenade, pan-Asian turkey burgers with pickled cucumbers, spicy black bean burgers with cilantro chutney, and iced lemon cookies. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jun 26
spring
7pm18 - 0once
Pride Party
Join us for the summer's best bash. This year, we’ll embrace Spain's sensual and festive delights for a night of tapas and sangria. As always, the city is our glittering backdrop as we tango our way through an unforgettable evening on the roof. (more)REGISTER
adults > lgbtq > special events
Thu, Jun 26
spring
7:30pm once
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
The JCC Annual Spa Day for Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancers - A Free Day of Pampering and Renew
A free day offering women in treatment for breast or ovarian cancer a chance to be inspired and experience renewal. Priority goes to first-time attendees. • Relax and rejuvenate with Reiki and massage. • Participate in mind/body exercise, including chair yoga, M.E.L.T., Moving for Life and Nia specifically designed for women with cancer. Please wear comfortable clothing. • Enjoy a light, healthy meal and the camaraderie of others. Dietary laws observed. Morning Session-(Check-in begins at 8:30am) Afternoon Session-(Check-in begins at 1:00pm) Co-sponsored by St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospitals, members of the Mount Sinai Healthy System, The JCC in Manhattan, The Institute for the Advancement of Complementary Therapies (IACT), SHARE, Sharsheret, Young Survival Coalition & Movin’On Aerobics. This program is made possible by generous support from Sandy and Ron Diamond in memory of Paul and Ethel Diamond. This program is also made possible by the friends and family of Shirley Kohn to honor her memory. Registration begins April 29, 2014. Call Jennifer Terrell and leave a message at 646.505.5734. Space is limited. Registration is required. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Sun, Jun 29
spring
8:45am once
The JCC Annual Spa Day for Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancers - A Free Day of Pampering and Renew
A free day offering women in treatment for breast or ovarian cancer a chance to be inspired and experience renewal. Priority goes to first-time attendees. • Relax and rejuvenate with Reiki and massage. • Participate in mind/body exercise, including chair yoga, M.E.L.T., Moving for Life and Nia specifically designed for women with cancer. Please wear comfortable clothing. • Enjoy a light, healthy meal and the camaraderie of others. Dietary laws observed. Morning Session-(Check-in begins at 8:30am) Afternoon Session-(Check-in begins at 1:00pm) Co-sponsored by St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospitals, members of the Mount Sinai Healthy System, The JCC in Manhattan, The Institute for the Advancement of Complementary Therapies (IACT), SHARE, Sharsheret, Young Survival Coalition & Movin’On Aerobics. This program is made possible by generous support from Sandy and Ron Diamond in memory of Paul and Ethel Diamond. This program is also made possible by the friends and family of Shirley Kohn to honor her memory. Registration begins April 29, 2014. Call Jennifer Terrell and leave a message at 646.505.5734. Space is limited. Registration is required. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Sun, Jun 29
spring
1:15pm once
Easy Dips, Spreads + Breads
These new and exciting recipes will spice up any party or occasion. Toasted spice dip with cumin, coriander seeds, ground hazelnuts and cashews, zippy feta cheese dip with garlic and mint, smokey broiled eggplant dip, green goddess dip with scallions and parsley, creamy chickpea spread, crispy pita chips with za'tar and mini cocktail toasts with parmesan cheese. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jun 30
spring
7pm18 - 0once
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
Beginners Culinary "Mini" Boot Camp
Tired of takeout? Do you want to eat healthier by eating in more and dining out less, but you can barely boil water? Then join executive chef John Scoff as he expertly guides you through basic cooking techniques alongside other beginners. You will discover the joy of cooking as you build your culinary skills in this fun, nurturing environment. Week 1: Basic Knife Skills Week 2: Beef & Poultry Cookery and Their Sauces Week 3: Fish Tech and Side Dishes (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > boot camps & tech
Tue, Jul 1 - Jul 15
summer
10am weekly
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
20s + 30s JCC Ride
Introducing JCC Ride indoor cycling classes exclusively for 20s + 30s! Classes are held in our state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio. Space is limited. Register to reserve a bike or arrive early to purchase a class pass at the 4th floor fitness welcome desk. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > cardio
Tue, Jul 1
spring
6:30pm20 - 39once
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
Take A Chance Series: FREE Fitness for everyBODY!
BeMoved is a professionally choreographed dance class that rejuvenates the mind, body & soul. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > free for everybody > take a chance series
Sat, Jul 5 - Jul 26
summer
7:15pm18 - 0weekly
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
Creative Vegetarian Cooking
Create mushroom risotto; swiss chard fritters; roasted sweet potato wedges and fresh figs; burrata with arugula pesto and sun gold tomato salad; watercress with dried figs and dates; yogurt chive salad; and lemon tart. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jul 7
summer
7pm18 - 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, 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
Seniors Summer Gala Event
Enjoy a wonderful evening with great entertainment. Bring your friends, meet new ones, and have great fun. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Tue, Jul 8
summer
6pm60 - 0once
Gourmet Summer Grill
Learn how to create appetizers, side dishes, entrées, and desserts right on the grill, including chili-rubbed skirt steak with fresh tomato salsa, grilled tuna over Sicilian caponata, portobello mushrooms with arugula, chicken under a brick, grilled sweet potato and scallion salad, bruschetta with chickpeas and olive tapenade, and grilled pineapple with bourbon and brown sugar. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Jul 8
summer
7pm18 - 0once
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
ROMASHKA JR Generation Annual Rooftop Family Concert
New York's favorite gypsy dance party band performs its second annual multi-generational ROMASHKA JR family show on the rooftop as part of the Generation R family series. In addition to its ever-potent fare of gypsy, klezmer, folk, and retro music from Russia, Romania, the Balkans and beyond, Romashka will dig into Russian musical games and PJ Library book stories for the youngest Romashka fans. At full blast, Romashka has a violin, viola, accordion, guitar, trumpet, clarinet/saxophone, tuba, and percussion. Pack your dancing shoes. This program is sponsored, in part, by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Genesis Philanthropy Group’s PJ Library Engagement Grant. Price is $20 per family for all (more)REGISTER
family life > russian-language programs
Wed, Jul 9
summer
5pm8 - 12once
Engage Learning Community
Join together with other members of the Engage community for learning and conversation that will deepen our connections to each other and supplement our volunteer activities. Wine and light refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Wed, Jul 9
summer
5:30pm50 - 0once
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
Fabulous Fruits of Summer
Learn refreshing ways to take advantage of summer's fruity bounty. Prepare delicious yellow watermelon gazpacho; grilled heirloom tomato pizza; succulent salmon and pineapple skewers; grilled Asian tofu mango salad with corn, zucchini, and eggplant; cornmeal-crusted tilapia with spicy arugula and fresh peach and corn relish; fabulous mixed summer fruit tarts; and mixed berry crepes with bittersweet chocolate sauce. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Jul 9
summer
7pm18 - 0once
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. Bernice Todres has been teaching mindfulness for over 25 years and is part of our daily meditation faculty at the JCC. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Thu, Jul 10 - Jul 31
summer
9am 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
Healthy Japanese Favorites
The traditional Japanese diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Elegant yet humble, simple and satisfying. Delve into the rich heritage of this cuisine as you learn how to create these authentic favorites perfect for a summer lunch, brunch or dinner party. Make miso glazed cod, ginger turkey pot stickers, assorted sushi rolls, tempura fried vegetables, soba noodle salad, marinated grilled salmon and udon noodle soup. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jul 10
summer
10am18 - 0once
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
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. Bernice Todres has been teaching mindfulness for over 25 years and is part of our daily meditation faculty at the JCC. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Thu, Jul 10 - Jul 31
summer
7pm weekly
Fresh, Fast, and Fabulous Summer Supper
Prepare salmon skewers with harissa, harissa-style fresh roasted red pepper spread, hummus reubens, snack-sized fish tacos, fried green plantains with avocado-mango salsa, basic crepes with macerated berries, and banana daiquiris. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jul 10
summer
7pm18 - 0once
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
Boomers Sunday Brunch
Join us once a month for a new series that focuses on the issues facing Baby Boomers today. Meet some new friends and learn something new. Topics may include health and wellness, city activities, and retirement planning, among others. Topic and speaker will be announced. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Sun, Jul 13
summer
11am45 - 65once
Experience the Art of Vogueing with the Legendary House of Old Navy: Kiki Nation Domination
The Legendary House of OLD NAVY is a group of LGBT youth using a talent and awareness based scene to speak a message of togetherness and self-worth. Join us for a day of dancing, competition, performance, and a rare opportunity to see this underground culture close-up. All are welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > lgbtq > special events
Sun, Jul 13
summer
3pm13 - 0once
Want to Learn about Meditation?
We’ve set aside time just for beginners so you’ll be extra comfortable. Join members of the Makom faculty and learn the basics of meditation, understand what it means to develop a practice, and still have time for questions. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Jul 14
summer
7pm once
Hot Summer, Cool Salads
These exotic and refreshing salads can be enjoyed any time of the day, all season long. Create chopped cucumber salad with lime vinaigrette; tangy bulgur wheat salad; salty-sweet Thai noodle salad; Mediterranean Greek salad; zesty Indian chickpea salad, refreshing watermelon salad with feta; sweet and spicy mixed fruit and vegetable salad with chili-tamarind dressing; and aromatic fruit medley. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jul 14
summer
7pm18 - 0once
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
Guilt-Free Flourless + Frozen Desserts
Find out how easy it is to make desserts that are light as well as flavorful. From granitas of fresh berries to creamy frozen pure banana "custard" and icy frozen grapes, this class focuses on no-sugar-added fruit indulgences. This class is part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Jul 16
summer
7pm18 - 0once
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, Jul 16
summer
7:30pm50 - 69once
Mexican Fiesta for 20s + 30s
Any night can become a fiesta with these zesty Mexican-inspired dishes. Avocado mango salsa, roasted tomatillo salsa verde, grilled pineapple salsa, pan seared fish tacos with homemade tortillas, cumin and chili slaw, grilled Mexican corn and Spanish red rice. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jul 17
summer
7pm20 - 39once
Slavic Soul Party
The acclaimed Brooklyn-based Balkan brass band brings their blend of gypsy, klezmer, funk, and New Orleans jazz to the JCC for the first time. Don’t miss it. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > performing arts > music
Thu, Jul 17
summer
8pm once
MBSR Alumni Monthly Practice Group
Becoming more ‘stress-hardy’ can lead to better life-long health. The MBSR program, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, integrates mindfulness meditation (moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness) with a profound level of inquiry into its relevance to daily life. MBSR can bring changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. This course includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, along with daily practice support materials. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. For more information call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by NY Insight Meditation Center. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Jul 20
summer
5:30pm18 - 0once
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 21 - Jul 25
summer
12am14 - 17daily
Cooking Without: Sugar, Salt, Gluten + Dairy
You know what you shouldn't eat—but it can be daunting turning what you can eat into a delicious meal. In this class, you'll prepare curry chicken salad with scallions and sweet peas, sweet chili glazed turkey meatballs on a bed of tender cabbage, grilled turkey sausage with grilled broccoli rabe, apple cake with walnuts, cranberries and a touch of chocolate, and more. This class is part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Jul 22
summer
7pm once
Food & Wine Pairing
Wine is the perfect accompaniment to food and knowing how to pair it correctly can bring your home cooking to a whole new level. You will prepare these six different dishes and pair each with wine; fennel, orange, and avocado salad; herb-crusted cod with cauliflower puree; spicy Thai coconut quinoa; mushroom Bolognese; agave barbeque chicken; and mojito and watermelon popsicles. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Jul 23
summer
6:30pm18 - 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. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Jul 24
summer
9am60 - 0once
The Amuse-Bouche: Sexy Summer Hors d'oeuvres
The amuse-bouche is a trendy hors d'oeuvre unlike any other. It is one small taste of an extraordinary food. Explore how to easily and economically create these bite-sized flavor sensations including Vino Francesca, tricolor endive cup salad, herbed breadstick twists, fromage fort, mushrooms with a panko crust, gnocchi Parisienne, and savory southwestern smoked salmon tartare. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jul 24
summer
7pm18 - 0once
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
Italiana Cucina Vegetariana
It doesn't have to be meat to be Italian. Learn to make a delicious variety of hearty, seasonal, vegetarian dishes adapted from the coast of Italy. Featuring summer produce, create escarole and white bean soup, fusilli with tempeh Bolognese, eggplant parmesan, antipasto salad, yellow squash with pesto and lemon tart. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jul 28
summer
6:30pm18 - 0once
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
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
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
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 4
summer
7pm18 - 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
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
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
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
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
MBSR Alumni Monthly Practice Group
Are you dealing with stress, chronic illness or pain' This 8-week course includes instruction in a variety of formal mindfulness practices, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, and support for integrating mindful awareness into daily life. Modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts over 30 years ago, MBSR can bring you lasting changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. Attendance is required at one of the orientation sessions. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. Elaine Retholtz has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1988. She completed the internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester Massachusetts. She is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. Elaine has been teaching the traditional 8 week MBSR program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan since 2005. She also teaches MBSR at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and to first year students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She teaches meditation courses at New York Insight Meditation Center, where she is an associate teacher and leads a NYIMC weekly sitting group in Queens.For more information, call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by New York Insight. Attendance is required at the orientation session, held Thursday, January 20, at 10am. Then classes begin on January 27th.The full day class, which is included in the course and is for both the morning and afternoon classes, will be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 9am to 5pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Aug 17
summer
5:30pm18 - 0once
NEW! Summer in the City: A Five-Day Non-Residential Intensive in Mindfulness
Enrich your summer by taking the time to immerse yourself in a course that is usually only available at distant retreat centers. 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
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
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