Himan Brown Senior Program

Join a vibrant community of adults who enjoy sharing intellectual, physical and spiritual pursuits while challenging and learning from each other.

92nd Street Y's daytime/weekday membership program for men and women over age 60 offers a wide variety of classes, activities and special events in a relaxing, congenial environment. Make new friends while pursuing long-held interests and discovering new ones.

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Himan Brown Senior Program membership now includes lectures on many topics plus classes & events such as:

Courses and Activities

Health and Wellness

Wide range of exercise classes; pilates, Tai Chi Chih, yoga; folk dancing and ballroom dancing; French and Yiddish conversation groups; lectures on varied health related topics; support groups facilitated by professional social work staff; registered nurse.


Literature classes including Shakespeare; book discussion groups; current affairs.

Higher Learning

Acting; bridge; music and art appreciation; fine arts including mixed media, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture and life drawing; choral group; writing groups including poetry and memoir writing.


iPad and advanced iPad classes; digital camera classes; classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.

Intergenerational Programs

An array of programs with many age groups ranging from nursery school to young adults. Discover your hidden talents, learn what you have always wanted to learn, share hobbies with friends and widen your social circle.

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Support Groups

Are you caring for a spouse or partner with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias?

Join our caregivers support group. Share the feelings you may not be able to share with family members or friends. Caring for a spouse or partner with Alzheimer's Disease presents unique challenges to the relationship and difficulties about when and how to introduce services.

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

Contact Lani Crescenzi at 718.614.0315 before coming to the group.

Chamber Music

The Chamber Music group of the Himan Brown Senior Program at 92Y is seeking string players and other chamber musicians. Get acquainted with the chamber music literature (piano trios, quartets, sonatas and other combinations) in an informal setting and work on music in depth. Ruth Albert Spencer coordinates the group.

For registration information, please contact the Himan Brown Senior Program office: 212.415.5633 / email.

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Himan Brown Senior Program members offer advice and words of wisdom.



New York's growing senior population needs a place to go, feel connected and stay vibrant. Thanks to our donors we are able to provide our programming for seniors at an affordable cost. For those who are unable to pay the nominal fee, 92Y can provide scholarship funds for them. Donors like you make it possible for all of the senior citizens who want to participate to be able to do so. Learn how you can support this vital program.


92Y Himan Brown Senior Program is endowed through a generous grant from Himan Brown Charitable Trust.

Major support for the Himan Brown Senior Program is provided by the estate of Kathryn W. Stein; the estate of Dorothy and Sol Smolen; The Margot and Adolph Friedlander Endowment; Gloria Ann Katz, EdD; The Derfner Foundation; the Sylvia and Marvin Rubin Family Foundation; the estate of Mildred Goldberg; Jacqueline and Mortimer Sackler; the Office of the Manhattan Borough President and The New York City Department for the Aging; and The Lewart Family Charitable Trust.