Black Literature Matters: Short Stories and Poems by Major African American Writers with Professor Richard Larschan
Mondays, 2-3 pm ET, through December 7
From Phyllis Wheatley to Ta-Nehisi Coates, African American writers have been providing insights into where their experiences diverge from or resemble those of most Americans. We will analyze poems and prose fiction to enhanced understanding of our shared humanity. Syllabus and links to readings are provided.
American History: America’s Presidential Contests with Doug Brin
Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm ET, ongoing
As we head into another presidential election, historian and journalist Doug Brin analyzes presidential contests from 1789 to the present day, covering the issues, personalities and diversions that have molded a nation.
Shakespeare with Actor Leo Schaff
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm ET, ongoing
Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare’s words, acting out portions of the play and offering illuminating insights into the Bard’s language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor.
20th/21st Century Art with Professor Seth Gopin
Thursdays, 2-3 pm ET, through January 14
Dr. Seth Gopin’s history of art class continues exploring art and architecture from the middle of the twentieth century to the present. It considers Abstract Expressionism (Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline), Pop (Andy Warhol and George Segal), Photorealism (Richard Estes and Duane Hanson), Environmental Art (Robert Smithson and Christo), and Minimalism (Richard Serra and Dan Flavin). The art will be both challenging and fun.
Italian Cinema with Sara Lukinson
Fridays, 11 am-12 pm ET, through December 18
This class is about the films, but also about the times, about creating art out of the post war despair of WWII, and artists giving a soul back to the country. And in the process, creating a new kind of film. The class will start with Neorealists, and go up to Cinema Paradiso, and a recent film. Participants will be provided with links to rent the films to watch before class, for about $3/film.
Musings on Music: Explorations in Jazz, Jewish Music and Biography with Rob Silverman
Fridays, 2-3 pm ET, through January 29
Jazz Musician, Rob Silverman, returns for a new series on Friday, November 6. This Jazz series is a music autobiography that focuses on Rob’s story as a musician, the people he worked with and those that inspired him.
Mondays, 12:30-1:30 pm ET, ongoing
Physicians, nutritionists, fitness trainers and a healthy cooking chef present information on a wide variety of important health issues.
SAC Meeting: Food Insecurity during COVID with The Food Bank of New York
Monday, 12:30-1:30 pm ET, November 23
Jewish Thought & Culture with Rabbi Laurie Braun
Monday, 12:30-1:30 pm ET, November 30, December 14
This class explores themes from biblical times to the present as well as holidays and their meanings.
Law enforcement officers join us quarterly to update members on the latest and most prevalent scams as well as provide information on safe banking, mail and cyber security. Officers are also available to answer questions from participants.