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Himan Brown Senior Program

Spring 2019 Film Series, 92Y, “Beyond Therapy”

Mark Ethan Toporek

Fridays, May 3—Jun 14
10 am–1 pm

This 8-week series explores films about psychological tensions, within therapeutic settings as well as domestic dynamics. Mark Ethan Toporek introduces each screening and leads discussion afterwards.

Modes of Repression:

May 10: Another Woman (1988), directed by Woody Allen, 84 minutes, starring Gena Rowlands and Mia Farrow.

Means of Expression:

May 17: The King’s Speech (2010), directed by Tom Hooper, 118 minutes, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.

May 24: Good Will Hunting (1997), directed by Gus Van Sant, 126 minutes, starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams and Minnie Driver.

Institutional Therapy:

May 31: Pressure Point (1962), directed by Hubert Cornfield, starring Sidney Poitier and Bobby Darin.

June 7: Children of a Lesser God (1986), directed by Randa Haines, 110 minutes, starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin.

Absent Fathers/Clinging Mothers:

June 14: Nobody’s Fool (1994), directed by Robert Benton, 110 minutes, starring Paul Newman and Jessica Tandy.

June 21: Postcards fromtThe Edge (1990), directed by Mike Nichols, 101 minute, starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.

What is Your Ethical Will? Share Your Values with Future Generations

Co-Lead by Chaplain Lois Perelman-Gross and Elizabeth Flamm, LCSW

How to pass on your legacy to younger generations or to friends and family?
Ethical wills, sometimes called spiritual or legacy letters, are resources people have used for centuries to articulate and pass on deeply held values and beliefs.

Why write an ethical will?
To reflect on how we have lived and how we wish to live; to give and to ask for love; to pass on what we don’t want forgotten; to forgive and to be forgiven; to remember and to be remembered; to leave behind something personal and distinctive for friends and family.

Please register with Elizabeth Flamm, LCSW at the Himan Brown Senior Program if you would like to participate in the ethical will workshop series.

Wed, May 15, 22 & 29
11 am-12:30 pm

Mapping Hiding Places

Facilitator Dr. Dienke Hondius

Dr. Dienke Hondius, assistant professor of contemporary history at VU University Amsterdam and advisor and staff member at the Anne Frank House, will present her research in mapping places in Europe where Jews hid during the Holocaust as well as documenting their testimonies. Members of the Jewish community who survived in hiding will be encouraged to meet with Professor Hondius to share their stories.

Tue, May 14
1-2:30 pm

Please register here if you would like to attend.

If you have any questions contact HBSP at 212.415.5633.

Social Sunday

Wave Hill

Sun, May 19

$35 (includes cost of admission and Project CART)

10 am: Pick-ups with Project CART begin
11:30 am—12:30 pm: Garden Tour
12:30—1:15 pm: Gallery Tour
2—3 pm: Lunch at Madison’s Restaurant (separate pay)
3 pm: Departure with Project CART

Book Discussion with Erica Shein

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Thu, May 30
11:45 am–12:45 pm

Kathryn W. Stein Memorial Concert featuring Gavin Creel

Tony and Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!) pays homage to the American musical songbook and recreates memorable songs from his distinguished Broadway career that includes Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage Aux Folles, Hair, The Book of Mormon, She Loves Me, and his most recent appearance in Hello, Dolly! with Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters.

$15 tickets for Himan Brown Members available at the 92Y box office.

Mon, Jun 17
2 pm
Kaufmann Concert Hall

NYU Post Nutrition Project and Wellness Screening

Want to Know More About Your Health and Wellness?

Participate in a comprehensive wellness screening through NYU School of Nutrition what will examine six areas of your health and wellness—nutrition, physical activity, swallowing, body composition, muscle strength and physical function. You will be provided with a summary of results to share with your physician.

If you participated last June, we highly recommend you participate again this year to compare your results!

Tue, Jun 18, 10 am-3 pm
Wed, Jun 19, 10 am-3 pm
Located at 92Y Warburg Lounge

Please register in the HBSP office or call 212.415.5633 to schedule your nutrition and wellness evaluation. Screenings will take approximately one hour.

Contact Us

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