Founded in 1946, Council Lifetime Learning (CLL) is the first and longest established cultural center for older adults in New York City. Many of our programs are designed and facilitated by CLL members and volunteers. CLL is the place to be for active New Yorkers who value life-long learning and broadening their social networks. CLL attracts the best and brightest teachers, volunteers and members to and provides a wide range of arts, humanities, cultural, educational and recreational programming. Research has proven that arts and culture offer a natural, joyous means of learning, sharing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through all stages of life. An average of 200 older adults come through our doors each week, and over the last year, approximately 500 active seniors have participated in a broad range of programs. See pictures from our CLL Classes here.
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CLL programming is only open to members of NCJW NY.
Membership costs $72 per year. Become a member here.
For those in financial need, scholarships are available.
No classes will be held on Monday, 9/3, Monday 9/10, Tuesday 9/11, Tuesday 9/18 (early closing), Wednesday 9/19, Monday 9/24, Tuesday 9/25, Monday 10/1, Tuesday 10/2, Thursday 11/22, and Friday 11/23.
Mondays, 10AM to noon (Sept 17 to Dec 10); Thursdays, 1PM to 3PM (Sep. 6 to Dec 13) | $35
Mondays, 10AM to noon | Sept 17 to Dec 10 | $35 | Rena Rappaport
Mondays, 2:45PM to 4:45PM | Sept 17 to Dec 10 | $130 | David Hollingsworth | Materials included
MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
Tuesdays, 10AM to noon | Sept 4 to Dec 11 | $110 | Donna Levinstone | Materials included
Tuesdays, 10AM to noon | Sept 4 to Dec 11 | $80 | Yvette Bendahan | Materials included
PAINTING IN ALL MEDIA
Wednesdays,10AM to noon | Sept 5 to Dec 12 | $130 | Gene Wisniewski | Bring your own materials
Wednesdays, 1PM to 4PM | Sept 5 to Dec 12 | $130 | Gene Wisniewski | Bring your own materials
Thursdays, 10AM to noon | Sept 6 to Dec 13 | $80 | Al Bukszpan | Materials included
Fridays, 10AM to noon | Sept 7 to Dec 14 | $150 | Jamie Boyle *New Instructor
Fridays, 10AM to 12:30PM | Sept 7 to Dec 14 | $135 | Donna Levinstone | Materials included
Fridays, 1PM to 3PM | Sept 7 to Dec 14 | $80 | Jon Rettich | Materials included
Mondays, 3PM to 4PM | Sept 17 to Dec 10 | $60 | Richard Puckett
Tuesdays, 10:30AM to 11:30 | Sept 4 to Dec 11 | $50 | Margot Townsend
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM to 4:00 | Sept 4 to Dec 11 | $65 | Mike Lesser
NIA WISE MOVES
Thursdays, 11:15AM to noon | Sept 6 to Dec 13 | $60 | Ellen Zimmerli
Fridays, 10:50AM to 11:50 | Sept 7 to Dec 14 | $65 | Agnes Atwood
INSTRUCTIONAL VOICE AND ENSEMBLE SINGING
Tuesdays, 3PM to 5PM | Sept 4 to Dec 11 | $100 | William Lyons Lee
Tuesdays, 3PM to 5PM | Sept 26 to Dec 5 | $110 | Scott Klavan
ELLIE RESSLER MUSICAL THEATRE
Fridays, 1PM to 2:30 | $45 for 10 classes | Mark York
The majority of these classes are free to members. Most are offered year-round and do not adhere to our semester schedule. Please check our monthly update for any closings.
Mondays, 10AM to 11 | FREE | Demetrios Siatos
TECH SOUP 101: TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK
Mondays, 10AM to 12 | FREE | Engage Volunteers from the JCC
Mondays, 11AM to noon | FREE | Ruth Taller
Mondays, noon to 1PM | FREE | Marcia Ostwind
Mondays, 1:15PM to 2:15PM | $10 | DVD Lectures
Mondays, 2:00PM to 3:00PM | $10 | DVD Lectures
Tuesdays, 11AM to noon | FREE | Marcia Ostwind
MEN’S LIFE GROUP
Tuesdays, noon to 1PM | FREE | Howard Fischer
Tuesdays, 12:45PM to 1:45 | FREE | Laird Whitehill
Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 | FREE | Sarah Jimenez
Wednesdays, 11AM | FREE | Richard Goldberg
CLASSIC FILMS: MODERN MYTHS SHORT READS, LONG CONVERSATIONS EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF AGING Click here to sign up for classes.
Wednesdays, 11 AM to 12:15 PM | First and Third Wednesday of Most Months | Dr. Arnold Katz
Wednesdays, 1PM to 2PM | FREE | Ruth Taller and Arlene Kossoff
Thursdays, 2:15PM to 3:15PM | FREE | Marcia Ostwind
SHORT READS, LONG CONVERSATIONS
EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF AGING
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