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.
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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 4/26, 5/27, 6/10
Mondays, 10AM to noon (Apr 8 to June 17); Thursdays, 1PM to 3PM (Apr 11 to June 13) | $35
Mondays, 10AM to noon | Apr 8 to June 17| $35 | Rena Rappaport | Materials Included or Bring Your Own
MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE *THIS CLASS IS FULL*
Tuesdays, 10AM to noon | Apr 9 to June 11| $90 | Donna Levinstone | Materials included
Tuesdays, 10AM to noon | Apr 9 to June 11 | $65 | Yvette Bendahan | Materials included
PAINTING IN ALL MEDIA
Wednesdays, 10AM to 1PM | Apr 10 to June 12 | $115 | Gene Wisniewski | Bring your own materials
Wednesdays, 2PM to 5PM | Apr 10 to June 12 | $115 | Gene Wisniewski | Bring your own materials *FULL
Thursdays, 1PM – 3PM | Apr 11 to June 13 | $65| Al Bukszpan | Materials included
Fridays, 10AM to noon | Apr 12 to June 14| $150 | Jamie Boyle | Materials Included or Bring Your Own
Fridays, 10AM to 12:30PM | Apr 12 to June 14 | $120 | Donna Levinstone | Materials included
Fridays, 1PM to 3PM | Apr 12 to June 14 | $65 | Jon Rettich | Materials included
Mondays, 3PM to 4PM | Apr 8 to June 17 | $60 | Roger Puckett
Tuesdays, 10:30AM to 11:30 | Apr 9 to June 11 | $60 | Margot Townsend
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM to 4:00 | Apr 9 to June 11 | $65 | Mike Lesser
Wednesdays, 11:20 AM to 12:20 | Apr 10 to June 12 | $60 | Roger Puckett
NIA WISE MOVES
Thursdays, 11:00AM to noon | Apr 11 to June 13 | $50 | Ellen Zimmerli
Fridays, 10:50AM to 11:50 | Apr 12 to June 14 | $55 | Agnes Atwood
INSTRUCTIONAL VOICE AND ENSEMBLE SINGING
Tuesdays, 3PM to 5PM | Apr 9 to June 11 | $110 | William Lyons Lee
Wednesdays, 3PM to 4:30PM | Apr 10 to June 12 | $110 for 10 Weeks | Scott Klavan
ELLIE RESSLER MUSICAL THEATRE
Fridays, 1PM to 2:30 (Schedule may change) | $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.
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 and Betty Feldman
Mondays, 12:10PM to 1:10PM | FREE | Marcia Ostwind
History: Mondays, 1:15PM to 2:15PM | $10 | DVD Lectures, Facilitated Conversations
Music: Tuesdays, 2:00PM to 3:00PM | $10 | DVD Lectures
WHAT’S THE QUESTION?
Tuesdays, 11 AM to 12 | FREE | Tom Kranidas, Professor Emeritus Stony Brook University |
MEN’S LIFE GROUP
Tuesdays, 12:10PM to 1:10PM | FREE | Howard Fischer
Tuesdays, 12:35PM to 1:35 | FREE | Laird Whitehill
MEDITATION: A Universal Tradition
Wednesdays, 10AM-11:15PM | FREE | Richard Goldberg
SHORT READS, LONG CONVERSATIONS
Wednesdays, 1PM to 2PM | FREE | Ruth Taller and Arlene Kossoff
Thursdays, 11 AM to 12 | FREE | Jeffrey Zadoff |
EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF AGING
Thursdays, 2:15PM to 3:15PM | FREE | Howard Fischer
DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES *Once A Month
Thursdays, 12:30PM to 2:30PM | 4/11, 5/30, 7/8 | FREE | Howard Fischer
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