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. You can become a member or renew your membership on the class registration online form. Base membership for seniors costs $72 per year at. Higher levels of membership include different perks, the details of which can be found in the Membership section of the class registration form.
For those in financial need, scholarships are available.
Council House will be CLOSED and no classes will be held on:
Independence Day – Thursday, July 4
NCJW NY’s Back 2 School Store – All day on Thursday, August 1st; Friday, August 2nd; Monday, August 5th and on Tuesday, August 6th until 11 AM ONLY
Mondays, 10AM to noon (July 1 to Aug 12); Thursdays, 1PM to 3PM (July 11 to Aug 15) | $35
Mondays, 10AM to noon | July 1 to Aug 12| $35 | Rena Rappaport | Materials Included or Bring Your Own
MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
Tuesdays, 10AM to noon | July 2 to Aug 13| $60 | Donna Levinstone | Materials included
Tuesdays, 10AM to noon | July 2 to Aug 13 | $45| Yvette Bendahan | Materials included
PAINTING IN ALL MEDIA
Wednesdays, 10AM to 1PM | July 3 to Aug 14 | $90| Gene Wisniewski | Bring your own materials
Wednesdays, 2PM to 5PM | July 3 to Aug 142 | $90 | Gene Wisniewski | Bring your own materials *THIS SECTION IS FULL*
Fridays, 10AM to noon | July 5 to Aug 16| $120| Jamie Boyle | Materials Included or Bring Your Own
Fridays, 10AM to 12:30PM | July 5 to Aug 16 | $80 | Donna Levinstone | Materials included
Mondays, 3PM to 4PM | July 1 to Aug 12 | $40 | Roger Puckett
Tuesdays, 10:30AM to 11:30 | July 2 to Aug 13 | $40 | Margot Townsend
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM to 4:00 | July 9 to July 30 | $50 (Four Sessions) | Mike Lesser
Wednesdays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM | July 3 to Aug 14| $40 | Roger Puckett
NIA WISE MOVES
Thursdays, 11:00AM to noon | July 11 to Aug 15 | $40 | Ellen Zimmerli
INSTRUCTIONAL VOICE AND ENSEMBLE SINGING
Tuesdays, 3PM to 5PM | July 2 to Aug 13 | $70 | William Lyons Lee
Wednesdays, 3PM to 4:30PM | $90 | 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.
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 yearly | DVD Lectures, Facilitated Conversations
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, 11AM-12:15PM | FREE | Richard Goldberg
SHORT READS, LONG CONVERSATIONS
Wednesdays in July, 1PM to 2PM (on hiatus in August) | FREE | Ruth Taller and Arlene Kossoff
EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF AGING
Thursdays, 2:15PM to 3:15PM | FREE | Howard Fischer
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