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 Tuesday 1/1, Monday 1/21, and Monday 2/18
Mondays, 10AM to noon (Jan 7 to Mar 18); Thursdays, 1PM to 3PM (Jan 10 to Mar 21) | $35
Mondays, 10AM to noon | Jan 7 to Mar 18 | $35 | Rena Rappaport
Mondays, 2:45PM to 4:45PM | Jan 7 to Mar 18 | $130 | David Hollingsworth | Materials included
MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
Tuesdays, 10AM to noon | Jan 8 to Mar 19| $90 | Donna Levinstone | Materials included *THIS CLASS IS FULL*
Tuesdays, 10AM to noon | Jan 8 to Mar 19 | $70 | Yvette Bendahan | Materials included
PAINTING IN ALL MEDIA
Wednesdays, 10AM to 1PM | Jan 9 to Mar 20 | $115 | Gene Wisniewski | Bring your own materials
Wednesdays, 2PM to 5PM | Jan 9 to Mar 20 | $115 | Gene Wisniewski | Bring your own materials *THIS SECTION IS FULL*
Thursdays, 1PM – 3PM | Jan 10 to March 21 | $80 | Al Bukszpan | Materials included
Fridays, 10AM to noon | Jan 11 to Mar 22 | $150 | Jamie Boyle
Fridays, 10AM to 12:30PM | Jan 11 to Mar 22 | $120 | Donna Levinstone | Materials included
Fridays, 1PM to 3PM | Jan 11 to Mar 22 | $70 | Jon Rettich | Materials included
Mondays, 3PM to 4PM | Jan 7 to Mar 18 | $65 | Roger Puckett
Tuesdays, 10:30AM to 11:30 | Jan 8 to Mar 19 | $50 | Margot Townsend
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM to 4:00 | Jan 8 to Mar 19 | $65 | Mike Lesser
NIA WISE MOVES
Thursdays, 11:00AM to noon | Jan 10 to Mar 21 | $50 | Ellen Zimmerli
Fridays, 10:50AM to 11:50 | Jan 11 to Mar 22 | $55 | Agnes Atwood
INSTRUCTIONAL VOICE AND ENSEMBLE SINGING
Tuesdays, 3PM to 5PM | Jan 8 to Mar 19 | $110 | William Lyons Lee
Tuesdays, 3PM to 4:30PM | Jan 9 to Mar 20 | $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 |
History: Mondays, 1:15PM to 2:15PM | $10 | DVD Lectures, Facilitated Conversations
Music: Tuesdays, 2:00PM to 3:00PM | $10 | DVD Lectures
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, 1PM to 2PM | FREE | Ruth Taller and Arlene Kossoff
EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF AGING
Thursdays, 2:15PM to 3:15PM | FREE | Howard Fischer
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