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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 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.
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, January 15th and Monday, February, 19th.
Mondays, 10AM to noon (Jan. 8 to Mar. 19); Thursdays, 1PM to 3PM (Jan. 11 to Mar. 22) | $35
Mondays, 10AM to noon | Jan. 8 to Mar. 19 | $35
Mondays, 2:45PM to 4:45PM | Jan. 8 to Mar. 19 | $165 | David Hollingsworth
MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
Tuesdays, 10AM to noon | Jan. 9 to Mar. 20 | $115 | Donna Levinstone
Tuesdays, 10AM to noon | Jan. 9 to Mar. 20 | $80 | Yvette Bendahan
PAINTING IN ALL MEDIA — FULL
Wednesdays, 1PM to 5PM | Jan. 10 to March 21 | $110 | Gene Wisniewski
Thursdays, 10AM to noon | Jan. 11 to Mar. 22 | $80 | Al Bukszpan
Fridays, 10AM to noon | Jan. 12 to Mar. 23 | $50
Fridays, 10AM to 12:30PM | Jan. 12 to Mar. 23 | $125 | Donna Levinstone
FIGURE DRAWING — FULL
Fridays, 1PM to 3PM | Jan. 12 to Mar. 23 | $80 | Jon Rettich
Mondays, 3PM to 4PM | Jan. 8 to Mar. 19 | $55 | Roger Puckett
Tuesdays, 10:30AM to 11:30 | Jan. 9 to Mar. 20 | $50 | Margot Townsend
NIA WISE MOVES
Thursdays, 11AM to noon | Jan. 11 to Mar. 22 | $50 | Ellen Zimmerli
Fridays, 10:50AM to 11:50AM | Jan. 20 to Mar. 17 | $50 | Agnes Atwood
INSTRUCTIONAL VOICE AND ENSEMBLE SINGING
Tuesdays, 3PM to 5PM | Jan. 9 to Mar. 20 | $110 | William Lyons Lee
Fridays, noon to 1PM | Jan. 12 to Mar. 23 | $100 | Betty Hudson
ELLIE RESSLER MUSICAL THEATRE
Fridays, 1PM to 2:30PM | $25 for 6 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 11AM | FREE | Demetrios Siatos
TECH SOUP 101: TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK
Mondays, 10AM to noon | FREE | Engage Volunteers from the JCC
Mondays, 11AM to noon | FREE | Ruth Taller and Betty Feldman
Mondays, noon to 1PM | FREE | Marcia Ostwind
CLL COLLEGE: VERDI
Mondays, 1:15PM to 2:15PM | $10 | DVD Lectures
Tuesdays, 11AM to noon | FREE
MEN’S LIFE GROUP
Tuesdays, noon to 1PM | FREE | Howard Fischer
Tuesdays, 12:45PM to 1:45PM | FREE | Laird Whitehall
CLL COLLEGE: MYTHS
Tuesdays, 2PM to 3PM | $10 | DVD Lectures
Wednesdays, 9:30AM to 10:30AM | FREE | Sarah Jimenez
INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE –FULL
Wednesdays, 10AM to 12:30PM | Jan. 10 to Mar. 21 | $110 | Steve McCann
Wednesdays, 11AM to 12:15PM | FREE | Richard Goldberg
SHORT READS, LONG CONVERSATIONS
Wednesdays, 1PM to 2PM | FREE | Ruth Taller and Arlene Kossof
EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF AGING
Thursdays, 2:15PM to 3:15PM | FREE | Bill Toner