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Seniors

Seniors can exercise their mind, body and soul at programs that include everything from physical fitness to senior socials.

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Seniors Events

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Dec14

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh-cut pine, fir, and other evergreens.

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Kids
Dec14

A Victorian Holiday Party

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The halls of the Morris-Jumel Mansion will be decked for our annual Victorian Holiday Party featuring a costume contest! Join us for a themed tour, a holiday reading, caroling, and a holiday photo booth!

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Dec14

Con Edison Family Day: Paper Ornaments & Pomanders

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Make an old-fashioned style paper ornament and fragrant holiday pomander to add to your tree or the mansion's community tree!

Best For
Kids
Dec14

Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Lights

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday festival of traditions including the menorah and Christmas trees of Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Italy — all on display at the historic H.H. Biddle House.
Free!

Dec14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Concert with Bertha Hope

at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
One of jazz's living legends, pianist/composer Bertha Hope has toured globally with artists like Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, and Eddie Henderson.
Free!

Dec14

Winter Wellness: Syrups & Salves

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about immunity-boosting herbs and make an herbal-infused syrup and topical salve for winter blues.

Dec14

Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol': A Play with Music

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Suitable for the whole family, this performance combines Dickens' brilliant original text with both traditional and unexpected Christmas music.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Dec15

Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Lights

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday festival of traditions including the menorah and Christmas trees of Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Italy — all on display at the historic H.H. Biddle House.
Free!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Dec16

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark - Printmaking Workshop

at Chelsea Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:45 p.m.
Join artist Sonomi Kobayashi for a printmaking workshop. Participants will learn various printmaking without press techniques.
Free!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dec17

Adaptive Chair Aerobics

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us at Poe Park Visitor Center for a free adaptive, low-impact workout for adults to promote a healthy heart and lifestyle.
Free!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dec18

Adaptive Chair Aerobics

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us at Poe Park Visitor Center for a free adaptive, low-impact workout for adults to promote a healthy heart and lifestyle.
Free!

Dec18

Drawing with Ben

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Come and practice drawing in a fun nonjudgmental environment! This program is geared toward artists of all experience levels.

Dec18

Painting with Ben

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Painting will utilize a variety of styles including representational, abstract, landscape, and portrait.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Dec20

Adult 3 vs 3 Basketball League

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come join us for a FREE basketball league! This league is open to participants who are 50 years of age and older. Each team will participate in one scrimmage game and five regular…

Dec20

Snow Ball Dance

at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Have a holiday act you’d like to perform on stage? Come to our “Snow ball” and perform, dance, and sing along to some Christmas tunes.

Dec20

Drawing with Ben

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Come and practice drawing in a fun nonjudgmental environment! This program is geared toward artists of all experience levels.

Dec20

Painting with Ben

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Painting will utilize a variety of styles including representational, abstract, landscape, and portrait.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Dec21

Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Lights

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday festival of traditions including the menorah and Christmas trees of Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Italy — all on display at the historic H.H. Biddle House.
Free!

Dec21

Arts, Culture & Fun: Concert with Ray Mantilla

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A professional percussionist for more than 60 years, Ray Mantilla has been the first-call conguero for everyone from Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Charles Mingus to Ray Barretto, Herbie Mann, and Tito Puente.
Free!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Dec22

Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Lights

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday festival of traditions including the menorah and Christmas trees of Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Italy — all on display at the historic H.H. Biddle House.
Free!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Dec24

Adaptive Chair Aerobics

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us at Poe Park Visitor Center for a free adaptive, low-impact workout for adults to promote a healthy heart and lifestyle.
Free!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Dec25

Adaptive Chair Aerobics

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us at Poe Park Visitor Center for a free adaptive, low-impact workout for adults to promote a healthy heart and lifestyle.
Free!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Dec28

Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Lights

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday festival of traditions including the menorah and Christmas trees of Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Italy — all on display at the historic H.H. Biddle House.
Free!

Dec28

Pre-New Year’s Eve Dance

at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Countdown and celebrate at an early New Year’s Eve with us! We’ll eat, dance, and watch our center’s ball drop.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Dec29

Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Lights

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday festival of traditions including the menorah and Christmas trees of Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Italy — all on display at the historic H.H. Biddle House.
Free!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Jan 4

Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Lights

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday festival of traditions including the menorah and Christmas trees of Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Italy — all on display at the historic H.H. Biddle House.
Free!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Jan 5

Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Lights

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday festival of traditions including the menorah and Christmas trees of Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Italy — all on display at the historic H.H. Biddle House.
Free!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Jan 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark - Watercolor Series

at Recreation Center 54Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join artist Fran Del Re for a watercolor painting workshop. Participants will learn how to paint using watercolor techniques. Feel free to bring your own photo to work from.
Free!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Jan15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark - Fabric Collage Workshop

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join artist Jon Bunge in a fabric collage workshop. Make collages from a wide variety of fabrics. Explore abstract and representational styles, and learn about artists that use fabric as a medium.
Free!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Jan16

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark - Watercolor Series

at Recreation Center 54Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join artist Fran Del Re for a watercolor painting workshop. Participants will learn how to paint using watercolor techniques. Feel free to bring your own photo to work from.
Free!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Jan23

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark - Watercolor Series

at Recreation Center 54Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join artist Fran Del Re for a watercolor painting workshop. Participants will learn how to paint using watercolor techniques. Feel free to bring your own photo to work from.
Free!

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