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Yoga for Adults - Winter Session

Yoga is the union of breathing and mindful movement known to strengthen, energize, release stress and tension, and bring balance to your mind and body. All levels are welcome. Check with your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program. Zoom joining information will be communicated to the registered and it cannot be shared with others. Recording is strictly prohibited. Class will be Closed and Locked punctually at the start hour.

Hedda! A Musical Conversation

Hedda Hopper tells her story from her Quaker upbringing, to her run as an MGM bit player, to her meteoric rise as the hat-crazed Hollywood gossip columnist. Through a series of phone conversations, songs, and chats with the audience we are made privy to: her legendary feuds with Hollywood’s elite; right up to the Liz/Eddie/Debbie debacle…which leads to her 11th hour number expressing a moment of self doubt and regret. But ultimately the old Hedda returns and raises her voice in triumph.

No Dairy? No Problem: Non-Dairy Calcium Substitutes

Meeting daily requirement of calcium through food can be challenging for people who have low bone mass and are lactose intolerant. NYSOPEP presents an educational session on foods that are lactose/dairy free and contain adequate amounts of calcium. Explanation of portion sizes, reading a food label and information on variety of lactose free food options will give you a better chance of meeting your daily calcium requirement

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Zumba for Adults - Winter Session

Participants should be capable of moderate aerobic exercise. Check with your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program. Wear sneakers, have a water bottle and towel. Arrive promptly to hear instructions at the beginning.

Live Zoom - George Washington Slept Here: Barbados And How His Brief Stay In Barbados Had Major Implications A Quarter Of A Century Later For Fledgling America

A young George Washington’s visit to Barbados influenced the American Revolution. Instead of a pleasant winter trip to an idyllic tropical paradise, George becomes seriously ill and while recuperating educates himself on the island’s military defenses. Join us to learn how this “working vacation” played an important role in General Washington’s career. Meanwhile, the Declaration of Independence may have had roots in Barbados and the Treaty of Oistins. Did Thomas Jefferson lift a major chunk of that treaty as basis for the document?

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The Borscht Belt:
An Illustrated Lecture

Marty wants to bring back to life a remarkable time, place and people. It will never be duplicated unless you lived through it. What survives of the Borscht Belt is the memory. He details the history of The Borscht Belt. Some of the sites that Marty will discuss are the following: Old Route 17, Red Apple Rest, Bungalow Colonies. The following hotels will be mentioned: Grossingers, Concord and Kutcher’s. Marty will conduct a Simon Sez routine with the group. Just about all the comedians back then got their start in the Borscht Belt. He will talk about the following comedians: Red Buttons, George Burns, Rodney Dangerfield, Sid Caesar, Henny Youngman and Milton Berle. What caused the decline of The Borscht Belt will be discussed.

NY Skyscrapers: 1870 - 1931

Using original photographs and historic images, Kevin tells the stories of New York’s greatest skyscrapers, from the 1890 New York World building to the Woolworth, Chrysler, and Empire State buildings of the early 1930s. Kevin explains how and why these landmarks were built, and introduce the architects and businessmen whose visions shaped the world-famous skyline.

Artistry Through Music:
Pre-recorded Classical Music with Special Effects

Be transported back in time, when the living rooms of a lucky few were filled with the masterworks of great composers of classical music. Join concert pianist Dan Fogel, as he paints on the canvas of silence with the music of the masters, along with visual effects, paying tribute to Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Joplin, Satie, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Schumann, Debussy, and Katsaris.

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New York City During World War II: An illustrated lecture

New York is the most powerful city on Earth. It is also one of the most vulnerable cities in the world. During World War II New York City was a target for Hitler. More than 800,000 New Yorkers served in the Armed Forces during World War II. Following are some of the topics that Marty will discuss: German American Bund, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary troopships, The Manhattan Project, Stage Door Canteen, Rosie the Riveter, Camp Shanks, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Shinran Statue.