Scarsdale Adult School E-News
August 2023
Online Lectures Explore Famous Buildings and Grounds Near and Far
Our online architecture classes have exploded in popularity as they transport students to different sites and times. View the surroundings through carefully chosen photographs and learn about the each building's history and occupants from instructors who also serve as seasoned guides for our in person walking tours.
This term, Francis Morrone takes students through the architecture buff's bucket list of buildings across America, complete with directions and the occasional restaurant recommendation for those planning to visit. The brand new series begins in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol. Over the span of fifteen weeks, class will also venture to Chicago, Oak Park, Cincinnati, Lincoln, San Francisco, San Simeon, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Boston, Miami, Durham, and Manhattan. Must-See Buildings in the U.S. (Courses 12018 through 12032) meets Wednesdays at 1pm, starting September 13. Each class requires separate registration.

On Thursday, November 30, 2023, Ginny Poleman will tour the Chrysler Building, One of America’s Favorite Buildings (Course 12169). Explore the stories behind the construction and design of this New York City skyline beauty, from the spire that mysteriously appeared overnight to its top-ten ranking in America’s Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

Morrone's and Poleman's online lectures will be recorded and sent to registered students for viewing on demand within a week of the class. Even if you are unable to attend live, be sure to register now so you can receive the link to watch the video.
Classes Starting in the Next Three Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of August 27, 2023
No classes meet this week. Fall term begins after Labor Day.
Week of September 3, 2023
Art Appreciation
  • Dada and Surrealism: Dada’s Roots in the Avant-Garde (12054)

Walking Tours
  • Walking Tour: Ferry Along the East River (12223)
  • Walking Tour: Fashionable Upper East Side (12193)
  • Walking Tour: Manhattan's Gold Coast (12077)
Week of September 10, 2023
Special Events
  • Author Visit: Lisa See, Lady Tan's Circle of Women (2023) (12048)
  • Situational Awareness 101 (12213)

  • Must-See Buildings in the U.S.: US Capitol in Washington, D.C. (12018)

Art Appreciation
  • Dada and Surrealism: Dada in Zurich from 1915 to 1920 (12055)
  • Art as Lens to American Sociopolitical Upheaval of the 1930s (12128)

Arts & Crafts
  • Introduction to Watercolor (11996)
  • Watercolor Painting (Tuesday afternoons: 12035; Thursday mornings: 12034)
  • Introduction to Beadweaving (Tuesday mornings: 12093; Wednesday evenings: 12094)
  • Knitting for All Levels (Tuesday evenings: 12112; Wednesday mornings: 12113)
  • Advanced Beginner Knitting (12114)
  • Fall Embroidered Flowers (12132)
  • Embroidery, the Art of Slow Stitching (11995)

Career and Job Search
  • Job Searching at Age 50+ (12161)

Current Events and Politics
  • Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (in person Tuesday mornings: 11977); online Wednesday mornings:11984; online Thursday mornings: 11983)
  • Moral Dilemmas, Case Studies in Justice, Ethics, and Morality (11978)

Fitness and Dance
  • Fit Blast: Cardio, Strength, and Abs (12106)
  • Body Sculpting (in person Thursday mornings: 12104; online Thursday afternoons: 12219)
  • Sit and Be Fit: Chair-Based Body Sculpting (online Tuesday afternoons: 12102; online Thursday mornings: 12103; in person Thursday mornings: 12211)
  • Total Body Workout with Bands (12105)
  • Walk 15® (online: 12122; in person: 12121)
  • Movement to Music (in person Tuesday mornings: 11979); online Tuesday mornings: 11980; online Thursday mornings: 11981; in person Friday mornings: 11982)
  • Postural Therapy Movement (12123)
  • MELT Method® Hand and Foot Treatment (12216)
  • MELT Method® for Stability, Mobility, and Performance (12052)
  • Gentle Yoga (12053)

  • Beginner Bridge (in person Tuesday mornings: 12083; in person Tuesday evenings: 12084; online Wednesday mornings: 12141; online Wednesday evenings: 12142)
  • Advanced Beginner Bridge (12011)
  • Intermediate Bridge (12012)
  • Bridge Conventions: Stayman and Transfers (12096)
  • Honing Your Bridge Skills (12145)
  • Bridge: Double Bids (12152)
  • Bridge: Defensive Strategies (12153)
  • Bridge: Play of Hand (12154)
  • Bridge: Supervised Play (12013)
  • Beginner Canasta (Tuesday evenings: 11991; Thursday afternoons 11985)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play (11988)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (Monday afternoons: 12000; Wednesday mornings 11993)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (12002)
  • Beginner Chess (12089)

Health and Wellness
  • Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation (in person Monday mornings: 12185; online Monday mornings: 12187; in person Tuesday evenings: 12186; online Tuesday evenings: 12188)
  • Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Training, Level I (in person Tuesday mornings: 12191; online Tuesday mornings: 12192)
  • American Sign Language (ASL) (12148)
  • American Sign Language III (12149)
  • Beginner Spanish (12158)
  • Beginner Spanish II (in person Wednesday afternoons: 12230; online Tuesday evenings: 12221)
  • Intermediate Spanish (12155)
  • Advanced Spanish (12156)
  • Conversational Spanish (12229)
  • Intermediate to Advanced Conversational Spanish (12220)
  • Advanced Conversational Spanish (12157)
  • Advanced Beginner German (12174)
  • Intermediate German (12175)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Short Stories by Black Authors (12107)
  • Films of Wes Anderson (in person Tuesday afternoons: 12207 online Tuesday afternoons: 12208)
  • BookTalk with Harriet Sobol: The Postcard (2023) by Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator) (12039)

Walking Tours
  • Walking Tour: Africa Fashion and It's Pablo-matic: Picasso According to Hannah Gadsby at the Brooklyn Museum (12200)

  • Finding Your Voice through Memoir Writing (12176)
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Catalog of Fall Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Fall 2023 Catalog. New classes are added regularly.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning, whether from the comforts of home or through our expansive number of in-person options.
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