Time is ticking to purchase admission to Scarsdale Adult School's 85th Anniversary Afternoon of Learning!

Register in advance for quick entry and a reserved spot in your preferred breakout session.

Doors open at 12:30pm. Additional tickets will be sold on site.

The festivities begin with keynote speaker, Jonathan Eig, author of the bestseller biography King: A Life (2023), in conversation with Lori Rotskoff from 1:00pm to 2:15pm.

The celebration continues with three concurrent lectures from 2:30pm to 3:30pm from notable SAS instructors Nicholas Birns (American Protest Music in Literary and Cultural Contexts), Francis Morrone (New York Art Scene Circa 1938), and Tey Meadow (Transgender Kids Today).

The day concludes with a Champagne Reception and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from 3:30pm to 4:00pm. Raise a glass to toast the inaugural inductees, Alfred Hunt and Harriet Langsam Sobol, two fabulous teachers who have been engaging students and developing a devoted following for years at SAS. Jonathan Cobert, who provides the live entertainment in the popular Movement to Music classes, will be performing, and cake will be served!

Full program enrollees will receive a signed copy of King: A Life (2023) by keynote speaker Jonathan Eig (see bio below). Additional signed copies will be available for purchase at the event. Those who are unable to spend the entire afternoon may choose to register for the keynote (with or without book) or one of the three breakout sessions and reception.

Gently used coats and books for any age group will be accepted for donation to other local nonprofits.

Full Program: 1:00pm-4:00pm • Course 12262 • $85
Keynote plus book: 1:00pm-2:15pm • Course 12263 • $60
Keynote (no book): 1:00pm-2:15pm • Course 12264 • $45
Breakout Session and Reception: 2:30pm-4:00pm • Course 12265 • $45

Keynote: Jonathan Eig, King: A Life (2023)

JONATHAN EIG has been praised by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns as a “master storyteller." He was born in Brooklyn, began his writing career at age 16 working for his hometown newspaper, The Rockland County Journal News, and graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He worked as a reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Dallas Morning News, Chicago Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal and as a feature writer for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Chicago Magazine, and other publications. He has authored six books, including his most recent King: A Life. His previous book, Ali: A Life, won a 2018 PEN America Literary Award and was a finalist for the Mark Lynton History Prize. Eig's first book, Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig, reached No. 10 on the New York Times bestseller list and won the Casey Award. ​He has appeared on the Today Show, NPR's Fresh Air, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. But his greatest claim to fame, according to his parents, is that his name once appeared in a Jeopardy question (which was solved correctly for $200). ​He lives in Chicago with his wife and children and shares office space with the laundry machines.

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