Scarsdale Adult School E-News
May 2023
Current Events and Politics
In person and online Current Events and Politics classes in May, June, and July promise lively discussion on timely topics.

On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, David Cheney will cover The New World Order: Will the US Lead It? (Course 11897). Hear from the former Chief Editor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) what the future implications are from our current multi-polar system in which most countries pursue their national interests.

Alfred Hunt's next session of Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (Course 11778)
begins Thursday, June 15, 2023, and will run for ten weeks. Ed Ginsberg's next session of
Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (Course 11944) will be a hybrid format, alternating between in person and online meetings for six weeks, starting Tuesday, July 11, 2023. Both courses meet weekly for facilitated, open-minded conversation about a variety of challenging topics, including popular culture, politics, media issues, and other items in the news — at the local, national and international levels.
Just added to the catalog and now open for registration, Martin Flaherty's annual Supreme Court Roundup (Course 11956) will meet on Wednesday, July 12, 2023. This year's momentous decisions, the drama of a leaked draft opinion, and the controversy surrounding what financial disclosures and ethical guidelines should apply to those with lifetime appointments to the nation's highest court provide ample fodder debate. Specific topics will be determined once this term's final opinions are released over the course of the next few weeks. Class will be recorded and available for viewing up to one week, for those unable to attend the live presentation. Time will be reserved for audience Q&A.

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Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of May 14, 2023
  • Great Architects of the Western World: Nicholas Hawksmoor (11819)
Art Appreciation
  • Armchair Tour: Contemporary Galleries of New York City (11715)
  • Portraiture: Pop Goes the Portrait (11794)
  • Walking Tour: Murals of Spanish Harlem (11917)
  • Walking Tour: Storm King Art Center (11937)* NEWLY ADDED

Arts & Crafts
  • Paint the Spring Season (11859)

Career and Job Search
  • Job Searching at Age 50+ (11932)* NEWLY ADDED

  • Beginner Canasta (11823)

History and Culture
  • Walking Tour: Morgan Library and Museum (11945)* NEW SECTION ADDED ON NEW DATE

Literature, Film, and Television
  • BookTalk with Harriet Sobol: Evidence of Things Unseen (2004) by Marianne Wiggins (11853)
  • Two American Novelists of World War I: Willa Cather and John Dos Passos (11737)

  • Finding Your Voice through Memoir Writing (11874)
Week of May 21, 2023
Special Events
  • Insider's Guide to Upcoming Tennis Grand Slams: French Open (11919)* RECENTLY ADDED

  • Walking Tour: Magical Gardens of the East Village (11918)
  • Great Architects of the Western World: John Vanbrugh (11820)
  • Walking Tour: Central Park, an Outdoor Art Museum (11766)

Art Appreciation
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Kerry James Marshall (11799)
  • Walking Tour: Cecily Brown: Death and the Maid at the Met (11873)

Career and Job Search
  • Resumes that Get Results (11933)* NEWLY ADDED

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Book Chat with Anna Katsavos: Honor (2022) by Thrity Umrigar (11720)
  • Book Discussion: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (2022) by Gabrielle Zevin (11876)
  • Film Discussion: Three Movie Masterpieces (11898)

Photography and Videography
  • Editing Photos with Your iPhone (11909)

  • Mothers and Daughters, a Creative Writing Workshop (11878)
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Catalog of Spring Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Spring/Summer 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 expanding number of in-person options.
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