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November 2023

Holiday Arts & Crafts

Winter holidays are fast approaching. Now is the best time of year to indulge in creativity while also checking things off your gifting to-do list. Many gift-themed arts & crafts classes are starting in the coming weeks.

Experienced painters may enjoy Botanical Watercolor Simplified (Course 12212), a new course introduced by new instructor Bonnie Cotnoir. Learn color blending, washes, and dry brush techniques as you capture colorful flowers on your canvas. Class meets Monday mornings starting November 6, 2023.

Crazy for Collage (Course 11998) with Katie Goldberg begins on Monday, November 13, 2023. Explore different techniques in this user-friendly accessible art medium. No experience is necessary and fun is a key component of the experience.

After Thanksgiving, get into the spirit of the season with a newly added one-session class on Gift Wrapping Basics and Beyond (Course 12311) on Monday, November 27, 2023. An idea that sprung from Advisory Committee member Dana Matsushita, this newly added class will help beginners make their gifts look professionally wrapped.

Prepare for winter in Melissa Shinsato's next class, Knit Hat and Fingerless Mitts Workshop (Course 12135) starting Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Course is appropriate for knitters that are confident with beginner skills and ready for the challenge of using circular needles to make a hat and fingerless mittens, suitable for gifting. All supplies are included in the cost of tuition.

The next session of Introduction to Beadweaving (Course 12267) with Carmelina Calabrese also begins Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Create jewelry using a needle and thread and learn some of the basic stitches in this resurgent art form.

A must for avid readers, a newly added one-session Bookmark Making Workshop (Course 12312) with Dana Matsushita provides the perfect setting to discuss favorite books while creating beautiful bookmarks to use or gift. Spread the word among all your book club friends. All supplies will be provided. Class meets Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Students in Robin Ingram's next installment of A Tisket, a Tasket, Learn to Make a Basket (Course 12038) will create a holiday gift basket. This bowl-shaped basket can be useful for holiday events or as a gift to a host. Start to finish all in one day on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, class will take a break for a BYO lunch.

The final arts & crafts offering this year, Holiday Card Crafting, will help you with your seasons greetings. Create unique, hand-crafted holiday cards and tags with Katie Goldberg on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 (Course 12010), and/or Wednesday, December 13, 2023 (Course 12014).

Registration is open for all these classes. Secure your spot by enrolling today!

Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.

Week of November 5, 2023

Special Event

  • Pianist Cristiana Pegoraro in Concert (12256)
Cristiana Pegoraro performing Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor


  • Must-See Buildings in the U.S.: Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois (12026)

Art Appreciation

  • Great Photographers of the Twentieth Century (12087)

Arts & Crafts

  • Botanical Watercolor Simplified (12212)

Fitness and Dance

  • Postural Therapy Movement (12261)* RECENTLY ADDED


  • Mah Jongg Skill-Building Strategies (11997)
  • Bridge Conventions: Defense Agreements and Offense Strategy (12100)
  • Honing Your Bridge Skills (12146)
  • Advanced Beginner Bridge (Wednesday mornings: 12144; Wednesday evenings: 12143)

Health and Wellness

  • Mindful Parenting (in-person: 12189; online: 12190)

History and Culture

Performing Arts

Walking Tours

  • Walking Tour: Late Fall Bird Walk by the Bronx River (12173)
  • Walking Tour: Gilded Age Mansions of Museum Mile, Fifth Avenue from the Frick to Cooper Hewitt (12168)


  • Personal Essay Writing: A Way to Make Meaning of Your Life (12182)
  • Five Weeks, Five Themes: A Gathering for Generative Writing (12234)

Week of November 12, 2023

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Special Event

  • Author Visit: JJ Elliott, There Are No Rules for This (2023) (12244)


  • Must-See Buildings in the U.S.: Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (12027)

Art Appreciation

  • Dada and Surrealism: The Surrealist International from 1939 to 1946 (12063)
  • British Regal Women and Their Collections, Homes, and Gardens (12228)

Arts & Crafts

  • Crazy for Collage (11998)

Career and Job Search

  • Creating Your LinkedIn Profile to Get Noticed (12163)


  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (12001)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (Monday afternoons: 12003; NEW SECTION ADDED -- Tuesday mornings: 12284)

Health and Wellness

  • Reduce Food Cravings Without Depriving Yourself (12139)

Literature, Film, and Television

  • BookTalk with Harriet Sobol: Trust (2022) by Hernan Diaz (12046)
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Music Appreciation

  • Woody Guthrie, Voice of the People (12091)

Walking Tours

  • Walking Tour: Contemporary Galleries of New York City (12073)
  • Walking Tour: Red Hook's Art and Food Scene (12232)


  • Finding Your Voice through Memoir Writing (12177)
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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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