Scarsdale Adult School E-News
October 2021
History and Culture, Past and Present
Our History and Culture offerings are as plentiful as ever, with many new options created just for this term.

We have enjoyed several successful walking tours already this season. Still to come this fall is a docent-led visit through the special traveling exhibit, Notorious RBG at the New-York Historical Society (Course 10666) on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

Upcoming Zoom classes include the last of the archaeological series led by Marissa Horowitz-Jaffe: King Tut, How’d You Get So Funky? (Course 10643) on Monday, November 8, 2021. Alfred Hunt introduces Art as History and History as Art (Course 10629) on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Lorella Brocklesby, fresh from an exploration of Southern England's historic villages will continue her journey through Northern England's Unique Villages (Course 10634) on Thursday, December 2, 2021. And before the year comes to a close, Andrée Aelion Brooks returns for her third course of the term on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, with What’s Up Doc? History and Rise of the Jewish Doctor (Course 10668).

Register now to secure a spot in the final history and culture classes of the fall!
Catalog Additions
We continue to expand our catalog with new choices and welcome your feedback as we plan our winter classes.

Since last week's eblast, the following classes have been added online and to our printable flipbook:

  • Pop-Up Lecture on Pop Art Phenom Keith Haring (Course 10884), Friday, November 5, 2021: This pop-up class covers the pop art of Keith Haring, whose Fiorucci Walls are on display for the first time ever in New York as part of a limited time pop-up exhibit. The panels, originally painted on the walls of fashion designer Elio Fiorucci's store in Milan, were restored and installed in City Center’s Shuman Lounge just before the pandemic shut down. With City Center’s recent reopening, the panels are now available to view only from 12 pm to 6 pm on Friday, October 29, 2021, Saturday, October 30, 2021, Friday, November 5, 2021, and Saturday, November 6, 2021. Suitable for those who have already seen or plan to see the pop-up exhibit, this lecture will also cover Haring's truncated life and career from his beginnings as a New York City subway graffiti artist to the opening of his own Pop Shop retail store in Soho, to his fame as a social activist, creating murals such as Crack is Whack.

  • Walking Tour: Artists' Studios in Bushwick (Course 10883), Saturday, November 13, 2021: Meet four different artists and explore their studios in Bushwick, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for street art as well as a burgeoning artist community. Barbara Ellmann's artwork explores the intersections of memory and place; she is currently working on a project involving sewn drawings on encaustic monoprints. Cora Jane Glasser documents the passage of time and her emotional and visual responses to her urban environments. Patrick Webb paints the strange, clownish figure of Punchinello, a distant cousin of the eighteenth century Venetian artist Tiepolo's Pulcinella. Juan Iribarren's paintings juxtapose geometry and atmosphere and are informed by the ever-changing interaction of light and shadows.

  • History of Central Park (Course 10882), 3 sessions starting Thursday, December 2, 2021: What is the most visited urban park in the country? New York’s Central Park! The city’s early nineteenth century elite called for a new large park in Manhattan “to serve as a ventilator to a densely populated city.” Discover how it became the country’s model for the urban park and today’s beautiful and functional destination for New York’s residents and tourists alike. First, explore its development, design, and construction. Then examine its forts, castles, and the architectural beauties. The course culminates with an understanding of the park as an outdoor museum of art.

  • Center Ice with Jimmy Roberts, Co-Author of No One Wins Alone (Course 10885), Wednesday, December 8, 2021: Jimmy Roberts, 13-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and writer, shares insights from his recent book No One Wins Alone (October 2021) co-authored with NHL legend Mark Messier. Roberts has spent the past two years working daily with NHL legend Mark Messier to co-author the memoir. The book is the first of its kind to delve into the private life and mindset that propelled Messier into NHL stardom as a six-time Stanley Cup champion. Roberts will also share memories of his career covering golf, the Olympics, and most every other major sporting event in a conversation moderated by Chris Riback. Roberts's previous book, Breaking the Slump (2009), detailed how some of the best golfers of all time dug themselves out of career-threatening dry spells. Hear his stories about the period spent with Messier, his interviews of dozens of other famous athletes, as well as his many anecdotes from his time covering the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA finals, Wimbledon, the Olympics, and, of course, more than 70 major golf championships for NBC, ABC, and ESPN. Time will be reserved for online audience Q&A. Copies autographed by Roberts are available for purchase at Arcade Booksellers in Rye.
Catalog Changes
Since last week's eblast, the following changes have been made to existing courses in the catalog:

  • The price of Sects and Schisms in Jewish History (Course 10684) is now $80.
  • A Tisket, a Tasket, Learn to Make a Start-Stop Basket (Course 10767) has been relocated to Scarsdale Public Library.
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of October 31, 2021
  • Lost Mansions of New York: William A. Clark (10706)
  • Icons of American Art Deco Architecture (10665)

Art Appreciation
  • Images of the Roaring Twenties, a Centennial Celebration (10787)
  • Chinese Landscape Painting for Our Time (10675)
  • Venice Through the Eyes of Artists: John Singer Sargent (10810)

Arts & Crafts
  • Watercolor Painting (10769)

Current Events
  • Civilizations Collide: China’s Quest for Primacy in the Twenty-First Century (10632)

  • Bridge: Keeping up with Conventions and Strategies for Play of Hand: Figuring Out Opponents' Hands from the Lead (10863)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (10727 and 10650)

Health and Wellness
  • Seeking Balance in the Face of Uncertainty (10844)
History and Culture
  • Walking Through History: Notorious RBG at the New-York Historical Society (10666)

  • Joseph Conrad: Mariner and Modern (10761)

  • Sects and Schisms in Jewish History (10684)* new price: $80
Week of November 7, 2021
  • Lost Mansions of New York: Henry G. Marquand (10707)

Art Appreciation
  • Pop-Up Lecture on Pop Art Phenom Keith Haring (10884)
  • Impressionism and Still Life: Fine Art of Food (10785)
  • Artists of the Non Finito: Jan van Eyck (10691)
  • Jackson Pollock: Jack the Dripper (10679)
  • Walking Tour: Artists' Studios in Bushwick (10883)

Arts & Crafts
  • A Tisket, a Tasket, Learn to Make a Start-Stop Basket (10767)
  • Watercolor Greeting Cards (10773)

Current Events
  • Economic Advancement in the Middle East: An Urgent Priority (10662)

  • Bridge: Keeping up with Conventions and Strategies for Play of Hand: Support Double (10864)

History and Culture
  • King Tut, How’d You Get So Funky? (10643)
  • Art as History and History as Art (10629)
Literature, Film, and Television
  • Film Discussion: Romantic Comedies with a Twist (10725)
  • Films of Alfred Hitchcock (10721)

Music Appreciation
  • Chamber Music of Mozart (10836)

Performing Arts
  • Playreading: One Act Plays by David Ives (10802)

  • Personal Essay Writing: A Way to Make Meaning of Your Life (10877)
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Catalog of Fall Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Fall 2021 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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