Join us as we learn and discuss a wide array of topics together with seasoned professionals. In addition to our presenters educating us about their fields of expertise, we will have time for questions and answers, light refreshments and conversation. These programs are free and open to all ages, so bring your friends and family to learn and grow together! Letís learn and grow together!

2018 Programs

With Bette Neuman, a highly experienced Museum Docent at the Nassau County Museum of Art for over 13 years, was born and raised on Long Island and is a graduate of Barnard College. Join Bette as she helps us to explore the works of some exceptional female Impressionist artists.

      Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.         Download Flyer

With Jennifer Scott Miceli, Ph.D., Director of Music Education and Vocal Jazz, and Department Chair at LIU Post. This workshop will center on the power of music, and in particular singing, to heal the human soul. Participants will hear documented accounts of singing as a catharsis for the human condition, and learn more about the philanthropic mission of Belle Voci Intergenerational Womenís Choir. Join Dr. Miceli as she helps us to engage in singing and easy movement designed to enliven the spirit and uplift the soul. Come and explore ways to honor your musical gifts, and see how your voice can make a difference. Every voice counts, especially yours!

      Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.         Download Flyer
With Lorraine Lupinskie, Social Studies Director, Half Hollow Hills School District
Historians use the word "boom" to describe a lot of things about the 1950s: the booming economy, the booming suburbs and most of all the so-called "baby boom". Our discussion of the 1950s will focus on pop culture. We will look at the rising popularity of television and the impact of shows like I Love Lucy and discuss the emergence of the "teenager" and the birth of rock and roll. We will also look at advertisements from the decade as we discuss the rise of the car culture and the emergence of a new consumerism.

      Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.         Download Flyer
LONG ISLAND CUISINE: Featuring Local and Sustainable Seafood
Chef Andrew Greene, CCC (Certified Chef de Cuisine) American Culinary Federation - Long Island Chapter Executive Chef and Vice President of the ACFLI
Bring your appetite and be prepared to sample some amazing taste sensations!

      Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.         Download Flyer
A Live Performance by Dr. Paloma Ferrante. In addition to performing, Paloma loves teaching the cello and chamber music and is a former faculty member of Long Island Conservatory, Great Neck Conservatory, the Herald School and Friends Academy on Long Island. In this session we will discuss the history of the cello and Pablo Casals' performances of the Bach 'Six Suites for Solo Cello' and Gaspar Cassado's 'Suite for Solo Cello' performed live by Paloma Ferrante.

      Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.         Download Flyer
With Theara Ward, Dancer, Choreographer, Educator, Writer, and Program Associate, Dancing Through Barriers Dance Theatre of Harlem, Everett Center for the Arts. Creativity abounds in the world of dance and theatre. We will meet Dance Theatre of Harlem and discuss its unique place in history. We will then explore interactive movement suited for any level of movement ability and do a warm-up where movement vocabulary based on personal experience will be introduced.

      Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.         Download Flyer
Have you ever held a Chinchilla?
What about a Porcupine?
Please join us for an incredibly fun, hands on learning experience, that you will never forget!
Participants can touch and hold tons of animals from all over the world. Experts will discuss proper animal care and husbandry, habitats, food preferences, and behaviors. Almost all of the animals are captive born and are adopted, from people who could no longer keep them.

      Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.         Download Flyer
with Monica Randall. Learn about some of Long Island's most intriguing manor houses with their labyrinths of secret passageways, hidden chambers, deserted tunnels, and mysterious events that surround them. This program is filled with plenty of suspense, and practical lore. You will come away believing that truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction.

      Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.         Download Flyer

Have you ever seen a dog paint? Dagger was voted best Long Island Painter of 2018! Please join us for an incredibly fun, hands on learning experience, that you will never forget! All participants will paint along with Dog Vinci! This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please sign up at the front desk.

      Monday, November 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.         Download Flyer
"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story, written by O. Henry (a pen name for William Sydney Porter), about a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it has been popular for adaptation, especially for presentation at Christmas time. Diane Heinlein and David Houston will be preforming this story. They are amazing performers that have been in numerous plays throughout Long Island. This is a performance that you will not want to miss!

      Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.         Download Flyer
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