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Sen. Krueger’s Free Events List – March 2019

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

March 2019

Courtesy of State Senator Liz Krueger

If you would like to receive this list via email, let us know. Send your name, address, and email address to liz@lizkrueger.com, with the subject “Free Events List.”

Please note:  This schedule is subject to change – it is recommended that you call ahead to confirm these events with the host or ask to RSVP.

 

To attend events sponsored by Health Advocates, you must be a HA member. Memberships are free and you can sign up to be a member at the event.

 Please contact 212-980-1700 for more information.

 

Friday 3/1/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM Mid-Manhattan Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Books & Poetry: Reading & Connections Book Group on Sarah Smarsh Check’s Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Class for Older Adults with Naomi and company

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Turbo (2013), PG film on a misfit snail that gains the power of superspeed after a freak accident that infuses him with nitrous oxide

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Citation Management 101, Learn citation management tools like Zotero and RefWorks to help organize and save citations @ South Court Classroom B

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 106 East 86th Street

Music: Advanced Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 106 East 86th Street

Music: Beginners Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

Saturday 3/2/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:15 AM-10:45 AM St Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Activity: Reiki with Susan, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Yorkville Writing Circle: Meet local writer and practice your craft while getting feedback; Writers of all genres, styles, and levels are welcome to participate

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: Design a Flower Bouquet: Learn about different flowers, tips & tricks for design, and take home your own hint of spring!

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Movie: Matinee Movie, Boy Erased, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:00 PM-4:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Books & Poetry: Friends of Dickens New York Book Club- Charles Dickens’ Dombrey and Son Chapters 35-45

2:00 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Workshop: Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever: Goal Setting; Set your new year foals with professional coach Barbara Phillips

2:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Creative Writing Workshop in partnership with NY Writer’s Coalition

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: Klute (1971), R film on a Manhattan call girl who aids a detective in his search for a missing scientist and later falls for the sleuth

 

Sunday 3/3/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

 

Monday 3/4/19

10:00 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: English Conversation Group

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Performance: Watch digital theater production of Billy the Kid, a 80-year-old man recounting his life as a star footballer and how the outbreak of WWII impacted his life forever

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:30-2:30 PM St. Catherine of Sienna, 411 East 68th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30-3:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Mah Jong, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Discussion: Death Café, an informal group-directed discussion of death

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Photography, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Cell Phone Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Dance with Alex, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Author Talk: Join Jimmy Cajoleas for a discussion of his two latest books Goldeline and

The Good Demon

 

Tuesday 3/5/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

1:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced speakers

1:30 PM-2:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Pet Club, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: African-American Genealogy: Part 1: Introduction; Will provide introductory historical context and recommendations on basic research methods in the pursuit of AA family history @ South Court Classroom A

 

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 West 138th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

5:30 PM-6:30 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Life Insurance Workshop: Learn everything about life insurance options and benefits with professional from Foresters Financial

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced speakers

6:30 PM-8:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center Room 7102, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Pablo Gonzalez presenting on a topic on Computational Linguistics

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Author’s Event: Meet Lisa Lillien, author of Hungry Girl Simply 6: All-Natural Recipes with 6 Ingredients or Less

 

Wednesday 3/6/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

12:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Lecture: “Meditation: The Secret to a Peaceful Life”, explore the healing power of meditation and how to unlock the door to a life of improved physical and emotional wellbeing

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:15 PM-2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to Play Chess for Adults

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Genealogy Research with Maps; learn how maps in the NYPL can be used to drive genealogical research and illustrate family histories @ South Court Classroom A

 

 

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), a department storeowner goes undercover to thwart union activists

2:15 PM-4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Neeraj Kaushal on his book Blaming Immigrants: Nationalism and the Economics of Global Movement, part of the Immigration Seminar Series @ Rm 6112 Sociology Lounge

5:00 PM-7:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Panel on Understanding the Refugee and Immigrant Experience: Sharing Stories and Perspectives from the Field @ Room 4202 French Student Lounge

5:30 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Children’s Room, 222 East 79th Street

Author Talk: Meet with Joanna Cantor, author of Alternative Remedies for Loss

 

Thursday 3/7/19

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: 1-on-1 Tech Help: Work with a staff member to improve Internet skills, navigate emails, or Microsoft Office or bring in device for an e-reading tutorial (20 minute session)

12:00 PM-1:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Panel on Reinventing Critical Interculturalism: Cultures and Languages in the Classroom @ Room C197

12:45 PM Masonic Hall, 71 West 23rd Street entrance; Meet in front of lounge

Tour: Tour of Masonic Hall, beautifully restored building in Flatiron district, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People; RSVP required to 212-980-1700

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Discussion: Literature Out Loud: What’s New in American Poetry 2018-2019, read aloud and discuss how poetry published within the last year reflects upon our culture and society

1:00 PM-2:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Performance: Music in Midtown: Three Beloved Clarinet Trios in Rm 1201: Elebash Recital Hall

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: Beau Geste (1939); 3 brothers join the French Foreign Legion to escape a dark past

 

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Researching Ship Passenger Lists: Use genealogy research methods and resources related to ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at US ports in the 19th &20th centuries @ South Court Classroom A

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

4:15 PM-6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Linguistic Colloquium presentation by Andrew Rosenberg in Room 6417

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Amy Wan presents “Multilingualism, Global Citizenship, and the Civic Promise of Higher Education” in Room 5318

5:30 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Workshop: The Calming Effects of Meditation: Learn simple technique to experience the calming and positive benefits of meditation

6:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion on Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: Basic Chinese Conversation Level II, Learn Mandarin with experienced instructor

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

 

Friday 3/8/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Class for Older Adults with Naomi and company

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 Easy 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: Open Book Social: Share a book you loved reading; Theme is Revolutionary Women

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Advanced Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Beginners Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

 

4:15 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Jesse Ribot on “Crisis Does Not Fall From the Sky: Sahelian Emigration in the Anthropocene” in Room C415A

 

Saturday 3/9/19

9:30 AM-12:30 PM Carl Schurz Park, 86th Street at East End Avenue

Activity: Year-Round Volunteer Gardening

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:15 AM-10:55 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Seminar: New York Junior League Seminar on Bullying, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

10:30 AM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Discussion: Kips Bay Classic Literature Book Discussion on Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Movie: Matinee Movie, Don’t worry we won’t get you far on Foot: Drama/Comedy bio of John Callahan, a quadriplegic recovering alcoholic and his unorthodox care by his disco dancing; sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Performance: New York Opera Forum’s Recital of Massenet’s Werther

1:00 PM-4:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Books & Poetry: Dickens Fellowship of New York- Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations Chapters 1-8

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

2:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Creative Writing Workshop in partnership with NY Writer’s Coalition

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Coalfields (1984); Fred Carter, a retired coalminer and black lung activist, who was framed by the federal government in order to undercut the black lung movement and to stop his bid for president of the United Mine Workers of America

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: Across 110th Street (1972), a thrill ride through the hell raising hoods of Harlem

 

3:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Deep Dive Series: Comparing Web Browsers–Firefox

 

Sunday 3/10/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

 

Monday 3/11/19

10:00 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: English Conversation Group

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Design a Tote

12:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: African-American Genealogy Part 2: Next Steps—Discover some recommended next steps in the pursuit of AA genealogy research @ South Court Classroom A

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:30-2:30 PM St. Catherine of Sienna, 411 East 68th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30-3:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Mah Jong, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Photography, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Cell Phone Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Dance with Alex, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:15 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Yorkville Writing Circle: Meet local writer and practice your craft while getting feedback; Writers of all genres, styles, and levels are welcome to participate

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Author Talk: Lisa Gornick, author of The Peacock Feast with Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World

6:30 PM-8:40 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Francesca Lidia Viano on her book Sentinel: The Unlikely Origins of the Statue of Liberty in Room 9100 Skylight Room

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Books & Poetry: Monday Night Reading Group on Andrew Sean Greer’s Less

 

Tuesday 3/12/19

9:00 AM-10:30 AM Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Ave, Entrance on 3rd Ave between 118th St and 119th St at Main Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Lecture: GMOs- Science, Ethics, Risks, Regulations, and Food Security: Latest Research concerning GMOs and their impact on human and environmental health

(Breakfast served at 8:30 AM), RSVP required to 212-396-7744

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

1:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Abyssinian Towers, 50 West 131st Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:30 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Heavenly Rest, 1085 Fifth Avenue at 90th Street

Exhibit: Artist/Photographer Ellen Warner will lead a tour of photography exhibition of picture she took of women around the world, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People; RSVP required to 212-980-1700

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:30 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Discussion: Book Discussion Group on Lauren Groff’s Florida

5:30 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Workshop: Visual Biography: Women’s Narrative, with Pushkin Society (art workshop)

6:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Finding Clues in Family Photos: Explore genealogy research through family snapshots and other historic photographs @ South Court Classroom A

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Author’s Event: David McCraw on Truth on Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

 

Wednesday 3/13/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

 

 

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess Club, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:15 PM-2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to play chess for adults

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: The Debt (2010), R-film on three Mossad agents out to catch a Nazi war criminal

2:15 PM-4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:30 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Workshop: Social Security Planning Part II: Will Social Security be there for me? How much can I expect? When should I apply? How can I maximize my benefits? Will it be enough for me to live on?

5:30 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Author Talk: Meet astrobiologist Caleb Scharf as he discusses his book The Copernicus Complex

6:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Researching Census Records for Genealogical Research

Thursday 3/14/19

8:30 AM-10:30 AM Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th St between 1st & 2nd Ave

Special Event: Senator Liz Krueger presents “Myths, Facts, and Possibilities: Five-Part Boomer & Senior Roundtable Series– Session III: Loneliness: Find out about programs designed to combat loneliness on the individual and the community level from professionals” RSVP required to 212-490-9535

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 Est 87th Street

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: Computer Basics; Learn about the various types and components of computers including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications

12:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Movie: Duck Soup (1933), Marx brothers in a lunatic plot about a mythical kingdom where Groucho becomes prime minister

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers- Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available through NYPL @ South Court Classroom B

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: The Bigamist (1939); 3 brothers join the French Foreign Legion to escape a dark past

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Heath Brown presents on “How are immigrants, conservatives & public policy interacting at the grassroots?” in Room 5318

6:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Workshop: Community Conversation: Human Rights Law 101 with Ryan Dubois from the NYC Commission on Human Rights

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Author’s Event: Gianni Russo on Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob

 

Friday 3/15/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Class for Older Adults with Naomi and company

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 88th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Movie: The Outsiders (1983), PG film about members of rival local gangs that get into a scuffle that results in death in 1960s Oklahoma

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Advanced Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Beginners Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

 

Saturday 3/16/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:15 AM-10:55 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Activity: Reiki with Susan, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Yorkville Writing Circle: Meet local writer and practice your craft while getting feedback; Writers of all genres, styles, and levels are welcome to participate

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Movie: Matinee Movie Crazy Rich Asians, a Chinese American woman goes on a trip to Singapore to find out her boyfriend is from an ultra wealthy family whom she butts heads with; sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

2:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Creative Writing Workshop in partnership with NY Writer’s Coalition

 

Sunday 3/17/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

 

 

 

Monday 3/18/19

10:00 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: English Conversation Group

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:30 PM-2:30 PM St. Catherine of Sienna, 68th Street at 1st Avenue

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM-3:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Mah Jong, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Photography, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Cell Phone Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Dance with Alex, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

6:30 PM-8:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Silvana Paternostro on Solitude & Company: “Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life, with Cristobal Pera” in Room 9100 Skylight Room

 

Tuesday 3/19/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

1:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Invisibility of Deafness: Explore what being deaf means with Kitty, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People; RSVP required to 212-980-1700

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:30 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Getting Started in Genealogy Research @ South Court Classroom A

5:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: Foresters Financial Services—Social Security Planning Workshop:

Learn how to maximize your Social Security

6:00 PM Grand Central Library Teen Central, 135 East 46th Street

Discussion: Book Discussion on Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

 

Wednesday 3/20/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

11:00 PM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Workshop: “Meditation: The Secret to a Peaceful Life” learn about the healing power of meditation and how to unlock the door to improved physical and emotional wellbeing

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:15 PM-2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: Freedom Song (2000), grass-root civil rights movement in a small Mississippi town

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to play chess for adults

2:15 PM-4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:30 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Researching Vital Records (birth, death, and marriage) for Genealogical Research @ South Court Classroom A

6:30 PM-7:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Lecture: Panel Discussion on Caribbean American Women in Media

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Books & Poetry: Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group on Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings

 

Thursday 3/21/19

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: Introduction to the internet: How to define the internet and what it can be used for. How to recognize and use hardware and software to access the Internet, How to break down a web address, How to use browsers, How to use search engines, How to use email

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Discussion: Literature Out Loud: Read aloud and discuss passages on Contemporary American Poets of Color

1:00 PM-2:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Performance: Music in Midtown: Music from Copland House: “Afternoons in Paris”, featuring music of Aaron Copland, Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky in Room 1201 Elebash Recital Hall

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: Intermezzo (1939), a famous violinist has an affair with his Swedish accompanist & Music in My Heart (1940), an immigrant wants to be a star on Broadway

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

2:30 PM Brick Church, 62 East 92nd Street

Seminar: Costos, the renowned photographer and author will discuss and show his pictures for his newest book about Jerome Robbins, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:15 PM-6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Dr. Lauren Whitty presents Linguistic Colloquium in Room 6417

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Kathryn Spellman Poots presents “Muslims in Transition: Religion and Politics in Western Europe” in Room 5318

5:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Author Talk: Linda Gordon on her book The Second Coming of the KKK

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

 

 

 

Friday 3/22/19

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Class for Older Adults with Naomi and company

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Advanced Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Beginners Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:15 PM-6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Mamyrah Prospoer on “Queer Aftershocks n Occupied Haiti: Constructing a New Homosexual Subjectivity” in Room C415A

 

Saturday 3/23/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:15 AM-10:55 AM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Seminar: Junior League Seminar on Diabetes Management, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Movie: Matinee Movie, Leave No Trace; sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

 

 

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018); PG13 film- a group of terrorists plan a nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem, and Mecca but when the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew have to race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands

2:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Creative Writing Workshop in partnership with NY Writer’s Coalition

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: The Color of Money (1986), a pool hustler mentors a talented young player and his girlfriend but his attempt to corrupt the young man makes him reassess his own life

 

Sunday 3/24/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

 

Monday 3/25/19

10:00 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: English Conversation Group

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Write Your Story: Write your own stories in your own mini book

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:30 PM-2:30 PM St. Catherine of Sienna, 68th Street at 1st Avenue

Activity: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM-3:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Mah Jong, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Photography, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Cell Phone Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Dance with Alex, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:15 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Yorkville Writing Circle: Meet local writer and practice your craft while getting feedback; Writers of all genres, styles, and levels are welcome to participate

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 3/26/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

12:00 PM-3:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Employment Workshop: “How to apply for federal jobs at the US Department of Labor and other federal agencies”

1:00 PM Grand Central Library Teen Central, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Finding and Using Federal Government Information Sources @ South Court Classroom A

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Abyssinian Towers, 50 West 131st Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM-6:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Employment Workshop: “Interviewing Techniques: An Interactive Workshop”

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

6:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: Evening of free-form creative writing. Theme is Utopian writing. Bring your best ideas for an ideal society to our informal forum.

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Author’s Event: Linda Fairstein on Blood Oath

 

Wednesday 3/27/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

11:00 AM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Mapping New York with Fire Insurance Maps @ South Court Classroom B

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

 

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

12:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Chess for Seniors with National Chess Master Douglas Bellizzi

RSVP by emailing LauraStein@NYPL.org

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:15 PM-2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to play chess for adults

2:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Exercise: Fall Prevention Exercises with physical therapists

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: Serpico (1974), R-film on honest cop who blew whistle on NYPD corruption

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Researching Naturalization Records: Learn what information these records contain and where you find them @ South Court Classroom A

2:15 PM-4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Laura Limonic on her book Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the US”, part of Immigration Seminar Series in Rm 6112 Sociology Student Lounge

5:30 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Author Talk: Meet Comedian Audrey Murray, author of Open Mic Night in Moscow as she discusses her experiences in Russia and Central Asia

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Author Talk: John Strausbaugh on his book Victory City

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Activity: Knoble Knitters, Evening of Knitting with Adult Crafts & Conversation Group

 

Thursday 3/28/19

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

 

 

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: Introduction to the Internet; How to define the Internet and what it can be used for. How to recognize and use hardware and software to access the Internet, How to break down a web address, How to use browser, How to use search engines, How to use email

1:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Movie: The Searchers (1956), When Comanches kidnap his two nieces, a rootless bigoted Confederate veteran goes after them

1:00 PM Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th West

Exhibit: “Kindertransport: Rescuing Children on the Brink of War”, organized effort to bring thousands of Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great Britain and “Lost and Found”, story of a family photo album that was owned and assembled in the years leading up to the WWII, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People; RSVP required to 212-980-1700

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: Reducing Stress Through Meditation, lecture on the effect & techniques of meditation

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948), a woman pursuing a debonair pianist in old Vienna who may never be truly interested

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

3:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Mapping New York with Fire Insurance Maps

4:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: An American in Paris (1951); 3 friends struggle to find work in Paris and then two of them fall in love

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: David Peetz on “The Role of Financial Capital in Ownership Concentration, Inequality, and Climate Change” in Room 5318

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

 

Friday 3/29/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Class for Older Adults with Naomi and company

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Movie: A Dog’s Purpose (2017), PG dramedy about a dog who is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to different owners

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Advanced Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Beginners Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Stephanic Insley Hershinow on Samuel Richardson’s Classica in Rm 4406

 

Saturday 3/30/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:15 AM-10:55 AM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Seminar: Junior League Seminar on Healthy Relationships, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Movie: Matinee Movie, The Old Man and the Gun, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: Mambo Kings (1992), 2 Cuban brothers come to NYC during mambo craze of 1950s

 

 

2:00 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Workshop: Career Transition: Job Search 101; Get clarity on job search process, learn tools and tips for resume building, and gain research and networking strategies with certified professional coach Barbara Phillips

3:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Join singer-songwriter Sheri Miller for a celebration of women’s voices of music

 

 

 

 

Place

Address Phone Number
NYPL 53rd Street Library 18 West 53rd Street 212-714-8400
NYPL 58th Street Library 127 East 58th Street 212-759-7358
NYPL 67th Street Library 328 East 67th Street 212-734-1717
NYPL 96th Street Library 112 East 96th Street 212- 289-0908
NYPL Epiphany Library 228 East 23rd Street 212-679-2645
NYPL Grand Central Library 135 East 46th Street 212-621-0670
NYPL Kips Bay Library 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St 212-683-2520
NYPL Webster Library 1465 York Ave @ 78 St 212-288-5049
NYPL Yorkville Library   222 East 79th Street 212-744-5824
NYPL Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library 40 West 20th Street 212- 206-5400
NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St. 5th Ave. and 42nd St. 212-340-0863
NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library 188 Madison Ave. 917-275-6975
NYPL New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Bldg. 5th Ave. and 42nd St. 917-275-6975
CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Ave. 212-817-7000
CUNY Hunter College 695 Park Ave. 212-396-6049
CUNY Baruch College 55 Lexington Ave. 646-312-1000
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House 331 East 70th Street 212-744-5022

 

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26 Feb
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Sen. Krueger And Assm. Ortiz Respond To Comptroller On Divestment

Albany – Today, Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz released a letter to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, responding to a letter from the Comptroller to state legislators critiquing the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, S.2126. The letter can be downloaded here, and viewed below.

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12 Feb
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FAQs About The Reproductive Health Act

Frequently Asked Questions

 about the

The Reproductive Health Act

Downloadable as a PDF here

  

What is the purpose of the Reproductive Health Act?

The purpose of the RHA is to codify Roe v. Wade protections into state law and ensure access to safe, legal abortion in New York State.

 

Does the Reproductive Health Act allow any health care practitioner to provide abortion care?

The RHA states: “A health care practitioner licensed, certified, or authorized under title eight of the education law, acting within his or her lawful scope of practice, may perform an abortion.” This means that some physicians and some Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs), including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and licensed midwives are qualified and authorized to provide abortion care.

It is important to know that the RHA does not change laws that govern medical providers or scope of practice. When New York State’s 1970 abortion law was enacted, the only medical providers recognized in state law were physicians; therefore, physicians were the only medical practitioner authorized to provide abortion care. Since 1970, there has been progress in medical technology, procedures, education, and training. APCs are now established in state law and perform a range of medical services. Before the RHA, State Boards had already determined that APCs were qualified to perform certain abortion services. The RHA updated the law to reflect current medical standards of practice. APCs are highly skilled professionals, and their qualifications and scope of practice are determined by experts, just like any other medical provider. The RHA does not authorize any health care providers to perform abortions who are not qualified to do so.

 

The Reproductive Health Act legalizes abortion past 24 weeks of pregnancy if the woman’s health or life are at risk, or if the fetus is not viable. What constitutes “health” and “viability”?

Health and viability are medical terms. Like other medical terms, they are not defined in our state law. In consultation with the pregnant woman, a medical provider determines whether her health is at risk, exercising medical judgment and considering a variety of factors. Some of the medical conditions that may put a pregnant woman’s health at risk include placental abruption, bleeding, placenta previa, preeclampsia or eclampsia, and cardiac or renal conditions.

Viability refers to the capacity of the fetus for sustained survival outside of the woman’s uterus, with or without artificial support. Similar to evaluating a pregnant woman’s health, medical providers consider a variety of factors following medical standards of practice when determining whether a fetus is viable. Some of the fetal anomalies that may cause the fetus to be nonviable include anencephaly, the absence of the brain and cranium above the base of the skull, and limb-body wall complex, when the organs develop outside of the body cavity.

Every pregnancy is different and these are complex medical situations. Prior to the RHA, New York law put pressure on doctors to wait for a medical condition to worsen and become life-threatening before being able to provide appropriate care. That is why it is medical providers, not legislators, who must make medical assessments about health and viability, following medical standards of practice and the law.

 

What happens if an abortion results in the live birth of a baby?

Due to advancements in medical practices, education, and training, modern abortion techniques do not result in live birth. Although it would be highly unlikely, if a baby was born alive, the medical practitioner and medical support staff would provide all necessary care, just as they would in the case of any live birth. The RHA does not change standards of medical practice. Any baby born alive in New York State would be treated like any other live birth, and given appropriate medical care. This was the case before the RHA, and it remains the case now.

 

Why is it necessary to allow women to have an abortion later in pregnancy?

There are women who have experienced the tragedy of learning later in a wanted pregnancy that their health or lives are at risk, or that the fetus is not viable. In consultation with her health care provider, sometimes a woman has the choice to carry to term, to induce labor, or to have a c-section without jeopardizing her health or life. In other cases, an abortion is medically necessary. Each pregnancy is different and these are complex medical situations. Abortion is part of reproductive healthcare. Therefore, a woman must be able to make the appropriate health care decision for herself based on the medical circumstances.

 

Does the RHA allow a woman to have an abortion later in pregnancy if she is experiencing mental health issues?

The RHA legalizes abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy if a woman’s health is at risk. As stated above, in consultation with the pregnant woman, a medical provider determines whether her health is at risk, exercising medical judgment upon considering a variety of factors. One of many factors considered is the woman’s mental health. Often the minimization of mental health issues as a justification for abortion is used by opponents of abortion to denigrate both women and health care providers. It is a myth that women seek abortion care later in a pregnancy for frivolous reasons, or that doctors would provide abortions in those circumstances.

 

I’ve heard that the RHA allows the fetus to be aborted up to the moment of birth. Is that true?

The RHA does not permit abortions to be performed up to the moment of birth, nor do women decide to have an abortion up to that point. Misinformation about the RHA seeks to convince people that after women have gone into labor, which could last minutes, hours, or days, they decide to have an abortion. This is simply not accurate. Furthermore, this is a false representation of medical standards of practice, as well as the ethical guidelines and laws that medical providers must follow.

When abortions are performed later in pregnancy, it is because they are medically necessary due to the fetus not being viable or the woman’s health or life being at risk. Fetal anomalies are frequently detected during the third trimester and medical conditions that put a woman’s health at risk can occur at any time during pregnancy. If a woman’s health or life are at risk during labor or delivery, medical providers will work to save the lives of the woman and the fetus.

 

Who determines what education and training are required to be a qualified abortion provider?

The New York State Education Department is the regulatory agency that oversees licensure of health care professionals, including educational and training requirements.

 

If a woman’s pregnancy is ended as a result of domestic abuse or assault, will she have legal recourse to seek justice?

Violent attacks on people are a heinous crime, and the loss of a wanted pregnancy is tragic and devastating. The RHA does not change the ability to charge and sentence perpetrators of such crimes appropriately. Before the RHA, first and second degree abortion charges carried a penalty of 2-7 and 1.5-4 years respectively. Physical assault on a woman resulting in the loss of pregnancy qualifies as a charge of first degree assault, which carries a much higher penalty of 5-25 years. If a woman is killed in such an attack, a murder charge carries a sentence of 25 years to life. Furthermore, judges have discretion when sentencing to increase the penalty for particularly violent or brutal crimes. Finally, additional charges may be pressed as well, such as kidnapping, depending on the circumstances of the crime.

Abortion is healthcare, not a crime. Women who are attacked while pregnant are still fully protected by New York State law, and every domestic violence advocacy organization in New York State supported the RHA.  Criminalizing abortion is not necessary to protect women, and causes harm to women by stigmatizing abortion care and hindering access.

 

The Reproductive Health Act repeals section 4164 of the Health Code. Doesn’t this jeopardize women’s safety?

The RHA strives to ensure women’s safety by only permitting qualified, licensed medical practitioners to provide abortion services. As with other types of health care services, these medical providers must follow medical standards of practice to ensure patient safety.

Section 4164 of the Health Code was repealed because the provisions were medically and legally unnecessary, did not reflect contemporary medical standards of practice, and created a burden on the delivery of necessary reproductive healthcare.

 

If a women is far along in her pregnancy and learns that her health is at risk, why can’t she just get a c-section if the fetus is viable at that point?

If a woman learns later in pregnancy that her health is at risk, all treatment options are evaluated in consultation with her medical provider, including c-section, induction of labor, and abortion. Each pregnancy is different and these are complex medical situations that require consideration of clinical factors including the woman’s health and fetal indications. Having a c-section is not always a possible or the safest option.

 

What impact will the Reproductive Health Act have on providers and hospitals that are against providing abortion care?

New York State Civil Rights law and several federal laws allow for religious refusals to provide abortion care. The RHA does not change or interfere with these protections.

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08 Feb
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Times-Union Op-Ed: Claims that Reproductive Act go beyond Roe are wrong

New York – Today, in an op-ed published in the Albany Times-Union, Senators Liz Krueger and Anna Kaplan outline the impacts of the recently-passed Reproductive Health Act, and refute false claims that the RHA expands abortion rights far beyond those defined in Roe v. Wade.

 

Commentary: Claims that Reproductive Act go beyond Roe are wrong

Since the Reproductive Health Act was signed into law on Jan. 22, we have seen a steady stream of misinformation and falsehoods that only serve to intensify the misunderstanding around this important law. As state legislators, we feel it is important to clarify what the RHA actually does.

The RHA has three primary impacts: it codifies Roe v. Wade protections into state law, it clarifies who can provide abortion care, and it removes abortion from the penal code and places it in the public health code with all other medical procedures.

New York state’s original abortion law, enacted in 1970, legalized abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, or after that point only if a woman’s life was at risk. In 1973, Roe v. Wade legalized abortion up to 24 weeks or after that point if a woman’s health or life was at risk or if the fetus was not viable. Since Roe, New York law has not been aligned with federal law.

Because of this, New York medical providers have refused to provide abortion care for women whose health was at risk, or who were carrying a nonviable fetus, because they feared being penalized. This has meant that a woman in New York who experienced serious health conditions past 24 weeks of pregnancy, and required an abortion, was forced to travel out of state — if she could afford to.

Claims that the RHA goes beyond Roe v. Wade are simply not accurate. Thanks to the RHA, New York law finally conforms to federal law as laid out in Roe and protects access to safe, legal abortion care after 24 weeks in the case of a risk to the life or health of the mother, or a nonviable fetus.

The RHA also updates state law to reflect contemporary standards of medical practice. In 1970, physicians were the only health care providers established in state law. Since then, there have been great strides in medicine. Advanced practice clinicians, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners and licensed midwives, are now established in law and perform a range of medical services. Regulatory agencies and medical experts had previously determined that, with the appropriate education and training, these highly skilled professionals are qualified to perform the kinds of abortion care that fall within their scope of practice.

Abortion is very safe, but health care providers must follow medical standards of practice and the public health law in order to ensure patient safety — just as they would when providing any other medical service. Assertions that the RHA will put women’s safety at risk by allowing nonphysicians to provide abortion care are false. The RHA does not authorize any health care providers to perform abortions who are not qualified to do so.

Finally, the RHA removes abortion from the penal code, treating it just like every other medical procedure. This has led to accusations that the RHA eliminates the ability for victims to seek justice when a violent crime causes the loss of a pregnancy. This is yet more misinformation.

Physical assault resulting in the loss of pregnancy qualifies as first-degree assault, which carries a penalty of five to 25 years, far more than the previous sentence for “unlawful abortion.” Furthermore, judges have discretion to increase the penalty in cases where the crime was particularly violent. The RHA does not prevent appropriate charging and sentencing of violent perpetrators.

Abortion is health care. The decision about whether to have an abortion involves a complex weighing of a woman’s unique circumstances, her medical needs and her private morality. That is why it must be made by a woman and her health care provider alone — not by the government. That is the reality acknowledged in Roe v. Wade, and now, because of the RHA, it is finally reflected in the laws of New York state.

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06 Feb
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Senator Krueger’s Community Bulletin – February 2018

Sen. Krueger’s Community Bulletin for February is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file here, and is viewable below.

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29 Jan
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Senate Majority Passes Sweeping Anti-Gun Violence Legislation To Protect New Yorkers

Albany – The New York State Senate Majority today passed major legislation to combat gun violence and protect all New Yorkers. The Senate Democrats have been leaders in standing up to the corporate gun lobby, and have offered a series of common sense bills to address the repeated tragedies caused by gun violence.

“We have a responsibility to keep New York families safe and secure from gun violence,” said Senator Liz Krueger. “That means enacting commonsense laws that the vast majority of people, including gun owners, support. It’s simply not enough to offer words of condolence after yet another school massacre, yet another teen gun suicide, yet another incident of domestic violence with a gun. These tragedies are preventable, and today we have taken an important step to do just that.”

The historic legislation passed by the Senate Democratic Majority includes:

Extreme Risk Protection Orders: This bill, S.2451 introduced by Senator Brian Kavanagh, allows law enforcement officials, family and household members and certain school officials to seek a court order requiring a person likely to harm themselves or others to relinquish any firearms in their possession.

Effective Background Check Act: This bill, S.2374 introduced by Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris, establishes an extension of time up to thirty calendar days for national in-state background checks.

Bump Stock Ban: This bill, S.2448 introduced by Senator Luis Sepulveda, prohibits the possession of a device that accelerates the rate of fire of a firearm.

Preventing School Districts from Allowing Teachers to be Armed: This bill, S.101A introduced by Senator Todd Kaminsky, prevents K-12 schools from authorizing anyone other than a security officer, school resource officer, or law enforcement officer to carry a firearm on school grounds.

Gun Buy Backs: This bill, S.2449 introduced by Senator Shelley Mayer, directs the State Police to devise regulations for gun buyback programs so that all buyback programs across the state are operated consistently with uniform best practices.

Out of State Mental Health Records: This bill, S.2438 introduced by Senator Anna Kaplan, will require out-of-state applicants for gun permits to allow New York permitting authorities to review out-of-state mental health records.

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29 Jan
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Sen. Krueger’s Free Events List – February 2019

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

February 2019

Courtesy of State Senator Liz Krueger

If you would like to receive this list via email, let us know. Send your name, address, and email address to liz@lizkrueger.comwith the subject “Free Events List.”

Please note:  This schedule is subject to change – it is recommended that you call ahead to confirm these events with the host or ask to RSVP.

 

To attend events sponsored by Health Advocates, you must be a HA member. Memberships are free and you can sign up to be a member at the event. Please contact 212-980-1700 for more information.

 

Friday 2/1/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Classes for senior, Call 347-683-2691 for more information

10:30 AM Mid-Manhattan Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Books & Poetry: Reading Group on Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Strengthen and Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:00 AM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Training Room 2, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: e-Services help, Drop by the table near the front door with device to learn to take advantage of free access to books, films, magazines, and more

2:00 PM 58th St Library, Community Meeting Room, 127 East 58th St

Movie: Wonder (2017), a PG movie on boy with facial deformity who starts 5th grade

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Inside Out (2015), PG family friendly movie

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Selma (2014), PG-13 movie on civil-rights activists

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave @ 73rd

Activity: Advanced Harmonica, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

 

4:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Book Launch and Roundtable on Queer Milton in Rm 4406, English Student Lounge

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave @ 73rd

Activity: Beginners Harmonica, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

6:00 PM-6:45 PM Bryant Park, Ice Rink

Performance: Frost-Fest Professional Ice-Skating Performance starring Olympian and Winter Village Skating Ambassador Johnny Weir and athletes from Special Olympics NY

 

Saturday 2/2/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:30 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Braille Study Group for both blind and sighted learners, RSVP to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street, 1st & York

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Conference Rm 018,

188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Career Services with Michelle Pyram on how to get paid for giving the highest expression of yourself

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th St

Movie: First Man, Bio of Neil Armstrong, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Designing Tactile Graphics with TactileView

2:00 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Workshop: Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever: Goal Setting

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Movie: Anna Lucasta (1958)

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: English as a Second Language Conversation Circle

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

3:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Comparing Web Browsers

3:30 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Workshop: 53rd Street Writing Workshop, Share your writing and receive feedback

 

Monday 2/4/19

10:00 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: English Conversation Group

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave @ 73rd

Exercise: Arthritis Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

 

1:30 PM-2:30 PM St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 411 East 68th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM-3:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Mah Jong, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Discussion: Death Café, informal group-directed discussion of death

2:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Exercise: Stay Well Exercise, Chair-based program

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Photography, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Cell Phone Class, RSVP Required to 212-980-1700, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion Group on Belinda Bauer’s Snap

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Dance with Alex (No partners required), sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:30 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Training Room 2, 188 Madison Av

Activity: Open Computer Lab with tech volunteer

5:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Books & Poetry: Read aloud from Maureen McLane from some of her work

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Author Talks: Novelists Rabeah Ghaffari and Crystal Hana Kim on To Keep the Sun Alive

6:30 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building Celeste Auditorium Richmond Rehab Center, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Author Talk: Victor LaValle and guests on Howard Zinn’s A People’s Future of the United States

 

Tuesday 2/5/19

10:00 AM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Training Room 1, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation (Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:30 AM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Career Finders Boot Camp: How to present yourself: Who you are and what do you offer?, self-marketing techniques for networking conversations and resume creation

11:00 AM Epiphany Library Neighborhood School, 228 East 23rd Street

Activity: Coloring Club

11:00 AM WNET Plaza betw. 49th and 50th Streets and betw. 8th and 9th Avenue

Tour: Channel 13 Tour sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People, RSVP required to 212-980-1700

11:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: English Conversation Groups

 

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM NYPL Yorkville Library, 222 East 79th Street

Lecture: Safe Sleep for Babies: prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

1:00 PM Grand Central Library Teen Central, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

1:30 PM-2:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th St.

Activity: Pet Club Social- Nutritious Food for Your Pet, RSVP required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: The 33 (2015), PG 13 movie on rescue of 33 miners during collapse of Chilean mine

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Abyssinian Towers, 50 West 131st St.

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Activity: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

5:30 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Lecture: 30 Minutes on Medicare Basics

5:30 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Workshop: Filling our hearts with love through meditation

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Long-term care and how to fund it: How to prepare and pay for age-related care needs while protecting your family’s assets

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Healy Hall, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: StartUP! 2019 Business Plan Competition: Developing Your Market Plan

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

6:30 PM-8:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Books & Poetry: “NYC vs. The Axis”, survey of the history of New York City through book Victory City in Room 9100: Skylight Room

7:00 PM B&N Union Square, 33 East 17th Street; 86th and Lexington Ave, 150 East 86th St

Books & Poetry: Book Club The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

 

Wednesday 2/6/19

6:00 AM-7:00AM Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue Terrace

Exercise: Boot Camp

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically (Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

11:30 AM NYPL Yorkville Library, Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Workshop: Adult One-on-One Computer Help, RSVP required to 212-744-5824

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue United Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th St.

Exercise: Strengthen and Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

 

11:30 AM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: A Dog’s Purpose (2017), PG family friendly movie on lifetimes of dog

11:30 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Braille Study Group for both blind and sighted learners, RSVP to 212-621-0627

12:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Lecture: Meditation for Stress Reduction and Well Being

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Meditation & Chair Yoga for Arthritis sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: English as a Second Language Conversation Circle

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: French Conversation Group for Intermediate/Advanced speakers

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to play chess for adults

2:15 PM- 4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

4:30 PM NYPL Yorkville Library, Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Yorkville Writing Circle

5:30 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Training Room 2, 188 Madison Ave

Activity: Open Computer Lab with tech volunteer

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Confidence Building Workshop for Career Help

6:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Author’s Talk: Jane Leavy discuss her biography of Babe Ruth

6:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building South Court Classroom A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Lecture: What DNA testing can and can’t tell you

6:30 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: An evening of short films by Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren who revolutionized the art of animation

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Author Talk: Photographer Harvey Stein on In Mexico: Between Life and Death

6:30 PM-8:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Discussion: “Monuments of the Future: Alternative Approached”, a public dialogue on how and what we remember in Room 1218 Segal Theater

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Books and Poetry: Meet the author Mary Adkins on novel debut of When You Read This

 

Thursday 2/7/19

10:00 AM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically (Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Training Room 1, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation (Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street between 1st and 2nd Ave

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Activity: Computer Lab with tech volunteers to assist you with any computer topic,

RSVP required to 212-289-0908

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Books & Poetry: Literature Out Loud: Read aloud of African-American Contemporary Poetry

1:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Music: Music in Midtown, performance of chamber works by students of music performance program in Room 1201 Elebash Recital Hall

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St.

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: Victor Victoria (1982), a female singer in thirties Paris finds more success posing as a female impersonator

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: Open Craft Hour

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

4:00 PM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Adult Coloring

4:00 PM-6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Resources for Studying Latin America and US Latinos from librarians and archivists from NYPL and CUNY libraries in Room 9204

4:15 PM-6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Charles Yang’s (UPenn) Linguistic Colloquium in Room 6417

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Margaret Rosario presents “Health Disparities by Sexual Orientation” in Rm 5318

5:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Lecture: Mindful Communication: Language and Disability Discussion & Best Practices, with the Museum Access Consortium

 

6:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion Group on Diane Guerrero’s In the Country We Love

6:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion on Pat Parker’s novel The Silence of the Girls

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Start and grow your business with ReferenceUSA, a business & consumer data source

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: Basic Chinese Conversation Level II

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Books and Poetry: Meet the author Michael Tomasky on If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How It Might Be Saved

 

Friday 2/8/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically (Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Classes for Seniors

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Strengthen and Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Movie: 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), PG movie on a friendship that unfolds through letters between a NY scriptwriter and a London bookseller

1:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: e-Services help, Drop by the table near the front door with your device to learn how to take advantage of free access to books, films, magazines

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Books & Poetry: Open Book Hour: Fantastic Realms

2:00 PM 58th St Library, Community Meeting Room, 127 East 58th St

Movie: Loving Vincent (2017), animation on Van Gogh

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: A Dog’s Purpose (2017), PG family friendly movie on lifetimes of dog

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Lincoln (2012), PG 13 historical movie Lincoln

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave @ 73rd

Activity: Advanced Harmonica, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave @ 73rd

Activity: Beginners Harmonica, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

 

 

Saturday 2/9/19

9:30 AM-12:30 PM Carl Schurz Park, 86th Street at East End Avenue

Activity: Year-Round Volunteer Gardening

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:15 AM-4:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Day of Mindfulness, time of meditation

10:30 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion Group on Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven

10:30 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Braille Study Group for both blind and sighted learners,

RSVP to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street, 1st & York

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Av

Workshop: Steps to Financial Adulthood

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th St

Movie: Tully, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Music: New York Opera Forum’s performance of ORFEO ed EURIDICE opera

1:30 PM 67th Street Library Community Room, 328 East 67th Street

Art: Meet the Artists: Ellen Hughes, landscape oil painter and Al Gordon, abstract oil painter

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: English as a Second Language Conversation Circle

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Movie: In the Heat of the Night (1967)

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Little Boy (1977)

 

Monday 2/11/19

10:00 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: English Conversation Group

10:30 AM- 11:30 AM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave @ 73rd

Exercise: Arthritis Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Make a card for your best friend or valentine

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

1:30 PM-3:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Mah Jong, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st StExercise: Stay Well Exercise, Chair-based program

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Photography, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Cell Phone Class – RSVP Required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Dance with Alex (No partners required) sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:15 PM NYPL Yorkville Library, Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Yorkville Writing Circle

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue Cafe, 150 East 86th Street

Books and Poetry: Monday Night Reading Group on Kelli Este’s The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

 

Tuesday 2/12/19

10:00 AM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Training Room 1, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation (Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Activity: Crochet and Knitting Group

10:30 AM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library, Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Career Finders Boot Camp: Preparing to Ace the Interview in a Multi-Generational Workplace

11:30 AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: English Conversation Groups

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM Grand Central Library Teen Central, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: The Blind Side (2009), PG 13 movie on football player Michael Oher from homeless boy to star

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Abyssinian Towers, 50 West 131st St.

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Activity: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:30 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion Group on Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime

 

5:30 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Credit/Debit Management Workshop

5:30 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Movie: Trois couleurs: Blanc (Krzyskztof Bieslowski’s Three Colors film)

5:45 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Lecture: Privacy in Public by Metro Libraries Association, panel speakers speaking about digital privacy and security in vulnerable or marginalized populations

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Business Legal Structures, part of the IRS’ Small Business Tax Series designed to inform you about various business structures and help you determine which type is most suitable for your emerging or existing business

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Books and Poetry: Meet the author Dave Cullen on his book Parkland: Birth of a Movement

 

Wednesday 2/13/19

6:00 AM-7:00AM Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue Terrace

Exercise: Boot Camp

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically (Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue United Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th St.

Exercise: Strengthen and Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Braille Study Group for both blind and sighted learners, RSVP to 212-621-0627

11:30 AM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Home (2015), a PG family friendly movie on alien and girl forming bond

12:00 PM NYPL Yorkville Library, Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Facebook Basics, First served basis, space limited to 5 patrons

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Meditation & Chair Yoga for Arthritis sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to play chess for adults

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Movie: Selma (2014)

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: English as a Second Language Conversation Circle

 

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: French Conversation Group for Intermediate/Advanced speakers

2:15 PM-4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

5:30 PM NYPL Yorkville Library, Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Author Talk: Mary McAuliffe discusses her book When Paris Sizzled

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Author Talk: Cardiologist and author Sandeep Jauhar with Danielle Ofrion on the human heart

 

Thursday 2/14/19

10:00 AM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Training Room 1, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation (Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street between 1st and 2nd Ave

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Activity: Computer Lab with tech volunteers to assist you with almost any computer topic, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

12:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Movie: The Red Shoes (1948), a ballerina rises to stardom with a renowned troupe but her life is soon complicated by a romance with a struggling composer and an impresario

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Discussion: Hip hop pedagogy in Room C197

1:00 PM China Institute, 40 Rector Street

Exhibition: Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographers Lens, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People, RSVP required to 212-980-1700

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St.

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: The Quiet Man (1952), a retired American boxer returns to his birth village in Ireland and finds love

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

3:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Insurance: The Foundation of Your Financial Health, learn the basics and more common insurance needs and coverage

 

 

3:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Movie: Searching (2018), PG13 movie on a father who spirals down an unnerving internet rabbit hole to find his missing daughter

4:00 PM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Adult Coloring

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith on “The Youth Readiness Intervention: A Collaborative Model for Building Mental Health Capacity in Post Conflict Settings” in Room 5318

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Self-Recruiter Lecture Series: Building your professional network with LinkedIn and how to use it in your job search

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: Basic Chinese Conversation Level II

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

 

Friday 2/15/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically (Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness classes for Seniors

10:30 AM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Discussion: La Leche League, discuss joys and challenges of nursing 9+ months baby

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Strengthen and Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Av

Workshop: Organizing Your Job Campaign for Success and Sanity, about the process of job campaign

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: e-Services help, Drop by the table near the front door to learn to take advantage of free access to books, films, magazines

2:00 PM 58th Street Library Community Meeting Room, 127 East 58th Street

Movie: Topkapi (1964), a con man gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to retrieve a jeweled dagger

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Home (2015), PG movie on alien and girl forming unlikely bond

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: 1776 (1972), G-rated patriotic musical on Declaration of Independence

 

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave @ 73rd

Activity: Advanced Harmonica, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

3:30 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Writing a LinkedIn Summary

4:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Alan Liu on “What Infrastructure Assumes: Digital Humanities and Critical Infrastructure Studies” in Room 4406 English Student Lounge

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave @ 73rd

Activity: Beginners Harmonica, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

6:30 PM-8:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Books & Poetry: Bridget Davis on The World According to Fannie Davis with Farrah Griffin in Rm 1201 Elebash Recital Hall

7:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Exhibition: Love and Resistance, Stonewall 50 with a night of curator talks, trivia, special guests, and more on history of LGBTQ civil rights following the 1969 Stonewall riots

 

Saturday 2/16/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically (Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:15 AM-10:55 AM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Seminar: Getting Information from Medical Staff, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People, RSVP required to 212-980-1700

10:30 AM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion Group on Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage

10:30 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Braille Study Group for both blind and sighted learners, RSVP to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM 53rd Street Library Classroom A, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Origami Meetup Group

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street, 1st & York

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th St

Movie: Mama Mia! Here we go again, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: English as a Second Language Conversation Circle

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: The Wiz (1978), contemporary Dorothy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 

Monday 2/18/19

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

 

 

 

Tuesday 2/19/19

10:00 AM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Training Room 1, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation (Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

11:00 AM Epiphany Library Neighborhood School, 228 East 23rd Street

Activity: Coloring Club

11:00 AM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Art: The Naming of Things: A collaborative exhibition between Pratt Institute and NYPL

11:30 AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: English Conversation Groups

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM Grand Central Library Teen Central, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Concussion (2015), PG 13 movie on a doctor discovering brain disease in former football players but the NFL denies his claims

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Activity: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

6:00 PM Grand Central Library Teen Central, 135 East 46th Street

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion on Tony Kushner’s Angels in America

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Life Planning: Wills, Advance Directives, and Estate Planning

6:00 PM-7:30 PM Bryant Park Kinokuniya Bookstore, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, betw. West 41st & West 40th Streets

Books & Poetry: Winter Poetry readings by Victor Alcindor, Marina Carreira, Darla Himeles, Lynne McEniry

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

 

Wednesday 2/20/19

6:00 AM-7:00AM Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue Terrace

Exercise: Boot Camp

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically (Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

11:00 AM NYPL, Schwarzman Building South Court Classroom B, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Lecture: Researching African American Historical Newspapers with NYPL e-resources

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue United Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th St.

Exercise: Strengthen and Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Braille Study Group for both blind and sighted learners,

RSVP to 212-621-0627

11:30 AM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Wonder (2017), PG movie on a young boy with facial deformity begins the 5th grade

11:30 AM NYPL Yorkville Library, Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Workshop: Adult One-on-One Computer Help Workshop, RSVP required to 212-744-5824

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Meditation & Chair Yoga for Arthritis sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Job Search Planning and Tips for Mature workers

2:00 PM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to play chess for adults

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: English as a Second Language Conversation Circle

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: French Conversation Group for Intermediate/Advanced speakers

2:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Exercise: Fall Prevention Exercises with physical therapists

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building South Court Classroom A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Lecture: Researching the History of Your New York City Home

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Movie: Silkwood (1983), R movie about a worker at a nuclear power plant who risks her life to expose unsafe practices

2:15 PM-4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

4:30 PM NYPL Yorkville Library, Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Yorkville Writing Circle

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Be Your Promise: Staying Positive During a Difficult Job Search

6:30 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building Celeste Auditorium, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Art: Sol LeWitt’s Wall Paintings

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue Cafe, 150 East 86th Street

Books and Poetry: Upper East Side Fiction Reading Group on Isabel Allende’s In the Midst of Winter

 

 

 

Thursday 2/21/19

10:00 AM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Training Room 1, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation (Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street between 1st and 2nd Ave

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically (Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

12:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Activity: Computer Lab with tech volunteers to assist you with almost any computer topic, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Books & Poetry: Literature Out Loud: read aloud of Postcolonial literature

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St.

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: Riff-Raff (1936), two dock workers fighter over a sexy woman on California coast

2:00 PM American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square

Exhibition: Jamaican Artist John Dunkley and Ghana Artists Paa Jo’s large scale architectural models of Gold Coast castles and forts that were used to sell 6 million Africans into slavery, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People, RSVP required to 212-980-1700

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

3:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building South Court Classroom A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Lecture: Researching African American Historical Newspapers with NYPL e-resources

3:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Movie: Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018), PG13 movie on Ethan Hunt and his team stopping a nuclear attack while on a run from a CIA agent

4:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Dr. Strangelove (1964), an insane general triggers a path to a nuclear holocaust

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Marc Helbling presents “What is Islamophobia? Disentangling Citizens’ Feelings Toward Ethnicity, Religion and Religiosity Using a Survey Experiment” in Room 5318

6:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Author Talk: Andrea Frohn’s The African Burial Ground, archeological finds in Manhattan of communal cemetery containing remains of 20,000 people

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Tax Tips for Freelancers

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: Basic Chinese Conversation Level II

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

6:30 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building Wachenheim Trustees Rm, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Author Talk: In Putin’s Footsteps: Nina Khrushcheva

 

 

Friday 2/22/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically (Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance fitness classes for seniors

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Strengthen and Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Movie: Revolutionary Road (2008), R movie on a 1950s suburban couple struggling to find fulfillment

1:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: e-Services help, Drop by the table near the front door with your device to learn how to take advantage of free access to books, films, magazines

2:00 PM 58th Street Library Community Meeting Room, 127 East 58th Street

Movie: LBJ (2016), Lyndon B Johnson deals with civil rights struggles of the 1960s

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Wonder (2017), PG movie on young boy with facial deformity starting school

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: W (2008), PG 13 movie on a semisatiric biopic of George W Bush

2:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: 3D Pen Drawing Workshop

3:00 PM- 3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave @ 73rd

Activity: Advanced Harmonica, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM- 4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave @ 73rd

Activity: Beginners Harmonica, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

 

Saturday 2/23/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library Community Meeting Room, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

 

 

10:15 AM-10:55 AM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Seminar: Pain Management, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People, RSVP required to 212-980-1700

10:30 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Braille Study Group for both blind and sighted learners, RSVP to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Exercise: Yoga for Beginners

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street, 1st & York

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Healy Hall, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: StartUP! 2019 Business Plan Competition: Developing Your Marketing Plan

12:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Av

Workshop: Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

2:00 PM NYPL Yorkville Library, Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Workshop: Time Management: Practical Strategies that can change your life

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Movie: Fences (2016), film on a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: English as a Second Language Conversation Circle

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Crazy Rich Asians

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

3:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Comparing Web Browsers

4:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Books & Poetry: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Meena Alexander by GC English Community in Room 4406 English Student Lounge

 

Monday 2/25/19

10:00 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: English Conversation Group

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave @ 73rd

Exercise: Arthritis Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

1:30 PM-3:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Mah Jong, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Exercise: Stay Well Aging, a chair based exercise program for seniors

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Photography, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Cell Phone Class – RSVP Required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Dance with Alex (No partners required) sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Author Talk: Kristen Roupenian on Cat Person and Other Stories

6:30 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building Celeste Auditorium, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Author Talk: Bertolt Brecht Out Loud

 

Tuesday 2/26/19

10:00 AM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Training Room 1, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation (Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Activity: Crochet and Knitting Group

11:30 AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: English Conversation Group

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM Grand Central Library Teen Central, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Remember the Titans (2000), PG movie on high school coach promoting racial harmony

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Abyssinian Towers, 50 West 131st St.

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion on Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

3:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Planning for the Self-Employed Retirement

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:30 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Movie: Trois Couleurs: Rouge (Krzystztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors film)

5:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Author Talk: Gianpaolo Baiochhi on his latest book We, the Sovereign

6:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: Free Creative Writing Happy Hour: Food Writing

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

 

 

Wednesday 2/27/19

6:00 AM-7:00AM Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue Terrace

Exercise: Boot Camp

10:00 AM 58th Street Library Community Meeting Room, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically (Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue United Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th St.

Exercise: Strengthen and Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Lecture: Join NYPL and Bellevue Hospital Center to learn more about strokes

11:30 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Braille Study Group for both blind and sighted learners,

RSVP to 212-621-0627

11:30 AM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Turbo (2013), PG movie on misfit snail gains superspeed power

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Meditation & Chair Yoga for Arthritis sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Special Event: Weill Cornell Medicine Well Series presents “Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Lewy Body Dementia”

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: English as a Second Language Conversation Circle

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: French Conversation Group for Intermediate/Advanced speakers

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Movie: North Country (2005), R-rated movie on the first successful sexual harassment case in the US

2:00 PM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to play chess for adults

2:15 PM-4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

5:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Author Talk: Maria Laurino on “Were You Always Italian?”, hilarious examination of third-generation ethnic identity

5:30 PM NYPL Yorkville Library, Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Author Talk: Lauren Willig discusses her book The Glass Ocean

6:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building South Court Classroom A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Lecture: Getting Started in Genealogy Research

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Healy Hall, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: StartUP! 2019 Business Plan Competition: Developing Your Marketing Plan

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Why Include a Staffing Agency in Your Job Search?

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Activity: Knobble Knitters

 

Thursday 2/28/19

10:00 AM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Training Room 1, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation (Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street between 1st and 2nd Ave

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically (Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

12:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Movie: Kings Go Forth (1958), love triangle in WWII France

12:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Activity: Computer Lab with tech volunteers to assist you with almost any computer topic, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St.

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: No Time for Sergeants (1958), a country boy has a hard time adjusting to army life

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

3:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue @ 31st St

Movie: Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018), story of Olympian and WII hero Louis Zamperini

4:00 PM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Adult Coloring

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Irina Sekerina presents “Analyzing Quantity and Quality of Input in Bilingual Language Acquisition” in Room 5318

5:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Author Talk: Jennifer Jacquet on her book Is shame necessary?, use of public shaming as a form of resistance

6:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Books & Poetry: Shellen Lubin’s Play Reading of “Waiting”

6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Stepping Stones for Success, tools, tips, and insights to help you along the path to your own personal and professional fulfillment

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: Basic Chinese Conversation Level II

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Activity: English Conversation Hour for intermediate and advanced speakers

 

 

Place

Address Phone Number
NYPL 53rd Street Library 18 West 53rd Street 212-714-8400
NYPL 58th Street Library 127 East 58th Street 212-759-7358
NYPL 67th Street Library 328 East 67th Street 212-734-1717
NYPL 96th Street Library 112 East 96th Street 212- 289-0908
NYPL Epiphany Library 228 East 23rd Street 212-679-2645
NYPL Grand Central Library 135 East 46th Street 212-621-0670
NYPL Kips Bay Library 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St 212-683-2520
NYPL Webster Library 1465 York Ave @ 78 St 212-288-5049
NYPL Yorkville Library   222 East 79th Street 212-744-5824
NYPL Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library 40 West 20th Street 212- 206-5400
NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St. 5th Ave. and 42nd St. 212-340-0863
NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library 188 Madison Ave. 917-275-6975
NYPL New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Bldg. 5th Ave. and 42nd St. 917-275-6975
CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Ave. 212-817-7000
CUNY Hunter College 695 Park Ave. 212-396-6049
CUNY Baruch College 55 Lexington Ave. 646-312-1000
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House 331 East 70th Street 212-744-5022

 

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22 Jan
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Senator Krueger and Senate Majority Pass Historic Pro-Women Legislation

Albany –  The Senate Majority today passed a series of historic legislation that will protect and ensure New York women’s health rights. Passed on the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) will codify that decision into New York law and modernize New York’s statutes to protect women’s rights. The Senate Majority also passed the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) that will ensure insurance companies cover FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and products. Additionally, the Boss Bill that passed will prevent an employer’s religious beliefs from infringing on women’s health care decisions. The Senate Majority, together with the Assembly Majority, passed these three important bills through the Legislature swiftly to ensure New York State again becomes a leader in the fight to protect and expand women’s rights.

“The decision about whether to have an abortion is deeply personal,” said Senator Liz Krueger, sponsor of the Reproductive Health Act. “It involves a complex weighing of a woman’s unique circumstances, her medical needs, her private morality, and her own body. That is why it is a decision that must be made by a woman and her healthcare provider alone – not by the government. Our abortion laws, once groundbreaking, are now almost fifty years old. They do not meet the standard set by Roe v. Wade, and they do not reflect modern medical practice. We will never know how many New York women have suffered and even died because our outdated laws prevented them from getting the care they desperately needed. Today we turn the page. By enacting the RHA, the CCCA, and the Boss Bill, New York will once again lead the nation on women’s reproductive healthcare, and help ensure that all New Yorkers have the freedom and opportunity to make their own decisions about their health and their families.”

Video of the floor debate on the Reproductive Health Act can be seen by clicking here.

The historic legislation passed by the Senate Democratic Majority includes:

Reproductive Health Act: This bill, S.240, introduced by Senator Krueger, will modernize New York’s nearly 50-year-old statutes regarding abortion and ensure that New York State law treats abortion as health care, not a criminal act. The Assembly has passed this version of the RHA in 2017 and 2018.

Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act: This bill, S.659-A, introduced by Senator Julia Salazar, will require health insurance companies to include coverage of all FDA-approved contraceptive options, as well as contraceptive counseling, and services. The Assembly first passed this legislation in 2015.

Boss Bill: This bill, S.660, introduced by Senator Jen Metzger, will ensure that employees or their dependents are able to make their own reproductive health care decisions without incurring adverse employment consequences. The Assembly has passed it each year since 2014.

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16 Jan
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Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

Albany – Senate Finance Committee Chair Liz Krueger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein today announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2019-2020 Executive Budget Proposal.

These hearings, each of which focuses on a programmatic area, are intended to provide the appropriate legislative committees with public input on the Executive Budget proposal.

The hearings will be available for viewing on the Senate and Assembly websites. The Legislative Channel (on cable systems throughout the state) also will carry the proceedings, which will be preempted when the houses are in session. At the conclusion of the legislative deliberations, the channel will resume televised coverage of the hearings.

In accordance with the schedule, the hearings will commence on Wednesday, January 23, and conclude on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The respective state agency or department heads will begin testimony each day, followed by witnesses who have requested to testify on that area of the budget. Those scheduled to testify must limit comments to no more than 5 minutes.

Requests to testify must be made by contacting the appropriate person listed on the schedule no later than the close of business, two business days prior to the respective hearing.

Witnesses scheduled by the committees to testify in person are required to send a copy of their prepared testimony via email at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing to both financechair@nysenate.gov and to wamchair@nyassembly.gov, and must provide 50 copies of their testimony on the day of the hearing. Please indicate in the subject field of the email which hearing your testimony relates to. Witnesses may not be permitted to testify if the above time frames are not adhered to. Witnesses also are encouraged to summarize their key points and submit the rest of their testimony in writing only.

Due to time constraints related to provisions of the New York State Constitution concerning the approval of the state budget by April 1st, only a limited number of witnesses can be accommodated at any given hearing. However, any party may still provide written testimony to the committees at the above email addresses, at any time up until seven (7) days after the date of the hearing.

The agency and the departmental portion of the hearings are provided for in Article 7, Section 3 of the Constitution and Article 2, Section 31 of the Legislative Law. The state Legislature is also soliciting public comment on the proposed budget pursuant to Article 2, Section 32-a of the Legislative Law.

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Note: Click here to view Hearing Schedule

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08 Jan
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Civic Organizations Call For Overhaul Of Ethics Enforcement To Restore Public Trust In Government

Albany, NY – Civic groups today called on Governor Cuomo to expand his Democracy Agenda to include a measure to reduce the risk of corruption.  The groups said that while the Governor deserves credit for his agenda of voting and campaign finance reform, the absence of significant ethics enforcement reform leaves his package incomplete.

Corruption destroys democracy by undermining the confidence of the people that their elected representatives will put the people’s interests ahead of their private financial interests.  Strong ethics enforcement holds officials to their oath “faithfully to discharge” the duties of their office.  (Constitution Article XIII, section 1).   It is the first line of defense against corruption.

The former Assembly Speaker, the former Senate Majority Leader and the former Executive Deputy Secretary to the Governor have all been recently convicted for selling their official authority for personal gain.   In another trial, a top official of the State University has been convicted of bid rigging in favor of two large campaign contributors to the Governor.  All of these cases were brought by federal prosecutors.  The groups charge that had state ethics enforcers been viewed as independent and fearless, perhaps these scandals would not have occurred.

To be clear, there is no charge that the Governor knew of or authorized any of these activities.  But equally he has not used them as a good reason to strengthen ethics enforcement.

Civic groups want action to respond to these unprecedented state government scandals.  Nine leading reform and education groups have called for first passage of a constitutional amendment that would put some teeth into New York State’s ethics enforcement structure, which is widely dismissed as lacking the independence, will and structure effectively to combat corruption.

 

The Anti-Corruption Constitutional Amendment advocated by these groups, first introduced in the 2017-18 legislative session, is now being reintroduced in both Houses of the Legislature.  Senator Liz Krueger is the prime sponsor in the Senate and Assemblymember Robert Carroll is the prime sponsor in the Assembly.

Because it is a constitutional amendment (needed to create an ethics enforcement exception to legislative immunity), it needs to be passed in two legislative sessions before in can be voted on by the People.   Nonetheless, public hearings on the proposal should promptly be scheduled by both Houses of the Legislature quite possibly to be held jointly.   Amending the Constitution is serious business, and New Yorkers deserve to have it done correctly.

The Anti-Corruption Amendment would create the Commission on State Government Integrity (the “Integrity Commission”) to replace the Joint Commission On Public Ethics and the Legislative Ethics Commission.   These two bodies lack the independence needed to be effective enforcers of ethics laws.

In many states all three branches, legislative, executive and judicial, make ethics commission appointments.  This is the case in New York only for the Commission on Judicial Conduct, which is a well-regarded enforcer of judicial ethics created in the State Constitution.   A majority of the members of the Integrity Commission would be appointed by the judiciary and only a minority by the bodies being regulated.

Senate prime sponsor Senator Liz Krueger said: “New York State should be a beacon of good government, but instead we’ve repeatedly been near the top of the rankings for corruption. Recent convictions of close aides to the Governor are only the latest example, as legislators from both parties, including the most powerful legislative leaders, have faced corruption charges for years. The various “ethics reforms” the Legislature and Governor have implemented in the past have failed. This amendment will create a truly independent ethics enforcement structure and ensure that the fox is no longer guarding the henhouse.”

Assembly prime sponsor Assemblymember Robert Carroll said: “It is no secret that New York has a corruption problem. Recent polling shows that 80% of voters see ethics reform as a serious issue and the best way to demonstrate that New York State is addressing their concerns is by establishing a well-funded and truly independent commission with the constitutional authority to handle ethics and integrity complaints. As the prime-sponsor of this legislation in the Assembly I know how critical it is that we establish this commission so that we can start to restore integrity in our government.”

 

Contact information for the groups:

Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University:  Grant Reeher, gdreeher@maxwell.syr.edu;

Carey Institute for Government Reform, Wagner College, Stephen Greenwald 718 420 7131;

Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity, Columbia Law School: Berit Berger, 212 854 8379;

Committee on Government Ethics and State Affairs, New York City Bar Association: Eric Friedman, 212 382 6754;

Committee to Reform the State Constitution:  Evan Davis, 212 534 5876

Common Cause/New York: Susan Lerner, 212 691 8421;

League of Women Voters of the State of New York: Laura Bierman, 518 465 4162;

New York Public Interest Research Group: Blair Horner, 518 727 4506.

Reinvent Albany:  Alex Camarda, 917 388 9087

 

 

BACKGROUND ON THE REFORM PROPOSAL

 

New York is the only state where the ethics commission does not operate by majority vote.  Incredibly two (2) of the Governor’s appointees to 14-member JCOPE can veto and investigation or a finding of violation, as can three (3) of the appointees of the legislative leaders.  The Integrity Commission would operate by majority vote.

New York is also marked by its division of ethics enforcement responsibility.   JCOPE can find a violation by executive branch officials or employees and impose a fine but only the LEC can find a violation by or fine an legislative branch official or employee.  The LEC may reject JCOPE’s interpretation of the law.  In all cases, discipline (admonishment, censure, demotion, suspension or removal) is left to the discretion of entity in which the official or employee works.   The Integrity Commission would have full discipline authority over both braches except that as currently only the Legislature could remove an elected official.   A constitutional amendment is needed to create a single enforcement body with full sanctioning power.

Nearly half the states give the responsibility for enforcing the campaign finance laws to their ethics commission.  New York needs to do the same because the State Board of Elections is controlled by the political parties and therefore is not sufficiently independent to enforce campaign finance laws designed to limit the pay-to-play culture.

Ethics and other rules barring official misconduct are only as good as the mechanism available to enforce them.  Without an adequate enforcement mechanism these rules exist only on paper without real world force or effect.  “Paper” rules do nothing to combat what far too many see as a culture of corruption and pay-to-play in Albany.

Other key features of the Anti-Corruption Amendment include the following:

  • Unlike JCOPE, where the person appointing a member can remove that member for what the appointing authority deems to be substantial neglect of duty, members of the Commission could be removed for cause only through a process by which a majority of the Commission votes to make an application for removal to the Court of Appeals.
  • Ex parte communications between Commission members and their appointing authorities and related staff would be barred, and no member could have held office, employment in state government or any political party or been engaged as a lobbyist in the three years prior to his or her appointment or during his or her term.
  • Transparency laws would apply equally to the executive and legislative branches.
  • All state officers and employees would have an ethical duty to report known misconduct to the Commission and would be protected against retaliation.
  • Sexual harassment would be barred as ethical misconduct.
  • The Integrity Commission would have full authority to sanction officers or employee of public authorities.

The text of the Anti-Corruption Amendment is available at www.committee2reform.org/anti_corruption_amendment.

 

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