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Senator Krueger’s Free Events List – February 2020

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

February 2020

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.

 

 

Saturday 2/1/20

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30 AM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Exercise: Stretch, Tone and Balance for Older Bodies!

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM James Lenox House, 49 East 73rd Street

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

12:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Healy Hall, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: NY StartUP! 2020 Workshop 2: Developing Your Marketing Plan

12:00PM-3:00PM Bryant Park, Winter Village

Activity: Ice Fishing

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

Movie: Toy Story, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

12:30 PM-2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Workshop: Modern Art & Ideas, MOOC Meet-up

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Dear Heart (1964)

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

Music: Tomas Ulrich & Rolf Sturm in Concert

7:00PM-9:00PM Bryant Park, The Lodge

Music: Live Music in the Lodge: All-Request Band

 

Sunday 2/2/20

12:00PM-3:00PM Bryant Park, Winter Village

Activity: Ice Fishing

6:30PM-11:00PM Bryant Park, The Lodge

Sports: Watch the Big Game!

 

Monday 2/3/20

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

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 53rd Street Library, Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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

Arts: Start Your Day with Art: Galentine’s Day Cards

12:00 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Arts: Creative, Fun, Mixed Media Art Hands-on

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

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM –2:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Writing: Short Story Writing – RSVP Required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM St. Catherine of Siena, First Avenue & 68th Street

Exercise: Tai-Chi

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 Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Movie: Classic Movie Monday: The Jackie Robinson Story

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

Exercise: Stay Well Exercise for Seniors

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Jobs: U.S. Census Bureau: Recruitment Event

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: Mystery Mondays: This Grave Hour, Jacqueline Winspear

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

Dance: Dance sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:00 PM Yorkville Library, 222 East 79th Street

Writing: Yorkville Writing Circle

6:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Books & Poetry: Manga Mondays: Kiss Kiss Fall in Love!

 

Tuesday 2/4/20

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

Crafts: Crochet & Knitting Group

10:30 AM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: How to Get Free Training and a Great Career In IT

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

12:30 PM-2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Workshop: Public Speaking Workshop

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

Language: Spanish Conversation Meet-up

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

Activity: Nutrition with Victoryia, 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: Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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

Film: BORN TO KILL (1947)

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

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

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Information Visualization Open House

4:30 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Writing: Women’s Writing Group

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

Workshop: Meditation with Jim Rose

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Healy Hall, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: NY StartUP! 2020 Workshop 2: Developing Your Marketing Plan

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Room 18, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: ETFs: Removing the Mystery

6:00PM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Writing: Webster Writing Circle

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, Fifth Avenue, 555 Fifth Avenue

Books and Poetry: Barnes & Noble Book Club Featuring Dear Edward, Ann Napolitano

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street

Books and Poetry: Barnes & Noble Book Club Featuring Dear Edward, Ann Napolitano

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 E 86th St

Books and Poetry: Barnes & Noble Book Club Featuring Dear Edward, Ann Napolitano

 

Wednesday 2/5/20

6:30 AM – 7:00 AM Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue Terrace

Exercise: Boot Camp

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street

Taxes: FREE TAX PREPARATION and E-FILE

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30 AM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Room 18, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Career Finders Club: Session 1: Creating a Memorable Brand: You INC.

11:00 AM – 11:45AM Bryant Park, Meet at the Fountain

Tour: Park Tour

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

11:15 AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Good Night, and Good Luck

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Collections Open House: International Mother Language Day

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

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Waterside Plaza, 30 Waterside Plaza

Exercise: Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:15 PM- 2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

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

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

Language:  Mercredi français: French Conversation Group

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

2:30 PM- 4:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

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

Health: Thrive Talks: Mental Health Stigma

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Room 18, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Overcoming Career Obstacles

 

Thursday 2/6/20

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Bryant Park, The Rink

Exercise: Exerskate.  Bring your own skates and lock or rent them

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Bryant Park, Winter Village

Exercise: DO It All

9:30 AM– 10:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street b/t 1st and 2nd

Activity: Alexander Technique sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

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

Taxes: Tax Prep with AARP

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 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

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Books & Poetry: Literature Out Loud: Classica Love Poetry

1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Waterside Plaza, 30 Waterside Plaza

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

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Jobs: U.S. Census Bureau: Tabling

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

Film: BORN TO KILL (1947)

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Crafts: Open Craft Hour

4:00 PM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Adult Coloring

4:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 6496

Lecture: ITS Nonlinear PDE Analysis seminar with Yehuda Pinchover (The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Dance: Ribbon Dancing

4:15 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 6417

Lecture: Charles Chang (Boston University) L3 perception as a window onto similarity and timing effects in acquisition

4:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 5318

Lecture: “In the Mood for Texture: Hong Kong, Bangkok and Shanghai’s Urban and Media Revivals of Chinese Colonial Modernity” Arnika Fuhrmann (Cornell University)

5:15 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Customizing your Android Device

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

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Room 18, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: The Million-Dollar One-Person Business – Part 2

6:00PM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion Group: Memoirs That Make a Difference: Sissy by Jacob Tobia

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Language: Conversational Chinese Level II

7:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, Elebash Recital Hall

Music: Prof. Thomas Sauer, Faculty Recital

 

Friday 2/7/20

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30 AM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Room 18, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: How to Get a Job with the U.S. Census Bureau

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  CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 9206

Lecture: Hillel Kieval: Blood Inscriptions: Ritual Murder in an Age of Disenchantment

11:00 AM-2:00 PM Lenox Hill Hospital, 131 East 78th Street, Einhorn Auditorium

Health: Go Red Heart Health Fair

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 Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Books & Poetry: Reading & Connections Book Group: Let Love Have the Last Word

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

Movie: Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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

Movie: 25th Hour (2002)

2:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Movie: Glory

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 Science Industry & Business Library Conference Room 18, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Self-Recruiter® Lecture Series: Charting Your Career Transition

4:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 6496

Lecture: Shame Affect and EC Comics: Qiana Whitted, University of South Carolina

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 2/8/20

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

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

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion Group – Paper Wife by Laila Ibrahim

10:30 AM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Exercise: Stretch, Tone and Balance for Older Bodies!

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

Books & Poetry: Classic Literature Book Discussion Group

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

Writing: Yorkville Writing Circle

11:00 PM – 12:00 PM James Lenox House, 49 East 73rd Street

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

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

Movie: Downton Abbey, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Notting Hill (1999)

 

Monday 2/10/20

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

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 53rd Street Library, Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Peter Pan (1953)

12:00 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Arts: Creative, Fun, Mixed Media Art Hands-on

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

Health: Community Partnerships: American Heart Association

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

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM –2:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Writing: Short Story Writing – RSVP Required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM St. Catherine of Siena, First Avenue & 68th Street

Exercise: Tai-Chi

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

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

Exercise: Stay Well Exercise for Seniors

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Jobs: U.S. Census Bureau: Recruitment Event

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

Dance: Dance sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-7:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Games: Mah Jongg Social

6:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Books & Poetry: Open Hearts Club: Too Hot to Handle Romance Novels

7:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, Elebash Recital Hall

Music: Jennifer Roderer, mezzo-soprano

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Discussion: Death Cafe

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 E 86th St

Books and Poetry: The Monday Night Reading Group Featuring The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

 

Tuesday 2/11/20

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 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

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

Language: Spanish Conversation Meet-up

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

Activity: Lighthouse, Safe Travel for the Visually Impaired, 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: Casablanca (1942)

2:00 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Introduction to African American Genealogy

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

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

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Healy Hall, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: NY StartUP! 2020 Workshop 2: Developing Your Marketing Plan

6:00 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Doing Research: Getting Started with Online Research

 

Wednesday 2/12/20

6:30 AM – 7:00 AM Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue Terrace

Exercise: Boot Camp

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street

Taxes: FREE TAX PREPARATION and E-FILE

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30 AM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Crafts: Crochet & Knitting Group

10:30 AM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Room 18, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Career Finders Club Session 2: How Current is Your Resume? Do You Need a Cover Letter?

11:00 AM – 11:45AM Bryant Park, Meet at the Fountain

Tour: Park Tour

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

11:15 AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: The Ides of March

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

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Waterside Plaza, 30 Waterside Plaza

Exercise: Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:15 PM- 2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

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

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

Language:  Mercredi français: French Conversation Group

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

Exercise: NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Physical Therapy Presents Falls Prevention Exercises

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Touch of Evil (1958)

2:00 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Genealogy Research with Maps

2:30 PM- 4:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books

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

Books & Poetry: Author Talk: Emmy Favilla- A World Without “Whom”: The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Make Your Resume Serve You and Get the Meeting

6:30PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St Room 67A, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Books & Poetry: Chinese Book Discussion 中文书籍讨论会

 

Thursday 2/13/20

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Bryant Park, The Rink

Exercise: Exerskate.  Bring your own skates and lock or rent them

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Bryant Park, Winter Village

Exercise: DO It All

9:30 AM– 10:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street b/t 1st and 2nd

Activity: Alexander Technique sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

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

Taxes: Tax Prep with AARP

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

Movie: Throwback Thursday Theater: The Swan

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Waterside Plaza, 30 Waterside Plaza

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

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Channel 13, Plaza b/t 49th and 50th St., 8th & 9th Aves.

Tour: Channel 13 Tour, RSVP required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Jobs: U.S. Census Bureau: Tabling

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

Film: IT’S LOVE I’M AFTER (1937)

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

Movie: New Releases Movie Night: The Goldfinch

3:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Deciphering Financial Statements for Small Business Owners

3:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 6496

Lecture: ITS Nonlinear PDE Analysis Seminar with Mimi Dai (UI-Chicago) “Wild Solutions for MHD Models”

4:00 PM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Adult Coloring

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Dance: Ribbon Dancing

4:30 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Music: JAZZ @ NYPL: Jackie Williams

4:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 5318

Lecture: Susanah Romney, NYU: “Gender and the Taking of Terraqueous Space at Batavia in the Seventeenth Century”

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: How Plan a Career in Book Publishing

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Language: Conversational Chinese Level II

 

Friday 2/14/20

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30 AM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: The Evolving Gig and Flex Worker Economy – New Modes of Employment and How to Incorporate In your Employment Search Campaign

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 CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 5209

Lecture: ITS Seminar Alex Thomson (Caltech) “Magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene.”

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Collections Open House: Chocolate Covered: A Dip through our Collections

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

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

Movie: Book to Movie Adaptations: The Year of Living Dangerously

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Books & Poetry: Open Book Hour: Love Hurts, Love Heals

1:30 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: What is and where is hiding the “Hidden Job Market?”

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

Movie: Peter Pan (1953)

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

Movie: Southside with You (2016)

2:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Movie: Black Klansman

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 Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Considering Opening a Consultancy, Maturepreneur?

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 2/15/20

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

Activity: Volunteer Gardening

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30 AM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Exercise: Stretch, Tone and Balance for Older Bodies!

11:00 AM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Origami Meetup Group

11:00AM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Exercise: Yoga For Beginners

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM James Lenox House, 49 East 73rd Street

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

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

Movie: Yesterday, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

12:30 PM-2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Workshop: Modern Art & Ideas, MOOC Meet-up

1:00 PM Yorkville Library, 222 East 79th Street

Movie: Sleepless in Seattle

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Shall We Dance? (2004)

2:30 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: NYPL for Artists

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

Music: Classic Love Songs to Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Performance with Sheri Miller

 

Monday 2/17/20

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

Activity: Juggling

4:00 PM-7:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Games: Mah Jongg Social

 

Tuesday 2/18/20

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

Crafts: Crochet & Knitting Group

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

12:30 PM-2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Workshop: Public Speaking Workshop

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

Language: Spanish Conversation Meet-up

1:00 PM Yorkville Library, 222 East 79th Street

Workshop: Building an Operational Plan

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

Activity: To Be Announced, 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: All the President’s Men (1976)

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

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

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

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion: My Ántonia byWilla Cather

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Healy Hall, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: NY StartUP! 2020 Workshop 3: Developing Financial Statements

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Understanding Your Financial Statement

6:00PM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Writing: Webster Writing Circle

6:00 PM-7:30 PM Kinokuniya Bookstore, 1073 6th Avenue, b/t 40th and 41st Streets

Books & Poetry: Winter Poetry with Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon

7:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, Elebash Recital Hall

Music: Alexis Rodda, soprano

 

Wednesday 2/19/20

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street

Taxes: FREE TAX PREPARATION and E-FILE

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30 AM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Career Finders Club: Preparing to Ace the Interview

11:00 AM – 11:45AM Bryant Park, Meet at the Fountain

Tour: Park Tour

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

11:15 AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Waterside Plaza, 30 Waterside Plaza

Exercise: Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:15 PM- 2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

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

1:30 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Job Search Planning and Tips for Mature Workers

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

Language:  Mercredi français: French Conversation Group

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: The Killers (1946)

2:00 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Getting Started in Genealogy Research

2:30 PM- 4:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 9100

Books & Poetry: You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer: Black Women and Systemic Gendered Racism: Tsedale M. Melaku in conversation with Angie Beeman

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 E 86th St

Books and Poetry: Barnes & Noble Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group featuring Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

 

Thursday 2/20/20

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Bryant Park, The Rink

Exercise: Exerskate.  Bring your own skates and lock or rent them

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Bryant Park, Winter Village

Exercise: DO It All

9:30 AM– 10:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street b/t 1st and 2nd

Activity: Alexander Technique sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

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

Taxes: Tax Prep with AARP

12:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Making the Most of Your 401K

12:00 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Getting Started at the Library

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 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

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St, Rm 67B
Books & Poetry: Literature Out Loud: Modern Love Poetry

1:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, Elebash Recital Hall

Music: Music In Midtown

1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Waterside Plaza, 30 Waterside Plaza

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

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Jobs: U.S. Census Bureau: Tabling

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

Film: DANCE, GIRL, DANCE (1940)

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

Movie: New Releases Movie Night: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

4:00 PM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Adult Coloring

4:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Movie: Film Discussion Group – “Crazy Rich Asians” Audio Described

4:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 6496

Lecture: ITS Nonlinear PDE Analysis Seminar with Liming Sun (Johns Hopkins University)

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Dance: Ribbon Dancing

4:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 5318

Lecture: Valerie Preston. York Univerity: “It’s a White Man’s World … even in Multicultural Toronto”

4:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 6112

Lecture: “Immigration and the Remaking of Black America,” Tod G. Hamilton, Princeton

6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 9207

Lecture: ”Out, you green-sickness carrion”: Womb Diseases as Female Agency on the Shakespearean Stage: Amy Kenny (University of California, Riverside)

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Language: Conversational Chinese Level II

 

Friday 2/21/20

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 9100

Conference: Information flow in bacterial communities

10:30 AM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Marketing Yourself on Your Resume and LinkedIn

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 CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 5209

Lecture: ITS Seminar with Katharine Hyatt

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

12:30 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Change Your Career In Four Steps

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

Movie: Hook (1991)

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

Movie: Crooklyn (1994)

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

Health: 10 Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s An Education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

2:00 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Doing Research: Getting Started with Archives

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 Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Creating a LinkedIn Summary

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 2/22/20

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30 AM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Exercise: Stretch, Tone and Balance for Older Bodies!

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

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion Group: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Lo Blacklock

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

Writing: Yorkville Writing Circle

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM James Lenox House, 49 East 73rd Street

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

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Brick Church, 62 East 92nd Street

Special Event: Mardi Gras Lunch, RSVP required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

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

Music: Mozart’s LA CLEMENZA DI TITO recital by New York Opera Forum

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Southside with You (2016)

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

Movie: Downton Abbey

 

Monday 2/24/20

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30 AM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Workforce1 Recruitment Event

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 53rd Street Library, Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Toy Story 4 (2019)

12:00 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Arts: Creative, Fun, Mixed Media Art Hands-on

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

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Exercise: Yoganna Love It: Free, Accessible Yoga Classes

1:00 PM –2:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Writing: Short Story Writing – RSVP Required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM St. Catherine of Siena, First Avenue & 68th Street

Exercise: Tai-Chi

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

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

Exercise: Stay Well Exercise for Seniors

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Jobs: U.S. Census Bureau: Recruitment Event

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

Dance: Dance sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-7:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Games: Mah Jongg Social

6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, Elebash Recital Hall

Music: Alexei Tartakovsky, piano

6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 9100

Discussion: Self-Devouring Growth: Julie Livingston in conversation with Brian Larkin

 

Tuesday 2/25/20

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 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

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

Language: Spanish Conversation Meet-up

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

Activity: April Adams, Gail Brewer’s Grocery Story Resource Book, 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: Remember the Titans (2000)

2:00 PM New York Public Library Schwarzman Bldg., 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Advanced Steps in African American Genealogy

3:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

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

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

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

Books & Poetry: Author Talk: Adam Chandler- Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom

6:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Writing: Free-Writing Happy Hour: Writing About Writing

 

Wednesday 2/26/20

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street

Taxes: FREE TAX PREPARATION and E-FILE

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30 AM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Crafts: Crochet & Knitting Group

10:30 AM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Keep the Momentum Going

11:00 AM – 11:45AM Bryant Park, Meet at the Fountain

Tour: Park Tour

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

11:15 AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Up In the Air

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

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Waterside Plaza, 30 Waterside Plaza

Exercise: Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:15 PM- 2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

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

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

Language:  Mercredi français: French Conversation Group

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

2:30 PM- 4:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Introduction to Medicare

6:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St, Rm 67A
Books & Poetry: Hooky Book Club: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Healy Hall, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: NY StartUP! 2020 Workshop 3: Developing Financial Statements

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Self-Recruiter® Lecture Series: Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn & How to Use It in Your Job Search

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 E 86th St

Crafts: Knoble Knitters

 

Thursday 2/27/20

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Bryant Park, The Rink

Exercise: Exerskate.  Bring your own skates and lock or rent them

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Bryant Park, Winter Village

Exercise: DO It All

9:30 AM– 10:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street b/t 1st and 2nd

Activity: Alexander Technique sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

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

Taxes: Tax Prep with AARP

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

Movie: Throwback Thursday Theater: Bell, Book and Candle

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

1:00 PM Yorkville Library, 222 East 79th Street

Health: Medicare for 2020

1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Waterside Plaza, 30 Waterside Plaza

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

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Jobs: U.S. Census Bureau: Tabling

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

Film: GOOD NEWS (1947)

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

Movie: New Releases Movie Night: Downton Abbey

4:00 PM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Adult Coloring

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Dance: Ribbon Dancing

4:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave b/t 34th & 35th, 5318

Lecture: Sarah Bishop Presents: “Communication and Culture in the Search for Asylum”

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Language: Conversational Chinese Level II

 

Friday 2/28/20

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30AM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Discussion: Coffee & Connections for people who are experiencing homelessness or who know someone who is homeless.

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 Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Resume Intensive – Craft A Message that Lands Interviews

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

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

Movie: Book to Movie Adaptations: Don’t Look Now

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

Movie: Toy Story 4 (2019)

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

Movie: BlackkKlansman (2018)

2:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Movie: Lee Daniels’ The Butler

3:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: How to Get a Job in the New York City Government

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

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

Discussion: Representations and Spaces in/of Children’s Literature

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 2/29/20

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Taxes: Tax Preparation with AARP

10:30 AM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Exercise: Stretch, Tone and Balance for Older Bodies!

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

Books & Poetry: Chinese Language Book Discussion Group 舞男 , 严歌苓 碗 / 金宇澄著. 碗 / 金宇澄著 , 金宇澄 Wan (Bowl) by Yucheng Jin

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM James Lenox House, 49 East 73rd Street

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

12:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Healy Hall, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: NY StartUP! 2020 Workshop 3: Developing Financial Statements

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

Movie:Joker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

 

 

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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29 Jan
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The Blue Book: Senate Majority Staff Analysis of the 2020-2021 Executive Budget Proposal

New York State Senate Majority Conference Blue Book – Staff analysis of the 2021 Executive Budget.

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16 Jan
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Krueger, Kaminsky, Jaffee Introduce Bill To Ban Cigarette Filters

Albany – Today, State Senators Liz Krueger and Todd Kaminsky, and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee introduced the Tobacco Product Waste Reduction Act, S.7259, which would prohibit the sale of cigarettes with single-use filters (also known as “butts”), attachable single-use filters, and single-use electronic cigarettes.

“Cigarette butts are everywhere – littering our streets, our parks, and our waterways, and spreading plastic pollution and toxic chemicals into our environment and our food supply,” said Senator Krueger. “The evidence is clear that in spite of all the Big Tobacco propaganda, filters do not make cigarettes any safer, and they may in fact make cigarettes even more deadly. Add to that all the discarded single-use e-cigarettes, which contain lithium-ion batteries and extremely poisonous liquid nicotine, and it’s clear that we need to act. It’s time for New York to nip these butts in the bud.”

“As Chair of the Committee on Children and Families, it is always my priority to ensure that our youth lead healthy, productive lives,” said Assemblywoman Jaffee. “Banning single use cigarette butts ensures that our youth do not begin a damaging cycle of tobacco use. Currently, 10,600 youth in New York become new daily smokers and an estimated 280,000 New York youth now alive will die early from smoking. Think too, of the detrimental effects cigarette butts have on our environment. Cigarette butts are a plastic product that significantly contributes to pollution in waterways and beaches and impacts the health of fish and other wildlife as well as the safety of the food supply for humans. We can reduce the harmful impact cigarette butts have on our environment by banning them in New York State.”

“Big Tobacco has spent decades misleading the public about the health benefits of filters in cigarettes,” said Senator Kaminsky. “Not only do these products fail to protect smokers but they also produce massive amounts of pollution and garbage.”

Despite what many people believe, cigarette filters, also known as butts, do not improve the safety or healthfulness of cigarettes. In fact, research indicates that filters likely increase the negative public health effects of cigarettes. Cigarette butts are also a plastic product that significantly contributes to pollution in waterways and beaches, and impacts the health of fish and other wildlife as well as the safety of the food supply for humans.

The Tobacco Product Waste Reduction Act would ban the sale in New York State of cigarettes with filters, as well as attachable single-use filters, and single use e-cigarettes, effective January 1st, 2022.

“Adding plastic filters to cigarettes poses no health benefit to smokers, and creates a massive source of toxic tobacco litter,” said Ilana Knopf, Director of the Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center at Northeastern University School of Law. “This bill corrects a history of industry deception and protects both human health and the natural environment.”

“Cigarette butts are a major source of plastic pollution and they leach nicotine and heavy metals into the water,” said Judith Enck, founder of Beyond Plastics and former EPA Regional Administrator. “People who would never litter a bag or a bottle, routinely flick butts into the environment, resulting in trillions of butts littering the earth each year. Cigarette filters are made from plastic cellulose acetate and eventually break down into micro plastics. We now face a new pollution threat from e-cigarettes. This is a very important bill that will help improve the environment in very significant ways.”

It is now well established, though not widely known to the public, that cigarette filters do not improve the safety or health of tobacco products, and are primarily a marketing tool to make cigarettes appear safer to consumers. Several studies, as well as reports from the Surgeon General, have found that filters may even make cigarettes more dangerous. According to a 2014 Surgeon General’s report, “evidence suggests that ventilated filters may have contributed to higher risks of lung cancer by enabling smokers to inhale more vigorously, thereby drawing carcinogens contained in cigarette smoke more deeply into lung tissue.” A 2017 study from the National Cancer Institute concurred, recommending that “the FDA should consider regulating [filter use], up to and including a ban.”

The perception that filtered cigarettes are safer also encourages smoking and leads to increased public harm. The 2017 NCI study found that “lower tar yield [i.e. filtered] cigarettes became the preferred choice of many smokers who perceived them to be a lower health risk because of health messaging. This perception was reinforced by the sensation of reduced harshness when smoking.” In 2010, the United States joined Canada and the EU in prohibiting the use of tobacco packaging or advertising using terms like “light,” “mild,” or “low,” which convey the false impression that filters reduce risk.

Electronic cigarettes and similar products also pose health hazards and may contribute to youth smoking and reduced smoking cessation, regardless of nicotine content. These products contain or produce chemicals other than nicotine known to be toxic, carcinogenic and causative of respiratory and heart distress. Emissions from these products may contain particulate matter, harmful to those exposed, including bystanders involuntarily exposed. The FDA has presented evidence of nicotine and other toxicants in exhaled electronic cigarette aerosol and stated exposure should be limited.

Nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes are the most common nicotine products used by students, with three million middle and high school students using them in 2015, according to a study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The FDA has expressed concern that use of these products, whether or not they contain nicotine, will provide visual cues to youth and will renormalize cigarette smoking and use of tobacco products, undermining tobacco control efforts and contributing to smoking initiation and reduced cessation, particularly among youth.

In addition to their negative public health impacts, cigarette butts are the most collected item internationally in beach and waterway cleanup programs. It is estimated that 845,000 tons of cigarette butts end up as litter annually worldwide. Cigarette butts have been described as “the last socially acceptable form of litter.”

Nearly all cigarette filters are made of cellulose acetate, a kind of plastic. They are not biodegradable, but they do break down into small particles that end up in waterways, in the bodies of fish and other animals, and eventually back in our food supply. Along the way, filters trap toxins from smoking, including arsenic, cadmium, toluene, nicotine, and ethylphenol, as well as bio-accumulating toxins from the environment. Even if filters could be made of biodegradable materials, the toxins accumulated in the smoking process would still render those cigarette butts hazardous waste.

Single-use electronic cigarettes and cartridges contain components such as lithium-ion batteries, as well as toxic chemicals and liquid nicotine that together qualify them as electronic, toxic, and hazardous waste. A single user could discard hundreds of single-use e-cigarettes every year. Such waste is inappropriate for standard municipal collection, and the cost to individual municipalities of cleaning up cigarette butts and single-use electronic cigarettes can run into the tens of millions of dollars.

Littered cigarette filters and liquid nicotine from single-use electronic cigarettes and cartridges also pose a health threat to young children. In 2013, the American Association of Poison Control Centers reported receiving over 8,500 reports of children under age 13 poisoned by cigarettes, cigarette butts, and other tobacco products. Children poisoned by cigarette butts or liquid nicotine can experience vomiting, nausea, lethargy, eye irritation, and gagging. Calls to American poison control centers concerning liquid nicotine exposures increased from one in February 2010 to 215 in February 2014, most of which involved children under the age of five, according to a study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Rich Schrader, New York Legislative Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) said: “On top of cutting countless lives too short, cigarettes litter New York beaches and pollute our waterways with their hazardous filters. The hundreds of thousands of cigarette butts collected every year trap harmful toxins that get ingested by fish and other marine life and jeopardize our food supply. And to boot, local municipalities are on the hook for the costly cleanup. Butts are a public health danger and an enormous waste that we should absolutely do without.”

Jeremy Cherson, Legislative Advocacy Manager for Riverkeer, said: “Cigarette butts and single-use plastic e-cigarettes are a common form of plastic-based litter volunteers find on the shores of the Hudson each spring during our annual Riverkeeper Sweep. When cigarette filters contact water they release a cornucopia of toxic chemicals that are harmful to aquatic life and provide no public health benefit, as commonly assumed.”

Liz Moran, Environmental Policy Director for NYPIRG, said: “Cigarette filters pollute our environment and make smoking even more deadly. Increasingly cigarette and e-cigarette filters are the number one item found during beach cleanups. Not only are trillions of cigarette filters contributing to the global plastic pollution crisis, they are also introducing toxic materials into waterways, like nicotine and heavy metals, threatening drinking water quality and killing marine life. Cigarette filters should be banned entirely. NYPIRG thanks Senators Krueger and Kaminsky, and Assemblymember Jaffee, for carrying this important legislation.”

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15 Jan
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FAQs about New York State’s Bail Reforms

On January 1st, new reforms to New York’s bail and pre-trial detention systems went into effect. There has been a lot of confusion about what these reforms actually do. A good starting place to understand the changes is this article in City & State magazine.

Below are some FAQs regarding the reforms. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call my office at 212-490-9535.

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06 Jan
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Senator Krueger’s Community Bulletin – January 2020

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

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20 Dec
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Senator Krueger’s Free Events List – January 2020

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

January 2020

Courtesy of State Senator Liz Krueger

If you would like to receive this list via email instead, 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.

 

 

Wednesday 1/1/20

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

 

Thursday 1/2/20

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

Film: THE BRIDE CAME C.O.D. (1941)

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

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

6:00PM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion Group: The Promise by Chaim Potok

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Language: Conversational Chinese Level II

 

Friday 1/3/20

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

12:00PM-1:00PM 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 Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Books & Poetry: Reading & Connections Book Group: In Pieces, Sally Field

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

Movie: Babes in Toyland (1961)

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

Movie: Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

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 1/4/20

11:00 PM – 12:00 PM James Lenox House, 49 East 73rd Street

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

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

Movie: To be announced, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Imitation of Life (1934)

 

Monday 1/6/20

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

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

12:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Discussion: Thrive Talks interactive mental health focused discussion

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

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM –2:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Writing: Short Story Writing – RSVP Required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM St. Catherine of Siena, First Avenue & 68th Street

Exercise: Tai-Chi

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

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

Exercise: Stay Well Exercise for Seniors

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 6th Street

Books & Poetry: Mystery Mondays: The Birdwatcher by William Shaw

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

Dance: Dance sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-7:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Games: Mah Jongg Social

5:00 PM Yorkville Library, 222 East 79th Street

Writing: Yorkville Writing Circle

6:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Books & Poetry: Manga Mondays: Shonen Jump Classics

 

Tuesday 1/7/20

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

12:30 PM-2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Workshop: Public Speaking Workshop

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

Language: Spanish Conversation Meet-up

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

Activity: Pet Club, RSVP required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

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

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

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

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion: Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview

6:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Books & Poetry: Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: From the Shadows by Juan José Millás

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Picture Yourself Online Photoshoot

6:00PM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Writing: Webster Writing Circle

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, Fifth Avenue, 555 Fifth Avenue

Books and Poetry: Barnes & Noble Book Club Featuring The Family Upstairs, Lisa Jewell

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street

Books and Poetry: Barnes & Noble Book Club Featuring The Family Upstairs, Lisa Jewell

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street

Books and Poetry: Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion, Ingrid Newkirk

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 E 86th St

Books and Poetry: Barnes & Noble Book Club Featuring The Family Upstairs, Lisa Jewell

 

Wednesday 1/8/20

6:30 AM – 7:00 AM Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue Terrace

Exercise: Boot Camp

10:30 AM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Crafts: Crochet & Knitting Group

11:15AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Kong: Skull Island

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 PM-12:30 PM Gracie Mansion, East 88th Street & East End Avenue

Tour: Gracie Mansion Tour, RSVP required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman, 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Collections Open House: New Accessions for the New Year

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

Activity: Juggling

1:15 PM- 2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

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

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

Language:  Mercredi français: French Conversation Group

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Strangers on a Train

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

Games: Learn To Play Chess For Adults

2:30 PM- 4:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street

Books and Poetry: Ultimate Veg, Jamie Oliver

 

Thursday 1/9/20

8:00 AM – 8:30AM Bryant Park, The Rink

Exercise: Exerskate.  Bring your own skates and lock or rent them

9:30 AM– 10:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street b/t 1st and 2nd

Activity: Alexander Technique sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-1:30 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

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Books & Poetry: Literature Out Loud: Poetic Outliers — British Edition

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

Film: THE BRIBE (1949)

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

Movie: Throwback Thursday Theater: Pal Joey

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

Activity: Juggling

1:00PM New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman, 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Doing Research: Getting Started at the Library

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

Movie: New Releases Movie Night: Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw

3:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Check, Please! – How to Save Your Money Effectively and Efficiently

4:00 PM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Adult Coloring

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Language: Conversational Chinese Level II

 

Friday 1/10/20

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 Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Asset Allocation

12:00PM-1:00PM 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

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

Movie: Book to Movie Adaptations: American Pastoral

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Books & Poetry: Open Book Hour: From Page to Screen

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

Movie: Aladdin (1992)

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 1/11/20

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

Books & Poetry: Classic Literature Book Discussion Group: The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea

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

Writing: Yorkville Writing Circle

11:00 PM – 12:00 PM James Lenox House, 49 East 73rd Street

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

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

Movie: To be announced, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Victor/Victoria (1982)

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

Writing: 53rd Street Writing Workshop

 

Monday 1/13/20

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 53rd Street Library, Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Aladdin (1992)

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

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM –2:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Writing: Short Story Writing – RSVP Required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM St. Catherine of Siena, First Avenue & 68th Street

Exercise: Tai-Chi

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

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

Exercise: Stay Well Exercise for Seniors

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 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Workshop: Celebrate the New Year with Meditation

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

Dance: Dance sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-7:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Games: Mah Jongg Social

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Discussion: Death Cafe

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 E 86th St

Books and Poetry: The Monday Night Reading Group featuring The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester

 

Tuesday 1/14/20

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 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

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

Language: Spanish Conversation Meet-up

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

Discussion: About Art at the Met with Caroline Grossner, RSVP required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

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

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

 

Wednesday 1/15/20

6:30 AM – 7:00 AM Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue Terrace

Exercise: Boot Camp

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

11:15AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: 10 Cloverfield Lane

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

Activity: Juggling

1:15 PM- 2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

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

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

Language:  Mercredi français: French Conversation Group

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

Health: NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Physical Therapy Presents Pedestrian Safety for Older Adults

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Kiss Me Deadly

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

Games: Learn To Play Chess For Adults

2:30 PM- 4:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

6:30PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St Room 67A, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Books & Poetry: Chinese Book Discussion 中文书籍讨论会

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 E 86th St

Books and Poetry: Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group featuring Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

Thursday 1/16/20

8:00 AM – 8:30AM Bryant Park, The Rink

Exercise: Exerskate.  Bring your own skates and lock or rent them

9:30 AM– 10:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street b/t 1st and 2nd

Activity: Alexander Technique sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

Film: THE BREAKING POINT (1950)

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

Movie: New Releases Movie Night: Blinded by the Light

4:00 PM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Adult Coloring

4:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Movie: Film Discussion Group – “Selma” Audio Described

4:00PM New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman, 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Getting Started in Genealogy Research

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Dance: Ribbon Dancing

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Language: Conversational Chinese Level II

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 E 86th St

Books and Poetry:

Joven para siempre: Descubre la llave del antienvejecimiento / Forever Young: Discover the Key to Anti-Aging, Daniel L. Campos

 

Friday 1/17/20

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

12:00PM – 1:00PM 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

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

Movie: Aladdin (1992)

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 1/18/20

11:00 AM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Origami Meetup Group

11:00 PM – 12:00 PM James Lenox House, 49 East 73rd Street

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

11:30AM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Exercise: Yoga For Beginners

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

Movie: To be announced, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Tootsie (1982)

 

Monday 1/20/20

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

Activity: Juggling

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-7:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Games: Mah Jongg Social

 

Tuesday 1/21/20

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

12:30 PM-2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Workshop: Public Speaking Workshop

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

Language: Spanish Conversation Meet-up

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

Discussion: Recycling Tips from NYC Dept. of Sanitation, RSVP required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00PM New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman, 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Newspapers in Genealogy Research

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

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

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

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion: Winners take all : the elite charade of changing the world by Anand Giridharadas

6:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: How to Choose a Financial Planner

6:00PM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Writing: Webster Writing Circle

6:00 PM- 7:00 PM Kinokuniya Books, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, b/t 40th & 41st Sts. Books & Poetry: Winter Poetry with Autumn House Press

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street

Books and Poetry: American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins

 

Wednesday 1/22/20

6:30 AM – 7:00 AM Bryant Park, Five Avenue Terrace

Exercise: Boot Camp

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Bryant Park, Meet at the Fountain

Tour: Park Tour

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

11:15AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Trumbo

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

Activity: Juggling

1:15 PM- 2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

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

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

Language:  Mercredi français: French Conversation Group

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Double Indemnity

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

Games: Learn To Play Chess For Adults

2:30 PM- 4:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

6:00PM New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman, 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Doing Research: Getting Started at the Library

7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street

Books and Poetry: Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump’s War on the World’s Most Powerful Office, Susan Hennessey

 

Thursday 1/23/20

8:00 AM – 8:30AM Bryant Park, The Rink

Exercise: Exerskate.  Bring your own skates and lock or rent them

9:30 AM– 10:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street between 1st and 2nd

Activity: Alexander Technique sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People 12:00PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Movie: Throwback Thursday Theater: Midnight Lace

12:00PM New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman, 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Doing Research: Getting Started with Online Research

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 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

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St, Rm 67B
Books & Poetry: Literature Out Loud: Poetic Outliers — American Edition

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

Film: CRISS CROSS (1949)

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

Movie: New Releases Movie Night: Angel Has Fallen

3:00 PM- 4:00 PM Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th Street

Tour: Yeshiva University Museum Tour, RSVP required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Adult Coloring

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Dance: Ribbon Dancing

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

Theatre: Theater of the Warped Political Bodies, Catalina Florina Florescu

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Language: Conversational Chinese Level II

 

Friday 1/24/20

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

12:00PM-1:00PM 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

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

Movie: Book to Movie Adaptations: Jungle Book

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

Movie: The Lion King (1994)

2:00PM New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman, 5th Ave. and 42nd St

Workshop: Doing Research: Getting Started with Archives

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 1/25/20

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

Discussion: Community Advisory Council

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

Writing: Yorkville Writing Circle

11:00 PM – 12:00 PM James Lenox House, 49 East 73rd Street

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

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

Movie: To be announced, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

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

Music: Donizetti’s MARIA STUARDA recital by New York Opera Forum

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Green Book (2018)

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

Movie: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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

 

Monday 1/27/20

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

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

11:15 AM 53rd Street Library, Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Workshop:  SCORE New York City: Create the Business Plan That’s Right for You

11:15AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw

11:30 AM 53rd Street Library, Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: The Lion King (2019)

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

Activity: Juggling

1:00 PM –2:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Writing: Short Story Writing – RSVP Required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM St. Catherine of Siena, First Avenue & 68th Street

Exercise: Tai-Chi

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

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

Exercise: Stay Well Exercise for Seniors

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

Dance: Dance sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-7:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Games: Mah Jongg Social

 

Tuesday 1/28/20

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 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

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

Language: Spanish Conversation Meet-up

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

Discussion: Live Better by Design, RSVP required to 212-980-1700 sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

3:00 PM Science Industry & Business Library Conference Rm 018, 188 Madison Ave

Discussion: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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

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

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

Health: Weill Cornell Wellness Series: Important Topics in Sleep Medicine

6:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Writing: Free-Writing Happy Hour: Three Words from a Hat

 

Wednesday 1/29/20

6:30 AM – 7:00 AM Bryant Park, Five Avenue Terrace

Exercise: Boot Camp

10:30 AM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Crafts: Crochet & Knitting Group

11:00 AM – 11:45AM Bryant Park, Meet at the Fountain

Tour: Park Tour

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

11:15AM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: The Monuments Men

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

Activity: Juggling

1:15 PM- 2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 109 East 87th Street

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

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

Language:  Mercredi français: French Conversation Group

2:00PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Movie: Mildred Pierce

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

Games: Learn To Play Chess For Adults

2:30 PM- 4:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by the Health Advocates for Older People

 

Thursday 1/30/20

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Bryant Park, The Rink

Exercise: Exerskate.  Bring your own skates and lock or rent them

9:30 AM– 10:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street between 1st and 2nd

Activity: Alexander Technique sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

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

Activity: Juggling

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

Film: THE GREAT WALTZ (1938)

4:00 PM 53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street

Activity: Adult Coloring

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Bryant Park, Overlook

Dance: Ribbon Dancing

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., Rm 67A
Language: Conversational Chinese Level II

 

Friday 1/31/20

10:30AM Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St, 5th Ave. and 42nd St
Discussion: Coffee & Connections for people who are experiencing homelessness or who know someone who is homeless.

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- 2:00 PM Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street

Tour: Grolier Club tour of the current exhibition, 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 Lion King (1994)

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

 

 

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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Senator Krueger’s Community Bulletin – December 2019

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

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03 Dec
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Krueger And Ortiz Introduce Updated Fossil Fuel Divestment Act

Albany – Today, as world leaders are meeting for the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid, State Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and Assembly Assistant Speaker Félix W. Ortiz announced the introduction of a revised version of their Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (S.2126-A/A.1536-A). The changes to the bill, based on feedback from the State Comptroller’s office, advocates, and investment experts at an April 30th hearing, are designed to make it a more effective tool to address stranded asset risk, and place the bill on a firmer footing regarding its constitutionality and the pension fund’s fiduciary obligations.

“The climate crisis is here – fiduciary and moral responsibility require the process of divestment to begin now,” said Senator Krueger. “The writing on the wall could not be clearer: fossil fuel producers are a bad long-term investment. Divestment will protect workers and retirees from the rapid devaluation these companies will suffer in the coming energy transition. We have heard the concerns of the Comptroller and our legislative colleagues, and taken the advice of numerous financial and investment experts, to make this bill stronger. It’s time for New York State to put our money where our mouth is, and continue our commitment to climate leadership by divesting from fossil fuels.”

“New York State has an obligation to the investors in the Common Retirement Fund and to Planet Earth to divest from fossil fuels,” said Assistant Speaker Ortiz. “As a climate protection leader, investing state retirement funds in companies whose actions harm the environment is simply wrong. We need to take every action possible to mitigate continued damage to the environment and protect retirement investments. The revisions to the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act will help ensure those priorities are met.”

The updated Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, which has 28 co-sponsors in the Senate and 39 in the Assembly, would direct the New York State Comptroller to divest the state employee pension fund, called the Common Retirement Fund, from all direct and indirect investments in companies that meet the bill’s definition of coal, oil, or gas producers. Divestment from coal producers would be completed within two years; divestment from oil and gas producers would be completed within five years. Divestment would be subject to a Determination of Prudence issued by the Comptroller, certifying that divestment complies with his fiduciary obligations and the “prudent investor rule” as defined in state law.

“Every day, it becomes more urgent for New York State to cut its fiscal ties with powerful polluters that are generating greenhouse gas emissions,” said Rich Schrader, NY Legislative Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “There is no time to wait: we need our leaders to take bold action now to ensure New York can meet its ambitious climate goals and ensure our energy policies represent the interests of our children and grandchildren. Passing the divestment bill this session would be a huge leap forward.”

“Comptroller DiNapoli is violating his legal duty to preserve the long-term health of New York state workers’ retirement accounts,” said Clara Vondrich, director of Divest Invest. “Fossil fuels are in decline, underperforming the market and poised for a crash that the Bank of England says could cost investors up to $20 trillion. Already, the NYSCRF would have been $22 billion richer had the Comptroller heeded calls to divest a decade ago. He must pull out now or face the consequences, not least of which is potential legal liability for gambling with pensioners’ hard-won savings.”

“It’s beyond hypocritical for New York State to invest in Exxon when our own Attorney General is suing them for fraud,” said Dominique Thomas, New Yorker and organizer with 350.org. “With this strengthened divestment legislation, and Comptroller DiNapoli’s reckless failure to act, it’s time for state senators and assembly members to choose a side: are you with the people of New York or are you with fossil fuel billionaires?”

Supporters of divestment argue not only that it is no longer acceptable to financially support the extraction of climate-destabilizing fossil fuels, but also that the state pension fund is exposed to increasing financial risk by holding onto fossil fuel companies, which stand to lose significant value as the world acts to mitigate climate change. A recent report from Carbon Tracker revealed that no major oil company is making capital investments that align with the goals of the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 2°C, let alone the now broadly accepted goal of 1.5°C. The Common Retirement Fund has lost more than $260 million in coal investments since 2010, and a recent study by Corporate Knights estimated that the Fund is valued at $22.2 billion less than it would have been had it divested from fossil fuels in 2008 and redistributed those monies across the rest of the portfolio.

Whereas the previous version of the bill required the Comptroller to divest from all companies listed in the Carbon Underground 200, the new bill requires the creation of an exclusion list of fossil fuel producers defined by several risk factors: the percentage of revenue derived from fossil fuel production, the percentage of global fossil fuel production for which the company is responsible, and the potential future carbon dioxide emissions contained in the company’s reported coal, oil, or gas reserves.

Companies placed on the exclusion list would have an opportunity to contest their inclusion, either by demonstrating that they had been added in error, or by presenting clear and convincing evidence that they will have moved out of fossil fuel production and no longer meet the list criteria by 2030. In other words, fossil fuel producers that are making real and demonstrable strides to wind down their oil, gas, or coal production in a timely fashion will not be subject to divestment.

The new bill also contains a significant change to protect the Comtproller’s investment discretion and address concerns about constitutionality. Before divestment can commence, the Comptroller must issue a Determination of Prudence, stating whether he believes that divestment from any or all of the companies on the exclusion list complies with his fiduciary responsibility and the “prudent investor rule” defined in state law. If the Comptroller determines it would not be prudent to divest from any particular company, that company would be removed from the exclusion list. All companies removed from the list would be reconsidered for exclusion within five years.

Worldwide there are currently 1,145 institutions that have committed to divest, including universities, faith-based organizations, non-profits, municipalities, philanthropic organizations, and national and state pension funds, controlling $11.54 trillion in assets. In 2018, Ireland became the world’s first nation to fully divest its $10.4 billion sovereign wealth fund from fossil fuels.

The list of institutions involved in the divestment movement includes the Teachers Retirement System of the City of New York, New York City Employees Retirement System, California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), California State Teacher’s Retirement System; Pratt Institute, Union Theological Seminary of New York City, The New School, and Stanford and Syracuse Universities; the cities of Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Minneapolis, and Ithaca; the World Council of Churches, and the United Methodist Church USA; Guardian Media Group, the Rockefeller Brothers and Family Funds, The Blumenthal Foundation, and the sovereign wealth fund of Norway. A full list of divestment commitments can be viewed here.

The global divestment movement is having an impact on fossil fuel producers, in part through the process of stigmatization, which can damage enterprise value by discouraging engagement by business partners, employees, lenders, governments, politicians, etc, as well as leading to restrictive legislation. The increased scrutiny tar sands have received as a result of divestment and allied stigmatization campaigns was a contributing factor to Exxon’s decision to write down the value of its tar sands reserves. Peabody Energy, a coal producer that went bankrupt in 2016, said of the divestment movement: “the impact of such efforts may adversely affect the demand for and price of securities issued by us, and impact our access to the capital and financial markets.” Shell now cites divestment as a major material risk to its current business model, which could lead to project delays or cancellations and could affect its ability to access capital.

The Common Retirement Fund, with $210.5 billion in assets as of March 31st, 2019, has invested $2.7 million in Peabody Energy, $133 million in Shell, and over $1 billion in Exxon, and has between $6 and $12 billion directly or indirectly invested in all fossil fuel producers.

“We applaud Sen. Krueger and Assm. Ortiz’s continued leadership to divest the New York State pension fund from the $11 billion plus invested in fossil fuels. They have updated their bill to address some of the concerns raised by lawmakers and others. However, the failure of the state legislature to divest from fossil fuels creates unacceptable financial risks for taxpayers. Already, the failure to divest has cost the pension fund more than $20 billion in value. Even more importantly, it is a crime against humanity to knowingly invest in companies which threaten the future of life on our planet,” said Mark Dunlea, chair of the Green Education and Legal Fund and one of the coordinators of the DivestNY campaign.

“Passage of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act will bolster New York State’s position as a climate leader. It will help eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels, making room for a clean energy future that safeguards our health, environment and economy. The decision to divest is not only an economic one and a moral one, but one necessary to ensure our survival,” said Eric Weltman, a Brooklyn-based senior organizer with Food & Water Action.

“Every day news stories report that the climate situation is “worse than expected”. The recent UN report on climate calls for rapid and unprecedented cuts in greenhouse gas emissions as the only hope of averting widespread, catastrophic effects of climate change. Yet the New York State pension fund continues to invest billions of dollars in the fossil fuel industry,” said Ruth Foster of New York Climate Advocacy Project. “Thanks to Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Ortiz for championing the cause of divestment of New York’s pension fund from fossil fuels. New York must stop funding climate destruction before it’s too late.”

“This bill is for the pensioners in stabilizing and maximizing returns. It is for the state in transitioning to renewable energy. It is for the world that must meet its looming crisis. Divestment works and is gaining momentum. New York should be a divestment leader,” said John Ingram of 350nyc.

“The Interfaith Climate Justice Community of NY commends Senator Krueger for introducing the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act. This legislation is a bold initiative to address what over 11,000 scientists from around the world recently described as a “climate emergency.” All of our faiths acknowledge the gift of creation and our moral responsibility to protect it. Scores of our religious organizations are part of the 1,100 organizations around the world that have exercised their moral responsibility to protect the earth by divesting from fossil fuel stocks. The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, by requiring the NYS Comptroller to divest the NYS Common Retirement Fund from fossil fuel holdings, sends a clear message that our state will no longer be complicit in aiding and abetting an industry that profits from the extraction of fossil fuels,” said Roger Cook of the ICJC.

 

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Excerpt from the Introducer’s Memorandum in Support for S.2126-A/A.1536-A:

Climate change is a real and serious threat to the health, welfare, and prosperity of all New Yorkers, now and in the future. Maintaining the status quo of fossil fuel energy production will lead to catastrophic results. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has determined that in order to keep the increase in global average temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius, global greenhouse gas emissions must decline by 45% by 2030, and reach net zero by 2050. As such, New York State has codified into law a goal of reaching a 40% economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions reduction relative to 1990 levels by 2030, and net zero emissions by 2050.

This bill will require the State Comptroller, after due consideration of his or her fiduciary responsibility and the prudent investor standard, to divest the state Common Retirement Fund (the Fund) from major coal, oil, and gas producers. This will protect the fund, as well as its members and retirees, from the growing risk of rapid devaluation these companies present, while also sending a powerful message that it is no longer acceptable to invest in a business model that is driving the climate crisis.

The threat of climate change and the transformation of the global energy system that will be necessary to mitigate it will have a serious negative impact on investors whose assets are not aligned with a 1.5 degree trajectory. Experts estimate that demand for fossil fuels is likely to peak within the next decade. In spite of this, the majority of fossil fuel producers are not adjusting their business models to take into account the changing energy market, investing billions of dollars in exploring and extracting new reserves, creating stranded asset risk and the potential for rapid, unexpected, and significant loss of value.

Continued investment in fossil fuel producers poses unacceptable risk to the long-term sustainability of the Fund. Attempting to beat the market by holding these investments until the last possible moment is a high-risk strategy that could result in the loss of investment principal. In the words of the Decarbonization Advisory Panel for the New York State Common Retirement Fund, “being too early in the avoidance of the risk of permanent loss is much less of a danger than being too late.”

The Legislature is bound by a fiduciary responsibility over the pension fund. This responsibility includes a duty to future as well as current beneficiaries. It is therefore incumbent upon the Legislature as fiduciary to concern itself with how the Fund rebalances its investments to meet its financial performance targets, favoring the long-term sustainability of the fund over seeking short-term gains. Fossil fuel producers are currently under-performing compared to the broader market. However, even if they were to produce acceptable returns in the near term, they present undue long-term risk that compels trustee action on behalf of future beneficiaries.

Duties to future beneficiaries may also reasonably include consideration of their human interests, quality of life, and public safety and security, and therefore may mandate that trustees try to accelerate the shift away from fossil fuels to help mitigate the future adverse effects of climate change. Given the systemic threat of climate change to the economy as a whole, and therefore to the value of the Fund’s entire portfolio, consideration of the climate impact of certain investments is entirely appropriate. According to the US Department of Labor’s interpretive bulletin 2015-1, environmental issues “may have a direct relationship to the economic value of the plan’s investment. In these instances, such issues are not merely collateral considerations or tie-breakers, but rather are proper components of the fiduciary’s primary analysis of the economic merits of competing investment choices.”

The Fund is one of the largest and most visible institutional investors in the world. By divesting from fossil fuels, the Fund will send a message that it is unacceptable for any institution to attempt to profit from activities that threaten the future of our society. Divestment from these companies by the Fund will begin the process of delegitimizing a business model that is socially and morally, and increasingly financially, bankrupt. As a state, New York cannot fully commit to the steps necessary to prevent climate change while maintaining a financial interest in companies whose profits depend almost exclusively on the continuation of practices that cause climate change.

The Fund has set a precedent by choosing to divest from certain industries in the past due to the moral implications of their business models, including private prisons, firearms manufacturers, and companies doing business with Sudan. Over 1,100 institutional investors representing more than $11 trillion in holdings have chosen to fully or partially divest from fossil fuel producers, including the Teachers Retirement System of the City of New York, the New York City Employees Retirement System, and the sovereign wealth funds of Norway and Ireland. This bill adopts the prevailing approaches of these similarly situated fiduciaries with regard to fossil fuel divestment, and therefore complies with the prudent investor standard defined in state law.

The Legislature is within its constitutional authority to instruct the Comptroller to divest from fossil fuel producers along the lines outlined in this bill. The Court of Appeals ruled in Scaglione v Levitt that the Comptroller’s freedom to invest is “limited by the continuing power of the Legislature to expand or restrict the classes and kinds of investments in which he may place the funds in his care,” provided that his or her discretion is not impaired. The Comptroller’s discretion is maintained in this bill through the mechanism of the Determination of Prudence. The Court of Appeals further ruled in McDermott v. Regan and Guzdek v. McCall that a proposed change to the management of the Retirement System would compel “close examination” if, in addition to interfering with the Comptroller’s discretion, it destabilized the system or created an inappropriate level of risk in the management of the Fund. This bill, if enacted, would not meet any of these thresholds.

Given the severely adverse impact that climate change will have on the lives of all New Yorkers and all people on the planet, the State has a responsibility to take all available steps to avert and mitigate it. Attempting to profit from investments in companies whose business models, public relations campaigns, and lobbying efforts not only fail to comply with New York’s statutory climate goals, but put the stability of our society and the safety of our citizens at risk, is neither morally acceptable nor in compliance with the Legislature’s fiduciary responsibility to current and future pension beneficiaries.

Divestment is financially prudent, morally imperative, responsible policymaking. The time for action is now.

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03 Dec
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Governor Signs Senator Krueger’s Tenant Protection Act

Albany – Today Governor Cuomo signed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, S.2605, an Attorney General’s program bill carried by Senator Liz Krueger. The new law will hold New York’s most unscrupulous landlords criminally accountable for tenant harassment.

“Over the years I have heard far too many horror stories from my constituents about the harassment they have suffered at the hands of unscrupulous landlords trying to drive them out of their homes,” said Senator Krueger. “Up until now, it was nearly impossible for criminal charges to be filed against even the worst offenders. It is high time this law was updated to protect tenants and give them a fighting chance, and to safeguard our dwindling stock of affordable housing. I thank Governor Cuomo for signing this important tenant protection bill,  Attorney General James for her leadership on this issue, and Assembly Member Joseph Lentol, who carried this legislation in the Assembly. ”

Under the existing Harassment of a Rent Regulated Tenant statute, a prosecutor must not only prove that the offending landlord intended to cause the tenant to vacate their home, but also that the tenant sustained physical injury due to the landlord’s actions and that the landlord intended to cause (or acted with criminal recklessness in causing) such injury. This creates an inexplicably high bar that – in the nearly two decades since the law was enacted – has never been met. Analysis of NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services data performed by the Attorney General’s office shows that not a single landlord has ever been convicted of the crime of Harassment of a Rent Regulated Tenant.

The Tenant Protection Act sets a more reasonable standard that eliminates the need to prove physical injury to a tenant, and opens the door to prosecutions arising out of more commonplace and insidious tactics — such as turning off heat and hot water, exposing tenants to hazardous materials, and making rent-stabilized buildings deliberately uninhabitable for current tenants and their families.

Among other things, the Tenant Protection Act would:

– Create a new class A misdemeanor that would apply to landlords and their agents who, with the intent to induce a rent regulated tenant to vacate their home, engage in a “course of conduct” that: “impairs the habitability” of the housing accommodation; creates a condition that endangers the health or safety of the tenant; or is reasonably likely to, and does in fact, “interfere with or disturb the comfort, repose, peace or quiet” of such tenant in the use of their home;

– Expand the existing class E felony Penal Law offense to also make it unlawful for landlords or their agents, with the intent to induce two or more tenants in different rent regulated units to move out, to engage in a “systematic ongoing course of conduct” that: “impairs the habitability” of the housing accommodations; creates a condition that endangers the health or safety of one or more of the tenants; or is reasonably likely to, and does in fact, “interfere with or disturb the comfort, repose, peace or quiet” of one or more of such tenants in the use of their homes; and

– Make it a class E felony for a landlord to commit the new class A misdemeanor offense after he or she has been convicted of that crime or the class E felony tenant harassment offense within the preceding five years.

The new class A misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail. The class E felony carries a maximum sentence of up to four years in State prison.

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26 Nov
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Senator Krueger’s ESCO “Slamming” Bill Becomes Law

Albany – Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed S.2376-A/A.3245-A, legislation carried by Senator Liz Krueger prohibiting suppliers of natural gas or electricity from enrolling customers without their permission, a practice known as “slamming.” The bill was carried in the Assembly by Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz.

“When New York State deregulated our energy utilities and created ESCOs, the goal was to save consumers money and improve customer service,” said Senator Krueger. “Instead, we have seen increased prices and skyrocketing frustration. ESCOs overcharged New Yorkers to the tune of over $800 million between January of 2015 and June of 2016, according to the Public Service Commission, and have been accused of widespread fraud, including ‘slamming.’ The PSC has taken some steps to crack down on bad actors, but more needs to be done. This new law will further strengthen consumer protections for all New Yorkers from unscrupulous behaviors in the retail energy market. I thank Governor Cuomo and Assemblymember Dinowitz for their efforts in advancing this important consumer protection measure.”

In 1996, New York deregulated its energy market. Utility companies gave customers the ability to choose alternative Energy Service Companies, or ESCOs, with what was called the Power to Choose Program. ESCOs are private utilities that provide electricity and natural-gas services, with the goal of creating savings and green energy options. Traditional utility companies are still in charge of distributing power.

There are now over 200 alternative ESCOs as well as traditional suppliers in New York. In the course of introducing this business model, prices were supposed to be driven down and service was supposed to become better. That didn’t happen for New York. ESCOs came under fire in a 2016 review, which found that multiple ESCOs were jacking up bills resulting in overcharging for electric and gas service, failing to deliver on promises for savings and clean energy, and were unscrupulously preying on low-income, senior and limited-English-speaking consumers. Customer reviews written for New York’s database of ESCOs display phrases like ‘excessive telemarketing calls’, ‘unpredictable variable and high rate contracts’, ‘early cancellation fees,’ ‘non-transparent door to door sales tactics,’ ‘poor Better Business Bureau rating’ and ‘widespread customer complaints’.

ESCOs have notoriously been cited for using deceptive sales tactics. ‘Consultants’ misrepresent themselves by pretending to be employees of the local utility company. The consultants push consumers into signing predatory contracts often by cold-knocking at a home or apartment door. These exchanges result in new contracts being signed, which is called ‘slamming.’ Eventually, unaware consumers discover that their rates have increased dramatically.  Rates are as much as triple the amount of what they would otherwise be paying with Con Ed, National Grid or other utility providers. Data suggests that New York customers pay as high as 17% more for utility fees under ESCO contracts compared to the rates typically charged with their local utility. Under the current regulatory climate, it is very difficult for ESCOs to face any regulatory penalties for these unscrupulous practices.

In 2016, the PSC estimated that there are about 281,000 low-income customers getting gas or electricity from ESCOs. The commission said that over a 30-month period those individuals paid approximately $96 million more than they would have paid if served by their own utility. In December of 2016, the state PSC approved a prohibition on ESCOs selling to low-income customers unless they get special dispensation from the regulator. Building on that PSC decision to crack down on ESCOs, S.2376-A amends the Public Service Law to prohibit unauthorized changes of suppliers of natural gas and electric service, further strengthening consumer protections for all New York State residents from unscrupulous behavior such as ‘slamming’.

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