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Got Cabin Fever? Greenburgh Offers Fun Activities At Multipurpose Center

Senior citizens are invited to register for classes with Greenburgh Parks and Recreation.
Senior citizens are invited to register for classes with Greenburgh Parks and Recreation. Photo Credit: sawmni.org

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Seniors in Greenburgh can commit to get fit and expand their horizons with a variety of classes starting in January and running throughout 2017

Senior citizens get first preference to enroll, except for QiGong, Meditation, and Spanish where non-senior adult residents can register for a slightly higher fee.

Programs sponsored by Greenburgh Parks and Recreation take place in the Multipurpose Center, Anthony F. Veteran Park, 11 Olympic Lane in Ardsley.

Weekly classes include

  • Low impact aerobics
  • Seated exercise
  • Yoga
  • Qi Gong
  • Dancing
  • Zumba Gold
  • Walking
  • Weights
  • Photography
  • Knitting
  • Creative Arts
  • Bridge
  • Conversational Spanish
  • Photography

All aspects of digital photography use Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, 3rd party plug-ins and video tutorials.

Mah-Jongg class for beginners and advanced beginners starts Wednesday, Jan 4 from 10 a.m.-Noon. Mah Jongg sets provided. Bring your own Mah Jongg card. Fee: $35 for Residents. $75 for Non-Residents.

Qi Gong class runs on Thursdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Fees: $30 for resident seniors. $40 for adults. $48 for non-residents.

Creative Arts with painting and drawing starts Thursday, Jan. 5. Fees: $35/residents. $80/non-residents. Bring your own materials.

Knitting class runs on Fridays, Jan. 6-Dec. 18, 1-3 p.m. Beginners and experienced knitters welcome. Bring your own materials. Fees: $35/residents $62 non-residents.

Intro to Meditation runs on Mondays starting Jan. 9 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. No Fee. Instructors: Jian Yang -Rong and Kristen Lu.

Dining in Colonial New York , 1-3 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 26-Feb. 16. Explore dinner at the tables of New York’s merchant class. How the tables were set, what food was served, where did it come from, who did the cooking and what changes marked the early, middle, and late periods. Instructor: Lavada Nahon, Culinary Historian. Registration Fee: $5. Sign up at the Front Desk.

Spanish Classes run on Mondays Jan. 30-March 27. Book required: “Easy Spanish Step by Step” by Barbara Bregstein.

  • Advanced beginners, 12:30-2 p.m. Knowledge of basic language structure and vocabulary. Chapter 2-6 in the book.
  • Intermediate Class, 2-3:30 p.m. More verbs, vocabulary and grammar, Chapter 7-10 in the book. Sign up begins Tuesday, Jan. 3. Fee: $30/residents $48: non-residents.
  • Bridge Classes: Three different levels of instruction. Bridge Class Fees: $35/ residents. $87/ non-residents.
Bridge with Barbara Garner. Meets twice a month.
  • Improve your Bridge Game. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Short lesson followed by intensive supervised play. Should be comfortable with standard bidding and card play. Not for beginners.
  • Advanced Intermediate Bridge, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-Noon. Learn more advanced bidding techniques/declarer play and defense. Must have solid bidding basics. Must have solid bidding basics.
  • Back to Basics Bridge, Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Emphasis on solid basic bidding and play. Continuation of the introductory class offered in Fall 2016.

Zumba Gold for Seniors runs three 10-week sessions in the Community Room in the Administration Building. Sign up at Front Desk now. Limited space available. Zumba Gold Instructor: Diane Sorg. Fee: $40: Resident Seniors. $60: Non-Residents

  • Tuesdays: Jan. 12-March 15, Noon-12:45 p.m.
  • Thursdays: Jan. 14-March 17, 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
  • Fridays: Jan. 15-March 18, 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Winter Art Lecture Series “Discovering Modern Art” with Cherise Gordon runs Thursdays, Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 11 from 1-2:30 p.m. Fee: $25. Sign up beginning Mon. Jan. 4.

Focus on art movements from the early 1900’s until the middle of the 20th century. Learn how cubism was created, how Duchamp’s “Fountain” redefined the concept of art, and the explosion of Pop art, among many other topics.

Book Discussions run on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Books are available at Greenburgh Library one month in advance.

  • Jan. 31 “The Door” by Magda Szabo
  • Feb. 28 ”Island Beneath the Sea” by Isabelle Allende.

All participants in the senior programs must have a Town Unicard which can be purchased in the registration office at Anthony F. Veteran Park.

For more information, call 693-8985, ext. 116 or email pmurphy@greenburghny.com.

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