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February 2021

American Sign Language – ONLINE

February 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 22, 2021

$8 – $119

Learn finger spelling, vocabulary and ASL concepts. Become familiar with deaf culture

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Gentle Yoga for Wellness – ONLINE

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 9, 2021

$8 – $99

This yoga class focuses on safe approaches for students who prefer a gentler class.  Students warm up muscles and joints while seated in a chair.  Standing poses are especially tailored to enhance mobility, balance and strength with chairs always available for support, if needed.  Options for floor poses will be offered but students can always choose to remain seated or standing.  Relaxing breath practices for stress relief will also be included.

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Make The Most of Your iPhone Photography – ONLINE

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35

Take Pro-like quality pictures with your iPhone camera! This hands-on workshop combines an introduction to the principles of photography with straightforward instruction on how to use your iPhone camera’s functions and editorial tools to elevate your casual snapshots to the level of pro-like quality photographs.

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Taekwondo for Fitness – ONLINE

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

$8 – $139

This class uses taekwon-do movements and concepts to strengthen and increase flexibility and conditioning. Classes will also work on balance and mental focus from the comfort of your home or other private space. Students should wear something to work up a sweat, with clothing that is comfortable to sit and stretch as well as kick and punch. Classes are done barefoot so no shoes are required. No martial arts experience necessary.

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Borrowed Forms: Experimental Essays – ONLINE

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2021

$3 – $79

Shake up your writing with hermit crab essays, in which we recast raw material into the structure of recipes, instruction manuals, police reports, and other borrowed forms. A playful and liberating approach, especially for memoir writers!  We’ll write in class with short readings required in-between.

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Navigating and Managing Your Career in a Virtual Job Market – ONLINE

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

Attend this workshop to learn how to stand out in a virtual crowd and how to utilize technology to put your best self forward. This hybrid session will cover upskilling and credentialing resources, video interviewing, using LinkedIn for research/branding/networking/job search, and networking etiquette in an online format.

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American Sign Language – ONLINE

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 22, 2021

$8 – $119

Learn finger spelling, vocabulary and ASL concepts. Become familiar with deaf culture

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Gentle Yoga for Wellness – ONLINE

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 9, 2021

$8 – $99

This yoga class focuses on safe approaches for students who prefer a gentler class.  Students warm up muscles and joints while seated in a chair.  Standing poses are especially tailored to enhance mobility, balance and strength with chairs always available for support, if needed.  Options for floor poses will be offered but students can always choose to remain seated or standing.  Relaxing breath practices for stress relief will also be included.

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Good Food is Healthy-Now Make It Delicious-ONLINE

February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$35

In this 1 ½ hour class, you’ll hear how we can make healthy whole foods part of our menus with easy to make delicious recipes to support our health and the health of our families. All participants will receive a mini recipe book curated by Health Coach Mary Ellen Zung specifically for this class.

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The Literature and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston – ONLINE

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 23, 2021

$3 – $79

In this three-session course, we will analyze key texts in Hurston’s literary career, focusing on how these works correspond to her evolution as a writer and scholar and underscore the richness of her legacy.

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Taekwondo for Fitness – ONLINE

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

$8 – $139

This class uses taekwon-do movements and concepts to strengthen and increase flexibility and conditioning. Classes will also work on balance and mental focus from the comfort of your home or other private space. Students should wear something to work up a sweat, with clothing that is comfortable to sit and stretch as well as kick and punch. Classes are done barefoot so no shoes are required. No martial arts experience necessary.

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Borrowed Forms: Experimental Essays – ONLINE

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2021

$3 – $79

Shake up your writing with hermit crab essays, in which we recast raw material into the structure of recipes, instruction manuals, police reports, and other borrowed forms. A playful and liberating approach, especially for memoir writers!  We’ll write in class with short readings required in-between.

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Elder Law and Protecting Your Assets from the Costs of Long-Term Care – ONLINE

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

Everyone knows we need to plan for our care in later life, but how do we go about it? This course examines the vital documents that everyone over 18 should have - General Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, and a Last Will, and the need to update those documents as we age.

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Lunar New Year Celebration With Children’s Author Tina Cho – Virtual

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Author, Tina Cho, shares how Lunar New Year is celebrated in Korea using her book “Korean Celebrations.” Highlights include traditional clothes, bowing for blessings, special foods, gifts that are given, and games that are played. Children will also make their own Yut-nori game (supply list available at link). Tina Cho is the author of four picture books “Rice from Heaven: The Secret Mission to Feed North Koreans”, ”Korean Celebrations”, “My Breakfast with Jesus: Worshipping God Around the World”, and “The Ocean…

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American Sign Language – ONLINE

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 22, 2021

$8 – $119

Learn finger spelling, vocabulary and ASL concepts. Become familiar with deaf culture

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Gentle Yoga for Wellness – ONLINE

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 9, 2021

$8 – $99

This yoga class focuses on safe approaches for students who prefer a gentler class.  Students warm up muscles and joints while seated in a chair.  Standing poses are especially tailored to enhance mobility, balance and strength with chairs always available for support, if needed.  Options for floor poses will be offered but students can always choose to remain seated or standing.  Relaxing breath practices for stress relief will also be included.

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The Literature and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston – ONLINE

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 23, 2021

$3 – $79

In this three-session course, we will analyze key texts in Hurston’s literary career, focusing on how these works correspond to her evolution as a writer and scholar and underscore the richness of her legacy.

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Taekwondo for Fitness – ONLINE

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

$8 – $139

This class uses taekwon-do movements and concepts to strengthen and increase flexibility and conditioning. Classes will also work on balance and mental focus from the comfort of your home or other private space. Students should wear something to work up a sweat, with clothing that is comfortable to sit and stretch as well as kick and punch. Classes are done barefoot so no shoes are required. No martial arts experience necessary.

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Borrowed Forms: Experimental Essays – ONLINE

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2021

$3 – $79

Shake up your writing with hermit crab essays, in which we recast raw material into the structure of recipes, instruction manuals, police reports, and other borrowed forms. A playful and liberating approach, especially for memoir writers!  We’ll write in class with short readings required in-between.

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The Paradoxes of African American Satire – ONLINE

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

A survey of the importance of satire in African-American literature through the writings of three authors of different time periods: George Schuyler, Ralph Ellison and Paul Beatty. All three of these writers have been seen as important social critics who call attention to racial injustice.

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The TransAtlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Modern World – ONLINE

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This course will examine the relationship between the trans-Atlantic slave trade and European expansion and global competition for land and resources from the 1500s-1800s. Students will learn how the commodification of African people as chattel (“movable property”) and African resistance to dehumanization defined the making of the modern world.

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American Sign Language – ONLINE

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 22, 2021

$8 – $119

Learn finger spelling, vocabulary and ASL concepts. Become familiar with deaf culture

Find out more »

Gentle Yoga for Wellness – ONLINE

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 9, 2021

$8 – $99

This yoga class focuses on safe approaches for students who prefer a gentler class.  Students warm up muscles and joints while seated in a chair.  Standing poses are especially tailored to enhance mobility, balance and strength with chairs always available for support, if needed.  Options for floor poses will be offered but students can always choose to remain seated or standing.  Relaxing breath practices for stress relief will also be included.

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The Literature and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston – ONLINE

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 23, 2021

$3 – $79

In this three-session course, we will analyze key texts in Hurston’s literary career, focusing on how these works correspond to her evolution as a writer and scholar and underscore the richness of her legacy.

Find out more »

Taekwondo for Fitness – ONLINE

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

$8 – $139

This class uses taekwon-do movements and concepts to strengthen and increase flexibility and conditioning. Classes will also work on balance and mental focus from the comfort of your home or other private space. Students should wear something to work up a sweat, with clothing that is comfortable to sit and stretch as well as kick and punch. Classes are done barefoot so no shoes are required. No martial arts experience necessary.

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Savvy Social Security Planning for Boomers – ONLINE

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$35

Learn about the various Social Security benefits and how to create collection strategies that will help you to maximize your lifetime income. Learn how to coordinate benefits with your spouse and about the lesser known benefits for widows. Learn when it makes sense to delay benefits – and when it does not. Finally, understand the taxation of benefits and how much you can expect to receive if you collect early.

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Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller: Sculptor of the Black American Experience – ONLINE

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

Meta Fuller has been described as one of the most imaginative artists of her generation, and her powerful sculptures stand as an historical record of the Black American experience.

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March 2021

American Sign Language – ONLINE

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 22, 2021

$8 – $119

Learn finger spelling, vocabulary and ASL concepts. Become familiar with deaf culture

Find out more »

Gentle Yoga for Wellness – ONLINE

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 9, 2021

$8 – $99

This yoga class focuses on safe approaches for students who prefer a gentler class.  Students warm up muscles and joints while seated in a chair.  Standing poses are especially tailored to enhance mobility, balance and strength with chairs always available for support, if needed.  Options for floor poses will be offered but students can always choose to remain seated or standing.  Relaxing breath practices for stress relief will also be included.

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You Can Solve the New York Times Crossword Puzzle! – ONLINE

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20

The New York Times Crossword has been the gold standard for crossword puzzles for many years, and Deb Amlen, the head writer and editor of 'Wordplay,' the daily crossword column of The Times, wants you to know that it's not as intimidating as you think it is. Bring only your brain and Deb will help with the rest. Q&A afterward.

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Taekwondo for Fitness – ONLINE

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

$8 – $139

This class uses taekwon-do movements and concepts to strengthen and increase flexibility and conditioning. Classes will also work on balance and mental focus from the comfort of your home or other private space. Students should wear something to work up a sweat, with clothing that is comfortable to sit and stretch as well as kick and punch. Classes are done barefoot so no shoes are required. No martial arts experience necessary.

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500 Years of Fashion Subordination: How the Corset Shaped the Dress – ONLINE

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

This class will focus on how undergarments have shaped dresses throughout different eras. Presenting a visual history starting with the first Spanish farthingale in 1540 which made skirts wide,  and moving in detail through centuries, countries and styles. It covers skirts, bodices, sleeves and the  bustle.

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Feeding Butterflies, Not Bambi – ONLINE

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

When we garden, we can support biodiversity through the plants we choose! You will learn which native plants are less likely to be eaten by the suburban scourge of deer while also feeding butterflies and birds. Includes recommendations for specific flowers and bushes as well as details on how to grow them.

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The Magic and Mystique of Carlos Fuentes’ Mexico – ONLINE

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20

Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was one of the most prolific and captivating writers of twentieth-century Mexico. His fiction incorporated elements of mystery, politics, magic realism, religion, Mexican history and culture. In this course we will discuss Fuentes’ life and legacy in the context of analyzing one of his acclaimed short stories, ”Chac Mool”.

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American Sign Language – ONLINE

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 22, 2021

$8 – $119

Learn finger spelling, vocabulary and ASL concepts. Become familiar with deaf culture

Find out more »

Gentle Yoga for Wellness – ONLINE

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 9, 2021

$8 – $99

This yoga class focuses on safe approaches for students who prefer a gentler class.  Students warm up muscles and joints while seated in a chair.  Standing poses are especially tailored to enhance mobility, balance and strength with chairs always available for support, if needed.  Options for floor poses will be offered but students can always choose to remain seated or standing.  Relaxing breath practices for stress relief will also be included.

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Artemisia Gentileschi: The Spirit of Caesar with the Soul of a Woman – ONLINE

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20

Artemisia Gentileschi was the most famous female painter of the 17th Century. Although trained by her father, she went on to have a successful, independent career, only to fall into obscurity after her death in 1656. She did astonishing work, mostly portraying courageous and rebellious female protagonists. Come and hear what inspired her— her story is as dramatic and powerful today as it was 400 years ago.

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Navigating the Financial Maze of Divorce – ONLINE

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

This informative seminar will explore: • The challenges you may be facing • Steps you can take to help plan for — and protect — key aspects of your financial life • Learn strategies designed to meet your needs and achieve your goals

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Taekwondo for Fitness – ONLINE

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

$8 – $139

This class uses taekwon-do movements and concepts to strengthen and increase flexibility and conditioning. Classes will also work on balance and mental focus from the comfort of your home or other private space. Students should wear something to work up a sweat, with clothing that is comfortable to sit and stretch as well as kick and punch. Classes are done barefoot so no shoes are required. No martial arts experience necessary.

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Pioneering Women Photographers – 1850-1950 – ONLINE

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

This lecture presents female photographers who, in the first 100 years of the camera's existence, in different forms and capacities left their mark on the art of photography.

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American Sign Language – ONLINE

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 22, 2021

$8 – $119

Learn finger spelling, vocabulary and ASL concepts. Become familiar with deaf culture

Find out more »

Taekwondo for Fitness – ONLINE

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

$8 – $139

This class uses taekwon-do movements and concepts to strengthen and increase flexibility and conditioning. Classes will also work on balance and mental focus from the comfort of your home or other private space. Students should wear something to work up a sweat, with clothing that is comfortable to sit and stretch as well as kick and punch. Classes are done barefoot so no shoes are required. No martial arts experience necessary.

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Women Leaders of the Long Civil Rights Movement – ONLINE

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

This class will examine the critical role that African American women played in what historian Jacqueline Dowd Hall calls “The Long Civil Rights Movement,” beginning in the 1930s. Students will learn about the civil rights activism of Mary Church Terrell, Mary McCleod Bethune, Ella Baker, Rosa Parks, Jo Ann Robinson, Fannie Lou Hamer, Diane Nash, and other African American women who played a central role in demanding Black people’s rights as citizens and as human beings.  

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Unleash the Power of Podcasting – ONLINE

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35

Learn key technical, content and marketing strategies for starting and growing your own podcast!

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The Arab Spring 10 Years Later – ONLINE

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

Learn why the revolutionary wave of 2011 that swept through the Arab World is not a passing mirage.

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American Sign Language – ONLINE

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 22, 2021

$8 – $119

Learn finger spelling, vocabulary and ASL concepts. Become familiar with deaf culture

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April 2021

Sex Education and Desegregation in New York City’s Public Schools-ONLINE

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New York City was one of the very last places in the United States to provide a formal "sex education" curriculum in its public schools. What we nowadays usually call sexuality education has often been controversial: why did it take until 1967 for the city's Board of Education to make these classes a requirement? Come learn some of the history, and compare it to your own experiences in the schools that have served your communities.   (Presented with Montclair State University.)

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More Noise, More Joy: The Cultural Reawakening of Classical Music-ONLINE

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The history of the classical orchestra is one of a continuous search for new voices, new instruments, and new sounds. Since the Black Lives Matter Protests of 2020, classical music institutions around the United States have rightly re-examined the music they perform and the composers they champion. In this lecture the history of the classical orchestra and the urgency of a cultural reawakening within American classical music institutions will be discussed. Attendees are encouraged to join the lecture with headphones…

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Economics and Sustainability – ONLINE

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

For some, caring about the earth is a brand they buy. For others, it is an ethic they live by. Ahead of Earth Day 2021, learn how to include sustainability in your decision making and conversations using economic principles. Enable yourself to translate your ideas and concerns about life and spirit, into a language that those focused on finance can hear.  (Presented with Montclair State University.)

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Spring Cookie Decorating – ONLINE

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$75

Brought to you by The Eclectic Chic Boutique! Learn how to design cookies using frosting, sanding sugar and sprinkles for decorating. Each registration includes a materials kit which includes 3 pre-baked sugar cookies and decorating ingredients, great for a family attending together. Families may attend on one registration. Materials kit included in class fee. Kits are available for pickup from The Eclectic Chic Boutique. Registration closes 1 week early, so don't miss out!

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The Real Story of the Donner Party – ONLINE

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

Join author Marian Calabro for a thought-provoking, interactive program based on her award-winning nonfiction book The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party. As an audience member, you’ll be assigned a Donner Party member identity at the start (if you wish), and by the end you’ll discover your character’s fate. This photo-rich presentation not only immerses you in the historical saga but invites you to share Marian’s research journeys in the mountains and deserts of the American West. Like the book,…

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Franciso de Goya: Last of the Old Masters, First of the Moderns – ONLINE

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes is regarded as the most important Spanish artist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His remarkable output included paintings, drawings, engravings, lithographs, and frescoes—all of which related to the political and social upheavals in which he lived. And he led an extraordinary life, one full of intrigue, tragedy, and astonishing creative intensity. This talk will introduce you to that life, illustrated by his dazzling works.

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The Joy of Herbs – ONLINE

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

Herbs are the tastiest, easiest, healthiest, and most cost-effective edible to grow! In this workshop you will learn about growing and using well-loved herbs such as basil, sage, and rosemary, and discover little-known herbs such as lovage, salad burnet, and lemon verbena. You will go home with growing tips and some delicious recipes.

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Beginner Mah Jongg – ONLINE

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 – $99

Looking for more fun in your life? Need an excuse to see your friends without eating? Worried about dementia? Learn how to play the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg! This game is not hard to play but complex to learn. Elisa Hirsch's method of teaching is guaranteed to have you playing with strategy by the end of the session. This class will prepare you for both online and in-person games.

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The Negative Effects of Covid-19 on Women’s Household & Paid Work – ONLINE

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
o

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic and the ensuing closures of schools, shutdown of restaurants and retail stores -- women have been disproportionately and negatively affected compared with men. Mothers of young children have left the labor force in record numbers -- leading to the lowest rate of women in the workforce since 1988. Women are also spending more time on homeschooling and household labor. Women of color have also been disproportionately affected as they were concentrated in jobs…

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Is the United States a Superpower Despite Itself? – ONLINE

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

Contrary to China and Russia that yearn to recover the greatness of yesteryears, the U.S. has only grudgingly accepted its leading role in global affairs. But the task of maintaining a world order still falls on its shoulders.

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How Do I Read This? Interpreting the 2021 Mah Jongg Card – ONLINE

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35

New Year; New Hands. Join us for a brief discussion about the new 2021 Mah Jongg card. We'll discuss new patterns, tips, and some strategy. Ask the teacher any questions you may have including playing with the online platforms.  Bring your 2021 hand cards to class.

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May 2021

Jimi Hendrix’s Legacy: His Impact on Black Music & Culture-ONLINE

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

Corey Washington will take you on a journey from Jimi Hendrix's humble beginnings, to his meteoric rise to become the highest paid rock star of the late 60s. Registration required

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Braided Essays – ONLINE

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$3 – $75

Go deeper and wider in your personal essays by "braiding" them, using research and outside voices to enhance your own experiences. We write in class. Please also plan to devote 30-60 minutes per week for reading and online research between sessions. 3 sessions - registration required

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“Shift Happens” – An Evening with Geoffrey Owens-ONLINE

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20

Join Owens for an interactive discussion of his own work experiences and the insight he has gained from interviewing business persons, entrepreneurs and everyday workers. Students will be encouraged to share their experiences as part of the discussion. Registration required

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Retirement Income Planning: Developing a Strategy for the Retirement You Envision-ONLINE

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

Join us for an informative, action-oriented seminar that will focus on how to begin thinking about the next chapter of your life, what risks might be standing between you and your retirement and how to develop a retirement strategy that helps you achieve your goals. Registration required

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Introduction to Islamic Design-ONLINE

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

An illustrated overview of the history of the Islamic world and arts as developed in the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa over centuries, with an emphasis on the “Golden Age” and Spanish empire that lasted from the 13th to the 17th centuries, and a brief look at the modern world of Arabic and Islamic design, architecture, and even graffiti. Registration Required

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Financial Manias-Extraordinary Delusions in the Stock Market-ONLINE

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

This lecture will explain how a short stock sale works and will explore historical 100 year old stock short squeezes to the more recent GameStop phenomenon.  (In partnership with Montclair State University.) Registration required

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Poetry & Interpretive Movement-ONLINE

May 12 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
$3 – $89

Join Simone Coonrod over Zoom for a 3 series workshop incorporating poetry and dance. Each session will feature a poem that the participants will collaboratively interpret through creative movement. There will also be some related inspired writing. 3 sessions - Registration Required

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Play Ball! Art and Sports – ONLINE

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$20

Join Janet Mandel in looking at the history of sport through the lens of the artist’s imagination can teach us lessons about social changes as well as about the nature of sport itself. Registration required

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Tarot & Astrology – ONLINE

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$35

In this lecture we will explore some of the meandering wisdom of the stars in the cards and cards in the stars.   Registration required

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The Rise of Asian American Literary Culture-ONLINE

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

Jafreen Uddin, lifelong Montclair resident and Executive Director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW), will lead an interactive discussion focused on the rise of creative ecosystems designed to develop and support writers and creators of the Asian American diaspora and to help publish and market their works in the literary marketplace. Registration required

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Modern LGBTQ Literature Before Stonewall-ONLINE

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$35

In this lecture, we will take a quick jaunt through some of the wildest and most wonderful writing done by late nineteenth and early to mid-20th century queer poets, visionaries, fighters, and lovers. Registration Required  

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Managing Stress & Anxiety Moving Out of Covid-ONLINE

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

In this workshop we will discuss the dangers/consequences of stress and offer coping strategies that will allow us to emerge out of darkness. While we pine away for the old norm, there are still many things we can do to make the best of our new reality. Registration Required

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Tarot & Astrology – ONLINE

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$35

In this lecture we will explore some of the meandering wisdom of the stars in the cards and cards in the stars.   Registration required

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June 2021

Introduction to Genealogy – ONLINE

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

Learn how to get started in genealogy through this 90-minute introductory course. You'll learn about how to organize your research using paper and electronic sources, tips and strategies for beginning to construct your family tree, and basic genealogy terms and tools. You'll also learn about more recent technological breakthroughs like DNA testing and finding collaborative communities to help you on your family history journey. registration required

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Yes,The Middle East Still Matters-ONLINE

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

The poor record of the American military interventions in the Middle East in the past decades has caused increased calls for a U.S. withdrawal from the region. But packing up and going home is still unlikely. registration is required

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Domestic Terrorism in the United States-ONLINE

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

The speakers will discuss issues with the definition of domestic terrorism from a legalistic and sociological point of view, and the impact of these issues on opportunities to interrupt and incapacitate domestic terrorists. The discussion will include examples of significant historic and current cases, from the events of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing to arrests within the last year. Possible solutions addressing the domestic terrorist threat will be presented for further discussion with the audience. registration required

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WPA — When the Government Promoted Art, Gave America Hope and Defeated the Depression – ONLINE

June 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20

In 1935, the United States Government initiated an ambitious employment and infrastructure program known as the Works Progress Administration to contend with the bleakest years of the Great Depression. This talk will introduce you to some of the artists and their works that helped lift the nation out of despair, launched many careers, and forged a lasting legacy. registration required

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Mediumship-ONLINE

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$35

One of the most common aspirations of spiritual seekers is the hope of communion that can be experienced with disincarnate beings and/or the Divine, as understood by the practitioner. During this lecture we will discuss the alchemy of preparation and challenges that arise in the experience of mediumship. registration required

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What is Juneteenth? – ONLINE

June 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20

In this course, we will analyze Washington’s Atlanta Exposition Address with attention to its historical and literary significance in the post-Reconstruction Era. We will also probe the enduring impact and controversies of the text, which raises fundamental questions about the relative value of political, economic, and social progress for African Americans. registration required

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July 2021

Beginner Mah Jongg – ONLINE

July 6 @ 7:00 am - July 27 @ 9:00 am
$3 – $80

This game is not hard to play but complex to learn. This class will prepare you for both online and in-person games. Registration required

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Introduction to Guitar – ONLINE

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5 – $119

This class is intended for people who’ve never played guitar. You will learn chords, strumming, simple melodies and riffs. We will use guitar tablature, chord diagrams and basic music reading. The class environment is meant to be fun with no pressure at all.. 5 sessions Registration required

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(M)othering Labeled Children: Bilingualism and Disability in the Lives of Mothers – ONLINE

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

This talk, inspired by a namesake book, takes a distinctive approach to exploring the experiences and identities of minoritized Latina mothers who are raising a child who is labeled as both bilingual and dis/abled. It will showcase relationships between families and schools and reveals the myriad of ways in which school-based decisions regarding disability, language and classroom placements impact family dynamics. Registration required

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The Discovery of a Masterpiece – Finding a lost Rodin-ONLINE

July 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20

Mallory Mortillaro, who serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation, will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history. Registration required

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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation-ONLINE

July 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until August 2, 2021

$4 – $60

This meditation technique can be quite helpful with reduction of stress and emotion regulation. We will cover the following topics: mindful breathing/body, mindful emotions, development of the heart, interpersonal mindfulness, everyday stress reduction and empathy. Registration required

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La France….en francais!! – ONLINE

July 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$3 – $75

Participate in conversational classes on various aspects of everyday French life. Topics will include culture, social structures, economic issues, food and customs. Class will be moderated by Pierre Fabian, a native French speaker. 3 sessions registration required

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Interior Design Basics – ONLINE

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$2 – $39

Learn how to understand what colors, shapes and styles make you feel right in a room, and how to put them together so that they feel right. 2 sessions registration required

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Speak Write: Giving Poetry a Voice Off the Page-ONLINE

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 4, 2021

$4 – $69

This course will assist students in connecting reading materials and  their writings to real-life.  It will also cover different writing styles such as alliteration, symbolism, haiku, imagery, metaphors, onomatopoeia and more. Registration required

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Speak Write: Giving Poetry a Voice Off the Page-ONLINE

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$4 – $69

This course will assist students in connecting reading materials and  their writings to real-life. Spoken word is another component to help build confidence by speaking with conviction. This course will also cover different writing styles such as alliteration, symbolism, haiku, imagery, metaphors, onomatopoeia and more. 4 sessions registration required

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Make the Most of Your iPhone Photography-ONLINE

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35

You will learn how to take flattering portraits, use the camera focus, adjust exposure and lighting, take different size and format pictures that you can use on social media platforms, and even create frame-worthy images you can print and display. registration required

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The Container Vegetable Garden and Drip Irrigation-ONLINE

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

The class will cover: container types, soil for containers, light and water requirements, plant selection and care, fertilization and pest management.

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Yayoi Kusama: Cosmic Nature-New-ONLINE

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$20

At age 92, contemporary Japanese painter and sculptor Yayoi Kusama is having a moment— today she is one of the world’s most popular and recognizable artists.  This talk will discuss her life and extraordinary work and prepare you well to enjoy the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Cosmic Nature, on view till October 31st Registration required

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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation-ONLINE

July 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until August 2, 2021

$4 – $60

This meditation technique can be quite helpful with reduction of stress and emotion regulation. We will cover the following topics: mindful breathing/body, mindful emotions, development of the heart, interpersonal mindfulness, everyday stress reduction and empathy. Registration required

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Speak Write: Giving Poetry a Voice Off the Page-ONLINE

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 4, 2021

$4 – $69

This course will assist students in connecting reading materials and  their writings to real-life.  It will also cover different writing styles such as alliteration, symbolism, haiku, imagery, metaphors, onomatopoeia and more. Registration required

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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation-ONLINE

July 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until August 2, 2021

$4 – $60

This meditation technique can be quite helpful with reduction of stress and emotion regulation. We will cover the following topics: mindful breathing/body, mindful emotions, development of the heart, interpersonal mindfulness, everyday stress reduction and empathy. Registration required

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Speak Write: Giving Poetry a Voice Off the Page-ONLINE

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 4, 2021

$4 – $69

This course will assist students in connecting reading materials and  their writings to real-life.  It will also cover different writing styles such as alliteration, symbolism, haiku, imagery, metaphors, onomatopoeia and more. Registration required

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August 2021

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation-ONLINE

August 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until August 2, 2021

$4 – $60

This meditation technique can be quite helpful with reduction of stress and emotion regulation. We will cover the following topics: mindful breathing/body, mindful emotions, development of the heart, interpersonal mindfulness, everyday stress reduction and empathy. Registration required

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Speak Write: Giving Poetry a Voice Off the Page-ONLINE

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 4, 2021

$4 – $69

This course will assist students in connecting reading materials and  their writings to real-life.  It will also cover different writing styles such as alliteration, symbolism, haiku, imagery, metaphors, onomatopoeia and more. Registration required

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September 2021

Career Services Bootcamp: Assessing Your Career-ONLINE

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$15

During this workshop we will discuss what to consider when contemplating a change. Participants will have the opportunity to work on activities that will serve to inform the transition process. Registration required

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The Global Covid-19 Pandemic is Here for the Long Haul, Now What?-ONLINE

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

We'll discuss how such an unwelcome fact calls for a reassessment of the international community's current approach towards the virus. Registration is required

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October 2021

Career Services Bootcamp: Key Resources & Steps for Transition-ONLINE

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$15

During this workshop we will discuss the steps to take and resources to utilize in determining your next career move. Registration required

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Intro to Medicare-ONLINE

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35

This class will cover an introduction to Medicare, including: enrollment, costs, coverage and how private insurance works with Medicare. Also, what to expect and planning for higher healthcare costs in retirement, including Long-Term Care. Registration required

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A History of Illustrated Justice: Comic Crusaders from The Shadow to Batman and Beyond-ONLINE

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$35

Broadbrims to 45s. Capes to cowls. Explore decades of criminals & crusaders; and the society that spawned them. Registration required

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Career Services Bootcamp: Resume Ready for Career Transition-ONLINE

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$15

During the workshop, we will discuss the components of a resume and how to create a document that speaks to where you are going in your career. Registration required

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