These programs are hosted virtually. Most programs require registration. Visit To join a virtual program by phone, dial (646) 876-9923. After dialing, you will be prompted to enter a meeting ID, which is unique for every event. The meeting ID is the series of numbers at the end of the Zoom link posted for each event. 

America’s Favorite Holiday Movie – A Look Inside “It’s a Wonderful Life”: December 4, 7-8 p.m.
Explore the fascinating story of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and how it became the ultimate portrayal of holiday goodwill and cheer. Register:

The Holidays Unwrapped Presented by Dr. Bill Thierfelder: December 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
December is a month of celebrations that go back thousands of years. Discover the fascinating history behind four holidays that many people celebrate every year. Register: 

“The Gift of the Magi” Presented by Vandana Walia: December 11, 7-8 p.m.
Examine a story of sacrifice and love that embodies the true spirit of the season, despite the protagonists’ desperate situation. Register:

Magical Holiday Season in NYC Presented by Sylvia Laudien-Meo: December 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
Explore holiday sites in New York such as Rockefeller Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Jewish Museum, and discover the many different ways to get into the holiday spirit. Register:

“All the Beauty in the World – The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me” by Patrick Bringley: December 13, 7-8 p.m.
Author Patrick Bringley gives an unusual, insider’s vantage point on the Met Museum. During his work shifts he took advantage of his time there to study the masterpieces he had been hired to protect. Register:

How to Look – Impressionism Presented by Jay Schuck: January 3, 7-8:30 p.m.
Examine the major themes and styles of Impressionism through the artwork of Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and more. Register:

Vegetarian Braises – Virtual Cooking Class Presented by Laura Scheck: January 4, 7-8:30 p.m.
Discover the basics of vegetarian braising from choosing plant-based proteins, building and complementing flavors, searing, deglazing, simmering to tender perfection, and utilizing cooking vessels. Register:

Dealing with Household and Estate Books Presented by Mike Ivankovich: January 8, 7-8 p.m.
There are many factors that add value to books. Learn about household and estate books and explore how to sell them in today’s market. Register:

Netherlands – Journey Through Art, Architecture, and History Presented by Professor John Rossi: January 10, 7-8 p.m.
Explore this progressive 21st century nation that is a land of windmills, tulips, and canals. The capital, Amsterdam, is famous for its waterways and its laid back atmosphere. Register:

The Great Storage Clean Out Presented by Jamie Novak: January 16, 7-8 p.m.
Learn the simple steps for clearing out that overflowing storage space and discover the secret on how to easily find things once they are stored. Register:

STEM for Adults: January 18, 7-8 p.m.
Discover STEM skills that can benefit adults in a variety of different ways, such as mentoring their children and grandchildren on basic science topics and learning some weird and wild science facts. Register:

Theodore Roosevelt and his Legacy Presented by Dr. Edward T. O’Donnell: January 24, 7-8 p.m.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American politician, statesman, soldier, conservationist, naturalist, historian, and writer who served as the twenty-sixth president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Register:

Finding the Words – An Active Approach to Moving Through Grief: January 25, 7-8 p.m.
Discover an alternative path for processing pain that is active and vocal and truly honors loved ones lost. Register:    

“Walk With Me” by Kate Clifford Larson: February 1, 7-8 p.m.
Explore the life of Fannie Lou Hamer who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most powerful voices of the civil and voting rights movements for African Americans. Register:

African Americans in Space Presented by Dr. Bill Thierfelder: February 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
Discover some of the remarkable African Americans who’ve helped shape America’s space program and who’ve introduced millions to the wonders of the Universe. Register:    

The Tuskegee Airmen – America’s First Black Pilots: February 12, 7-8 p.m.
Explore the history of the formation of the Tuskegee Airmen, the unit’s wartime accomplishments, and the unit’s overall effect on American society. Register:

“A Look into Manville’s Past” by Kathryn Quick: February 13, 7-8 p.m.
Learn about Manville’s interesting history and evolution through wonderful photos, stories, and relics from community residents. Register:

Art by African Americans – From the Protest of the ‘60s to the Age of Black Lives Matter: February 15, 7-8 p.m.
Celebrate the rich contributions these pioneers made to American culture and examine some of the work that continues to astonish art lovers today. Register:

A Look at Black History Through Jazz Presented by Sanford Josephson: February 21, 7-8 p.m.
Explore black history through the lens of jazz with author and editor of Jersey Jazz magazine, Sanford Josephson. Register:

Tina Turner – Queen of Rock Presented by Vinnie Bruno: February 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
Explore the life of iconic rocker Tina Turner as she found success in the rhythm and blues, soul, and rock genres in a career that spanned five decades. Register:

The Lunch Counter Sit-In Movement of 1960 Presented by Professor Christopher Schmidt: February 28, 7-8 p.m.
Explore this defining moment of the civil rights movement and how it fits into the continuing history of struggles for equal access to public accommodations. Register:

“Flight Paths” by Rebecca Heisman: February 29, 7-8 p.m.
Discover some surprising stories from the history of bird migration research and understand why migration is so crucial for bird conservation. Register:

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