Adult

Tai Chi with Ron Gee

Date: 
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens

Participants will learn standing meditation, simple qigong exercises, and some basic taijiquan postures.  Classes are limited to 30; register for each session individually.

Programmer/Name Contact: 
Ron Gee
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New York Wind Symphony Chamber Ensemble present "Sublime Mozart"

Date: 
Sun, 04/26/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens

Hear members of the New York Wind Symphony in a rare full performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's masterpiece, Serenade in B-flat Major, K. 361.  Subtitled Gran Parita, this intimate gem for thirteen winds is surely some of the most beautiful music ever penned.

* This project made possible with funds from Orange County Tourism, Orange County and the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation.

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Brazilian Capoeira Performance

Date: 
Sun, 08/17/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens
Children

Capoeira is an exuberant martial art that combines high energy rhythms with exciting acrobatic movements.  The art was created by Afro-Brazilians slaves during Brazil's colonial period.  Because they were not allowed to practice any form of self-defense nor to use weapons, enslaved Afro-Brazilians disguised their training to look like a dance. 

Join us for an afternoon of dance, martial arts and traditional songs and rhythms. 

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Tres Bien Skin Care

Date: 
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens

What is your largest organ? Your skin!  Join aesthetician Cathy Malanix to learn simple ways to care for and pamper your skin.  The class will include discussion of skin facts, demonstrations, and hands-on preparation of a body oil for you to take home.

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Meet the Author: Nadia Hashimi

Date: 
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens

Please join author Nadia Hashimi for a discussion of her new book, The Pearl that Broke Its Shell.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Ms. Hashimi grew up in Warwick and graduated from Warwick Valley High School.  She is now a pediatrician and resides in Maryland with her family. 

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Mostly Motown with Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio

Date: 
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens
Children

Join Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio for a review of classic Rhythm & Blues and Soul music of the 1960s and '70s.  Celebrate a time when this primarily African-American genre crossed over to mainstream audiences.  Featured songs were made famous by The Supremes, Mary Wells, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and others.  Through the music, the magic and the message, there is something for everyone!

Programmer/Name Contact: 
Rhonda Denet (347) 673-1767
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Volunteer Opportunity and Training: Friendly Visitor Program

Date: 
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult

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Korean Lotus Lantern Workshop

Date: 
Sun, 07/20/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens

Back by popular demand!

Members of The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will be on hand to help attendees make lovely traditional lotus flower lanterns using colorful paper and wire frames. All materials will be provided; participants may choose the color of their lotus flower. Traditional Korean refreshments will be served.

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Black Bears in our Community

Date: 
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens
Children

Nature educator Russell Brust will introduce you to the black bears that live in the forests and backyards of our community.  You’ll learn about the bears’ lifestyle, how you can help protect them, and what to do if you meet one!  You’ll also learn about aversive conditioning and ways to keep both humans and bears safe.  Mr. Brust has been a Bergen County Zoo educator for more than 15 years, and brings a wealth of experience to his presentation.

Programmer/Name Contact: 
Russell Brust (845) 595-1206
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A Far Cry From Freedom: Gradual Abolition of Slavery in New York

Date: 
Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens

Author L. Lloyd Stewart will give a presentation from his book "A Far Cry from Freedom," which details the convoluted laws and politics of gradual emancipation in New York State.  While New Yorkers often pride themselves on the early law of 1799 for abolition of slavery, most do not realize that its elaborate provisions actually extended slavery for twenty eight years.  The month of July thus became a bitter one for New York's enslaved African Americans, for the emancipation date was twenty eight years in the future -- July 4, 1827.

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