Riverdale YM-YWHA

Specialty Classes


Supervised 4-hand play for all levels.

Learn, Play, Enjoy!!

A short, well explained lesson and supervised long playing time…for each session, conducted by Mr. Alvin Lisle, a certified, highly-experienced teacher for all levels of Bridge.
Beginners: Thursdays 10:00 am
Intermediate & Advanced: Thursdays 1:00 pm

Fall Session 1 – 9/10–10/15
Fall Session 2 – 10/22–12/3
Winter Session - 12/10–1/28
Price: $60 for members /$80 non-members


Please register early. Mr. Lisle prepares special hands for each session.

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Portrait Class

Discover the joys of artistic expression. This class incorporates portraiture, still life drawing, and copying from the masters. Open to all levels.
Teacher: Mr. Daniel Hauben
Thursdays 10:00 am–11:30 am

Price: $12 per class


Featured Events



Riverdale Y Senior Center (RYSC)
Membership to The Riverdale Y Senior Center is free to persons over age 60.  The center is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging, local elected officials, and participant contributions. Apart from special concerts and events, some of the regular benefits of being a RYSC member include:

Hot Kosher Lunch - Daily at 11:45 am for $2.25
Transportation - Door to door busing to and from The Y. Suggested contribution: $2.25. Call ahead for pick-up, 718-548-8200, ext 225.
Come Alive Exercise - Every day at 9:15 am
Painting - Tuesdays 10:00 am
Technology - Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Water Aerobics - Mondays & Wednesdays 10:15 am
Movies - Tuesdays 1:15 pm
Baking with Friends - Thursdays 1:00 pm
Book Club - every 4th Thursday 1:00 pm
Meditation & Hypnosis - Fridays 11:30 am
Friday Schmooze - Fridays 1:00 pm

Arts & Culture
The Riverdale Y Senior Center offers music, art, and cultural discussions at least once a week. Our programs include lectures, art classes, films and more. We also occasionally offer senior discounts for special performances, and special matinee shows at The Y.

Seniors on the Move
It’s never too late to explore and learn new things! The Senior Center offers monthly outings. Some are day trips, and some are longer excursions.

Community Support
The Riverdale Y offers free social work services on-site and in the community during regular business hours. Services include supportive counseling, case management, and benefits and entitlement assistance.

Café Europa
Funded by a special grant through the Claims Conference, the Riverdale Y Senior Center offers monthly programming on the first Thursday of each month from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM for Holocaust survivors and victims of Nazi displacement. It is designed by this community to offer information, seminars, social programs, access to a social worker, and resources for this population.

Volunteer Opportunities
Teach a class; sell tickets for our special events or trips; help set up for lunch. Contact Sandra Ehrlich to get involved at 347-913-4395, sehrlich@riverdaley.org.


5625 Arlington Avenue

Riverdale, NY 10471
(718) 548-8200

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