Riverdale YM-YWHA
Adults 60+

Feature Events



Blood Pressure Screening

Tuesday, March 8 10:30AM

sponsored by Park Gardens Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.


Pick up your Raffle Book Now

Fees: 1 ticket $2, Book of 10 tickets $18, buy ten books for $180 for Special recognition & gift.  Drawing: Tuesday, April 12 at 12:45 pm.


Dancing with Juan Ortega

Tuesday, March 8 1:15PM

Oldies, Latin, Ballroom, Cha-Cha, Line Dancing and more.


Project Renewal: Scan Van - free screening

Wednesday, March 23rd 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE mammograms for eligible women

Please call 1-800-564-6868 for an appointment


Luncheons | Trips | Films | Lectures | Concerts | Classes

Special Luncheons


Events | Trips | Films | Lectures | Concerts | Classes



Madison Square  Garden All Access Tour

Wednesday, March 16th

Sign up begins February 2nd

Guided tour of the  arenas, lounges, locker rooms, suites, historical memorabilia & more.   Lunch at Mr. Broadway, kosher deli.  Bus departs from the Y at 9:30 am for an early lunch followed by a 2:00 pm tour. $35 plus pay on your own for  lunch.  After February 16th price increases to $45.00 plus lunch.  


Whitney Museum of American Art

Wednesday, April 13

Guided Tour of the Exhibition on Portraiture of The Whitney’s Permanent Collection. We will also see exhibits on other floors on our own. Time permitting we will visit The High Line (public park built on a historic freight rail line) as well as Chelsea Market. Leaving the Y at 11:45 AM,  lunch 11:15AM at the Center.  Not included in price. Returning approx. at 5:30 PM.  Cost: $50 - After March 22, $60. Advance Registration is required for all Trips and Special Events. Registration is at the Welcome Desk (718) 548-8200 X225 or call Vicki at (718) 548-8200 X204.


Events | Luncheons | Films | Lectures | Concerts | Classes


Movie: The First Wives Club

Friday, March 4 10:00AM

with Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton.


Movie: Suffragette

Thursday, March 10 1:15PM

With Meryl Streep


Movie: Take me out to the ball game

Friday, March 18 10:00AM

with Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Esther Williams.


Movie: Brooklyn

Tuesday, March 22

with Saoirse Ronan, Domnall Gleeson, Emovy Cohen

In this charming love story based on the best-selling novel, a young Irish immigrant travels to New York and is torn between two countries and two men.


Movie: Creed

Tuesday, March 29

with Sylvester Stallone, Michael B Jordan, Tessa Thompson

Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born.  Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood.


Events | Luncheons | Trips | Lectures | Concerts | Classes


New Class: Hebrew for Beginners

Wednesdays, 11:00 am

Taught by Senior Center member Avigdor Gargy and based upon the Israeli Ulpan method of teaching.  Please bring pencil and paper.


Lecture: Lyndon B. Johnson and the Jews

Thursday, March 3 10:30AM

Led by Morris Friedberg, Sr. Center Member


Lecture: Presidents’ Wives

Tuesday, March 8 10:30AM

Led by Marilyn Kaufman, historian.  In celebration of Womens’ History Month.


Lecture: You Be the Judge

Wednesday, March 9 1:15PM

Immigrant Jews and Jewish courts.  You can be the plaintiff, defendant, and jury. Facilitated by Barry Feldman, historian.


Lecture and Slides: The One and Only Mae West

Tuesday, March 15 10:15AM

Led by Pierre Montiel, film historian.


Lecture and Hearing Screening

Thursday, March 1710:30AM

Tips to help you hear better with Lynn Kase, audiologist.


Lecture: Tuskegee Airmen: Men who Changed the World

Tuesday, March 22 10:30AM

Led by Roscoe C Brown Jr., Tuskegee Airman and former Squadron Commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd fighter group. 


Lecture: Keeping Seniors Safe from Neglect & Abuse

Thursday, March 24 10:30AM

Led by Laura Radensky, Executive Director of Cohme.


Lecture and Slides: How to Manage Osteo-Arthritis

Thursday, March 31 10:30AM

Led by Dr. Neil Moskovitz, Physical Therapy at Rehabilitation Associates in Riverdale. Specific exercises will be demonstrated.


Events | Luncheons | Trips | Films | Concerts | Classes

Concerts, Parties and Music Workshop


Café Europa

Thursday, March 3 1:00PM

Concert with Mitch Kahn, vocals and piano. Standards, Hebrew, Yiddish, and show tunes. 


Concert: Chaim Zadok

Friday, March 11 10:30AM

International songs on keyboards and vocals.


Ray Levine Concert Series

Tuesday, March 15 1:15PM

Boris Kurganov and Misha Romanov, jazz duo.


Klezmer Purim Concert

Thursday, March 24 1:00PM

with David Glukh Duo, accordion and piano. We will be giving out Purim treats.


Events | Luncheons | Trips | Films | Lectures | Classes



Book Club



Creative Writing

Wednesdays 9:30 am -11:30 am


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Sports and speciality classes

NEW: Line Dance Tuesdays, 11:00 am Bereavement Group

Fridays February 5 through March 25: 1:00pm

Come and join our group if you have experienced the loss of a loved one these past 3 months and seek emotional support and comfort. We are here to manage the overwhelming feelings that accompany grief.  The group will meet on eight consecutive Fridays.  Participation will be limited to a minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 people. If you have any questions about the group process or wish to register contact:  Pat O’Malley, LMSW by email: pomalley@riverdaley.org or call (718)548-8200 x224.    


NEW ongoing bi-weekly classes

Self Defense for Seniors

Fridays, 10:30 am

Specially designed for older bodies. All levels, standing, seated and no experience necessary.  Taught by Bruce McKenna, teacher and practitioner of the martial arts for over 40 years.


Cardio Salsa

Fridays, 10:30 am

 If you haven’t already tried it, now is a chance to work off those holiday inches -- in advance!  Standing, seated, all levels and no experience necessary.  Taught by Cornell Hammond with great music.

Program Contacts

Sharon Asherman,


Toby Boisseau, 
Office Manager

Welcome Desk
& Transportation
ext. 225

Social Adult
Day Program

The Hudson Community Project:
Safe At Home

Exercise Programs

Café Europa

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