New Beginnings Online Programming


Friday, July 15 at 10:30am

Fitness with Heidi Batchelder

Join Heidi Batchelder, DPT, from Midtown Physical Therapy for exercises that focus on strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility to keep you active in your life and improve your daily function. Online pre-registration is required. Visit the link on our website calendar a few days before the class to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Following is the link to register in advance:

Friday, July 15 at 12:45: Friday Flicks

“LES Chronicles: Growing Up In NYC’s Melting Pot” (Hybrid) 

(90 min) Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the rich history and stories of the Lower East Side, a historic neighborhood that has been a melting pot for New York City culture, food, and religion for nearly two centuries. To register for online viewing send an email with your name and email address to


Mondays at 3pm, Wednesdays at 11am, Fridays at 3pm

Tai Chi for Arthritis

This evidence-based class is designed to improve movement, balance, strength, flexibility, immunity and relaxation after sixteen sessions. Please note that Steve Shulman, our regular Tai Chi instructor, is on vacation this summer.

Tuesdays at 10:30am

Art Explorations With Daniel Hauben (Hybrid) 

Renowned Bronx Artist Daniel Hauben shares his insight on the painting techniques of the world’s greatest painters. This month’s talks are:

July 5: Romare Bearden

July 12: Albert Pinkham Ryder

July 19:American Luminist Painters

July 26: Hauben American Landscape Paintings

Talks are presented in person at the Y and over Zoom. The painting class will continue during and following the art appreciation program.


Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am

Stay-Well Exercise

This exercise program, which can accommodate participants of all fitness levels, enhances balance, builds muscle strength and aids in the performance of tasks associated with daily living.

First Two Wednesdays of Each Month at 1:15pm

Bliss Fit (Hybrid)

Well-rounded exercise class utilizing dance, yoga, and strength training exercises. Enhances overall fitness & well-being. Lively music is played throughout the class. With Instructor Trinity Schmidt.



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All Older Adult Center Programming is funded by the New York City Department of the Aging unless otherwise noted.