New Beginnings Online Programming


Tuesday, May 3, at 10:30am

Helping Ukrainian Refugees (Hybrid) 

Please join us to hear Alexandra Nyashina, the Y’s Director of Volunteer Services, talk about her first-hand experiences in Poland helping Ukrainian refugees. There will be a slide show during the lecture, followed by a Q&A.

Meeting ID: 869 7412 5499

Passcode: 556633


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.

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:

May 3: Camille Pissaro

May 10: Winslow Homer (now exhibiting at the Metropolitan Museum)

May 17: Edouard Vuillard

May 24: Travel Paintings (Europe)

May 31: Travel Paintings (India & South America)

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

Wednesdays 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.


Friday, May 6 at 12:45pm

City College of New York: Harvard-on-the-Hudson (Hybrid) 2hrs

Long considered the “poor man’s Harvard,” City College of New York was the first public higher education institution in NYC. One of the most architecturally impressive university campuses in the nation, graduates range from ten Nobel Prize laureates to famed American public servants like Colin Powell and Henry Kissinger. Join New York Adventure Club as we virtually explore the magical “Harvard-on-the-Hudson” and its nearly 200 years of world-class public education. To register for online viewing, send an email with your name and email address to

Monday, May 9 at 10:00am

Poetry Performance by Judith Baumel and Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz (Hybrid)

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a poetry performance by Judith Baumel – the prize-winning daughter of our own Center Member, Betty Baumel – and Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz. Both poets are Bronx residents and recipients of this year’s Bronx Recognizes Its Own Award. Judith and Michael will read from their work and discuss how poetry speaks to us in good times and bad. Judith Baumel is the author of five books of poetry, including the upcoming Thorny, available for preorder. Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz teaches and publishes on a variety of topics.

Meeting ID: 821 9686 8043

Passcode: 318516


Wednesday, May 18 at 11:00am

Cooking Live with DFTA! (Hybrid)

Watch a cooking demonstration by a licensed nutritionist on screen. This month’s healthy dish is Jamaican Jerk Chicken. View the screening in person at the Y or click the following zoom link to view at home:

Meeting ID: 845 9930 9153

Passcode: 123


Friday, May 20 at 10:30am

Fitness Class With Heidi 

Exercises will focus on strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility to keep you active in your life and improve your daily function. Join Heidi Batchelder, DPT, from Midtown Physical Therapy. Online pre-registration is required to attend this Zoom class. 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.

Here is the link to register in advance for this meeting:


Friday, May 27 at 12:45pm

Summer of Love: The 1967 Hippie Takeover of NYC (Hybrid) 90min

Join New York Adventure Club as we embark on a virtual journey back in time to explore NYC during the Summer of Love. In 1967 hippies flocked to NYC, heralding in community activism, communal living, natural foods, experimental theater, Eastern philosophy, musical expression, and progressive politics. It was a social phenomenon that brought together people who put their free-love and anti-war sentiment on full display. To register for online viewing, send an email with your name and email address to



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