SCBL Schedule

Sirovich Center for Balanced Living

May 2022 Schedule

The full calendar of reoccurring events and classes are detailed below. One-off events, classes and workshops are detailed below the calendar view of the schedule.

All classes are accessible, free, and led by professional instructors and teaching artists. Each class offers a great opportunity to learn new skills or revisit old pastimes as well as engage with your community.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change! 

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Happy Olders American Month!
Happy AAPI Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Holiday Closures:
We are closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. All programs will resume Tuesday, May 31.

For Virtual Programs:
Members will be allowed to enter class for up to 5-minutes after start time.

For In Person Programs:
Please remember to wear a well-fitted mask while inside the Sirovich Center, and to please complete the health screening the day of your scheduled class or event. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your activities.

Need help? If you need any help or have questions, please email us at OASinfo@edalliance.org.

Sirovich Schedule: May 2022

Effective May 1 – May 31, 2022

Sunday

Monday

9:30 am 10:30 am Mosaic Tiles with Alexandra: Session 1 | In Person (Arts)

10:00 am 1:00 pm Ceramic Session 1 with Nick | In Person (Education)

10:00 am 11:00 am Strength & Balance with Rob Hofman | Virtual (Exercise)

10:30 am 11:30 am Mosaic Tiles with Alexandra: Session 2 | In Person (Arts)

12:45 pm 1:15 pm Mindful Meditations with Julie | In Person (Health Management)

12:45 pm 1:30 pm Walk with Ease with Demetra | In Person (Evidence Based Exercise Class)

1:00 pm 2:00 pm Dance Movement Class with Rebecca & Courtney | In Person (Exercise)

1:00 pm 2:00 pm Fitness Orientation Class with 14Y | In Person (Exercise)

1:30 pm 4:30 pm Ceramic Session 2 with Nick | In Person (Education)

2:00 pm 3:00 pm Intergenerational Shared Home Workshop NYU with Perry | In Person

2:30 pm 3:30 pm Jazz Line Dance with Bernard | In Person (Exercise)

5:00 pm 6:00 pm Circle Group with Sarie Teichman | Virtual (Education)

5:30 pm 6:15 pm ZOOM-BA! with Michal Chorny | Virtual (Exercise)

Tuesday

9:00 am 10:00 am Tai Chi Class with Annie | In Person (Exercise)

9:00 am 10:00 am Tai Chi with Roberto | Virtual (Exercise) 10:00 am 10:30 am Brain Dance with Julie Gayer Kris | Virtual (Health Management)

10:00 am 1:00 pm Ceramic with Sherman | In Person (Education)

10:30 am 11:30 am Intermediate Fall Stop…Move Strong with Celeste | In Person (Exercise) 11:00 am 12:00 pm Yoga for Bone Health with Chintamani Kansas “C” | Virtual (Exercise)

11:30 am 12:30 pm Nurse Ji On Tuesdays | In Person (Health Management)

12:00 pm 1:00 pm Body Smart-Feldenkrais with Andrew Carter | Virtual (Exercise)

1:00 pm 4:00 pm Health Consultations with Nurse Ji | In Person (Health Management)

1:00 pm 2:00 pm Memoirs with Rhonda | In Person (Arts)

2:30 pm 3:00 pm Open Swim Pool Time at the 14Y | In Person (Exercise)

2:30 pm 3:00 pm Open Swim Pool Time at the 14Y | In Person (Exercise)

4:00 pm 5:30 pm Playwriting & Visual Theatre with Concrete Temple Theatre Intensive | In Person (Education)

Wednesday

9:30 am 10:30 am Pilates Mat with Gail | Virtual (Exercise) 9:30 am 10:30 am Chinese Traditional Dance with Jiao Li | Virtual (Exercise)

11:00 am 12:00 pm Zumba with Jose | In Person (Exercise)

11:00 am 12:00 pm Folk Dance with Jaki Soreff | Virtual (Exercise)

11:30 am 12:30 pm Chair Fit with Andrew Carter | Virtual (Exercise)

1:00 pm 2:00 pm Smart Tablet Q & A with Rebecca | In Person (Technology)

2:30 pm 4:00 pm Puppet Theater Workshop with Federico | In Person (Arts)

Thursday

10:00 am 11:30 am Art Expression Workshop Series with Paula | Virtual (Arts)

10:00 am 1:00 pm Ceramic Session 1 with Sherman | In Person (Education)

11:00 am 12:00 pm Japanese Bon Odori Dance Class with Kevin | In Person (Arts)

11:30 am 2:00 pm Participate in a Research Study | In Person (Health Management)

12:00 pm 1:00 pm Balance 101 with Demetra | Virtual (Exercise)

1:30 pm 4:30 pm Ceramic Session 2 with Sherman | In Person (Education)

1:30 pm 2:30 pm Art Expression Workshop with Jenny & Lauren | In Person (Arts)

1:30 pm 2:30 pm Game Time with Andrea | In Person (Education and Recreation)

3:00 pm 3:45 pm Yoga with Dianne Galliano AKA Rashmi | Virtual (Exercise)

Friday

10:00 am 11:00 am Tai Chi Class with Annie | In Person (Exercise)

10:30 am 11:30 am Chinese Medicine Self-Care with Donna, Social Work Intern | Virtual (Health Management)

11:00 am 12:00 pm Introductory Fall Stop…Move Strong with Celeste | In Person (Exercise)

11:15 am 12:15 pm Feldenkrais with Margot Townsend | Virtual (Exercise)

11:30 am 12:10 pm Technology Class with Sonia, Smart Table Q&A | In Person (Education)

12:15 pm 1:00 pm Technology Class with Sonia, Computer Lesson | In Person (Education)

3:00 pm 3:45 pm Zumba Gold® with Deekee Gaerlan | Virtual (Exercise)

1:30 pm 2:10 pm Alliance Stage Company: Expressive Arts with Cory | In Person (Arts)

2:15 pm 3:15 pm Alliance Stage Company: Sirovich Senior Theater with Cory | In Person (Arts)

3:30 pm 4:30 pm Sirovich Vocal Ensemble (Sing-Along) | In Person (Arts)

Saturday

New In Person Classes Starting in May

Mindful Meditations with Julie | In Person (Health Management) 
Mondays | 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM | 1st Floor Lounge
May 9, 16, 23
Drop in and join Julie in the lounge for mindful meditation utilizing visualization, the singing bowl, essential oils and simple breath practices.

Open Swim Pool Time at the 14Y | In Person (Exercise)
Tuesdays | 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | 14Y Pool
Begins May 3
Come and enjoy open swim at 14Y pool.
Must be a member of the Sirovich Center to register. To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org
Read more about 14Y Pool Etiquette and Policies here.

Intermediate Fall Stop…Move Strong with Celeste | In Person (Exercise)
Tuesdays | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Auditorium
May 3 – July 5
For class participants who have already taken the Introductory level class. To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org
For more information on the class, please visit: https://fallstop.net/

Introductory Fall Stop…Move Strong with Celeste | In Person (Exercise)
Fridays | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Auditorium
May 6 – July 8
Open to both new participants, and participants who have taken the Introductory class already.To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Technology Class with Sonia | In Person (Education) 
Fridays | 1st Floor Lounge 
Smart Tablet Q&A |11:30 AM – 12:10 PM
Computer Lesson |12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Monday Schedule
In Person Classes

Mosaic Tiles with Alexandra (Arts) | 1st Floor Lounge
No Class May 30 and June 20
Session 1 | 9:30 AM – 10:25 AM
Session 2 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Ceramic Session 1 with Nick (Education) 
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | 3rd Floor Ceramic Studio | May 9 – June 27
No Class May 30 and June 20
To register email SWilson@edalliance.org  If you have not taken a beginner’s class with us, you will be added to our beginner’s class waitlist.

Mindful Meditations with Julie (Exercise) 
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM | 1st Floor Lounge | Begins May 9
No Class May 30
Drop in and join Julie in the lounge for mindful meditation utilizing visualization, the singing bowl, essential oils and simple breath practices.

Walk with Ease with Demetra (Evidence Based Exercise Class)
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM | Auditorium | Last Class May 9
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Dance Movement Class with Rebecca & Courtney (Exercise)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Auditorium | Last Class May 2
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Fitness Orientation Class with 14Y | (Exercise)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | 14 Y Fitness Center
No Class May 30 and June 20
Class is full. To register for future classes, please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Ceramic Session 2 with Nick (Education) 
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | 3rd Floor Ceramic Studio | May 9 – June 27
No Class May 30 and June 20
To register email SWilson@edalliance.org. If you have not taken a beginner’s class with us, you will be added to our beginner’s class waitlist.

Jazz Line Dance with Bernard (Exercise)
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Auditorium
No Class May 30 and June 20
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Virtual Classes

Strength & Balance with Rob Hofman (Exercise)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | No Class May 2, May 30 and June 20
Register here.

Circle Group with Sarie Teichman (Education)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
This group focuses on exploring healthy and creative aging by building relationships and support.
Class is full. Email sarieteichman@gmail.com to be put on the list for future classes.

ZOOM-BA! with Michal Chorny (Exercise)
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
No Class May 30 and June 20
Zumba® is cardio dance fitness to world music rhythms. This class features mostly Latin music and low-impact routines you can do safely at home.
Register here.

Tuesday Schedule
In Person Classes

Tai Chi Class with Annie (Exercise)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Auditorium
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Ceramic with Sherman (Education) 
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | 3rd Floor Ceramic Studio | May 10 – June 28
To register email SWilson@edalliance.org. If you have not taken a beginner’s class with us, you will be added to our beginner’s class waitlist.

Intermediate Fall Stop…Move Strong with Celeste (Exercise)
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Auditorium
For class participants who have already taken the Introductory level class. To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org
For more information on the class, please visit: https://fallstop.net/

Nurse Ji On Tuesdays (Health Management)
Blood Pressure Monitoring
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | 2nd Fl, Dining Room

Health Consultations with Nurse Ji (Health Management)
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Mezzanine
Please email OASinfo@edalliance.org to schedule your consultation.

Memoirs with Rhonda (Arts)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | 1st Floor Lounge | Last Class May 10
Class is full. To register for future classes, please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Open Painting Studio (Arts)
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM | 3rd Floor Painting Studio | Last Class May 10
Class is full. To register for future classes, please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Open Swim Pool Time at the 14Y (Exercise)
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | 14Y Pool | Begins May 3
Come and enjoy open swim at 14Y pool.
Must be a member of the Sirovich Center to register. To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Chinese Dance Group Sessions 1 and 2 (Exercise)
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Class is currently full.

Virtual Classes

Tai Chi with Roberto (Exercise)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Register here.

Brain Dance with Julie Gayer Kris (Health Management)
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Join Zoom meeting here.

Yoga for Bone Health with Chintamani Kansas “C” (Exercise)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Register here.

Body Smart-Feldenkrais with Andrew Carter (Exercise)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
To join, please email Andrew at acfeldie@aol.com about your interest in attending this class.

Wednesday Schedule
In Person Classes

Zumba with Jose (Exercise)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Auditorium
Class is full. To register for the waitlist email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Smart Tablet Q & A with Rebecca (Technology)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  | 1st Floor Lounge
For new and beginner smart tablet users. Offered in English and Spanish!

Puppet Theater Workshop with Federico (Arts)
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | 2nd Floor Small Dining Room
Class is full.

Virtual Classes

Pilates Mat with Gail (Exercise)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Register here.

Chinese Traditional Dance with Jiao Li (Exercise)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Register here.

Folk Dance with Jaki Soreff (Exercise)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Register here.

Chair Fit with Andrew Carter (Exercise)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
To join Please email Andrew at acfeldie@aol.com about your interest in this class.

Opera Appreciation with Simón Saad (Education)
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
On the 2nd & 4th weeks of each month, community partner Ansonia Music Outreach leads music-drenched and visually stimulating multi-media workshops in appreciation of opera and the arts.
To join: Please email AMO at voxoperae@ansoniamusic.org, they will provide login information to join the Zoom. Students without computers or smartphone/tablet ZOOM apps can call in to workshops.
AMO leads several virtual classes for NYC community centers that are open to all older adults! Email them here to learn more about AMO’s class offering

Ceramic Show-and-Tell Over Zoom with Instructor Nicholas Biscardi and Studio Manager Sherman Sussman (Arts)
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Class is currently full.

Thursday Schedule
In Person Classes

Ceramic Session 1 with Sherman (Education)
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | 3rd Floor Ceramic Studio | May 12 – June 30
To register for future Ceramic classes email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Brain Dance with Julie | (Exercise)
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Auditorium
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Japanese Bon Odori Dance Class with Kevin (Arts)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Auditorium
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Participate in a Research Study | In Person (Health Management) 
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM | 1st Floor Lounge | Last Session May 26
Lonnie Stewart, village resident and Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s graduate program in Physical Therapy, is interviewing community residents 75 years old or older about their quality of life living in New York City.
Lonnie will be available in our lounge for folks who would like to participate in the research study with him. No appointments needed, Please Drop in!

Asian Choral Group (Arts)
Session 1 – 1:15 PM – 2:25 PM l Auditorium
Session 2 – 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM l Auditorium
Class is currently full.

Ceramic Session 2 with Sherman (Education)
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | 3rd Floor Ceramic Studio| May 12 – June 30
To register email SWilson@edalliance.org. If you have not taken a beginner’s class with us, you will be added to our beginner’s class waitlist.

Art Expression Workshop with Jenny & Lauren (Arts)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | 1st Floor Lounge | Last Class May 12
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Game Time with Andrea | (Education and Recreation)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | 2nd Floor Small Dining Room
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Open Painting Studio (Arts)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | 3rd Floor Painting Studio | Last Class May 12
Class is full. To register for future classes, please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Virtual Classes

Art Expression Workshop Series with Paula (Arts)
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Last Class May 19
Register here OASinfo@edalliance.org with your full name and phone number.

Balance 101 with Demetra (Exercise)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Register here.

Yoga with Dianne Galliano AKA Rashmi (Exercise)
3:00 – 3:45 PM
Whether live or virtual, in a chair, or on a mat, Yoga cultivates resilience by balancing effort with ease through gentle yoga postures, relaxation, breathing techniques, and meditation. There is a 5-minute grace period to enter this class. Please enter on-time.
Register here.

Friday Schedule
In Person Classes & Hybrid Classes

Tai Chi Class with Annie (Exercise)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM l Auditorium
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Technology Classes with Sonia | In Person (Technology) 
1st Floor Lounge
Smart Tablet Q&A |11:30 AM – 12:10 PM
Computer Lesson |12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Introductory Fall Stop…Move Strong with Celeste | In Person (Exercise)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Auditorium
To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Alliance Stage Company: Expressive Arts with Cory (Arts)
1:30PM – 2:10 PM | Auditorium | No Class May 6 & May 13
To join, please email the instructor for more information at Cmherman@edalliance.org

Alliance Stage Company: Sirovich Senior Theater with Cory (Arts)
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM | Auditorium | No Class May 6 & May 13
To join, please email the instructor for more information at Cmherman@edalliance.org

Sirovich Vocal Ensemble (Sing – Along) (Arts) 
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Auditorium | No Class May 6 & May 13
Join Zoom meeting here.
Meeting ID: 729 2748 8436
Password: 1234567
To join by phone, call: 1(646) 558-8656 | Meeting ID: 729 2748 8436# | Password: 1234567#

Virtual Classes

Chinese Medicine Self-Care with Donna, Social Work Intern
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Health Management) Last Class May 27
All are welcome to join Donna, Social Work Intern and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, in this zoom meeting about using Chinese Medicine to support self-care. Self-care is so important for all of us as we continue to recover from all of the effects of living through this pandemic as well as the usual stress.
Join Zoom meeting here.
Dial in:1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 814 8312 0459

Feldenkrais with Margot Townsend (Exercise)
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
With the Feldenkrais method of gentle, guided lessons, we explore ways to improve flexibility and coordination as well as rediscover the ability to be graceful and efficient in everyday movement.
FreeConferenceCall, DIAL IN #: 1(425) 436-6331
ACCESS CODE: 596289#

Community Choreography with Courtney
12:30 PM – 1:15PM | Last Class May 2

Zumba Gold® with Deekee Gaerlan (Exercise)
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Register here.

Meals at Sirovich Center
In Person Lunch

Monday – Friday | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Tickets available for purchase from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM on the 2nd floor.
Grab and Go Breakfast will be provided on your way out.

Pantry

Wednesday, May 4 | 2:10 PM – 4:00 PM
All slots are taken, please stay tuned for our next pantry date.

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch

Monday – Friday | 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Sign up will no longer be needed, it will be first-come first-served.
There will be two sign in sheets, one for each meal. Please sign both sheets. We understand the inconvenience, but it is required by Department for the Aging.

Sirovich Ceramics Classes

The ceramics class will resume beginning Monday, May 9 through Thursday, June 30. This session is only for returning ceramics members who have taken ceramics at Sirovich before but have not taken this past ceramics session.

Please email Schekira Wilson, Program Coordinator, at SWilson@edalliance.org by Monday, May 2 to secure a spot. You can choose up to two session from the following:

Monday Session 1 with Nick | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Monday Session 2 with Nick | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
(No classes Mondays May 30 and June 20)
Tuesday with Sherman | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday Session 1 with Sherman | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday Session 2 with Sherman | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

For all members who have taken the last session, we will be in touch about registration for upcoming session in July.

For those who have never taken ceramics at Sirovich, please email Schekira Wilson, Program Coordinator, at SWilson@edalliance.org to be added to a beginners/orientation class waitlist. We will also be in touch with you in June!