Dance for Life
$17 per class, bulk rates available
1395 Lexington Avenue @ 92nd St.
(212) 415- 5500
Stimulate your mind and body with gentle dance classes that enhance flexibility and strength. A variety of dance styles and class times are offered. The 92nd St Y is a large community filled with interesting New Yorkers, and signing up for one of their classes is a great way to get in shape and meet new people who are also seeking a healthy lifestyle.
May Center, 3rd Floor
The Y also has a selection of low impact water fitness classes including Aqua Pump, Aqua Zumba, Splash Dance, and Interval Aqua. Find comfort in the discretion of underwater activities while maximizing the calorie burning. Working out at the pool also allows you escape the heat of New York streets while staying in shape.
Fun Ways to Learn Technology
Senior Planet (aging with attitude)
Free - accepts donations
27 W. 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
Monday?Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fridays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Come and mingle with like-minded seniors and finally learn how to use technology in a laid back environment. Senior Planet is the first technology-themed center for designed specifically for people over 60. Sign up for different workshops and seminars on Pinterest, current art exhibitions, and how to use social media to stay in touch with loved ones.
Wine and Cheese Yacht Cruise
Classic Harbour Line
Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) - W. 22nd and Hudson River
Learn the basics of wine and food pairing on the breathtaking Hudson River. Each cruise is themed with 5 hand picked wines from diverse geographical locations. Enjoy tapas meals and conversation during this educational experience. (http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/dress_opt-e1402509544753.jpeg) (http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/romance-1_opt-e1402509615113.jpeg)
At Home Gourmet Cooking Lessons
$300-$400 in home classes for up to 5 people
158 Grand Street #206
Step out of your culinary comfort zone. Learn culture, develop passion and achieve gratification in the comfort of your own home with private cooking lessons. Invite friends or be the envy of the dinner party. (http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/dress_opt-e1402509544753.jpeg) (http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/romance-1_opt-e1402509615113.jpeg)
Outdoor Yoga for Seniors
Carl Schurz Park
East 86th Street and East End Avenue
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 - 10 a.m.
Try out age-friendly yoga classes every Tuesday and Thursday mornings until June 19th. This class is offered through the City Parks Senior Fitness program, which also offers free tennis lessons and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. (http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/money-1_opt-e1402668783872.jpeg) (http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/outdoor_opt-e1402509566962.jpeg)
Birding Bob in Central Park
Various meeting locations within the park
Friendly informal walks for bird watchers of all abilities providing a special opportunity to observe any number of the 235 wildlife species inhabiting Central Park. Additional binoculars are available for $10 rental fee. We also highly recommend the owl watching tour, which occurs at night. (http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/outdoor_opt-e1402509566962.jpeg) (http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/romance-1_opt-e1402509615113.jpeg)
Book Discussions at the New York Public Library
New York Public Library
112 East 96th St @ Lexington Ave
Thursdays, 6 p.m.
Transform this solitary past time into a group activity at your local neigboorhood library. Become part of a community while taking a break from real life and sharing intellectual stimulation. Check NYPL website for times and reading lists.
Wine Lovers' Comedy Show
Soho Gallery For Digital Art
138 Sullivan St
Every Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Bring a group of friends or come to make friends! With your $5 ticket you also receive unlimited boxed wine and beer. Boxed Wine Social Club performances include: stand-up comedy, storytelling, and live musical performances. (http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/romance-1_opt-e1402509615113.jpeg)