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Moving Toward Abstraction: ROCA Student Exhibition
Marie H. Firestone Community Room
January 2 - 31, 2018

Artists' Reception: Sunday, January 14, 2-4 pm
The public is invited.

These artists are pushing through realism to find their own vision of the world around us. Some show the shadow of figures, some evoke the wonders in nature. In order to discover these interpretations, the artists must look within themselves, delve deep and excavate their emotional interaction with their own world.



Open Play Mah Jongg
Every Tuesday in 2018 @ 11:00 am

The Mah Jongg group meets every Tuesday. Advanced beginners and experienced players welcome for casual, non-competitive play. No instruction is provided and we recommend that you bring your own National Mah Jongg League card.


(palisades people) Sunday Symposia: Silencing the Bomb with Dr. Lynn Sykes
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm at the Palisades Community Center

Palisades resident Lynn Sykes is Higgins Professor Emeritus of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Renowned for his contributions to the science of seismology, especially plate tectonic theory, he has dedicated his career to halting nuclear testing and is a key figure in the formation of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. In this talk Dr. Sykes will be discussing his new book, Silencing the Bomb: One Scientist’s Quest to Halt Nuclear Testing, in which he tells the inside story behind the quest for disarmament.

Tickets: $10 ($5 STUDENTS) at the door to benefit the Palisades Free Library. 
This program will be held at: Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades, NY


French Language Meetup
Mondays in 2018 @ 11:30 am

Upcoming Beginner Meetings:

Mondays, February 12 & 26

Upcoming Intermediate/Advanced Meetings:
Mondays, February 5 & 19
"Parlons français ensemble!"
Learn and practice French in a fun, collaborative, and relaxed environment. Experience French language and culture through mini-lessons, conversation,
and interactive activities with Marianne Scordel,
native French speaker.

The beginner group is geared toward those new to the French language and the intermediate/advanced group for those comfortable conversing in French, however learners of all levels welcome in both groups!
Sign up online or RSVP on 


The Artist's Way Meetup
First Wednesday of Every Month in 2018 @ 7:00 pm

FEBRUARY 7, 2018

Whether you create art to live or simply wish to live more creatively, find your motivation while we explore
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Bring your artwork, writing, music, etc. to share with the group (not required, but strongly encouraged). Newcomers welcome!

Sign up online or RSVP on 


American Heart Association Family & Friends® CPR
Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Marie H. Firestone Community Room

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants.   For adults (18 years and older). Taught by Fire Chief Howard Reiss.
Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Sign up online
Space is limited 12 participants.


Discover Hidden Italy: Florence
Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Marie H. Firestone Community Room

This February, fall in love with Florence. The fascinating city of Florence is famous as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.

Michelangelo's David and the Uffizi are must sees! But there is much more to discover. Join Linda Sassano Higgins, artist and nationally licensed Italian tour guide and journey back in time to discover the hidden secrets that lie beneath Florence's cobblestone streets.

Understand how to "live like an Italian" and appreciate and enjoy the cultural differences you will find in the "Bel Paese" of Italy. Buon Viaggio!!!  
Sign up online. 


Esplanade Book Club
Friday, February 16, 2018 
@ 11:00am
Auditorium, The Esplanade at Palisades

Join us for the Esplanade Book Club, a librarian-led book discussion meeting every month in the auditorium of The Esplanade at PalisadesQuestions?! Contact Anya Berg, Adult Services Librarian at the Palisades Free Library or Karen Roth, Director of Recreation at The Esplanade at Palisades.

This month we'll be discussing Beartown by Fredrik Backman.


Organize, Declutter, Downsize, Simplify
Tuesdays, February 20 & 27, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Marie H. Firestone Community Room

Is it time to let go of some old possessions? Tackle a major downsize? Organize what you have?
This 2-session workshop with Professional Organizer Merrie Robin Monroe will help you focus, set goals, and provide support in starting these sometimes daunting tasks. Join us for the fun of doing this together!
Professional organizer Merrie Robin Monroe has been assisting people in simplifying their lives by organizing, decluttering, and clearing homes for over 25 years in New York City and locally.
Sign up online. Space is limited 15 participants. This is a 2-session workshop. Attendance at the first session is required to attend the second session.