Every Last wednesday of the Month, we invite You To walk-in to the Edward Hopper House For an enjoyable CONVERSATION with coffee, PASTRIES, and art!
FREE FOR SENIOR MEMBERS, $5 FOR NON-MEMBERS
CURRENT & UPCOMING SESSIONS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019, 10-11:30am
Hopper's Family Tree - From Holland to Nyack
Join Laura Grunwerg, Director of the Blauvelt Free Library and the author of "One Hamlet, Many Blauvelts," as she tells the story of the early Hoppers. Laura traces Edward Hopper back to his family in Holland and connect him with the many founding families of Rockland County.
WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019, 10-11:30am
Join origami expert and magician Benjamin Levy for an amazing introductory session on nautical paper folding.
Benjamin will talk about the history of origami, from its religious background as offerings, through its long-thought-of use as playthings for children, to its current life informing rocket, automotive airbag and medical device design.
Benjamin Levy is a unique, multi-talented magician,origami experts, memory expert, and speaker, who is the favorite of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and who has performed for the likes of President Obama and Muhammad Ali.
WEDNESDAY, JuNE 26, 2019, 10-11:30am
Karon Shovers-Goldsmith - Wellness Counselor and Yoga Instructor
Join us for an exploration of interesting and effective approaches to improve your everyday life.
Karon creates personalized wellness programs. She is currently teaching at New York Presbyterian Hospital with Maripossa Wellness in New York City. Karon will focus on movement, breathing technique, posture management and self-care.
Important program note:
The lecture will be hold outdoors in the Edward Hopper House Garden.
In the event of rain, the event will be held at the Nyack Library.
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2019, 10-11:30am
Hopper’s Hudson -A closer look at the wildlife and plants in and around the Hudson River
with NANCY SLOWIK, NATURALIST
Nancy has been teaching natural history programs and leading guided walks in the metropolitan area for 35 years and is the author of two field guides on the local flora of the Southern Palisades, Nancy is an adult educator at New York Botanical Garden, coordinating the Urban Naturalist Certificate Program. She serves as the lead team consultant for Restore Native Plants identifying local flora and fauna in the Ramapo Mountain State Park.
WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019, 10-11:30am
Hopper and Hollywood
Edward Hopper came of age as an artist in the 1920s, a decade that would see an enormous expansion of the film industry. Movies were everywhere, and Edward Hopper loved the movies; you can see the influence of film on his work, while in turn echoes of Hopper’s influence can be seen in countless films.
J.D. Zeik's original screenplay, Ronin, starring Robert DeNiro, was filmed and released by United Artists in 1998. The film was a hit on both screens and on DVD, and is now considered a cult classic. Mr. Zeik has been an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting in the SUNY Purchase Film and Playwriting / Screenwriting programs since January of 2000.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 10-11:30am
Artist and Author Bill Batson and history buff Gini Stolldorf will illuminate what Nyack was like in Hopper’s childhood, coupled with a book signing for Bill Batson’s second volume of his “Nyack Sketch Log.”
Coffee and 1890 Angel Cake to be served.