Quest Lifelong Learning Community and Continuing Education for Older Adults in NYC

Art, Music, Dance and Film

These courses are offered by the Quest Lifelong Learning Community. For more information on Quest, see more details at the bottom of this page.


Coordinators: Linda Downs, Lynnel Garabedian, Bob Reiss

Presentations will focus on international multicultural artists throughout the centuries with a particular emphaisis on artists who explore aspects of humanity and nature.

B WEEK / TUESDAY / 10:30am to 12:00pm


Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Wayne Cotter

Each session will focus on one album by a band or solo artist and be enriched by related tracks from the band’s career or works by others which shed light on the album. Our definition of “rock” will be inclusive, containing branches of reggae, soul, folk, and country. This term might include Janis Ian, Joe Jackson, Isaac Hayes, The Smiths, Tracy Chapman, and Devo.

A WEEK / MONDAY / 10:30am to 12:00pm


Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Victor Brener, Frieda Lipp

At each session we view a different opera and engage in a lively discussion of the text, staging, medium, and the historical and cultural backgrounds.  This semester might include Douglas J. Cuomo’s “Doubt,” Harry Somers’ “Louis Riel,” Britten’s “A Turn of the Screw,” Alban Berg’s “Lulu,” and “Brexit: The Opera.”

A WEEK / TUESDAY / 2:00pm to 3:30pm