Quest Courses – Spring 2023

Quest classes run in the fall and spring terms, each 14 weeks, along with an eight-week summer session in June and July. Classes alternate weeks, so each course is approximately seven sessions (contingent upon holidays). Classes that meet in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, and 13th weeks are designated A-Week classes. Those that meet in the alternate weeks are B-Week classes.


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MONDAY



A-WEEK
02/06, 03/06, 03/20, 04/10, 04/24, 05/08


B-WEEK
02/27, 03/13, 03/27, 04/17, 05/01, 05/15

MORNING
10:30 - 12:00

ROCK AND ROOTS ALBUMS
Hybrid/Auditorum/Video
Steve Koenig, Wayne Cotter


THE INVISIBLE MAN
In-Person Only/Room 15-17
Lynnel Garabadian, Sandy Kessler

CLASSICAL MUSIC
Hybrid/Auditorium/Video
Sol Makon, Bob Reiss



A WEEK IN PARIS
In-Person Only/Room 15-17
Laura Lopez, Ellen Rittberg


LUNCH
12:00 - 1:00

AFTERNOON
1:00 - 2:30

ACTING WORKSHOP II

In-person Only/Auditorium
Roy Clary, Art Spar


COMEDY CENTRAL
Hybrid/Room 27/Video
Wayne Cotter, Leslie Goldman, Vince Grosso, Michael Wellner


ELIZABETH GASKELL
In-Person Only/Room 15-17
Arlene Curinga, Patricia Geehr, Susan Keohane


GREAT PLAYS
In-Person Only/Auditorium
Roy Clary, Wayne Cotter, Frida Lipp



SIXTIES
Hybrid/Room 15-17/Video
Richard Byrd, Paul Golomb,
Diane Reynolds





TUESDAY


A_WEEK

02/07, 02/21, 03/7, 03/21, 04/11, 04/25, 05/09


B-WEEK

02/14, 02/28, 03/14, 03/28, 04/18, 05/02, 05/16

MORNING
10:30 - 12:00

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Hybrid/Auditorium/Video

Bob Gottfried, Sandy Frank, Ellen Gottfried,
Glenn Johnson


ORAL INTERPRETATION OF POETRY

Hybrid/Room 15-17
Joyce Hinote, Peter Dichter, Mary Ann Donnelly, Sheryl Harawitz


ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK

Hybrid/Auditorium/Video

Linda Downs, Lynnel Garabedian, Bob Reiss, Ellen Shapiro



SYMPOSIUM
In-Person Only/Room 15-17
Sheryl Harawitz, Mary Ann Donnelly,
Donna Ramer


LUNCH
12:00 - 01:00

AFTERNOON
1:00 - 02:30

FOLK MUSIC
Hybrid/Room 15-17/Video
Bob Gottfried, Ellen Gottfriend


SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS

In-Person Only/Auditorium
Jim Brook, Steve Allen, Marion Schultheis,
Judy Weis

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

In-Person Only/Room 27

Helen Saffran, Judy Hampson, Donna Ramer

HISTORY OF GERMANY
Hybrid/Auditorium/Video
Caroline Thompson, Steve Allen, Linda Davis

BLACK WOMEN'S VOICES
In-Person Only/Room 15-17
Ilene Winkler, Barbara Barnes, Susannah Falk Lewis, Penelope Pi-Sunyer


MODERN OPERA: THE 20TH AND
21ST CENTURIES

Zoom Only/Room 27
Steve Koenig, Victor Brenner, Frieda Lipp



WEDNESDAY



A_WEEK

02/08, 02/22, 03/08, 03/22, 04/12, 04/26,
05/10


B-WEEK

02/15, 03/01, 03/15, 03/29, 04/19, 05/03,
05/17

MORNING
10:30 - 12:00

QUESTER'S CHOICE
Hybrid/Auditorium/Video
Bob Gottfried, Vince Grosso, Mary Beth Yakoubian

SHAKESPEARE: TAMING OF THE SHREW
Hybrid/Room 15-17
Roy Clary, Jim Brook, Ellie Schaffer

FASCINATING NONFICTION
Hybrid/Auditorium/Video
Harriet Finkelstein, Bob Reiss, Ruth Ward


TONI MORRISON: THE LEGEND
In-Person Only/Room 15-17
Donna Ramer, Sheryl Harawitz,
Tamara Weinberg



LUNCH
12:00 - 01:00

AFTERNOON
1:00 - 02:30

CLASSIC MOVIES
Hybrid/Auditorium/Video
Howard Salik, Marian Friedmann, Bobbie Gold, Vince Grosso


UPHEAVAL IN AMERICAN VALUES

In-Person Only/Room 15-17
Michael Wellner, Maureen Berman,
Howard Salik


DISTINGUISHED GUEST LECTURE SERIES
Hybrid/Auditorium/Video

Arlynn Greenbaum, Bob Reiss,
Karen Levin,
Estelle Selzer
 



THURSDAY


A_WEEK

02/09, 02/23, 03/09, 03/23, 04/13, 04/27, 05/11


B-WEEK

02/16, 03/02, 03/16, 03/30, 04/20, 05/04, 05/18

MORNING
10:30 - 12:00

AGING
Hybrid/Room 15-17
Art Spar, Bryn Meehan, Larry Shapiro


SCIENCE CLUBHOUSE
In-Person/Room 27
Steve Allen, Marion Schultheis

NYC NEIGHBORHOODS

Hybrid/Room 15-27/Video

Paul Golumb, Bob Reiss


CONTEMORARY POETRY
Hybrid/Room 27
Martha Drezin, Mary Ann Donnelly,
Frieda Lipp


LUNCH
12:00 - 01:00

AFTERNOON
1:00 - 02:30

WATER
Hybrid/Room 27/Video
Judy Weis, Pete Weis


CONTEMPORARY SHORT STORIES
Hybrid/Room 15-17
Nancy Richardson, Mary Buchwald,
Frieda Lipp



EXPLORATIONS IN PHILOSOPHY
AND LITERATURE
Hybrid/Room 27
  Larry Shapiro, Steve Allen, Jane Lubin

FOOD: BEYOND JUST CALORIES
 In-Person/Room 15-27
Andrea Irvine, David Bartash, Marion Schultheis

POET’S WORKSHOP
In-person Only/Brooklyn Room
Judy Winn, Judy Hampson, Helen Saffran

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SOLE MATES

2:45 PM
In Person Only/Walking Class
Marian Friedmann, Andrea Irvine


FEBRUARY

 

February 17

Zoom Only
10:30 - Noon

Guggenheim Museum: Alex Katz Exhibit "Gathering"


February 24
In-Person
Metropolitan Opera:
Norma


MARCH

March 3
In-Person
10:30 - Noon

NY Historical Society:
"I'll Have What She's Having"
The Jewish Deli Tour

March 17
TBD



March 31
In-Person
Jackie Robinson Museum Tour


APRIL

 

April 21
In-Person
10:30 - Noon

Museum of Natural History:
New Glider Center Insectorium and Vivarium Tour


MAY

 

May 5
In-Person
10:30 - Noon

Greenwood Cemetery Private Trolly Tour