Online Learning Center

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Online Classes

We’re offering online versions of some of your favorite classes. You do not need a computer with a camera to participate. For live classes, you can also watch and listen on your computer and speak to the class on your phone.

We’ve also collected some exercise videos you can follow along with at home. Find them further down the page, here.

Our current online classes are:

The Comedy Workshop, Mondays at 10:00 a.m., starting March 23rd
Shakespeare, Mondays at 11:00 a.m., starting March 23rd
Chair Yoga, Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., starting April 8th
Meditation, Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m., starting April 1st
Discussion Groups with Laura Marceca, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m., starting April 3rd
Italian, available any time, starting March 24th
Creative Writing, available any time, starting March 24th

There will also be a special discussion group on Wednesday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m., “Greenwich House Seniors’ Round Table Daily Meal Ideas Discussion.” Join here on Zoom (password: 022853) :

To stay up-to-date on the weekly programming, email Laura Marceca at to be added to the mailing list.

The Comedy Workshop with Jo Firestone, Mondays at 10:00 a.m.

Join Jo Firestone on Zoom for a 40 minute class to write and perform jokes! Click here to join the class on Monday, April 6th at 10:00 a.m.:

Shakespeare with Leo Schaff, Mondays at 11:00 a.m.

Join Leo Schaff in continued discussions about The Merchant of Venice over Zoom. Click here to join the class on Monday, April 6th at 11:00 a.m.: [Link coming shortly!]

Chair Yoga with Trisha Biddle, Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Join Trisha Biddle for a Chair Yoga class over Zoom to stay active and limber while social distancing. Click here to join the class on Wednesday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m.:

Introduction to Meditation with Brogan Ganley, Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.

NEW: Brogan Ganley will be hosting a half hour Introduction to Meditation session to help you reduce anxiety and stress and enable relaxation. No previous meditation experience at all is necessary.  Click here to join the class on Wednesday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m.:

Brogan Ganley has been teaching Meditation for around 14 years. She works in hospitals, schools, corporate environments, community centers and privately with both adults and children. Her primary focus is to help people lessen their stress and anxiety and live more balanced and fulfilled lives. Brogan is an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master.

Brogan is also an artist, originally from New Zealand. She has lived in many different countries and here in New York City for 16 years!

Discussion Groups With Laura Marceca, Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m.

Socialize with your friends in this casual Zoom gathering from 2:00 – 2:40 p.m. Each session will be guided by a discussion question.

Click here to join on Tuesday, April 7th:

Click here to join on Friday, April 10th:

Italian with Richard Palumbo

Richard Palumbo is continuing his Italian class by sending out weekly emails with assignments to complete using the class textbook. If you’re already an Italian student and have your book at home, email Richard to join in!

Creative Writing with Esther Cohen

Esther Cohen will be sending out weekly creative writing prompts through email. Write Esther to join in!

Exercise Videos to Follow Along With at Home

Here’s a collection of exercise videos you can do at home to keep yourself active.

Maura Nolan, a yoga teacher who Judith C. White members will recognize from her classes at the center, is also teaching Gentle Hatha Yoga classes over Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. These classes are not through Greenwich House and are $10 per class or $15 per week (although these prices are flexible). Contact Maura at to get on her email list to be sent the links for each class, or to discuss payment options.

Top 10 Balance Exercises for Seniors 

A 12-minute guide to key exercises to help improve balance and prevent falls.

Seated Exercises

A low-key 15-minute routine of seated exercises.

Fit Over Fifty

A 55-minute standing workout class, mostly focused on aerobics.

20 Minute Exercise for Seniors

A more advanced 20 minute exercise routine that offers both a standing and seated version of each move.

Gentle Chair Yoga

A 25-minute chair yoga class.

Yoga for Seniors

A 15-minute option for chair yoga.

Easy Stretching Exercises for Seniors

A 25-minute video guiding you through stretches based on Pilates movements.

Senior Zumba Dance Class

A 30-minute beginner zumba dance class for seniors.

Line Dances

A 38-minute video that teaches several line dances.

Gentle Tai Chi and Qi Gong

A 25-minute tai chi and qi gong class.