Special Interest


New! Close-up Magic for Adults
Discover how to do basic magic tricks for fun and entertainment! In this hands-on class, develop basic magic skills to entertain those around you using cards, money, silks, and ropes. Do great tricks in the very first class. Guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face!
CE-HOBBY 2011, 7 Tues., Sept. 22-Nov. 3, Room TBD, $140 (+ $70 materials fee for magic supplies, payable to instructor). M Eskow.
Sec. A: 10:30 am-12:30 pm. #83025
Sec. B: 6:30-8:30 pm. #83026

NEW! Repair and Renew Your Jewelry
Renew the pieces that still evoke beautiful memories within you but that are no longer fashionable, and update your sentimental items in the most modern trending styles.
CE-CRAFT 2053VA, KNC-5, $25, R Demers.
Sec. A: 1 Tues., Sept. 22, 7:00-9:00 pm. #83044
Sec. B: 1 Sun., Oct. 25, 11:00 am-1:00 pm. #83045

Staging for the Home
For home owners and realtors looking for guidance on preparing a home for sale. Learn about the important areas to consider for change and discover some simple (and inexpensive) remedies to create a fresh and appealing look for the buyer.
CE-HOME 2005, 1 Sat., Sept. 19, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $30. M Tallerico. #82682
Interior Design 101
Learn the basic tools to create an artful home including creating a floor plan, the use of color, and window treatments. The principal elements of design will be discussed: balance, proportion and color. Address design as an artist approaches a canvas, with the room as the composition. Email instructor at mt.design@verizon.net for textbook and a list of supplies at least one week prior to class.
CE-ART 2062, 8 Wed., Sept. 16-Nov. 4, 6:30-9:00 pm, LIB-G36, $175 (+ textbook). M Tallerico. #82684

Basic Astrology
Learn the fundamentals of astrology and the meaning behind the different signs of the zodiac. Discover how the relationships between the signs, planets, and house placements in your natal chart can be relevant to your life. Transits and synergy charts will also be explored through your own natal charts.
CE-PRSDV 2086, 4 Mon., Sept. 14-Oct. 5, 7:30-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $85. K Whitten. #82708

NEW! Strive to Survive: The Art of Survival in the 21st Century
We’re constantly bombarded by images of fires, building collapses, transportation accidents, and weather emergencies. How do people normally react to these disasters? How can we best manage people in crisis? Videos, case studies, and personal fire experiences are used to illustrate the genetic and social influences that determine our reactions to stress. Lessons are drawn from various incidents including the 9/11 terrorist attack and the Station Night Club and Beverly Hills Supper Club fires. Individual survival skills and procedures for effectively managing others are discussed. Intended for both individuals at home and for managers of private businesses, hotels, schools, disaster relief services, or emergency response agencies. Intended to assist in training yourself and others to be less “rescue reliant” and to successfully manage oneself at a catastrophic event.
CE-HLTH 2068, 1 Thurs., Sept. 17, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-5, $30. T Dunne. #83064

Angels: Divine Messengers
Join a professional psychic, angel guide, and religious historian for a fascinating exploration of heavenly messengers from their earliest appearance in ancient times, through the modern era, into the 21st century New Age movement. Drawing from religious history, biblical literature, art history, folk belief, New Age writings, and personal testimony, refine your own ability to contact the angels via prayer, meditation, and angel card readings. Contact instructor at zhenyatart@gmail.com for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2121, 4 Tues., Nov. 10-Dec. 8 (skip 11/24), 6:30-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $125 (+ textbook). E Amditis. #82511

Fairies: The Earth’s Guardians
Join a folklore scholar, fairy guide, and professional psychic in exploring the delightful natural world of the fairies. Drawing from ancient Celtic history, pre-Christian religious beliefs, folklore about the “Good People,” and New Age beliefs about fairies, we’ll cover a combination of historical/scholarly background and real-life stories about fairies. Have the opportunity to contact the fairies and conduct fairy readings. Especially fascinating for people interested in Celtic culture, folklore collectors, nature enthusiasts, animal lovers, and “environmental warriors.” Contact instructor at zhenyatart@gmail.com for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2119, 4 Wed., Sept. 16-Oct. 7, 6:30-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $125. E Amditis. #82512

Exploring Tarot
Join a professional psychic, tarot reader, and occult historian for a workshop accessing “higher wisdom” through card divination. Discuss the tarot from its earliest appearance in 15th century Italy, through the 18th century occult revival, to its resurrection in the Victorian spiritualist movement, to the 21st century New Age movement. Drawing from intellectual history, art history, 19th century occult culture, and New Age writings, each meeting will include historical background along with hands-on practice with tarot divination. Contact instructor at zhenyatart@gmail.com for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2116, 4 Sat., Sept. 19-Oct. 10, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Room TBD, $125. E Amditis. #82520

Cake Decorating at Mt. Vernon
These classes are held at the Mt. Vernon Center, 17 S. Fifth Avenue. Call 914-606-7200 to register.

Cake Decorating One: The Basics
Learn how to professionally prepare and finish pastry chef-style cakes by making a variety of buttercreams and royal icings. This course will cover the basics in cake decorating: crumb coat to finish coat, basic piping and writing techniques, and flowers and borders will be covered.
CE-COOK 2000MV, 2 Sat., 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $110 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor in cash).
Sec: A: Sept. 12 & 19. #83022
Sec: B: Sept. 26 & Oct. 3. #83023

Cake Decorating Two: Advanced
Move from the basics to the more complex in cake decorating. This section will cover more advanced techniques of decorating including a variety of fondants, marzipan, and gum pastes. Additionally, you will use more advanced piping practices, writing techniques, and flower and border creations.
CE-COOK 2001MV, 2 Sat., Oct. 10 & 17, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $110 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor in cash). #83027

Cake Decorating Three: Custom
Learn to professionally embellish your own unique, customized cake. This course will challenge you to use the skills learned in previous courses. Additionally, you will develop more advanced techniques in airbrush cake decorating, fancy writing, and hand molded and piped floral work.
CE-COOK 2002MV, 2 Sat., Oct. 24 & 31, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $110 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor in cash). #83031

Afterschool Science Academy
Held at the Ossining Center, 22 Rockledge Avenue. Call 914-606-7400 to register.

NEW! Pullback Car Engineering
Student engineers will learn about simple machines and their real-world applications. Teams of two students will build a pullback car and then run a series of experiments to test various engineering theories. The skills and traits of the engineering profession are discussed and incorporated. All materials included.
CE-SCI 2030OS, 1 Tues., 3:45-5:45 pm, $35.
Sec. A: Oct. 6. #83037
Sec. B: Nov. 10. #83038

NEW! Vertical Access Wind Turbine
Students discuss various types of energy sources and learn about renewable vs. non-renewable options. An overview of how wind is formed, captured, and transformed into electrical power is presented and wind power is put into historical perspective. Old and new designs of windmills and wind turbines are explored and reinforced as students build their very own Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) model which they take home.
CE-SCI 2029OS, 1 Thurs., 3:45-5:45 pm, $35.
Sec. A: Oct. 8. #83039
Sec. B: Nov. 12. #83040