Culture & Society
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Huaxia New York Central Chinese School
Founded in 1996, Huaxia New York Central Chinese School (HXNYC) is a leading non-profit Chinese school in Westchester County. The mission of the school is to provide affordable Chinese language learning in a nurturing environment while fostering a community where members share their experiences and find mutual support. The school offers a Chinese language curriculum spanning Pre-K to AP Chinese. Students learn pinyin and simplified Chinese characters. The school also offers enrichment classes and Chinese as Second Language (CSL) to non-native speakers. The school has been at its current location at Westchester Community College (WCC) Valhalla campus since 1999.
Visit us at: www.hxnyc.org or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 768-8686
The Affluent 1950’s
Gain an in-depth understanding of the many economic and cultural changes that took place after World War II. Topics covered include the baby boomers, the Cold War, McCarthyism, the space race, the effect of Eisenhower’s interstate road system, popular culture, civil rights, and the new consumerism.
CE-HIST 2107, 1 Thurs., May 16, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $35. D Fruci. #13066
Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s & ‘60s
Come reminisce about the “golden age of sci-fi” and learn about some of these classic films. Discuss and watch film trailers for films with nuclear accidents, space and alien invasions, creatures from beneath the earth and sea, and mad scientists!
CE-FILM 2040, 1 Sat., June 29, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-3, $25. L DiMartino. #5054
Hot Topics in the News
Presentation of major national and international current events; a background of the news is provided for better understanding. Questions, discussion, and individual presentations are encouraged.
CE-POLTC 2002VA, 5 Tues., July 2-30, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $100. E Pressman. #5561
Religions of the East
Discover the history, practices and beliefs of the major religions of the Eastern World including Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism, and the teachings of Confucius. The course will rely on original texts and expert commentary for its lecture content. Video presentations, artwork and other images will be used as complimentary materials. A special introduction to Eastern meditation techniques will be provided.
CE-PHIL 2031VA, 6 Thurs., June 6-July 18
(skip 7/4); 10:00 am-12:30 pm (except 10:00 am-1:30 pm on July 18), KNC-3, $195. J Coppola. #5012
Paris: City of Light
Paris is a city that can inspire thoughts of history, art, famous writers, fine food, excellent wine and romance. Gain an overview of the city’s history along with an in-depth look at the sites that will make any journey to Paris magnifique.
CE-CULTR 2026, 2 Tues., June 4 & 11, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $70. D Fruci. #5699