Be Inspired By Something New At Community Ed


Whether you’re interested in learning more about a subject or discovering something new, Great Neck Public Schools Community Education offers many fascinating courses, trips and special events.

Classes will begin during the week of Sept. 12 and registration is underway, so flip through the pages of the Fall/Winter 2016–17 catalog to browse the extensive offerings.

As a result of last fall’s successful Open House Week, another has been scheduled for Sept. 19 to 23, so participants can check out any class—at no cost—tour the facilities and see the instructors in action. Plenty of interesting classes will be offered this session.

New for Adults: Chinese for travelers: advanced beginner; biweekly English conversation; public speaking; composers and lyricists; founding fathers; Gilbert & Sullivan; Shakespeare’s sonnets; cardio combo; jazz dance; self-defense; OneNote; and technology for the terrified.

New for Kids: Creative writing, plus pottery on the wheel and hand building for high schoolers in the fully equipped ceramic studio.

New Day Trips: More than 30 trips are being offered in this catalog, including an adventure in the East Village, Chelsea art gallery tour, Harlem: Historical Tour and Flavors of the Caribbean, Michael Feinstein: Up Close and Personal, and Metropolitan Museum: Jerusalem, Luce Center and Met Breuer. These day trips take participants to unique venues with private docents and delicious meals on deluxe coach transportation.

New Special Events: Canasta “Suits” Me to a “Tee” at Harbor Links, Top This! Knitting a Hat in the Round, Painting in Tune, Quintessential Wine Tasting Dinner at Lola, The Iconic Barbra Streisand lecture and That’s Amore! Canasta Event at Il Bacco.

Theater Trips: Due to timing constraints, theater trips will be announced through email, not the catalog, so be sure that Community Ed has your email address. Recent excursions have included: The King and I, A View from the Bridge, Hamilton, Shuffle Along, On Your Feet, The Crucible, Waitress and Natasha & Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Some outings include meals; for others, attendees are on their own.

Favorite Returning Classes: English Language arts and literature; fitness and dance; foreign languages; games and hobbies; home, life and family; humanities; music and performing arts; and sports.

Community Ed is located at 30 Cumberland Ave., one block south of Northern Boulevard, off Lakeville Road. For more information or to register, call 516-441-4949, email or visit and click on the Community Ed icon.

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