Lifelong Learning Series (Online)—Brought to You by AARP

AARP Long Island
is collaborating with Bay Street Theater to provide a FREE four-part series of hour-long seminars focusing on topics such as stage acting, playwriting, storytelling, and exercises in creative motivation. All seminars are recommended for adults ages 18 and over, and are FREE to attend!
These are online, virtual seminars, which will be conducted via Zoom.
Advance registration is required.



Intro to Acting

Thursday, May 20, 7 to 8 p.m.

New York-based multidisciplinary artist Reggie D. White will host Intro To Acting, a fun, interactive presentation for anyone whose bucket list includes “Take an Acting Class.”



Writing for the Stage

Thursday, June 17, 7 to 8 p.m.

Playwright and Bay Street Theater’s Literary Manager Hope Villanueva will host Writing for The Stage. For theatre lovers and anyone who has ever had a desire to write a play, this is the seminar for you. An educational and inspirational introduction for potential playwrights!



Writing Your Life Story

Thursday, July 15, 7 to 8 p.m.

Bay Street Theater’s Associate Artistic Director Will Pomerantz—master storyteller, playwright, and director—will present Writing Your Life Story, a unique writing seminar where students will learn how to access their creative writing skills to write their own story in their own words.



A Year To Lighten Up

Thursday, August 19, 7 to 8 p.m.

Motivational speaker Jim Ryan will conduct an inspiring and fun seminar on how we can all lighten up and rejuvenate our creativity during these stressful times! Jim’s presentation includes exercises and inspiration right from his award winning book, Simple Happiness: 52 Easy Ways to Lighten Up.


AARP is committed to helping you stay connected so we congratulate you for taking the time to Grow, Create and Connect with AARP and Bay Street Theater!

AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization for people fifty and older. There are 38 million members nationwide, approximately 2.5 million in New York State and about 500 thousand living right on Long Island 

AARP works to strengthen age-friendly communities and make for happier, healthier residents of all ages. And we advocate for what matters most to people 50 and over and their families with a special focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. 

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