TimeBanksNYC is holding free classes this spring. Is there a regular monthly listing for free classes? FREE CLASSES from TimeBanksNYC this Spring! Our four spring courses will run for seven weeks between April 22 and June 15; participation in all scheduled sessions is ideal. Members of all ages and abilities are welcome Reserve a seat for yourself today! Call (212) 227-9312 or BODY MOVEMENT In this class we will work to increase our awareness of the body and improve our posture. Exercises will help release joints and relax muscles, as well as strengthen core muscles that support good posture. By learning to open the joints and leverage weight from the ground, students will increase their efficiency of movement. Requirements : Wear loose fitting, soft attire and bring a yoga mat if you do not feel comfortable on the floor. Day & Time : Fridays 11:00am-12:00pm Location : Theater 80 - 80 St. Marks Place, NY, NY. FRENCH This is an entry-level course designed to introduce you to French language and francophone cultures. We will focus on reading, listening and speaking. Basic French structures and vocabulary for communication will be explored. We will have a special session on food and how to order at a restaurant, which will prepare you for our first field trip to a French café. Another field trip will be watching a movie at the French Institute. Requirements : Notebook & pen. Also, each field trip will be $13. Day & Time : Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm Location : TimeBanksNYC - 2 Lafayette St. – 11th floor, NY, NY KNITTING This course is designed to teach you the basics of knitting – whether you are a first timer, beginner or just need a little refresher course– this course is for you! The last two sessions will focus on a group/Do It Yourself project. We will provide yarn & needle to practice. Requirements : None Day & Time : Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm Location : Atlas Cafe - 73 2nd Ave., NY, NY. SPANISH This entry-level class will introduce you to basic grammar concepts and help you apply what you learn through conversation. You will learn present tenses and the most important Spanish verbs. By the end of this class, you will be able to greet people, talk about yourself and understand the basics of ordering food...
Quotations from the Freedom Crowd
'I never intend to adjust myself to the madness of militarism.'
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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- Gloria Steinem
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David Usborne in New York reporting on the UN's 1996 Human Development Report
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