Community Education

Speaker Series

Join us for our Speaker Series at Desmond Campus

The Sixties and Woodstock, New York
Though the festival that bears its name didn’t happen there, life in the small Catskill town that gave its name to an entire generation mirrored many of the cultural changes that we associate with “the Sixties.” From the music that rolled down its main streets to generational differences in lifestyles and ideas brought forth by an influx of young people, Woodstock, New York fought its own battles when it came to the conflict between old and new values. It was a transition that Woodstock had seen before as young artists once descended on the town in the early half of the twentieth century. Similarly, the Sixties brought new challenges as Woodstock struggled with the transition from a small, rural town to being labeled as the “the most famous small town in America.” Drawing on the events that took place in Woodstock in the 1960s to the personalities – both notable and local - that shaped the decade, this course will explore the change the Sixties had on shaping the town we know today.
Thursday, June 14, 10-11:30 am, R. Heppner, $15.00

The Mona Lisa
The Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1504 is one of the greatest enigmas in history next to the great Pyramids of Giza and Stonehenge. Join Matt in exploring some of the unanswered questions as well as her extensive back story that takes us all over the world! Matt will also accompany the presentation with a demonstration of the techniques.
Friday, June 15, 1-2:30 pm, M. Soltis, $15.00

The Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment offers non-credit, life-enriching education geared toward the adult learner. Browse our website to learn more about our Community Education, Day Trips, Speaker Series, Road Scholars, and L.I.F.E. programs (for 55+). We offer several easy ways to register for courses. For more information or to request a brochure, email or call 845-565-2076.

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6 Albany Post Rd, Balmville, NY
Phone: 845-565-2076


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