Arts & Culture

Sponsored by the Haddad Family Foundation

A whole new world is right at your fingertips.

We’re making our world a more musical and colorful place.  Our arts and culture programs offer hands-on workshops, private lessons, social clubs, and opportunities for exhibiting your own work. Industry experts nurture our talents and grow our skills in the visual and musical arts.

Meet the professional musicians of our Encore School of Music faculty, dedicated to working one-on-one with community members of all ages and talent levels, teaching technique and building skills in music reading, writing, and theory. Our concerts and film series run year-round in our auditorium and our Culinary Institute is filling the hall with delicious aromas. Check out our Social Services department to discover great social clubs that will ignite new interests and help you meet new people.

Click on our Menu to view our Social Services Department, or click or scroll for Music Lessons, Culinary Institute, and Art Gallery

Women’s Culture Club

The SCC Women’s Culture Club is a great way to engage in exciting activities, socialize, and broaden your cultural knowledge.

The Women’s Culture Club is open to all women who would like to participate. Although SCC Members enjoy discounted pricing on programs, you do not have to be a member to join in. Join with friends as a fun way to do something new together or take the opportunity to meet new people! The club runs many programs such as:

BOOK CLUB – a monthly program where women will come together to discuss a book they have read together. The Book Club strives to choose books that are rich for discussion and cover interesting and insightful topics. The author or relevant guest speakers are invited when possible.

BROADWAY SHOWS – a group outing to a popular or interesting Broadway show where you can enjoy first-class entertainment with your friends. All planning and tickets are taken care of for you so you can enjoy a stress-free outing.

FILM CLUB – a monthly group viewing of a movie (often at a theater) with a discussion afterwards. The Film Club will choose movies that are of group interest and well suited for discussion.

DAY TRIPS – other day trips and outings include museum tours, guided hikes, walking tours, bike tours, gallery tours, and more. As with our other outings, all planning, snacks, and ticketing is taken care of for you.

OVERNIGHT TRIPS – special overnight trips happen when possible. We strive to create a close and warm environment for all of our women to enjoy a short trip together. Transportation is provided for overnight trips.

 

Music Lessons 2020/2021

Sundays, 10am – 4pm
October 18 – January 10

We are now offering in-person, socially distant lessons and Zoom lessons!

Group socially distant lessons are available upon request.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, private lessons are the best way to develop your talents and skills. We offer highly skilled instructors who are supportive, patient, and motivating.

The Center Music School will consult with students and parents to ensure that they are matched with the teacher best suited to their needs, skill level, interests, goals, and schedule. Students progress is continually monitored.

Weekly lessons are scheduled for 30, 45, or 60 minute intervals.

10 Sessions, 30 minutes each: $400
10 Sessions, 45 minutes each: $550
10 Sessions, 60 minutes each: $700

*Price includes Music Books and other materials. Practice loaner instruments available (depending on inventory).

Instruments include:

  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Ukelele
  • Trumpet (Zoom only)
  • Saxophone (Zoom only)
  • Flute (Zoom only)
  • Clarinet (Zoom only)

Can’t decide? Trial lessons are available upon request.

Instruments may be purchased or rented through the The Center Music School at a discount.

For more information or to book a lesson, call:
Kathy Shabot at 718-954-3139 or Abdo Ades at (732) 241-5550.

OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS
(Members receive preferential day and time slots)

STUDENTS CAN BEGIN AS EARLY AS 4 YEARS OLD TO ADULT!

 

Culinary Institute

Are you ready to up your cooking game?

Create and indulge in flavors from around the globe at the Center’s Sultan Culinary Institute. Students enjoy learning in a spacious, commercial-grade, certified-Kosher kitchen. Our ultra-modern facility has separate meat and dairy kitchens and plenty of space for demonstration and hands-on participation. Top-notch chefs headline our lively day classes, exciting night classes, and best-ever birthday parties, for ALL experience levels. Our classes are great for novices, professionals, and every foodie in between. Bon appétit!

All regular classes have a maximum of 15 participants unless otherwise indicated.

 

Culinary Birthday Parties

Let the Center take care of your birthday party! All you have to do is provide us with your tastes and interest and we’ll take care of the rest.

Our parties include a full 5-course meal to be prepared in our kitchen with your guests, wine and birthday cake included. After enjoying the fun and cooking excitement, sit down, relax and enjoy your creations.

For more information, contact Kathy Shabot at 718-954-3146 or [email protected]

 

Culinary Policies

We ask that all members adhere to the following policies in order to create an optimal experience for everyone!

Class Etiquette
  • Cell phones are not permitted in class. If you have to make or pick up a call, please  exit the classroom to do so.
  • Babies and small children are not permitted in our kitchen while class is in session.
  • Outside foods are strictly prohibited at all times, no exceptions!
Cancellation Policy

A full refund or credit will be granted for any cancellation made two weeks or more in advance of the class. A cancellation made less than two weeks in advance or a no show, will result in a loss of the class fee.

The Center reserves the right to cancel at its discretion. In the event of a cancellation, students will be given a choice between a full refund and class credit.

Art Gallery

The Center proudly exhibits and features artists. Our current exhibition is by Neil Kerman.

Neil Kerman, artist and businessman, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he now creates his art not far from the world-famous Coney Island. In 1972 with enhancing his creativity, Kerman earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Brooklyn College. After graduating, he went on to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in both New York and New Jersey where he has owned and operated nursing homes for the past 45 years. Kerman enjoys using colors to create cheerfulness for the residents of his nursing homes, while at the same time, creates paintings to visually stimulate the mind.

Now hanging throughout the Center’s 1st floor.

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