Calendar of Activities and Special Events 

May 2024 

Calendar of Activities & Special Events

 VISIONS at Selis Manor

135 West 23rd Street, NY, NY 10011


OAC Website

Please visit the VISIONS Older Adult Center Website for updated information, calendars and menus at

Office Closures

VISIONS will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Double meals will be served on Friday, May 24th.  

Senior Expressions  Mondays  12:30- 1:30 PM   Auditorium

Facilitator: Rocky Simms

Monday May 6, 2024:  Speaker:  Nathalie Vieux-Gresham and Elizabeth Corday:  Topic:  Lung Cancer

Monday May 13, 2024:  TBA 

Monday May 20, 2024:  Speaker:  Susie Spodek, Grow NYC   

Monday May 27, 2024:  Memorial Day, VISIONS office is closed

Class alerts!

Man Cave is Back

Thursdays 11:00 - 11:45 AM Snack Bar

Facilitator:Jose Gil and Phillip Keys

Starts May 2nd

We’re back! Come and join your fellow  guys to discuss various topics from health tips, relationship advice to everyday problem solving in a safe space.

Special Events

Carnegie Hall

Thursday May 2, 2024      11:00 AM - 12:00 PM     Auditorium

Facilitator: Ann DeShazo

Join us for a spectacular Spring performance with Carnegie Hall.  This hour of music will be fun and interactive as you listen to the beautiful sounds of the violin, viola, cello, bass and piano.  Connect with the artists and music through a talk back about the instruments and the pieces you will hear.  If you are a lover of music this is a performance you don't want to miss!  Sign up is REQUIRED.

Crafts w/ Diana

Friday, May 3rd   10:00 - 11:30 AM       Auditorium

Facilitator: Diana Cruz

In honor of Mother’s Day we will be making some fun arts and crafts. We will be designing wooden picture frame flowerpots, and windchimes just in time for the spring season. Please sign up in advance as the class will be limited to only seven registered members of the OAC who are 60 and over. 

Creating Parfaits with Bronx Lab

Wednesday, May 8th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Auditorium

Facilitator: Lisa Senior

Join students from Bronx Lab high school to create delicious parfaits and share your advice and experiences with high school students. 

Mother’s Day Special Meal

Thursday May 9th 12:00 - 12:45 PM Auditorium

Join VISIONS on Thursday May 9th for a special Mother’s Day meal complete with extra sides and dessert!

Regular Meal: Grilled Chicken with Penne A La Vodka, Garlic Spinach

Veggie Meal: Whole Wheat Pasta Primavera with Italian Blend Veggies and Garlic Spinach.

Meditation with Anna Papadakis

Thursday, May 9    3pm-4pm    Virtual Session

Facilitator: Anna Papadakis / Diana Cruz

Take a break from the daily grind and discover the power of meditation. Learn simple techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and concentration, enhance self-awareness and clarity. Promote better sleep and relaxation. This workshop is perfect for beginners with no prior meditation experience.  To join the zoom meeting please use the following call in number. To ensure privacy please call the office for the call in number.

Senior Council Mother’s Day Memory Tribute 

Friday, May 10th             9:30 - 10:30 AM             Auditorium

Facilitator: Senior Council

Join the Senior Council as we honor and celebrate mothers and what they mean to us. Tell us your fondest memories of your mother, or a mother figure. Be it a funny story, a special memory, or something that your mother taught you. The limit is one minute per story, as we want to ensure everyone has an opportunity to speak. Limit is 15 speakers for this event. Please connect with Program committee member Paul Brown to sign up.

Cinco De Mayo Mother’s Day Brunch Celebration

Friday, May 10th    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Auditorium

Facilitator: Diana Cruz

Join us for our annual Mother's Day celebration with a twist. This year we will be having a Cinco de Mayo themed Mother’s Day event filled with delicious Mexican themed goodies. Everything from orange/seltzer mocktails, to make your own breakfast tacos, guacamole, and so much more. We are celebrating moms and those that are like moms to us. Join us for this festive occasion. Please note you must sign up for this event as we will only be offering enough food for those on the signup list. This event is limited to the first 40 people that sign up. This event is limited to registered members of the OAC. The last day to sign up for this event will be Friday, May 3rd. No last minute reservations will be made after this date.


Breakfast Club and Birthday Club

Wednesday, May 15th 9:30 - 10:30 AM Auditorium

Facilitator: Liz Lee

Join our monthly breakfast club with NY Cares. Enjoy some bagels, pastries and coffee/tea. If you are celebrating an April birthday please reach out to register with Jose as you will get a special treat during breakfast club!

Datadog Hosts Senior Snacktivities

Date: May 15th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM Auditorium

Facilitator: Lisa Senior

Join us in promoting nutritious habits through the creation of non-cooking recipes, such as yogurt parfaits with seasonal fruits. Engage in arts and crafts activities like making stained glass window stickers and personalized seasonal hats. Come be a part of this enriching experience. We will be doing physical fitness as well such stretches, light exercises and fitness bingo. 

Ice Cream Social hosted by Wells Fargo

Thursday, May 16th, 12:30 - 1:30pm Auditorium

Facilitator: Lisa Senior 

Join volunteers from Wells Fargo for a sweet sundae funday. Volunteers will serve ice cream with all your favorite toppings. 

Sam the Piano Man

Thursday, May 16,  12:30 - 1:30 PM Auditorium

Thursday, June 18, 12:30 - 1:30 PM Auditorium

Facilitator: Rocky Simms

Join for some fun music performed by Sam the Piano Man

Craft with Avian

Friday May 17th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Snack Bar

Facilitator: Avian Perez

"Unleash your creativity and join us for an intimate craft workshop! Dive into the world of fabric collages as we explore the art of piecing together vibrant textiles to create stunning compositions. With a limited capacity of just 9 participants, you'll have plenty of space to let your imagination soar. Reserve your spot today, but remember, if you sign up, please show up! Let's craft together and bring your vision to life in this unique hands-on experience." Must be over 60 years of age to register. 

Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month Movie Feature

Tuesday, May 21st from 3:30 - 5:30 PM Auditorium

Facilitator: Liz Lee

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we will be watching the award winning movie, The Farewell.  The premise: A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

Josh’s Movie Club

Thursday May 23rd, 1:30 - 4:00 PM Auditorium

Facilitator: Josh Castillo

Join Josh for an afternoon movie and a celebration of his first full year at VISIONS at Selis Manor. It will be a festive afternoon, not to be missed! Movie: Top Gun Maverick, after thirty years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads TOP GUN's elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

Drumming Performance

Tuesday, May 28th, 1:30 - 2:30 PM Auditorium

Facilitator: Lisa Senior

Come listen to the sounds of the Selis drumming class. Light refreshments will be served. 

Memorial Day Trivia and Presentation

Tuesday, May 28th 12:15  - 1:00 PM Auditorium

Facilitator: Jose Gil

Join Jose during meal service and listen to a Memorial Day presentation along with some interesting trivia!

Tech Spring Cleaning

Thursday May 30th, 1 PM - 2:30 PM Computer Lab 

Do you have a bunch of Spam emails, messages or voicemails you’d like to delete? Perhaps you have a bunch of unused apps taking up unnecessary storage? Join Jose to give your devices a tune up with some tech spring cleaning.

Looking Ahead: 

Keyboarding with Jose

Thursdays  1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Computer Lab 

Facilitator: Jose Gil

Starting June 6th join Jose in the computer lab to level up your typing skills and keyboard commands. Build a solid foundation by familiarizing yourself with basic navigation and keyboard orientation to boost your confidence with tech. Sign up in the office to reserve a spot as space is limited.

Prom on June 26th with NY Cares

Madison Square Park Art Sensory Tour in June-Date TBA

Food Pantry

Wednesdays between 11:00 AM and 2:00PM.   

Participants must register for the pantry and there is a twice a month limit. All registered participants are welcome to pick up a pre-packed bag.

Snack Bar/ Cafe 135 Special Announcements

We want to hear from you! Please stop by (or call) and tell us your favorite snacks, items you would like to see and any other way that we can meet your needs.

Student / Volunteer Appointments

To request a volunteer reader or shopper, please contact Lisa Senior Ext : 213

VCB Application Assistance 

Tuesdays & Thursdays by Appointment 

Carmen Thorne Ext: 304

Case Assistance By Appointment

Please feel free to call the office to make appointments for any of the following services: faxing documents, making copies, application assistance, benefits assistance like HEAP, Medicaid, Medicare, Homecare services, recertifications, assistance filling out forms

  Senior Council Monthly Meetings

   Please consider joining one of our Senior Council committees, we have the              Fundraising committee, the Food committee, and the Programming committee.         Stop by the office for more information. Please join the council and ensure your       voice is heard. 

   Event Signups

  Please note that OAC members 60 and over are given priority to sign up for   events. Please note that events are space limited and often supplies are   purchased based on RSVP numbers. If you sign up for an event, but need to   cancel for any reason, please call the office (immediately/as soon as possible).      We can open the waiting list or avoid excess purchases when you keep us             informed.

Bar Codes

As a reminder, please bring your DFTA bar code down for meals for us to scan you in.  No one will be denied a meal if you don't have one or if you forget.  Please reach out to Diana or Elizabeth for a bar code.  Please note that in the event you lose your barcode fob you will be issued a complementary replacement. Should you lose the replacement barcode fob we will charge $5 to replace it. Please ensure to keep your barcode fobs in a safe place.


The Department for Aging is requiring all senior center members to complete and sign off on consent forms in order to participate in the program.  If you can fill out the top portion that includes your Last Name, First Name, Address and phone number and then sign on the bottom and return to the office that would be great. It can be emailed or mailed back to us as well if that is easier. If you need help please reach out to us and we can fill them out for you. If you already filled it out you do not need to fill it out again. You only have to do this one time. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Voter Registration Forms

If you are interested and would like to register to vote please reach out to the 

center for assistance. If you need to update any voter information, staff can           help  as well.

Money Identifier Application

Sign up in the office if you need assistance to apply for a money identifier.

Email Address

If you are interested in having the menu, events and other announcements sent    please send an email to You will be added to our email list     to get regular  updates.