Trinity Commons Programs
As a spiritual extension of the church, Trinity Commons offers resources and high-quality programs for our community—residents and visitors of all ages and backgrounds. While in-person activities are suspended as we seek to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, we are offering a number of online classes and events, including movie nights, fitness classes, book talks, art workshops, academic support for youth, cooking classes, and more.
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Youth Social and Academic Enrichment, including online tutoring, fitness, advocacy calls, and writing
Trinity Commons Speaker Series with Alex Wagner
Thursday, October 1, 6-7pm
What does it mean to be American in this fractured 21-century landscape? Who are our people? Emmy-nominated journalist Alex Wagner will explore how race, immigration and politics shape our collective identity, drawing upon themes from her book, Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest and the Secret to Belonging. Alex Wagner covers American culture and politics in print, online and on television as a national correspondent for CBS News and co-host of The Circus on Showtime. She writes regularly for The Atlantic and co-hosts their podcast, Radio Atlantic. Previously, she hosted Now with Alex Wagner on MSNBC.
Fall 2020 Fitness and Healthy Cooking Classes
September 21–December 18, 2020 | Online via Webex Trainings
Join Trinity and Gym Kelly Fitness for free online health and wellness classes this fall! Starting September 21, these sessions are a chance to meet new people and offer ways to have healthy fun with friends and family in an accessible, inclusive format. Pick from aerobics, healthy cooking, and bilingual yoga classes offered multiple times a week. For questions, email Terrell L. Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy Cooking with Alicia Lusardi
Sundays, September 27-December 13 | 5-6pm | Register for September 27
A 1-hour class in the kitchen with a registered dietician and healthy cooking chef who will teach participants to shop, clean, prep, and cook healthy family meals, with a new meal for every class
Download the ingredients list for the September 27 session.
Living Room Aerobics with Alex Cercis
Wednesdays, September 30-December 9 | 6-6:45pm | Register for September 30
A 45-minute class in which participants will learn and perform exercises that will help increase cardiovascular health.
Chair Yoga with Lily Acosta
Mondays, September 21-December 14 | 9-9:30am | Register for September 21 | Register for September 28
A 30-minute online workout designed for those who want all the benefits of yoga but have limited mobility to perform the traditional poses or prefer to participate while seated.
Yoga en Español con Lily Acosta
Wednesday, October 7 | 12-12:45pm | Registration to come
A traditional 45-minute yoga class that is offered to Spanish language speakers.
Understanding Stress and the Importance of Resiliency
Starting July 21, 2020, 12-1pm
Learn about different types of stress and your response system to gain a better understanding of self-regulation, responding to others, and the impact of compassion in this one-hour webinar. Compassion for one another, one of Trinity’s Core Values, can create healing and community impact. For questions, email Cortnie McGinnis at email@example.com.
- Stay tuned for more dates!
Trinity Commons Knowledge Bites
Beginning September 29, 12-1pm
Trinity Commons Knowledge Bites offer accessible and engaging conversations and learning opportunities for all ages on a range of topics, such as immigration, education, mindfulness, and healthy aging. Join us for these one hour webinars. And, share your interests with us for future programs. For questions, email Damali Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy Aging with New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell
Tuesday, September 29 | 12-1pm
Wondering how you can enjoy the best possible quality of life while aging? Aging and good health are compatible, as Dr. Fink from New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell will tell you. Join us for this free lunchtime talk during National Healthy Aging Month.
About the speaker: Matthew E. Fink, MD is currently the Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Neurologist-in-Chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center. In addition, he is Chief of the Division of Stroke and Critical Care Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Vice Chairman of the Medical Board.
- Events are free. Registration is open and rolling.
- Participation is at your own risk, and waivers may be required for participation. Depending on the workshop or class, these waivers may be available during registration or they may be emailed to you after you register.
- Events are not faith-based, although you are invited to check out our worship and parish life events as well.
- Trinity-hosted classes are accessed via the Webex platform. Please follow this link to download Webex Meetings to your computer. For help downloading the application, click here.