Make ART & FOOD at the JCC this Fall

It’s almost time to break out those leather jackets, put on those boots, and bring on all things pumpkin! Looking for something festive to do this fall? The Lambert Center at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan has everything from pie making classes to knitting classes to spice up your fall. Check out some of the offerings below!


In this introduction to knitting, students will learn the basics, from casting on to binding off, with simple stitches in between to create a scarf, hat, baby blanket, and more. All supplies included. Check out the September and October classes.



If you love jewelry and have always wanted to give it a try, then this workshop is for you. Discover your creative side in this easy-to-follow class filled with projects, live demonstrations, hands-on training, and individual guidance to help you begin to create your own designs. Together, we’ll string colorful beads into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and lariats using the crimping technique. Then we’ll add some bonus wire-wrapping techniques and incorporate the use of chain to further advance your skills. Learn the lingo and shop like a pro with our exclusive list of vendors. No jewelry-making experience required. $50 tool kit available for purchase.

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Simply Delicious Fall Feast

Make fabulous gourmet food using seasonal ingredients, easy shortcuts, and tips for eating and entertaining with simple ingredients. Menu may include beet hummus; kale salad and quinoa with pomegranate vinaigrette; butternut bisque; broiled cod with ginger-miso glaze; maple-rosemary roasted root vegetables; baklava bites; and autumn sangria.

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Cold-Weather Grain Bowls + Hearty Salads

Learn to make fun, flavorful, and light appetizers that will please any crowd. Menu may include hearts of palm faux crab cakes with spicy mayo; roasted garlic white bean hummus with za’atar and crudités; crunchy mini taco cups with cashew queso; roasted grape crostini with almond ricotta; and a fresh from the farmers market muddled cocktail.

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Silk Painting

silk painting

Learn the basics of silk painting with layers of color washes, applied textures, thickened dye imagery, and more. Students will decide between two different shape options. Many supplies included; additional supply information will be emailed in advance.

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Watercolor + Illustration


This watercolor workshop, using watercolor inks, is designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Inks are completely transparent and colors are easy to mix and flow beautifully. Wet on wet, wet on dry, hand-done type, and the use of resist will be demonstrated. The class approaches watercolor using graphic illustration with an emphasis on composition and cropping. Inspiration comes from lush fruits, veggies, berries, flowers, and images of landscapes, birds, sea life, and more. Participants are encouraged to develop their own style.

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Succulent Root Vegetables

root vegetables

Learn to prepare a wide variety of dishes highlighting the versatility of roots, including celeriac, rutabaga, turnips, carrots, parsnips, burdock root, and red, white, and black radishes. Menu may include oden (Japanese one-pot stew) with white beans; carrot-turnip pancakes with applesauce and crème frâiche; daikon slices with miso-tahini mustard; celeriac and beet salad; parsnip-orange tart; potato-celeriac and cheese gratin; cucumber-radish salad; golden celeriac potato cake; roasted vegetable consomme; rutabaga and carrot puree; and Russian root vegetable salad with sour cream dressing.

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Scrumptious Pies: Savory + Sweet


Fun main dish and dessert pies for entertaining or any day!  Learn to prepare a variety of crust (or crustless!) options while creating a menu including crustless three-cheese spinach pie with onions served with cucumber-yogurt-mint dressing; tart with goat cheese, fresh tomatoes, and herbes de Provence; layered buttery phyllo pie with egg custard and lemon zest syrup; and classic key lime pie with graham cracker crust.

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