Come Play Pickleball!
Open play, all levels at the Red Hook courts, just show up! Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on May 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 11, 18, 25. Contact L. Walker for more information at [email protected]

Open Play Bocce!
Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. till Oct 31st
at Robert Post Memorial Park, Kingston, NY
No equipment or experience needed
Come play and socialize!

Walk This Way NOW on THURSDAYS!!
Bard LLI Walking Group is back and on the go for 2024!
All walks are now on THURSDAYS at 10:30 a.m.
and will be posted below for all LLI members.

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Pickleball on the Court
Come Play Pickleball!  Open play, all levels at the Red Hook courts, just show up!
Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on May 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 11, 18, 25.
Contact L. Walker for more information at [email protected].

Join the LLI Walking Group!  Are you an LLI member? Do you like to walk and socialize? If your answer is yes, then you should check out our LLI walking group. We meet every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. unless it’s raining. No sign-up is required. Just show up at the parking lot and get some fresh air and gentle exercise with other LLI members.  Upcoming locations are below:

May 2 – Bard to Tivoli Bays meet at the last Fisher Center parking lot

May 9 – Walkway over the Hudson – 61 Parker Ave Poughkeepsie NY

May 16 – Poets Walk – 776 River Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571

May 23 – Sojourner Truth Park – 100 Sojourner Truth Way, Kingston, NY

May 30 – Montgomery Place – 26 Gardener Way, River Rd, Red Hook NY 12571

June 6 – Rhinebeck Library/Thompson Trail 

Come join the gang for fun, exercise, and conversation!!

COVID Vaccination Policy:
LLI’s policy regarding COVID-19 is aligned with Bard’s. The requirement that all members, presenters, and guests be fully vaccinated and boosted remains in place. Our plan is to continue with the “mask- friendly” policy that Bard follows as well. Anyone who wants to wear a mask on campus is welcome to do so, and presenters can set a mask policy in their own classrooms. It is important for members to remember to carry a mask with you in case you need one.

Moreover, out of consideration of others, we ask that no one attend class or any other LLI event if you are feeling unwell, including dealing with a persistent cough or the sniffles or other easily communicable virus.

Members will not be able to register on ProClass for any in-person class or event until they have presented proof of vaccination, including at least one booster. Vaccinations are not required for classes presented on Zoom only or for the Zoom section of hybrid courses.

If you have not already done so, please email your proof of vaccination, including at least one booster, to [email protected]. You may email a photo or screenshot of either your CDC COVID-19 vaccination card or digital NYS Excelsior Pass. Members are reminded to wear their lanyard at all times while on Bard’s campus or at an LLI event off campus.  

Looking Ahead:
LLI is always looking for volunteers to serve as Session Managers for our Thursday virtual classes and Class Managers for our Friday in-person classes. Click here to learn about being a Session Manager. We provide training and guarantee you will love the new friends you gain and the new skills you learn. Information on all current volunteer opportunities at LLI is here.

Help! How do I join a Zoom meeting? 
Click here for basic instructions on attending Zoom meetings. And here is a brand new guide from a brand new LLI member with Zoom 101 tips for PC, Mac, iPad and tablet users. Tired of the world looking at your forehead or your ceiling? Here is a great guide to finding the best lighting and camera angles for Zoom meetings. And a new page of Zoom tips from LLI members!

Need tech help as an LLI member? Email [email protected] for help (including getting LLI.bard.edu email addresses). DO NOT contact the Bard help desk, which is only for Bard students and faculty.

News + Notes

Here Comes SummerFest

by Deborah Lanser

The four-week SummerFest session will begin June 7, with a wonderful variety of interesting courses. Most classes will be held in person on Fridays, while one off-campus course will be held on a Monday.

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Backstage at the Fisher Center

by Gary Miller

We are fortunate to have Bard College as our home. There are bucolic gardens and pathways, gently rolling hills, and stately trees. At the north end of the campus, amidst yet more of nature’s offerings,

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April Blooms at Bard

by Gretchen Lytle

Winters have become milder and a bit shorter in the Hudson Valley. But winter is winter, and we all seem to long for spring’s arrival. Come early March at Bard, we look for signs of spring awakenings by the south sides of buildings,

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Meet the 2024 Candidates for Council

by Mary McClellan

As you know, Council is the governing body of LLI, and its members are elected for two-year terms. This year, LLI members will be choosing the president, first vice president, treasurer, and two members at large.

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Reviewing WinterFest

by Deborah Lanser

This year’s WinterFest presentations were generally a hit, with members commonly giving them the top ratings of 4 or 5 on the evaluation form. A few expressed some reservations, however, providing ratings between 1 and 3.

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LLI Nurtures Bard Students

by Felice Gelman

Each year Bard LLI signals its appreciation of Bard’s unstinting support of our programs with donations supporting students. Our aim is to make it possible for students to pursue their interests, further their skills,

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Upcoming Events

Our current 2024 calendar is now available here. You can also find it from the top navigation bar under News + Events and then select Annual Calendar on the left side of the wide, dropdown menu.

Subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter

If you are not already receiving our monthly newsletter, you can subscribe by filling out the form below.  Current LLI members and presenters are already on our list.

PLEASE NOTE:  Once you use the form and receive a Confirmation in your email, you MUST click on the Confirmation link in the email to complete the subscription process.  Thanks for signing up!

In case of emergency on campus

Should there be a serious emergency – medical, fire, etc. – call TWO numbers in the order below.

First call: 9-1-1

For Dutchess County Emergency Services. It is available 24/7.

Second call: (845) 758-7777 or from emergency call boxes: 7777

For Bard College Emergency Medical Services (a trained campus emergency response team).

Bard EMS is always to be called second. While the service provides the fastest response, it follows the college academic schedule and is therefore not always available.

Welcome to Bard LLI

This site will show you what is going on at Bard LLI. This site changes often, so we hope you will visit regularly.