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!

Pickleball Will Be Back in September!
Open play, all levels at Red Hook Rec Park, just show up!
Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Contact L. Walker for more information at [email protected]

Walk This Way on PAUSE for SUMMER
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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Now at Bard LLI

JUNE, 2024:  Updated COVID Vaccination Policy:

LLI’s policy regarding COVID-19 is aligned with Bard’s. In accordance with CDC recommendations and the evolving public health situation, LLI is strongly encouraging our members and guests to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations. However, LLI will no longer require new members and guests to submit COVID-19 vaccination data in order to become a member, register for a class, or attend an LLI event. 

Our plan is to continue with the “mask-friendly” policy that Bard follows as well. Masks are not required, but anyone who wants to wear a mask on campus is welcome to do so. Individual presenters may ask class members to wear a mask 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 for 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. 

Members are reminded to wear their lanyard at all times while on Bard’s campus or at LLI events off campus. 

Pickleball on the Court
Come Play Pickleball!  Open play, all levels at the Red Hook Rec Park courts, just show up!  ON PAUSE UNTIL SEPTEMBER.  Upcoming dates below.
Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., resuming on September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
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.  THE WALKING GROUP WILL BE TAKING A PAUSE AFTER JUNE. 

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

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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Meet Three WinterFest Presenters!

by Susan Phillips and Carmela Gersbeck

The folks on the Bard LLI Communications Committee who come up with this newsletter every month are always interested to know how Bard LLI is fortunate to enlist so many talented people who are willing to share their knowledge and experience through LLI classes.

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A Foretaste of Spring Classes

by Deborah Lanser

Get ready to start planning your spring class schedule when the catalog comes out on February 22. Once again, the Curriculum Committee has ensured we have courses on a wide variety of topics,

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New Members Have Their Say

by Deborah Lanser

Every year, an influx of new members provides a fresh perspective on the strengths and limitations of Bard LLI. This year, 22 members from the class of 2023 responded to the new member survey,

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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.