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    2024 Spring Catalog Updated

    June Giving Letter

    The Academy's Board of Directors is asking for your help in reaching A.L.L.'s annual giving goal of $22,000. Contributions to date total $16,900. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation by June 30, the end of our fiscal year, using the form linked here.

    Annual Luncheon & NYC Ballet Matinee

    Thursday, July 11, 2024
    Luncheon at Hall of Springs at 11:30AM

    Ballet at SPAC at 2:00PM

    George Balachine's three-part masterpiece Jewels.

    Academy Day at Wiawaka on Lake George

    Wiawaka Center for Women 

    3778 Route 9L, Lake George NY, 12845 

    Tuesday, July 23, 2024

    Open 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
    $30.00 Day Pass with Lunch 

    Hiking trails, gardens, relaxing on the dock, and swimming in Lake George. Men are welcome with our group.

    Optional workshop (1pm – 4pm) additional cost- $30.00 to Wiawaka.


    Wednesday, August 14 at Noon
    Moreau Lake State Park
    Fernwood Pavilion
    605 Old Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort

    Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are extracurricular learning and recreational opportunities for Academy members. They are designed by Academy members who share a common interest and like to meet outside the normal class environment to enjoy, learn, and share in their activity.


    What students are saying about Academy For Lifelong Learning courses and the leaders who provide them.

    There was incredible participation. The teacher was great! Informative, interesting, and well presented.

    Leader did a great job. Totally awesome.

    I’m new to ALL, and I look forward to seeing more great offerings.

    Each leader and the topics presented were very interesting and diverse.  I enjoy the various topics.

    Excellent, interesting slides and commentary. I really enjoyed the class. It was perfect for me. 

    Instructors are very good and able to lead discussion. As wilth previous classes, I found it very educational and enjoyable. 

    Well-rounded group and balanced discussion. I enjoyed being able to participate in a course even though I was out of state. ZOOM has changed so much, opened new opportunities. 

    I had not been a reader of short stories; this opened a new genre for me. Leaders always do such a great job.

    I loved my classes! Per usual, leaders were great and the content very useful!

    It was nice to be in a classroom again - like the “good ole days.” My impression of the session overall was very favorable. Leader was very prepared and very generous! Who knew there was that much to learn!? 

    Leader’s personal stories of her experiences rounded out the history lessons nicely. I would sign up for any of her courses if I could.

    It covered a lot of information, heard stories from participants too. I always find classes interesting and informative.

    Good topic, practical and easy to understand. An especially lively discussion with a curious and educated group of people made this class enjoyable.

      The Academy for Lifelong Learning, founded in 1992, is an independent, self-funded nonprofit with its own budget and is governed by its own membership. It could not function without the active involvement of the people who participate as members, students, volunteer study group leaders, donors, general volunteers, and paid staff who support the central academic mission.