— Hey sports fans, come hang out with AARP and enjoy live music at the iHeart Mets Jam Music Festival on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from noon to 4 pm. You and your family can get autographs from your favorite Mets players and take advantage of the home run derby, the speed pitch, and the batting cage—all for FREE. To attend, be sure to get a Meet & Greet pass at the Central Park SummerStage entrance (Enter the park at E 72nd …

— You might have heard the hype about the solar eclipse coming to skies near you on Monday, August 21. What’s so special about it? For about three minutes on that day, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun, blocking out the sun either partially or completely depending on where you are. It will be the first solar eclipse visible across the United States in 99 years! The total eclipse, where the moon completely blocks the sun, will …

— Are you a history buff? Enjoy learning new topics? If so, AARP members and their guests can check out One Day University! All the classes are taught by professors from colleges and universities across the nation. AARP members and their guests can purchase discounted tickets to attend a full day of live talks and lectures on Saturday, September 16th at Symphony Space from 9:30am-4pm. Tickets can be purchased online using promo code NY. The four classes are 75 minutes each (with …

— During NYC Broadway Week, September 4 -17, 2017, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-South Street Seaport. Meet with AARP NY staff, volunteers, and other members, daily from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community. Presale offer available for AARP members, guests and those age 50+: 2-for-1 tickets August 10-16, 2017. Mark Your Calendars: AARP members, guests and those age 50+ can buy two tickets for the price of one for NYC Broadway Week, starting August 10, …

— It’s been 100 years since the United States entered World War I. Although the war began in August 1914 (and ended in November 1918), the United States stepped in during April of 1917. Since New York was so heavily involved in the war – this was the state that contributed the most number of soldiers, provided the most tons of supplies and raised the most money – a couple of efforts have been made to honor the centennial of WWI …

— The dog days of summer have arrived. But with soaring temps and hours spent in the hot sun, an indoor (and air-conditioned!) activity can be a refreshing change of pace. If you’re looking to switch up your summer days and maybe even learn something new, check out the women’s suffrage exhibit at the New York State Capitol. This year marks the 100th anniversary of New York women winning the right to vote. From the Seneca Falls Convention to Elizabeth Cady …

— November is National Family Caregivers Month and what better way to celebrate than an art exhibit? AARP, along with the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) and Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery, is holding their first Art@50+ exhibit this November to showcase the works of artists 50 years of age and older. While the submission fee is $25, AARP members can enter their art for free! To celebrate the caregivers in our lives (especially during the month that’s dedicated to them), the theme …

— Do you love to read? Have you ever visited the famous NYC bookstore, The Strand? Well if you have or if you haven’t, stop by sometime during this very special year – The Strand turned 90! As part of the celebration, The Strand is asking customers to submit their photos from the last 90 years. In addition to books, The Strand has fascinating literary events hosted by an array of talented guest speakers and performers every night of the week …

— “Step in the name of love!” Step in the name of A-A-R-P!” AARP is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s of ‘Groovin in the Park,’ a reggae and rhythm & blues concert being held at Roy Wilkins Park, 177-01 Baisley Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens on Sunday, June 25. Stop by the AARP table , meet , mingle and “come wine up your waist” with AARP staff, volunteers and other AARP members at this concert that will feature musical …

— AARP is PRIDE. That is why we will be marching in this year’s New York City Pride March in Governor Cuomo’s contingent. The March will take place this year on Sunday June 25th.  If you are interested in marching with us, register here. The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence, and …