NEW YORK, NY 10003

Educational Alliance’s Sirovich Center for Balanced Living makes aging in New York City easier—and fun! Membership provides unlimited access to our programs and resources and is free for those aged 60 and up. We offer nutritious meals five days a week and a wide variety of classes and activities that engage both the mind and body. We also assist members with monitoring and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and provide one-on-one social services. We believe all older New Yorkers deserve to age with dignity and remain connected to a vibrant community of their peers. 

Explore this site to learn more about our programs and how you can join the Educational Alliance community—because you belong here.

For over 130 years, Educational Alliance has remained a constant for the residents of Lower Manhattan in the ever-evolving city of New York. The Sirovich Center is part of our Older Adult Services (OAS) division, a comprehensive services model that supports and advances the healthy aging of nearly 10,000 older New Yorkers annually. Our OAS locations also include the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living, Project ORE, and Co-Op Village NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities). 

Classes and Activities at Sirovich



The Sirovich Center offers abundant opportunities for engaging in a variety of arts, crafts, and cultural activities. Our beautiful, light-filled studios and our grand performance hall are the perfect place to unleash your creativity. Check our calendar for the most up-to-date offerings in one of the following:

  • Dance classes
  • Open studio ceramics
  • Painting
  • Working with clay
  • Knitting
  • Choral groups and musical performances
  • Creative writing classes
  • Drama and theater groups


As an important component of overall programing, Sirovich Center includes a variety of participatory learning topics and activities to assist you with monitoring, maintaining, and learning practical ways to promote a healthier lifestyle. Check our calendar to view availability of the following:

  • Personalized wellness plans
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight management support
  • Healthy eating workshops
  • Stress and relaxation programs
  • Life transition workshops
  • Assistance with social services, entitlements, and counseling


The Sirovich Center invites you to participate in ongoing meet-ups and entertaining social activities that will help you to stay connected to other members and program staff. Join us for a variety of free experiences that take advantage of the best that New York City has to offer.

Check our programming schedule to find out what offerings are available this month.