Join one or many of our Chapters! All members are welcome to attend any Chapter meeting, provided space allows. Please contact the appropriate Chapter Chairperson.

Click on the individual Chapters listed below to get a general description of their activities and interests, in addition to the Chapter Chairs to contact if interested.

Art Chapter

The Art Chapter offers its members opportunities to appreciate and enhance their knowledge of the beauty and worth of art in its various forms. Museum trips, lectures, films are scheduled for the absorption of the creative process. The Art Chapter meets monthly at 10:00am on the second Wednesday after the General Meeting. Dates for 2023-2024 season are: 10/11, 11/15, 12/13, 1/17, 2/14, 3/13, 4/17, and 5/15 (check Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chairs: Amy D’Amato (Chair), Jacquie Hemmerdinger (Co-Chair)

Bridge Chapter

The Bridge Chapter arranges beginner bridge lessons, supervised bridge play, and group bridge luncheons at both the Community House and at the West Side Tennis Club. Additionally, a Scrabble/Games group also meets at the luncheons. For more details, go to the Bridge Chapter page. The Monday Bridge Luncheon dates at the Community House for the 2023-2024 season are: 10/16, 11/13, 12/11, 1/22, 2/12, 3/18, 4/15, and 5/20. The Friday Bridge Luncheon dates at the WSTC for the 2023-2024 season will resume on Friday, October 6th. Weekly supervised bridge will also resume at the Community House on Thursdays beginning October 5th. Read more…

Chairs: Marilyn Matthes (Chair), Denise De Maria (Co-Chair Scrabble),

Community Affairs Chapter

The Community Affairs Chapter meets once a month to discuss subjects of interest or concern that impact our members and their community. In our effort to promote civic betterment, our members attend local Community Board meetings, communicate concerns to local representatives, act as advocates for our members on issues that will affect our neighborhoods, and provide our members with updated information about available community services. This Chapter meets monthly at 10am, ten days following the General Meeting. Dates for the 2023-2024 season are: 10/12, 11/16, 12/14, 1/18, 2/15, 3/14, 4/18, and 5/16 (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chairs: Diane Elkan (Chair), Denise De Maria (Co-Chair)

Crafts and Creativity Chapter

A Circle of Women: No matter the level of talent, there is an atmosphere supportive of creative expression. From the time-honored yarn and knitting needles and crochet hooks to bead work for jewelry and decoration to paint, silk, and wood, members share ideas, work, and the joy of project completion. Meets bi-monthly on Mondays at 10:00am except for holidays that land on a Monday or General Meeting Dates (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chairs: Barbara Marsh (Chair), Barbara Reisch (Co-Chair)

Discover Queens Chapter

The Discover Queens Chapter will meet monthly to explore the great borough of Queens. Most of the meetings will be held outside of the Community House and will visit various cultural performances and historical sites, as well as new venues and experiences. Guest speakers may occasionally be invited to address the chapter members. Since the locations are largely offsite, email notices will notify members of the outings when weather permits and opportunities arise. As a result, no set meeting times or dates can be provided here. Read more…

Chairs: Christine O’Brien Beydoun (Chair), Ann Chamberlain (Co-Chair)

Drama/Singers Chapter

The production for 2024 is well underway!

The much-anticipated performance will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7 PM.

The Chapter mounts a musical production once a year. In addition, they occasionally sing at special Club meetings, i.e. Holiday Musical programs. The group welcomes all members, especially those who enjoy performing (no audition) and those who prefer to work behind the scenes on such projects as lighting, sound and publicity. Rehearsals are held at various times from January through April (see Calendar for dates and more information). Read more…

Chair: Audrey Brown

Evening Chapter

The Evening Chapter aims to mirror some of the events that are held during the day by other Chapters. The intent is to provide a venue for women who work outside the home to attend functions after work hours and meet other Club members. Events vary and include social, cultural, and dining experiences. Members are encouraged to recommend events and topics to the Chapter Chairpersons. Meetings are monthly on various evenings, usually 7-9 pm (see Calendar for dates and more information). Read more…

Chairs: Maureen Shillet (Chair), Jamie Ehrenthal (Co-Chair)

Garden Chapter

The Garden Chapter aims to enhance the knowledge of flowers, their care and maintenance, within a friendly social setting for its members. Meetings for the 2023-2024 season will include planned trips, centerpiece arranging, wreath decorating, floral design workshops and an annual floral luncheon (see Calendar for dates and more information). Read more…

Chair: Angela Martin (Chair)

Ladies Lunch Club Chapter

The Ladies Lunch Club Chapter, formerly International Dining, a new chapter this season, will be exploring the international flavors of what NYC has to offer, both within the boundaries of the city and beyond. Meets monthly at noon at various area restaurants to enjoy each other’s company and new experiences. Dates for the 2023-2024 season are: 10/5, 11/2, and 12/7. Spring dates are TBA (see calendar for more information). Read more…

Chair: Yolanda Jacaruso

Mindful Meditation Chapter

The Mindfulness Meditation Chapter offers its members an opportunity to slow down and find peace within as life swirls around us. Participants will learn how to meditate both formally and informally and how to incorporate these practices into everyday life to usher in a greater sense of well-being. Classes meet bi-monthly on Fridays from 10am to 11:30 am on a subscription basis. Month-long courses and/or workshops will be announced in the newsletter. Each class will contain a guided meditation, a talk and question/answer period. Read more…

Chair: Linda Fishbaine

Music Chapter

The Music Chapter’s mission is to provide a discussion forum on musical news and events of interest, with a particular focus on enjoying local performances. Several classical or Broadway musical-type productions are selected to attend during the year, and a musical program is chosen and booked for a General Meeting. A monthly list of area musical events is compiled and posted on the Website for the benefit of all members.

Also a “Just For the Fun of It” singalong group will meet at 10:00 am on the stage of the auditorium on various Tuesdays. Dates for the 2023-2024 season are: 10/24, 11/21, 12/19, 1/30, 2/27, 3/26, 4/30, and 5/28 (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chairs: Denise De Maria (Chair), Helen Griffin (Co-Chair)

Reading Chapter

The Reading Chapter reads seven books during the course of the year. All members are invited to make suggestions. We meet and have very lively discussions. See the full Book List for the season on our page. Usually meets at 10:30am on the first Wednesday after the General Meeting. Dates for the 2024-2025 season are: 10/9, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/9 and 5/7 (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chairs: Barbara Marsh (Chair), Salvatrice Musacchia (Co-Chair)

Spanish Language and Culture Chapter

The Spanish Chapter is about learning not only the language but many other aspects of the culture of Spain, in particular its history and its relationship to Latin America. We explore the food and wine by dining at local restaurants and attending any relevant exhibitions at museums. Meets weekly every Tuesday at 10:30am (see Calendar for dates and more information). Read more…

Chairs: Adaleza Michelena (Chair), Nurit Har-zvi (Co-Chair)

What’s Cooking Chapter

This Chapter is open to anyone who enjoys cooking and wants to share that passion with others. Each meeting highlights a specific type of food, such as Crock Pot recipes, soups, summer salads, breads, etc. Members (three or four) bring samples for tasting. We hope to come away with new ideas, recipes, and shortcuts which will make our cooking more enjoyable. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at 10:00am. The dates for the 2024-2025 season are: 10/24, 11/,21, 12/19, 1/6, 2/20, 3/20, 4/24 and 5/22 (see Master Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chair: Angela Berardino

Writers’ Chapter

Members read and review their stories, poetry, etc. Most of our readings inspire in-depth conversations on the topic at hand. All members are encouraged to bring something to read at each meeting. One reason the group remains small is that we want to ensure that everyone has time to read her work-be it a chapter from a book in progress, a poem, or an essay. And we do keep it lively! Meets monthly from 9:30 – 11:30am on the Second Monday of the month. The dates for the 2023-2024 season are: 10/9, 11/20, 12/18, 1/15, 2/19, 3/11, 4/22, and 5/13 (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chair: Louise Naples