Downtown Arts + Science Salons. Rediscover the Art of Conversation.

Learn Spanish!



May 19 -29. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 11:30 - 1 PM.

Participants are immersed in Spanish from the outset, and start communicating.

While immersed in Spanish, inadvertently, participants learn basic elements of the language and practical everyday vocabulary. It's fun and easy.

Survival Spanish is developed by Raul Guerrero, DASS Academic Director, who has developed language training programs for international corporations like the Hilton and Marriott Hotels, the Washington Post and Reuters, as well as Health Care Spanish programs, including Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital. He has also authored various Spanish texts , used at corporate training programs and universities such as Georgetown and Harvard.

TED Talks Circles Hosted by DASS


WHAT MAKES A GOOD LIFE - Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Limited Space.

 What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life. 

The Conversation is preceded by a 12-minute TED Talk by Robert Walinger. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the author of numerous scientific papers and books. 

Please RSVP. Space is limited to 20. VIa ZOOM.

About Downtown Arts + Science Salon (DASS)

 We are a combination of open university and a local social club, a place to exchange ideas on scientific innovations, technological trends, books, art, and society. And learn the tango or fencing. 

DASS REVIEW. May Selected Story from Downtown News.


Travels around my Apartment

The journey starts early in the morning, going north to south from the bed to the bathroom. First thing I find is the reflection on the mirror, and the first reaction is to expel the impostor staring at me. That image reflected does not correspond to my idea of me. 

Article by Raul Guerrero.