Exercise in the Lobby!Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Norman Yanovitz leads this long-standing group workout in the Solarium.

at Hopkinson House

WSCL 2024-2025 Membership Form
Washington Square Citizens League is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to motivating Hopkinson House residents to become engaged in the political and social processes of the day.

Founded in 1996, WSCL offers an array of activities, including informative programs and regular meetings organized around interest groups.  The membership year is from July 1 – June 30.  Annual dues for 2024-2025 are $10 per person, $20 per couple. Questions?  Contact

Topical discussion sessions take pace on selected Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. in the Hopkinson House Solarium. Knowledgeable Hopkinson House residents lead the discussions. Handouts generally are emailed to WSCL members about a week in advance and posted here for access.  Watch for our Fall 2024 schedule!

WSCL Book Group & Crime Novels Group

Meetings take place in the Upper Solarium or Library.


    • Wednesday, June 26, 1:30 p.m., Crime Novels Group, A DEAD MAN IN TRIESTE by Michael Pearce
    • Wednesday, July 24, 1:30 p.m., Crime Novels Group, TURN A BLIND EYE by Jeffrey Archer

CURTAIN UP!  WSCL Theatre Discussion Group

Theatre-lovers meet monthly on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) to discuss plays attended, do live readings, interact with guest speakers, and more.  The group meets in the upper Solarium unless otherwise noted.

  • Monday, May 20. Guest speaker, Charles McMahon, Artistic Director and co-founder of the acclaimed Lantern Theater, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. **Lower Solarium**

WSCL Reel Discussion Group

Film-goers meet monthly to discuss a critically acclaimed film with social and/or political themes of interest to members. The Sunday sessions begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Hopkinson House upper Solarium. Group members receive a ballot on the Tuesday before the meeting, and the group’s selected film is announced by Thursday morning. Participants view the movie on their own before attending the guided discussion. Watch for meeting dates for Fall 2023.

Additional activities TBA!