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Ben Franklin Circle

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Discuss the first seven of Ben Franklin’s virtues — Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity — and answer two questions: How can we improve ourselves and how can we improve our world? In regular small group discussions, Circle members use Franklin’s classic 13 civic virtues to spark discussion about members’...

Thursday Mar 7th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Secret Life of Your Gastrointestinal Intestinal Tract

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Full Course Name: Masters Of Social Gastronomy: What Goes In, Must Come Out, The Secret Life Of Your Gastrointestinal Intestinal Tract Each month, the Masters of Social Gastronomy take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind them. This month, we cover the human body from mouth to butt. What's the story with...

Monday Feb 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Pinot Pairings

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Survey some of the finest Pinot Noirs in the world and pair them with cheeses that will highlight their personalities.

Thursday Mar 28th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Homeowner's Basic Tool Kit

at New York City College of Technology - Downtown Brooklyn 25 Chapel St 4th Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Cut a board, level a shelf; install an anchor bolt in a hollow wall. This class will stock your toolkit with the most useful tools and give you handson tips for using them. Discover your inner handyperson and save money on basic repairs. Note: Price Includes $20 Registration Fee

Wednesday May 8th, 6pm - 9pm

Brahms at the Piano, Part II

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Among the very last musical works composed by Johannes Brahms are exquisite pieces for piano solo. This lecture, the second of two this season in coordination with Garrick Ohlsson’s Complete Brahms series, explores examples from Brahms' late piano music, pieces that Brahms often gave non-descript names such as Intermezzo or Romance—names that...

Sunday Apr 21st, 2:30pm - 4pm

Behind the Mix of a Hit Song

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

How does a song like Kesha’s “Woman” become the track, Kesha: “Woman?” What goes into the process of building a fully-produced pop music megahit? How does a sophisticated studio production transfer to live performance, whether in a small club or sold-out arena? Find out from Kesha’s own musical director, David Cook, as he pulls back the...

Thursday Mar 28th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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The Ultimate NYC Trivia Night

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem 1220 5th Ave , New York, New York 10029

What epic New York City rivalry was dramatized in a recent rock musical? Which Founding Father’s tooth is on display at Fraunces Tavern? The Museum of the City of New York is teaming up with the Gotham Center for New York City History for a night of trivia inspired by the city we know best. We’ll put your knowledge of NYC to the test in categories...

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$15

Homeowner's Guide to Basic Plumbing

at New York City College of Technology - Downtown Brooklyn 25 Chapel St 4th Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Basic plumbing: How to fix a toilet, install a faucet, stop a drip, or unclog a drain. Save on costly repairs that you can do yourself. Note: Price Includes $20 Registration Fee

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$90

Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

We all know someone who is miserable at their desk job, constantly regretting not chasing the dreams they believe they can no longer pursue. Author Sara Bliss, a journalist who pivoted careers herself (art history to writing), talks with make-up guru Bobbi Brown, designer Suysel dePedro Cunningham, chef Angie Mar, and media personality Oneika Raymond...

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$35

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Publish or Perish: Scientists Review Ice Age

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Publish or Perish brings peer review to the big screen! Scientists and comedians watch and discuss the science of hit movies, and, with your help, decide if the film deserves to be published and have its findings endorsed across the land, or should perish for its crimes against science! This time around, we'll discuss the science of Ice Age. What...

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$12

Learn to Juggle (or Get Better)

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In this one-hour session, we'll learn to juggle in slow motion, first with scarves, then with balls.  Juggling is super fun and good for you too! Come have some fun getting fit, brainy, & super coordinated.

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$15

Know Thy Self: The Hand as a Guide to Self-Fulfillment

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

The hand has been called God’s Road Map. Palmistry is a spiritual gift that is both a science and a universal language.Reading your own palm is like reading a book about yourself, and the story the hand tells us about your strengths and weaknesses, relationships, health, and the best choices for happiness in your life. It reveals the best periods...

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$45

Intro to the Tarot

at Remedies Herb Shop - Carroll Gardens 453 Court St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

For many people, the old year closes out with a certain amount of frantic cleaning and gift-buying for the Yuletide, followed by a brief respite to digest, then onto New Years’ celebrations. January – whether you greeted New Years Day fresh and excited or slightly hungover! – is an excellent time for doing some divination to prepare oneself for...

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$30

Made in NYC: The Reinvention of Local Manufacturing

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Come learn about what's being made in NYC today and what you can do to support local manufacturing. We'll cover industrial policy, business incubators, R&D, hybrid manufacturing, and the craft food movement, among other highlights. This class examines public policy and current trends. For decades, American and urban manufacturing charted a steep...

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$10

Designercise Ideation Creative Workout

at Un-School of Disruptive Design - Chelsea 601 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

Designercise is the brain workout session for flexible, creative and agile thinking!   Join us for a mental workout and ideation session to beat the afternoon brain drains! Designercise Ideation Workouts are quick productive distractions into your afternoon brain slump! Learn mental workout tools that flex your brain through fun and fast...

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$12
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