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Downtown Brooklyn Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - Boerum Hill Boerum Hill / Meeting place to be provided thru email, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Trace the history of pizza by visiting a mix of wood-fired Neapolitan, coal-fired, and classic New York slice joints on this 2.5 hour walking tour. You'll hit a spread of neighborhoods including Boerum Hill. Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, and the Columbia Waterfront district.  What's Included All tours include pizza tastings, kitchen tours,...

Saturday Jul 9th, 11:45am - 2:15pm Eastern Time

American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Upper West Side Central Park W , New York, New York 10024

Dinosaurs! Science! Adventure! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science...

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Revolutionary Rumpus: an Introduction to Jazz

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Jazz is supposedly the “quintessential” American art form. But what does that mean—about jazz (as a form and artifact), on the one hand, and America, on the other? Rooted in the blues and the ragtime rhythms of Jim Crow-era New Orleans, jazz was born in the synthesis of Black folk music with European classical and even burgeoning American popular...

Monday Jul 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Gastronativism: Food and Politics

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

Gastronativism: Food and Politics with Marion Nestle, Fabio Parasecoli, and Krishnendu Ray Food is so central to who we are as individuals and communities that it can easily be exploited as a tool to shape power relations and negotiations, with great impact on our society and our daily lives. To celebrate the launch of his new book, Gastronativism:...

Tuesday Aug 2nd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Garden Design History Walk

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information. Many important designers have shaped NYBG grounds throughout the years, including Calvert Vaux, Beatrix Farrand, Piet Oudolf, and Lynden B. Miller. Stroll the grounds with...

Friday Oct 14th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time

Natural History of Birds - Blended

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics. With its wide variety of habitats and its position on the Atlantic Flyway, NYC is a bird-lover's paradise. Over 300 distinct resident or migratory species live here or pass through, including...

Tuesday Sep 27th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)
$325

5 sessions

Reiki Level 1 Training and Certification

at Vibra Wellness - Chelsea 141 W 28th St #301, New York, New York 10001

This Reiki Level One training is a combination of the traditional Japanese Usui style, the Western-style as introduced by Mrs. Takata, and Holy Fire® Reiki, introduced by the International Center for Reiki Training. At the completion of this training, you will achieve an excellent foundation and be able to give Reiki treatments to yourself and your...

Saturday Jul 9th, 10am - 6pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$375

2 sessions

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East Village Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - East Village Meets in East Village / Lower East Side Meeting place to be provided thru email, New York, New York 10003

Learn how a century of culinary evolution resulted in a broad spectrum of pizza styles as you taste your way through pizza history, science, culture, and flavor. See century-old brick ovens and classic slice joints that will fill both belly and mind. You will visit 3 amazing NYC pizzerias, each of which exhibits its own unique take on the world's...

Sunday Jul 10th, 4:30pm - 7pm Eastern Time

The Immigrant Experience Tour of the Lower East Side

at SusanSez NYC Walkabouts - Lower East Side Essex St & East Broadway Strauss Square (exact loc upon reg), New York, New York 10002

Learn about the neighborhood's rich immigrant history and taste the food that makes it famous! Experience the excitement of this quintessentially New York neighborhood while imagining the streets full of the pushcarts that once dominated everyday life. Explore the international food and learn some interesting American history with native New Yorker...

Wednesday Sep 14th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

North Brooklyn Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - Williamsburg Meeting area to be provided thru email., Brooklyn, New York 11211

Learn the history, science, culture, and taste of some of the best pizzerias NYC has to offer on this 2.5 hour walking tour through the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Your guide will tailor the tour to stop at pizzerias that answer YOUR deepest pizza questions! What's Included: All tours include pizza tastings, kitchen tours, in-depth pizza...

Friday Jul 8th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

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Virtual Lecture: History Happy Hour

at Christine Axen -

History Happy Hour!  Raise your glass to the past, and come discover the odd and fascinating things people thought and did in the Middle Ages and beyond.  Professor of History will offer a short presentation, and then open the floor to animated conversation over drinks!  No previous knowledge required.  Each week something...

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$10

Virtual History of the World through Booze

at Aaron Robin -

With its earliest history seated in the ancient practice of Alchemy, the art of Distillation was created by those same early chemists trying to turn lead into gold. Though they did not succeed in creating that precious metal, they did succeed in transforming grain into spirit, and those after them turned that spirit into something magical.  ...

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$30

Philosophy of History

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Does history have a direction, a purpose, or an end goal? Can we deduce general historical patterns from studying the past? Is it naïve to hope and work for a better future? From the Enlightenment to the twenty-first century, liberal, Marxist, positivist, and post-structuralist thinkers have offered radically different responses to these fundamental...

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$315

4 sessions

Natural History of Insects - Blended

at New York Botanical Garden -

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics. Delve into the fascinating world of the creatures that make up 84% of the Animal Kingdom—what renowned biologist E.O. Wilson once called "the little things that run the world." We'll...

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$325

5 sessions

Virtual Lecture: The Black Death: 14th Century Pandemic

at Christine Axen -

A survey of the causes of, and cultural and artistic reactions to, the pandemic that struck the world in the 14th century: the Black Death. We'll provide context and comparison for our current experience of COVID-19. The course will showcase art and contemporary documents that help communicate the thoughts and practices of medieval people who endured...

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$14
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