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Edward Said: Culture and Empire

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill
140 East 27th Street, New York, New York 10016

Few contemporary intellectuals have generated enough interest in their work to achieve simultaneous fame and infamy, yet this distinction undoubtedly applies to Edward Said (1935-2003). In the aftermath of his monumental Orientalism (1978) and his outspoken advocacy on behalf of the Palestinian people, Said became a lightning rod within both academic...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Oct 18th, 6:30pm

The Trilogy: Kefir, Kombucha, and Cultured Vegetables

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

Donna Schwenk helped her family recover from serious health crises through the use of probiotic, cultured foods 12 years ago, and she has been on a mission to teach others the benefits of these remarkable nutrients ever since. In this workshop she shares her passion for three most powerful super foods you can eat: Kefir, kombucha and cultured veggies. ...

Saturday Feb 24th, 10am

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Healing Spirits: The Botany of Aperitifs and Digestifs

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

The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of plant material, for their unique flavor profiles and for their medicinal properties. As you taste...

Saturday Oct 28th, 2pm

Contrastes de Nueva York

at LovelyUSA - Chelsea
401 7th Ave, New York, New York 10001

Traveling to New York is an unforgettable experience, and you will surely enjoy the trip. But New York is not just Manhattan. We recommend that you spend one morning exploring the other districts of New York with us: the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. We assure you that you will enjoy knowing the contrasts of New York (contrastes de Nueva York). During...

Wednesday Oct 18th, 8am

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Intro to Capoeira

at RB Capoeira Brooklyn - Park Slope
316 7th St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable & give you the proper foundation for entering our ongoing classes. The Intro to Capoeira Series will introduce you to the art of Capoeira: an exciting and original workout that come from the unlikely combination of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music. Capoeira is not only a form of exercise, it is...

$150

5 sessions

Thursday Oct 19th, 6:30pm

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Elemental Sounds & Rhythms

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

For thousands of years indigenous cultures have understood the profound effect that the patterns, rhythms and sounds of nature have on our well-being. This eternal pulse of life is woven throughout nature from our own DNA to the galaxies, making it the source of deep transformation and healing. In this workshop, we will explore the rhythmic and elemental...

$310

2 sessions

Saturday Nov 11th, 9:30am

Good Death Roundtable: Ritual and Ceremony II

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

During this session, we will hear from iele paloumpis, an end of life doula, about the practice of supporting people who are actively dying transition from life to death. The rituals of accompanying people on their deathbeds are as old as time, but we, as a Western culture, have become increasingly distanced from it in the last 150 years. This...

Wednesday Nov 1st, 7pm

Faith in the Five Boroughs

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

Next in our Only in New York series, host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Pastor Kenneth Hart, the self-proclaimed, young "Hood Pastor" of an unorthodox new church in Harlem, and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world's largest LGBT synagogue.  Reception to follow with beer courtesy...

Tuesday Nov 14th, 7pm

Free Intro: Applications and Uses of Essential Oils

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

Complete Name: FREE INTRO: Applications and Uses of Essential Oils: For Healing Body, Mind & Spirit A separate paid course will cover the following topics: Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils as healing agents, has a long history in many cultures. This class will provide an overview of the basics of aromatherapy and introduce us to a...

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Thursday Nov 16th, 6pm

Applications and Uses of Essential Oils

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

Complete name : Applications and Uses of Essential Oils: For Healing Body, Mind and Spirit Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils as healing agents, has a long history in many cultures. This class will provide an overview of the basics of aromatherapy and introduce us to a wide range of aromatherapeutic techniques we can put to use in many aspects...

$110

3 sessions

Thursday Nov 30th, 6pm

The Evolution of a Neighborhood Tour of the East

at SusanSez NYC Walkabouts - East Village
St Marks Pl & 2nd Ave 39 St Mark Inc., New York, New York 10003

NYC neighborhoods are always evolving - it's part of what makes the city so fascinating. Manhattan's East Village is a perfect example of this evolution; from German, Irish immigrant communities, to wealthy landowners, to trend-setting hipsters. Experience the diversity in history, culture, and of course cuisine!  From Peter Stuveysant’s “bouwerie”...

$56.97

Sunday Nov 12th, 11am

A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

In 1930, Max Horkheimer became the director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany. Along with his colleagues and a broader orbit of external scholars, he inaugurated the first wave of what came to be called “critical theory.” This course is an introduction to some of the key works and concepts of the Frankfurt School, including...

$315

5 sessions

Wednesday Nov 15th, 6:30pm

Busted! Drugs and the City

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

Join Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir as she sits down with Lucy Lang, Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan’s District Attorney’s Office to discuss countering New York City's illicit drug trade and the ever-evolving scourge of narcotics.  Reception to follow with beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.  Only in...

Wednesday Jan 17th, 7pm

Seeking Inspiration in the Japanese Garden

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

Celebrated as havens of tranquility and beauty, Japanese gardens integrate profound spiritual attitudes and cultural values with superb design and refined craftsmanship. Over the centuries, poets, emperors, religious leaders, and aestheticians have created Japan's finest gardens. Peter Grilli, a leading commentator on Japanese culture, will discuss...

Tuesday Mar 20th, 1pm

Music After Auschwitz: the Postwar Avant-Garde

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” The philosopher Theodor Adorno, writing in 1951, captured the then-common belief that European artistic culture, its humanizing aspirations called into question by 30 years of war and genocide, would have to be radically reconceived if it was to remain possible at all. To the musical avant-garde that...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Nov 14th, 6:30pm

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