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Gifts of the Sun: The Cuisine of Aztecs

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

When the first Spanish conquerors arrived in present-day Mexico in the 16th century, they were astounded by what they found. The cultural achievements of the native peoples of Mesoamerica rivaled anything back in Europe: there was great architecture, great literature, and yes, great food. Despite lacking large domestic animals, the Aztecs...

Thursday Mar 30th, 8:30pm


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 Apr 8th, 10am


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I Remember Harlem

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Though arguably no other New York City neighborhood has generated as many conflicting representations as Harlem, one singular documentary stands out: I Remember Harlem (240 minutes,1981, 16mm film), directed and produced by legendary filmmaker William Miles. Miles’ epic lovingly renders the diverse, 350-year history of Harlem as both a...

Sunday Apr 23rd, 1pm


Chinatown: A Food-and-Culture Field Trip

at Natural Gourmet Institute - Flatiron
48 W 21st St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10010

Of all New York City’s great neighborhoods, none is more captivating than Chinatown. The colorful and lively streets offer rare opportunities to experience new foods, products and an endlessly fascinating culture. Join Chef Richard LaMarita for a day of learning, food and fun! The day will begin with a private [for the group] Thai Chi session in...

Saturday Jun 3rd, 10:30am


A Cultural History of The Islamic World

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

This class will explore the many ways in which people in the Islamic world (both Muslims and non-Muslims) have expressed themselves culturally over the past 1400 years. By looking at their poetry, literature, music, dance, theater, art and film we will discover the many cultures and experiences that form the Islamic world. Along the way we...

Thursday Mar 30th, 6:30pm


Plain Talk on Death & Dying

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

How is our relationship with death defined by cultural experience? Is there a normal way to die? What do doctor’s know? What do the dying know? And their caregivers? Is there a better death than we currently imagine and experience? How can death teach us about living and inform the choices we make and the opportunities we create at the end of life?...

Thursday Mar 23rd, 8pm


Gardening with Native Plants

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

Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland soils and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, shrubs, and trees.


3 sessions

Thursday May 4th, 6:15pm


Law & Disorder

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Defense attorney Ronald Kuby and former prisoner, now paralegal Shabaka Shakur discuss Shakur’s wrongful murder conviction and 27-year imprisonment – and interrogate a flawed justice system. Only in New York is a new conversation series in which New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir brings together...

Wednesday Apr 12th, 6:30pm


Aesthetics & Ethics From Vegetarianism to Cannibalism

at Think Olio - Flatiron
40 W 23rd St, New York, New York 10010

Eating with Hedonism or Morals?: Aesthetics & Ethics From Vegetarianism to Cannibalism Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lector, especially the television incarnation, is an expert chef, serving food at the triple Michelin Star level. He is also the consummate villain of the modern age, and the dishes he creates are the height of evil.  Join me for...

Wednesday Mar 29th, 7:30pm


Let's Get Ethical

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Life is full of complicated ethical questions: Should doping be permitted in sports? What, if anything, do we owe to the incarcerated? Are reality TV shows ethical? Can we program robot to be moral beings? What does the future of reproduction hold, and will men be able to have babies? Topic:  Public Health & Pop Culture  Public health...

Sunday Apr 2nd, 3:30pm


Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers

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

Mesopotamia, the “Land Between the Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization. The ancient peoples of this region developed the first cities and multicultural societies, invented writing and the wheel, and left behind incredible works of art and a rich and varied literature. Yet despite their...

Thursday Apr 6th, 8:30pm


Leading with Emotional Intelligence

at Global Knowledge - Midtown
1601 Broadway, New York, New York 10019

Improve your emotional intelligence skills to recognize and positively manage emotions in yourself, in others, and in groups! Recent studies indicate that emotional intelligence is a powerful key to effective leadership. This valuable seminar delivers the in-depth knowledge and practical emotional intelligence skills you need to ensure that you are...


3 sessions

Monday Mar 27th, 9am

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Making It Here

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Julissa Arce, an undocumented immigrant who became a Wall Street executive talks about opportunity, struggle, and success with AJ Gogia, the "taxi guru" of Little India, Queens. Only in New York is a new conversation series in which New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir brings together two New Yorkers from different...

Wednesday May 10th, 6:30pm


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Career Planning and Development

at Baruch College - CAPS

In this course you will learn how to conduct an effective job search, write a successful resume and cover letter, enhance your interviewing skills, and how to effectively use professional social media tools like LinkedIn. You will also learn how to negotiate your salary, benefits, and work environment to advance your career. You will gain a deeper...


10 sessions

Wednesday May 17th, 6:15am


Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable 3

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

Full Course Name: Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable 3: Tactical and Strategic Media This session is a how-to primer on using media as part of a larger activist strategy. Presenting innovations, interventions, tactics, and techniques to get attention for your cause (or avoid unwanted attention for your activities). About this Roundtable Series: A...


Wednesday Apr 26th, 7pm