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Tabula Rasa

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

The commonly overlooked origins of the modern graffiti and street art movement in the late 1960s and early ‘70s in New York City and Philadelphia are the focus of Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence (77 minutes, 2016). This documentary explores not only early graffiti writing but also the writers who created it and the culture that...

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 6:30pm

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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

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There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand: Arrested Devt

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
899 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238

“There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand”: Arrested Development and the Sitcom as a Cultural Critic This Olio looks at American culture and recent history through the TV show Arrested Development. Unlike many TV shows in the 2000’s, a major part of its humor and story lines, were conscious of the real world. The show cast a critical and astute...

Thursday Mar 16th, 7:30pm

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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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New York is My Muse

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

Only in New York is a new monthly series in which New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nirbrings together two New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key question about the city’s identity, culture, and history.

Wednesday Mar 8th, 6:30pm

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Esoteric Quest Open House

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

Esoteric Quest Open House: An Esoteric Quest in the Western Isles The Open Center’s Esoteric Quest conferences have now run for over 21 years and are some of the world’s leading events on the Western spiritual paths. We invite you to join us for an informative and engaging evening in which we will briefly review the remarkable history of the Quests...

Free

Friday Mar 3rd, 7:30pm

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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

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Building a Vocal Community

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

There is an awesome power in the human voice and, when voices are blended for the common good, they become a vocal community. Masterfully led by Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, singers and non-singers alike will share the experience of learning in the oral tradition and singing rhythms, chants and traditional songs from African-American culture, including spirituals,...

$350

3 sessions

Friday Mar 10th, 7pm

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Multi-Sensory Integration

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

A surge of interest in psychedelic research has caught mainstream attention in the last years. Scientists and therapists have been studying the therapeutic effects for people suffering with PTSD, depression and terminal illnesses. Popularly, psychedelics are seen as a “short-cut to enlightenment”, but what does it mean to incorporate such insights...

Wednesday Mar 15th, 7pm

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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.

$239

3 sessions

Thursday May 4th, 6:15pm

(195)

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The Cuisine of Ancient Egypt

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

Full Course Name:  Black Earth, Red Earth, and Lumpy Beer: the Cuisine of Ancient Egypt The Greeks and Romans thrived on wine, but their contemporaries the Egyptians were all about beer. Living off the rich “black earth” of the Nile a stone’s throw from the lifeless “red earth” of the desert, the Ancient Egyptians developed...

Monday Mar 13th, 8:30pm

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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

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Things Fall Apart: Post-Colonialism and the Novel

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

The novel is often regarded as the pre-eminent literary product of 19th century European bourgeois society: an imaginative space in which individuals forge new possibilities and chart their fate in a world that, in Georg Lukacs’ words, has been abandoned by God. Like other cultural products, the novel traveled to other geographies via the wings of...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Mar 7th, 6:30pm

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Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable 2

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

Full Course Name: Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable 2: Manifestos & Independent Journalism We will sample media manifestos that use stark language, technique and imagery to spread a clear message. We’ll also view examples of radical journalism taking a stance against mainstream media news via community participation, infiltration and alternative...

Free

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 7pm

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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

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