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History Series: A History of New Thought

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Throughout American history, the religious and cultural new thought and positive thinking movement has effected the political, economic, cultural, and religious institutions in America. We will introduce the leaders of this movement: Mary Baker Eddy, Charles Filmore, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Ralph Waldo Trine, Ernest Holmes, Christian Larson, Father Divine,...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Mar 30th, 7:30pm

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Work is Dead: Questioning the Promise of Basic Income

at Think Olio - Gowanus
574 President St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Work is Dead: Questioning the Promise of Basic Income Guarantees In the modern period the role of work has taken on a central role in shaping our identity. One of the first questions asked when meeting someone is, “What do you do?” and consistently a job title is the response. However, as technology and automation increase our ability to efficiently...

Monday Mar 27th, 7pm

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Socrates

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side
178 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002

The trial, conviction, and execution of Socrates on the vote of the Athenian democracy is a founding myth in the history of Western philosophy. And yet very little is known with certainty about the historical Socrates, who himself wrote nothing, but whose way of life, as accounted by Plato (and others) has become a powerful and enduring paradigm of...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Apr 4th, 6:30pm

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A Radical Peace Education: Responding to the Structural

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

A Radical Peace Education: Responding to the Structural Violence of Schooling This Olio makes a distinction between schooling and education. Schooling dumbs us down and education ignites fiery passions. This class will trace the rise of mass schooling, which was a means for society to re-shape itself, and a tool for the marginalized and uneducated...

Friday Mar 31st, 7pm

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History Series: America as a Superpower

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Today's world has many "hot spots": Syria, Palestine, Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran, to name a few. How will the new President deal with each of these problem areas? By looking at history, maybe we will able to see how America maintains its leadership in the modern world.  Suggested Readings: Kissinger: 1923-1968 - The Idealist by Niall...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday May 11th, 7:30pm

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The NYC You've Never Seen: All Roads Lead To Flushing

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

Flushing, Queens is the proud birthplace of religious freedom in the United States owing to the landmark legal precedents set there in the 17th century, and today it is one of the most diverse and exciting places on Earth. This class covers the many astounding journeys you can take in Flushing, Queens and its surrounding areas - branching...

Wednesday Apr 19th, 8:30pm

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New York Futurism

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

Rising inequality, the elephant in the room of New York City’s future, is the subject of Class Divide (74 minutes, 2015), which investigates hyper-gentrification in Chelsea through the eyes of local young people living in public housing. This program also includes shorts from the Maysles Documentary Center Education program that pose...

Wednesday Jun 28th, 6:30pm

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Shift Your Trends

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

This workshop series asks participants to interrogate and actively oppose racism and oppression both within society and within ourselves. The sessions are designed to create an environment that allows for both self-awareness and vulnerability, and participants will form a cohort that supports one another (and others) as an innovative, action-driven...

$300

8 sessions

Thursday Apr 6th, 7pm

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Dharma & Democracy: The Death of Merit and Prescience

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Dharma & Democracy: The Death of Merit and Prescience of Ancient Wisdom The Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata, was composed around ~600 BC. The ancient text addresses a time when the existing world order appears to be crumbling. Not only has the traditional political order been swept away; meritocracy, values and ethics no longer hold sway. Society...

Friday Mar 24th, 7pm

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Applied Aromagnosis: Aroma, Trauma and Addiction

at NY Institute of Aromatherapy - East Village
530 E 13th St, New York, New York 10009

Addiction is the archetypal illness of modern consumer society. Why do we 'addict' and what is our healthy homeostasis? For many people, addiction is the first glimpse they catch of the limits of the ego, the power of the Unconscious and of the archetype of the Shadow—a power within our psyche that we have no conscious control over.  How can...

$600

2 sessions

Sunday Apr 2nd, 9:30am

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The Good Death Roundtable: A Brief History of Death

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

Full Course Name: The Good Death Roundtable: A Brief History of Death and Dying The Good Death round table kicks off with a discussion led by Joanna Ebenstein, co-founder and creative director of the former Morbid Anatomy Museum. We will explore practices and rituals surrounding death in the Victorian era to gain insight into society’s relationship...

Free

Wednesday Apr 5th, 7pm

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Power of Apologizing: Why “Sorry” Is So Important

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

Being hurt and hurting another person are inevitable, and society has often taught us that apologizing is the right thing to do. But why?  Join psychotherapist LouAnn Smith, LCSW, as she facilitates a discussion about what an apology is, why it is so sought after yet so difficult to give or accept, and how it affects relationships.

Wednesday Apr 26th, 7:30pm

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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

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Landscape Design History

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

Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the 21st century. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion. Landscape designs will be considered...

$655

8 sessions

Wednesday May 3rd, 10am

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Algorithms, Computation, Machines

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side
178 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002

Alan Turing: Algorithms, Computation, Machines What is computation? What is an algorithm? In 1936, a 24-year old graduate student named Alan Turing published a paper titled “On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem,” in which he defined certain “logical computing machines” that came to be known as Turing machines....

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Apr 6th, 6:30pm

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