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History Series: The Irish Rebellion

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

The uprising in Ireland in 1916 was part of Nationalist Movement born out of World War 1, as the violence and revolutionary fervor provoked by the collapse of empires played themselves out on the world stage. This was a flawed revolution which is still being played out today in Northern Ireland. Join us in this informative and exciting class. ...


2 sessions

Thursday Mar 2nd, 7:30pm


History Series: Red October: The Russian Revolution

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

One of the most significant events in world history happened 100 years ago in 1917. Part of the collapse of empires because of World War 1, the Russian Revolution caused worldwide disruption of the economic, political and cultural systems within Russia and the rest of the world. We examine the people (Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Kerensky and Tsar Nicholas...


2 sessions

Thursday Mar 16th, 7:30pm


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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,...


2 sessions

Thursday Mar 30th, 7:30pm



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...


4 sessions

Tuesday Apr 4th, 6:30pm


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


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...


2 sessions

Thursday May 11th, 7:30pm


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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1099ing it: How the Gig-Economy Ate the American Dream

at Think Olio - Gowanus
68 3rd St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This talk examines the current state of employment in the US and the rise of the new economic world order. When 40% of the American work force are independent contractors and many people have steady jobs but with no benefits, it not hard to see how the US employment landscape has changed significantly. The last 40 years of American economic “progress”...

Tuesday Feb 28th, 7:30pm


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Troubleshooting for Orchids

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

This practical class demystifies orchid care and puts your orchids on the road to blooming again and again. Your orchids have finished blooming and seem to be growing well. But you need to be vigilant! Elena Andrews Gaillard, current president of the Greater New York Orchid Society, presents solutions to many common problems new orchid growers encounter,...

Saturday Mar 25th, 10am


Writing Workshop

at New York Writers Intensive - East Village
22 St Marks Pl, New York, New York 10003

Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols. In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language. Writing is not a language but a form of technology that developed as tools developed with human society....

Sunday Mar 5th, 6pm

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Conscious Diet - Living Workshop

at Love & Compassion Soul Oasis Center - Murray Hill
124 E 40th St 12 Fl, Ste PH, New York, New York 10016

The body is the temple of your soul. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. A conscious diet serves as the solid foundation for healing and sustainable health. All modern Western dietary theories take on nutrients, such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, but they often overlook energeitc factors. Foods are not just made...

Thursday Mar 9th, 6:30pm


Big Gay Met

at Museum Hack - Central Park
1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the greatest museums on the planet. It is filled with the history of societies present and past, packed with millions of objects that date back over 6000 years, brimming with beauty, inspiration and intellectual stimulation. It’s also super gay.   Come join us for a whirlwind romp through the sometimes...

Sunday Feb 26th, 2pm


Landscape Design History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

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...


9 sessions

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 6:15pm

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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...


8 sessions

Thursday Apr 6th, 7pm


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...


2 sessions

Sunday Apr 2nd, 9:30am