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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

(35)

It's Funny Because It's True

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

It's Funny Because It's True: Buddhist Realism and the Dark Comedy of Louis CK Gautama Buddha is believed to have promulgated four basic truths about the nature of the human condition. In the first of these (the noble truth of “suffering”) he claims that stress, anxiety, and dissatisfaction are endemic to life. This supposition is not exclusive...

Friday May 5th, 7pm

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More than a Hipster Touchstone

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

More than a Hipster Touchstone:  Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" When the skies crack open and Jehovah appears -- angry that we have destroyed the planet, waged war on one another, and supported Adam Sandler movies -- I will brave the storm and the screaming and climb the mount with a copy of Neutral Milk Hotel's seminal 1998...

Friday Jun 9th, 7pm

(12)

Muslim in New York

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

Inspired by our new exhibition, Muslim in New York, join a panel of leading Muslim scholars, activists, and civic leaders to explore the rich, multifaceted histories of New York City's major Muslim communities, including those of African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African-American heritage. Speakers: Zain Abdullah, Anthropologist and associate...

Free

Monday May 15th, 6:30pm

(17)

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 May 26th, 7pm

(12)

HISTORY SERIES: THE SUPREME COURT

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

Every day, our actions are shaped by decisions made by the Justices of the Supreme Court. The great cases, the great Justices, and great decisions will be examined in this exciting class. How did the Court become an equal branch of the American government, alongside the Executive and Legislative branches? How has the Court expanded individual rights...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Jun 15th, 7:30pm

(35)

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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Analyzing Horror and Darkest Corners of Human Psyche

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

In his important critical work Danse Macabre, the famous "horror-meister" Stephen King identifies a few fundamental horror archetypes; these include the vampire, the werewolf, and the "thing without a name."  King, like some other horror writers and critics, maintains that examining these archetypes and the continued popularity of the horror genre...

Tuesday Jun 20th, 7:30pm

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Chronicling a Crisis:Writers on the History of HIV/AIDS

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

From the earliest reported cases in the 1980s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has spurred New Yorkers to innovate new forms of social services, expand conceptions of family, and explore new artistic terrain. Once life-saving drugs became widely available, many no longer had death sentence hanging over their heads but the road to survival was still not an easy...

Thursday Jul 20th, 6:30pm

(17)

Dharma Junkies

at The Three Jewels - Greenwich Village
61 4th Ave 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10003

Compassion based activism dedicated to a non-agressive transformation of the spirit, soul and society. This discussion will promote engaged awareness that propagates gentle, insistent and loving change. Note: Price listed is the suggested donation price.  

Wednesday May 3rd, 7:30pm

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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...

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$589.50
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$655

9 sessions

Wednesday May 3rd, 10am

(210)

Revisiting New York's New Deal

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

The New Deal promised to lift Americans out of the Great Depression through an expansive federal public works program that offered a grand vision of what government could be. Recent scholarship offers new considerations of this period and illuminates New York City’s pivotal role. Presented in collaboration with The New York Society Library, join...

Thursday May 18th, 6:30pm

(17)

Social Reproduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

This seminar will survey some key literature in these conversations to illuminate the mechanisms by which society replicates itself. In the 1960’s and ‘70’s, radical feminist Shulamith Firestone and “wages for housework” theorist Sylvia Federici diagnosed biological reproduction, reinforced by biomedical expertise and domestic technologies,...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Jun 8th, 6:30pm

(3)

Landscape for Life

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights
1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Learn environmentally friendly gardening practices based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, developed by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, U.S. Botanic Garden, and the American Society for Landscape Architects. Topics include sustainable landscaping, soil health, native plants, invasive plants, water management, and gardening...

$188

4 sessions

Sunday Jun 4th, 2pm

(104)

Tree Climbing for Arborists

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

Improve your climbing skills by learning techniques such as rope setting, knot tying, body thrusting, doublecrotching, foot locking, and limb walking. Taught on the Garden grounds, this class offers expert instruction and critique. Wear comfortable clothing, sturdy work, or hiking boots, and light leather or cloth gloves. All other equipment is provided....

$435

3 sessions

Saturday Jun 3rd, 9am

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