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Across the Universe: Travels in Space, Time, and Wonder

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

Come on a unique journey across the cosmos. We’ll begin at the beginning almost 14 billion years ago when the Universe was smaller than an atom and continue on to the present, all the while exploring its many extraordinary features. We will then look towards the future and speculate where we are all going. This voyage is perfect for anyone who has...

$12
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Brief History of the Museum

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

It would seem as though museums have always been around, but in truth, they’re a fairly recent phenomenon. Beginning with the early proto-museums of the Renaissance, this compact yet comprehensive discussion traces the development of public art institutions, from the “wonder rooms” of the Age of Exploration up through modern times — including...

$45
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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. ...

$55

2 sessions

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50 Years of Picture Books

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

The last fifty years have seen significant changes in books for children, from subject matter to artistic style. Join children's editor Noa Wheeler and author/illustrator Liz Starin for a look at historically important picture books and an introduction to the stories and their creators. The session will cover trends,...

$11
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Picturing the Bronx on Film

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

Join a panel of photographers and scholars with decades of experience working and living in the Bronx to explore how the borough has been photographed from the mid-20th century to the present. Michael Kamber will lead a discussion inspired by the enduring legacy of Bronx-born photographer and educator Mel Rosenthal, who mentored generations of young...

$16
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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
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Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Manhattan
Centre St & Chambers St New York, NY 10007, New York, New York 10007

Corrupt politicians. Crooked cops. Gangsters so terrifying that they’re known only as “Murder, Incorporated.”  These are the men and women that have made New York City’s underworld the stuff of legend. But there is so much more to this legend than you’ve ever heard. Why is it that New York had such a violent past? What drove these...

$25
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Nietzsche’s Critique of Morality

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Boerum Hill
323 Dean St, New York, New York 11217

This course will consider these questions by examining Nietzsche’s distinctive and radical conception of philosophy and its history, as well as his views on the nature and value of knowledge and truth. We will begin by considering how Nietzsche’s attack on popular morality and philosophical moral theory go hand in hand with bold theses in metaphysics...

$315

4 sessions

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This Just In: The Latest News From Outer Space

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

Combining the latest information and discoveries from astronomy and astrophysics with the latest images of and by telescopes, we will explore the following areas: A brief history of humanity’s view(s) of the Universe Near Earth environment The Moon The Sun The inner and outer Solar System Extrasolar systems The search...

$10
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Preserving Stories: An Oral History Workshop

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

Did you ever wish you could hear your great-grandfather talk about what life was like in the “old days”? Or what it was like growing up in Williamsburg many years ago? Maybe your grandchildren will wonder someday what life was like for you when you were young. Oral history can preserve these stories for posterity.   What is oral history?...

$65

2 sessions

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Radiant City

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

The contemporary, modish human flora and fauna of New York’s glittering concrete jungle are captured in Bill Cunningham New York (84 minutes, 2010), a look into the life of the late, great street and society photographer. Following the film, join us for a conversation to remember Bill with those who knew him and his work well.  Kim...

$15
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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...

$12
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Ghosts of the Boroughs

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

Boroughs of the Dead Tour Guide Marie Carter is thrilled to present “Ghosts of the Boroughs”. In this eerie, illustrated lecture you will learn about the haunted mansions of the boroughs, a ghostly monastery, a creepy story involving murder and a spooky doll, former insane asylums, grisly murders, and many other ghastly NYC stories!  And...

$10
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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...

$17
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Welcome to Fear City

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

Once upon a time in the 1970s, New York City was supposed to “drop dead,” or at least wither away due to disinvestment and “white flight” to the suburbs. Instead, creativity flourished amidst urban decline and new art forms like Hip Hop and Punk Rock were introduced to the world. Meanwhile, 42nd Street’s sleaze economy continued to thrive....

$15
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