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Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah, Messianism, and History

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Union Square
15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011

Gershom Scholem (1897–1982) may be the best known scholar of Jewish Studies in the twentieth century. Above all he is associated with launching the modern academic study of Jewish mysticism. However, Scholem’s study of mysticism was only part of his much broader, far more engaged and systematic thinking about questions of contemporary politics...

$315

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It's Funny Because It's True

at Think Olio - Brooklyn
575 Degraw St,, Brooklyn, New York 11217

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...

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Photography and Homoerotic Desire

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - Chelsea
333 W 23rd St, New York, New York 10011

Led by boundary-pushing artist Robert Mapplethorpe and his patron Sam Wagstaff, alongside pioneering contemporaries George Dureau and Peter Hujar, homoerotic photography found its way into New York City galleries and museums in the 1970s. Join the Museum along with the SVA Photography Department for a conversation about this moment in art history,...

$16
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Candy: From Early History to Halloween

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

Isn't it weird that one day a year it's appropriate to threaten people into giving you candy? Where did the Halloween tradition come from? And actually, how did we come up with candy in the first place? In this class, we'll cover a brief world history of candy, from the botanic roots of sugar cane, to the first processed confections from the Middle...

$12
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A History of Housing in New York City

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

Richard Plunz’s landmark study, A History of Housing in New York City, traces the development of housing in New York from 1850 to the present day. First published in 1992, Plunz’s lively account investigates the housing of all classes, from the single-family house to tenements and high-rise apartment buildings, and places the story of housing within...

$16
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A History of Sex and Dating

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

In this class, we’ll look at these changes and consider how gender and class in particular have shaped conflicts over sex and dating in the US with an emphasis on popular visual culture. Films, posters, & photographs not only create a window into the dating lives of Americans in the early 20th century, but also the fears and anxieties associated...

$10
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The American Political Tradition

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Greenwich Village
248 Mercer St, New York, New York 10012

The American Political Tradition: Parties, Policies, and People Despite the outsize global media attention paid to American politics and elections in particular, the unique characteristics of American government and political culture remain something of a footnote within political theory and philosophy. Apart from the work of liberal theorist John...

$315

4 sessions

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A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Boerum Hill
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In 1930, Max Horkheimer became the director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany. Along with his colleagues and a broader orbit of external scholars, he inaugurated the first wave of what came to be called “critical theory.” This course is an introduction to some of the key works and concepts of the Frankfurt School, including...

$315

4 sessions

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Our Pesky Neighbors Part - 3

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Every mayor promises to rid New York City of its rats and every one of them has failed! Despite the nonstop extermination efforts, the city’s most notorious resident continues to thrive. Is there anything we can ultimately do? Hear from NYC’s “Rat Czar,” a historian of rats, and a biologist specializing in...

$10
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Our Pesky Neighbors - Part 1

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

To some they are the rats of the sky, others nurture entire flocks. Love them or hate them, pigeons in New York City are here to stay. But how did they get here, and how have they adapted so well to urban living?

$10
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After the Big Short: The 2008 Financial Crisis

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
658 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

The 2008 Global Financial Crisis, the worst since the Great Depression, is back in the news after The Big Short was nominated for Best Picture. While the film did a remarkable job explaining the complexities and shortcomings of the financial system, many left the theaters with more questions than answers. If you were one of these people, or just want...

$12
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History Series: William McKinley & Theodore Roosevelt

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

History Series: William McKinley & Theodore Roosevelt - The Spanish American War This short war with Spain in 1898 signaled the emergency of America as a world power. "Remember The Maine" was the Battle Cry which started the war and the Battle of San Juan Hill made a war hero of someone who would later become one of America's greatest Presidents. ...

$55

2 sessions

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A Cultural History of Birth

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

Birth in America has gone through fundamental cultural shifts through the last one hundred years. In this class we will explore American culture and values through the way(s) we give birth. Students may be inspired to assess (or reassess) just what this rite of passage means to them.  This class will include lecture, discussion and activitie...

$10
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Our Pesky Neighbors Part - 2

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Cockroaches or bed bugs, which are worse? Entomologists, exterminators, and other experts help to answer this question (and may even convince us that they aren’t all that bad). Moderated by Brooke Borel, author of Infested. A few creepy crawlies will be in attendance.

$10
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Greetings from Coney Island Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery

The history of Coney Island is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. From prostitutes living in a giant tin elephant, to the invention of the hot dog, to a ride that’s so scary it actually made its riders pee themselves, and we’ll tell you all about it!  Join New York Local Tours as we explore the engaging history of Coney Island’s...

$25
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