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Liberation Music: The Role of Jazz Music

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

Liberation Music: The Role of Jazz Music in Radical Politics of South Africa South African jazz has always had its own trajectory within the jazz tradition.  From the mining hostels in the 1800’s to the dance halls of Apartheid-era Soweto;  the mixing of Arabic, Malay, Khoi and San ancestry in the carnival troupes of the Cape; ...

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From Radical Doubt to Absolute Certainty

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
18 Bridge St, New York, New York 11201

Descartes’ Meditations: From Radical Doubt to Absolute Certainty “To demolish everything completely and start again right from the foundations…to devote myself sincerely and without reservation to the general demolition of my opinions.” This is the project that René Descartes sets forth in the first of his Meditations on First Philosophy:...

$315

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Creating the Myth of a Perfect Monster

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

Creating the Myth of a Perfect Monster: The Rise of Nazi Zombies from Call of Duty to Dead Snow In this Olio, we will explore the trope of Nazi Zombies, a bizarre character type that keeps resurfacing in pop culture. From CALL OF DUTY to DEAD SNOW. We will examine the sociological roots of this pseudo-archetype and consider how its meaning has changed...

$12
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Travels: Journey Through the Lands

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

The course will be divided into five segments covering the nuances of ethnic cultures, local cuisines, travel protocols, sites of interest. Sharing recollections and photographs/slideshows.  The Asian Plate: Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Thailand, Viet Nam  North Africa & Middle East: Egypt, Jordan, Morocco  European Expo: Parts...

$95

5 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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Thwarted Loves of New York City History

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

Join us on Valentine's Day for some of the most memorable tales of "love gone wrong" from New York City history. There will be tales of tragic circus stars, Hollywood actors, famous architects, gold diggers, murder, and ghosts, all packaged into a Valentine's afternoon that aims to make you laugh, cry, and groan. 

$10
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Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable:Engage Politics Process

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

Full Course Name: Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable: Engaging the Political Process A how-to and critique of techniques and tactics for political activism, direct action, and dissent taught through radical and experimental documentary screenings and roundtable discussions with media makers, theorists, thinkers and activists.  Pedagogy for...

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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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The African Burial Ground: Black Archaeology

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

For two hundred years they waited beneath lower Manhattan, entirely forgotten. Even after their recent rediscovery – which occurred by accident during the construction of a new office building –their importance was denied, debated, and almost destroyed. Who are ‘they’? The thousands of African-Americans who lived in New York City during the...

$10
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Feminist Futures

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - East Harlem
1216 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

From designer babies to genetic surveillance, and from the “culture” of tech workplaces to the politics of climate change, feminist science studies writers are at the forefront of research on some of the most pressing issues in science and technology today. Together they force us to consider whether new technologies—such as those in medicine...

$315

4 sessions

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Inside the Entertainment Industrial Complex

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

Inside the Entertainment-Industrial Complex: How Guilty Pleasures Take the Edge Off Reality Eisenhower cautioned us against the military one; if only Orson Welles had warned us about the vastly more insidious assemblage, the Entertainment-Industrial Complex. Reality has become much less real (and important) in contemporary American society. America...

$20
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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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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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New York at Its Core Seminar Day: Rhythm & Power

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

Learn the history of the city by embracing its many beats. Bring literacy, science, geography, and history into your classroom via gallery tours, and music, dance, and art workshops. This Seminar Day for educators will explore the theme of Rhythm & Power in conjunction with New York at Its Core, the first exhibition to present the compelling story...

Free
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Privacy and the Profit Motive

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

The average American living in the digital age willingly hands over dozens of snippets of very personal information to a host of strangers on a daily basis. Sometimes knowingly, but more oftentimes not. Those snippets are then recorded, reconfigured, and redistributed in ways that few people really understand. The United States presently has the weakest...

$20
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