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Political Vigilance and Letter Writing as Activism

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

Too often relegated to a byline of the Beat Generation, referred to there as one of the “few female writers of the scene to make it,” Di Prima’s work has a passion and fire all its own, an embodied sense of the bio political as well as the anarchic. Epistles are letters written as poems, providing both a tactile sense of intimacy and accessibility,...

$12
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How Vulnerable are Reproductive Rights in the US

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

How Vulnerable are Reproductive Rights in the US?The week Donald Trump was elected president Planned Parenthood experienced one of the largest donation surges in its hundred-year history. In March, Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking vote on a controversial bill that moved Congress one step closer to defunding clinics that offer abortion services....

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Personal Histories: Memoirs of Childhood and Youth

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

Personal Histories: Memoirs of Childhood and Youth in Modern America This class explores contemporary memoirs of childhood and youth by writers from diverse social backgrounds.

$165
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Living History: A walking tour of Lower Manhattan

at The Active Citizen - Financial District
Battery Park, New York, New York 10004

This walking tour starts at the Battery, and weaves its way not only through the streets of Lower Manhattan, but also through the centuries from a Dutch fur trading settlement to the financial capital of the world. In our hour-and-a-half, we will stop at some landmarks that help bring each era of New York to life. We will also share some fun New York...

$10
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Basic Feng Shui

at New York Institute of Technology - Upper West Side
1855 Broadway, New York, New York 10023

This course will provide an introduction to thePrinciples of Feng Shui. Students will learn how the interiors professional may apply basic correctionsand adjustments according to FS principles. Included will be a general history; discussion of schools and methods of practice; use of color,form and materials, to give a solid foundation and understanding...

$305

10 sessions

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The Cuisine of Ancient Egypt

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

Full Course Name:  Black Earth, Red Earth, and Lumpy Beer: the Cuisine of Ancient Egypt The Greeks and Romans thrived on wine, but their contemporaries the Egyptians were all about beer. Living off the rich “black earth” of the Nile a stone’s throw from the lifeless “red earth” of the desert, the Ancient Egyptians developed...

$18
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The True History of the NYPD

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

This class explores the black box that is law enforcement in New York City. From its origins in the Dutch night watch system, past the pugilistic and corrupt cops of theTammany Hall era, through the sporadic attempts at reform, and into the current era of policing, learn about the mechanics of the police force and the politics that...

$10
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RADICAL MEMES: fun 4 every1

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

Radical Memes is a 2-part course that explores meme history, vocabulary, and production, with a special emphasis on memes that propagate progressive, queer, feminist, anti-racist political content. In part 1 we will look at case studies and discuss: what are radical memes? How do memes work, and what is their specific vocabulary? How do radical memes...

$25

2 sessions

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The Brooklyn Waterfront: Past and Present

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

In this class, we'll chart the development, decline, and rebirth of the Brooklyn waterfront, from 19th century port to 21st century playground. With the dual lens of preservation and renewal, we'll examine how communities, real estate interests and the City have reshaped the waterfront from Greenpoint to Sunset Park since the 1970s....

$10
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Revolutionary Women's Poetry

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

Throughout history, revolutions and collective resistance to oppression have found inspiration and expression through poetry. Poets have played direct roles in revolutionary struggles, and their poems have expressed protest against harsh realities as well as dreams of liberation across a wide range of styles and genres. In this class we'll consider...

$10
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Revisiting New York's New Deal

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, 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...

$20
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Bronx Man Leads Russian Revolution

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

"Bronx Man Leads Russian Revolution" and other Stories of Espionage Slip into the covert history of New York City, and follow in the footsteps of four centuries of spies. Explore New York’s finest hotels and most elegant office towers, as well as its toughest docks and most derelict tenements, through the eyes of an active agent. Along...

$10
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The Teachings of Emerson, Thoreau & Whitman

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

The Transcendentalist movement of the 19th century was a period of revolutionary and reflective thought. It brought forth some of the greatest visionary thinkers in American history who awakened the nation to its rightful spiritual and intellectual heritage. Their writings continue to inspire us to be ever-conscious of all-pervading Spirit, to seek...

$28
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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

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America Was Never White

at Think Olio - Lower East Side
16B Orchard St, New York, New York 10002

America Was Never White: The Costs of Historical Memory and Intentional Forgetting In recent weeks, thanks in part to Donald Trump’s incoherent ramblings on an imaginary American past, wherein Andrew Jackson might have prevented the Civil War and Frederick Douglass’s greatest achievements are still to come, we have witnessed a resurgence of a...

$10
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