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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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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...

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How European Exploration Led to Global Fusion Cuisine

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

Follow the European explorers of the 15th and 16th centuries as they crisscrossed the earth on a journey to find the mythical East and the origin of spices. Of course, this search for spices led to more than cheaper pepper: it was the birth of globalization. We'll unravel the journeys of European explorers’ first foray into the unknown, tracing...

$7
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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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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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Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour

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

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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Lower Manhattan History Walk

at Brooklyn Brainery

When it comes to historical neighborhoods in New York they don’t get much more older than Lower Manhattan. Join us for a two-hour walk through the Financial District where we’ll learn about some of it’s most famous landmarks. We’ll see Alexander Hamilton’s gravesite, talk about the actual wall of Wall Street, and walk the oldest streets of...

$20
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Queer Histories, Archives, Ephemera of the 1960s

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

Queer Histories, Archives, Ephemera: 1960s Vintage Porn and Newsletters Why do we care about the history of social movements? What’s the history of queer people, and how does it inform our future? Is it the single story we often hear that places marriage equality as the natural end of the movement, or is it more complicated? How can we access the...

$10
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Punk! A History 1967-1982

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

This class will talk about the origins of Punk Rock, the bands that shaped the movement, the clubs where they played, the people who made an impact on the scene, and what it all means. Explore the music, people, scene, and movement of the most misunderstood pop-culture phenomenon. Punk is one of the most influential forms of music created in the...

$10
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Time Out: Pompeii

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

What was life like in Pompeii before Vesuvius went KABOOM? Pompeii was like the Jersey Shore of ancient Italy, where everyone went to cool off when Rome got sticky; it was complete with snack bars, swimming pools, tanning grounds... and it's the longest continually excavated site anywhere, so there's plenty of evidence. In...

$10
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Where is the Right to Privacy in the U.S. Constitution

at Think Olio - Downtown Brooklyn
81 Prospect St, New York, New York 11201

The word privacy doesn’t appear once in the text of the U.S. Constitution. Nevertheless, lawmakers and the Supreme Court have repeatedly insisted that Americans have a constitutional right to privacy because of the spirit behind certain constitutional amendments.   It’s a slippery business. Exactly how privacy came to be recognized...

$12
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A Cultural History of Rock'n'Roll

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

Since its official "birth" in 1955, the music called rock has marked itself as an expression of rebellion for generations. In this class we will be using an anthropological lens to explore the cultural and political history of rock'n'roll as it has been created and experienced in America. We will also take an historic journey through some of the sights...

$10
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Ethics of Apocalypse

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

Apocalypse is an idea that extends from the very core of Western thought, from our most basic narrative logic. Visions of the End influence how we understand our history, how we see ourselves, and how we act. This course offers face-to-face encounters with representatives of apocalyptic and messianic cults. Together, we will confront ideas that unite...

$85

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The New New York Activists l Undocumented New Yorkers

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

In 1996, Congress passed several immigration laws, including the Illegal Immigration Reform & Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA), which facilitated the detention and deportation of immigrants and generated opposition from immigrants-rights activists. On the occasion of this 20th anniversary, activists have mobilized to decry these policies anew. ...

$16
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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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