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Free as Gods: Picasso, Calder and Artists

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

Free as Gods: Picasso, Calder and Artists at Home in the Theater More than just stars on the art scene, Picasso and Calder took center stage in the world of theater. In 1917 Picasso fell in love with a ballerina in the Ballets Russes while creating scenery and costumes for his collaboration with Satie on the pathbreaking dance work, Parade. His stage...

Friday Jul 7th, 7pm

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Al-Andalus: Tolerance, Culture, and Violence in Spain

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

Al-Andalus: Tolerance, Culture, and Violence in Medieval Spain Between 711 and 1492, Islamic governments ruled over varying swaths of the Iberian Peninsula. Muslim Spain, or al-Andalus, still holds a powerful grip on the modern imagination as a time and place of religious tolerance—a “golden age” in which Muslims, Jews, and Christians peacefully...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Jul 5th, 6:30pm

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Everyday Irrationalism: T. Adorno, Politics, and Reason

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Students in the course will read selections from a number of Adorno’s works, including The Stars Down to Earth, Minima Moralia, and The Authoritarian Personality. We will look at the famous dispute between Adorno and philosopher of science Karl Popper both to understand the grounds of their debate but also to understand their vast areas of agreement...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jul 10th, 6:30pm

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History of Analog in Revolt & Sparking Poetic Rev.

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

John Giorno (b. 1936), a living legend in NY’s performance arts and experimental poetry worlds, has published numerous literary works and art installations, and continues to create and perform. He got his start in the early 60s as an actor in Andy Warhol’s Sleep (1963). In this Olio we will begin unpacking the history of John Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem...

Friday Jul 14th, 7pm

(15)

Chronicling a Crisis:Writers on the History of HIV/AIDS

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

From the earliest reported cases in the 1980s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has spurred New Yorkers to innovate new forms of social services, expand conceptions of family, and explore new artistic terrain. Once life-saving drugs became widely available, many no longer had death sentence hanging over their heads but the road to survival was still not an easy...

Thursday Jul 20th, 6:30pm

(20)

Women, Design, and Empowerment: I Will What I Want

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

Gender is not something that one is, it is something one does, an act... a "doing" rather than a "being.” - Judith Butler, Gender Trouble, 1990 If, according to Judith Butler’s seminal 1990 text, gender is a construction, then design—product, industrial, fashion, and graphic design in particular—has always been central to its making....

Friday Jul 28th, 7pm

(15)

MOSAIC: Below and a Bit Off the Top

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Students will meet Friday evening at UrbanGlass and hit the ground running, exploring New York City’s glorious mosaic offerings below ground in the MTA’s subway system. Utilizing that inspiration, and a brief presentation on the history of mosaic, we will spend day two undertaking our own creations. Students...

$185

3 sessions

Friday Aug 11th, 7pm

(518)

History Series: The Russian Revolution

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

After the October Revolution, a Civil War broke out in the former Russian Empire between The Red Army and the The White. How did the Reds, led by Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin, against all odds, defeat The Whites and create the Soviet State.  Learn about the Red Terror, People's Commissars, Planned Economy, Pravda, the Constructivists, and the Party...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Oct 26th, 8pm

(43)

The Movement for Black Lives Now

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

Nearly five years after the rallying cry #BlackLivesMatter, the Movement for Black Lives has put forth a broad platform connecting systemic racism and criminal justice reform with issues such as gender discrimination, anti-immigrant sentiment, and economic inequality. Join BYP100 NYC organizer Christopher Paul Harris as he leads an evening...

Free

Tuesday Sep 19th, 6:30pm

(20)

When the People Dance: Salsa, Power &Performance in NYC

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

A fusion of mambo steps with street styles, salsa dancing emerged in the nightclubs of New York City in the 1960s where at first it wasn’t formally taught but absorbed. Salsa has since grown from a local movement played out in the city’s streets and clubs into a global phenomena that has irrevocably shaped the rhythms and culture of New York City. ...

Sunday Sep 17th, 2pm

(20)

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Fair Housing - The History and Why

at Baruch College - CAPS

This course will provide students with background information on Fair Housing. Students enrolled in this course, will have an in depth understanding of the creation and meaning of the law.  Topics to be explored include Fair Housing from the time of the civil war and the civil rights movement, to current times inclusive of green Fair Housing....

Tuesday Nov 14th, 5pm

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History Series: Presidential Leadership

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

We will look at four crises of the Eisenhower administration: The Army McCarthy Hearings, The Suez, Hungarian Revolution of 1956, The U-2 Incident; Ike's Farewell Address. These crises defined The greatest of Eisenhower as President of the United States. What can we learn about leadership from how Ike handled these situations? Come to the class to...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Nov 9th, 7:30pm

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Genealogy: Finding our Ancestors, Finding Ourselves

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

This workshop will explain how to get started in this fascinating hobby and how to grow a family tree from just a few "seeds". Learn the tools of successful genealogical research, and start on the path toward creating a well-documented family tree and family history.  Discussion includes the obstacles beginners face in genealogical research and...

$85

4 sessions

Monday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm

(43)

Urban Tantra®: Sacred Sex for the 21st Century

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

Urban Tantra® is a radically updated Tantra practice for modern sexual/spiritual explorers that can be used by everyone. Tantra is not only a sexual practice; it is a way of life and a path to spiritual growth. On the Tantric path, pleasure, vision and ecstasy are celebrated and can be found in both everyday life and in peak sexual experiences. We...

Sunday Sep 10th, 10am

(165)

History Series: Victory & Dissent - America Enters WWI

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

In 1917, America entered The Great War. This event had its effects on the battlefield and the Homefront. Not everyone in America agreed with Wilson's decision to enter on the side of The Allies. In the spring of 1918, it looked like the Central Powers would win the war, but because of America's involvement in the war and the British Navy, by November...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Nov 30th, 7:30pm

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