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Gifts of the Sun: The Cuisine of the Aztecs

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

When the first Spanish conquerors arrived in present-day Mexico in the 16th century, they were astounded by what they found. The cultural achievements of the native peoples of Mesoamerica rivaled anything back in Europe: there was great architecture, great literature, and yes, great food. Despite lacking large domestic animals, the Aztecs...

Monday Jun 4th, 6:30pm

The Candela Allure

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Rosario Candela played a major role in shaping the architectural legacy of 20th-century New York. Today, his buildings rank among the most prized in the city, almost a century after they were built. What gives Candela's designs such an enduring appeal?  Museum curator Donald Albrecht leads a conversation on the history, design and marketability...

Thursday Jun 7th, 6:30pm

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Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

How do numbers relate to the world? What insights can we derive from data? How do we separate signal from noise? This course is an introduction to statistical thinking and its applications to data analysis at a level accessible to a broad audience with no prior statistical background.  We’ll learn and make intuitive the fundamental methods...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Jun 5th, 6:30pm

Judith Butler: Gender, Sex, and Death

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Gender Trouble (1990) thrust Judith Butler into academic and public stardom. Her revolutionary work on gender constitution and performativity overturned normative concepts of identity, embodiment, and intersubjectivity. Pioneering the field of queer theory, Butler’s work has also shaped contemporary political philosophy, ethics, and feminism through...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Jun 5th, 6:30pm

God or Nature: Spinoza’s Ethics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Park Slope
65 4th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In the Latin edition of Baruch Spinoza’s magnum opus, the Ethics, he writes, “That eternal and infinite being we call God, or Nature, acts from the same necessity from which he exists.” This formula – Deus sive Natura, God or Nature – is the cornerstone of a radical new philosophy that Spinoza fashioned in the wake of Descartes’...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jun 4th, 6:30pm

Key Topics in American History: The '20s to the '70s

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

American history buff and raconteur Doug Brin gives six colorful lectures on six remarkable decades, taking us behind key events and putting key events into historical perspective to show how we got where we are today. Jun 6 – The Roaring '20s: A wild and wooly decade of heroes, prohibition and questionable leaders. Silent cal, silent movies, in...

$160

6 sessions

Wednesday Jun 6th, 1:30pm

Radical Routes Tour: Harlem's Women Activists

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Harlem has long served as an epicenter of social activism.  Join us for a multi-media bus tour to experience the street corners, buildings, and institutions of the neighborhood through the eyes of the women that spurred social and cultural change. This journey will delve into the drama of the neighborhood’s history of agitation, considering...

Saturday Jun 9th, 10:30am

DASA: Dignity for All Students

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

This 6-hour class is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification and licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The course addresses the social patterns toward an understanding how climate and culture affect these behaviors. Participants...

Saturday Jun 16th, 9am

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McCarthyism: Politics and Paranoia

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Senator Joseph McCarthy’s name has been enshrined in the American lexicon to symbolize a style of paranoia and fear that goes far beyond his original red-baiting. Just as the path to McCarthyism was in fact paved decades earlier—as conservative factions deployed both ideological and state violence in their early fights against organized labor—this...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Jun 6th, 6:30pm

Georgia O'Keeffe: A Creative Life

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

An Evening with Roxana Robinson and Linda M. Grasso Two expert authors discuss O'Keeffe's coming of age in modernist America and her identity as an independent artist and trailblazing feminist.  These presentations followed by lively conversation will examine O'Keeffe's intense personal relationships, explore how the struggle to balance love...

Wednesday Jun 13th, 6:30pm

History Series:1949-A Year of Change for America & Asia

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

In 1949 Mao won the civil war in China and would set up his new revolutionary government in Beijing, laying the foundation for the creation of modern Red China. Chiang Kai-Shek would flee to the island of Taiwan (Republic of China). These two events transformed American foreign policy, leading to the friction with communist China, a United States...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Jun 14th, 7:30pm

The History of Scotch Whisky

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

In this class you will be able discover and explore the history of the most popular spirit in the world. Whisky is the national drink of Scotland, and the most popular spirit in the world: it is a multi-billion dollar industry employing thousands globally and one of the UK’s leading exports. Yet, it is more, much more than this; it’s a story...

Thursday Jun 14th, 6:30pm

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Professional Wrestling: From the Dominance of the WWE

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

Professional Wrestling: From the Dominance of the WWE to the Rise of the Indies and International Markets Andre the Giant. Randy Savage. Roddy Piper. The Rock. Undertaker. Stone Cold Steve Austin. AJ Styles and now Kenny Omega. These are household names from the world of Sports Entertainment. From the golden age of the 1980's, the Monday Night Wars...

Thursday Jul 5th, 8:30pm

Chancellor’s Day: New York Changemakers

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

From J.P. Morgan to Jay-Z, Florence Mills to Gloria Steinem, explore how famous faces and everyday New Yorkers have had an impact on our daily lives, and how we can each be changemakers in the future.  In this full-day workshop for educators, discover the Museum’s ongoing and special exhibitions through guided tours, delve into online resources,...

Thursday Jun 7th, 9am

Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art

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

Full Course Name:  The Pope DOES Wear a Funny Hat: Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art Ever wondered why the Pope wears a hat shaped like a fish, or why baby Jesus is depicted squeezing a tiny bird to death? Now is your chance to find out! Learn about the history behind well known symbols in western Medieval and Renaissance art. Impress...

Wednesday Jun 27th, 8:30pm

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