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Landscape Design History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion. Landscape designs will be considered...

$655

9 sessions

Tuesday Sep 19th, 6:15pm

(248)

Labels, Categories & Names: Anthropology of People

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Labels, Categories & Names: Anthropology of People "Out of Place" We are in a global political moment in which the need for interrogating the labels, categories, and names in our midst is particularly acute. Anthropology is a discipline with a long history of critically and publicly engaging with the limiting and often harmful use of particular...

$765

16 sessions

Wednesday Aug 30th, 4pm

(14)

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Assia Djebar: Fiction, Feminism, and Anti-Nationalism

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

When she died in February 2015, Assia Djebar–novelist, translator, and filmmaker–left behind a all the richness of her artistic invention: languages of adventurous sensory exploration, loss, longing, exile, feminist experiment, and political resistance.  Despite her virtuosic range, she appeared in Algerian President Bouteflika’s remembrance...

$315

4 sessions

Saturday Sep 16th, 2pm

(6)

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

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

(23)

The Movement for Black Lives Now

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

(23)

The Human Experience Seen Through Documentaries

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Documentaries are living stories, and “the viewer is the participant,” wrote the great director Roberto Rossellini. In their immediacy, documentaries align with the original mission of the New School, enabling us to engage with the critical issues of our times: human rights, race and gender, poverty, climate change, food and waste, animal extinction,...

$715

16 sessions

Tuesday Aug 29th, 12pm

(14)

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

(168)

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

(49)

Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy

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

This course is a historical approach to the mathematics of infinity, with a focus on conceptual and philosophical questions.  We will begin with the ancient Greeks’ discovery of irrational numbers and discussions of Zeno’s paradoxes, then jump forward to the development of the “infinitesimal” calculus in the late 17th century (by Newton...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Oct 19th, 6:30pm

(6)

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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

(49)

Human Rights After Hitler

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

From the 1940s until a recent lobbying effort by author Dan Plesch, the United Nations War Crimes Commission’s files were kept out of public view. What has now been uncovered are thousands of forgotten US and Allied war crimes prosecutions against Hitler and other Axis war criminals based on a popular movement for justice that stretched from Poland...

Friday Sep 15th, 12pm

(202)

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

(49)

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

(142)

Behind the Scenes Tour of New York at Its Core

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

Five years in the making, New York at Its Core is the first-ever museum exhibition to comprehensively interpret and present New York City’s sweeping 400-year history. Join Wendy Evans Joseph, the architect and exhibition designer who conceived the look and feel of the show, for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibition's three...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 6:30pm

(23)

Altered States: Augmented Reality (AR) and the Politics

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

Whose stories dominate urban memory? Who is “allowed” to participate in the process of placemaking? How do we construct alternative modes of engaging with a public space? Locative media, or location-aware interactive environments or technologies, include everything from mobile games to responsive installations to maps that use geospatial data....

$40

2 sessions

Sunday Oct 15th, 1pm

(118)
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