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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Video Games

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

You'll learn all about the amazing history of videogames. You'll hear the story of Tennis for Two, the first videogame, which was created on Long Island at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Highlights include how the Manhattan-headquartered Rockstar Games, the makers of Grand Theft Auto, became one of the world's most important game creators. You'll...


2 sessions

Tuesday Aug 1st, 7pm


The Evolution of a Neighborhood Tour of the East

at SusanSez NYC Walkabouts - East Village
St Marks Pl & 2nd Ave 39 St Mark Inc., New York, New York 10003

NYC neighborhoods are always evolving - it's part of what makes the city so fascinating. Manhattan's East Village is a perfect example of this evolution; from German, Irish immigrant communities, to wealthy landowners, to trend-setting hipsters. Experience the diversity in history, culture, and of course cuisine!  From Peter Stuveysant’s “bouwerie”...


Sunday Jul 9th, 11am

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Prep School A

at School for the Dogs - East Village
155 E 2nd St, New York, New York 10009

Teach your dog several basic behaviors essential to surviving in NYC and gain training skills that will help you both outside of the classroom! In this urban-focused version of our basic manners class, you’ll learn how to improve your dog’s behavior around the home and on busy New York City streets. This class focuses on building skills learned...


7 sessions

Friday Jul 14th, 6:30pm

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Oasis for Food, Fashion and Architecture

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

Madison Square Garden and Flatiron: Oasis for Food, Fashion and Architecture Discover the Flatiron, America’s first neighborhood for fun and fashion going back 150 years and now blooming with high-end hotels, restaurants, clothing-stores and food shops. Experience how everything old is new again as our expert on the history of garments, skyscrapers...

Saturday Jul 15th, 11am


AIANY Industrial Waterway Tour to Freshkills Park

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea
12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Cruise on the vibrant waterways of the Kill Van Kull and the Arthur Kill and into the heart of Freshkills Park in Staten Island on one of our luxury yachts. The AIANY & Freshkills Park planners host this special Classic Harbor Line tour; the only public water tour into the Freshkills waterway. Officially closed in 2001, Freshkills Park is the...

Sunday Jul 23rd, 10:15am

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Botanical Latin I

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

Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar and pronunciation, and learn the history of the binomial system in use today. After this engaging class you will be well prepared...


4 sessions

Tuesday Sep 12th, 10:30am


Hand-dyeing – Basic Shibori Techniques

at Divine NY & Co. - Murray Hill
5 Tudor City Pl, New York, New York 10017

In this workshop, we’ll work with indigo dye and learn basic shibori techniques to create patterns and dye fabric. Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding and manipulating the fabric before submerging it in a dyeing it in indigo dye. Bring a white t-shirt or blank home accessory item that you would like to dye. We’ll spend...

Sunday Aug 6th, 12pm


On the Front Lines of Reproductive Rights

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

As the first African American (and the first woman) to lead the Planned Parenthood Federation of America since Margaret Sanger founded the organization, Faye Wattleton has played a crucial role in defining our national debate over sex education, contraception, and abortion. In the second program in our series Who Controls Women’s Health?:...


Wednesday Sep 13th, 6:30pm


The Sumerians: History's Innovators

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

This class seeks to shed some long-overdue light on these people whose legacy we are still surrounded by. Together, we will follow the Sumerians as they climb the heights of achievement in art, literature and government, from their mysterious origins around 3500 BCE to their disappearance circa 1200 BCE. We’ll hear Sumerian poetry and music, see...

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On Decadence

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

Decadence has played a vital role in modern narratives of culture, history, and political economy, in part because narratives of progress, revitalization, and renovation often summon up the specters of entropy and degeneration. On one hand, decadence can indicate a sense of historical or cultural loss in the face of swift-moving technological progress....


4 sessions

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More than a Hipster Touchstone

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

More than a Hipster Touchstone:  Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" When the skies crack open and Jehovah appears -- angry that we have destroyed the planet, waged war on one another, and supported Adam Sandler movies -- I will brave the storm and the screaming and climb the mount with a copy of Neutral Milk Hotel's seminal 1998...

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The Poisonous Prohibition

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

The Wartime Prohibition Act took effect June 30, 1919. In their desperation to obtain booze, locals turned to homemade forms of liquor, which to unsuspecting victims, were often poisonous, and sometimes fatal.  At this lecture, we’ll examine some of these poisons and the New York City victims they harmed and killed. You can also celebrate the...

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Learn About Engage

at Art Studios @ JCC in Manhattan - Upper West Side
334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023

Learn more about Engage and choose a volunteer project at these free monthly information sessions. Light refreshments will be served.

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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...

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Great Planned Cities

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

Planned cities date back centuries and require much time, effort, power and capital. Why build a planned city? How are planned cities created? What makes a planned city different? What makes a planned city better? Which are the best planned cities? Find out in this course (soon to be a TV series).


3 sessions

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