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Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights
1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Get your hands dirty in this workshop as you learn the art of kokedama, the cultivation of a plant encased in a hanging ball of moss. After a brief discussion on the history of kokedama and a hands-on demo by the instructor, you will pick a houseplant to repot in a moss ball and spend the rest of the workshop perfecting your craft. Everyone will make...

Sunday Mar 19th, 2pm


Esoteric Quest Open House

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

Esoteric Quest Open House: An Esoteric Quest in the Western Isles The Open Center’s Esoteric Quest conferences have now run for over 21 years and are some of the world’s leading events on the Western spiritual paths. We invite you to join us for an informative and engaging evening in which we will briefly review the remarkable history of the Quests...


Friday Mar 3rd, 7:30pm


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Zoning Analysis and Land Use in NYC

at Baruch College - CAPS

This course reviews the history of zoning regulations, and how they impact NYC today.  Issues of particular concern to the various communities will be discussed, including land use regulations, building requirements, and preservation. Green building technology and taxes will also be examined. Note: Classroom location listings are also posted...


4 sessions

Monday Mar 13th, 6pm


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From Grain to Grape : A Whiskey and Wine Tour

at Kings County Distillery - Navy Yard
299 Sands St, Bldg 121, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Join Kings County Distillery and Rooftop Reds for an afternoon tour of these groundbreaking New York City facilities. Kings County Distillery, one of the most acclaimed craft spirits producers in the nation, carries on the often -overlooked tradition of New York City whiskey distilling in it's stunning location inside the historic paymaster building...

Sunday Mar 5th, 2:30pm

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Preserving the Mighty Oak

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

Oaks form the arboreal framework of the forests, parks, and gardens of the Northeast. They provide shade, valuable timber, and food for an astonishing variety of wildlife ranging from black bears to the larvae of Horace's Duskywing butterflies. Unfortunately, environmental change and an increasing number of introduced pests and diseases are threatening...


Friday Mar 10th, 8:30am


Terrariums Workshop

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

Explore the fascinating history and different styles of terrariums, from Wardian cases to modern vivariums and paludariums. View samples for inspiration and then make your own. Please bring a one-gallon, clear-glass vessel with an opening large enough to get your hand through. Wide-bottomed vessels such as fish bowls tend to work best. Please also...

Tuesday Mar 21st, 6pm


The Immigrant Experience Tour of the Lower East Side

at SusanSez NYC Walkabouts - Lower East Side
Essex St & East Broadway Strauss Square (exact loc upon reg), New York, New York 10002

Learn about the neighborhood's rich immigrant history and taste the food that makes it famous! Experience the excitement of this quintessentially New York neighborhood while imagining the streets full of the pushcarts that once dominated everyday life. Explore the international food and learn some interesting American history with native New Yorker...


Sunday Mar 19th, 11am

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Botanical Latin I

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

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...


5 sessions

Monday Mar 13th, 6:15pm


Kings County Distillery and Big Onion Tours

at Kings County Distillery - Navy Yard
299 Sands St, Bldg 121, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Kings County Distillery and Big Onion Tours present :The “Brooklyn Distilled” Walking Tour This outing explores the deep impact of distilling and brewing on the history of Brooklyn, the historic liquor-making capital of New York City. Our walk through Vinegar Hill is part of a collaboration with the Kings County Distillery — Brooklyn’s oldest...

Saturday Mar 4th, 1pm

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Reiki 1

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

Reiki is simple. It is the awakening of our awareness to do what is simply within us from the beginning. Students will learn practical ways of incorporating and integrating the Reiki System into your life.  Course includes: Daily self-care treatment 4 initiating attunements (Reiju) History of the Reiki System Reiki Precepts Spiritual healing...


2 sessions

Saturday Mar 25th, 9:30am


Original Crosstown Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - NoLita
Near corner of Spring & Mulberry Streets Meeting area to be provided thru email, New York, New York 10013

Walk the path of New York pizza history on the streets of Little Italy and Greenwich Village where it all began. We’ll hit three pizzerias in 3 hours, walking about a mile through some great downtown neighborhoods! New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why as you trace both 19th-century Italian...

Thursday Mar 9th, 11:15am

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Astrology 101: Introduction to Planetary Language

at Sixth Street Community Center - East Village
638 E 6th St, New York, New York 10009

This class will give the fundamental language around astrology and the planets. In this workshop we will go over: A brief history of astrology and the intersection of astronomy and astrology The 13th sign The planets (practical summary through myth, symbol and sign) 

Monday Apr 24th, 7pm


This Just In: Latest Discoveries and a Tour

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

This Just In: Latest Discoveries and a Tour of the Solar System Come join Michael Hamburg of the education department at Museum of Natural History (and colleague of Neil de Grasse Tyson), for an informative trip through our solar system. We will be visiting the major and minor bodies that revolve around our star – the Sun. Learn about how the Sun,...

Friday Mar 17th, 7pm


Seven Herbs of Love

at Remedies Herb Shop - Carroll Gardens
132 4th Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Seven is a powerful number – a number representative of all of the seven classical planets and therefore speaking of the entirety of the cosmos. But it is also one of the main numbers attributed to Venus and to Love. In this talk, Dr Alexander Cummins – an historian, poet, and diviner – will lead us on an exploration of seven different herbs...

Wednesday Mar 8th, 7pm


Threshold:Biodiversity,Climate & Humanity at Crossroads

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

Humanity has reached a crossroads in the effort to combat climate change and protect biodiversity. As Earth's temperature rises closer to the danger limit set forth by scientists and world leaders in the Paris Agreement, so does the risk of a range of truly catastrophic events, including extreme weather, rising sea levels, and mass extinctions. How...


Thursday Mar 9th, 10am