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Herbal Saturday: Intro to Herbal Medicine

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

Are you interested in bringing the natural benefits of herbs and herbal remedies into your life? Discover the differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy, the three major branches of herbalism, and the fascinating history of herbal medicine.  Learn how to choose and store herbs, how to properly take herbal medicines, and how to use several...


Saturday Oct 21st, 10:30am

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...

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Walking Tour of Washington Heights

at Pratt Institute - West Village
144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

This "outdoor classroom" is intended as a sequel to the West Harlem Walking Tour and offers an exciting opportunity to learn and appraise building techniques from the 1780s to present for architects, engineers, and urban planners, as well as real estate professionals and history enthusiasts.  The course reflects on how Washington Heights was...

Thursday Oct 19th, 9am

Healing Spirits: The Botany of Aperitifs and Digestifs

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

The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of plant material, for their unique flavor profiles and for their medicinal properties. As you taste...

Saturday Oct 28th, 2pm

Intro to Capoeira

at RB Capoeira Brooklyn - Park Slope
316 7th St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable & give you the proper foundation for entering our ongoing classes. The Intro to Capoeira Series will introduce you to the art of Capoeira: an exciting and original workout that come from the unlikely combination of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music. Capoeira is not only a form of exercise, it is...


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Thursday Oct 19th, 6:30pm

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City Tour: Alto y Bajo Manhattan

at LovelyUSA - Chelsea
401 7th Ave, New York, New York 10001

Manhattan is only 1 of the 5 districts of New York, but it houses many treasures that are worth knowing. During the High and Low (Alto y Bajo) Manhattan tour we will travel the Big Apple for 4 hours, first to the Uptown and later to the Downtown. We walk through downtown avenues by an expert guide that reveals all the secrets and history of the city....

Friday Oct 20th, 8am

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Herbal Saturday: All Three Section

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

Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Spend a day with herbal experts and learn how plants can be used for medicine, aroma, and refreshment. 10:30 am--12 pm, Intro to Herbal Medicine Are you interested in bringing the natural benefits of herbs and herbal remedies into your life? Discover the differences between herbal medicine...


Saturday Oct 21st, 10:30am

Intro to Aquaponics

at Oko Farms - Williamsburg
104 Moore St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Have fun getting your hands dirty at NYC's only outdoor aquaponics farm and education center located in Brooklyn, NY. Learn how to grow vegetables, and freshwater fish in a recirculating eco-system. This workshop will be led by our farm manager who has a near decade experience as both a farmer and educator.  In this 3 hour...

Saturday Oct 21st, 10am

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...

Wednesday Oct 25th, 11:15am

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Distillery Tour & Tasting

at The Noble Experiment - Williamsburg
23 Meadow St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Sample delicious small-batch rums and more on an all-access tour of a grain-to-glass Brooklyn distillery. Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour to see how the distillery operates and makes such strong spirits. What You Will Do Go behind the scenes of a small-batch rum distillery for an inside look into the day-to-day operations Explore the...

Saturday Nov 4th, 2:30pm

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Japanese Maple Bonsai Workshop

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

Bonsai artists often use Japanese maples because they are vigorous growers, thrive in all four seasons, and are cold hardy. Learn about the history of bonsai, basic training techniques, and maintenance.  Create your own Japanese maple bonsai with expert guidance from John Capobianco. Please bring sturdy wooden chopsticks, good pruning shears,...

Sunday Nov 19th, 10am

Fencing for Adult Beginners

at Brooklyn Fencing Center - Gowanus
600 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Fencing is a unique sport, rich in history, that offers something for everyone! It challenges you mentally and physically in a way that few pastimes can. Tired of those boring stretches on the treadmill? Try fencing! It's a great workout that challenges your mind, too. And yes, adults can compete: there are even specific divisions for fencers 40-plus,...

Wednesday Oct 18th, 7:30pm

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New York: City of the Dead

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

New York City is dense with the dead. From the sprawling acres of Green-Wood in Brooklyn and Woodlawn in the Bronx, to the hidden urban corners of the New York Marble Cemetery in the East Village and Trinity Church Cemetery on Wall Street, the eternal New Yorkers are a silent, but considerable, population. But much more than just places of morbid...

Thursday Nov 9th, 8:30pm

Faith in the Five Boroughs

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

Next in our Only in New York series, host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Pastor Kenneth Hart, the self-proclaimed, young "Hood Pastor" of an unorthodox new church in Harlem, and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world's largest LGBT synagogue.  Reception to follow with beer courtesy...

Tuesday Nov 14th, 7pm

LES / East Village Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - East Village
Meets in East Village / Lower East Side Meeting place to be provided thru email, New York, New York 10003

Explore the pizza-dense East Village and Lower East Side as you hit three unique pizzerias on this 2.5 hour tour. You’ll see century-old brick ovens and classic slice joints that will fill your belly with deliciousness and your mind with pizza knowledge. New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why...