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Psychedelic Mushrooms

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. Food journalist and former president of the New York Mycological Society, Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia, will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, their cultural history, and contemporary use and regulation in the U.S., as well as the efforts underway to decriminalize...

Thursday Dec 5th, 11am - 12:30pm

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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...

Sunday Oct 27th, 4:30pm - 7pm

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Cordyceps Cultivation & the Weird World of Mushrooms

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 140 32nd St Ste 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

In this workshop, participants will get an introduction to mycology, with emphasis on cultivating the bizarre, macabre mushrooms Cordyceps militaris. Topics will include the evolutionary history, life cycle, cultivation, molecular mycology and more! We will discuss low-tech and high-tech methods for cultivating mushrooms, followed by hands-on learning...

Saturday Nov 9th, 10am - 3pm

  (2 sessions)
$200

2 sessions

Masters of Social Gastronomy: Terrifying Food Stories

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Masters of Social Gastronomy: The World’s Most Terrifying Food Stories Each month, Masters of Social Gastronomy takes on a curious food topic and breaks down the history and science behind it. This month, we’ll embrace the Halloween spirit by exploring some of the world’s scariest foods. Sarah will explore the fascinating connection between...

Monday Oct 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Popular Science Presents: The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week The Weirdest Thing I Learn This Week can get plenty spooky any Wednesday of the year: Popular Science's hit podcast has featured tales of murderous taxidermy art, fatal insomnia, and the time people tried to turn George Washington into a zombie (yes, really). Can you imagine a better...

Thursday Oct 31st, 6:30pm - 8:20pm

Astoria: Taste of the World

at 92nd Street Y - Manhattan Class is happening Offsite
Exact location/meeting place will be, New York, New York 00000

Travel around the world as we taste our way along some of the most diverse streets of NYC. Named for one of the richest men in New York’s history, Astoria is a living monument to its immigrant population past and present. As we visit restaurants, cafes and food shops, we will embark on an international feast spanning four continents. Tastings...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 11am - 2:30pm

Tour & Taste: Domestic and Italian Brews

at La Scuola at Eataly Flatiron - Flatiron 200 5th Ave , New York, New York 10010

Tour & Taste: Domestic and Italian Brews with Pizza Alla Pala It’s no secret that locally brewed beer is on the rise, and in New York City, there’s certainly no shortage of it! What makes Eataly special is that, while we do offer an extensive selection of domestic brews, we are also home to a large collection of authentic Italian beers that...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 12pm - 1:30pm

Biohacker Boot Camp

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

October 12, 13 & 19 Did you know that you can now get your whole genome sequenced for less than the cost of an iPhone? And that an organism with specific genes removed isn't considered a genetically modified organism (GMO)? Biotechnology touches many aspects of our lives and is changing with blinding speed. This introductory course covers the...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 2pm - 6pm

  (3 sessions)
$150

3 sessions

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 Oct 27th, 11am - 2pm

$56.97

Botanical Latin

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 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.  Required Texts: Stearn's Dictionary...

Thursday Jan 16th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$279

5 sessions

Karuna Reiki Master Certification Program

at Shamanic Fire Reiki - Midtown 56 West 45th St, New York, New York 10036

Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism and Buddhism and Zen. It is translated to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others and could also be translated as "compassionate action." When individuals experience enlightenment, they report that all beings are known as one. Therefore, it is natural to extend compassionate...

Saturday Nov 16th, 11am - 7:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$555

2 sessions

Reiki Level 1 & 2 Certification Training

at Anthesis Holistic Wellness - Flatiron 38 West 32nd St Ste 1507, New York, New York 10016

Reiki is a Japanese healing modality that aims to balance your energy field, promote relaxation and stress reduction and support the body's innate ability to heal. It is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy called "qi" flows through us and around us and keeps our physical body alive. If one's "qi" is out of balance, then he or she may...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 6pm

  (2 sessions)
$575

2 sessions

Introduction to Essential Oils

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

Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils as healing agents, has a long history of use in many cultures. These oils can have very direct effects on the physical, mental and emotional components of illness. In this class we will focus on oils derived from leaves, flowers, resins, woods and roots.  The material covered will include:  Introduction...

Thursday Jan 9th, 6pm - 7:45pm

  (3 sessions)
$125

3 sessions

Five Plants that Changed the World

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

Yams, pteridophytic ferns, cinchona trees, potatoes, and the American Southern Live Oak have each played a pivotal role in human history, helping to save the world from dire illness and send humans to the moon. Embark on a historical odyssey that uncovers the botany behind how ferns form the foundation for petrochemicals, why tree bark helps slow the...

Wednesday Feb 26th, 10am - 1pm

Organic Gardening Basics

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Explore the philosophy and history of the organic method, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. This course will cover a broad number of topics including how to build and maintain soil health, encourage biodiversity, use resources such as water and energy responsibly, and avoid using chemicals....

Wednesday Mar 4th, 11am - 1:40pm

  (3 sessions)
$255

3 sessions

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