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Free Intro: Applications and Uses of Essential Oils

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

Complete Name: FREE INTRO: Applications and Uses of Essential Oils: For Healing Body, Mind & Spirit A separate paid course will cover the following topics: Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils as healing agents, has a long history in many cultures. This class will provide an overview of the basics of aromatherapy and introduce us to a...

Free

Thursday Nov 16th, 6pm

Rodin at the MET

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Central Park
1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

Auguste Rodin was initially rejected from the École de Beaux-Arts, which turned out to be a great thing for art history. This enabled him to think outside the box and generate new types of artistic expression.  To celebrate the centennial of Rodin’s death, the MET has brought all of its Rodin holdings together in an illuminating exhibition....

Friday Nov 17th, 6:30pm

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Know Your Rights? Know Your Rights!

at Think Olio - Midtown
51 W 52nd St, New York, New York 10019

Our legal system is not infallible. The law has protected the institution of slavery. It has inhibited equal rights. It has perpetuated ignorance, intolerance, and wrongful imprisonment. Justice, despite the popular cliché, is far from blind. But the law has also been a powerful ally to the forces of liberty and equality. It cast off the shackles...

$50

4 sessions

Tuesday Nov 7th, 7pm

Hydrosols: Therapeutic Waters Of Plant Medicine

at NY Institute of Aromatherapy - East Village
530 E 13th St, New York, New York 10009

Steam distilling aromatic plant material gives us two gifts: essential oils and hydrosols. Hydrosols are the forever changed waters created through the distillation process. You may have heard of and already use rose water or orange blossom water—hydrosols have been used for centuries for their gentle therapy. Hydrosols can be made from aromatic...

Wednesday Nov 8th, 6:30pm

Applications and Uses of Essential Oils

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

Complete name : Applications and Uses of Essential Oils: For Healing Body, Mind and Spirit Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils as healing agents, has a long history in many cultures. This class will provide an overview of the basics of aromatherapy and introduce us to a wide range of aromatherapeutic techniques we can put to use in many aspects...

$110

3 sessions

Thursday Nov 30th, 6pm

The Medicinal Uses of Essential Oils

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

This weekend with leading aromatherapist David Crow, one of the world’s foremost experts in botanical medicine and Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems, will offer an in-depth training in the therapeutic uses of essential oils and the principles and practice of Aromatherapy. This workshop can be of great benefit to all levels of aromatherapists,...

$335

3 sessions

Friday Nov 3rd, 6:30pm

Public & Private:Twin Poles of Landscape Architecture

at New York Botanical Garden - Murray Hill
58 Park Ave, New York, New York 10016

Renowned landscape architect Laurie Olin, AFLA, creates elegant environments that can seamlessly accommodate heavy human and vehicular traffic, while providing beautiful, restful spaces from which to watch the world go by. Here in New York City, we experience the transformative nature of his work when we stride through Columbus Circle or linger in...

Monday Nov 6th, 6:30pm

Heidegger: Truth, Technology, and Poetry

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

Sometime in the early 1930’s, Heidegger’s thought is supposed to have undergone a change. His philosophical project shifted from the “fundamental ontology” of his early work Being and Time—foundational to the development of wartime and post-war “existentialism”—to what he would come to describe as Seinsgeschichte—a “history...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Nov 20th, 6:30pm

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”...

$56.97

Sunday Nov 12th, 11am

The Wild Garden

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

A rebuke to the rigidly patterned bright flower beds of formal Victorian garden design, William Robinson's 1870 revolutionary manifesto, The Wild Garden, championed herbaceous borders, untidy edges, and naturalistic drifts of hardy perennial plants, permanently changing garden history.  Examine the design principles advocated by Robinson,...

$149

2 sessions

Friday Feb 2nd, 10am

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Botanical Art From the Renaissance Forward

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

Delve into botanical art history with NYBG's Stephen Sinon, Head of Special Collections, Research and Archives, as your expert guide. Explore the evolution of the art form, from Renaissance-era woodcuts through works by contemporary artists.  We'll examine gloriously illuminated 16th-century manuscripts and botanical paintings from the Age of...

$265

2 sessions

Friday Feb 9th, 10am

Free Intro: The Power of Plant Medicine

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

Plant medicine predates written human history as an approach to healing using herbs and foods to prevent and assist in the healing of various health conditions. In this class, we will look at medicinal properties of common herbs, foods, and medicinal mushrooms used for centuries to enhance the immune system, relieve allergies, address chronic health...

Free

Wednesday Jan 10th, 8pm

Awakening From the Daydream – Understanding Karma

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

According to the shockingly up-to-date Buddhist painting The Wheel of Life, we are trapped in a daydream world—a Walter Mitty-like projected reality of six different realms, which we cycle through repeatedly, based on our current habits and personal history.  This painting, a kind of ancient PowerPoint presentation, describes the process...

Friday Dec 15th, 7pm

Busted! Drugs and the City

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

Join Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir as she sits down with Lucy Lang, Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan’s District Attorney’s Office to discuss countering New York City's illicit drug trade and the ever-evolving scourge of narcotics.  Reception to follow with beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.  Only in...

Wednesday Jan 17th, 7pm

The Power of Plant Medicine

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

The Power of Plant Medicine: Strengthening the Immune System and Boosting Vitality Plant medicine predates written human history as an approach to healing using herbs and foods to prevent and assist in the healing of various health conditions. In this class, we will look at medicinal properties of common herbs, foods, and medicinal mushrooms used...

$115

3 sessions

Wednesday Jan 17th, 8pm

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