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Natural Perfume Blending Part One

at Herbal Alchemy Apothecary - Park Slope
438 Ninth Street #2, Brooklyn, New York 11225

In this sensory workshop, we will examine the artisanal art of natural perfumery. Students will gain a basic understanding of the sense of smell, the history of perfume, the advent of synthetic ingredients and the return to naturals. Perfume ingredients and formulation will be explored and each participant will leave with two bottles of their own bespoke...

Saturday Mar 18th, 1pm

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Tripping the Light Fantastic: Drugs, Art and Religious

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

Tripping the Light Fantastic: Drugs, Art and Religious Experience Throughout human history people have experienced moments of non-ordinary reality through various means. Sex is a ritualistic act that induces altered states, perhaps the prototypical religious ritual. Certain mushrooms have evolved to induce a very similar experience in mammals. There...

Friday Mar 3rd, 7pm

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Law & Disorder

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

Defense attorney Ronald Kuby and former prisoner, now paralegal Shabaka Shakur discuss Shakur’s wrongful murder conviction and 27-year imprisonment – and interrogate a flawed justice system. Only in New York is a new conversation series in which New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir brings together...

Wednesday Apr 12th, 6:30pm

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Prep School

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...

$330

7 sessions

Saturday Mar 4th, 2:30pm

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Things Fall Apart: Post-Colonialism and the Novel

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

The novel is often regarded as the pre-eminent literary product of 19th century European bourgeois society: an imaginative space in which individuals forge new possibilities and chart their fate in a world that, in Georg Lukacs’ words, has been abandoned by God. Like other cultural products, the novel traveled to other geographies via the wings of...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Mar 7th, 6:30pm

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Academic Vocabulary

at Baruch College - CAPS

This course is designed for those preparing for university, graduate school, and standardized exams, such as the iBT TOEFL and GMAT.  In this course, students learn new academic vocabulary related to business, economics, psychology, the US education system, science, history, and more. Practice exercises are challenging and interactive, providing...

$714

21 sessions

Tuesday Apr 4th, 11:30am

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Capitalism in Western Thought

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill
275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

This course will delve into this body of literature by considering the idea of capitalism and the intellectual debates that have accompanied its historical development in the West. Reading from Smith, Rousseau, De Tocqueville, Hegel, Marx, Weber, Keynes, Polanyi, Schumpeter and others, we will survey the views of its leading proponents and critics....

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Mar 8th, 6:30pm

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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 Mar 12th, 4:30pm

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Making It Here

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

Julissa Arce, an undocumented immigrant who became a Wall Street executive talks about opportunity, struggle, and success with AJ Gogia, the "taxi guru" of Little India, Queens. Only in New York is a new conversation series in which New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir brings together two New Yorkers from different...

Wednesday May 10th, 6:30pm

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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 common...

Saturday May 20th, 10:30am

(195)

Blurring the Lines: Drawing, Installation and Site

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Create a project in painting and mixed media while being introduced to the history of abstract art. Experiment with various methods, materials, and approaches to art-making. Learn to solve problems creatively and to move forward with production.  Together we will find a starting point to produce a body of work arising from your individual...

$340

8 sessions

Wednesday Apr 5th, 4pm

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Introduction to Freud

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Greenpoint
126 Franklin St, Brooklyn, New York 11222

In the late nineteenth century, Sigmund Freud discovered psychoanalysis in his attempts to treat hysteria — the enigmatic illness known to the Western mind for over 2,000 years. By insisting that bodily symptoms represented unconscious conflict, the Freudian revolution destabilized longstanding social and philosophical biases that privileged consciousness,...

$315

5 sessions

Sunday Mar 5th, 5pm

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Perfect Peonies

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

Choosing the right spot to plant your peonies is key to growing large, sumptuous blooms with little to no maintenance. Discover top tips and tricks about planting, cultivating, and propagating this summertime showstopper from Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Garden, a six-acre garden known affectionately as Peony Heaven. After hearing tales of the cultivation...

Tuesday May 2nd, 10am

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Rupture and Renewal in the Post-Colonial Novel

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Things Fall Apart: Rupture and Renewal in the Post-Colonial Novel The novel is often regarded as the pre-eminent literary product of 19th century European bourgeois society: an imaginative space in which individuals forge new possibilities and chart their fate in a world that, in Georg Lukacs’ words, has been abandoned by God. Like other cultural...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Mar 7th, 6:30pm

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Life in the Anthropocene

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

On the eve of the millennium, earth scientists Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer coined the term “the Anthropocene” – the time of humans – to name our current age, reflecting apocalyptic anxieties that nothing on planet Earth seems to be beyond the reach of human industry and interference.  In the nearly two decades since, the Anthropocene...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Mar 8th, 6:30pm

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