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A Farewell to Ice

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Following the hottest summer on record, there is now the probability that within a few years the North Pole will be ice-free for the first time in 10,000 years, entering what some call the ""Artic death spiral.” Professor Peter Wadhams has completed 50 trips to the world's poles and has been studying ice first-hand since 1970. His new book, ...

Tuesday Sep 26th, 12pm

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On the Front Lines of Reproductive Rights

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

As the first African American (and the first woman) to lead the Planned Parenthood Federation of America since Margaret Sanger founded the organization, Faye Wattleton has played a crucial role in defining our national debate over sex education, contraception, and abortion. In the second program in our series Who Controls Women’s Health?:...

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Wednesday Sep 13th, 6:30pm

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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...

$240

4 sessions

Tuesday Oct 17th, 6pm

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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

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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

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A Wilder World

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

A Wilder World: The Plants and Places that Inspired Laura Ingalls Wilder Marta McDowell in conversation with Thomas Rainer The inspiration for Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books was born from a life lived in partnership with the land, on homesteads she and her family settled across the Midwest. Through her writing and her deep connection...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 11am

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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 12th, 9am

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Mimosa Sail on Schooner America 2.0

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea
12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Key Points about this activity: 2 Hours Aboard America 2.0 - a modern tribute to the first boat that won the America's Cup in 1851 Sails past World One, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty Includes 3 complimentary rounds of mimosas, beer, wine, Champagne, soda or bottled water Ok to bring a light brunch or picnic of your own aboard...

Sunday Aug 27th, 1pm

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Mimosa Sail on Schooner America 2.0 (Ages 3-14)

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea
12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Key Points about this activity: 2 Hours Aboard America 2.0 - a modern tribute to the first boat that won the America's Cup in 1851 Sails past World One, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty Includes 3 complimentary rounds of mimosas, beer, wine, Champagne, soda or bottled water Ok to bring a light brunch or picnic of your own aboard...

Sunday Aug 27th, 1pm

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Herbal Saturday: All Three Sections

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

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Introduction to Trauma

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side
178 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002

The rhetoric of trauma has saturated the medical, academic and political spheres in the past two decades, exemplified by the rapid rise of interdisciplinary trauma studies. In contemporary parlance, trauma is qualified as being acute, collective, complex, vicarious and intergenerational, and is implicated in clinical and political concerns ranging...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Sep 13th, 6:30pm

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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 Sep 17th, 11am

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The Ends of the World

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered and pelted by asteroids. As new groundbreaking research suggests, climate change has played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in our...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 12pm

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The Way of the Luminous Warrior

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

According to the prophecies of the Maya, the Hopi, and the Inka, we’re at a turning point in human history: We are going to take a quantum leap into what we are becoming, moving from Homo sapiens to Homo luminous—that is, beings with the ability to perceive the vibration and light that make up the physical world at a much higher level. The ancient...

$190

2 sessions

Friday Oct 13th, 7pm

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Essential Oils + Pregnancy: For Doulas and New Moms

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

A day long intensive exploring what essential oils are best for pregnancy and new motherhood. We will study and discuss safe practices, powerful and effective applications as well as recommendations best for newborns and infants. Get confident is knowing what essential oils to use and how to use them! Learn some simple recipes to incorporate into...

Monday Oct 16th, 10am

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