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Chancellor’s Day: New York at Its Core

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

Complete Course Name: Chancellor’s Day: New York at Its Core: Water Ways From pre-colonial times to today, water has shaped the city’s history. In this full day of programming for educators, learn how water has impacted the city’s growth through a variety of lenses. This Chancellor’s Day is held in conjunction with New York at Its...

Thursday Jun 8th, 9am


I Like the Nightlife, Baby

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

Image Credit: Jeff Eason Drag performer Lady Bunny talks to pop-up club host Simonez Wolf about the city’s ever-evolving and inventive nightlife scene. 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 worlds...

Wednesday Jun 14th, 6:30pm


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The Dead Distillers Tour

at Kings County Distillery - Navy Yard
299 Sands St, Bldg 121, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Green-Wood is teaming with our friends at Kings County Distillery to delve into the past and present of distilling, Brooklyn style. The afternoon kicks off with a trolley tour of the cemetery’s permanent residents with whiskey connections, including the only casualty in the contentious Whiskey Wars of the mid-1800s. Afterward, the trolley will head...

Saturday Apr 22nd, 3:30pm


Keeping Alive the Memories of Lost Loved Ones

at New York Open Center - Midtown
Marble Collegiate Church 1 W 29th S, New York, New York 10001

Taking intentional steps to remember those of our loved ones who are no longer with us is essential to healing our grief, building our resilience, and empowering our positive action in the world. This extraordinary evening brings together three world renowned communicators: Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., creator of such seminal programs...

Monday May 1st, 7pm


Landscape Design Summer Intensive

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

In just five weeks, earn half the course hours required for the NYBG Certificate in Landscape Design. Interactive classes with top landscape architects, designers, guest lecturers, plus trips to historic sites, and the Garden's incomparable resources.this summer program gets your career on the fast track! The Classes: Landscape Design History...


28 sessions

Monday Jul 10th, 9am


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Oasis for Food, Fashion and Architecture

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

Madison Square Garden and Flatiron: Oasis for Food, Fashion and Architecture Discover the Flatiron, America’s first neighborhood for fun and fashion going back 150 years and now blooming with high-end hotels, restaurants, clothing-stores and food shops. Experience how everything old is new again as our expert on the history of garments, skyscrapers...

Saturday May 6th, 11am


Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

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

It is difficult to imagine a more ambitious or even hubristic philosophy than that of G.W.F. Hegel.  Filled with the revolutionary fervor of the turn of the 19th century, Hegel no doubt viewed himself as the messianic figure that he, along with Schelling and Hölderlin, had prophesied earlier while seminarians and roommates at the Tübinger Stift....


4 sessions

Friday Apr 7th, 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”...


Sunday May 21st, 11am

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Talkpower: Panic Clinic For Public Speaking

at Talkpower Inc. - Murray Hill
333 E 23rd St, New York, New York 10010

This program has been customized for people who avoid speaking before groups, or participating at meetings, conferences, in classrooms, etc., because of rapid heartbeat, thought-blocking, unbearable anxiety, dread, trembling, shame, panic reaction, breathing difficulty (hyperventilation), or other effects of loss of physical and mental control. You...


2 sessions

Saturday Mar 25th, 10am

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Personal Histories: Memoirs of Childhood and Youth

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

Personal Histories: Memoirs of Childhood and Youth in Modern America This class explores contemporary memoirs of childhood and youth by writers from diverse social backgrounds.

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A History of Royal Scotland

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In 1603, one of the momentous events in history occurred when the Scottish King, James VI inherited the throne of England following the death of his cousin Elizabeth. He combined his two nations and called them Great Britain – and all subsequent kings and queens of Britain are his descendants to the present day. The telling of British royal history...

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Hijacking Communication

at Think Olio - Lower East Side
16B Orchard St, New York, New York 10002

Hijacking Communication: How Visionary Artists of the 70's Imagined a Better Internet In the late 1960s and early 1970s, as the United States Department of Defense tested early forms of digital communication and technologists at Stanford experimented with personal computing implements, radical video art collectives hijacked cable television channels...

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The Sumerians: History's Innovators

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

This class seeks to shed some long-overdue light on these people whose legacy we are still surrounded by. Together, we will follow the Sumerians as they climb the heights of achievement in art, literature and government, from their mysterious origins around 3500 BCE to their disappearance circa 1200 BCE. We’ll hear Sumerian poetry and music, see...

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Is Design for Everyone

at Think Olio - Manhattan
611 BROADWAY, Suite 900, New York, New York 10012

Is Design for Everyone?: A Look at How we do (and do not) Access Design From the Birth of the Internet to the Rise of the Drone How do people interact with the designed products, buildings, and frameworks of everyday life? What barriers stand in our way, for us and for others? And why should we care?  Modern and contemporary design history has...

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Brief History of the Museum

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

It would seem as though museums have always been around, but in truth, they’re a fairly recent phenomenon. Beginning with the early proto-museums of the Renaissance, this compact yet comprehensive discussion traces the development of public art institutions, from the “wonder rooms” of the Age of Exploration up through modern times — including...

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