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FoodStory Japan Spring Food Tour

at FoodStory -

Travel to Japan during Cherry Blossom season and experience new tastes and culture. On this personal tour for eight adventurous food lovers, Yoko will take you on a journey to explore historical festivals, community events and locally acclaimed restaurants. She created the tour to share the best parts of rural Japan during its best season.  Most...

$1,800

5 sessions

Wednesday Apr 11th, 9:30am

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...

$10

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New Year's Traditions

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate New Year's with fireworks and alcohol, let alone at all? Well, wonder no more!  In this class you will learn about the earliest New Year's celebrations and how many of those early civilizations melded together to create the party we know and love today. From the ancient Mesopotamians...

$5

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The History of Hawaii

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

Much more than a beautiful island with celeb-ridden beaches, Hawaii is home to a unique and exciting history. Learn about the settlement of the islands by Polynesian voyagers, the establishment of a powerful royal dynasty, and the eventual colonialism by the UK and eventually, the USA. You'll also get to learn about their fabulous celebrations...

$10

LaborTalks: Democracy in Chains

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

The roots of neoliberalism are both political and intellectual. The post-World War II right-wing reaction to the New Deal and various emancipatory social movements, such as the Civil Rights movement, sought to not only elect conservative politicians and enact conservative policies, but also change the very rules of democratic governance—as historian...

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The Evolution of Racism

at Think Olio - Flatiron
110 E 25th St, New York, New York 10010

Why does racism persist more than fifty years after the passage of Civil Rights Legislation?  Why do people have different understandings of what racism is?  With Charlottesville and other examples of open racial bigotry, can we assume that white nationalism is on the rise?  This two-part olio will lend some insight into these questions...

$40

2 sessions

The Cuisine of Ancient Egypt

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

Full Course Name:  Black Earth, Red Earth, and Lumpy Beer: the Cuisine of Ancient Egypt The Greeks and Romans thrived on wine, but their contemporaries the Egyptians were all about beer. Living off the rich “black earth” of the Nile a stone’s throw from the lifeless “red earth” of the desert, the Ancient Egyptians developed...

$18

Voices in the Pavement: Street Art and Gender Equity

at Think Olio - Boerum Hill
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Across the concrete walls of New York City and around the world, street art has been a powerful and impactful mechanism for spreading messages. In particular, these messages have included advocating for the aspirational construction of a more just world, free from the human rights abuses that currently plague the one we live in. Together, we will...

$12

The History of Scotch Whisky

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

In this class you will be able discover and explore the history of the most popular spirit in the world. Whisky is the national drink of Scotland, and the most popular spirit in the world: it is a multi-billion dollar industry employing thousands globally and one of the UK’s leading exports. Yet, it is more, much more than this; it’s a story...

$15

The Mahabharata: From Exile to Apocalypse

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg
381 Hooper St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

The Mahabharata is one of the great epics of South Asian history. It narrates not only an epic story but one that is meant to introduce our supposed age, the Kali Yuga—one of downfall and decline, but also eventual rebirth. Written almost 2,500 years ago and continually adapted to this day into new poetry, theater, even television and comic...

$315

4 sessions

Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

This course is a historical approach to the mathematics of infinity, with a focus on conceptual and philosophical questions.  We will begin with the ancient Greeks’ discovery of irrational numbers and discussions of Zeno’s paradoxes, then jump forward to the development of the “infinitesimal” calculus in the late 17th century (by Newton...

$315

4 sessions

The Rise and Fall of the American Republic

at Think Olio - Gowanus
574 President St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

This Olio Seminar examines United States history from its founding to the current day. We will be looking at many facets of American history from culture to politics and economics, and of course its role as a global power. The historical approach presented is not focused on the actions of individuals, per se, but rather the larger ideological,...

$60

3 sessions

Becoming a Superpower: America's Expansion & Influence

at Think Olio - Gowanus
574 President St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

The Olio examines the U.S from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War II, the period when America became the dominant economic industrial power and then the world’s greatest military and political entity. This involves an examination both of political and economic matters, the two world wars and the beginning of the Cold War.

$15

Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
612 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027

Compared over the course of her life to Marlene Dietrich, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke, Arthur Rimbaud, a sphinx, a she-wolf, a “foreigner on earth,” and a hurricane, the Jewish Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector moved in mystery. The author of nine novels and a large body of short stories, journalism, and children’s...

$315

5 sessions

History Series: Victory & Dissent - America Enters WWI

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

In 1917, America entered The Great War. This event had its effects on the battlefield and the Homefront. Not everyone in America agreed with Wilson's decision to enter on the side of The Allies. In the spring of 1918, it looked like the Central Powers would win the war, but because of America's involvement in the war and the British Navy, by November...

$55

2 sessions

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