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AIANY Industrial Waterway Tour to Freshkills Park

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

Cruise on the vibrant waterways of the Kill Van Kull and the Arthur Kill and into the heart of Freshkills Park in Staten Island on one of our luxury yachts. The AIANY & Freshkills Park planners host this special Classic Harbor Line tour; the only public water tour into the Freshkills waterway. Officially closed in 2001, Freshkills Park is the...

Sunday Oct 15th, 1:30pm

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Reiki I, II, Masters & Teachers Workshop

at Lisa Guyman - Union Square
51 W 14th St 4R, New York, New York 10011

Reiki is amazing and incredibly powerful. Experience how simple Reiki is to learn and practice and how wonderful it is in an informative, dynamic, hands-on Weekend Reiki Workshop. Schedule: Reiki I & II: Fri. 6:00pm-10:00pm & Sat. 9:30am-7:00pm. Reiki Masters: Sunday 1:30pm-6:30pm. Reiki Teachers: Sunday 7:00pm-10:00pm. Plus a follow up...

$975

4 sessions

Friday Oct 6th, 6pm

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Reiki I & II

at Lisa Guyman - Union Square
51 W 14th St 4R, New York, New York 10011

Reiki is amazing and incredibly powerful. Experience how simple Reiki is to learn and practice and how wonderful it is in an informative, dynamic, hands-on Weekend Reiki Workshop taught by Lisa Guyman. You’ll learn so much and many of you will experience transformations in your life! Testimonials here. First Degree Reiki The Reiki I Class/First...

$475

2 sessions

Friday Oct 6th, 6pm

Reiki I, II & Masters Training

at Lisa Guyman - Union Square
51 W 14th St 4R, New York, New York 10011

Reiki is amazing and incredibly powerful. Experience how simple Reiki is to learn and practice and how wonderful it is in an informative, dynamic, hands-on Weekend Reiki Workshop. First Degree Reiki The Reiki I Class/First Degree Reiki increases healing energy in your life, enhances personal growth and qualifies you as a Reiki Practitioner. The following...

$675

3 sessions

Friday Oct 6th, 6pm

Queer Feelings: Understanding Eve Sedgwick

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

“People are different from each other,” writes Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, “[i]t is astonishing how few respectable conceptual tools we have for dealing with this self-evident fact.” As one of the founding theorists of queer theory and affect theory, Sedgwick devoted much of her vibrant career to challenging us to think through the implications...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Oct 10th, 6:30pm

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Saving the American Ash Summit

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

In this landmark summit, experts discuss the natural and cultural history of the magnificent Ash-and the deadly crisis it faces today. The Ash (Fraxinus) is one of the largest genera of trees in the Northeast forest, and is planted as a street tree across the continent. Many are keystone species, anchoring their ecosystems. The wood is economically...

Friday Oct 13th, 10am

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Autobiographical Cartoons

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

Explore the world of autobiographical comics and create panel-to-panel visual narratives based on your experiences, adventures, family histories and dreams. Study the works of artists like Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar, Carol Tyler and Art Spiegelman, who are known for illustrating their daily lives. Learn the fundamentals of comics; structure, composition...

$235

6 sessions

Saturday Nov 4th, 10:30am

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19th Annual Portfolios Lecture Series: All Three

at New York Botanical Garden

​A Life in Design Outstanding landscape architects and designers from from around the world showcase their signature projects, working methods, and design philosophies. This year's lineup features a passionate and influential trio of landscape architects, each of whom has an amazing body of work that has transformed cities around the world. Their...

$69

3 sessions

Monday Oct 16th, 6:30pm

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The History of Gin

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

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties,gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

$14
No Upcoming Schedules
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The Handmaid and the Hound

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

For a new generation of readers, the fears of the future funneled through these two contemporary classics have achieved critical mass and are more forecast than creative fancy. And that’s because they project an eerie déjà vu quality to the tumult of 2017.  In varying measures, “Handmaid’s Tale” and “Fahrenheit 451” speak to the...

$20
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Thomas Paine and the Flame of Revolution

at Think Olio

This Olio examines the life and writing of Thomas Paine at the end of the eighteenth century. Starting with Common Sense and The Crisis Papers, the talk focuses on Paine’s role in the American Revolution and the creation of an “American” political ideology.

$15
No Upcoming Schedules
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Australian Politics 101

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

Can you name the Prime Minister of Australia? With a big election looming in 2016, there may soon be a new one. Do you know who gave the famous “Misogyny Speech” in Parliament? If you don’t, you’re missing out, because Australian politics is not your mid-day C-SPAN stuff. This class will give you an overview of the structure, major personalities,...

$10
No Upcoming Schedules
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Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Manhattan
Centre St & Chambers St New York, NY 10007, New York, New York 10007

Corrupt politicians. Crooked cops. Gangsters so terrifying that they’re known only as “Murder, Incorporated.”  These are the men and women that have made New York City’s underworld the stuff of legend. But there is so much more to this legend than you’ve ever heard. Why is it that New York had such a violent past? What drove these...

$25
No Upcoming Schedules
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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
No Upcoming Schedules
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The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

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

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today? This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short...

$10
No Upcoming Schedules
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