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Preserving Stories: An Oral History Workshop

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

Did you ever wish you could hear your great-grandfather talk about what life was like in the “old days”? Or what it was like growing up in Williamsburg many years ago? Maybe your grandchildren will wonder someday what life was like for you when you were young. Oral history can preserve these stories for posterity.   What is oral history?...

$65

2 sessions

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Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable:Engage Politics Process

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Full Course Name: Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable: Engaging the Political Process A how-to and critique of techniques and tactics for political activism, direct action, and dissent taught through radical and experimental documentary screenings and roundtable discussions with media makers, theorists, thinkers and activists.  Pedagogy for...

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Reading the Iliad

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Greenwich Village
53 Washington Sq South 6th Fl, New York, New York 10012

The Iliad stands at the start of most histories of western literature, even as it remains enduringly strange—often, it seems, at odds with the very tradition it has been taken to inaugurate.  In our course, we will attempt to recapture some of the strangeness and some of the continuing relevance of the Iliad. We will closely read...

$315

4 sessions

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Thwarted Loves of New York City History

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Join us on Valentine's Day for some of the most memorable tales of "love gone wrong" from New York City history. There will be tales of tragic circus stars, Hollywood actors, famous architects, gold diggers, murder, and ghosts, all packaged into a Valentine's afternoon that aims to make you laugh, cry, and groan. 

$10
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Creating the Myth of a Perfect Monster

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
899 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Creating the Myth of a Perfect Monster: The Rise of Nazi Zombies from Call of Duty to Dead Snow In this Olio, we will explore the trope of Nazi Zombies, a bizarre character type that keeps resurfacing in pop culture. From CALL OF DUTY to DEAD SNOW. We will examine the sociological roots of this pseudo-archetype and consider how its meaning has changed...

$12
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Basic Feng Shui

at New York Institute of Technology - Upper West Side
1855 Broadway, New York, New York 10023

This course will provide an introduction to thePrinciples of Feng Shui. Students will learn how the interiors professional may apply basic correctionsand adjustments according to FS principles. Included will be a general history; discussion of schools and methods of practice; use of color,form and materials, to give a solid foundation and understanding...

$305

10 sessions

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Liberation Music: The Role of Jazz Music

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

Liberation Music: The Role of Jazz Music in Radical Politics of South Africa South African jazz has always had its own trajectory within the jazz tradition.  From the mining hostels in the 1800’s to the dance halls of Apartheid-era Soweto;  the mixing of Arabic, Malay, Khoi and San ancestry in the carnival troupes of the Cape; ...

Free
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Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self

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

Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self and the Politics of Love Often cited as the seminal text of modern feminist theory, Simone de Beauvoir’s  1949 publication, The Second Sex still deeply resonates with readers who seek to understand the pervasive oppression of women. The magnum opus of her long and prolific career as a writer...

$20
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Privacy and the Profit Motive

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

The average American living in the digital age willingly hands over dozens of snippets of very personal information to a host of strangers on a daily basis. Sometimes knowingly, but more oftentimes not. Those snippets are then recorded, reconfigured, and redistributed in ways that few people really understand. The United States presently has the weakest...

$20
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Travels: Journey Through the Lands

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

The course will be divided into five segments covering the nuances of ethnic cultures, local cuisines, travel protocols, sites of interest. Sharing recollections and photographs/slideshows.  The Asian Plate: Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Thailand, Viet Nam  North Africa & Middle East: Egypt, Jordan, Morocco  European Expo: Parts...

$95

5 sessions

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Consciousness Hacking: Seeking Enlightenment

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

Consciousness Hacking: Seeking Enlightenment Through Technology, Psychedelics, and Meditation “Consciousness Hacking” is a pragmatic approach to spiritual transformation that utilizes three principal modalities:  technology,  psychedelics/entheogens, and  the contemplative arts (i.e. yoga and meditation).  The phrase...

$20
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New York at Its Core Seminar Day: Rhythm & Power

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

Learn the history of the city by embracing its many beats. Bring literacy, science, geography, and history into your classroom via gallery tours, and music, dance, and art workshops. This Seminar Day for educators will explore the theme of Rhythm & Power in conjunction with New York at Its Core, the first exhibition to present the compelling story...

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Nasty Women of Ancient Egypt

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

From pharaohs to fragrance-makers, ancient Egypt had its fair share of nasty women. They ruled empires stretching from sub-Saharan Africa to northern Lebanon, supervised temples and worshiped a pantheon, and were farmers, merchants, and everything in between. Join me as we journey through the sands of time to meet these extraordinary...

$10
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Netflix and Chill en Français

at French Institute Alliance Française - Upper East Side
22 E 60th St, New York, New York 10022

Aimez-vous passer du temps devant la télé ? Préférez-vous apprendre le français d’une manière plus détendue ? Dans cet atelier, nous allons parler, échanger, discuter, et débattre en français en utilisant comme support la vidéo notamment grâce à des séries TV françaises et francophones. Cet atelier vous est plus particulièrement...

$65
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Feminist Futures

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - East Harlem
1216 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

From designer babies to genetic surveillance, and from the “culture” of tech workplaces to the politics of climate change, feminist science studies writers are at the forefront of research on some of the most pressing issues in science and technology today. Together they force us to consider whether new technologies—such as those in medicine...

$315

4 sessions

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