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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
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America Was Never White

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

America Was Never White: The Costs of Historical Memory and Intentional Forgetting In recent weeks, thanks in part to Donald Trump’s incoherent ramblings on an imaginary American past, wherein Andrew Jackson might have prevented the Civil War and Frederick Douglass’s greatest achievements are still to come, we have witnessed a resurgence of a...

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American Politics: From the New Deal to Neoliberalism

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

In this course, we will focus on transformation over three key eras. First, we will study the formation of the New Deal in the 1930s: its concrete institutions and the alternatives it foreclosed as well as the welfare/warfare state built during WWII with the privileges of citizenship that it conferred and curtailed along racial and other lines. Next...

$315

4 sessions

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Revisiting New York's New Deal

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

The New Deal promised to lift Americans out of the Great Depression through an expansive federal public works program that offered a grand vision of what government could be. Recent scholarship offers new considerations of this period and illuminates New York City’s pivotal role. Presented in collaboration with The New York Society Library, join...

$20
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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...

$12
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History Series: America as a Superpower

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

Today's world has many "hot spots": Syria, Palestine, Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran, to name a few. How will the new President deal with each of these problem areas? By looking at history, maybe we will able to see how America maintains its leadership in the modern world.  Suggested Readings: Kissinger: 1923-1968 - The Idealist by Niall...

$55

2 sessions

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Brooklyn Arts Council's Citizen Folklife Workshop

at Brooklyn Public Library - Prospect Heights
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York 11238

This series of five workshops will provide an introduction to documenting your community. Using digital media, this class will change the way you listen and tell stories. We’ll cover audio recording techniques, interviewing skills, photography, and video. This class will both cover the technical, personal, and ethical aspects of community documentation....

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Music by Chopin

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

We explore Chopin's work as well as his life and times, including his complicated relationships with Romantic figures such as George Sand and Franz Liszt.

$235

6 sessions

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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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Great Books Written in Prison: From Plato to MLK

at Think Olio - Bushwick
770 Hart St., New York, New York 11237

This Olio looks at some of the great books written in prison and the wide-ranging yet concise history of the failure to silence voices of dissent. Many important historical figures were imprisoned for promoting unpopular or dangerous ideas. Some used their time behind bars to write books that shaped the course of history. The talk offers an examination...

Free
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A Genealogy of Eros: Plato, Sappho, Foucault

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

Sexual desire—ancient Greek eros—is fundamental to the philosophical dialogues of Plato and the lyric poetry of Sappho, as well as to Michel Foucault’s genealogy of the modern self. Both Plato and Sappho begin with contemporary ideas of eros as madness, even as they also argue for the centrality of eros to new forms of self-knowledge and...

$315

4 sessions

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Military History Tour of New York Harbor

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

In honor of our Fleet Week this Memorial Day Weekend, Classic Harbor Line and Turnstile Tours have partnered to offer a special series of Naval Harbor History Tours! Join us on Memorial Day Weekend for a special, in-depth tour of our rich harbor-related war history plus up close visits to the military ships visiting New York Harbor. This special 2.5-hour...

$68
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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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The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs

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

While many animals today face the threat of extinction, the numbers of dogs and cats are only climbing. They’ve tagged along at humanity’s heels since the Ice Age, an important part of our quest for world domination. But how did they evolve from wild predators into pampered pets? This class will explore the long and fascinating...

$8
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A Radical Peace Education: Responding to the Structural

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

A Radical Peace Education: Responding to the Structural Violence of Schooling This Olio makes a distinction between schooling and education. Schooling dumbs us down and education ignites fiery passions. This class will trace the rise of mass schooling, which was a means for society to re-shape itself, and a tool for the marginalized and uneducated...

$20
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