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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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Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers

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

Mesopotamia, the “Land Between the Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization. The ancient peoples of this region developed the first cities and multicultural societies, invented writing and the wheel, and left behind incredible works of art and a rich and varied literature. Yet despite their...

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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

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From Krakow to Krypton: A History of Jews & Comic Books

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

You might not know it, but iconic superheroes like Superman, Batman, and Captain America were created by Jewish writers and cartoonists. In this entertaining, fun, and revealing lecture – based on his award-winning nonfiction book of the same name – Arie Kaplan will talk about the socioeconomic reasons that Jews were such a big part of the comic...

$10
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The Real History of Thanksgiving

at Brooklyn Brainery - Gowanus
333 Douglass St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Thanksgiving started back in the day of the Pilgrims...right? In this talk, we'll cover the whole history of the most American holiday, from what really happened in Plymouth, to the rush of nostalgia that made Thanksgiving a national holiday in the 19th century. We'll check out how immigrants and suburban housing developments further...

$12
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A Cultural History of Halloween

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

As the popularity of this American holiday increases worldwide, the ancient roots and meanings of Halloween have become more and more obscure. In this class we will use an anthropological perspective to explore the various cultural threads that have been woven together to make Halloween what it is today. This class will include activities, lecture...

$10
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Urban Tantra®: Sacred Sex for the 21st Century

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Urban Tantra® is a radically updated Tantra practice for modern sexual/spiritual explorers that can be used by everyone. Tantra is not only a sexual practice; it is a way of life and a path to spiritual growth. On the Tantric path, pleasure, vision and ecstasy are celebrated and can be found in both everyday life and in peak sexual experiences. We...

$155
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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...

$17
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Inside the Entertainment Industrial Complex

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

Inside the Entertainment-Industrial Complex: How Guilty Pleasures Take the Edge Off Reality Eisenhower cautioned us against the military one; if only Orson Welles had warned us about the vastly more insidious assemblage, the Entertainment-Industrial Complex. Reality has become much less real (and important) in contemporary American society. America...

$20
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Let's Get Ethical

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

Life is full of complicated ethical questions: Should doping be permitted in sports? What, if anything, do we owe to the incarcerated? Are reality TV shows ethical? Can we program robot to be moral beings? What does the future of reproduction hold, and will men be able to have babies? Topic:  Seinfeldian Ethics: Learning Something from the Show...

$6
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Chancellor’s Day: Gay Gotham

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

In this full day of programming for educators, discover the artistic subcultures in New York during the 20th century and celebrate the queer creative networks whose radical ideas had lasting effects on the mainstream. This Chancellor’s Day is held in conjunction with the exhibition Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York.

$60
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A Cultural History of Clothing

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

Adornment is basic to being human and one of the fundamental forms through which we communicate our identity to others. In this class, we will discover the ways that culture, environment, values and morals all help to shape what clothing is deemed appropriate in different cultures and time periods. You will also learn why no human is ever truly "naked"....

$10
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Radiant City

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

The contemporary, modish human flora and fauna of New York’s glittering concrete jungle are captured in Bill Cunningham New York (84 minutes, 2010), a look into the life of the late, great street and society photographer. Following the film, join us for a conversation to remember Bill with those who knew him and his work well.  Kim...

$15
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