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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...

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Greetings from Coney Island Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Coney Island
1215 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11224

The history of Coney Island is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. From prostitutes living in a giant tin elephant, to the invention of the hot dog, to a ride that’s so scary it actually made its riders pee themselves, and we’ll tell you all about it!  Join New York Local Tours as we explore the engaging history of Coney Island’s...

$25
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Prelude to the Great American Eclipse

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

We will discuss the history, mathematics, and science of eclipses… and learn how to observe the characters in the performance: the Sun and Moon. This class will include star gazing from Pioneer Works’ garden using telescopes.

$200

4 sessions

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Accusing Women

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Union Square
15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011

From Adam and Eve to John and Yoko, the trope of the ‘woman to blame’ – and the ‘woman who blames’ – has had a remarkably persistent purchase on both pre-modern and contemporary imaginations, playing a key role in fundamental social dynamics of gender to this day. In the Western literary tradition, tropes of accusation and false testimony...

$315

4 sessions

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Personal Histories: Reading Contemporary Memoirs

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

Explore contemporary memoirs written by authors from diverse social backgrounds. How do authors translate lived experiences of family life, race, gender, religion, work, the arts, love and loss into compelling literary works? How do they chronicle the creation of personal identities as they are shaped by social exclusion, belonging, intimacy and disconnection...

$188

5 sessions

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More than a Hipster Touchstone

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

More than a Hipster Touchstone:  Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" When the skies crack open and Jehovah appears -- angry that we have destroyed the planet, waged war on one another, and supported Adam Sandler movies -- I will brave the storm and the screaming and climb the mount with a copy of Neutral Milk Hotel's seminal 1998...

$20
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Mesopotamian Mythology

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

In this class, we’ll meet the most important gods of Mesopotamia: tempestuous Inanna (the original femme fatale), wise Enki, monster-slaying Ninurta, and many more. We’ll hear the story of the great “two-thirds divine” hero Gilgamesh and uncover the original context of familiar names like Ishtar and Lilith. We’ll also learn about how these...

$5
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The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Washington Roebling constructed one of America’s most iconic structures, the Brooklyn Bridge, but his story spans much more than just the East River. It’s a story of immigration, personal adversity, and pushing the boundaries of possibility.  Join Erica Wagner, author of Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn...

$20
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On Decadence

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Decadence has played a vital role in modern narratives of culture, history, and political economy, in part because narratives of progress, revitalization, and renovation often summon up the specters of entropy and degeneration. On one hand, decadence can indicate a sense of historical or cultural loss in the face of swift-moving technological progress....

$315

4 sessions

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New York Liberty WIN Summit Special Evening

at The Negotiation Institute - Midtown
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, New York 10001

Join the New York Liberty for a special night as we host the WIN Summit at The Garden. The event will begin at 5:30 and feature a talk by Beth Fisher Yoshida, the Director of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program at Columbia University. In addition, there will be time for networking with light food & beverage. After the event, all attendees...

$90
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A Cultural History of The Islamic World

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

This class will explore the many ways in which people in the Islamic world (both Muslims and non-Muslims) have expressed themselves culturally over the past 1400 years. By looking at their poetry, literature, music, dance, theater, art and film we will discover the many cultures and experiences that form the Islamic world. Along the way we...

$10
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A History of Media from 1999 to Today

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

Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades. We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution. We’ll then trace what’s happened in four...

$12
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The Sublime: Aesthetics, Terror, and Pleasure

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

In this course, we’ll trace the the history, proliferation, and possible futures of the sublime from its origins as a rhetorical descriptor through its life as an aesthetic category to its metamorphoses in the contemporary study of affect, trauma, and assorted cultural forms. Sessions will pair theory and philosophy with artifacts drawn from the...

$315

4 sessions

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How Comic Books Illuminate Real World Issues

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

The superhero genre of comic books lends itself to explorations concerning the metaphysical puzzles of personal identity over time. This Olio will survey storylines in the Marvel and DC universes involving characters such as Deadpool, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Rogue, Jean Grey, The Hulk, Swamp Thing, Batman, and Superman, which present...

$12
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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:  Public Health & Pop Culture  Public health...

$6
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