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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...

$7

King’s Legacy: The Black Church & Social Activism Today

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

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts of Abyssinian Baptist Church and SUNY Old Westbury and Reverend Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church discuss the continuing role of New York’s African American churches in advancing civil rights and social...

$35

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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. ...

$155

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Fania All-Stars: Live in Africa

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

In 1974, during the heyday of New York City’s salsa explosion, the Fania All-Stars, a group that brought together several of the Fania record label’s most popular artists, were invited to perform in front of 80,000 people at a stadium in Zaire, Africa. Featuring exquisite performances by Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, and the All-Stars' many other...

$15

The Evolution of Racism

at Think Olio - Flatiron
110 E 25th St, New York, New York 10010

Why does racism persist more than fifty years after the passage of Civil Rights Legislation?  Why do people have different understandings of what racism is?  With Charlottesville and other examples of open racial bigotry, can we assume that white nationalism is on the rise?  This two-part olio will lend some insight into these questions...

$40

2 sessions

Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

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

Join us for a coffee-fueled Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon that aims to both expand the historical records of feminist activism on Wikipedia and combat the gender gap in its editing -- less than 10% of Wikipedia editors are women.  Drop in any time between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm to help create and refine Wikipedia pages associated with the women activists...

Free

A City Made by Women: New Perspectives

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

This past year -- 100 years after women won the right to vote in New York -- feminism and the crucial importance of female leadership in political life have once again taken center stage.  For Women's History Month, discover the often untold stories of feminist activists and their struggles and triumphs over the last...

$20

Landscape Design History

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion. Landscape designs will be considered...

$655

9 sessions

Feminism and the Frankfurt School

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Despite placing an explicit focus on regressive family structures, patriarchy, masculine domination of nature, and repressive sexuality, the first generation of Frankfurt School critical theorists was notoriously a boys’ club. While this certainly reflected historical norms at the time, it is particularly noteworthy as many of the original contributions...

$315

4 sessions

History Series: Causes of the Civil War

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

Full Course Name: History Series: Politics & Rebellion - Causes of the Civil War The Civil War was America's central historical event. It was a clash of civilizations between the North and the South, which still divides our nation today. We will look into the roots of the war since it is a complex history which every American should have real...

$55

2 sessions

Queens Then and Now

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

The borough of Queens has seen many historical and geographical changes throughout its illustrious history. Marshlands, woods, and farms gave way to factories, thriving communities, and the nation's premier arterial highway system.  Queens: Then & Now offers a rare historical look at New York City's largest borough, featuring many never-before-seen...

$10

Ethical Heroes: The Goldmark Sisters

at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Park Slope
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215

To celebrate Women’s History Month, and in one of her periodic “ethical heroes” talks, our Interim Clergy Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will introduce you to some sisters who are not very well-known, but whose lives include some inspiring lessons for us to learn from. Josephine Goldmark, from a public domain image Dr. Jakob Joseph Goldmark...

Free
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Ban This Book (If You Can)

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

For many of the greats of literary Modernism, including James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Djuna Barnes, e.e. cummings, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, the ultimate cat and mouse game with the censors was played on a global scale. More than a decade before the Nazi book burnings turned public opinion against the obscenity laws, writers and their publishers...

$20

Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy

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

This course is a historical approach to the mathematics of infinity, with a focus on conceptual and philosophical questions.  We will begin with the ancient Greeks’ discovery of irrational numbers and discussions of Zeno’s paradoxes, then jump forward to the development of the “infinitesimal” calculus in the late 17th century (by Newton...

$315

4 sessions

Criticism of Everything Existing: Introduction to Marx

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

In the mid-nineteenth century, a young Karl Marx wrote, in the form of a published open letter to Arnold Ruge: “But if the designing of the future and the proclamation of ready-made solutions for all time is not our affair, then we realize all the more clearly what we have to accomplish in the present-I am speaking of a ruthless criticism of everything...

$315

4 sessions

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