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The People: Women, Houses of Worship and Burial Grounds

at Wagner College Lifelong Learning - Grymes Hill 1 Campus Rd, Staten Island, New York 10301

The People: Women, Houses of Worship and Burial Grounds, Recreation, and “The Bridge” We will wrap up with an analysis of the people of Staten Island. Who were the women who had an impact? Who established the houses of worship and what can we learn from studying their burial grounds? Then brace yourself for The Bridge and Staten Island:...

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$28

Across the Universe: Travels in Space, Time, and Wonder

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

Come on a unique journey across the cosmos. We’ll begin at the beginning almost 14 billion years ago when the Universe was smaller than an atom and continue on to the present, all the while exploring its many extraordinary features. We will then look towards the future and speculate where we are all going. This voyage is perfect for anyone who has...

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$12

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Cultivating Culture in NYC

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

New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) is an unparalleled public-private initiative dating back to the 19th century. Today, it provides City support to 34 institutions across the five boroughs that help cement New York’s status as the cultural capital of the world. This robust public investment in diverse private non-profit organizations...

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$7

Red and the Sack of Rome

at Think Olio

Join art historian Ted Barrow as we take a plunge into the world of pigment and color and focus on the importance of Red and the fascinating history behind the color. During the 15th and 16th centuries, as bankers became popes and the Holy Roman Empire was set against Rome itself, red was reinterpreted from a color of royalty to the code of the clergy....

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$15

Environment, Culture & Historic Preservation

at Wagner College Lifelong Learning - Grymes Hill 1 Campus Rd, Staten Island, New York 10301

Staten Island Style: The Environment, Culture and Historic Preservation The fascinating history of the environmental movement of the 1880’s that is still vigorous today with the efforts of Protectors of Pine Oak Woods will be presented. We will also highlight preservation of the built environment and the controversy over landmarking on Staten Island....

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$28

Spiritual Misfits

at Think Olio - Williamsburg 614 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Before Awakening as Shakyamuni Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama was a Misfit Seeker (Shramana, Śramaṇa), one of many in a massive countercultural spiritual revolution that gave birth to religions such as Buddhism and Jainism and transformed Hinduism.  During this period, what the German philosopher Karl Jaspers aptly dubbed the Axial Age, there...

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$15

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New York at Its Core: The Archaeology

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

Manhattan’s dramatic growth over the centuries is often pictured as a process of expansion, either northwards (up the island) or upwards (with ever taller skyscrapers).  But since the 17th century, the island has also been expanding outwards into the East and Hudson Rivers through landfill. Garbage and rubble have long been used to create...

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$15

Decolonizing the Heart & Mind

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 650 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Much of what we know in today's American Culture, and how we have come to know it has been shaped by European colonization and western imperialism. How do we dismantle harmful systems of oppression rooted in the exploitation of the “other”? This Olio two-part series traces historical events that created the foundation for an exploitative, unjust...

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$35

2 sessions

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...

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$655

8 sessions

Featured Database: Ancestry Library Edition

at The New York Public Library (Tech) - Midtown 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance), New York, New York 10018

Access billions of names inside the more than 7,000 available databases of Ancestry® Library Edition, including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank Records, and...

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Epic Histories: A Conversation

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

Join two renowned American historians for a conversation about the challenges of writing epic narrative histories.  Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Mike Wallace, author of Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 -- his long-awaited sequel to Gotham -- sits down with fellow distinguished historian Nell...

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$20

Forensic Architecture: an Introduction

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

Forensic Architecture is both a recent, transdisciplinary research method and a specific research group headed by the method’s originator, the scholar Eyal Weizman. Combining architectural studies of the built environment, forensic investigation, geography, ecology, ethnography and journalism, Forensic Architecture takes up not the traditional architectural...

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$315

4 sessions

The Three I’s: Industry, Institutions, and Immigration

at Wagner College Lifelong Learning - Grymes Hill 1 Campus Rd, Staten Island, New York 10301

The Civil War, including soldier encampments and the race riots that spilled onto Staten Island, will be inspected. Immigration, specifically Irish and German, will be analyzed, as will the immigrant impact on manufacturing. Hundreds of products were made during the 19th century. Let’s talk about beer, bricks, blocks of soap and more. Institutions...

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$28

Unexpected Pairings: Gin Fizz à La Mode

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

The original recipe for the gin fizz cocktail, first invented in New Orleans in 1888, was practically a milkshake. It called for powdered sugar, heavy cream, and an egg white to be shaken for an arm-busting 12 minutes together with gin, lime juice, and orange flower water to create a creamy cocktail with just a little fizz.  Now, more than...

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$20

Feeding the Fight: The Culinary History of WWI

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

Savor a bite of culinary history by exploring the food and drinks that defined the American experience during World War I. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Posters & Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York (opening April 5), food historian Libby O’Connell, author of The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites, will delve into...

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$20
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