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Profiled

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Profiled seeks to dispel the myth that talking about race has to be uncomfortable by featuring comics who humorously discuss their experiences with racial profiling while your host Marcela Onyango also entertainingly share statistics about difficult topics like mass incarceration and the war on drugs. Featuring: Keisha Zollar  Zubi...

Wednesday Apr 24th, 9pm - 11pm

Desire

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

"Desire" comes from Latin “desiderium”, which refers to a nostalgia, or a lack of a constellation of stars. We often desire what is beyond our reach - but also beyond our needs. If we are lucky enough to have the means to do so, we can get what we desire to fulfill it - but we could also change our desires. Why do we desire things that are out...

Wednesday Apr 24th, 7:30pm - 9pm

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Art or Image?

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

Beginning at the end, in the long shadows cast by the death of art and the decline of humanities, let's observe and rethink the relationship between art and man. It's a fraught relationship. After introducing himself in the first of the Ten Commandments, god turns against art, at least “graven images” in the second. Today we live in an age where...

Thursday Apr 25th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Science Exclamation Point

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

In this long-running monthly show, two short, entrancing science lectures inspire sets of hilarious, never-to-be-seen-again improv comedy. Featuring veteran improv team Thank You, Robot, whose members’ credits include Veep, This American Life, The Onion, SNL Weekend Update and more. Plus a different special guest team every month, and lectures curated...

Saturday May 4th, 9pm - 11pm

Diners, Diners and Diners

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Full Course Name: Masters of Social Gastronomy: Diners, Diners and Diners! Each month, the Masters of Social Gastronomy take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind it. This month, that all-American institution: THE DINER. Together, we'll uncover the history of the diner and its original definition of a diner...

Monday Apr 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Marriage?

at Think Olio - Murray Hill 135 Madison Ave Fl 8, New York, New York 10016

“Marry or don't marry, you will regret it either way,” Soren Kierkegaard once wrote pseudonymously. Was he right? Why do people marry? Should they? In marriage, people promise ‘till death do them part, but can marriage make love stay? Or is it actually the fastest way to cure lovers? Is marriage a good way to organize families, or is it a tool...

Wednesday May 8th, 7:30pm - 9pm

The Holy Fool

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

A Yale professor of Christian theology wrote “The Holy is too great and to terrible when encountered directly for men of normal sanity to be able to contemplate it comfortably.”  Join us for a look at some clips (no previous knowledge required! At all! I promise!) — from Much Ado about Nothing, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hal Ashby’s 1979...

Friday May 3rd, 7pm - 8:30pm

Ben Franklin Circle

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

Discuss the first seven of Ben Franklin’s virtues — Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity — and answer two questions: How can we improve ourselves and how can we improve our world? In regular small group discussions, Circle members use Franklin’s classic 13 civic virtues to spark discussion about members’...

Thursday May 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Happier Hour: Philosophy To Make Your Life Suck Less

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

The Happier Hour is a monthly event series bringing philosophy out of the ivory tower of academia and into our modern day agora: the bar. It’s like the self-help section– only way funnier, smarter, and with booze. And now it’s a podcast too! 

Saturday Apr 27th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

After the Last Breath: Care for the Body After Death

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

This workshop demonstrates the role of the death midwife from the final breath, through the 3-day home vigil and funeral until final disposition. Open to professional and non-professional end-of-life caregivers and anyone wishing to care for their loved-one naturally, at home, according to personal, religious and cultural traditions. Topics explored...

Saturday Apr 27th, 9:30am - 5:30pm

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Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

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

A world-renowned novelist, poet, and singer/songwriter who inspired generations of writers, musicians, and artists, Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was an extraordinary poet of the imperfection of the human condition, giving voice to what it means to be fully alert to the complexities and desires of both body and soul. Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything,...

Wednesday May 15th, 10:30am - 12pm

Mind to Matter: How Your Brain Creates Material Reality

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

Every creation begins as a thought and in this workshop Dawson will show us how our minds create matter. You’ll learn how to use your mind to create bliss neurotransmitters in your brain, anti-aging hormones in your body and even change molecules in the physical world around you.  You’ll also practice 7 precise methods for generating the...

Saturday May 4th, 10am - 5:30pm

Uncovering the Lost Lives of Workers

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

Full Course Name Uncovering the Lost Lives of Workers: The Archaeology of Labor The New York we know today was profoundly shaped by workers. Not only did workers build and maintain the physical city, but their struggles over pay, power, and inclusion have made and remade the city many times over and, in the process, left a physical record for archaeologists...

Wednesday May 8th, 6:30pm - 8pm

ANYBODY: Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera w/North Coast

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera with North Coast North Coast, New York City’s premier hip-hop improv team, has long been known for their seamless melding of freestyle rapping and improv comedy. Now in the wake of Lin Manuel’s smash Broadway hit Hamilton, North Coast is here to help quench the people’s thirst for historical raps....

Friday Apr 26th, 9pm - 10:30pm

Jackie Robinson: The Personal and Political

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

On his first day on the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, Jackie Robinson changed history, paving the way not only for the desegregation of the sport but also the launch of the modern civil rights era.  Join Robinson's daughter Sharon Robinson, Vice Chair of the Jackie Robinson Foundation; historian Jonathan Eig, author of Opening...

Tuesday May 14th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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