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The Extraordinary in the Ordinary with Roz Chast & Neil Goldberg
Acclaimed cartoonist Roz Chast and visual and performance artist Neil Goldberg reflect on finding humor, absurdity, and beauty in everyday moments – particularly through the eyes of New Yorkers. Brooklyn-born Chast has chronicled the anxieties, pleasures, and perils of contemporary city life as an author and longtime staff cartoonist for The New Yorker. Goldberg’s work also captures residents of the city amidst everyday moments – from ordering lunch at the deli to running for a train. His most recent project, Other People’s Prescriptions, a photographic tome of New Yorkers who wear glasses, showcases some of the vast perspectives that make up this metropolis. Together, Chast and Goldberg offer a glimpse of what it means to be an artist in and of New York City.
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Museum of the City of New York - Public
East Harlem, Manhattan
1220 5th Ave
At E 103rd St
New York, New York 10029 East Harlem, Manhattan
1220 5th Ave
At E 103rd St
New York, New York 10029
By Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 or M106 to 103rd Street By Subway: #6 to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west; #2 or #3 to Central Park North/110th Street, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 103rd Street.
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The Museum of the City of New York was founded in 1923 by Henry Collins Brown, a Scottish-born writer with a vision for a populist approach to the city. The Museum was originally housed in Gracie Mansion, the future residence of the Mayor of New York. Hardinge Scholle succeeded Henry Brown in 1926 and...
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Holidays can be hard for vegans, but no holiday is more difficult than celebrating what we are thankful for with a Turkey for dinner. The vegan movement is on the rise and more people are embracing a plant-based lifestyle for health, climate change, and animal welfare reasons. Join us to learn about the varied benefits of a plant-based diet and steps...
Wednesday Nov 20th, 6:45pm - 9pm
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online. Skill prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboarding skills These are registration based classes and spots may fill up quickly. If for any reason we're unable to accommodate your registration, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Wednesday Nov 20th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
As a new generation of "Master Builders" transform our city at a breakneck pace, we take stock of the megaprojects that have shaped New York, from Rockefeller Center and Roosevelt Island to the newly-minted Hudson Yards. Distinguished urban historians Dr. Lizabeth Cohen, Daniel Okrent, and Dr. Samuel Zipp join urban planner Regina Myer to consider...
Wednesday Nov 20th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
In 1845, Captain John Franklin left England with two ships on a mission to discover the fabled Northwest Passage that would allow Europe to trade directly with Asia. Because Franklin suspected that there might be a safe water route north of Canada, they sailed into the Arctic Circle. His ships were equipped with the latest technology – steam engines...
Thursday Nov 21st, 6:30pm - 8pm
Heterosexuality is both pervasive and normative, yet, ironically quite elusive and under-researched in psychology. Historically, psychological research has assumed that heterosexuality was a ‘given’ and ‘normal’, and focused its work on sexualities that sit outside this supposed norm. In this Olio, we'll work to dislodge heterosexuality’s...
Thursday Nov 21st, 7:30pm - 9pm
What are the goals of a contemporary university education? In which ways are these goals being fulfilled or unfulfilled? These questions form a guiding thread throughout the intellectual career of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. From announcing the “death of God” to the “arrival of the most unwelcome guest, nihilism,” the...
Friday Nov 22nd, 7pm - 8:30pm
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 Dec 7th, 9pm - 11pm
Psychology expert Vanessa Hill is here to lead you through the science of how to influence others, hack your perception and communicate mindfully at home and at work. It's like how to win friends and influence people, the workshop. You'll take home strategies to persuade your boss, write better emails and the code needed to decipher...
Saturday Nov 23rd, 3:30pm - 5:20pm
One of the first things to know when looking at the world through an astrological lens is that timing is everything. By reviewing when the planets align and create specific cosmic patterns, we can see when certain events will transpire in our own lives. The most notable alignment in 2020, which will set the tone for the entire year, is the upcoming...
Thursday Dec 19th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Rolling in the Deep: Carl Jung and the Creative Subconscious A motion and a spirit, that impels All thinking things, all objects of thought And rolls through all things. -William Wordsworth “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey” Deep inside each of us is a box of monsters and stars called the subconscious. The seminal pioneer of the...
Friday Dec 6th, 7:30pm - 9pm
You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Softbank Group Vice President, Teddy Himler. Enjoy a fireside chat with Teddy, curated connections, a creative challenge and pitch... over a healthy meal.
Saturday Dec 7th, 11:30am - 2pm
You're invited to brunchwork with MetaProp Partner Zak Schwarzman and Compass Regional President for New York Rory Golod. Enjoy intimate conversations with Zak and Rory... and curated connections over a healthy meal.
Sunday Dec 8th, 11:30am - 2pm
In business, it's not enough to have the best ideas. You have to compel your target audience to buy into your vision through highly effective communication. We'll cover: piquing curiosity and capturing attention, demonstrating expertise, utilizing storytelling to make messages memorable. There will be plenty of time to strategize about your specific...
Sunday Dec 8th, 11:30am - 2pm
Tech Learning Collective Workshop: Tor: What Is It Good For? (Absolutely Everything) Come learn how the free Tor Web Browser can be your gateway to the Dark Web while simultaneously keeping you safer and your personal info more private as you browse web sites big and small. From illegal online drug stores like Silk Road to DDoS botnet command and...
Sunday Dec 8th, 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Since the dawn of mankind, humans have tried to get high in one way or another. Why? Altered states of consciousness can be profoundly dangerous or dangerously profound. Knowledge makes the difference. We welcome a panel of experts and comedians to discuss how these drugs work! Trigger warning: this will be a frank discussion of drugs and drug use....
Wednesday Dec 11th, 7pm - 8:30pm
Political Circus: Why Democracy is F*cked (And What to Do About It) This is a series about the decades (sometimes centuries) of political research that can help us understand what our political structures are actually doing, why, and how (and whether) to change them. We examine the research and discoveries behind questions like: What...
Thursday Dec 12th, 7pm - 8:30pm
Public philosophy seems to be quite fashionable lately. In this mise en abyme or meta-Olio, we will discuss together the challenges that such an activity faces. What forms does this supposed democratic demand or interest for philosophical questions take? Which parts of the “general public” are really seeking philosophy? When the instructor...
Thursday Dec 12th, 7:30pm - 9pm
This 5-hour workshop (plus, a 1-hour lunch break) will focus on identifying and reflecting on creative blocks and giving artists across disciplines (visual art, music, writing, acting) tools for working through these obstacles in a sustainable way. Inspired by Julia Cameron’s The Artist's Way, and instructor Christine Garvey’s own...
Saturday Dec 21st, 10am - 3pm
Everything that has happened in 2019 has set us up for the shift in consciousness that is underway. In the upcoming days, we will see the manifestation of that transformation, as many visionaries have predicted. This will be a landmark year, a time of personal, national, and planetary upheavals. Some of the finest astrologers and prophets from...
Friday Jan 3rd, 7pm - 9pm
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