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Dyeing & Painting w/ Nature: The Chemistry of Cochineal

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Since antiquity, humans have extracted colors from nature to dye textiles, mark our bodies, and paint masterpieces. What are these colors made of and how do you make them? Join Genspace for a hands-on exploration of natural colorants where we will focus on the tiny but powerfully-colorful cochineal bugs. We will dive into the fascinating history of...

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$120

2 sessions

Made in NYC: The Reinvention of Local Manufacturing

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

Come learn about what's being made in NYC today and what you can do to support local manufacturing. We'll cover industrial policy, business incubators, R&D, hybrid manufacturing, and the craft food movement, among other highlights. This class examines public policy and current trends. For decades, American and urban manufacturing charted a steep...

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$10

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Designercise Ideation Creative Workout

at Un-School of Disruptive Design - Chelsea 601 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

Designercise is the brain workout session for flexible, creative and agile thinking!   Join us for a mental workout and ideation session to beat the afternoon brain drains! Designercise Ideation Workouts are quick productive distractions into your afternoon brain slump! Learn mental workout tools that flex your brain through fun and fast...

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$12

Behind the Mix of a Hit Song

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

How does a song like Kesha’s “Woman” become the track, Kesha: “Woman?” What goes into the process of building a fully-produced pop music megahit? How does a sophisticated studio production transfer to live performance, whether in a small club or sold-out arena? Find out from Kesha’s own musical director, David Cook, as he pulls back the...

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$150

3 sessions

This Just In: The Latest News From Outer Space

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

Combining the latest information and discoveries from astronomy and astrophysics with the latest images of and by telescopes, we will explore the following areas: A brief history of humanity’s view(s) of the Universe Near Earth environment The Moon The Sun The inner and outer Solar System Extrasolar systems The search...

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$10

Pinot Pairings

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

Survey some of the finest Pinot Noirs in the world and pair them with cheeses that will highlight their personalities.

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$45

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Know Thy Self: The Hand as a Guide to Self-Fulfillment

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

The hand has been called God’s Road Map. Palmistry is a spiritual gift that is both a science and a universal language.Reading your own palm is like reading a book about yourself, and the story the hand tells us about your strengths and weaknesses, relationships, health, and the best choices for happiness in your life. It reveals the best periods...

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$45

The Art of Blackjack

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

Have you ever wanted to beat the casinos at their own game? Here's your chance to learn the ins and outs of the game of blackjack and card counting, how counters are both loved and hated by the casinos, and how you don't need to be a math wizard to count cards. In this class, we'll start with the basics and explain the rules and how to play blackjack...

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$25

Secret Life of Your Gastrointestinal Intestinal Tract

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

Full Course Name: Masters Of Social Gastronomy: What Goes In, Must Come Out, The Secret Life Of Your Gastrointestinal Intestinal Tract Each month, the Masters of Social Gastronomy take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind them. This month, we cover the human body from mouth to butt. What's the story with...

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$10

Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life

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

We all know someone who is miserable at their desk job, constantly regretting not chasing the dreams they believe they can no longer pursue. Author Sara Bliss, a journalist who pivoted careers herself (art history to writing), talks with make-up guru Bobbi Brown, designer Suysel dePedro Cunningham, chef Angie Mar, and media personality Oneika Raymond...

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$35

Unteachables: Movie Magic 101

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

Matthew Starr and Monique Moses assemble a class of your favorite stand up comedians to get schooled by an amazing teacher/expert. Think there’s no such thing as a stupid question? Just you wait. This month's class is Movie Magic 101 with Dr. Nick Crist – he'll tell us all about making fake blood look real on screen for this spooky October sh...

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$8

Punk! A History 1967-1982

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

This class will talk about the origins of Punk Rock, the bands that shaped the movement, the clubs where they played, the people who made an impact on the scene, and what it all means. Explore the music, people, scene, and movement of the most misunderstood pop-culture phenomenon. Punk is one of the most influential forms of music created in the...

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$10

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Publish or Perish: Scientists Review Ice Age

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

Publish or Perish brings peer review to the big screen! Scientists and comedians watch and discuss the science of hit movies, and, with your help, decide if the film deserves to be published and have its findings endorsed across the land, or should perish for its crimes against science! This time around, we'll discuss the science of Ice Age. What...

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$12

Busting the Green Myth: WTF is Sustainability?

at Un-School of Disruptive Design - Chelsea 601 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

Look beyond the ‘green’ hype, get the deeper details on what the hell sustainability is and how it relates to professional practice and our personal lives. We address the ways in which we can all help achieve it.    The hotly contested term ‘sustainability’ has come to mean different things to different people, but the original concept...

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$45

Vampires, Werewlves, and Things Go Bump In The Night

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

Just in time for the spooky aftermath of Halloween, let's explore America's favorite fears: vampires, werewolves, and more! Leave Bram Stoker in the dust with a new favorite blood-sucker like Varney the Vampire, and learn whether silver bullets are your only hope against the wolfman. We'll be exploring ancient history, traditional folklore, as well...

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$10
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