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American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Upper West Side
Central Park W , New York, New York 10024

Dinosaurs! Science! Adventure! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science...

New York on Film

at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden - Upper East Side
421 E 61st St, New York, New York 10022

Gangsters, Immigrants and Labor! New York’s mean streets have long been gritty and compelling locations for filmmakers. See how New York– and New Yorkers– were depicted on film when the city was the epicenter of the film industry, and view portrayals of gangsters and immigrants which strongly influence filmmakers today.  Film historian,...

Friday Sep 21st, 7pm

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Politics 101

at Be Social Change - Chelsea
601 W 26th St Suite 325, New York, New York 10001

Politics 101 is a deep dive into the hidden mechanisms that drive politics and political decision making in the United States. The systems and procedures of power in our democracy are often obscured from the view of the very people it’s meant to serve. This workshop addresses several key topics which are ignored by political science classes, the...

Monday Oct 29th, 7pm

Brownstones Ballot Boxes Suffrage Tour

at Archive on Parade - Brooklyn Heights
158 Hicks St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Meet the badass Brooklynites who brought us the ballot. Behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ most gracious brownstones lies the history of firebrand feminism! The wise “women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators who made some of the foremost contributions to the Suffrage movement. Join us for a walk through their...

Wednesday Sep 26th, 1:30pm

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Crime and Punishment in Medieval Art

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

From gruesome post-mortem dissections to strange and unusual punishments for suspected heretics, medieval manuscripts provide can provide excruciatingly detailed depictions of all humanity's cruelties and curiosities. In this talk, we will look at centuries-old illustrations of torture and execution as well as read some rather horrifying excerpts...

Thursday Sep 27th, 8:30pm

Australian Politics 101

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

From 2010-2015, Australia had five Prime Ministers in five years.  Like something out of a Shakespearean drama, there were stabs in the back, leadership spills, and double dissolutions.  Will things stabilize?  There's never been a more exciting time to follow politics Down Under. This class will give you an overview of the...

Thursday Oct 4th, 6:30pm

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Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Manhattan
Centre St & Chambers St New York, NY 10007, New York, New York 10007

Corrupt politicians. Crooked cops. Gangsters so terrifying that they’re known only as “Murder, Incorporated.”  These are the men and women that have made New York City’s underworld the stuff of legend. But there is so much more to this legend than you’ve ever heard. Why is it that New York had such a violent past? What drove these...


Landscape Design History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

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...


9 sessions

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Natural History of Birds

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

With its wide variety of habitats and its position on the Atlantic Flyway, NYC is a bird lover's paradise. Over 300 distinct resident or migratory species live here or pass through, including many nesting species such as Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, Yellow Warblers, and Baltimore Orioles.  You will practice observing distinctive feather...


5 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 10am

History of the United States CLEP

at York College CPE - Jamaica
94 - 20 Guy R Brewer Blvd, New York, New York 11451

This course will prepare you to take and pass the American History CLEP exam, which will result in credits given for this course. The History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 exam covers material that is usually taught in the first semester of a two-semester course in United States history.


8 sessions

Saturday Sep 29th, 10am

Mid-Century History of Design Part 1

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

In this introductory course, you will learn how and why art and design changed in the early 20th Century. Illustrative examples will be culled from all major design areas.  The designers discussed will show the international influence that evolved throughout the century. Note:  Check room postings in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design...


4 sessions

Thursday Sep 27th, 6:15pm

Calculus: History and Concept

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

“Calculus,” wrote the mathematician John Von Nuemann, “was the first achievement of modern mathematics … it is difficult to overestimate its importance.” What does it mean to say calculus initiated modern mathematics? Beyond mathematics, what influence has calculus had on the wider world? Most importantly, what is calculus—and why does...


4 sessions

Monday Oct 15th, 6:30pm

Carthage Must Be Destroyed: Rome, Carthage & Punic Wars

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Carthago delenda est! (Carthage must be destroyed!) The Roman senator Cato the Elder ended every one of his speeches with this snappy catchphrase, regardless of whether he had been speaking about the city of Carthage. Today, nothing remains of Carthage except a handful of names and some ruins on the shores of Tunisia. But in the third century...

Tuesday Sep 25th, 8:30pm

The World's Deadliest Pandemic: A Century Later

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

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the deadliest disease outbreak in human history: the global influenza pandemic of 1918. The pandemic is estimated to have infected a quarter of the world’s population and surpassed all of the military deaths in World War I and World War II combined.  A century later, it’s hardly an illness...

Thursday Sep 27th, 6:30pm


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

Rabbi Scott Perlo (Associate Director of 92Y’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life) teaches two nights of Judaism’s magnum opus, the Talmud, taught in English. Jump right into the text of this famous work of Jewish genius. For participants of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge.


2 sessions

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 7pm