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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...

Saturday Jul 29th, 11am

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The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

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

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today? This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short...

Tuesday Aug 8th, 6:30pm

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Lower Manhattan History Walk

at Brooklyn Brainery

When it comes to historical neighborhoods in New York they don’t get much more older than Lower Manhattan. Join us for a two-hour walk through the Financial District where we’ll learn about some of it’s most famous landmarks. We’ll see Alexander Hamilton’s gravesite, talk about the actual wall of Wall Street, and walk the oldest streets of...

Saturday Jul 29th, 11am

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Australian Politics 101

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

Can you name the Prime Minister of Australia? With a big election looming in 2016, there may soon be a new one. Do you know who gave the famous “Misogyny Speech” in Parliament? If you don’t, you’re missing out, because Australian politics is not your mid-day C-SPAN stuff. This class will give you an overview of the structure, major personalities,...

Thursday Aug 10th, 8:30pm

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Greetings from Coney Island Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Coney Island
1215 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11224

The history of Coney Island is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. From prostitutes living in a giant tin elephant, to the invention of the hot dog, to a ride that’s so scary it actually made its riders pee themselves, and we’ll tell you all about it!  Join New York Local Tours as we explore the engaging history of Coney Island’s...

Saturday Jul 29th, 1pm

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Queens Then and Now

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

The borough of Queens has seen many historical and geographical changes throughout its illustrious history. Marshlands, woods, and farms gave way to factories, thriving communities, and the nation's premier arterial highway system.  Queens: Then & Now offers a rare historical look at New York City's largest borough, featuring many never-before-seen...

Sunday Sep 3rd, 3pm

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Women, Design, and Empowerment: I Will What I Want

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Gender is not something that one is, it is something one does, an act... a "doing" rather than a "being.” - Judith Butler, Gender Trouble, 1990 If, according to Judith Butler’s seminal 1990 text, gender is a construction, then design—product, industrial, fashion, and graphic design in particular—has always been central to its making....

Friday Jul 28th, 7pm

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The History of Scotch Whisky

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

In this class you will be able discover and explore the history of the most popular spirit in the world. Whisky is the national drink of Scotland, and the most popular spirit in the world: it is a multi-billion dollar industry employing thousands globally and one of the UK’s leading exports. Yet, it is more, much more than this; it’s a story...

Thursday Aug 10th, 6pm

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Analyzing Horror and Darkest Corners of Human Psyche

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

Full Course Name: Monsters From the Id: Analyzing Horror and the Darkest Corners of the Human Psyche In his important critical work Danse Macabre, the famous "horror-meister" Stephen King identifies a few fundamental horror archetypes; these include the vampire, the werewolf, and the "thing without a name."  King, like some other horror writers...

Tuesday Aug 8th, 7:30pm

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East Versus West: Persian Wars & Their Lasting Impact

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

In the 5th century BCE, the world’s largest empire sent troops to a remote province to put down a rebellion. The empire was Persia, and the province was Ancient Greece. This was the beginning of the Persian Wars, two conflicts that would change the landscape of the ancient and modern worlds alike. For the first time, the fractious...

Monday Aug 7th, 8:30pm

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MOSAIC: Below and a Bit Off the Top

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Students will meet Friday evening at UrbanGlass and hit the ground running, exploring New York City’s glorious mosaic offerings below ground in the MTA’s subway system. Utilizing that inspiration, and a brief presentation on the history of mosaic, we will spend day two undertaking our own creations. Students...

$185

3 sessions

Friday Aug 11th, 7pm

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Thomas Paine and the Flame of Revolution

at Think Olio

This Olio examines the life and writing of Thomas Paine at the end of the eighteenth century. Starting with Common Sense and The Crisis Papers, the talk focuses on Paine’s role in the American Revolution and the creation of an “American” political ideology.

Thursday Aug 17th, 7:30pm

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What is Liberalism?

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
432 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

While for many in the United States liberalism is understood as a loose category of political identification – whose definition has shifted significantly and not always transparently over the past century – fewer people are familiar with liberal political philosophy despite its overwhelming influence on political discourse both left and right....

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Sep 19th, 6:30pm

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Great Decisions 2017

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

Join the longest-running informal foreign affairs discussion program in the country. Increase your awareness and understanding of timely, thought-provoking foreign policy issues involving the US. Each week another thematic/geographic issue is placed in its historical context. Includes Great Decisions 2017 book.

$195

8 sessions

Tuesday Sep 12th, 7pm

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Fundamentalism: An Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side
178 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002

“Fundamentalism” emerged in the late nineteenth century to describe groups of Protestant Christians in the United States that, although varying, most frequently orbited around a key set of practices and principles: a literalist and unmediated reading of text, a desire to purge “new” ideas, and a return to “original” precepts and foundations. ...

$351

4 sessions

Tuesday Sep 12th, 6:30pm

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