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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...

Monday Apr 23rd, 1:30pm

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The History of Gin

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

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties,gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

Monday Apr 30th, 6:30pm

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The Myth of Progress: Our Most Violent Fantasy

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

In recent years, some conservative and neoliberal academics have touted the idea that human societies are evolving toward a less violent state. Progress, such scholars claim, is an inherent quality of our species, and history moves in one direction. But what if the notion of progress itself is, in fact our most enduring fuel for violence? Let us look...

Friday May 11th, 7pm

Tree Climbing for Arborists

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Improve your climbing skills by learning techniques such as rope setting, knot tying, body thrusting, doublecrotching, foot locking, and limb walking. Taught on the Garden grounds, this class offers expert instruction and critique.  Wear comfortable clothing, sturdy work, or hiking boots, and light leather or cloth gloves. All other equipment...

$435

4 sessions

Saturday Jun 9th, 9am

Holistic Nutrition - Energetic Approach

at Love & Compassion Soul Oasis Center - Murray Hill
124 E 40th St 12 Fl, Ste PH, New York, New York 10016

The body is the temple of your soul. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. A conscious diet serves as the solid foundation for healing and sustainable health. All modern Western dietary theories take on nutrients, such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, but they often overlook energetic factors. Foods are not just made...

Thursday May 17th, 6:30pm

Shorinji Kempo for Students (under 21 years old)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$80

4 sessions

Wednesday May 2nd, 7:30pm

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Shorinji Kempo for Students (21 years old and above)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$100

4 sessions

Wednesday May 2nd, 7:30pm

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Shorinji Kempo for Adults

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$150

4 sessions

Wednesday May 2nd, 7:30pm

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Completely Unofficial, Definitely Unlicensed Boy Wizard

at Museum Hack - Central Park
1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

Course title: Completely Unofficial & Definitely Unlicensed Boy Wizard Tour of the Met Have you been waiting for an owl to tap on your window since you turned 11 years old? Have your Potter-loving friends and family ever referred to you as a “Muggle” (and you had no idea whether or not you should be insulted, but were too afraid to ask)?...

Saturday May 5th, 3pm

A Quest For Meaning: A Search for Wisdom

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

Full Course Name: A Quest For Meaning: A Search for Wisdom Across Three Continents – A Film Screening A Quest For Meaning, is a film about blending the wisdom and unique lives of an urban gardener, a cellular biologist, an itinerant shaman, and a singer-turned-CEO. It is a journey that highlights a lost generation in search of wisdom and common...

Sunday May 6th, 6:30pm

DASA: Dignity for All Students

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

This 6-hour class is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification and licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The course addresses the social patterns toward an understanding how climate and culture affect these behaviors. Participants...

$105

Telling My Truth

at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Park Slope
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Deborah Howard will share from her memoir, Mystery of Memory: Telling My Truth; Standing My Ground, her story as an incest survivor struggling to overcome self-doubt, find her voice and believe in herself. Deborah’s story reveals a personal journey of how families and society actively deny girls and women their voice and invalidate their reality....

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Feminism and the Frankfurt School

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Despite placing an explicit focus on regressive family structures, patriarchy, masculine domination of nature, and repressive sexuality, the first generation of Frankfurt School critical theorists was notoriously a boys’ club. While this certainly reflected historical norms at the time, it is particularly noteworthy as many of the original contributions...

$315

4 sessions

The Evolution of Racism

at Think Olio - Flatiron
110 E 25th St, New York, New York 10010

Why does racism persist more than fifty years after the passage of Civil Rights Legislation?  Why do people have different understandings of what racism is?  With Charlottesville and other examples of open racial bigotry, can we assume that white nationalism is on the rise?  This two-part olio will lend some insight into these questions...

$40

2 sessions

Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Virginia Woolf’s writing audaciously expanded the boundaries of modern fiction, reshaping our ideas about the ability of the novel to represent ordinary life and register swift, historical change.  “Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall,” she advised, signaling her prescription for a kind of...

$315

4 sessions