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New York: City of the Dead

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

New York City is dense with the dead. From the sprawling acres of Green-Wood in Brooklyn and Woodlawn in the Bronx, to the hidden urban corners of the New York Marble Cemetery in the East Village and Trinity Church Cemetery on Wall Street, the eternal New Yorkers are a silent, but considerable, population. But much more than just places of morbid...

Thursday Nov 9th, 8:30pm

Fencing for Adult Beginners

at Brooklyn Fencing Center - Gowanus
600 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Fencing is a unique sport, rich in history, that offers something for everyone! It challenges you mentally and physically in a way that few pastimes can. Tired of those boring stretches on the treadmill? Try fencing! It's a great workout that challenges your mind, too. And yes, adults can compete: there are even specific divisions for fencers 40-plus,...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 7:30pm

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Faith in the Five Boroughs

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

Next in our Only in New York series, host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Pastor Kenneth Hart, the self-proclaimed, young "Hood Pastor" of an unorthodox new church in Harlem, and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world's largest LGBT synagogue.  Reception to follow with beer courtesy...

Tuesday Nov 14th, 7pm

Free Intro: Applications and Uses of Essential Oils

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

Complete Name: FREE INTRO: Applications and Uses of Essential Oils: For Healing Body, Mind & Spirit A separate paid course will cover the following topics: Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils as healing agents, has a long history in many cultures. This class will provide an overview of the basics of aromatherapy and introduce us to a...


Thursday Nov 16th, 6pm

Rodin at the MET

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Central Park
1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

Auguste Rodin was initially rejected from the École de Beaux-Arts, which turned out to be a great thing for art history. This enabled him to think outside the box and generate new types of artistic expression.  To celebrate the centennial of Rodin’s death, the MET has brought all of its Rodin holdings together in an illuminating exhibition....

Friday Nov 17th, 6:30pm

Know Your Rights? Know Your Rights!

at Think Olio - Midtown
51 W 52nd St, New York, New York 10019

Our legal system is not infallible. The law has protected the institution of slavery. It has inhibited equal rights. It has perpetuated ignorance, intolerance, and wrongful imprisonment. Justice, despite the popular cliché, is far from blind. But the law has also been a powerful ally to the forces of liberty and equality. It cast off the shackles...


4 sessions

Tuesday Nov 7th, 7pm

Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights
1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Get your hands dirty in this workshop as you learn the art of Kokedama, the cultivation of a plant encased in a hanging ball of moss. After a brief discussion on the history of kokedama and a hands-on demo by the instructor, you will pick a houseplant to repot in a moss ball and spend the rest of the workshop perfecting your craft.  Everyone...

Saturday Dec 16th, 2pm

Hydrosols: Therapeutic Waters Of Plant Medicine

at NY Institute of Aromatherapy - East Village
530 E 13th St, New York, New York 10009

Steam distilling aromatic plant material gives us two gifts: essential oils and hydrosols. Hydrosols are the forever changed waters created through the distillation process. You may have heard of and already use rose water or orange blossom water—hydrosols have been used for centuries for their gentle therapy. Hydrosols can be made from aromatic...

Wednesday Nov 8th, 6:30pm

LES / East Village Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - East Village
Meets in East Village / Lower East Side Meeting place to be provided thru email, New York, New York 10003

Explore the pizza-dense East Village and Lower East Side as you hit three unique pizzerias on this 2.5 hour tour. You’ll see century-old brick ovens and classic slice joints that will fill your belly with deliciousness and your mind with pizza knowledge. New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why...

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Applications and Uses of Essential Oils

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

Complete name : Applications and Uses of Essential Oils: For Healing Body, Mind and Spirit Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils as healing agents, has a long history in many cultures. This class will provide an overview of the basics of aromatherapy and introduce us to a wide range of aromatherapeutic techniques we can put to use in many aspects...


3 sessions

Thursday Nov 30th, 6pm

The Medicinal Uses of Essential Oils

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

This weekend with leading aromatherapist David Crow, one of the world’s foremost experts in botanical medicine and Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems, will offer an in-depth training in the therapeutic uses of essential oils and the principles and practice of Aromatherapy. This workshop can be of great benefit to all levels of aromatherapists,...


3 sessions

Friday Nov 3rd, 6:30pm

Public & Private:Twin Poles of Landscape Architecture

at New York Botanical Garden - Murray Hill
58 Park Ave, New York, New York 10016

Renowned landscape architect Laurie Olin, AFLA, creates elegant environments that can seamlessly accommodate heavy human and vehicular traffic, while providing beautiful, restful spaces from which to watch the world go by. Here in New York City, we experience the transformative nature of his work when we stride through Columbus Circle or linger in...

Monday Nov 6th, 6:30pm

Heidegger: Truth, Technology, and Poetry

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Sometime in the early 1930’s, Heidegger’s thought is supposed to have undergone a change. His philosophical project shifted from the “fundamental ontology” of his early work Being and Time—foundational to the development of wartime and post-war “existentialism”—to what he would come to describe as Seinsgeschichte—a “history...


4 sessions

Monday Nov 20th, 6:30pm

The Evolution of a Neighborhood Tour of the East

at SusanSez NYC Walkabouts - East Village
St Marks Pl & 2nd Ave 39 St Mark Inc., New York, New York 10003

NYC neighborhoods are always evolving - it's part of what makes the city so fascinating. Manhattan's East Village is a perfect example of this evolution; from German, Irish immigrant communities, to wealthy landowners, to trend-setting hipsters. Experience the diversity in history, culture, and of course cuisine!  From Peter Stuveysant’s “bouwerie”...


Sunday Nov 12th, 11am

The Wild Garden

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

A rebuke to the rigidly patterned bright flower beds of formal Victorian garden design, William Robinson's 1870 revolutionary manifesto, The Wild Garden, championed herbaceous borders, untidy edges, and naturalistic drifts of hardy perennial plants, permanently changing garden history.  Examine the design principles advocated by Robinson,...


2 sessions

Friday Feb 2nd, 10am