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Humanities Institute Symposium

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

Beatrix Farrand was one of the most influential and innovative garden designers of the early 20th century and the only female charter member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Over a 50-year career, she completed design commissions at the White House, the Morgan Library, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine, the Peggy Rockefeller...

Friday Mar 15th, 10am

Irresistible Revolt: A primer in Art in Action

at Classeteria - Bushwick
284 Suydam St, Brooklyn, New York 11237

In 12 weeks we will explore the history of artists using their skills and talents in service of causes greater than themselves over the last 2 centuries, as well as identify and cultivate modern techniques of marrying fine art with social justice causes. As part of the journey, we will conduct a hands on artist’s workshop in which students identify...

$370

12 sessions

Sunday Jan 6th, 12pm

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Distillery Tours

at Kings County Distillery - Navy Yard
299 Sands St, Bldg 121, Brooklyn, New York 11205

On our fun and informative hour long public tour, you'll learn about the fascinating history of American distilling, as well as how our award winning craft whiskey is made and barrel aged onsite. The tour concludes with a tasting of four whiskies. All tour visitors have free access to the boozeum. Notes: Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before....

$14.84

Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

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

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop. Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and keep perfume notes. Formulate three unique signature scents using wax, carrier oils, and...

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Botanical Latin

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

Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar and pronunciation, and learn the history of the binomial system in use today.  Required Texts: Stearn's Dictionary of...

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$251.10
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$279

5 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 10:30am

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Intro to Herbal Medicine

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

Discover the differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy, the three major branches of herbalism, and the fascinating history of herbal medicine. Learn how to choose and store herbs, how to properly take herbal medicines, and how to use several common herbal remedies. Materials included.

Saturday Oct 27th, 11am

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...

Sunday Sep 30th, 2pm

Zoning Analysis and Land Use in NYC

at Baruch College - CAPS - Murray Hill
10010

This course reviews the history of zoning regulations, and how they impact NYC today.  Issues of particular concern to the various communities will be discussed, including land use regulations, building requirements, and preservation. Green building technology and taxes will also be examined. Note: Classroom location listings are also posted...

$369

4 sessions

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 6pm

Intro to Capoeira

at RB Capoeira Brooklyn - Park Slope
316 7th St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable & give you the proper foundation for entering our ongoing classes. The Intro to Capoeira Series will introduce you to the art of Capoeira: an exciting and original workout that come from the unlikely combination of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music. Capoeira is not only a form of exercise, it is...

$150

5 sessions

Thursday Sep 27th, 6:30pm

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Ferntastic Deal

Ferntastic

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

In habitats from the tropics to the poles, the world's 14,000 ferns, horsetails, quillworts, and clubmosses are dynamic, important, and remarkable. Robbin Moran, NYBG Mary Flagler Cary Curator of Botany and President of the New York Chapter Fern Society, is your guide to this unique family of plants. Take a microscopic look at spores being catapulted...

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$76.50
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Friday Sep 28th, 9am

AIANY Industrial Waterway Tour to Freshkills Park

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea
12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Cruise on the vibrant waterways of the Kill Van Kull and the Arthur Kill and into the heart of Freshkills Park in Staten Island on one of our luxury yachts. The AIANY & Freshkills Park planners host this special Classic Harbor Line tour; the only public water tour into the Freshkills waterway. Officially closed in 2001, Freshkills Park is the...

Saturday Sep 22nd, 9:45am

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Get a Clue! Crossword Construction (Ages 55+)

at Sundays at JASA - Hell's Kitchen
524 W 59th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10019

NOTE: The price for this class is for the entire 10-week semester, and applies to all the classes. In other words, once you sign up for any one of the courses, you can attend all the other classes, all day, if you wish. Learn principles of crossword puzzle construction – basic history, finding a theme, making a usable grid, and creating the fill....

$225

10 sessions

Sunday Sep 30th, 2:30pm

Original Crosstown Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - NoLita
Near corner of Spring & Mulberry Streets Meeting area to be provided thru email, New York, New York 10013

Walk the path of New York pizza history on the streets of Little Italy and Greenwich Village where it all began. We’ll hit three pizzerias in 3 hours, walking about a mile through some great downtown neighborhoods! New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why as you trace both 19th-century Italian...

City Tour: Alto y Bajo Manhattan

at LovelyUSA - Chelsea
401 7th Ave, New York, New York 10001

Manhattan is only 1 of the 5 districts of New York, but it houses many treasures that are worth knowing. During the High and Low (Alto y Bajo) Manhattan tour we will travel the Big Apple for 4 hours, first to the Uptown and later to the Downtown. We walk through downtown avenues by an expert guide that reveals all the secrets and history of the city....

Monday Sep 24th, 8am

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Shakespeare with Leo Schaff

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

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare's words, acting out portions of the play, and offering illuminating insights into the Bard's language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. This year, he tackles the history plays. Sep 26 — Henry VI, Part I Part...

$170

7 sessions