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Hall and Oates, Ben and Jerry, Mary-Kate and Ashley; history's filled with amazing duos. When it comes to New York City parks and the history of landscape design, though, there's one duo that stands above the rest. Olmsted and Vaux.Starting in the 1850's with their collaboration on Central Park, they would work together to drastically change the face...

$9
Th.   Jan 29th, 6:30pm
All levels
(88)

Finnegans Wake: Approaching and Appreciating James Joyce's Baffling MasterpieceNotoriously called the most difficult novel ever written, thought of as either a colossal joke (or waste of time) or the greatest work of genius ever - James Joyce's Finnegans Wake has fascinated and repelled the literary world since its release in 1939.In this class we...

$9
W.   Feb 4th, 8:30pm
All levels
(88)

In this class, we'll chart the development, decline, and rebirth of the Brooklyn waterfront, from 19th century port to 21st century playground. With the dual lens of preservation and renewal, we'll examine how communities, real estate interests and the City have reshaped the waterfront from Greenpoint to Sunset Park since the 1970s.

$10
M.   Feb 9th, 6:30pm
All levels
(88)

In this hands-on class, students will learn the art of batik, a wax-resist dyeing technique, and will practice different techniques using wax and dye. We'll then use these techniques to create a custom scarf.All materials are provided, though please note you'll have to come back one week later to pick up your scarf!

$60
W.   Feb 11th, 6:30pm
All levels
(88)

Since its publication in the early 1st century AD, Ovid's poem The Art of Love (Ars Amatoria) has been one of the most popular and controversial works of literature to have survived from the Roman Empire. While on its surface The Art of Love is a humorous and lighthearted look at the dating scene in early Imperial Rome, the poem also serves as a subversive...

$10
W.   Feb 11th, 8:30pm
All levels
(88)

St. Valentine's Day on February 14th is arguably the last of the important winter holidays celebrated in America today.In this class we'll explore the cultural and historical meaning and practices of Valentine's Day. We'll spend some time on the ancient roots of the holiday, but we will mainly focus our attention on the holiday as it has been practiced...

$10
Th.   Feb 12th, 6:30pm
All levels
(88)

Add a bit of excitement and arboreal enjoyment to your winter walks with a lesson in tree identification! Look closely at the tree's wintry bits: buds, bark, and fruiting bodies and your snowy sojourns will be evermore enchanting.Note: This class is outdoors for the entire session, please dress appropriately for the weather.Saturday,...

$13
Su.   Feb 15th, 11am
All levels
(88)
Sunday February 15 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $13
Saturday February 28 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $13
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There are plenty of reasons why making your own surface cleaner is an excellent idea.Whether you're concerned about saving money, the environment, or your health, this simple DIY project will make a difference! In this class we'll cover the various ingredients you can use to clean grimy kitchen surfaces and glass. We'll talk about the possible components...

$12
T.   Feb 17th, 3pm
All levels
(88)

The ongoing development of Freshkills Park is one of the most ambitious public works projects in the history of New York City, using state of the art ecological restoration techniques in an extraordinary setting for recreation, public art, and environmental investigation.The City of New York established the Fresh Kills Landfill in 1948, before there...

$8
T.   Feb 17th, 6:30pm
All levels
(88)

Participants will learn history behind the filthy Gowanus Canal. Nestled between the hip and hardly inexpensive neighborhoods Park Slope and Carroll Gardens is the Gowanus Canal: Brooklyn’s most infamous toxic waste site. While many are aware that the canal is smelly or that bodies have been dumped there, the Gowanus is more than an open sewer: it...

$10
T.   Feb 17th, 8:30pm
All levels
(88)
Tuesday February 17 8:30pm - 10pm 1 Session $10
Thursday March 5 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $10
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For the third time in three decades, the world finds itself at war in Iraq, this time against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a terror group too extreme for al-Qaeda. But what is ISIS, where did it come from, and how did it take over so much territory so quickly? What kind of threat...

$10
Th.   Feb 19th, 6:30pm
All levels
(88)

In this class, you will learn the basic skills to make your own small tapestry style weaving, from start to finish! You don’t need any experience to join this class-you'll learn how to dress the loom, start the weaving, add a pattern or two, and tie it off. What you will take home is a pretty little wall hanging, or pot holder, or doll blanket, whatever...

$45
F.   Feb 20th, 1pm
Beginner
(88)

Learn the basics of knitting to make your first hat or scarf just in time for the heart of winter.In our class we'll learn the knit and purl stitches as well as how to cast on and bind off. During class, you'll practice these building blocks with lots of individualized help, and we'll send you home with a simple...

$40
Sa.   Feb 21st, 1pm
Beginner
(88)

Together, we’ll explore case studies of successful nonprofits, large and small, from Teach for America to Girls Who Code. Then, you’ll perfect the art of the ask - forget the slideshow and brochure, it’s all about the conversation and we’ll role play for your success to overcome any fears you might have of making that major ask to fund your...

$11
M.   Feb 23rd, 6:30pm
All levels
(88)

In this class you'll learn the basics for creating a non-comedogenic, waterproof, natural sunblock and moisturizer with anti-inflammatory properties and no harmful chemicals. Sounds awesome, right?!During this hands-on class, we will work together in small groups to create the final product. Each participant will take home a sample...

$23
T.   Feb 24th, 3pm
All levels
(88)

Investing in a DLSR camera is just the first step in making good photographs. Now that you have the equipment, get introduced to the basics of photography and how DLSRs work. In this class, we'll cover the basics exposure controls and capture modes across all kinds of DSLRs, along with their ramifications, which will provide a basis for taking better...

$45
T.   Feb 24th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(88)

Come learn about what's being made in NYC today and what you can do to support local manufacturing. We'll cover industrial policy, business incubators, R&D, hybrid manufacturing, and the craft food movement, among other highlights. For decades, American and urban manufacturing charted a steep decline, a byproduct of globalization and outsourcing. Today,...

$10
W.   Feb 25th, 8:30pm
All levels
(88)

This intro class will begin to enhance your skills in public speaking, focused listening, responding, flexibility and specificity – leading to greater confidence and lower inhibitions when speaking or presenting. Improvisation is not just something for actors and comedians. MBA Students are being asked to take improv classes. Why? The answer is the...

$27
Th.   Feb 26th, 4pm
All levels
(88)

In this class, students will learn the presentation skills essential to become a more interesting speaker. One of the top fears in the world is public speaking. And some people make it look so simple – they use the right tone, the right gestures, project correctly and enunciate every word. Your school doesn’t necessarily offer a class in how to...

$25
Th.   Feb 26th, 6:30pm
All levels
(88)

In this class, they will take you through the necessary steps to mine your life for good stories and amaze an audience with your performance. Have you ever been stranded on a remote island for years at a time? Gotten into a fistfight with a cop? Peed in your pants in front of the high school rowing team? Do you have a funny or heartbreaking story to...

$37
T.   Mar 3rd, 1pm
All levels
(88)