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You may already be familiar with The Canterbury Tales though perhaps only through forced readings. But it is a truly odd, unique, beautiful, and funny piece of literature, that also happens to be wonderfully subversive and rude. This class is an opportunity to explore what makesThe Canterbury Tales so special and why they're still worth your time.

$10
M.   Sep 22nd, 6:30pm
All levels

New York is home to one of the most thriving jazz scenes in the world, and many of jazz's greatest historical happenings took place right here. This course will give students a first step in taking advantage the local scene. Exploring the world of jazz can be daunting. The music is often both complex and abstract, the venues are off the beaten path

$10
T.   Sep 23rd, 8:30pm
All levels
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This class will teach you fact-checking basics, whether you’re applying for a job as a fact checker (although rare, they do still exist) or you need to double-check your own writing. So you’ve written an article, blog post, book, or other item of nonfiction and you’re ready to publish. Before you foist it on the public: are you sure each and

$15
W.   Sep 24th, 6:30pm
All levels

The yellow taxi is a New York icon. But when we hop into a cab, how often do we think about why taxis work the way they do? Why are cabs yellow (or green, or black), and how does that affect their drivers' bottom line and personality? Why do taxis disappear at 5pm? What are medallions, and are they *really* worth $1 million? Where did those credit

$11
W.   Sep 24th, 8:30pm
All levels

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 su

$10
Th.   Sep 25th, 6:30pm
All levels

Get outside and learn to identify trees by branch patterns, fruit bodies and more! Celebrate the season with an advanced beginner's course in tree identification!Get outside and learn to identify trees by the details: bark, buds, and tree form (no leaves yet!). Class will start with an overview of identification terminology and then move outside to

$13
Sa.   Sep 27th, 10:30am
All levels
Saturday September 27 10:30am - 12pm 1 Session $13
Saturday September 27 12:30pm - 2pm 1 Session $13
Saturday October 4 10:30am - 12pm 1 Session $13
Saturday October 4 12:30pm - 2pm 1 Session $13
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Join us for a three hour exploration of the petroleum and waste transfer districts of the Newtown Creek watershed in North Brooklyn. This fascinating tour covers about three miles of the heart of the Greenpoint Oil Spill. We will be heading for the thrice damned Kosciuszko Bridge, which is scheduled for a demolition and replacement project which wi

$25
Su.   Sep 28th, 10am
All levels

The telling of British royal history tends to focus on the English line, and their influence on England. Well here is your chance to hear the story of Scotland’s monarchs and their colourful and often bloody role in shaping Scotland and Britain. In 1603, one of the momentous events in history occurred when the Scottish King, James VI inherited th

$10
M.   Sep 29th, 6:30pm
All levels

In this class, we will take a closer look at the life of a few tasty fruits and vegetables - out in the fields, on the truck, in the store or at the market - and learn how to spot the qualities of a winner. Students will come away with agricultural, biochemical, nutritional, and culinary knowledge on fruits and vegetables that can be applied to pro

$12
T.   Sep 30th, 8:30pm
All levels

Just in time for CMJ to blow into town this October, this class will focus on the less glamorous side of the music business, taking a look at all of the very necessary marketing practices to help your band make a splash.Topics will include:Social Media TacticsHow to Build a Mailing ListHow to Write a Press ReleaseDo's and Don'ts of PitchingFollow-u

$12
W.   Oct 1st, 6:30pm
All levels

In 2013, Americans gave away approximately $335 billion, according to Giving USA. The majority of those dollars came from individuals - $240 billion of it, nearly 72%. So, what’s the art or science to charitable giving? This class will teach you how to craft a fundraising strategy in order to launch your million dollar non-profit idea.Because the

$11
Th.   Oct 2nd, 6:30pm
All levels

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 t

$37
M.   Oct 6th, 1pm
All levels

In this hands-on workshop you’ll have access to all the materials needed to make your own beautiful kokedama and will be taken step by step through the unique process. Everyone will make two kokedama to take home with them at the end of the night. Originating in Japan, kokedama are living plant and moss balls. Traditionally displayed sitting, th

$50
M.   Oct 6th, 6pm
All levels

Have a smart phone? Tablet? Macbook? Then you are a few small and very affordable steps away from having professional music making tools at your disposal. Mobile technology has made writing, recording, and performing music easier and more accessible than ever before. No previous experience necessary.In this class we'll go through the first steps of

$10
M.   Oct 6th, 8:30pm
All levels

It has become pretty commonplace to rattle off words at lunchtime like “antioxidant,” “beta-carotene,” and “Vitamin B12” without having the faintest idea as to what they do in our bodies, or why they are so important to eat. In this class, we will travel back in time to seventh grade biology, and take a closer look at how some really co

$11
T.   Oct 7th, 8:30pm
All levels

In this class, we’ll learn the basics of wrapping and how to make both Chinese dumplings and wontons.Love dumplings and eager to make them at home? Join us in this 2 hour dumpling extravaganza!Then we will move on to the cooking process, to learn a sure-fire method for pan-frying dumplings to crispy perfection. As for the wontons, so you can lear

$40
W.   Oct 8th, 5pm
All levels

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!

$55
Th.   Oct 9th, 6:30pm
All levels

Learn to make sushi at home in this fun hands-on class as part of Asian Cooking Camp weekend. We'll cover the ins-and-outs of making seasoned sushi rice, selecting sushi-grade fish, and preparing all your ingredients for rolling. Once we have the basics down, you'll get hands-on practice learning a variety of sushi-making techniques, including:Hoso

$75
Su.   Oct 12th, 11am
Beginner
Sunday October 12 11am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Sunday October 12 2:30pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $75
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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

$15
M.   Oct 13th, 6:30pm
All levels

You will learn how to turn un-spun wool into your own miniature 3D creation, and you'll walk away with a finished project and some basic supplies to continue crafting beyond the classroom. From Etsy to Martha Stewart, needle felting has been making the rounds in the craft world. As an added bonus, you'll finally understand exactly why your wool swe

$40
T.   Oct 14th, 6:30pm
Beginner