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Attendees will have a better understanding on the history of Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Landscape architects Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux envisioned Brooklyn’s Prospect Park as a pastoral refuge in the midst of a rapidly urbanizing city. For generations, the park fulfilled its promise, but by 1976 the goddess driving atop the arch in...

$10
T.   Jul 28th, 8:30pm
All levels
(193)

This class is an introduction to putting together a non-fiction book proposal. So, you’ve found a killer true story and you want to write a book about it. How do you start? We’ll go over how to decide if your story is a book or a shorter piece, how to figure out if it’s already been done, what to look for in an agent, the mechanics of a book...

$16
W.   Jul 29th, 6:30pm
All levels
(193)

During the Spanish Civil War, tens of thousands of foreign volunteers joined the International Brigades to aid the embattled Spanish Republic and fight fascism. They risked their lives in defense of a revolutionary democracy surrounded by enemies and adopted the slogan “¡No pasarán!” -- “They shall not pass!” Among their ranks were 2800 Americans...

$10
W.   Jul 29th, 8:30pm
Beginner
(193)

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...

$14
Th.   Jul 30th, 6pm
All levels
(193)

Ever wonder how those beautiful Michelangelo sketches are made? It's not genius or talent, but specific techniques and skills. We'll start with some simple warm ups to get that hand-eye coordination flowing and then delve closely into human anatomy to work towards a very realistic figure. We'll be drawing from Michelangelo's beautiful sketches and...

$30
F.   Jul 31st, 2pm
All levels
(193)

Embroidery has a variety of applications, from customizing clothes to creating your own artwork. This class will take you through eight different stitches. With knots, edging, and basics, you will leave with a finished sampler of all you learned in class as well as the tools to continue further. All materials provided; no experience necessary!

$35
Sa.   Aug 1st, 12pm
Beginner
(193)

Most new digital cameras have video capabilities that are often as easy to use as the photo functions. In this class, we will learn the basics of shooting video on DSLRs – the best practices, settings, editing and common mistakes to avoid when starting out. Before class is up, we will shoot a sequence of shots and make a simple edit with them. We...

$50
M.   Aug 3rd, 6:30pm
Beginner
(193)

In this 2-hour intro class to Sichuan cooking, you'll learn how to whip up delicious Sichuan dishes in your own kitchen. Sichuan cooking is well-known for its addictive spicy dishes. And although the flavors are complex, creating the dishes from scratch is surprisingly easy, with a few key ingredients and techniques. We'll discuss the various uses...

$42
T.   Aug 4th, 6pm
Beginner
(193)

This class is a primer in how to recognize a healthy argument and avoid unhealthy ones. By teaching you the basic tools to construct your own arguments as well as resolve arguments you previously found infuriating, you can successfully learn to ARGUE, not FIGHT! Dreading the thought of asking for a raise at your year end review? Tired of losing...

$10
T.   Aug 4th, 8:30pm
Beginner
(193)

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...

$42
W.   Aug 5th, 5pm
All levels
(193)

Meet and greet starts at 5:30pm. Workshop kicks off at 6pm. Whether you're a newbie movie fan or seasoned cinephile, this workshop is a fun chance to learn more about what goes into the craft of moviemaking. Take a look under the cinematic hood and see how the motion picture engine runs.  We discuss how the following crafts are woven together...

$15
W.   Aug 5th, 6pm
All levels
(193)

This class will trace New York City's protracted struggle to contain its solid waste burden, from the 19th century to the present. We will cover key topics like public health, the Department of Sanitation, the Fresh Kills Landfill, environmental justice, and recycling. We will also discuss the future of municipal solid waste management, and innovative...

$10
Th.   Aug 6th, 8:30pm
All levels
(193)

Are you a collector of images and things, interested in finding meaning in a narrative format? In this 2-day book workshop, students will connect content to form, using the artist book as a vehicle for their message. Students will learn collage and mixed media practices (transferring, working with wet and dry media, proper glues and applications)...

$150
Sa.Su.   Aug 8th, 12pm
All levels
(193)

This lecture will offer a cross-cultural study of the evil eye concept with stories, accounts and illustrated examples from the old world and current day. Among many people and cultures, the fear of the evil eye persists as strongly today as in ancient times. It is believed that men and women can possess the evil eye and direct its negativity toward...

$10
M.   Aug 10th, 8:30pm
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(193)

Since its official "birth" in 1955, the music called rock has marked itself as an expression of rebellion for generations. In this class we will be using an anthropological lens to explore the cultural and political history of rock'n'roll as it has been created and experienced in America. We will also take an historic journey through some of the sights...

$11
T.   Aug 11th, 6pm
All levels
(193)