Brooklyn Brainery Classes, New York

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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 Gr

$10
+100 pts
T.   Sep 2nd, 6:30pm
All levels

In this class, we'll talk about our legal rights in the real world. What if you're pulled over? Can the cops search you car and under what circumstances? If a friend stays at your place for two months, can you just throw them out whenever you please? Or do you need to go to landlord/tenant court? Can you do anything to get your credit card companie

$10
+100 pts
W.   Sep 3rd, 8:30pm
All levels

Everyone loves movies. This fun workshop is for you and ALL other movie fans.Take a look under the cinematic hood and see how the movie engine runs. We will be discussing how the following four crafts are woven together to create the power of movies.Screenwriting - Blueprint for a MovieActing - Breathing life into CharactersCamera - Directing Visua

$25
+250 pts
Th.   Sep 4th, 7pm
All levels

Juice up your retirement savings with by learning how to reap tax benefits and take advantage of long-term growth using Individual Retirement Accounts(IRAs). In this class, we'll cover: the difference between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRAhow to invest in a Roth IRA even if you are over the income limit· what is a Rollover IRAhow to in

$12
+120 pts
Sa.   Sep 6th, 9:30am
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

$13
+130 pts
Sa.   Sep 6th, 10:30am
All levels
Saturday September 6 10:30am - 12pm 1 Session $13
Saturday September 13 10:30am - 12pm 1 Session $13
Saturday September 13 12:30pm - 2pm 1 Session $13
Saturday September 20 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $13
Saturday September 20 1pm - 2:30pm 1 Session $13
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Most writers - whether we know it or not - have certain themes with which we’re obsessed. While we’re encouraged to follow our passions, obsessions get a bad wrap. Ignore that. From a writing perspective, the good stuff comes from all those obsessions, details and ideas you’ve been mulling over in your head.Obsessions are the themes and topic

$82
+820 pts
Su.   Sep 7th, 10am
All levels

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
+150 pts
M.   Sep 8th, 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
+100 pts
M.   Sep 8th, 8:30pm
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
+370 pts
T.   Sep 9th, 1pm
All levels

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 p

$15
+150 pts
T.   Sep 9th, 6:30pm
All levels

In the museum, at the dinner table, or thumbing through the Culture section of the newspaper, an artwork catches your eye and won't let go. While a deep knowledge of Art History is a fabulous underpinning for talking about art, it is totally unnecessary for having a deep and meaningful discussion about an artwork.In this workshop, we will look at h

$12
+120 pts
T.   Sep 9th, 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,

$40
+400 pts
W.   Sep 10th, 5pm
All levels

We are often introduced to Greek mythology as children. Which is logical, as stories about gods, goddesses, heroes and sphinges (the plural of ‘sphinx’) have enchanted children for hundreds of years. However, you might have missed some of the more gruesome parts of these stories, such as when Heracles murdered his own children or what happ

$11
+110 pts
Th.   Sep 11th, 6:30pm
All levels

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. T

$11
+110 pts
Th.   Sep 11th, 8:30pm
All levels

Students will learn the essentials of design thinking and how to apply in on our work and life. WhatWe'll talk about how anyone can use the design process to approach their problems - any problem. We'll talk about how understanding the context and constraints of a problem can help you discover the keys to a solution and show examples from real-wor

$200
+2000 pts
Sa.   Sep 13th, 9:30am
All levels

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 t

$30
+300 pts
Su.   Sep 14th, 2pm
All levels

This class will examine how the Arab Spring has unfolded in certain countries over the past three years, explain why it did so, and explore where each country is headed. In 2011, springtime came early in the Middle East as several countries experienced for the first time mass popular uprisings that overthrew autocrats long thought invinci

$10
+100 pts
T.   Sep 16th, 6:30pm
All levels

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 bett

$42
+420 pts
W.   Sep 17th, 6:30pm
Beginner

This class will focus on basic conversational American Sign Language vocabulary and discussions about Deaf culture and community. Learn how to communicate without words! You will learn conversational signs, NYC-based signs, finger spelling, what an “accent” looks like and how to communicate using their hands, bodies, and facial expressions. Di

$68
+680 pts
Th.   Sep 18th - Oct 9th, 8:30pm
All levels

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, w

$42
+420 pts
F.   Sep 19th, 1pm
All levels