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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.   Nov 1st, 11am
All levels
(60)
Saturday November 1 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $13
Saturday November 8 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $13
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Traditional Iranian cuisine combines layers of flavors and a flourish of textures with a heavenly result that delights the senses and taste buds. Fluffy rice steaming fragrant with saffron; succulent stews infused with herbs and fruits, tangy and savory at once; enchanting staple ingredients like saffron, berberries, dried limes, pomegranates and cardamom;...

$12
Su.   Nov 2nd, 11:30am
All levels
(60)

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 Grand...

$10
M.   Nov 3rd, 8:30pm
All levels
(60)
Monday November 3 8:30pm - 10pm 1 Session $10
Monday November 17 8:30pm - 10pm 1 Session $10
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The class teaches each student how to fit a harness, tie basic knots, manage risk associated with climbing, and manage the ropes for another climber while they climb. You’ll leave with all the mandatory knowledge to be able to use the top ropes, and an extra day pass with gear rental to come back for your belay test!Learn the Ropes is Brooklyn...

$60
T.   Nov 4th, 8pm
All levels
(60)

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 how...

$12
W.   Nov 5th, 6:30pm
All levels
(60)

Just in time for the spooky aftermath of Halloween, let's explore America's favorite fears: vampires, werewolves, and more! Leave Bram Stoker in the dust with a new favorite blood-sucker like Varney the Vampire, and learn whether silver bullets are your only hope against the wolfman. We'll be exploring ancient history, traditional folklore, as well...

$10
W.   Nov 5th, 8:30pm
All levels
(60)

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
Th.   Nov 6th, 8:30pm
All levels
(60)

Get outside and learn about bark, leaves, and fruit with your little one!  Celebrate Autumn with a family friendly exploration of the street trees of New York City. This neighborhood walk and talk will engage families with children ages 8-9 in looking closely and learning about trees. All children must be accompanied by an...

$18
Sa.   Nov 8th, 10:30am
All levels
(60)

This class will explore the unique and oft forgotten history of New York City and the American Revolution. Starting with the Stamp Act riots in lower Manhattan to the Battle of Brooklyn, Kips Bay and Harlem Heights, to Washington’s Inauguration, NYC and The Revolution will focus on the people, places, landmarks, and hidden history of the City.This...

$10
M.   Nov 10th, 8:30pm
All levels
(60)

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
W.   Nov 12th, 1pm
All levels
(60)

This class will walk you through the history of familiar Southern sound as you listen to some songs that best explain and explore different facets of the genre. From road side honky tonks down through Nashville and out to Bakersfield- country music is everywhere. But how much do you know about the most widely programmed music in the nation? From the...

$9
W.   Nov 12th, 6:30pm
All levels
(60)

By some estimates, for every New Yorker you see walking around on the streets, there’s one New Yorker underground, riding the train. That’s right - 1/2 of New York’s population is on some form of public transportation at any given moment.This miraculous statistic means that the city we know truly couldn’t exist without its subways, buses, and...

$10
W.   Nov 12th, 8:30pm
All levels
(60)

In this class, you'll learn how to link fun and colorful semi-precious stones using head pins and pliers. Walk away with a couple pairs of your very own fabulous earrings in silver or gold and the knowledge to create them on your own.We'll also talk about places to source tools and beads both in person and on the internet....

$35
Th.   Nov 13th, 6pm
All levels
(60)

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
W.   Nov 19th, 6:30pm
All levels
(60)

Did you know right across the Hudson in New Jersey is a land of adventure? Of a giant waterfall in a national park, an abandoned baseball stadium, a world-class museum (with a renown permanent Tibetan exhibit), the third largest basilica in the US, a river-side park with 2,000 cherry blossom trees (more than DC), an operating 85 year old movie palace,...

$10
W.   Nov 19th, 8:30pm
All levels
(60)

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.   Nov 20th, 8:30pm
All levels
(60)

Losing your job can be scary. After all, you rely on your workplace for your paycheck, health insurance and retirement savings, in addition to other perks. So what do you do when your job is on the chopping block?This class is appropriate for anyone who has been laid off, fears a layoff, wants to know how to prepare for a future layoff, or is thinking...

$8
Sa.   Nov 22nd, 9:30am
All levels
(60)

Do you like puzzles? Do you enjoy taking apart machinery and reassembling it? Do you see stories within other stories? Whether or not you fancy yourself a poet, this class will give you new ways to tell stories.We'll use newspapers, magazines, song lyrics, book excerpts, and even other poems to write our found poetry. Individual and partner exercises...

$22
Sa.   Nov 22nd, 12:30pm
All levels
(60)

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 topics...

$82
Su.   Nov 23rd, 10am
All levels
(60)

This class will talk about the origins of Punk Rock, the bands that shaped the movement, the clubs where they played, the people who made an impact on the scene, and what it all means. Explore the music, people, scene, and movement of the most misunderstood pop-culture phenomenon. Punk is one of the most influential forms of music created in the last...

$10
M.   Nov 24th, 8:30pm
All levels
(60)