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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
Th.   Mar 5th, 6:30pm
All levels
(97)

Sketching is the fastest and easiest way to convey your ideas, but many of us don't feel comfortable at the front of the room, at the whiteboard. In one dynamic day, you'll get exposed to the fundamentals of capturing conversations and conveying ideas.What will I learn?Visual Vocabulary: How to sketch and represent people, places and things to quickly...

$225
F.   Mar 6th, 9:30am
All levels
(97)

With the Environmental Protection Agency's designation of Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek, Superfund has become a colloquial term and a buzzword in New York City.But what is a Superfund exactly? How are sites placed on the National Priorities List? Who is a responsible party? What does clean-up entail and how does it involve communities? We will cover...

$10
M.   Mar 9th, 8:30pm
All levels
(97)

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 2,200-acres of low-lying marsh, grassland, wetlands and former landfill will...

$8
T.   Mar 10th, 6:30pm
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(97)

Camera technology may always be changing, but good photos throughout the years have a lot in common. Style has evolved since Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first photo from his window in 1826. But from daguerreotypes to instagrams, the photos that draw us in have the same elements and subject matter again and again. Photographers...

$10
T.   Mar 10th, 8:30pm
All levels
(97)

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 tote bag.All materials are provided, but please note you'll have to come back approximately one week later to pick up your tote!

$55
W.   Mar 11th, 6:30pm
All levels
(97)

Have you ever wanted to beat the casinos at their own game? Here's your chance to learn the ins and outs of the game of blackjack and card counting, how counters are both loved and hated by the casinos, and how you don't need to be a math wizard to count cards.In this class, we'll start with the basics and explain the rules...

$25
W.   Mar 11th, 8:30pm
All levels
(97)

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.   Mar 12th, 8:30pm
All levels
(97)

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...

$27
T.   Mar 17th, 3:30pm
All levels
(97)

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
T.   Mar 17th, 6pm
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(97)

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
T.   Mar 17th, 8:30pm
All levels
(97)

Ever wonder where Dan Brown got the idea for Mary Magdalene’s womb being the Holy Grail (belated spoiler alert)? It all traces back to conspiracy theories rooted in turn-of-the-century France. It’s a fascinating story complete with corrupt priests, Fascist secret societies, kings with really long hair, and a new world order.Join...

$10
W.   Mar 18th, 6:30pm
All levels
(97)

Since the mid twentieth century, psychologists, psychiatrists, and neuroscientists have sought to explain mental illness in biological terms. We'll discuss the emergence of influential biological models such as the monoamine hypothesis of depression, the rise of neuropsychopharmacology (the prescription and widespread use of medications such...

$10
W.   Mar 18th, 8:30pm
All levels
(97)

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...

$16
Th.   Mar 19th, 6:30pm
All levels
(97)

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.   Mar 20th, 1pm
Beginner
(97)

Behind every great donation, there’s a story. Go behind the scenes to understand the nuts and bolts of fundraising with three critical areas – databases, foundations and proposals. First, learn how to establish the base of an organization’s success by setting up a database, or in today’s terms, a CRM (Customer Relations...

$11
M.   Mar 23rd, 6:30pm
All levels
(97)

In this class, we’ll shed some light on these “dark” topics - what scientists know so far (or are pretty sure they know), how they know, and what discoveries lie ahead.If you saw Interstellar, you know all you need to about black holes. But there are even more mysterious topics in astronomy – what is dark matter? Dark energy? Are they related?...

$10
M.   Mar 23rd, 8:30pm
All levels
(97)

Take a look under the cinematic hood and see how the motion picture engine runs. We discuss how the following four crafts are woven together to create the power of movies:Screenwriting - Blueprint for a MovieActing - Breathing life into CharactersCamera -  Directing Visual StoriesEditing - Putting the Puzzle Together  You...

$15
T.   Mar 24th, 4:15pm
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(97)

East of the Hudson River lies the biggest consumer market in the United States. Yet many New Yorkers are unaware of how the things we buy, from produce to luxury goods make their way to our shores and stores.This class will illuminate the often invisible world of goods movement, and the interaction of ship, rail, air, and truck freight in New York...

$10
T.   Mar 24th, 6:30pm
All levels
(97)

Make your sex life extra hot with our friendly tips for trying new things. Whether you’re in the bedroom or the Red Room, we’ll share easy ways to incorporate toys and new sensations, try a fun role play, and amp up the moves you already love. 

$35
T.   Mar 24th, 7:30pm
All levels
(97)