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Ben Franklin Circle

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Discuss the first seven of Ben Franklin’s virtues — Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity — and answer two questions: How can we improve ourselves and how can we improve our world? In regular small group discussions, Circle members use Franklin’s classic 13 civic virtues to spark discussion about members’...

$140

7 sessions

Thursday Sep 20th, 6:30pm

Beginner Ballet Bun Workshop (Ages 6-11)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn the technique of crafting a perfect ballet bun that can last through every spin, twirl and leap in your upcoming dance class! Dancers will receive a ballet bun kit including all essential accessories to create the perfect bun, participate in a hands-on tutorial, test how their ballet bun lasts in a high energy dance class and create their...

Friday Sep 21st, 4:30pm

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World of Music I: For Movies — Composers & Songwriters

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Music and movies have been inextricably and often gloriously linked since before the “talking picture” in the later 1920’s. This semester we take a broad-ranging look at some of the greatest music ever written for film, whether in the hands of such exceptional composers as Bernard Hermann, Erich Korngold, Aaron Copland, Ennio Morricone, Leonard...

$380

12 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 12:30pm

Food of the Dead: A Culinary History of Funeral Food

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

At the end of an early American funeral, participants were given a cookie: spiced with caraway, and stamped with a special design, they were often kept for years as a memento of the departed. Although mourning traditions have changed over time, and vary from place to place, what they have in common is food and drink. From the home parlour to the funeral...

Tuesday Oct 9th, 8:30pm

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Introducing Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Part II

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Bach completed The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I in 1722. Twenty years later he published an even more ambitious work, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, as one part of an ambitious four-part Keyboard Series, which was a systematic and complete survey of the art of keyboard music from his particular perspective.  In its size and stylistic reach,...

Sunday Oct 14th, 2:30pm

Tarot and the Cup of Receptivity

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

The archetypal images of the tarot connect us to the voice of our inner wisdom. Our subconscious mind uses images as it’s primary method of communication. The images of the tarot, just like the images in dreams, can stimulate deep insights into ourselves and others, leading to a more meaningful life.  In this workshop, we will learn how to...

Saturday Oct 27th, 7pm

Chancellor’s Day: Microbes and the Metropolis

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Discover the science, history, and art of germs, as you explore New York’s long battle against infectious disease in this interactive day filled with tours, workshops, and an introduction to NYC History Day. Explore the groundbreaking exhibition Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis and hear from curator Rebecca Jacobs, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral...

Tuesday Nov 6th, 9am

Know Thy Self: The Hand as a Guide to Self-Fulfillment

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

The hand has been called God’s Road Map. Palmistry is a spiritual gift that is both a science and a universal language.Reading your own palm is like reading a book about yourself, and the story the hand tells us about your strengths and weaknesses, relationships, health, and the best choices for happiness in your life. It reveals the best periods...

Friday Nov 30th, 7pm

Homeowner's Guide to Basic Plumbing

at New York City College of Technology - Downtown Brooklyn
25 Chapel St 4th Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Basic plumbing: How to fix a toilet, install a faucet, stop a drip, or unclog a drain. Save on costly repairs that you can do yourself. Note: Price Includes $20 Registration Fee

$90

Homeowner's Basic Tool Kit

at New York City College of Technology - Downtown Brooklyn
25 Chapel St 4th Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Cut a board, level a shelf; install an anchor bolt in a hollow wall. This class will stock your toolkit with the most useful tools and give you handson tips for using them. Discover your inner handyperson and save money on basic repairs. Note: Price Includes $20 Registration Fee

$90

Behind the Mix of a Hit Song!

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

How does a song like Kesha’s “Woman” become the track, Kesha: “Woman?” What goes into the process of building a fully-produced pop music megahit? How does a sophisticated studio production transfer to live performance, whether in a small club or sold-out arena? Find out from Kesha’s own musical director, David Cook, as he pulls back the...

$150

3 sessions

Hot Meet

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Each session delivers scintillating conversation, artist curated tunes, frosty brewskies, and sizzling slabs of something juicy off the grill.

Free

Employment Strategies

at Noble Desktop - SoHo
594 Broadway Ste 1202, New York, New York 10012

This seminar is designed to enlighten you, inspire you, and give you solid strategies for gaining employment. As both a training center and employer, Noble Desktop is in a unique position to tell you what works and does not work when looking for computer graphics employment. There are a few rules that most graphic designers and production people...

Free

Learn to Juggle (or Get Better)

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In this one-hour session, we'll learn to juggle in slow motion, first with scarves, then with balls.  Juggling is super fun and good for you too! Come have some fun getting fit, brainy, & super coordinated.

$15

The Redemption of The Animals

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Drawing from his personal experience, the work of spiritual philosopher Rudolf Steiner, and other leading thinkers on the inner life and rights of animals, all highlighted in his book, The Redemption of the Animals: Their Evolution, Their Inner Life, and Our Future Together, Prof. Sloan will explore how to reawaken our intimate connection and kinship...

$35