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The Sumerians: History's Innovators

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

Over six thousand years ago, the marshes of Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) were home to a remarkable and ingenious group of people. Known as the Sumerians, they were the first to use writing and the first to live in cities. They rode the first wheeled vehicles, founded our modern system of mathematics and made detailed observations of the planets and...

Tuesday Dec 18th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Versus

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

WrestleMania meets Debate Club Your hosts Meg Pierson, Zak Martellucci, and Dustin Growick lead a rotating cast of special guest experts in a battle royale of serious—and not so serious—topics.  Who will come out on top? Dinosaurs or mammals? Biology or physics? Space or oceans? Chock-full of trivia, games, and prizes,...

Saturday Jan 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Upper West Side Central Park W , New York, New York 10024

Dinosaurs! Science! Adventure! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science...

Friday Dec 14th, 11am - 1pm

Brownstones Ballot Boxes Suffrage Tour

at Archive on Parade - Brooklyn Heights 158 Hicks St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Meet the badass Brooklynites who brought us the ballot. Behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ most gracious brownstones lies the history of firebrand feminism! The wise “women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators who made some of the foremost contributions to the Suffrage movement. Join us for a walk through their...

Saturday Dec 15th, 1:30pm - 3pm

New York’s Holiday History

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Full Course Name: New York’s Holiday History from George Washington to Andy Warhol In other parts of the world, Santa Claus might be coming to town, but he’s from this town! Saint Nick is the Patron Saint of New York City, and Santa as we know him is a hometown boy. In this look at New York’s holiday history, we’ll find out which of New York’s...

Saturday Dec 15th, 3pm - 4pm

Sloshed SATs

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Hold on to your number 2 pencils, we’re taking on the SATs. We've taken high school’s most stressful test, sprinkled some comedy on it, and turned it into a drinking game! Your favorite test proctor and comedian Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) has combined bar-room trivia with real SAT quizzes to create NYC's booziest classroom. Whether you've...

Saturday Dec 15th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy 30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Complete Course Title: A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing: an Introduction to Marx In the mid-nineteenth century, a young Karl Marx wrote, in the form of a published open letter to Arnold Ruge: “But if the designing of the future and the proclamation of ready-made solutions for all time is not our affair, then we realize all the more clearly...

Monday Jan 28th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

World History, World Literature & You (for Teens)

at Classeteria - Bushwick 284 Suydam St, Brooklyn, New York 11237

In this course, we will use literature as a point of entry into three thousand years of history, society, and culture that has led to you being a teenager in the United States in 2018.  We will study texts from a wide variety of times and places, including Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific Rim, from ancient times to right now....

Sunday Jan 6th, 2:30pm - 4pm

  (20 sessions)
$600

20 sessions

Landscape Design History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion.  Landscape designs will be...

Tuesday Jan 8th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

  (9 sessions)
$655

9 sessions

A Lot On The Mind: Autism

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Come join us for a night of educational and theatrical fun while learning about some of the most misunderstood and stigmatized neurological disorders! Each month we’ll highlight a different neurological disorder and address the science behind the disorder, research being done in that field, and the stigmas patients face, featuring performances from...

Wednesday Jan 9th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Partitions: the Politics of Separation

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill 275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

From the population exchange that forged modern Greece and Turkey to the post-WWII division of South Asia and Palestine to the more recent dissolution of Yugoslavia, the 20th century was a time of partition and the compulsory movement of peoples. Often narrated as the inevitable result of different national and ethnic groups inhabiting the same territory–the...

Tuesday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Chocolate: A Journey into a Bittersweet History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

For 5,000 years, cacao has been a plant that brings out the best and worst in mankind. Ethnobotanist Brian Hockaday will trace the journey of Theobroma cacao, from its earliest use as an alcoholic beverage to its pivotal role in Mayan society and politics, and from its adoption by colonial powers to its expanding role in modern global economics,...

Wednesday Feb 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Why Your Train is F*cked: The History of the MTA

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Why Your Train is F*cked: A love/hate show about the history of the MTA You know when your train is f*cked – this is the show that tells you WHY. Get on board for a deep dive into the history of the MTA. Whether you love it, hate it, or want to compose more informed rage-tweets about it during your next 20 minute delay – we’ve got you covered....

Thursday Jan 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Identity and Social Theory

at The New School - Greenwich Village 66 W 12th St, New York, New York 10011

Social theory, both classical and contemporary, has always wrestled with the issue of identity, seeking to interpret and explain the social processes and political struggles by means of which individual and collective identities are construed. Since the dawn of modernity, human identity—who we are as individual and collective beings—has not been...

Thursday Jan 24th, 6pm - 8pm

  (16 sessions)
$800

16 sessions

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