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Politics 101

at Be Social Change - Chelsea
601 W 26th St Suite 325, New York, New York 10001

Politics 101 is a deep dive into the hidden mechanisms that drive politics and political decision making in the United States. The systems and procedures of power in our democracy are often obscured from the view of the very people it’s meant to serve. This workshop addresses several key topics which are ignored by political science classes, the...

Monday Oct 29th, 7pm

Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self

at Think Olio - Murray Hill
135 Madison Ave Floor 8, New York, New York 10016

Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self and the Politics of Love Often cited as the seminal text of modern feminist theory, Simone de Beauvoir’s  1949 publication, The Second Sex still deeply resonates with readers who seek to understand the pervasive oppression of women. The magnum opus of her long and prolific career as a writer...

Wednesday Oct 17th, 7:30pm

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History's Most Notorious Female Killers

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

From Countess Bathory to Belle Gunness, this lecture will cover a millennium of violence and mayhem committed by women. While not reaching the same depths of ill-deserved fame as their male counterparts, these women and their crimes provide a fascinating insight into what it meant to be a violent member of "the fairer sex."

Monday Oct 22nd, 8:30pm

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...

Talmud²

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

Rabbi Scott Perlo (Associate Director of 92Y’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life) teaches two nights of Judaism’s magnum opus, the Talmud, taught in English. Jump right into the text of this famous work of Jewish genius. For participants of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge.

$36

2 sessions

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 7pm

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...

Wednesday Oct 17th, 1:30pm

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Modern Palestine: a Historical Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Perpetually in the news and commanding a tremendous amount of scholarly attention, Palestine remains a flashpoint in a number of contemporary debates: about war, colonization, and violence, religious and ethnic identity, nationalism and self-determination, modes of resistance, the role of international institutions, diasporic politics, academic freedom,...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Oct 17th, 6:30pm

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,...

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Abracadabra to Alchemy: 7000 Years of Magic

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Trace the journey of magic through its exciting and hotly debated formative years. From the performance of the “cup and ball” trick observed in ancient Rome through medieval incantations and potions, the story of magic will enchant you.

Thursday Oct 18th, 6:30pm

History Series: Charles Lindbergh

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

History Series: Charles Lindbergh - The Twentieth Century America's First Great Hero Lindbergh continues to fuel popular imagination, both with his daring aviation exploits and his colorful life. This class will examine a complex man who was full of contradictions, but all will agree, was an important American hero. Suggested Readings: ...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Oct 25th, 8pm

The History of Gin

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

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties,gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

Thursday Nov 15th, 6:30pm

Cramming for the Midterms

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

The science behind why our politics got so insane (and what we can do about it) This is a series about the fundamental principles of social and political life. If you’re looking for a rundown of “he-said,” “she-said” analyses, or a bunch of talking heads talking past each other on today’s top issues, you’re in the wrong place. Instead,...

Wednesday Oct 24th, 6:30pm

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William Niblo and His Pleasure Garden of Yore

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

William Niblo, an Irish immigrant to New York City at the end of the 18th century, rose from his initial position in the hostelry and tavern business in Lower Manhattan to found an immensely popular “coffee house,” and then opened an enormous pleasure garden in the London tradition at the northern limits of the populated City in 1828. Initially...

Thursday Oct 18th, 6:30pm

Music, Art, and Ideology: an Introduction to Opera

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

How can music—seemingly the most abstract of the arts, associated by medieval philosophers with the empyrean disciplines of astronomy and arithmetic—embody the concrete passions and narrative action of a drama? This is the fundamental question underlying the history of opera, from its aristocratic 17th-century origins to its 19th-century popular...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Oct 17th, 6:30pm

Haunted History: The Lost Franklin Expedition

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

In 1845, Captain John Franklin left England with two ships on a mission to discover the fabled Northwest Passage that would allow Europe to trade directly with Asia. Because Franklin suspected that there might be a safe water route north of Canada, they sailed into the Arctic Circle. His ships were equipped with the latest technology – steam engines...

Thursday Oct 18th, 8:30pm