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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...

Monday Jan 27th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Basic Feng Shui

at New York Institute of Technology - Upper West Side 1855 Broadway, New York, New York 10023

In this introduction to the principles of Feng Shui,you will learn how to apply basic corrections and adjustments. Included are: a general history; discussion of schools and methods of practice; and use of color, form, and materials.  No prior experience is required.

Thursday Jan 30th, 6:30pm - 9pm

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Rice Tasting

at West Harlem Art Fund - Harlem 109 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, New York 10026

Rice around the world is thought of as Asian. But rice is just as African as it is Asian. Oryza glaberrima was cultivated from wild rice that needed humans when the Sahara was drying. That knowledge fueled the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade where Africans were brought west. Rice dominated the United States and particularly South Carolina for two hundred...

Thursday Jan 30th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Harlem History and Beyond

at West Harlem Art Fund - Harlem 142 Edgecombe Ave, New York, New York 10030

Our experience is a journey from the 1500s to the present day. We’ll start with explorers trying to find a route to Asia but then encountered a new land. I’ll share Harlem’s role in the American Revolution and the meeting of Alexander Hamilton and General George Washington. Our group will discuss the Trans Atlantic Slave trade in North, Central...

Tuesday Jan 28th, 2pm - 4pm

Historic Craft Workshop: Clock-Making

at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden - Upper East Side 421 E 61st St, New York, New York 10022

In conjunction with our current exhibit, "Revolutionary Revolutions: Clocks & Industry in Early America," learn about the history of clock-making in early America from John Metcalfe, master horologist and antique clock restorer.  Tour the exhibit and then design your own clock face, inspired by the beautiful motifs of the clocks on display....

Saturday Jan 25th, 2pm - 4pm

The History of Chocolate

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

In this talk, we'll explore the history of chocolate from its roots as an ancient Meso-American beverage to its current world-championship status. You’ll learn how a yellow, football-shaped tropical fruit transforms into high-end dark chocolate and what “Mexican Hot Chocolate” actually has in common with what Montezuma drank. We'll taste...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6:30pm - 8pm

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Stories in Art

at The Jewish Museum - Upper East Side 1109 5th Ave, New York, New York 10128

Examine art inspired by fairy tales, folklore and Biblical stories in this workshop focusing on English Language Arts (ELA). Hear from Nina Jaffe, children’s book author, storyteller and bilingual special educator and explore the exhibition, Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone through the lens of literacy and storytelling. Price includes light...

Thursday Feb 6th, 4pm - 7pm

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Cultivating Culture in NYC

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

New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) is an unparalleled public-private initiative dating back to the 19th century. Today, it provides City support to 34 institutions across the five boroughs that help cement New York’s status as the cultural capital of the world. This robust public investment in diverse private non-profit organizations...

Tuesday Feb 4th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Akhenaten: Egypt's Renegade Pharaoh

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

Across the millennia-long history of Ancient Egypt, one pharaoh stands out from the rest. Where Egypt's other rulers maintained the status quo, Akhenaten challenged it. Abandoning the many gods of Egypt for one little-known deity, he changed his kingdom's religion, capital city, and even style of artwork, commissioning humanizing portraits like...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 8:30pm - 10pm

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 Feb 1st, 1:30pm - 3pm

Red and the Sack of Rome

at Think Olio

Join art historian Ted Barrow as we take a plunge into the world of pigment and color and focus on the importance of Red and the fascinating history behind the color. This Olio explores the impact of the color red and their sources upon western European painting from the 15th and 16th centuries offering both an original take on canonical works of...

Sunday Feb 9th, 2pm - 3:30pm

The American Coffeehouse

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

In this talk, we'll first discuss the origins of coffee and coffee houses as a shared communal space. On our world tour, we will sample different coffeehouse experiences throughout history. After that we'll dive into the United States's love affair with coffee shops,particularly in the last century: coffeehouses as a counterculture performance...

Tuesday Feb 25th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Endangered Eating: Coachella Valley Dates

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

This lecture series is a semi-secret preview of Sarah Lohman’s upcoming food history book, Endangered Eating: Exploring America’s Vanishing Food! Over the coming months, she’ll lead eight classes, each focused on a single chapter of her book. It’s your chance to get the scoop on Sarah’s work, help her with questions and feedback,...

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

Endangered Eating: Hawai’in Sugar Cane

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

This lecture series is a semi-secret preview of Sarah Lohman’s upcoming food history book, Endangered Eating: Exploring America’s Vanishing Food! Over the coming months, she’ll lead eight classes, each focused on a single chapter of her book. It’s your chance to get the scoop on Sarah’s work, help her with questions and feedback,...

Thursday Jan 30th, 8:30pm - 10pm

The African Burial Ground: Black Archaeology

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

For two hundred years they waited beneath lower Manhattan, entirely forgotten. Even after their recent rediscovery – which occurred by accident during the construction of a new office building –their importance was denied, debated, and almost destroyed. Who are ‘they’? The thousands of African-Americans who lived in New York City during the...

Thursday Feb 20th, 6:30pm - 8pm

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