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at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Park Slope
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215

A colloquy is an interactive dialog, in which all who are present are invited to participate.  Topic and facilitator to be named later.  February theme: Persistence.  What does it mean to be a person of persistence?  What does it mean to be a community of persistence?


Sunday Feb 25th, 11am

Kant’s Critique of Judgment: Art and Aesthetics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Kant’s aesthetic theory, expounded in the Critique of the Power of Judgment, was the capstone on his “critical” philosophy—it was intended to give completeness to his system as a whole. In particular, he believed that, through the very experience of beauty, we can begin to see nature itself as harmonized with human freedom and our...


4 sessions

Wednesday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

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Happier Hour: Philosophy To Make Your Life Suck Less

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

Philosophy means a “love of wisdom,” but what can wisdom teach us about l-o-v-e? Come find out with our stellar  line-up of philosophers and philosopher-ish folk as they share how some of humanity’s greatest ideas can help make us… dare we say it… a little happier.* After a smashing inaugural event last month, The Happier Hour returns...

Wednesday Mar 7th, 6:30pm

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Philosophy and the Scientific Revolution

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

Long before the development of modern academic and scientific disciplines, the early modern scientific revolution was exemplified by “natural philosophers”—polymaths like Rene Descartes, Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and Thomas Hobbes who saw no clear distinction between philosophical, scientific, social, and other forms of inquiry. The scientific...


4 sessions

Thursday Apr 5th, 6:30pm

Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

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

It is difficult to imagine a more ambitious or even hubristic philosophy than that of G.W.F. Hegel.  Filled with the revolutionary fervor of the turn of the 19th century, Hegel no doubt viewed himself as the messianic figure that he, along with Schelling and Hölderlin, had prophesied earlier while seminarians and roommates at the Tübinger Stift....


4 sessions

Monday Apr 2nd, 6:30pm

Dead Set on Living

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

Dead Set on Living: Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up Chris Grosso invites us to sit in on conversations with beloved luminaries and best-selling authors such as Ram Dass, Lissa Rankin, Noah Levine, Gabor Maté, and Sharon Salzberg to discover why people return to self-defeating behaviors—drugs, alcohol, unhealthy...

Friday Apr 6th, 7pm

Living a Luminous Life

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

We are all aware of the impact of sunlight on plant growth and development, but few of us know that a plant actually “sees” where light is emanating from and positions itself to be in optimal alignment with light. This phenomenon is not just occurring in the plant kingdom—humans are also fundamentally directed by light, the same light that spiritual...

Friday Apr 27th, 7pm

Working with the Taoist Philosophy of the Five Elements

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

Full Course Name: A Life In Balance: Working with the Taoist Philosophy of the Five Elements The five elements are the basis for many Taoist longevity practices that emphasize harmony and balance. The original Taoist sages who developed them were among the first internal “ecologists,” experimenting with how the different energies of the elements...

Friday Jun 8th, 7pm

Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose

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

Join us in this day-long adventure to discover what makes life meaningful and how we can create a deeper and clearer connection to our personal calling in life. Mark Thurston will take us through a series of practical exercises based on his book Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, including a five-step process for creating and applying a personal...

Sunday Apr 22nd, 10am

History Series: Ancient Egypt - History & Legacy

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

Ancient Egypt has been a focus of awe and fascination for thousands of years. Egypt has always exerted a powerful allure in popular and high culture. The Egyptians have influenced civilization in art, architecture, religion, philosophy, literature, travel, science, even the movies. We are lucky in New York City to have two great collections of Egyptian...


2 sessions

Thursday Mar 15th, 7:30pm

Core Mat I- Regular

at Power Pilates - Midtown East
920 3rd Ave 6th Fl, New York, New York 10022

The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the school method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to school teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula. Every student new to school must start with Core...


3 sessions

Friday Mar 16th, 4pm

4 Week Basic Makeup Course

at Chic Studios - School of Makeup - Financial District
139 Fulton St Ste #600, New York, New York 10038

Basic Makeup 101 Workshop is designed as an introduction for those who have desire to learn about makeup but are not ready to commit to a professional training program. This workshop starts with the basics, and quickly moves into techniques that are required for the fashion, cosmetics, runway, television and music videos industries. Over this 4 week...


4 sessions

Sunday Apr 1st, 10:30am

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Chasing Consciousness: Cylons and T2’s and the Borg

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

Chasing Consciousness: Cylons and T2’s and the Borg – Oh My! This month: Cylons and T2's and the Borg - Oh My!: The Danger and Potential of Artificial Life and Intelligence Since the publication of Frankenstein in 1818, the idea of the artificial creation of life and intelligence has been considered the ultimate in "what humans are not meant...

Monday Mar 19th, 5:30pm

Exploring Careers

at Bronx Community College - University Heights
2155 University Ave, Bronx, New York 10453

Students will be exposed to topics on the career ladder. The relationship of personal interests, values, abilities, and life style preferences to career decision-making, work stereotypes and barriers; an assessment of interest, values and abilities as well as how to interpret such assessments; the philosophy of work and the meaning of "career," the...


3 sessions

Saturday Apr 21st, 10am

Pass the Flamingo LIVE: The Cuisine of Ancient Greece

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

The Ancient Greeks have had a pretty formidable influence on the modern Western world. We're surrounded by references to their government, art, literature, mythology…but what about their food? After a long day of writing philosophy or besieging Troy, what kind of meal would an Ancient Spartan or Athenian enjoy? Fortunately for us, the Greeks...

Wednesday Mar 21st, 7pm