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Brooklyn Brainery Classes Coming up in New York

The True History of the NYPD

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

This class explores the black box that is law enforcement in New York City. From its origins in the Dutch night watch system, past the pugilistic and corrupt cops of theTammany Hall era, through the sporadic attempts at reform, and into the current era of policing, learn about the mechanics of the police force and the politics that...

Tuesday Sep 27th, 8:30pm

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A Cultural History of the English Language

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

Currently a lingua franca in use around the world, English was at first a minor language spoken by a few thousand people in Europe several thousand years ago. In this class, we will explore how English has developed and spread to its present form. Students may find themselves inspired to think about English as living cultural history. This class...

Thursday Sep 29th, 6:30pm

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Illustrative Mapmaking

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

Take this workshop as your opportunity to go back to that beautiful Tropical Island you visited last year. Or visualize your city or neighborhood so you friends and family know where they should go to when they visit you. And, if not that, you can always go back tochildhood treasure map creation! This workshop is a great...

Friday Sep 30th, 6:30pm

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Sour Power: Probiotic Veggies for Vibrant Health

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

Learn how to transform fresh vegetables through lacto-fermentation into probiotic goodness. The process of fermentation increases the nutritional value and vitamin content of vegetables through beneficial bacteria. In this class, you'll learn how to make sauerkraut and other fermented veggies that will help boost your immune system and...

Saturday Oct 1st, 12pm

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Pewter Casting II

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

In this two-day workshop, you'll learn how to make reusable, high temperature, silicone molds for metal casting. On the first day we'll make the mold, and on the second day we'll pour the molds. This class is suitable for beginners and professionals alike, and it's a great addition to our Pewter Casting I class. Bring a small object you'd like to...

$195

2 sessions

Saturday Oct 1st, 3pm

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Oko Farms' Aquaponics 101

at Brooklyn Brainery - Williamsburg, New York

Spend a day getting your hands dirty at NYC's largest outdoor aquaponic farm, The Moore St Market Farm. In this 6-hour course students will learn the basic science of aquaponics, the fish best suited for aquaponics, seeding and harvesting in various different media, be introduced to design options and more. At the end of the...

Sunday Oct 2nd, 10am

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Family Story Poems

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

Our ancestors’ stories of success, love, and failure are the foundation of the themes and challenges in our current lives. In this workshop, participants will be guided to search their own histories for ancestral stories and write them as story poems, with an emphasis on the use of descriptive words. The poems can draw upon historical...

Sunday Oct 2nd, 2:30pm

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Embroidery 2: Textures

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

Now that you know all the basics, how do you take all of the stitches you’ve learned and create your first work of embroidery? This class will build on the beginning stitches covered in the introductory class, teaching students how to fill in large areas of their work with large, easy movements and add dimension with stitches like velvet tufting....

Monday Oct 3rd, 6pm

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Book Launch: The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

Fact-checking and plagiarism are making headlines yet again. What better time than now to consider getting facts right? Come celebrate the publication of The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking, a new book by Brainery teacher Brooke Borel. The guide is perfect for: Journalism students, newsrooms, freelancers, authors, publishers, documentarians,...

Free

Tuesday Oct 4th, 8:30pm

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Pies from Scratch: Double Crust Apple Pie

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

In this hands-on class, we'll make an apple pie from start to finish. We'll focus ontechnique, comparing different pie crusts, and sharing tips for rolling out flawless dough. Then, we'll cover filling, breaking down apple varieties, and focusing on a fool-proof method for properly thickened filling. Then we'll assemble...

Wednesday Oct 5th, 5pm

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Nice to CC You: A Workshop on Email Writing

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

Hi there! Have you ever disliked writing emails? Do you want people to know exactly what you mean, and be excited about what needs to happen next? Whether you’re writing to your client, boss, colleague, or friend – this hands-on workshop focuses on developing and/or refining your ability to craft great emails that are well-received...

Thursday Oct 6th, 6:30pm

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Comic Book Storytelling

at Brooklyn Brainery - Gowanus, New York

Join Lara Antal and Dave Kelly for a special class on making comic books inspired by your neighborhood! They'll discuss the fundamentals of comic book storytelling, from jotting down your ideas to rendering artwork. You'll get to partake in abrainstorming session using fun prompts and hear DIY tips for making comics at...

Thursday Oct 6th, 7pm

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The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today? This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short...

Thursday Oct 6th, 8:30pm

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Learn to Sail Lesson

at Brooklyn Brainery - Chelsea (Staten Island), New York

Try your hand at sailing on the Hudson. Perfect for people new to the sport! After a brief on-land safety and theoretical lesson (approx. 20 min.), students spend the rest of the time sailing. Students will learn how to steer, control the sails, the names of the different parts of the boat, and a few basic maneuvers. All students will receive a...

Saturday Oct 8th, 9am

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Calvary Cemetery Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery

Join Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman for a walk amongst the 300 year-old headstones of the colonial-era Alsop cemetery, in the neighborhood that was once known as Laurel Hill, Queens. Calvary Cemetery, founded in 1848 by Roman Catholic Archbishop "Dagger" John Hughes, sits atop what was once the Alsop Farm in Newtown's Blissville....

Saturday Oct 8th, 11am

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