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The Real History of Thanksgiving

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

Thanksgiving started back in the day of the Pilgrims...right? In this talk, we'll cover the whole history of the most American holiday, from what really happened in Plymouth, to the rush of nostalgia that made Thanksgiving a national holiday in the 19th century. We'll check out how immigrants and suburban housing developments further...

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$10

Intermediate Tapestry Weaving

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn 1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Intermediate Weaving will build on the skills covered in our introductory class, covering new patterns, knots, and shapes. You will learn how to make fringe, triangles within triangles, columns, ways to join different colors together and more! We'll also spend some time refreshing ourselves on skills learned in the introductory class. ...

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$45

East Versus West: Persian Wars & Their Lasting Impact

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

In the 5th century BCE, the world’s largest empire sent troops to a remote province to put down a rebellion. The empire was Persia, and the province was Ancient Greece. This was the beginning of the Persian Wars, two conflicts that would change the landscape of the ancient and modern worlds alike. For the first time, the fractious...

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$10

Beaded Hoop Earrings

at Brooklyn Brainery - Gowanus 296 Bond St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Beading is a wonderful way to exercise the mind, hands, and eyes while also creating a lovely piece of jewelry. In this class you will learn to fashion a fun and beautiful pair of hoop earrings, hand creating the loops with wire and embellishing them with colorful beads, all while learning how to use different types of jewelry pliers...

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$40

Grime and Glory: A History of Prospect Park

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

Landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux envisioned Brooklyn’s Prospect Park as a pastoral refuge in the midst of a rapidly urbanizing city. For generations, the park fulfilled its promise, but by 1976 the goddess driving atop the arch in Grand Army Plaza had fallen over in her chariot, a symbol of the park’s decay. Spiraling...

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$11

Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art

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

Full Course Name:  The Pope DOES Wear a Funny Hat: Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art Ever wondered why the Pope wears a hat shaped like a fish, or why baby Jesus is depicted squeezing a tiny bird to death? Now is your chance to find out! Learn about the history behind well known symbols in western Medieval and Renaissance art. Impress...

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$10

Monoprinting

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

This 3-hour course will explore methods of monoprinting, or the the practice of making unique prints. Students will be introduced to basic print techniques that do not require a press and can be easily done at home. Techniques will include stamping, texture-transfer, photocopy transfer, and stenciling, mong others. Students will explore the surprising...

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$65

Resurrecting the Woolly Mammoth

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

Woolly mammoths have been extinct for nearly 10,000 years, but soon they may walk again. Teams of scientists are currently working on recreating the woolly mammoth through cloning and gene migration. If they are successful, the woolly mammoth could be one of the first extinct species to ever be resurrected! This class will cover the fascinating...

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$10

The Four Most Important Numbers For Your Money

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

We count calories and check our body mass to reduce our weight and get healthy, measure our success as students in terms of SAT scores and GPAs, and keep track of our favorite sports teams by number of wins and other metrics. Getting a handle on your finances can be as easy as understanding benchmarks and numbers as well. It boils down to four...

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$11

The Art and Science of Breaking Up

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

Spend your night examining love from a scientific perspective. During the course of this discussion, we will examine basic human needs, the components of love, as well as what leads to the demise of relationships. This talk will take a close look at the dark side of relationships and the process of breaking up. We will also discuss...

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$11

The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

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

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...

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$10

Tie Dye Basics

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn 190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

The idea if tie-dying probably evokes memories of grade school parties learning the classic spiral and dousing a white shirt with as many colors as you can find. This class is very different from children's tie-dye but still just as fun. Here, we will explore five different methods of folding, twisting and binding to create specific patterns on our...

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$32

Practice Teamwork and Build with Lego Blocks

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

First we’ll discuss the nature of teamwork and its importance in the future of the workforce. Then we’ll split up into teams and roles. Using a methodology pioneered by software developers, you’ll plan and build your LEGO awesomeness. You’ll leave with a toolkit of ideas for nurturing teamwork in any setting.

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$20

Chinese Takeout Favorites

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

Learn to recreate your favorite Chinese takeout dishes at home with simple techniques and all-natural ingredients. In this class, filled with tips and stories, we'll explore a sampling of delicious dishes that celebrate the rich history of Chinese food in America. You'll learn:  How to wrap spring rolls and...

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$46

Homemade Hot Sauce

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

What condiment can you not live without? I confess: for me, it's hot sauce. I even carry a little bottle in my purse, for my on-the-go heat addiction. And it's amazing how fun and easy homemade hot sauce can be! I look forward to sharing my passion for preservation with you, as we make our own hot sauce together. In this class...

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$35
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