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Pinot Pairings

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

Survey some of the finest Pinot Noirs in the world and pair them with cheeses that will highlight their personalities.

Thursday Mar 28th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Ben Franklin Circle

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

Discuss the first seven of Ben Franklin’s virtues — Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity — and answer two questions: How can we improve ourselves and how can we improve our world? In regular small group discussions, Circle members use Franklin’s classic 13 civic virtues to spark discussion about members’...

Thursday Apr 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Dyeing & Painting w/ Nature: The Chemistry of Cochineal

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Since antiquity, humans have extracted colors from nature to dye textiles, mark our bodies, and paint masterpieces. What are these colors made of and how do you make them? Join Genspace for a hands-on exploration of natural colorants where we will focus on the tiny but powerfully-colorful cochineal bugs. We will dive into the fascinating history of...

Saturday Apr 13th, 10am - 1pm

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Brahms at the Piano, Part II

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

Among the very last musical works composed by Johannes Brahms are exquisite pieces for piano solo. This lecture, the second of two this season in coordination with Garrick Ohlsson’s Complete Brahms series, explores examples from Brahms' late piano music, pieces that Brahms often gave non-descript names such as Intermezzo or Romance—names that...

Sunday Apr 21st, 2:30pm - 4pm

A Bug's Life: Forensic Entomology Workshop

at John Jay College of Criminal Justice - Hell's Kitchen 524 W 59th St, New York, New York 10019

Forensic entomology involves the use of insects in legal investigations. Insects are commonly overlooked in an investigation; however, they can provide a wealth of information. Forensic entomology can be used many circumstances, including homicides, drug and arms trafficking, assaults, senior and child abuse and/or neglect, animal abuse, poaching and...

Friday May 31st, 9:30am - 4pm

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Homeowner's Guide to Basic Plumbing

at New York City College of Technology - Downtown Brooklyn 25 Chapel St 4th Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Basic plumbing: How to fix a toilet, install a faucet, stop a drip, or unclog a drain. Save on costly repairs that you can do yourself. Note: Price Includes $20 Registration Fee

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Homeowner's Basic Tool Kit

at New York City College of Technology - Downtown Brooklyn 25 Chapel St 4th Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Cut a board, level a shelf; install an anchor bolt in a hollow wall. This class will stock your toolkit with the most useful tools and give you handson tips for using them. Discover your inner handyperson and save money on basic repairs. Note: Price Includes $20 Registration Fee

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Biomimicry in the Field: Learning from Nature’s Genius

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Ever wonder what makes a peacock’s feathers so vibrant? Or how ants can communicate along complex scent trails to find and distribute food? How do honeybees use swarm logic to regulate the internal hive temperature? And why do trees and other plants grow in a similar and repeating patterns? These questions encompass the underlying inquiry and ethos...

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Behind the Mix of a Hit Song

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

How does a song like Kesha’s “Woman” become the track, Kesha: “Woman?” What goes into the process of building a fully-produced pop music megahit? How does a sophisticated studio production transfer to live performance, whether in a small club or sold-out arena? Find out from Kesha’s own musical director, David Cook, as he pulls back the...

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The Ultimate NYC Trivia Night

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

What epic New York City rivalry was dramatized in a recent rock musical? Which Founding Father’s tooth is on display at Fraunces Tavern? The Museum of the City of New York is teaming up with the Gotham Center for New York City History for a night of trivia inspired by the city we know best. We’ll put your knowledge of NYC to the test in categories...

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Secret Life of Your Gastrointestinal Intestinal Tract

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

Full Course Name: Masters Of Social Gastronomy: What Goes In, Must Come Out, The Secret Life Of Your Gastrointestinal Intestinal Tract Each month, the Masters of Social Gastronomy take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind them. This month, we cover the human body from mouth to butt. What's the story with...

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Learn to Juggle (or Get Better)

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

In this one-hour session, we'll learn to juggle in slow motion, first with scarves, then with balls.  Juggling is super fun and good for you too! Come have some fun getting fit, brainy, & super coordinated.

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Intro to the Tarot

at Remedies Herb Shop - Carroll Gardens 453 Court St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

For many people, the old year closes out with a certain amount of frantic cleaning and gift-buying for the Yuletide, followed by a brief respite to digest, then onto New Years’ celebrations. January – whether you greeted New Years Day fresh and excited or slightly hungover! – is an excellent time for doing some divination to prepare oneself for...

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Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life

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

We all know someone who is miserable at their desk job, constantly regretting not chasing the dreams they believe they can no longer pursue. Author Sara Bliss, a journalist who pivoted careers herself (art history to writing), talks with make-up guru Bobbi Brown, designer Suysel dePedro Cunningham, chef Angie Mar, and media personality Oneika Raymond...

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Know Thy Self: The Hand as a Guide to Self-Fulfillment

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

The hand has been called God’s Road Map. Palmistry is a spiritual gift that is both a science and a universal language.Reading your own palm is like reading a book about yourself, and the story the hand tells us about your strengths and weaknesses, relationships, health, and the best choices for happiness in your life. It reveals the best periods...

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