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The History of Hawaii

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

Much more than a beautiful island with celeb-ridden beaches, Hawaii is home to a unique and exciting history. Learn about the settlement of the islands by Polynesian voyagers, the establishment of a powerful royal dynasty, and the eventual colonialism by the UK and eventually, the USA. You'll also get to learn about their fabulous celebrations...

Tuesday Jul 24th, 7:30pm

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...

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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...

The Reel History of Modern Women in Cinema

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

Fanny Brice. Ellen Ripley. Thelma. Louise. Wonder Woman. These are just some of the heroines that have helped shape the modern woman experience in film. No longer ditzy and obedient “Girl Fridays,” these characters — and the fierce, non-comformist actresses who played them — shattered stereotypes, stirred our emotions and and changed the way...

Thursday Jul 26th, 8:30pm

Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Manhattan
Centre St & Chambers St New York, NY 10007, New York, New York 10007

Corrupt politicians. Crooked cops. Gangsters so terrifying that they’re known only as “Murder, Incorporated.”  These are the men and women that have made New York City’s underworld the stuff of legend. But there is so much more to this legend than you’ve ever heard. Why is it that New York had such a violent past? What drove these...

Saturday Jul 28th, 1pm

History of the United States CLEP

at York College CPE - Jamaica
94 - 20 Guy R Brewer Blvd, New York, New York 11451

This course will prepare you to take and pass the American History CLEP exam, which will result in credits given for this course. The History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 exam covers material that is usually taught in the first semester of a two-semester course in United States history.

$445

4 sessions

Saturday Jul 28th, 10am

History's Most Notorious Female Killers

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

From Countess Bathory to Belle Gunness, this lecture will cover a millennium of violence and mayhem committed by women. While not reaching the same depths of ill-deserved fame as their male counterparts, these women and their crimes provide a fascinating insight into what it meant to be a violent member of "the fairer sex."

Wednesday Aug 22nd, 8:30pm

Why Your Train is F*cked: The history of the MTA

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

Why Your Train is F*cked: A love/hate show about the history of the MTA You know when your train is f*cked – this is the show that tells you WHY. Get on board for a deep dive into the history of the MTA. Whether you love it, hate it, or want to compose more informed rage-tweets about it during your next 20 minute delay – we’ve got you covered. ...

Thursday Jul 26th, 6:30pm

Cleopatra: Her Life and Legacy

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

Cleopatra needs no introduction. One of the most famous names of the ancient world, her life is the stuff of legend: her great beauty, her highly-publicized relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, her tragic suicide. The subject of countless paintings, statues, plays and films, she's been portrayed by everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Kim...

Monday Aug 6th, 6:30pm

Nell Painter and Vivian Gornick in Conversation

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

Join historian-turned-artist Nell Painter for an intimate conversation with acclaimed writer Vivian Gornick about the joys and challenges of turning one's lived experiences into written narrative.  In her new book, Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over (Counterpoint, June 2018), Painter...

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...

Wednesday Aug 22nd, 6:30pm

Seneca Village and the Archaeology of Central Park

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

Before the grid system, before Central Park, before the Civil War, there was Seneca Village. A small town of around three hundred people, Seneca Village was the home of free African-Americans and recent immigrants from Germany and Ireland. It was a center of diversity, political activism, and an important stop on the Underground Railroad....

Thursday Aug 23rd, 6:30pm

Greetings from Coney Island Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Coney Island
1215 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11224

The history of Coney Island is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. From prostitutes living in a giant tin elephant, to the invention of the hot dog, to a ride that’s so scary it actually made its riders pee themselves, and we’ll tell you all about it!  Join New York Local Tours as we explore the engaging history of Coney Island’s...

Saturday Aug 11th, 1pm

Fair Housing - The History and Why

at Baruch College - CAPS

This course will provide students with background information on Fair Housing. Students enrolled in this course, will have an in depth understanding of the creation and meaning of the law.  Topics to be explored include Fair Housing from the time of the civil war and the civil rights movement, to current times inclusive of green Fair Housing....

Rhythm & Power: Dance, Immigration & Community Action

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

Get energized and have fun this summer as you learn about the history of New York City’s diverse population and rich immigrant cultures through the lens of dance.  In this 6-day course for educators, experience and practice multiple engagement strategies and write lessons that engage your students through music, dance, cultural studies,...

$250

6 sessions

Sunday Aug 12th, 9am