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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...

Sunday Dec 8th, 11am - 1pm

Rice Tasting

at West Harlem Art Fund - Harlem 109 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, New York 10026

Rice around the world is thought of as Asian. But rice is just as African as it is Asian. Oryza glaberrima was cultivated from wild rice that needed humans when the Sahara was drying. That knowledge fueled the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade where Africans were brought west. Rice dominated the United States and particularly South Carolina for two hundred...

Thursday Dec 12th, 6pm - 7:30pm

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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...

Saturday Dec 7th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Decolonizing the Human Heart & Mind

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 650 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Much of what we know in today's American Culture, and how we have come to know it has been shaped by European colonization and western imperialism. How do we dismantle harmful systems of oppression rooted in the exploitation of the “other”? This Olio two-part series traces historical events that created the foundation for an exploitative, unjust...

Monday Dec 9th, 7:30pm - 9pm

  (2 sessions)
$40

2 sessions

Napster to Netflix: History of Media from 1999 to Today

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

Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades. We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution.  We’ll then trace what’s happened...

Monday Dec 16th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Harlem History and Beyond

at West Harlem Art Fund - Harlem 142 Edgecombe Ave, New York, New York 10030

Our experience is a journey from the 1500s to the present day. We’ll start with explorers trying to find a route to Asia but then encountered a new land. I’ll share Harlem’s role in the American Revolution and the meeting of Alexander Hamilton and General George Washington. Our group will discuss the Trans Atlantic Slave trade in North, Central...

Tuesday Dec 10th, 2pm - 4pm

Featured Database: Ancestry Library Edition

at The New York Public Library (Tech) - Midtown 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance), New York, New York 10018

Access billions of names inside the more than 7,000 available databases of Ancestry® Library Edition, including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank Records, and...

Wednesday Dec 11th, 1:15pm - 2:15pm

Free

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...

Monday Jan 6th, 8:30pm - 9:45pm

True Crime in NYC at the Turn of the 20th Century

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

New York City at the turn of the 20th century was a rapidly growing industrial city with a flourishing crime rate to match! Unsolved murders, mob assassinations and daring heists colored the front pages of every newspaper. Come and learn about some of the most shocking crimes committed during the time when New York was forming...

Thursday Dec 19th, 8:30pm - 9:45pm

Basic Feng Shui

at New York Institute of Technology - Upper West Side 1855 Broadway, New York, New York 10023

In this introduction to the principles of Feng Shui,you will learn how to apply basic corrections and adjustments. Included are: a general history; discussion of schools and methods of practice; and use of color, form, and materials.  No prior experience is required.

Thursday Jan 30th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$325

10 sessions

2020 Vision: Predictions for the New Year

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

Everything that has happened in 2019 has set us up for the shift in consciousness that is underway. In the upcoming days, we will see the manifestation of that transformation, as many visionaries have predicted. This will be a landmark year, a time of personal, national, and planetary upheavals.  Some of the finest astrologers and prophets from...

Friday Jan 3rd, 7pm - 9pm

Forensic Architecture: an Introduction

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

Forensic Architecture is both a recent, transdisciplinary research method and a specific research group headed by the method’s originator, the scholar Eyal Weizman. Combining architectural studies of the built environment, forensic investigation, geography, ecology, ethnography and journalism, Forensic Architecture takes up not the traditional architectural...

Tuesday Jan 28th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Landscape Design History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion. Landscape designs will be considered...

Monday Jan 13th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

  (9 sessions)
$655

9 sessions

Cultivating Culture in NYC

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

New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) is an unparalleled public-private initiative dating back to the 19th century. Today, it provides City support to 34 institutions across the five boroughs that help cement New York’s status as the cultural capital of the world. This robust public investment in diverse private non-profit organizations...

Tuesday Feb 4th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Great Decisions 2020

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

Join the longest-running informal foreign affairs discussion program in the country. Increase your awareness and understanding of timely, thought-provoking foreign policy issues involving the US. Each week another thematic/geographic issue is placed in its historical context. Topics are: Climate Change and the Global Order India and Pakistan Red...

Tuesday Jan 21st, 7pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$250

8 sessions

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