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Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

This course is a historical approach to the mathematics of infinity, with a focus on conceptual and philosophical questions.  We will begin with the ancient Greeks’ discovery of irrational numbers and discussions of Zeno’s paradoxes, then jump forward to the development of the “infinitesimal” calculus in the late 17th century (by Newton...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Oct 19th, 6:30pm

Heidegger: Truth, Technology, and Poetry

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

Sometime in the early 1930’s, Heidegger’s thought is supposed to have undergone a change. His philosophical project shifted from the “fundamental ontology” of his early work Being and Time—foundational to the development of wartime and post-war “existentialism”—to what he would come to describe as Seinsgeschichte—a “history...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Nov 20th, 6:30pm

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Music After Auschwitz: the Postwar Avant-Garde

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” The philosopher Theodor Adorno, writing in 1951, captured the then-common belief that European artistic culture, its humanizing aspirations called into question by 30 years of war and genocide, would have to be radically reconceived if it was to remain possible at all. To the musical avant-garde that...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Nov 14th, 6:30pm

Parenting Tune-Up

at NY Creative Arts Therapists - Williamsburg
190 N 10th St Ste 301, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Are you parenting as effectively as you know you can?Do you know what to do but you don’t actually do it?Are you giving too much negative attention to your child?Is your family stressed and burned out?Are you facing learning or behavior challenges with your child that make you feel alone? Life gets busy and it’s easy to stop doing the work of...

$300

6 sessions

Tuesday Oct 3rd, 7:15pm

Miniature Bonsai Landscapes

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

Miniature Bonsai Landscapes - despite their diminutive stature - are as grand as nature itself and a wonderful example of naturalistic bonsai style.  In this hands-on class, you'll learn the process to create for yourself a mini bonsai landscape, from design philosophy, construction, and horticulture development.  Take home...

Saturday Oct 21st, 11am

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Introduction to Astrological Herbalism

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

Until relatively recently, astrology was a key factor in how plants and the natural world were approached, understood, and used medicinally. From the planet that ruled an herb and informed the nature of that plant’s natural properties, to proper timing for planting, harvesting, and preserving, astrology has much practical assistance to offer even...

Thursday Oct 5th, 7pm

Core Mat I- Regular

at Power Pilates - Midtown East
920 3rd Ave 6th Fl, New York, New York 10022

The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the school method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to school teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula. Every student new to school must start with Core...

$550

3 sessions

Tuesday Oct 10th, 10am

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An Introduction to the Tarot

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

The Tarot, ostensibly a deck of decorated cards, is in fact a symbolic system whose images express Pythagorean, Platonic and Hermetic mystical ideas. Once one grasps the Tarot’s philosophy and structure, the cards can be used as an intuitive device to connect with one’s inner wisdom. In this class we will study the symbolism of the Tarot as its...

$115

3 sessions

Wednesday Nov 8th, 6pm

Shocks and Phantasmagoria

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

Shocks and Phantasmagoria: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project Walter Benjamin once wrote that The Arcades Project was “the theater of all my struggles and all my ideas.” Never completed and well over a decade in the making, The Arcades Project takes on the presentation and history of an entire era and place: the Parisian...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Oct 16th, 6:30pm

Core Mat I - Early Bird Discount

at Power Pilates - Midtown East
920 3rd Ave 6th Fl, New York, New York 10022

The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the school method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to school teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula. Every student new to school must start with Core...

$500

3 sessions

Friday Nov 3rd, 4pm

Shorinji Kempo for Adults

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$150

4 sessions

Wednesday Oct 4th, 7:30am

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Shorinji Kempo for Students (21 years old and above)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$100

4 sessions

Wednesday Oct 4th, 7:30pm

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Shorinji Kempo for Students (under 21 years old)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$80

4 sessions

Wednesday Oct 4th, 7:30pm

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A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

In 1930, Max Horkheimer became the director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany. Along with his colleagues and a broader orbit of external scholars, he inaugurated the first wave of what came to be called “critical theory.” This course is an introduction to some of the key works and concepts of the Frankfurt School, including...

$315

5 sessions

Wednesday Nov 15th, 6:30pm

Autobiographical Cartoons

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

Explore the world of autobiographical comics and create panel-to-panel visual narratives based on your experiences, adventures, family histories and dreams. Study the works of artists like Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar, Carol Tyler and Art Spiegelman, who are known for illustrating their daily lives. Learn the fundamentals of comics; structure, composition...

$235

6 sessions

Saturday Nov 4th, 10:30am