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Psychedelics 101 & 102: A Training for Clinicians

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Open Center - Online 00000

Complete course name: Psychedelics 101 & 102: A Training for Clinicians & Health Practitioners This 2-day training is designed for clinicians and healthcare providers who want to learn more about current psychedelic research and clinical practice, including how to work with patients who have a history of psychedelic use or have expressed...

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$450

2 sessions

The Human Condition

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at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

What does it mean to be human in the world today? Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition (1958) is a provocative treatise on what it means to live on earth and share the world in common. Her study, originally intended to be titled Amor Mundi (Love of the World), investigates the central activities of human life—labor, work, action—and their corresponding...

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$315

4 sessions

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Heart in Hand: From Playboy to Poetry

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Think Olio - Online Online Class, New York, New York 00000

We'll be getting honest in isolation and looking at love and intimacy in a time of infection. This series will serve as an intellectual first aid kit for when the WIFI goes out, for when your loved ones are far away (or too close,) for when you feel lonely, or simply for when you need to stop and take stock; a moment of self and universal love, the...

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$15

Food Memoirs Reading Group

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email with details of how to access the program ___________ Food-lovers know that the stories of our lives are often told in the kitchen. Spend the last weeks of summer digging into some these stories in our Food Memoirs reading group, led by Kitchen Arts and Letters’...

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$175

4 sessions

The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Two-Part Olio

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at Think Olio

The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Two-Part Olio Series The Great Depression and New Deal fundamentally altered our relationship with our government and redefined how Americans conceive of the word freedom. Crisis often breeds great change. It’s an important story. And a complicated one. Taken together, the Great Depression and the New Deal...

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$15

2 sessions

Virtual Intro to Aromatherapy & Essential Oils

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at Karla Manning - Online Virtual Class, Online, New York 00000

Humans have used oils for thousands of years, for different reasons and purposes—from cooking to healing to stress relief—oils are truly nature’s medicine! “A for Aromatherapy” is a course that provides students with a broad introduction and general overview about the science of aromatherapy essential oils. This course is intended for people...

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$40

Philosophy of Fashion

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gowanus 505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

“For the philosopher,” writes Walter Benjamin in The Arcades Project, “the most interesting thing about fashion is its extraordinary anticipations.” In other words, fashion is, in itself, an avant-garde: it shows us what the world will be like before that world has fully arrived. Its uncanny relation to the new is by no means the only...

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$315

4 sessions

Sharia: An Introduction to Islamic Law

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at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Sharia is often portrayed as Islamic legal maxims and corporal punishment—a rigid, “medieval” religious law, dating from the 7th century Arabia, that’s allegedly incompatible with modern democracy. But this image bears little resemblance to reality.  Not only is Sharia a highly complex legal system, it’s also a metaphysical idea, a...

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$315

4 sessions

Dragonfly Stroll

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Chase dragonflies with Cindy Crosby, dragonfly monitor and author of the book Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural, and Personal History. Take an easy, one-hour stroll along Meadow Lake’s paved paths with the author to spot dragonflies and damselflies in their natural habitat. Space is limited so sign up soon! Notes: Held outdoors; includes...

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$20

Treasured Trees of the Arboretum Tram Tour

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Chicago, Illinois 60532

Ride the tram with curator Matt Lobdell for an enlightening perspective on the Arboretum’s most treasured trees. Hear tales of the rarest, oldest, and most interesting specimens from the person who knows them best. Matt will share the fascinating history of the Arboretum’s collection, how the Arboretum decides which trees and shrubs to plant, how...

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$20

Beginning Beekeeping

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn the basics of beekeeping. Curious about honey bees?  Interested in starting your own hive and harvesting your own honey? Already have a hive and want to learn more about managing it? Join our experienced beekeeper and explore the history of beekeeping, bee anatomy, starting up a colony and managing it through the year, equipment basics,...

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$109

4 sessions

Sip and Stroll in the Children’s Garden

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Grab a mimosa and enjoy the scents of spring in this behind-the-scenes tour of the Arboretum’s Children’s Garden. Visit the bar for a drink (one is included in the cost of the program). Then stroll the garden with the horticulturist who helps plant and maintain this popular Arboretum spot.  Learn about the garden’s history, how its plantings...

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$34

Bonsai Basics

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn the horticulture, art, and philosophy of bonsai through the history, fundamental aesthetic elements, and basic style types. You will learn about tools, wiring, soils, fertilizers, and year-round care.  A walk to view part of the Garden‘s Bonsai Collection is included. Dress for the weather.

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$40

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Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The shiitake is an edible mushroom native to East Asia that is used in many dishes across the world. Explore the history and various methods of shiitake mushroom cultivation. Each student will create and leave with their own inoculated oak log that will produce shiitake mushrooms for years to come.

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$53

Summer Literary Series: Chasing Dragonflies

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Summer Literary Series: Chasing Dragonflies in Literature, Life, and Art Celebrate the release of author Cindy Crosby’s newest book, Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural, and Personal History. Cindy will be joined by the book’s award-winning illustrator, Peggy MacNamara,  artist in residence at the Field Museum. Enjoy a talk from the...

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$20
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