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2020: The Year Ahead

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

One of the first things to know when looking at the world through an astrological lens is that timing is everything. By reviewing when the planets align and create specific cosmic patterns, we can see when certain events will transpire in our own lives. The most notable alignment in 2020, which will set the tone for the entire year, is the upcoming...

Thursday Dec 19th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Transforming Police into Jedi Peacebuilders

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

This Olio will focus on professor Brad Heckman's work with the NYPD to imbue police officers with skills to de-escalate conflict and build trust with civilians during our divided times -- in the wake of countless tragic incidents between cops and civilians and against the backdrop of Black Lives Matter. ​We'll focus on the question:  How do...

Wednesday Dec 18th, 7:30pm - 9pm

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The Art of Dying, The Act of Grieving

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

Where did death go? For most of our history, death demanded constant intimacy with life, obligating the living to tend to it, practice for it, and most importantly, know it. A constant harbinger, death also presented itself as a most exciting opportunity. For death, it was once believed, offered human beings their greatest stage for self-making....

Thursday Dec 19th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Feminism 101

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Who needs feminism anyway? If you’re asking that question, you just might. From the Goddess of Willendorf to Lizzo, the origins of witch hunts and the definition of hysteria, we’ll discuss semiotics and popular culture and what they reveal about gender roles and subjugation.

Monday Jan 13th, 7:30pm - 9pm


at Think Olio

Why does the future look so bleak? And what does that have to do with the state of our individual and collective mental health? Much of the dialogue in this Olio will be about our own state of mental and emotional affairs. History is a collection of traumatic events that have been scripted in human blood and mortality and we have all been dropped...

Sunday Dec 29th, 3pm - 4:30pm

Fundamentals of Astrology

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

Immerse yourself in the enriching, fun and dynamic world of Astrology. In this 2-hour session we’ll discuss all the basics one needs to read an astrological chart. Understanding how to read a chart can uncover your potential and will expand your capacity to tap into the universal energies to shape and direct your future as you...

Tuesday Jan 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Past, Present, & Infinity: The Decay of 2019

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 1582 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11213

Come celebrate the end of 2019 Olio-style as we unleash three seemingly random topics from Blade Runner to the Civil War to our perception of time. Replicants and Rococo: Blade Runner and Antoine Watteau Taught by Ted Barrow This mini-Olio will explore the shared themes of identity performance and deconstructed histories in the classic Ridley Scott...

Wednesday Dec 18th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Recovering Your Creativity

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

This 5-hour workshop (plus, a 1-hour lunch break) will focus on identifying and reflecting on creative blocks and giving artists across disciplines (visual art, music, writing, acting) tools for working through these obstacles in a sustainable way. Inspired by Julia Cameron’s The Artist's Way, and instructor Christine Garvey’s own...

Saturday Dec 21st, 10am - 3pm

The Gorgeous Mess that is the American Christmas Media

at Think Olio

The Gorgeous Mess that is the American Christmas Media Experience Have you ever seen the Radio City Christmas Show with the Rockettes? Actual SHOWGIRLS?!?? It is deeply insane. Watch clips from the show with us on a projector in a cozy living room and follow us down the rabbit hole, discussing how it encapsulates all of America in a deeply paradoxical...

Friday Dec 20th, 7pm - 8:30pm

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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

Zero Waste Workshop NYC

at Be Social Change - Chelsea 601 W 26th St Ste 325, New York, New York 10001

In the wake of the climate emergency and the consequences our planet faces if we do not take immediate action, eliminating waste is crucial. By reducing our consumption and diverting trash from landfills, humans can ultimately lower their impact on the planet. By following the waste hierarchy (reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse) consumers can implement...

Monday Jan 13th, 6:45pm - 9pm

A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill 275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

Complete Course Title: A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing: an Introduction to Marx In the mid-nineteenth century, a young Karl Marx wrote, in the form of a published open letter to Arnold Ruge: “But if the designing of the future and the proclamation of ready-made solutions for all time is not our affair, then we realize all the more clearly...

Monday Jan 27th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Future of Wellness in Workplaces

at Be Social Change - Hell's Kitchen 424 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

Is workplace wellness a movement towards healthier organizational cultures or another strategy to make people work longer and harder in praise of the cult of productivity? Join us to hear from leaders about the trends of wellness in the workplace, the organizations and providers that are doing it best, and pitfalls to be wary of. Event Schedule 6:45...

Wednesday Jan 22nd, 6:45pm - 9pm

The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs

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

While many animals today face the threat of extinction, the numbers of dogs and cats are only climbing. They’ve tagged along at humanity’s heels since the Ice Age, an important part of our quest for world domination. But how did they evolve from wild predators into pampered pets? This class will explore the long and fascinating...

Thursday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm - 8pm

80 Minutes Around the World

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

Eighty Minutes Around the World: Immigration Stories highlights true stories told by local immigrants and allies and is curated by 30+ time Moth StorySlam winner Nestor Gomez.

Saturday Feb 8th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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