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Lauren Berlant: Cruel Optimism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Why do we persist in our fantasies of the kind of good life that threatens to kill us? Why are we often frustrated in our attempts to find relief from precarity, attain sweeter forms of collective life, or even, at minimum, to obtain conditions of mere subsistence? What are the politics of our desires? These questions are central to the work of Lauren...

Monday Nov 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Talmud²

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

Rabbi Scott Perlo (Associate Director of 92Y’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life) teaches two nights of Judaism’s magnum opus, the Talmud, taught in English. Jump right into the text of this famous work of Jewish genius. For participants of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge.

Wednesday Dec 4th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$36

2 sessions

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Do You Have Kids? The Politics of Motherhood

at Think Olio - Williamsburg 111 N. 12th St Brooklyn, New York, New York 11249

2019 has been dubbed “The Year of the Woman”--and for all the right reasons. Women-led resistance to inescapable policy attacks on everything from immigration to LGBTQ rights has contributed to a rise in political activism and leadership. And thanks to the power of social media, we no longer need a subscription to see a great speech by Rep. Alexandria...

Friday Nov 15th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Rosa Luxemburg: Capitalism and Imperialism

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

Reading Rosa Luxemburg: Capitalism, Imperialism, and the Contemporary World Contemporary globalization marks an age where the “world is flat,” to quote an international best seller. A world of global competition and the ever-growing integration of economies through the free movement of goods, capital, technology, and labor. Yet nearly a century...

Wednesday Nov 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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The Lost Franklin Expedition

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

In 1845, Captain John Franklin left England with two ships on a mission to discover the fabled Northwest Passage that would allow Europe to trade directly with Asia. Because Franklin suspected that there might be a safe water route north of Canada, they sailed into the Arctic Circle. His ships were equipped with the latest technology – steam engines...

Thursday Nov 21st, 6:30pm - 8pm

Advanced Poetry with Lynn Melnick

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

This course will explore how we tell our stories through poetry, whether directly or slant, and ways we can be more adventurous, musical and honest. Experience with poetry-writing will be expected. Students will be required to turn in a poem a week to be workshopped by the group. Experience with reading poetry is also a must. Familiarity with the...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$420

8 sessions

Political Circus: Why Democracy is F*cked

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

Political Circus: Why Democracy is F*cked (And What to Do About It) This is a series about the decades (sometimes centuries) of political research that can help us understand what our political structures are actually doing, why, and how (and whether) to change them.  We examine the research and discoveries behind questions like:  What...

Thursday Nov 14th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Fellini's Rimini

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

Discover the true La Dolce Vita in Rimini, a wondrous destination in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, rated #1 “Best in Europe” by Lonely Planet and one of the New York Times prestigious “52 places to go.” Rimini, birthplace of Fellini, which he often cited as a source of his inspirations and creativity, has it all—chic beaches,...

Monday Nov 11th, 7pm - 8pm

Sales brunchwork

at brunchwork - Midtown 1411 Broadway Fl 16, New York, New York 10018

Sales is the lifeblood of business. We'll geek out on sales hacks with a global expert.  There will be plenty of time to strategize about your specific needs. And, there's brunch. Special Guest: Best-selling author, multiple award-winner and one of the most sought after speakers on the circuit, Phil M Jones is highly regarded as the world’s...

Saturday Nov 16th, 11:30am - 2pm

Drink and Learn w/Vanessa Hill from BrainCraft!

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

Psychology expert Vanessa Hill is here to lead you through the science of how to influence others, hack your perception and communicate mindfully at home and at work. It's like how to win friends and influence people, the workshop. You'll take home strategies to persuade your boss, write better emails and the code needed to decipher...

Saturday Nov 23rd, 3:30pm - 5:20pm

John Milton: Paradise Lost

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

What, if anything, should paradise mean to us right now? Paradise Lost, John Milton’s seventeenth-century epic of the Fall, which begins with “man’s first disobedience,” constitutes a heroic attempt to “justify the ways of God to men.”  A poem that shifts from rebel angels waging war in heaven to the pageantry of hell to Adam...

Thursday Nov 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

A Call to Action: Protecting Earth's Biodiversity

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

A recent UN report predicts that climate change, invasive species, pollution, and other anthropogenic disturbances will have a disastrous effect on biodiversity worldwide. Any careful observer of nature in our region has witnessed significant changes to our local flora over the past few decades. Beloved wildflowers are vanishing from our forests and...

Friday Nov 15th, 10am - 3:30pm

The Megaprojects that Transformed New York

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

As a new generation of "Master Builders" transform our city at a breakneck pace, we take stock of the megaprojects that have shaped New York, from Rockefeller Center and Roosevelt Island to the newly-minted Hudson Yards. Distinguished urban historians Dr. Lizabeth Cohen, Daniel Okrent, and Dr. Samuel Zipp join urban planner Regina Myer to consider...

Wednesday Nov 20th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Healthy Gender-Balanced Leadership

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

Let’s reimagine the world through a gender-balanced leadership lens. Where the contributions of healthy masculine and feminine leadership models form the basis for more sustainable organizations and systems. Participants will explore the impact of gender imbalance and balance on social innovation, leadership, and organizational systems. Each participant...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:45pm - 9pm

Bauhaus Centennial 100 Yrs of Avant-Garde in Modernism

at New York School of Interior Design - Murray Hill 401 Park Ave S, New York, New York 10016

In celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, this mini-course explores the significance of the famed and influential design school illuminating its legacy. Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius by merging two existing schools in Weimar, Germany, the school was the design playground of such famed designers as Josef Albers, Marcel...

Monday Nov 18th, 11am - 12:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$165

2 sessions

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