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Olio FieldTrip | Skateboarding and Modern Art

at Think Olio

The first Olio FieldTrip of the season will begin in a Harlem apartment for an Olio with Ted Barrow followed by a field trip to Central Park with architecture and skateboarding inspired stops along the way. Ted will be giving brief lectures at each of the sites and we'll be invited into a world where modern art and skateboarding meet.  In the...

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Surreal Escape

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

The Surrealist art movement takes place in a perilous time in history- acting as a response to The Great War, and having to escape because of the impending Second World War. As a result of the Nazi persecution, and being labeled as ‘degenerate artists’ many of the Surrealists artists, writers and founders were forced to leave their homes hastily...

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Meet the Curators: Rebecca Hayes Jacobs

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

Full Course Name: Meet the Curators: Rebecca Hayes Jacobs, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow As part of the new Meet the Curators Meet the Curators tour series, join Dr. Rebecca Hayes Jacobs as she guides you through Urban Indian: Native New York Now, the exhibition that she co-curated with Jason Lujan. Explore the flourishing...

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Drug Test: Decompression

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

Sad Burning Man is over and you have to wear clothes now? Do you segue into talking about the Burn any time someone mentions men or something that could burn? Time to DECOMPRESS. Come learn about Burning Man and drugs! Please Note: This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.

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Ballparks and Our Changing City

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

What can New York’s ballparks – from the gone-but-not-forgotten Ebbets Field to today’s reimagined Yankee Stadium and Citi Field – tell us about the evolution of our city? Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger, author of the new book Ballpark: Baseball in the American City, sits down with author Kevin Baker to discuss...

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Computer Safety & Maintenance

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

Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly. These are registration based classes and spots may fill up quickly. If for any reason we're unable to accommodate your registration, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Climate Week NYC at NYBG: Falter: A Talk with Bill M.

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

Bill McKibben's groundbreaking 1989 classic, The End of Nature, first brought the idea of global warming to public consciousness. But now the stakes are even higher-as climate change shrinks the spaces where civilization can exist, and technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics threaten the nature of human experience. McKibben has responded...

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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...

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Pet Cemeteries Lecture

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

These are some of the sweet and heartbreaking messages on tombstones for beloved pets. This lecture will take you on a “tour” of some of the oldest pet cemeteries in the US and abroad. You will meet some pets of celebrities and celebrity pets, exotic and weird pets, as well as naval and war heroes buried in the cemeteries. You’ll learn a little...

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Future of Food

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

How can we find and consume food that’s healthy for us and the environment? Food production impacts more than what goes on your plate. According to the World Economic Forum, a third of our global carbon footprint is from the food we consume and an estimated $940 billion per year is lost globally as a result of food waste. What You’ll Learn ...

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Michel Foucault: History of Sexuality

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

Few books in recent memory have so thoroughly transformed the way we think about the body, sexuality, and power as Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality.  In this course, we will study the first volume of Foucault’s monumental work, as we seek to understand the meaning and implications of Foucault’s proposition that sex is a social...

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POILÂNE: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery

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

Bread. Paris. Poilâne. Apollonia Poilâne, third-generation baker and owner of the bakery on the rue du Cherche-Midi that produces the most revered loaf in the world, sits down with award-winning writer and New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark to share stories and recipes from her first cookbook, POILÂNE: The Secrets of the World-Famous...

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The Future of Sustainable Fashion

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

Full Course Name: The Future of Sustainable Fashion: Sharing Innovative Models, Trends and Best-Practices (Panel+Networking) According to the United Nations Economic Commission, the average consumer today purchases 60% more clothing than 20 years ago. Each garment is kept half as long, and about 40% of the clothing in wardrobes in developed countries...

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Feast, Famine, and Flowering Plants

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Feast, Famine, and Flowering Plants: Understanding Epigenetics through Mustard Plants All living things have DNA that we use like a blueprint to build our bodies and influence our traits, including physical traits like hair and eye color and risk for different diseases. All the cells in a complex organism (like us) contain the exact same set of DNA,...

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Music of the 1920’s: The Anything Goes Decade

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

The decade of the 1920’s was a period of dazzling creativity in Europe and America. “New” was the thing in music, literature, painting, poetry. Artists of all disciplines intermingled and influenced each other. Young composers and musicians took center stage: Les Six in Paris; Gershwin, Copland and Armstrong in America; Weill, Brecht and Hindemith...

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