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American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Upper West Side
Central Park W , New York, New York 10024

Dinosaurs! Science! Adventure! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science...

Saturday Jun 24th, 11am

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The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

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

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today? This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short...

Thursday Jun 29th, 8:30pm

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Philosophy of History

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

Does history have a direction, a purpose, or an end goal? Can we deduce general historical patterns from studying the past? Is it naïve to hope and work for a better future? From the Enlightenment to the twenty-first century, liberal, Marxist, positivist, and post-structuralist thinkers have offered radically different responses to these fundamental...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Jul 5th, 6:30pm

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The Woman Question

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

From the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, scholars, doctors, religious leaders, and politicians were vexed by the “The Woman Question.”  Inspired by the democratic revolutions of the late eighteenth century, fueled by market capitalism, and later fostered by the reform efforts of the Victorian bourgeoisie, the woman question...

Friday Jun 30th, 7:30pm

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New York Futurism

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Rising inequality, the elephant in the room of New York City’s future, is the subject of Class Divide (74 minutes, 2015), which investigates hyper-gentrification in Chelsea through the eyes of local young people living in public housing. This program also includes shorts from the Maysles Documentary Center Education program that pose...

Wednesday Jun 28th, 6:30pm

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The Poisonous Prohibition

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

The Wartime Prohibition Act took effect June 30, 1919. In their desperation to obtain booze, locals turned to homemade forms of liquor, which to unsuspecting victims, were often poisonous, and sometimes fatal.  At this lecture, we’ll examine some of these poisons and the New York City victims they harmed and killed. You can also celebrate the...

Sunday Jun 25th, 3pm

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Living History: A walking tour of Lower Manhattan

at The Active Citizen - Financial District
Battery Park, New York, New York 10004

This walking tour starts at the Battery, and weaves its way not only through the streets of Lower Manhattan, but also through the centuries from a Dutch fur trading settlement to the financial capital of the world. In our hour-and-a-half, we will stop at some landmarks that help bring each era of New York to life. We will also share some fun New York...

Sunday Jun 25th, 10:30am

Accusing Women

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Union Square
15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011

From Adam and Eve to John and Yoko, the trope of the ‘woman to blame’ – and the ‘woman who blames’ – has had a remarkably persistent purchase on both pre-modern and contemporary imaginations, playing a key role in fundamental social dynamics of gender to this day. In the Western literary tradition, tropes of accusation and false testimony...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Jul 13th, 6:30pm

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Political Vigilance and Letter Writing as Activism

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

Too often relegated to a byline of the Beat Generation, referred to there as one of the “few female writers of the scene to make it,” Di Prima’s work has a passion and fire all its own, an embodied sense of the bio political as well as the anarchic. Epistles are letters written as poems, providing both a tactile sense of intimacy and accessibility,...

Tuesday Jun 27th, 7:30pm

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Carl Schmitt: Political Enemies

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side
178 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002

In this class, we will read several of Schmitt’s key works in their entirety, including The Concept of the Political, Political Theology, and The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy, as well as key selections from later thinkers influenced by Schmitt. We will examine questions such as: what is “the political”? What is sovereignty? What is enmity...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Jul 5th, 6:30pm

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A History of Media from 1999 to Today

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

Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades. We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution. We’ll then trace what’s happened in four...

Monday Jul 10th, 6:30pm

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The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Washington Roebling constructed one of America’s most iconic structures, the Brooklyn Bridge, but his story spans much more than just the East River. It’s a story of immigration, personal adversity, and pushing the boundaries of possibility.  Join Erica Wagner, author of Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn...

Wednesday Jul 12th, 6:30pm

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Science, Race, and Colonialism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - East Harlem
1216 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

At first glance, the work of science seems to provide empirically-grounded, universal explanations of natural and cultural phenomena. Yet as historians, anthropologists, and philosophers of science contend, such an understanding is at odds with the actual history of science, a history littered with racialized others serving as foils for the development...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jul 10th, 6:30pm

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Hope and Despair in Philosophy

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

In this class, we will attempt to find psychological, moral and political orientations about hope and despair via an exploration of the philosophical traditions of optimism and pessimism.  We will explore the roots of optimism in its Christian guise as Providence and in its secular Enlightenment manifestation in the form of a belief in necessary...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jul 10th, 6:30pm

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Prelude to the Great American Eclipse

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

We will discuss the history, mathematics, and science of eclipses… and learn how to observe the characters in the performance: the Sun and Moon. This class will include star gazing from Pioneer Works’ garden using telescopes.

$200

4 sessions

Thursday Jul 20th, 8pm

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