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History's Most Notorious Female Killers

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

From Countess Bathory to Belle Gunness, this lecture will cover a millennium of violence and mayhem committed by women. While not reaching the same depths of ill-deserved fame as their male counterparts, these women and their crimes provide a fascinating insight into what it meant to be a violent member of "the fairer sex."

Monday Oct 22nd, 8:30pm

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...

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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.

$36

2 sessions

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 7pm

Brownstones Ballot Boxes Suffrage Tour

at Archive on Parade - Brooklyn Heights
158 Hicks St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Meet the badass Brooklynites who brought us the ballot. Behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ most gracious brownstones lies the history of firebrand feminism! The wise “women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators who made some of the foremost contributions to the Suffrage movement. Join us for a walk through their...

Saturday Oct 20th, 1:30pm

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Abracadabra to Alchemy: 7000 Years of Magic

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Trace the journey of magic through its exciting and hotly debated formative years. From the performance of the “cup and ball” trick observed in ancient Rome through medieval incantations and potions, the story of magic will enchant you.

Thursday Oct 18th, 6:30pm

Versus

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

WrestleMania meets Debate Club Your hosts Meg Pierson, Zak Martellucci, and Dustin Growick lead a rotating cast of special guest experts in a battle royale of serious—and not so serious—topics.  Who will come out on top? Dinosaurs or mammals? Biology or physics? Space or oceans? Chock-full of trivia, games, and prizes,...

History Series: Charles Lindbergh

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

History Series: Charles Lindbergh - The Twentieth Century America's First Great Hero Lindbergh continues to fuel popular imagination, both with his daring aviation exploits and his colorful life. This class will examine a complex man who was full of contradictions, but all will agree, was an important American hero. Suggested Readings: ...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Oct 25th, 8pm

The History of Gin

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

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties,gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

Thursday Nov 15th, 6:30pm

Cramming for the Midterms

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

The science behind why our politics got so insane (and what we can do about it) This is a series about the fundamental principles of social and political life. If you’re looking for a rundown of “he-said,” “she-said” analyses, or a bunch of talking heads talking past each other on today’s top issues, you’re in the wrong place. Instead,...

Wednesday Oct 24th, 6:30pm

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William Niblo and His Pleasure Garden of Yore

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

William Niblo, an Irish immigrant to New York City at the end of the 18th century, rose from his initial position in the hostelry and tavern business in Lower Manhattan to found an immensely popular “coffee house,” and then opened an enormous pleasure garden in the London tradition at the northern limits of the populated City in 1828. Initially...

Thursday Oct 18th, 6:30pm

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Haunted History: The Lost Franklin Expedition

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

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 Oct 18th, 8:30pm

Botanical Explorers

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

The amazing explorations of the Age of Discovery led to a wealth of previously unknown plants-all of which needed to be accurately named and described for scientific purposes.  Follow the Perry Expedition to Japan and Lewis and Clark's trek across the western U.S., and learn about the discovery of many ornamental plants and whom they honor with...

$159

3 sessions

Thursday Nov 1st, 6:15pm

New Amsterdam: The Birthplace of New York Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Financial District
Battery Park, New York, New York 10004

On this walking tour, we’ll discover the life of pirates and prostitutes living in the scrappy Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, long before New York was New York. Step into the wooden shoes of the early settlers and see what life was like being an employee rather than a colonist. Based on exciting new research taking place over the last...

Sunday Oct 21st, 1pm

Featured Database: Abolition of the Slave Trade

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

Use this digital resource from NYPL's Schomburg Center to access essays, books, articles, maps, and illustrations telling the forgotten economic, political, social, and moral story of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Skill prerequisites: Basic computer skills These are registration based classes and spots may fill up quickly....

Free

Wednesday Oct 24th, 1:15pm

History Series: The American Dream

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

History Series: The American Dream - Immigration as a Force in American History ​Immigration ebbs and flows throughout our history. It is looked upon as a positive force by some and a negative force by others. What was the reason for America's need for vast amounts of immigrants? Is this still as important in today's America? Should American immigration...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Nov 8th, 7:30pm