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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


Guggenheim Visionaries

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Upper East Side
1071 5th Ave Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York 10128

The Guggenheim is open late on Tuesdays this summer, and its current exhibition, Visionaries, raises though-provoking questions about collecting. The show focuses on the Guggenheim‘s origin story and the six brave collectors who shaped it. In particular, we will look at the relationship between Solomon R. Guggenheim and his art advisor, Hilla Rebay,...

Tuesday Jun 27th, 7pm

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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...


4 sessions

Tuesday Jul 11th, 6:30pm


3D Printing Glass

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

This lecture will explore technical innovation in glass making, from early core-formed vessels through to fiber optic production, and finally the 3D printing of molten glass. The presentation will highlight the stages of the MIT 3D Glass Printer from initial concept to deployment of the second-generation printer. The printer has...

Thursday Jul 6th, 7pm


Louis Armstrong Sings

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

The brilliant, innovative recordings that Louis Armstrong made between 1926 and 1928 with the studio bands the Hot Five and the Hot Seven set the template for jazz as a soloist’s art. This lecture focuses on less-discussed aspects of Armstrong’s genius via selected recordings ranging from his 1920s scatting on “Heebie Jeebies” and the reimagining...

Wednesday Jul 12th, 2:30pm


Resurrecting the Woolly Mammoth

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Woolly mammoths have been extinct for nearly 10,000 years, but soon they may walk again. Teams of scientists are currently working on recreating the woolly mammoth through cloning and gene migration. If they are successful, the woolly mammoth could be one of the first extinct species to ever be resurrected! This class will cover the fascinating...

Tuesday Jul 25th, 6:30pm


Femme Fatales

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

Six of the most vivid “bad girl” portrayals in early crime dramas. View and discuss the characters, actresses, female perspectives and directors. Scarlet Street (1945) Joan Bennett and her ruthless boyfriend (Dan Duryea, oily as ever) plot to destroy innocent painter Edward G. Robinson in Fritz Lang’s love-and-death noir. Leave Her to Heaven...


6 sessions

Tuesday Jul 11th, 7pm


Bell Hooks: Desire, Education, Freedom

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Washington Heights
2113 Amsterdam Ave , New York, New York 10032

Bell Hooks is one of the foremost contemporary thinkers addressing questions of gendered, racial, and economic liberation, pioneering the social application of ideas about marginality that are now commonplace in both academic and popular discourse. Feminist liberation, for hooks, must push past victimization narratives and exclusivity to become a deeply...


4 sessions

Saturday Jul 15th, 2pm


Mapping the City with the Body

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

Our bodies help us recognize, understand, navigate, and even create the urban space: the blue dot in Google Maps, traces of bodies in space that provide us with clues for our own movement, metaphors we use to talk about the city and its systems, and even measurement units. At the same time, cities can have a particularly interesting effect in bodies’...

Sunday Aug 6th, 12pm


Self Care for Women

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

In this comprehensive class, herbalist, food entrepreneur, birth and postpartum doula and mom Laena McCarthy, will discuss healing traditions and practices to boost the female body's natural resilience while protecting from stress and damage, from the inside and out. The class will begin with an overview of what healthy self-care rituals...

Thursday Jul 27th, 8:30pm


5-Hour Pre-Licensing Safety Course

at Ferrari Driving School - Astoria
3232 Steinway St, Astoria, New York 11103

The 5 hour Pre-licensing Class must be completed by first time license applicants. The 5 hour class is part lecture, part film, and breaks in between. By taking this class you will be issued the MV-278 certificate which is needed in order to schedule your Road Test.  On the day of your Road test you will need to bring this certificate...

Saturday Jun 24th, 10:30am

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Intro to Landscape Design

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

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises.  This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home or who are considering a Certificate.


3 sessions

Thursday Jul 20th, 6:15pm

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4-Week Childbirth Education

at Birth Day Presence - Park Slope
182 8th Ave Parlor Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Birth Day Presence childbirth preparation classes are well rounded and accessible. As doulas and childbirth educators, we have assisted thousands of expectant parents through a wide range of birth choices and experiences. We welcome all types of families and individuals. Class is a blend of lecture, video, demonstration and practice and will include,...


3 sessions

Thursday Jul 6th, 6pm

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Weekend Intensive Childbirth Education

at Birth Day Presence - Murray Hill
205 Lexington Ave 10th Fl, New York, New York 10016

In this weekend intensive, mothers will learn and be prepared with the birth of their child with confidence and relaxation. This childbirth preparation class is designed to offer couples a well-rounded, accessible curriculum. As doulas and childbirth educators, we have assisted thousands of couples through a very wide range of birth choices and...


2 sessions

Saturday Jun 24th, 10am

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Change Makers: The Nature of Change

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

Do you ever wonder why it’s so hard to change? Even when you desperately want to start doing something differently (like save money, exercise more, eat healthier) you quickly find yourself right back where you began. Why?!?   Understanding how your brain, history, and the flow of your life are getting in your way is the first step to finally...

Wednesday Jul 19th, 5pm