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Flying University - Sciencewashing

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

Flying University is a re-education in hidden histories.    This talk series is named after the underground university in Russian-occupied Poland that taught subjects banned by the state-run schools. This rebel organization also educated women, who were barred from attending the official university, including Marie Curie. In that spirit,...

Wednesday Feb 21st, 7pm

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brunchwork w/ WeWork

at brunchwork

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with WeWork Chief Growth Officer David Fano! Enjoy an intimate conversation with David, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off...over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal. Special Guest David Fano is the Chief Growth Officer at WeWork, where he focuses his passion for combining the digital...

Sunday Feb 25th, 11:30am

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Epic Histories: A Conversation

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

Join two renowned American historians for a conversation about the challenges of writing epic narrative histories.  Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Mike Wallace, author of Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 -- his long-awaited sequel to Gotham -- sits down with fellow distinguished historian Nell...

Tuesday Feb 27th, 6:30pm

Current Events (Ages 55+)

at Sundays at JASA - Hell's Kitchen
524 W 59th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10019

NOTE: The price for this class is for the entire 10-week semester, and applies to all the classes. In other words, once you sign up for any one of the courses, you can attend all the other classes, all day, if you wish. Discuss the major issues of our time and current breaking news with background provided by a moderator knowledgeable in national...

$225

10 sessions

Sunday Mar 4th, 10am

Mental Health and Modern Life in NYC

at Think Olio - Lincoln Square
424 W 54th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10019

Ever take a look at your mind and feel like retreating from what you see? Do you wish you had some tricks to help you manage the daily stresses of modern life on your mental health? Not sure what it even means to take a look at your own mind?  With all the talk about the mind, mental health, and mindfulness, we sometimes needs some guidance to...

Thursday Feb 22nd, 7pm

Crime and Punishment (Ages 55+)

at Sundays at JASA - Hell's Kitchen
524 W 59th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10019

NOTE: The price for this class is for the entire 10-week semester, and applies to all the classes. In other words, once you sign up for any one of the courses, you can attend all the other classes, all day, if you wish. Investigative journalist Beth Karas will alternate weeks teaching this provocative course with representatives from various city,...

$225

10 sessions

Sunday Mar 4th, 9am

The Subway

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

New York City’s sprawling subway system has rolled into the 21st century in fits and starts. While long-awaited gleaming new stations recently opened along Second Avenue, the more than 100-year-old system is straining under the demands of booming ridership.  Series host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Joseph Lhota, Chairman...

Wednesday Mar 21st, 7pm

DED Talks

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

From watchers of the immensely popular Ted Talks, comes this new lecture series highlighting the life and ideas of your favorite dearly departed celebrities.   DED Talks will share the knowledge from history’s most inspired thinkers and pretty much anyone else willing to push aside death’s veil and return to share “Ideas Worth Un-Deading.”...

Saturday Mar 24th, 7pm

John Milton: Paradise Lost

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

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...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Feb 26th, 6:30pm

Self Care for Women

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

Full Course Title: Self Care for Women: Mindful Cycles, Healthy Bodies, Clean Beauty 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...

Wednesday Mar 14th, 8:15pm

American Dream: The Case for a Universal Basic Income

at Think Olio - TriBeCa
205 Hudson St At Canal Street, New York, New York 10013

American Dream/American Delusion: The Case for a Universal Basic Income "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Those are the key promises embedded in the US Declaration of Independence. But for the 41 million American adults who live in poverty, including nine million who have zero income whatsoever, the reality of life in the United States...

Wednesday Feb 28th, 7pm

Sundays at JASA Open House (Ages 55+)

at Sundays at JASA - Hell's Kitchen
524 W 59th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10019

Faculty presentations begin at 10:30 -- faculty members speak about their courses and will answer questions from the audience. Refreshments will be provided. Sundays at JASA is a one of a kind, college level continuing education program for adults 55+.

Free

Sunday Feb 25th, 10am

Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 8

at Think Olio - Williamsburg
308 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

It’s made every year-in-review article, but it’s more than that: this one TV episode is the most audacious hour of television ever, David Lynch burning with the heat of a nova and wrestling with 2001: A Space Odyssey in the process.  What makes this episode so powerful is how abstract it is, so even if you haven’t seen Twin Peaks: The Return,...

Monday Mar 5th, 6:30pm

Humanities Institute Symposium

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

With Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees In his best-selling book, heralded as groundbreaking by the New York Review of Books, forester Peter Wohlleben reveals startling new discoveries about how trees nurture each other, communicate, and maintain complex social networks.  A broad range of experts will join Peter to debate...

Thursday Mar 22nd, 10am

Science Friday

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

Science Friday has created a monster—a monster party that is! Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic with FRANKENFEST, a Frankenstein variety show. We’ll have storytelling from The Story Collider, music from Henry Koperski and Daniel Tepper and a whole bunch of creepy science from Science Friday....

Monday Mar 5th, 7pm