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The True Believer and the Nature of Mass Movements

at Think Olio - Brooklyn
Studio D, 976 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York, New York 11206

Erik Hoffer is one of America’s greatest and, sadly, least known moral and social philosophers.  He was a self-educated dockworker who rose to fame when he was quoted by President Eisenhower and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. In this Think Olio read-in, we will gather to discuss an excerpt from Hoffer’s The...

Sunday May 7th, 4pm

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Birdman: Revealing or Reinforcing Patriarchy

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
899 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Think Olio professor Geoff Klock has been challenged by CUNY Professor Jason McCormick to a debate regarding 2015's Academy Awards Best Picture winner, Birdman. After we have screened the film at Berg'n Beerhall and both sides have made their case we, as the audience, will determine the winner. Here's little sample into each side of...

Thursday May 18th, 7pm

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Sprats & Symposia: The Cuisine of the Ancient Greeks

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

We’ve all heard about the Ancient Greeks. Their influence on the modern Western world is formidable; we are surrounded by references to Greek government, art, literature, mythology, philosophy, science… Yet for all our celebration of the Greeks and their achievements, there is one aspect of their culture that rarely gets mentioned in modern times:...

Monday May 8th, 8:30pm

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Outlook Ninja

at N.Y.I.M. Training - Union Square
One Union Square West Ste 805, New York, New York 10003

In the OutLook Ninja class we will quickly learn how to use keyboard shortcuts and rules to greatly increase our emailing and organizational speed. This is a great class for those who spend more than 1 hour a day in front of their email.  Those implementing the techniques in this class generally cut out 20-40% of their Outlook work.  Think...

Thursday May 18th, 6pm

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Core Mat I - Early Bird Discount

at Power Pilates - Midtown East
920 3rd Ave 6th Fl, New York, New York 10022

The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the school method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to school teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula. Every student new to school must start with Core...

$500

3 sessions

Friday Jul 14th, 4pm

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Shorinji Kempo for Students (21 years old and above)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

Saturday Jun 3rd, 10am

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Shorinji Kempo for Adults

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

Saturday Jun 3rd, 10am

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Shorinji Kempo for Kids (ages 10-13)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

Saturday Jun 3rd, 10am

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Shorinji Kempo for Students (under 21 years old)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

Saturday Jun 3rd, 10am

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Autobiographical Cartoons

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

Explore the world of autobiographical comics and create panel-to-panel visual narratives based on your experiences, adventures, family histories and dreams. Study the works of artists like Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar, Carol Tyler and Art Spiegelman, who are known for illustrating their daily lives. Learn the fundamentals of comics; structure, composition...

$188

5 sessions

Saturday Jun 17th, 10:30am

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Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

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

It is difficult to imagine a more ambitious or even hubristic philosophy than that of G.W.F. Hegel.  Filled with the revolutionary fervor of the turn of the 19th century, Hegel no doubt viewed himself as the messianic figure that he, along with Schelling and Hölderlin, had prophesied earlier while seminarians and roommates at the Tübinger Stift....

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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The Good Death Roundtable: A Brief History of Death

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

Full Course Name: The Good Death Roundtable: A Brief History of Death and Dying The Good Death round table kicks off with a discussion led by Joanna Ebenstein, co-founder and creative director of the former Morbid Anatomy Museum. We will explore practices and rituals surrounding death in the Victorian era to gain insight into society’s relationship...

Free
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The Good Death Roundtable: Art and Death

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

Each of us will die. And, despite impressive scientific and medical triumphs, we have not managed to vanquish death or even definitively find out what happens to us when we die. The great mystery of death has inspired artists and makers in the creation of objects and images that entwine death and beauty in ways surprising to a contemporary sensibility. This...

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Introduction to Freud

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Greenpoint
126 Franklin St, Brooklyn, New York 11222

In the late nineteenth century, Sigmund Freud discovered psychoanalysis in his attempts to treat hysteria — the enigmatic illness known to the Western mind for over 2,000 years. By insisting that bodily symptoms represented unconscious conflict, the Freudian revolution destabilized longstanding social and philosophical biases that privileged consciousness,...

$315

5 sessions

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Multi-Sensory Integration

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

A surge of interest in psychedelic research has caught mainstream attention in the last years. Scientists and therapists have been studying the therapeutic effects for people suffering with PTSD, depression and terminal illnesses. Popularly, psychedelics are seen as a “short-cut to enlightenment”, but what does it mean to incorporate such insights...

$15
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