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Food of the Dead: A Culinary History of Funeral Food

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

At the end of an early American funeral, participants were given a cookie: spiced with caraway, and stamped with a special design, they were often kept for years as a memento of the departed. Although mourning traditions have changed over time, and vary from place to place, what they have in common is food and drink. From the home parlour to the funeral...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Know Thy Self: The Hand as a Guide to Self-Fulfillment

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

The hand has been called God’s Road Map. This spiritual gift is both a science and a universal language, based on principles that anyone with an interest in human nature can understand. Reading your own palm is like reading a book about yourself, the most important and interesting subject to know about. The story the hand tells is about your strengths,...

Friday Nov 22nd, 7pm - 10pm

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at The New York Public Library - Fairmont - Claremont Village 610 E 169th St, Bronx, New York 10456

Do you have questions about how to search NYPL databases, upload an e-book, or how to uses your portable devices?  Bring your Laptops, I-Pads, Cell phones, etc. and let our Adult Programs team help you in a focused, courteous, and friendly ambiance.

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Surviving under Henry VIII's Rule

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

Attend this 'choose your own adventure' format class, based off real events and try to survive England during the reign of Henry VIII! Do you have the political savvy to survive England during the reign of Henry VIII? Learn about the many ways you could be convicted of treason (even thinking about the death of the king would get...

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$10

Learn to Juggle (or Get Better)

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

In this one-hour session, we'll learn to juggle in slow motion, first with scarves, then with balls.  Juggling is super fun and good for you too! Come have some fun getting fit, brainy, & super coordinated.

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$15

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Women & Money

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

Women typically live longer and earn less than men for the same work. As a result, studies show that women will retire with only two-thirds of the savings that men have. In addition, women are less likely to be taught how to manage money growing up and more likely to rely on someone else to take care of the family finances....

Monday Jun 24th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Made in NYC: The Reinvention of Local Manufacturing

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

Come learn about what's being made in NYC today and what you can do to support local manufacturing. We'll cover industrial policy, business incubators, R&D, hybrid manufacturing, and the craft food movement, among other highlights. This class examines public policy and current trends. For decades, American and urban manufacturing charted a steep...

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$10

This Just In: The Latest News From Outer Space

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

Combining the latest information and discoveries from astronomy and astrophysics with the latest images of and by telescopes, we will explore the following areas: A brief history of humanity’s view(s) of the Universe Near Earth environment The Moon The Sun The inner and outer Solar System Extrasolar systems The search...

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$10

The Art of Blackjack

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

Have you ever wanted to beat the casinos at their own game? Here's your chance to learn the ins and outs of the game of blackjack and card counting, how counters are both loved and hated by the casinos, and how you don't need to be a math wizard to count cards. In this class, we'll start with the basics and explain the rules and how to play blackjack...

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$25

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Punk! A History 1967-1982

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

This class will talk about the origins of Punk Rock, the bands that shaped the movement, the clubs where they played, the people who made an impact on the scene, and what it all means. Explore the music, people, scene, and movement of the most misunderstood pop-culture phenomenon. Punk is one of the most influential forms of music created in the...

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$10

Vampires, Werewlves, and Things Go Bump In The Night

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

Just in time for the spooky aftermath of Halloween, let's explore America's favorite fears: vampires, werewolves, and more! Leave Bram Stoker in the dust with a new favorite blood-sucker like Varney the Vampire, and learn whether silver bullets are your only hope against the wolfman. We'll be exploring ancient history, traditional folklore, as well...

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$10

The NYC You've Never Seen: Queens Edition

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

Did you know Queens, NY is a land of discovery...? A place where you can visit: an abandoned missile base by the ocean, a walk-through replica of a mountain cave within a giant temple, a block with a thriving "Jurassic Park" of lizards, a ranch with cowboys, horses and a saddle shop, a subway that shoots you across the water to a remote island wildlife...

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$10

Argument and Rhetoric 101

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

This class is a primer in how to recognize a healthy argument and avoid unhealthy ones. By teaching you the basic tools to construct your own arguments as well as resolve arguments you previously found infuriating, you can successfully learn to ARGUE, not FIGHT! Dreading the thought of asking for a raise at your year end review? Tired of losing...

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$10

Biotechnology Crash Course

at Brooklyn Brainery - Fort Greene 33 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Did you know that an entire human genome can be sequenced in three days? And that all the cheese that you eat is made with genetically engineered rennet? Biotechnology touches our lives in many ways, and it is changing with blinding speed. This course covers the basic techniques that facilitated the biotechnology revolution, and shows you where it...

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$300

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Journeys in Jersey

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

Did you know right across the Hudson in New Jersey is a land of adventure? Of a giant waterfall in a national park, an abandoned baseball stadium, a world-class museum (with a renown permanent Tibetan exhibit), the third largest basilica in the US, a river-side park with 2,000 cherry blossom trees (more than DC), an operating 85 year old movie palace,...

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$10
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