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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,...

Saturday May 11th, 9pm - 11pm

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...

Monday Apr 22nd, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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Diners, Diners and Diners

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

Full Course Name: Masters of Social Gastronomy: Diners, Diners and Diners! Each month, the Masters of Social Gastronomy take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind it. This month, that all-American institution: THE DINER. Together, we'll uncover the history of the diner and its original definition of a diner...

Monday Apr 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The British Constitution

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

The United Kingdom was formed in 1801 with the unification of Great Britain (created in 1603 with Scotland and England under one Crown, and then in 1707 politically) and Ireland. Today the UK faces one of the toughest decisions in that long history; and one that could tear the union apart. The countries of this island have endured warfare,...

Monday Apr 29th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Australian Politics 101

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn 190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

From 2010-2015, Australia had five Prime Ministers in five years.  Like something out of a Shakespearean drama, there were stabs in the back, leadership spills, and double dissolutions.  Will things stabilize?  There's never been a more exciting time to follow politics Down Under. This class will give you an overview of the...

Thursday May 2nd, 8:30pm - 10pm

The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

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

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today? This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short...

Thursday May 9th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Natural History of Insects

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Delve into the fascinating world of the creatures that make up 84% of the Animal Kingdom—what renowned biologist E.O. Wilson once called "the little things that run the world." We'll discuss the roles that insects play—both in maintaining healthy ecosystems as well as their own complex social systems.  Explore the wonder of metamorphosis...

Thursday May 16th, 10am - 1pm

  (3 sessions)
$245

3 sessions

Why Your Train is F*cked: The History of the MTA

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

Why Your Train is F*cked: A love/hate show about the history of the MTA You know when your train is f*cked – this is the show that tells you WHY. Get on board for a deep dive into the history of the MTA. Whether you love it, hate it, or want to compose more informed rage-tweets about it during your next 20 minute delay – we’ve got you covered....

Thursday Apr 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Broadway: From Back Row to Back Stage

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

During this interactive presentation, theatre enthusiast Brian Stoll will discuss all things Broadway beginning with the history and importance of the Broadway Playbill. He will share his extensive collection of autographed Playbills and other theatre memorabilia. At the end, he will share with you several money-saving tips on how to see Broadway...

Tuesday May 7th, 7pm - 8:30pm

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DASA: Dignity for All Students

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

This 6-hour class is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification and licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The course addresses the social patterns toward an understanding how climate and culture affect these behaviors. Participants...

Saturday May 4th, 9am - 4pm

History Series: FDR As America Prepares for War

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

History Series: FDR-Four Freedoms as America Prepares for War / HIX319 From his election in November 1940 to December 7, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt had to walk a tightrope as Japan, Italy, and Germany invaded country after country, putting out the light of freedom around the world. How does he help the forces of liberty without involving America in...

Thursday May 2nd, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$55

2 sessions

Uncovering the Lost Lives of Workers

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

Full Course Name Uncovering the Lost Lives of Workers: The Archaeology of Labor The New York we know today was profoundly shaped by workers. Not only did workers build and maintain the physical city, but their struggles over pay, power, and inclusion have made and remade the city many times over and, in the process, left a physical record for archaeologists...

Wednesday May 8th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Greetings from Coney Island Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Coney Island 1215 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11224

The history of Coney Island is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. From prostitutes living in a giant tin elephant, to the invention of the hot dog, to a ride that’s so scary it actually made its riders pee themselves, and we’ll tell you all about it!  Join New York Local Tours as we explore the engaging history of Coney Island’s...

Saturday May 25th, 1pm - 3pm

Jackie Robinson: The Personal and Political

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

On his first day on the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, Jackie Robinson changed history, paving the way not only for the desegregation of the sport but also the launch of the modern civil rights era.  Join Robinson's daughter Sharon Robinson, Vice Chair of the Jackie Robinson Foundation; historian Jonathan Eig, author of Opening...

Tuesday May 14th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Meet the Curators: Steven H. Jaffe, Curator

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

As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Steven H. Jaffe, Curator, as he guides you through City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changes New York. Did you know that some of the first labor organizations in the country were formed by the city’s artisans in the early 19thcentury, and some of the nation’s foremost...

Tuesday May 14th, 4pm - 5pm

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