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A History of Royal Scotland

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

In 1603, one of the momentous events in history occurred when the Scottish King, James VI inherited the throne of England following the death of his cousin Elizabeth. He combined his two nations and called them Great Britain – and all subsequent kings and queens of Britain are his descendants to the present day. The telling of British royal history...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Brownstones Ballot Boxes Suffrage Tour

at Archive on Parade - Brooklyn Heights 158 Hicks St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Meet the badass Brooklynites who brought us the ballot. Behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ most gracious brownstones lies the history of firebrand feminism! The wise “women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators who made some of the foremost contributions to the Suffrage movement. Join us for a walk through their...

Saturday Oct 26th, 1:30pm - 3pm

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The American Coffeehouse

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

In this talk, we'll first discuss the origins of coffee and coffee houses as a shared communal space. On our world tour, we will sample different coffeehouse experiences throughout history. After that we'll dive into the United States's love affair with coffee shops,particularly in the last century: coffeehouses as a counterculture performance...

Monday Nov 4th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Candy: From Early History to Halloween

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

Isn't it weird that one day a year it's appropriate to threaten people into giving you candy? Where did the Halloween tradition come from? And actually, how did we come up with candy in the first place? In this class, we'll cover a brief world history of candy, from the botanic roots of sugar cane, to the first processed confections from the Middle...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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 Oct 26th, 1pm - 3pm

Run the Tape

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

Join Run The Tape’s, Cosi & Uchechi, for the third of their marquee series, “Subject To Change”, focusing on the discovery within the hip-hop landscape. Expect special guests, artist conversations and journalistic integrity as we dive into the culture without appropriation and brand politics.

Friday Nov 1st, 9pm - 11pm

Napster to Netflix: History of Media from 1999 to Today

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope 1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades. We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution.  We’ll then trace what’s happened...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 8pm

From the Woodland Indians to the American Revolution!

at Wagner College Lifelong Learning - Grymes Hill 1 Campus Rd, Staten Island, New York 10301

Early Life: From the Woodland Indians to the American Revolution! An exploration of the Native Americans who inhabited Staten Island and the archeological digs that have provided us with facts on the Lenape and their lives, will be followed by a discussion on the European settlers who changed everything. With the arrival of these colonizers enslaved...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 2pm - 4pm

Behind the Gates: The History of the Guinness Brewery

at Top Hops Beer Shop - Lower East Side 94 Orchard St, New York, New York 10002

When we say "Guinness," what comes to mind? An Irish countryside and a freshly poured pint of stout, no doubt.  Most people are fans of Guinness, but when you actually dive into the details of one of the world's most legendary breweries, you probably don't know too much.  Join Chris, a Senior Ambassador for the Guinness Brewery, on a journey...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Harlem History and Beyond

at West Harlem Art Fund - Harlem 142 Edgecombe Ave, New York, New York 10030

Our experience is a journey from the 1500s to the present day. We’ll start with explorers trying to find a route to Asia but then encountered a new land. I’ll share Harlem’s role in the American Revolution and the meeting of Alexander Hamilton and General George Washington. Our group will discuss the Trans Atlantic Slave trade in North, Central...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 2pm - 4pm

NWUF19: We The People – POWER

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

Inspired by the Executive branch of the United States government, POWER will explore conversations and topics of what power truly means, both in a personal and larger context. The show will begin with a brief but insightful interview with NWUF president Allison Brzezinski and a very special guest, followed by performances and screenings by our NWUF19...

Saturday Oct 26th, 12pm - 2pm

NWUF19: We The People –JUSTICE

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

Inspired by the Judicial branch of the United States government, JUSTICE will explore conversations and topics of what justice and the law truly mean, both in a personal and larger context. The show will begin with a brief but insightful interview with NWUF president Allison Brzezinski and a very special guest, followed by performances and screenings...

Saturday Oct 26th, 3pm - 5pm

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NWUF19: We The People –ACTION

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

Inspired by the Legislative branch of the United States government, ACTION will explore what it means to take action, both personally and politically, and the effect this actions have on our day-to-day lives. The show will begin with a brief but insightful interview with NWUF president Allison Brzezinski and a very special guest, followed by performances...

Sunday Oct 27th, 12pm - 2pm

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NWUF19: We The People –The People

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

Inspired by the unofficial fourth branch of the United States government, THE PEOPLE will dive into one of the most important factions of any government, the citizens that the government is supposed to serve. Who are we, what do we want, what do we have to say – we will explore it all.  The show will begin with a brief but insightful interview...

Sunday Oct 27th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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

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