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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...

Postcolonial Cinema

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg
308 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Since the beginning of formal, political decolonization, cinema has been a key ground for emerging postcolonial identities and the struggle for decolonization . Working with technologies, techniques, and even sometimes idioms developed across the broadly “Western” world — from initial experiments in France to the experimental avant-garde in the...

$315

5 sessions

Sunday Oct 22nd, 1pm

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Lower Manhattan History Walk

at Brooklyn Brainery

When it comes to historical neighborhoods in New York they don’t get much more older than Lower Manhattan. Join us for a two-hour walk through the Financial District where we’ll learn about some of it’s most famous landmarks. We’ll see Alexander Hamilton’s gravesite, talk about the actual wall of Wall Street, and walk the oldest streets of...

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A History of Ghost Hunting

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Ghost hunting has been part of our fictional and historic narratives since the Ancient Greeks. This lecture will take you on a historical paranormal investigation starting with Homer’s The Odyssey to the Middle Ages to 19 th century spiritualism to present day ghost hunting techniques.  The second half of the lecture will involve...

Sunday Oct 29th, 3pm

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...

Monday Nov 20th, 6:30pm

Candy: From Early History to Halloween

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, 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...

Monday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm

Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Washington Heights
2113 Amsterdam Ave , New York, New York 10032

In 1945, Ralph Ellison began work on his epically ironic novel Invisible Man (1952), primarily to make sense of his involvement with radical politics in Harlem over the previous decade. On the fault line between art and politics, Ellison’s book makes a powerful claim for African-American experience and black modernism at the center of the...

$315

4 sessions

Saturday Oct 21st, 2pm

The History of Gin

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

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties,gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

Thursday Nov 9th, 6:30pm

History Series: The Russian Revolution

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

After the October Revolution, a Civil War broke out in the former Russian Empire between The Red Army and the The White. How did the Reds, led by Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin, against all odds, defeat The Whites and create the Soviet State.  Learn about the Red Terror, People's Commissars, Planned Economy, Pravda, the Constructivists, and the Party...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Oct 26th, 8pm

What Am I Seeing?

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

What am I Seeing?, led by Reanimation Library‘s Andrew Beccone, is a workshop organized around the problem of cataloging images. Unlike books, which can explicitly convey their subject matter through their written content (and can be cataloged relatively easily because subject headings are comprised of written language), image cataloging requires...

Saturday Oct 28th, 1pm

Behind the Scenes Tour of New York at Its Core

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

Five years in the making, New York at Its Core is the first-ever museum exhibition to comprehensively interpret and present New York City’s sweeping 400-year history. Join Wendy Evans Joseph, the architect and exhibition designer who conceived the look and feel of the show, for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibition's three...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 6:30pm

Women and the Future of New York Politics

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

In the Halls of Power: Women and the Future of New York Politics Despite New York's reputation as a progressive city, on the local political level at least, the future looks far from female. By the end of 2017, the New York City Council’s 51-member body could have fewer than 10 female representatives, a sharp drop from 18 women...

Wednesday Oct 25th, 6:30pm

History Series: Presidential Leadership

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

We will look at four crises of the Eisenhower administration: The Army McCarthy Hearings, The Suez, Hungarian Revolution of 1956, The U-2 Incident; Ike's Farewell Address. These crises defined The greatest of Eisenhower as President of the United States. What can we learn about leadership from how Ike handled these situations? Come to the class to...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Nov 9th, 7:30pm

Fair Housing - The History and Why

at Baruch College - CAPS

This course will provide students with background information on Fair Housing. Students enrolled in this course, will have an in depth understanding of the creation and meaning of the law.  Topics to be explored include Fair Housing from the time of the civil war and the civil rights movement, to current times inclusive of green Fair Housing....

Tuesday Nov 14th, 5pm

Traversing the Veil:Alchemy, Wisdom, & The Modern Witch

at Think Olio - Lower East Side
16B Orchard St, New York, New York 10002

The facts about Halloween/Samhain, widely celebrated in the U.S., depend upon what you read.  According to some, during the "burning times" in Europe (during the 16th - 18th centuries), perhaps 60,000 witches, many of whom were  women and followers of pre-Christian religions were killed, and often tortured before being killed.  These...

Monday Oct 30th, 7:30pm