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Mesopotamian Mythology

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

Mesopotamia, the ancient “Land Between Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, was home to many different gods. Though less-well known today than the pantheons of Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, the gods of Mesopotamia had just as many grand adventures, big personalities and poignant observations on the human condition. We know them today thanks...

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$10

A Lot On The Mind: Autism

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

Come join us for a night of educational and theatrical fun while learning about some of the most misunderstood and stigmatized neurological disorders! Each month we’ll highlight a different neurological disorder and address the science behind the disorder, research being done in that field, and the stigmas patients face, featuring performances from...

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$15

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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...

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$10

New York City during the American Revolution

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

Boston, Philadelphia, Yorktown… these are the places that usually star in the American Revolution, but New York City has a story to tell as well! NYC was burned, abandoned, repopulated, and put under martial law; it became home to pirates, runaway slaves, and smugglers; its churches were turned into hospitals, its warehouses into jails, and its cemeteries...

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$10

Capturing “The Deuce”: Times Square in the 1970s & '80s

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

Although virtually undetectable today, Times Square in the 1970s and ‘80s was the center of the New York sex industry, synonymous with prostitution and pornography. Most recently, the hit HBO series The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, has resurrected the neighborhood’s dark corners and bright lights as it recounts the pioneering...

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$20

Myth and Mystery in "Harry Potter"

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

Do you ever wonder where J.K. Rowling learned her magic from? As a student of the classics, she was able to learn about the myths of centaurs, basilisks and many more creatures from antiquity that made their way into her best-selling novels. Learn the history behind the creatures, potions and spells from Harry Potterwhen we...

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$10

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Flying University - Sciencewashing

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

Flying University is a re-education in hidden histories.    This talk series is named after the underground university in Russian-occupied Poland that taught subjects banned by the state-run schools. This rebel organization also educated women, who were barred from attending the official university, including Marie Curie. In that spirit,...

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$12

New York’s Holiday History

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

Full Course Name: New York’s Holiday History from George Washington to Andy Warhol In other parts of the world, Santa Claus might be coming to town, but he’s from this town! Saint Nick is the Patron Saint of New York City, and Santa as we know him is a hometown boy. In this look at New York’s holiday history, we’ll find out which of New York’s...

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$10

Satchmo in the Studio

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

On International Jazz Day 2018, The Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the City of New York are teaming up for the first public screening of the only known film of Louis Armstrong in the studio, recording his 1959 album, Satchmo Plays King Oliver.  The acquisition of the film made headlines in 2015 but it has never been shown...

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$20

History's Most Notorious Female Killers

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

From Countess Bathory to Belle Gunness, this lecture will cover a millennium of violence and mayhem committed by women. While not reaching the same depths of ill-deserved fame as their male counterparts, these women and their crimes provide a fascinating insight into what it meant to be a violent member of "the fairer sex."

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$11

Flying University: The Double Negative

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

Full Course Name: Flying University: The Double Negative & Subversive Pop Culture Flying University is a crash course in hidden histories - shining a light on ideas, people, science, and moments in history from a new perspective. It’s an interactive presentation series featuring storytellers, experts, professors, comedians, (and of course,...

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$15

Queens Then and Now

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

The borough of Queens has seen many historical and geographical changes throughout its illustrious history. Marshlands, woods, and farms gave way to factories, thriving communities, and the nation's premier arterial highway system.  Queens: Then & Now offers a rare historical look at New York City's largest borough, featuring many never-before-seen...

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$10

Basic Feng Shui

at New York Institute of Technology - Upper West Side 1855 Broadway, New York, New York 10023

This course will provide an introduction to thePrinciples of Feng Shui. Students will learn how the interiors professional may apply basic correctionsand adjustments according to FS principles. Included will be a general history; discussion of schools and methods of practice; use of color,form and materials, to give a solid foundation and understanding...

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$305

10 sessions

Talmud²

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

Rabbi Scott Perlo (Associate Director of 92Y’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life) teaches two nights of Judaism’s magnum opus, the Talmud, taught in English. Jump right into the text of this famous work of Jewish genius. For participants of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge.

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$36

2 sessions

History Series: The Election Of 1860

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

History Series: The Election Of 1860 - The Final Cause of the Civil War The election of 1860 was the most important in the history of The United States. Lincoln won the Electoral College vote but not the popular vote. In Virginia, the Lincoln ticket received 1,929 votes out of 167,223 statewide. In Lincoln's native Kentucky, Lincoln received 1,364...

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$55

2 sessions

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