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Sustainable Fashion Through History

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea 227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

This course will explore humanity’s evolving relationship with fashion and manufacturing over time. We will discuss the impacts of industrialization and globalization on handicraft and the growing desire to restore fashion to a meaningful art form. We will also look at the modern movement toward conscious fashion and the forces accelerating change....

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$150

4 sessions

A Renaissance Easter: Lecture & Dinner

at La Scuola at Eataly Flatiron - Flatiron 200 5th Ave , New York, New York 10010

Join us as we warmly welcome Art History Professor Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D., who will discuss the topic of "A Renaissance Easter". This lecture will retell the great Christian tale of the Passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the creative genius of great Renaissance masters such as Giotto, Duccio, Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo...

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$110

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The Brooklyn Waterfront: Past and Present

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

In this class, we'll chart the development, decline, and rebirth of the Brooklyn waterfront, from 19th century port to 21st century playground. With the dual lens of preservation and renewal, we'll examine how communities, real estate interests and the City have reshaped the waterfront from Greenpoint to Sunset Park since the 1970s....

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$10

A Cultural History of the English Language

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

Currently a lingua franca in use around the world, English was at first a minor language spoken by a few thousand people in Europe several thousand years ago. In this class, we will explore how English has developed and spread to its present form. Students may find themselves inspired to think about English as living cultural history. This class...

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$10

The History of Chocolate

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

In this talk, we'll explore the history of chocolate from its roots as an ancient Meso-American beverage to its current world-championship status. You’ll learn how a yellow, football-shaped tropical fruit transforms into high-end dark chocolate and what “Mexican Hot Chocolate” actually has in common with what Montezuma drank. We'll taste...

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$14

A Brief History of Irish Food

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

Sarah Lohman ate like a tenement dweller for a week in 2009 by following an 1877 pamphlet titled “Fifteen Cent Dinners.” She also lived as a 19th century Irish maid for a day. From her experiences and research, she'll unveil to surprisingly complicated--and heartbreaking--back story of Irish food, from dinner in the homeland, to the diets...

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$12

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The True History of the NYPD

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

This class explores the black box that is law enforcement in New York City. From its origins in the Dutch night watch system, past the pugilistic and corrupt cops of theTammany Hall era, through the sporadic attempts at reform, and into the current era of policing, learn about the mechanics of the police force and the politics that...

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$10

Politics of the City: Plato’s Republic

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown 247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

From the ancient world to contemporary debates, the work of Plato is foundational in Western philosophy. As Alfred North Whitehead once quipped, “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” In particular, Plato’s Republicremains a vital touchstone...

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$315

4 sessions

Epic Histories: A Conversation

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

Join two renowned American historians for a conversation about the challenges of writing epic narrative histories.  Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Mike Wallace, author of Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 -- his long-awaited sequel to Gotham -- sits down with fellow distinguished historian Nell...

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$20

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

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Architectural History: Post Modernism - 1960-1980s

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

Post Modernism: 1960-1980s The contributions of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Michael Graves (USA), Aldo Rossi, Carlo Scarpa (Italy), Charles Moore (USA) who defined Po-Mo

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$35

An Evening with Colson Whitehead

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

“Talking about New York is a way of talking about the world,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead writes in The Colossus of New York (2004). One of today’s most unpredictable writers, Whitehead’s work crisscrosses genres from his debut novel The Intuitionist (1999), a noir detective story, to zombie thriller Zone One (2011) and,...

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$35

History of New York City Transportation

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

Full Course Name: A History of New York City Transportation - From Horsecars to Helicopters By some estimates, for every New Yorker you see walking around on the streets, there’s one New Yorker underground, riding the train. That’s right - 1/2 of New York’s population is on some form of public transportation at any given moment. This miraculous...

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$10

New York at Its Core: The Archaeology

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

Manhattan’s dramatic growth over the centuries is often pictured as a process of expansion, either northwards (up the island) or upwards (with ever taller skyscrapers).  But since the 17th century, the island has also been expanding outwards into the East and Hudson Rivers through landfill. Garbage and rubble have long been used to create...

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$15

The History of Hawaii

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

Much more than a beautiful island with celeb-ridden beaches, Hawaii is home to a unique and exciting history. Learn about the settlement of the islands by Polynesian voyagers, the establishment of a powerful royal dynasty, and the eventual colonialism by the UK and eventually, the USA. You'll also get to learn about their fabulous celebrations...

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$10
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