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Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - West Village 208 West 13th Street #210, New York, New York 10011

Transfeminine lives are often seen as having, in and of themselves, political consequences, theoretical limits, and some kind of relation to a ‘beyond’ of gender. While former sports celebrity Caitlyn Jenner has come to stand for the notion that ‘transgender’ is now a “respectable” identity, Olympic gold-star medalist Caster Semenya, despite...

Wednesday Jul 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

The History of Scotch Whisky

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

Whisky is the national drink of Scotland, and the most popular spirit in the world: it is a multi-billion dollar industry employing thousands globally and one of the UK’s leading exports. Yet, it is more, much more than this; it’s a story – a story of a drink, a culture, a people, a land and a way of life. From the humblest...

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 6pm - 8pm

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Sloshed SATs

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

Hold on to your number 2 pencils, we’re taking on the SATs. We've taken high school’s most stressful test, sprinkled some comedy on it, and turned it into a drinking game! Your favorite test proctor and comedian Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) has combined bar-room trivia with real SAT quizzes to create NYC's booziest classroom. Whether you've...

Saturday Jul 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Unexpected Pairings: Cloud Forest Cardamom Ale

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

Believe it or not, spices are still grown much the same way they have been for thousands of years – almost entirely on small farms, picked by hand, and dried in the sun. For millennia, the far-flungsources of the lucrative spice trade were kept a carefully guarded secret and, even to this day, a complex supply chain has distanced consumers from spice...

Wednesday Jul 10th, 7pm - 9pm

Masters of Social Gastronomy: The Secrets of FAKE MEAT!

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

Each month, the Masters of Social Gastronomy take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind it. Up this month: MEAT ANALOGS! Sarah Lohman will give you a run-down of vegetarianism in the west. From Benjamin Franklin’s ”Tow-fu” to Dr. Kellogg’s commercial “Protose,” we’ll explore just how...

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

Emilia-Romagna: Culture, Food, Wine and Italy’s Hotels

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

Emilia-Romagna, the wondrous region in northern Italy is filled with gorgeous cities rich in art, culture, music, history, fashion. Filled with UNESCO World Heritage sights, Emilia-Romagna is renowned for historic hotels like the 5-star Grand Hotel of Rimini and famed beach resort Palace Hotel, this region has world-beloved specialties including Parmigiano-Reggiano,...

Thursday Aug 8th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Unexpected Pairings: Gin Fizz à La Mode

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

The original recipe for the gin fizz cocktail, first invented in New Orleans in 1888, was practically a milkshake. It called for powdered sugar, heavy cream, and an egg white to be shaken for an arm-busting 12 minutes together with gin, lime juice, and orange flower water to create a creamy cocktail with just a little fizz.  Now, more than...

Thursday Aug 8th, 7pm - 9pm

Landscape Design History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion.  Landscape designs will be...

Tuesday Sep 17th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

  (9 sessions)
$655

9 sessions

City of Cyclists: NYC's Biking Clubs & Cultures

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

From intrepid messengers to fix-gear freestylers, explore the city's diverse two-wheeled crews.  Moderated by photographer Sam Polcer, author of New York Bike Style.  This talk accompanies our new exhibition, Cycling in the City: A 200-Year History. 

Tuesday Sep 17th, 6:30pm - 8pm

It's Complicated: How the U.S. Shaped the Middle East

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

Middle Eastern politics can make your head spin. Fear not, we’ve made a comedy show to dive in to the most complicated stories of the region, and break down the West’s role in it all. Caveat’s senior Iranian comedian Mehdi Barakchian and writer Kylie Holloway will answer your biggest questions about the Middle East- why the U.S. is still hanging...

Tuesday Sep 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Music of the 1920’s: The Anything Goes Decade

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

The decade of the 1920’s was a period of dazzling creativity in Europe and America. “New” was the thing in music, literature, painting, poetry. Artists of all disciplines intermingled and influenced each other. Young composers and musicians took center stage: Les Six in Paris; Gershwin, Copland and Armstrong in America; Weill, Brecht and Hindemith...

Monday Oct 7th, 7:15pm - 9:05pm

  (11 sessions)
$365

11 sessions

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Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop. Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and keep perfume notes. Formulate three unique signature scents using wax, carrier oils, and...

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 6pm - 9pm

Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

at Kings County Distillery - Navy Yard 299 Sands St, Bldg 121, Brooklyn, New York 11205

On our fun and informative hour long public tour, you'll learn about the fascinating history of American distilling, as well as how our award winning craft whiskey is made and barrel aged onsite. The tour concludes with a tasting of four whiskies. All tour visitors have free access to the boozeum. Notes: Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before....

Tuesday Jun 25th, 3pm - 4pm

$16.96

NYC Vino & Tapas Crawl With A Sommelier

at Gastro Tours / NYC Wine & Food Trails - SoHo 10013

Taste some of Spain's most authentic foods and wines, and discover the true “tapeo” experience. Itinerary: ​During this 2 hour tour, we'll visit 3 locations within a 5 -10 minute walk in SoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. Ranging from classic shops to newly opened restaurants, all of these locations share one thing in common, they're owned and...

Saturday Jun 29th, 3pm - 5:30pm

An Introduction to Family Constellations

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

We can be held back in life by deep patterns we absorb from our family upbringing and ancestral history, and the roots of these problems can go back generations. Such is the belief of Family Constellations, a therapeutic approach founded by psychotherapist Bert Hellinger.  Suzi Tucker is a deeply experienced teacher of this approach, and in this...

Sunday Jun 30th, 10am - 5:30pm

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