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The Wonders of Agave:Tequilas, Raicilla, Mezcals,Sotols

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

Agave have been harvested from the arid "desert forests" of Mexico for over 9,000 years. Today, the genus is best known for the production of mezcal, which can be made from dozens of species, many still wild harvested today.  Join NYBG ethnobotanist (and bartender!) Brian Hockaday to explore the history, biology, and taxonomy of this fascinating...

Wednesday Mar 13th, 6pm - 8pm

ANYBODY: Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera w/North Coast

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

ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera with North Coast North Coast, New York City’s premier hip-hop improv team, has long been known for their seamless melding of freestyle rapping and improv comedy. Now in the wake of Lin Manuel’s smash Broadway hit Hamilton, North Coast is here to help quench the people’s thirst for historical raps....

Friday Feb 22nd, 9pm - 10:30pm

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Scratch Paper: A Caveat Open Mic

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

In the spirit of exploring “intelligent nightlife,” we’re hosting an open mic like no other. Researchers, teachers, and comedians will share the stage to hone their sets in a room that GETS IT.   Are you a researcher or science writer who wants to work jokes into your upcoming piece? Are you a stand up comedian who wants to use history,...

Saturday Feb 23rd, 1:15pm - 2:30pm


The Chocolate Tour of New York

at Best Tours - Greenwich Village Washington Square Arch, New York, New York 10012

Who doesn't like chocolate? Who doesn't love New York?! Come join your expert chocoholic tour guide for a delightful stroll through some of the New York's most decadent dessert boutiques and chocolatiers on the world famous Chocolate Tour of New York! From classic truffles to salty caramels, from dark chocolate almond bark to the most exquisite chocolate...

Friday Feb 22nd, 12pm - 2pm

The International Food Tour of Astoria, Queens

at SusanSez NYC Walkabouts - Astoria 31st St Queens Exact Location Upon Registration, New York, New York 11102

Enjoy the most delightful restaurants, cafes and food shops as Susan shows you her very favorites. Tastings include honey-laden baklava, soft Colombian sweet bread, flaky Greek spanakopita and much more! Learn the history of Greeks, Italians, Germans, Middle Easterners, South Americans and Southeast Asians that have made Astoria one of "the most diverse...

Sunday Mar 10th, 11am - 2pm


Nerd Nite

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

Nerd Nite NYC is baaaack. Swing by Caveat NYC for three funny-yet-smart presentations about our senses' affects on wine tasting (with free samples!), dirty creep composers, and the history of distilling in New York State. Also, the Colorado Captain makes a return appearance to quickly share how he's bringing smiles to hospitalized kids across...

Saturday Mar 9th, 6pm - 8:30pm

LES / East Village Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - East Village Meets in East Village / Lower East Side Meeting place to be provided thru email, New York, New York 10003

Explore the pizza-dense East Village and Lower East Side as you hit three unique pizzerias on this 2.5 hour tour. You’ll see century-old brick ovens and classic slice joints that will fill your belly with deliciousness and your mind with pizza knowledge. New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why...

Sunday Feb 24th, 4:30pm - 7pm

The Evolution of a Neighborhood Tour of the East

at SusanSez NYC Walkabouts - East Village St Marks Pl & 2nd Ave 39 St Mark Inc., New York, New York 10003

NYC neighborhoods are always evolving - it's part of what makes the city so fascinating. Manhattan's East Village is a perfect example of this evolution; from German, Irish immigrant communities, to wealthy landowners, to trend-setting hipsters. Experience the diversity in history, culture, and of course cuisine!  From Peter Stuveysant’s “bouwerie”...

Tuesday Feb 19th, 11am - 2pm


Yeah She Did: She Built This City

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

Yeah She Did is keeping it homegrown for Women's History Month. We're celebrating the badass women who built this city from the ground up. She Built This City highlights femme founders, public servants, and protesters who were as bold, bright, and brassy as NYC. YEAH SHE DID is a storytelling series that shines a light on the sheroes that should have...

Wednesday Mar 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Secret Life of Your Gastrointestinal Intestinal Tract

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

Full Course Name: Masters Of Social Gastronomy: What Goes In, Must Come Out, The Secret Life Of Your Gastrointestinal Intestinal Tract Each month, the Masters of Social Gastronomy take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind them. This month, we cover the human body from mouth to butt. What's the story with...

Monday Feb 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Healing Spirits: The Botany of Aperitifs and Digestifs

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

The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of plant material, for their unique flavor profiles and for their medicinal properties. As you taste...

Thursday May 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

MedicineWay Mitote (Dreaming) All Night Celebration

at Shamanic Fire Reiki - Midtown 56 West 45th St Ste 1703, New York, New York 10036

What Is MedicineWay Mitote Medicine?  It is a dream over-night celebration in which healers and all community come together to  pray, sing, drum, dream, cleanse, heal, share stories and dance together. A silent knowledge that replaces chaos with order in your life. It has been passed down through Toltec Lineage to...

Saturday Mar 2nd, 9pm - 11:45pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Natural Perfume Blending (Part One)

at Alchemologie Natural Perfume - Park Slope 438 9th St Ste #2, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Smell is the most neglected of our senses yet it has an instantaneous power to penetrate our consciousness invoking memories and emotion. Odors are ethereal and elusive yet can strongly attract or repel. As a concerned consumer, you are choosing organic food, seeking out sustainable products and opting for eco-friendly packaging. But what about the...

Saturday May 11th, 1pm - 4:30pm

Philosophy of Mind: Thinking and Consciousness

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

What is the relationship between the mind and the brain? Is the mind a reducible, physical system, or is there anything more to consciousness? It’s often taken for granted that the human mind is a kind of computer (and that, similarly, computers can “think,” know, and learn much as humans do). In more classical thought, the mind was frequently...

Wednesday Mar 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Herbal Saturday: Intro to Herbal Medicine

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

Are you interested in bringing the natural benefits of herbs and herbal remedies into your life? Discover the differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy, the three major branches of herbalism, and the fascinating history of herbal medicine. Learn how to choose and store herbs, how to properly take herbal medicines, and how to use several common...

Saturday May 4th, 10:30am - 12pm

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