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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)
$95

2 sessions

The Singularity: AI & the Post-Human Future

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Full Course Name: The Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the Post-Human Future Alan Turing, whose Turing Test set the initial standard for artificial intelligence, mused towards the end of his life on the prospects of a truly superintelligent machine: “it seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long...

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

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Kathy Acker: Experimentation and Transgression

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Spanning many forms—novels, plays, and essays—Kathy Acker’s work is hard to classify. Above all, Acker aims to challenge established literary conventions, and she does so by experimenting with methods of cut-up (inspired by William S. Burroughs), mash-up, sampling, and transposition. She “steals” characters and plotlines from writers like...

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

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Karuna Reiki Master Certification Program

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

Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism and Buddhism and Zen. It is translated to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others and could also be translated as "compassionate action." When individuals experience enlightenment, they report that all beings are known as one. Therefore, it is natural to extend compassionate...

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

  (4 sessions)
$915

4 sessions

Race, Class and Education

at The New School - Greenwich Village 66 W 12th St, New York, New York 10011

This course is designed to provide students interested in Education with a multi-faceted perspective of the issues prevalent affecting students and their families. As a primary place of establishing one’s understanding of societal norms, school is among the most powerful institutions in American culture. Among its many functions, School has played...

Monday Jan 28th, 6pm - 8pm

  (14 sessions)
$800

14 sessions

Certificate in Applied Positive Practices (CAPP)

at The Flourishing Center - Midtown 265 W 37th St 17th Fl, New York, New York 10018

This program is designed around the model of Flourishing developed by Dr. Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology, and enhanced with an added emphasis on physical well-being. It consists of six modules focusing on increasing Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality (PERMA-V™). Graduates integrate and enhance...

Saturday Mar 30th, 9am - 6pm

  (14 sessions)
$5,995

14 sessions

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The Sumerians: History's Innovators

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

Over six thousand years ago, the marshes of Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) were home to a remarkable and ingenious group of people. Known as the Sumerians, they were the first to use writing and the first to live in cities. They rode the first wheeled vehicles, founded our modern system of mathematics and made detailed observations of the planets and...

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$10

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

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The American Coffeehouse

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

In this talk, we'll first discuss the origins of coffee and coffee houses as a shared communal space. On our world tour, we will sample different coffeehouse experiences throughout history. After that we'll dive into the United States's love affair with coffee shops,particularly in the last century: coffeehouses as a counterculture performance...

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$10

A Lot On The Mind: Epilepsy

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

Napster to Netflix: History of Media from 1999 to Today

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

Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades. We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution.  We’ll then trace what’s happened...

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$12

Politics 101

at Be Social Change - Chelsea 601 W 26th St Suite 325, New York, New York 10001

Politics 101 is a deep dive into the hidden mechanisms that drive politics and political decision making in the United States. The systems and procedures of power in our democracy are often obscured from the view of the very people it’s meant to serve. This workshop addresses several key topics which are ignored by political science classes, the...

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$35

The Eleusinian Mysteries

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

Course Name: The Eleusinian Mysteries: Occult Secrets of the Ancient Greeks Every year in the Ancient Greek city of Eleusis, people gathered from far and wide to worship the power of nature with a series of religious rituals called the Eleusinian Mysteries. Although it was kept secret from all but the initiated, the cult of the Mysteries...

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$10

The Real History of Thanksgiving

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

Thanksgiving started back in the day of the Pilgrims...right? In this talk, we'll cover the whole history of the most American holiday, from what really happened in Plymouth, to the rush of nostalgia that made Thanksgiving a national holiday in the 19th century. We'll check out how immigrants and suburban housing developments further...

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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
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