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Botanical Latin

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Botanical Latin is essential for anyone with a serious interest in identifying plants. But, contrary to popular belief, mastering Latin plant names need not be intimidating or boring. Review the rules of taxonomy, Latin grammar and pronunciation, and learn the history of the binomial system in use today.  Required Texts: Stearn's Dictionary of...

Wednesday Sep 25th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$279

5 sessions

Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Offering a premium sailing experience, the Schooner America 2.0 is the newest, largest, most elegant ship designed for our fleet. Added to our fleet in 2011, the America 2.0 provides the most exceptional day sailing one can find in New York Harbor. Her design is influenced by the style of the late 1800s but incorporates technology of the 21st century,...

Saturday Jun 1st, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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Mimosa Sail on Schooner America 2.0

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Start your Sunday off with a Mimosa Sail aboard the stunning Schooner America 2.0. Sit with friends and family and enjoy an early afternoon out on the water in NY Harbor. Offering a premium sailing experience, the Schooner America 2.0 is the newest, largest, most elegant ship designed for our fleet. Added to our fleet in 2011, the America 2.0 provides...

Saturday Jun 1st, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Exhibition Symposium: Roberto Burle Marx

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Exhibition Symposium: Roberto Burle Marx—A Total Work of Art To mark the opening of the Garden's major exhibition, The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, this symposium explores the breadth and genre-spanning creativity of the Brazilian modernist master, celebrating his work as an innovative artist, landscape architect, and conservationist. Moderator:...

Friday Jun 7th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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Saving the Plants of the World

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Never in human history have plant species been more endangered with extinction. Join Vice President for Conservation Strategy Brian Boom and discover the varied strategies NYBG scientists use to confront this urgent threat—from conservation genetics to documenting key areas of biodiversity worldwide. Learn how to use Garden Navigator to locate rare,...

Friday Aug 9th, 10am - 1pm

Herbal Saturday: All Three Sections

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

Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Spend a day with herbal experts and learn how plants can be used for medicine, aroma, and refreshment. 10:30 am–12 pm, Intro to Herbal Medicine Are you interested in bringing the natural benefits of herbs and herbal remedies into your life? Discover the differences between herbal medicine...

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

Robert Moses: Power, Urban Planning, and Inequality

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg 96 Berry St, Brooklyn, New York 11249

From urban parks to the interstate highway system and suburban developments (and the racial redlining that went along with them) Robert Moses definitively shaped the way Americans live. Equal parts city planner and social engineer—visionary and, according to many, despot—Moses became a household name with the 1974 publication of Robert Caro’s...

Monday Apr 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Wagner’s Ring Cycle: the Total Art Work

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy 30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

At age 37, Richard Wagner—composer, exile, and failed revolutionary—set to work on the project that would consume the next 25 years of his life. By its completion, it had grown into arguably the most ambitious artwork of the 19th century: the monumental cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, a fifteen-hour operatic tetralogy of unprecedented scope and...

Monday Apr 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights

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

A novel of cruelty, poisoned love, ruthless necessity, intergenerational vendettas, memory and revenge, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights remains an opulent enigma. First published under the male pseudonym, Ellis Bell, the book puzzled and repulsed its initial readers, who castigated it for immorality but reluctantly acknowledged its inscrutable...

Monday Apr 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations

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

It’s been said that where talent hits a target others can’t reach, genius hits a target others can’t see. The ambiguities of this remark can have no better illustration than the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Born into fabulous wealth under the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1889, in 1951 Wittgenstein dies a retired professor in England — and...

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

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 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

Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on America 2.0(Ages 3-14)

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Offering a premium sailing experience, the Schooner America 2.0 is the newest, largest, most elegant ship designed for our fleet. Added to our fleet in 2011, the America 2.0 provides the most exceptional day sailing one can find in New York Harbor. Her design is influenced by the style of the late 1800s but incorporates technology of the 21st century,...

Saturday Jun 1st, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Mimosa Sail on Schooner America 2.0 (Ages 3-14)

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Start your Sunday off with a Mimosa Sail aboard the stunning Schooner America 2.0. Sit with friends and family and enjoy an early afternoon out on the water in NY Harbor. Offering a premium sailing experience, the Schooner America 2.0 is the newest, largest, most elegant ship designed for our fleet. Added to our fleet in 2011, the America 2.0 provides...

Saturday Jun 1st, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

The Spirit of the Drum

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

Boom-boom, boom-boom, boom-boom, boom-boom—the steady drumbeat of our mother’s heart soothing and anchoring us in her womb is the first musical sound that our ears perceive, keeping us grounded on our journey to birth. Besides the human voice, or our hands and feet, our first musical instrument was most likely the drum, whether discovered by...

Saturday Jun 8th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$225

2 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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