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Harmony and Balance through Peace and Democracy

at Sacred Arts Research Foundation - Greenpoint 97 Green St G1, Brooklyn, New York 11222

The roots of Democracy were born in the origins of the Iroquois.  It was here where women enjoyed leadership roles and were responsible for the political, social and spiritual welfare of the people. The story of the Peacemaker is prominent, as he made his way from village to village during a “dark time” of the Haudenosaunee (People of the...

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Natural History of Insects

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

Delve into the fascinating world of the creatures that make up 84% of the Animal Kingdom—what renowned biologist E.O. Wilson once called "the little things that run the world." We'll discuss the roles that insects play—both in maintaining healthy ecosystems as well as their own complex social systems.  Explore the wonder of metamorphosis...

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3 sessions

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Photography, Politics, and Violence

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO 20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Looking is always a form of political entanglement. Photographs, particularly photographs of bodies in pain, are often used as an appeal for charity, for sympathy, or mobilized as calls for a particular political project. Some photographs become iconic symbols in American culture, as the famous image of a young girl running from a napalm attack came...

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Architectural History Series

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

The House from the late 19th Century to the 21st Century  T1: Sources of European Arts and Crafts, and Art Nouveau, Early 20th Century: 1890s-1910s  The work of Charles R. Mackintosh (Scotland), Peter Behrens (Germany), Joseph Hoffman (Austria), Antonio Gaudi (Spain), Philip Webb (England), Japanese influences, Victor Horta & Henry...

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A History of Royal Scotland

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

In 1603, one of the momentous events in history occurred when the Scottish King, James VI inherited the throne of England following the death of his cousin Elizabeth. He combined his two nations and called them Great Britain – and all subsequent kings and queens of Britain are his descendants to the present day. The telling of British royal history...

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French Fortresses and Fantasies Part II

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

French Fortresses and Fantasies: The Châteaux of the Loire River Valley Part II: Luxury and Liaisons along the Loire and Renaissance Gardens From forbidding fortresses to charming castles, the splendid structures of the Loire Valley reflect lives of intrigue and opulence. Medieval strongholds built for defense with moats and towers gradually gave...

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Mid-Century History of Design Part 1

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

In this introductory course, you will learn how and why art and design changed in the early 20th Century. Illustrative examples will be culled from all major design areas.  The designers discussed will show the international influence that evolved throughout the century. Please Note: Check room postings in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design...

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5 sessions

Featured Database: Ancestry Library Edition

at The New York Public Library (Tech) - Midtown 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance), New York, New York 10018

Access billions of names inside the more than 7,000 available databases of Ancestry® Library Edition, including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank Records, and...

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The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

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

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today? This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short...

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History Series: FDR As America Prepares for War

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

History Series: FDR-Four Freedoms as America Prepares for War / HIX319 From his election in November 1940 to December 7, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt had to walk a tightrope as Japan, Italy, and Germany invaded country after country, putting out the light of freedom around the world. How does he help the forces of liberty without involving America in...

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Team Human: Find the Others

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

There’s an anti-human agenda embedded in our markets and technologies, which has turned them from means of human connection into ones of isolation and repression. Our corporations and the culture they create glorify individualism at the expense of cooperation, threatening the sustainability not just of our economy but our species. In this discussion,...

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Portraits of Pride: Storme, Marsha, and Stonewall

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

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, we present an evening of film and discussion about the lives of two singular individuals who ignited this pivotal moment in the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Stormé: The Lady of the Jewel Box (21 min, 1987) traces the life of Stormé DeLarverie, a...

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Australian Politics 101

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

From 2010-2015, Australia had five Prime Ministers in five years.  Like something out of a Shakespearean drama, there were stabs in the back, leadership spills, and double dissolutions.  Will things stabilize?  There's never been a more exciting time to follow politics Down Under. This class will give you an overview of the...

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Politics 101

at Be Social Change - Chelsea 601 W 26th St Ste 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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Ethnobotany for Educators: Exploring Local History

at Continuing Professional Studies at Bank - Morningside Heights 610 W 112th St, New York, New York 10025

Full Course Name: Ethnobotany for Educators: Exploring Local History and Ancestral Foodways Thru People The relationship between people and plants have shaped our foodways for thousands of years. This workshop examines our food system at the intersection of history and culture. We will explore how indigenous peoples, enslaved Africans, and European...

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