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The Problem of Evil

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

When we try to describe, understand and respond to various atrocities such as rapes, genocides, or serial killings, we often use the word EVIL. A wide range of questions arise when we try to think critically about the relevance of this term within the various discourses we are surrounded with. Should we use the term ‘evil’ in our moral, political,...

Tuesday Apr 24th, 7:30pm

DED Talks

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

From watchers of the immensely popular Ted Talks, comes this new lecture series highlighting the life and ideas of your favorite dearly departed celebrities.   DED Talks will share the knowledge from history’s most inspired thinkers and pretty much anyone else willing to push aside death’s veil and return to share “Ideas Worth Un-Deading.”...

Thursday Apr 26th, 6:30pm

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The Subway

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

New York City’s sprawling subway system has rolled into the 21st century in fits and starts. While long-awaited gleaming new stations recently opened along Second Avenue, the more than 100-year-old system is straining under the demands of booming ridership.  Series host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Joseph Lhota, Chairman...

Thursday Apr 26th, 7pm

Steeped in History: Museums and Identity

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

A conversation with the directors of two major urban museums: Dr. Lonnie Bunch of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and Michael Glickman of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan.  Bunch and Glickman will together...

Wednesday Apr 25th, 7pm

Art and Nature at the MET

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Central Park
1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

As our climate changes, we’ll consider two exhibitions that show artists responding to the natural environment. First, Thomas Cole’s Journey, Atlantic Crossing explores the career of Thomas Cole, who immigrated to the United States from England as a teenager. In New York, he inspired a generation of painters known as the Hudson River School, who...

Satchmo in the Studio

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

On International Jazz Day 2018, The Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the City of New York are teaming up for the first public screening of the only known film of Louis Armstrong in the studio, recording his 1959 album, Satchmo Plays King Oliver.  The acquisition of the film made headlines in 2015 but it has never been shown...

Monday Apr 30th, 6:30pm

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Mind to Matter

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

Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science Behind How Your Brain Creates Material Reality Can thoughts really create things? What does the scientific evidence tell us about the ability of the human mind to transform ideas into reality? Drawing from his acclaimed new book Mind to Matter, award-winning researcher Dawson Church will discuss studies that...

Saturday May 12th, 6:30pm

Writing the City

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

The literary city inspires ideas as different as New Yorkers themselves. Authors share how their work has been challenged and informed by the unique experience of writing in New York City. Speakers to be announced, check back for details and join our email list for updates. Reception to follow with beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.

Thursday May 3rd, 7pm


at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Happiness seems to be the ultimate goal of our existence. At the end, all we want is to be happy. We want to do / to be/ to feel a lot of things in order to reach goals (ends) but Happiness appears to be The End within and for itself: we don’t want to be happy for the sake of something else – we want happiness for its own sake. But to this conviction,...

Friday May 25th, 7pm

What the F*ck Do We Do: Earth Day at Caveat

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

Join host Keisha Zollar (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper) for a truly memorable Earth Day show that will leave you informed, empowered, and — oh yeah — entertained. With science showing that humanity is in some deep shit without a speedy course correct, we’re dealing with it two ways: listening to some climate scientists who know what is...

Sunday Apr 22nd, 6:30pm

Danh Vo at the Guggenheim

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Upper East Side
1071 5th Ave Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York 10128

Danh Vo may be my favorite living conceptual artist. Dig deep enough, and he touches upon a core issue that resonates: migration, displacement, the unfairness of history, the downsides of global capitalism, and personal nostalgia. Born in 1975, he fled Vietnam with his family at age 4 and landed in Copenhagen after being picked up by a Danish cargo...

Saturday May 5th, 3:30pm

Self Care for Women

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

Full Course Title: Self Care for Women: Mindful Cycles, Healthy Bodies, Clean Beauty In this comprehensive class, herbalist, food entrepreneur, birth and postpartum doula and mom Laena McCarthy, will discuss healing traditions and practices to boost the female body's natural resilience while protecting from stress and damage, from the inside...

Monday May 7th, 8:15pm

Brunchwork w/ Instagram

at brunchwork - SoHo
303 Spring St, New York, New York 10013

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Kay Hsu, Global Director of Instagram's Creative Shop.  Enjoy a fireside chat with Kay, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off...over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal.  

Saturday May 12th, 11:30am

The Future of Sustainable Living

at Be Social Change - Hell's Kitchen
424 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

The Future of Sustainable Living, a networking + panel event with innovators in the sustainability space creating products, services, and platforms to make sustainable living affordable and accessible. From paperless toilet paper to a zero waste grocery store to sustainable cleaning tools for the home, this diverse panel will share their personal narratives,...

Thursday May 10th, 7pm

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Stories of People and Plants and Tropical Forests

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

Drawn from ecologist Charles M. Peters's thirty-five years of fieldwork around the globe, the stories in this engaging book argue that the best solutions for sustainably managing tropical forests come from the people who live in them. As Peters says "Local people know a lot about managing tropical forests, and they are much better at it than we ar...


Wednesday May 2nd, 6:30pm