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Aesthetics & Ethics From Vegetarianism to Cannibalism

at Think Olio - Flatiron
40 W 23rd St, New York, New York 10010

Eating with Hedonism or Morals?: Aesthetics & Ethics From Vegetarianism to Cannibalism Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lector, especially the television incarnation, is an expert chef, serving food at the triple Michelin Star level. He is also the consummate villain of the modern age, and the dishes he creates are the height of evil.  Join me for...

Wednesday Mar 29th, 7:30pm


Law & Disorder

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Defense attorney Ronald Kuby and former prisoner, now paralegal Shabaka Shakur discuss Shakur’s wrongful murder conviction and 27-year imprisonment – and interrogate a flawed justice system. Only in New York is a new conversation series in which New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir brings together...

Wednesday Apr 12th, 6:30pm


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How to Reduce Taxes While Saving for Retirement

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

This class will discuss ways to catch up on retirement savings using 401ks and IRAs.

Tuesday Mar 28th, 6pm


Looking at Art with an Artist

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
343 5th St, New York, New York 11215

Learn to look at art with a professional artist! Painter & printmaker Tammy Nguyen will lead a casual & conversational walkthrough of the paintings in her solo exhibition, PRIMATE CITY, currently on view at Brooklyn's Ground Floor Gallery. Nguyen, a graduate of Yale's MFA program whose work is in the library of the Museum of Modern...

Wednesday Mar 29th, 6:30pm


Prosody: Meter in Verse

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

Learn how meter is used to make music in poetry with celebrated poet and editor David Yezzi. 


2 sessions

Saturday Apr 1st, 3pm


The Sugar and Coffee War

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

Sugar and Coffee have moved Americans to revolt since the Revolution (just ask Abigail Adams). But when almost all of the nation’s sugar was being refined in Williamsburg, and most of its coffee was being roasted in DUMBO, the real Sugar-Coffee War was a Battle of Brooklyn. This class will explore the history of coffee and sugar in...

Wednesday Apr 12th, 8:30pm


Ecofeminism and the Gender of Agriculture

at Think Olio - Williamsburg
134 N 4th St, Brooklyn, New York 11249

She's Not Your Mother: Ecofeminism and the Gender of Agriculture Ecofeminism posits that there is an inherent relationship between capitalist patriarchy, the destruction of the environment, and the oppression of women.  The violence of empire, the theory suggests, is rooted in the same logic that produces physical and sexual violence against...

Wednesday Apr 12th, 7pm


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50 Years of Picture Books

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

The last fifty years have seen significant changes in books for children, from subject matter to artistic style. Join children's editor Noa Wheeler and author/illustrator Liz Starin for a look at historically important picture books and an introduction to the stories and their creators. The session will cover trends,...

Tuesday Apr 4th, 8:30pm


The Good Death Roundtable: Art and Death

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Each of us will die. And, despite impressive scientific and medical triumphs, we have not managed to vanquish death or even definitively find out what happens to us when we die. The great mystery of death has inspired artists and makers in the creation of objects and images that entwine death and beauty in ways surprising to a contemporary sensibility. This...


Wednesday Apr 5th, 7pm



at Brooklyn Brainery

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir Join us for a light-hearted look at trees! We will seek to identify a few trees and search for the poems hidden in the furrows of bark and in the slenderest of branches.   This class leans heavily toward the whimsical and will certainly get those creative...

Saturday Apr 8th, 12:30pm


The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

While many animals today face the threat of extinction, the numbers of dogs and cats are only climbing. They’ve tagged along at humanity’s heels since the Ice Age, an important part of our quest for world domination. But how did they evolve from wild predators into pampered pets? This class will explore the long and fascinating...

Thursday Apr 20th, 6:30pm


Break Out: The Cinematic Prison Break Film

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

Prisoners in films have one thing on their minds when they’re incarcerated: how to break the binding chains that confine them. In this course, we discuss and view five films which define man’s need to be free at any cost. Feb 27: Brute Force (1947, dir. Jules Dassin) Disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, bloody escape while on a drain...

Monday Mar 27th, 12pm


17th Annual Winter Lecture: Gardening at Great Dixter

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Great Dixter-a Tudor house with its innovative and provocative Arts and Crafts garden was the family home of legendary gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. His creativity and enthusiasm brought it to splendor in the mid-20th century, making it a destination for horticultural pilgrims from around the world. While Dixter is famous for its clever succession...


Thursday Mar 30th, 10am


Research Roundtable 2: Models for Cross-Discipline Work

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This roundtable will consider the concrete structures that support cross-discipline work- from the educator to the funder, the curator to the librarian. Curator Regine Basha and Julie Martin of  Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) will guide the roundtable through an interactive analysis of models that have evolved through cross-disciplinary...


Wednesday Apr 12th, 7pm


Introduction to Environmental Health Hazards

at Baruch College - CAPS

This course is designed to introduce and familiarize real estate professionals with current issues involved with asbestos, lead, mold and radon in commercial, institutional and residential structures. Property transfer practices now include specific procedures and practices for disclosure and record keeping for the presence of environmental health...

Thursday May 4th, 9am