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Talmud²

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

Rabbi Scott Perlo (Associate Director of 92Y’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life) teaches two nights of Judaism’s magnum opus, the Talmud, taught in English. Jump right into the text of this famous work of Jewish genius. For participants of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge.

$36

2 sessions

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 7pm

American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Upper West Side
Central Park W , New York, New York 10024

Dinosaurs! Science! Adventure! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science...

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Brownstones Ballot Boxes Suffrage Tour

at Archive on Parade - Brooklyn Heights
158 Hicks St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Meet the badass Brooklynites who brought us the ballot. Behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ most gracious brownstones lies the history of firebrand feminism! The wise “women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators who made some of the foremost contributions to the Suffrage movement. Join us for a walk through their...

Wednesday Oct 24th, 1:30pm

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History Series: Charles Lindbergh

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

History Series: Charles Lindbergh - The Twentieth Century America's First Great Hero Lindbergh continues to fuel popular imagination, both with his daring aviation exploits and his colorful life. This class will examine a complex man who was full of contradictions, but all will agree, was an important American hero. Suggested Readings: ...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Oct 25th, 8pm

Versus

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

WrestleMania meets Debate Club Your hosts Meg Pierson, Zak Martellucci, and Dustin Growick lead a rotating cast of special guest experts in a battle royale of serious—and not so serious—topics.  Who will come out on top? Dinosaurs or mammals? Biology or physics? Space or oceans? Chock-full of trivia, games, and prizes,...

Cramming for the Midterms

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

The science behind why our politics got so insane (and what we can do about it) This is a series about the fundamental principles of social and political life. If you’re looking for a rundown of “he-said,” “she-said” analyses, or a bunch of talking heads talking past each other on today’s top issues, you’re in the wrong place. Instead,...

Wednesday Oct 24th, 6:30pm

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The History of Gin

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

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties,gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

Thursday Nov 15th, 6:30pm

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Botanical Explorers

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

The amazing explorations of the Age of Discovery led to a wealth of previously unknown plants-all of which needed to be accurately named and described for scientific purposes.  Follow the Perry Expedition to Japan and Lewis and Clark's trek across the western U.S., and learn about the discovery of many ornamental plants and whom they honor with...

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$143.10
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$159

3 sessions

Thursday Nov 1st, 6:15pm

Featured Database: Abolition of the Slave Trade

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

Use this digital resource from NYPL's Schomburg Center to access essays, books, articles, maps, and illustrations telling the forgotten economic, political, social, and moral story of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Skill prerequisites: Basic computer skills These are registration based classes and spots may fill up quickly....

Free

Wednesday Oct 24th, 1:15pm

History Series: The American Dream

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

History Series: The American Dream - Immigration as a Force in American History ​Immigration ebbs and flows throughout our history. It is looked upon as a positive force by some and a negative force by others. What was the reason for America's need for vast amounts of immigrants? Is this still as important in today's America? Should American immigration...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Nov 8th, 7:30pm

The VVitches: A Musical Romp Through the History

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

The VVITCHES: A Musical Romp Through the History of the Occult Whether we believe in it or not, the occult is all around us, from the horoscopes we read to the palm readers on the street. But even the simplest superstitions have a wild history.  In The VVitches, an all-star cast of New York's top musical improvisers will take an audience member's...

$10

2 sessions

Saturday Oct 27th, 11:30pm

Why Your Train is F*cked: The History of the MTA

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

Why Your Train is F*cked: A love/hate show about the history of the MTA You know when your train is f*cked – this is the show that tells you WHY. Get on board for a deep dive into the history of the MTA. Whether you love it, hate it, or want to compose more informed rage-tweets about it during your next 20 minute delay – we’ve got you covered....

Tuesday Oct 30th, 6:30pm

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DASA: Dignity for All Students

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

This 6-hour class is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification and licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The course addresses the social patterns toward an understanding how climate and culture affect these behaviors. Participants...

$105

2 sessions

The African Burial Ground: Black Archaeology

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

For two hundred years they waited beneath lower Manhattan, entirely forgotten. Even after their recent rediscovery – which occurred by accident during the construction of a new office building –their importance was denied, debated, and almost destroyed. Who are ‘they’? The thousands of African-Americans who lived in New York City during the...

Thursday Nov 15th, 8:30pm

Fair Housing - The History and Why

at Baruch College - CAPS - Murray Hill
10010

This course will provide students with background information on Fair Housing. Students enrolled in this course, will have an in depth understanding of the creation and meaning of the law.  Topics to be explored include Fair Housing from the time of the civil war and the civil rights movement, to current times inclusive of green Fair Housing....

Tuesday Nov 13th, 10am