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Feminism 101

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Who needs feminism anyway? If you’re asking that question, you just might. From the Goddess of Willendorf to Lizzo, the origins of witch hunts and the definition of hysteria, we’ll discuss semiotics and popular culture and what they reveal about gender roles and subjugation.

Monday Mar 9th, 7:30pm - 9pm

What is an Author?

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

Join Jamie Warren for an Olio dedicated to analyzing and discussing Michel Foucault’s much-celebrated essay, “What is an Author?” We will learn about Foucault’s concept, “the author function” and its chilling role in the production of ideology and power. At one point in history, the writer acted as a menace, her words possessing tangible...

Friday Feb 28th, 7pm - 8:15pm

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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 Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Platform Capitalism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

A somewhat new, and highly profitable, feature of the economic landscape is the “platform”—a digital infrastructure powered by algorithms and automation that enables users to connect and interact. Making platforms valuable are zero marginal costs, non-linear scaling effects, and the economics of networks—all of which lead to positive feedback...

Monday Mar 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Canopy Rivers brunchwork

at brunchwork - Midtown 1411 Broadway Fl 16, New York, New York 10018

You're invited to brunchwork this weekend. We're hosting Canopy Rivers President and Chief Executive Officer Narbé Alexandrian. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Narbé... and curated connections over a healthy meal.

Saturday Feb 22nd, 11:30am - 2pm

Showfields brunchwork

at brunchwork - Midtown 1411 Broadway Fl 16, New York, New York 10018

You're invited to brunchwork this weekend. We're hosting SHOWFIELDS Co-Founder & Chief Real Estate Officer Amir Zwickel. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Amir... and curated connections over a healthy meal.

Sunday Feb 23rd, 11:30am - 2pm

Navigating Commu-Capitalist Reality in Cuba

at Think Olio

If you were to ask any Cuban a question about their country, the likely answer would be, "It's complicated!" Do people get the same salary regardless of what they do? It’s complicated! Why are there two currencies? It’s complicated! Has the Revolution been successful? It’s complicated! Since the triumph of the Fidel Castro-led Revolution in 1959,...

Saturday Feb 22nd, 7:30pm - 8:45pm

brunchwork w/ Anthony Saleh

at brunchwork

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with WndrCo General Partner & Emagen Founder Anthony Saleh. Enjoy a fireside chat with Anthony, curated connections, a creative challenge and pitch... over a healthy meal.

Sunday Mar 1st, 11:30am - 2pm

Creative Cities in History

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

How does an ordinary city become a place of majestic, legendary beauty and a hub of historic innovation? In a series of six lectures, renowned architectural historian and author Francis Morrone looks at great cities during periods of transformation: Florence in the 15th century, Venice in the 16th century, Amsterdam (and Delft) in the 17th century,...

Friday Mar 13th, 1pm - 3pm

  (6 sessions)
$292

6 sessions

The Garden Came First: Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK

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

The Garden Came First: Isabel Bannerman Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK With a body of work that is dramatic, romantic, and grounded in classical tradition, Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been called "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design." The Bannerman touch-evocative gestures with unexpected...

Thursday Feb 27th, 10am - 11:30am

Future of Education

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

How does the largest school system in the United States best serve its students and innovate for the changing needs of a global workforce? Join us to hear from government officials, educators, and nonprofits leading inventive solutions in education for the 1.1 million students in 1,800 New York City Public Schools. Events Schedule: 6:45 – 7:00...

Tuesday Mar 24th, 6:45pm - 9pm

The Earth in Her Hands

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

The Earth in Her Hands: Jamaica Kincaid in conversation with Jennifer Jewell Award-winning Caribbean-American writer Jamaica Kincaid is best known for her evocative portrayals of family relationships, interwoven with themes of the colonial legacy, gender, race, and class. But she is also a passionate and perceptive gardener, who has expanded the...

Friday Mar 13th, 11am - 12:30pm

Women Behind the Lens

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

Women Behind the Lens: Female Photographers in Memoir, Fiction, and Documentary Film This class explores the creative lives of female photographers in the U.S. over the past century. Drawing on memoirs, documentary films, biographies, and photographs, we will analyze the life narratives and visual records of, “women behind the lens.” What opportunities...

Tuesday Mar 17th, 1pm - 2:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$145

4 sessions

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

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

To mark the centennial of the start of the Harlem Renaissance, the flowering of creativity that transformed African-American arts and culture in the 1920s and '30s, Jeffrey C. Stewart discusses The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Alain LeRoy Locke (1885-1954). Known as the "father" of the Harlem Renaissance,...

Tuesday Mar 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Witches of Old New York

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Just in time for Women’s History Month, this lecture will take you on a journey back in time to learn about the women who were considered “witches” in pre-twentieth century New York. Learn about New York City’s only witch trial, and the witches who inhabited Broome Street (no joke here) and many other enclaves of downtown. These women were...

Sunday Mar 8th, 3pm - 4pm

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