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at The New York Public Library - Fairmont - Claremont Village 610 E 169th St, Bronx, New York 10456

Do you have questions about how to search NYPL databases, upload an e-book, or how to uses your portable devices?  Bring your Laptops, I-Pads, Cell phones, etc. and let our Adult Programs team help you in a focused, courteous, and friendly ambiance.

Wednesday May 22nd, 11am - 12pm

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Ben Franklin Circle

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

Discuss the first seven of Ben Franklin’s virtues — Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity — and answer two questions: How can we improve ourselves and how can we improve our world? In regular small group discussions, Circle members use Franklin’s classic 13 civic virtues to spark discussion about members’...

Thursday Jun 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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A Bug's Life: Forensic Entomology Workshop

at John Jay College of Criminal Justice - Hell's Kitchen 524 W 59th St, New York, New York 10019

Forensic entomology involves the use of insects in legal investigations. Insects are commonly overlooked in an investigation; however, they can provide a wealth of information. Forensic entomology can be used many circumstances, including homicides, drug and arms trafficking, assaults, senior and child abuse and/or neglect, animal abuse, poaching and...

Friday May 31st, 9:30am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$599

2 sessions

Biomimicry in the Field: Learning from Nature’s Genius

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Ever wonder what makes a peacock’s feathers so vibrant? Or how ants can communicate along complex scent trails to find and distribute food? How do honeybees use swarm logic to regulate the internal hive temperature? And why do trees and other plants grow in a similar and repeating patterns? These questions encompass the underlying inquiry and ethos...

Sunday Jun 2nd, 10am - 3pm

Engineering Proteins for Medicine, Art and Our Planet

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Full Course Name: The Gift of Life: Engineering Proteins for Medicine, Art and Our Planet Curious about cutting edge biomedical science and technology? This course introduces the fundamentals of proteins and their role in health, disease, and the environment. You’ll learn about the incredible power of these molecules by entering the world of protein...

Saturday Jun 8th, 10am - 1pm

  (2 sessions)
$120

2 sessions

Homeowner's Guide to Basic Plumbing

at New York City College of Technology - Downtown Brooklyn 25 Chapel St 4th Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Basic plumbing: How to fix a toilet, install a faucet, stop a drip, or unclog a drain. Save on costly repairs that you can do yourself. Note: Price Includes $20 Registration Fee

Wednesday Sep 25th, 6pm - 9pm

DIY Testing for Endocrine Disrupting Compounds

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Full Course Name: Hormones gone Haywire! DIY Testing for Endocrine Disrupting Compounds What EDCs (endocrine disrupting compounds) are in your food and water, how did they get there, and what are their effects? In this workshop we will work with simple DIY tools to extract and identify EDCs using liquid samples from local waterways and the grocery...

Sunday Jun 23rd, 2pm - 5pm

Homeowner's Basic Tool Kit

at New York City College of Technology - Downtown Brooklyn 25 Chapel St 4th Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Cut a board, level a shelf; install an anchor bolt in a hollow wall. This class will stock your toolkit with the most useful tools and give you handson tips for using them. Discover your inner handyperson and save money on basic repairs. Note: Price Includes $20 Registration Fee

Wednesday Sep 18th, 6pm - 9pm

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Brahms at the Piano, Part II

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

Among the very last musical works composed by Johannes Brahms are exquisite pieces for piano solo. This lecture, the second of two this season in coordination with Garrick Ohlsson’s Complete Brahms series, explores examples from Brahms' late piano music, pieces that Brahms often gave non-descript names such as Intermezzo or Romance—names that...

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$45

Behind the Mix of a Hit Song

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

How does a song like Kesha’s “Woman” become the track, Kesha: “Woman?” What goes into the process of building a fully-produced pop music megahit? How does a sophisticated studio production transfer to live performance, whether in a small club or sold-out arena? Find out from Kesha’s own musical director, David Cook, as he pulls back the...

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$150

3 sessions

Dyeing & Painting w/ Nature: The Chemistry of Cochineal

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Since antiquity, humans have extracted colors from nature to dye textiles, mark our bodies, and paint masterpieces. What are these colors made of and how do you make them? Join Genspace for a hands-on exploration of natural colorants where we will focus on the tiny but powerfully-colorful cochineal bugs. We will dive into the fascinating history of...

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$75

2 sessions

Learn to Juggle (or Get Better)

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

In this one-hour session, we'll learn to juggle in slow motion, first with scarves, then with balls.  Juggling is super fun and good for you too! Come have some fun getting fit, brainy, & super coordinated.

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$15

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Intro to the Tarot

at Remedies Herb Shop - Carroll Gardens 453 Court St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

For many people, the old year closes out with a certain amount of frantic cleaning and gift-buying for the Yuletide, followed by a brief respite to digest, then onto New Years’ celebrations. January – whether you greeted New Years Day fresh and excited or slightly hungover! – is an excellent time for doing some divination to prepare oneself for...

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$30

Pinot Pairings

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

Survey some of the finest Pinot Noirs in the world and pair them with cheeses that will highlight their personalities.

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$45

Made in NYC: The Reinvention of Local Manufacturing

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

Come learn about what's being made in NYC today and what you can do to support local manufacturing. We'll cover industrial policy, business incubators, R&D, hybrid manufacturing, and the craft food movement, among other highlights. This class examines public policy and current trends. For decades, American and urban manufacturing charted a steep...

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$10
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