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Cleopatra: Her Life and Legacy

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

Cleopatra needs no introduction. One of the most famous names of the ancient world, her life is the stuff of legend: her great beauty, her highly-publicized relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, her tragic suicide. The subject of countless paintings, statues, plays and films, she's been portrayed by everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Kim...

Thursday Feb 21st, 8:30pm - 10pm

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...

Monday Feb 18th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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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 Feb 20th, 1:30pm - 3pm

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,...

Saturday Mar 9th, 9pm - 11pm

The Power of Representation

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

Hailed by some as a watershed moment for Asian representation in Hollywood, Crazy Rich Asians was this summer’s breakout -- albeit controversial -- hit. Now, New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with comedian Ronny Chieng, who played Eddie in the film and also serves as a senior correspondent...

Wednesday Feb 20th, 7pm - 8:30pm

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Architectural History Series

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

The House from the late 19th Century to the 21st Century  T1: Sources of European Arts and Crafts, and Art Nouveau, Early 20th Century: 1890s-1910s  The work of Charles R. Mackintosh (Scotland), Peter Behrens (Germany), Joseph Hoffman (Austria), Antonio Gaudi (Spain), Philip Webb (England), Japanese influences, Victor Horta & Henry...

Tuesday Mar 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$125

4 sessions

A Brief History of Irish Food

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

Sarah Lohman ate like a tenement dweller for a week in 2009 by following an 1877 pamphlet titled “Fifteen Cent Dinners.” She also lived as a 19th century Irish maid for a day. From her experiences and research, she'll unveil to surprisingly complicated--and heartbreaking--back story of Irish food, from dinner in the homeland, to the diets...

Thursday Feb 28th, 6:30pm - 8pm

History of Jewelry Design

at Brooklyn Metal Works - Prospect Heights 640 Dean St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11238

This course will explore jewelry design techniques, fashion trends, and style influencers from 1880 until now. Kendra Pariseault will walk students through the couture jewelry of the past and today, discussing the social and political climates which influenced each period’s trends in materials, design motifs, and usage of stones.  We’ll start...

Tuesday Mar 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$520

8 sessions

An Evening with Colson Whitehead

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

“Talking about New York is a way of talking about the world,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead writes in The Colossus of New York (2004). One of today’s most unpredictable writers, Whitehead’s work crisscrosses genres from his debut novel The Intuitionist (1999), a noir detective story, to zombie thriller Zone One (2011) and,...

Tuesday Mar 5th, 7pm - 9pm

Behind the Gates: The History of the Guinness Brewery

at Top Hops Beer Shop - Lower East Side 94 Orchard St, New York, New York 10002

When we say "Guinness," what comes to mind? An Irish countryside and a freshly poured pint of stout, no doubt.  Most people are fans of Guinness, but when you actually dive into the details of one of the world's most legendary breweries, you probably don't know too much.  Join Chris, a Senior Ambassador for the Guinness Brewery, on a journey...

Monday Mar 11th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Athletes to Activists: Politics of the Playing Field

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

When Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he became first black major league baseball player of the modern era – and paved the way for athletes to serve as harbingers of social change. Twenty years later, at the 1968 Olympic Games, track and field star John Carlosraised his fist in silent protest of American racial and economic...

Wednesday Mar 20th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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....

Thursday Feb 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sustainable Fashion Through History

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea 227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

This course will explore humanity’s evolving relationship with fashion and manufacturing over time. We will discuss the impacts of industrialization and globalization on handicraft and the growing desire to restore fashion to a meaningful art form. We will also look at the modern movement toward conscious fashion and the forces accelerating change....

Thursday Mar 14th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

  (4 sessions)
$150

4 sessions

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...

Saturday Mar 9th, 9am - 4pm

Architectural History:Sources of European Arts & Crafts

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

Sources of European Arts and Crafts, and Art Nouveau, Early 20th Century: 1890s-1910s The work of  Charles R. Mackintosh (Scotland) Peter Behrens (Germany) Joseph Hoffman (Austria) Antonio Gaudi (Spain) Philip Webb (England) Japanese influences, Victor Horta & Henry van der Velde (Belgium) Hector Guimard (France) H.P. Berlage (Holland)...

Tuesday Mar 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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