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Mesopotamian Mythology

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

Mesopotamia, the ancient “Land Between Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, was home to many different gods. Though less-well known today than the pantheons of Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, the gods of Mesopotamia had just as many grand adventures, big personalities and poignant observations on the human condition. We know them today thanks...

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$10

Who We Were: Racial & Ethnic Identity Through ...

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

Who We Were: Racial and Ethnic Identity Through the Census This discussion will examine the fraught and often contested process by which the Census has historically constructed American racial and ethnic identity.  From the first use of “Hispanic” on the 1970 Census, to the option, only recently added, to check multiple identifying...

Tuesday Mar 10th, 7pm - 9pm

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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...

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$10

Military History Tour of New York Harbor

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

In honor of our Fleet Week this Memorial Day Weekend, Classic Harbor Line and Turnstile Tours have partnered to offer a special series of Naval Harbor History Tours! Join us on Memorial Day Weekend for a special, in-depth tour of our rich harbor-related war history plus up close visits to the military ships visiting New York Harbor. This special 2.5-hour...

Monday May 25th, 10:30am - 1pm

19th Century Tea tasting

at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden - Upper East Side 421 E 61st St, New York, New York 10022

Hear about the history of the world’s most popular beverage and how it was prepared in early 19th-century America. Historic teas and herbal infusions will be served on 19th century ceramics, accompanied by period appropriate refreshments.

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$20

New York in 27 Buildings

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

Can the bricks, glass, wood, and mortar of our city's most emblematic buildings reveal how and why New York City has become the modern global metropolis we know today? To celebrate the launch of his latest book, A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis, former New York Times urban affairs correspondent...

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$20

Forensic Architecture: an Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy 30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Forensic Architecture is both a recent, transdisciplinary research method and a specific research group headed by the method’s originator, the scholar Eyal Weizman. Combining architectural studies of the built environment, forensic investigation, geography, ecology, ethnography and journalism, Forensic Architecture takes up not the traditional architectural...

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$315

4 sessions

Decolonizing the Heart & Mind

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 650 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Much of what we know in today's American Culture, and how we have come to know it has been shaped by European colonization and western imperialism. How do we dismantle harmful systems of oppression rooted in the exploitation of the “other”? This Olio two-part series traces historical events that created the foundation for an exploitative, unjust...

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$35

2 sessions

A Lot On The Mind: Epilepsy

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

Come join us for a night of educational and theatrical fun while learning about some of the most misunderstood and stigmatized neurological disorders! Each month we’ll highlight a different neurological disorder and address the science behind the disorder, research being done in that field, and the stigmas patients face, featuring performances from...

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$15

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Flying University - Sciencewashing

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

Flying University is a re-education in hidden histories.    This talk series is named after the underground university in Russian-occupied Poland that taught subjects banned by the state-run schools. This rebel organization also educated women, who were barred from attending the official university, including Marie Curie. In that spirit,...

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$12

The Data We Don't See

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

Today, data are everywhere. But what do data really mean, and how can we extract real value from them in our daily lives?  In this illustrated talk, information designer Giorgia Lupi will discuss our new data reality and “data humanism,” her unique philosophy for understanding and working with data. Surveying her diverse work over the last...

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$20

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.

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$36

2 sessions

Brunelleschi and the Dome of Florence Cathedral

at La Scuola at Eataly Flatiron - Flatiron 200 5th Ave , New York, New York 10010

Lecture & Dinner: “Brunelleschi and the Dome of Florence Cathedral” The Dome of Florence Cathedral, which was designed and constructed by Filippo Brunelleschi between 1420 and 1436, spans an octagonal space of 143ft. 6in., and is still the largest dome structure in the world today. Inspired by the majestic dome of the Pantheon in Rome, the...

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$108.88

Intercultural Connections Series with Mick Moloney

at Irish Arts Center - Hell's Kitchen 553 W 51st St, New York, New York 10019

Intercultural Connections Series with Mick Moloney: Celtic Culture and Heritage from Ireland to Galicia Celtic identity has been forged historically by a common heritage and history along the wild Atlantic coastline from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and the Isle of Man to the continental cultures of Brittany, Asturias, and Galicia. Dr....

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$20

Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self

at Think Olio - Murray Hill 135 Madison Ave Fl 8, New York, New York 10016

Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self and the Politics of Love Often cited as the seminal text of modern feminist theory, Simone de Beauvoir’s  1949 publication, The Second Sex still deeply resonates with readers who seek to understand the pervasive oppression of women. The magnum opus of her long and prolific career as a writer...

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$20
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