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The Future of Sustainable Living

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

The Future of Sustainable Living, a networking + panel event with innovators in the sustainability space creating products, services, and platforms to make sustainable living affordable and accessible. From paperless toilet paper to a zero waste grocery store to sustainable cleaning tools for the home, this diverse panel will share their personal narratives,...


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Houdini: The Man behind the Myth, the Magic

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

“The secret of showmanship consists not of what you really do but what the mystery-loving public thinks you do.” –Harry Houdini Leap into the mysterious life of Harry Houdini as he went from the freak show circuitto Vaudeville, taking audiences and the media along with him. Learn some of the secretsbehind his most famous...


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Unburdening the Earth: Hinduism and Ecology

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

Endowed with intelligence and capacity for ethical action, are we, humans, responsible stewards of our home, the Earth? Or  are we a burden upon it?  In this Olio we will explore the cognitive universe of the ancient sanskrit epic, Mahabharata. Can we, in our scientific, materialistic conception of the earth as mere resources rethink our...


TPA: A Survivor’s Guide to the New Goldilocks Zone

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

Do you worry about how rising sea levels may affect your morning commute?Are you concerned with how increasing CO2 levels will influence your ability to drink rose on rooftops? With life on Earth getting harder and harder thanks to global warming, do you think about where we might go when we can no longer survive on our planet? Blast off with geophysicist...


Danh Vo at the Guggenheim

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Upper East Side
1071 5th Ave Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York 10128

Danh Vo may be my favorite living conceptual artist. Dig deep enough, and he touches upon a core issue that resonates: migration, displacement, the unfairness of history, the downsides of global capitalism, and personal nostalgia. Born in 1975, he fled Vietnam with his family at age 4 and landed in Copenhagen after being picked up by a Danish cargo...


My Ageless Brain™: Reversing Cognitive Decline

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

This workshop provides an overview and orientation to Bredesen Protocol™ to reverse cognitive decline, and can prevent or reverse the affects of Alzheimer’s disease. In an easy-to-understand way, you’ll learn the science and clinical experience behind it, how it works, what to expect and how to apply it in your daily life to prevent or reverse...


Art and Nature at the MET

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Central Park
1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

As our climate changes, we’ll consider two exhibitions that show artists responding to the natural environment. First, Thomas Cole’s Journey, Atlantic Crossing explores the career of Thomas Cole, who immigrated to the United States from England as a teenager. In New York, he inspired a generation of painters known as the Hudson River School, who...


Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: The Future of Waste in NYC

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

How can the city reconceive waste as a resource and convert it to energy or compost? What are the barriers? Join us for a conversation about how we can rethink the concept of "waste" and its impact on New York's diverse neighborhoods and communities. With Tatiana Schlossberg, contributing writer for Bloomberg View. Additional...


Anthropologizing The Bachelor

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

Do you love The Bachelor, but have always wanted live commentary by an anthropologist? Of course you have, and so have we. January 1st come hear Ellen Marakowitz, senior lecturer in anthropology at Columbia University and comedian Nadia Pinder disect the good, the bad, the problematic, and the just plain “people, am I right??” ...


There's No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

One year after Hurricane Katrina, geographer Neil Smith wrote “there’s no such thing as a natural disaster”, arguing that disasters, regardless of their environmental origins and impact, are socially produced phenomena. Such causes, from fundamentally changing the topography of the region to the organized abandonment of low income neighborhoods,...


Unexpected Pairings: Gin & Oysters

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

Savor the long forgotten combination of two Old New York delicacies: gin and oysters. Gin has been crafted in New York City ever since its founding as a Dutch colony four centuries ago. The light, bright spirit sunk to debaucherous depths during the Prohibition era (synonymous with undrinkable "bathtub...


Georgia O'Keeffe: A Creative Life

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

An Evening with Roxana Robinson and Linda M. Grasso Two expert authors discuss O'Keeffe's coming of age in modernist America and her identity as an independent artist and trailblazing feminist.  These presentations followed by lively conversation will examine O'Keeffe's intense personal relationships, explore how the struggle to balance love...


Hacking Unconscious Bias

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

Bias is an algorithm of the mind. We can hack it, and when we do, we unleash human potential. Be Social Change and BE MORE America are pleased to co-host this important conversation on unconscious bias – its origins, manifestations, and solutions to break it. During the course of the conversation, we will discuss the reasons why unconscious bias...


Steeped in History: Museums and Identity

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

A conversation with the directors of two major urban museums: Dr. Lonnie Bunch of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and Michael Glickman of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan.  Bunch and Glickman will together...


Private Public Partnerships & Development

at The New School - Manhattan

This course will analyze the emerging trend of private funding and partnership arrangements in addressing global challenges and explore their impact and influence across a range of areas from program development to decision-making and democratic governance. Global economic, social and ecological crises have intensified in recent years, yet the ability...


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