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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...

Tuesday Jun 26th, 7pm

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,...

Tuesday Jun 26th, 7:30pm

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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 Jun 28th, 6:30pm

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brunchwork w/ ClassPass

at brunchwork

You're invited to an unforgettable dinner with ClassPass' General Manager of Digital Product Jenny Wu. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Jenny and curated connections over a seasonal meal.

Thursday Jul 19th, 6:30pm

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...

Saturday Jun 30th, 10am

Conversation: The Soulfulness of David Bowie

at Brooklyn Museum - Prospect Heights
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Join us as we close out David Bowie is with an intimate conversation on the influence of soul on David Bowie’s musical stylings. Award-winning guitarist and composer Carlos Alomar draws on thirty years of experience as Bowie’s music director and a member of his funk rhythm section, the D.A.M. Trio, to reflect on the overlooked but vital influence...

Sunday Jul 15th, 2pm

Larry's Musical Breakdown

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

Join music fanatic Larry Owens (one of Time Out NY‘s “Comedians You Should Know”) as he takes you on an unforgettable tour inside of the music you know and love. Joined by intrepid accompanist Henry Koperski and a line-up of unbelievable singers, comedians, experts and “experts”,  This is a fun and informative night unlike any other....

Thursday Jul 19th, 6:30pm

The Still Life Paintings of Chaim Soutine

at The Jewish Museum - Upper East Side
1109 5th Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join us for a workshop that explores the gestural and densely painted still life paintings of Expressionist painter Chaim Soutine. The program will include visits to the exhibition, Chaim Soutine: Flesh, with Jewish Museum educators and art activities related to the exhibition. The price includes a light breakfast.

Thursday Jul 12th, 10:30am

Lived Experience: an Introduction to Phenomenology

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

What is lived experience? At its simplest level phenemonology is the philosophical study of human experience and consciousness. Although such questions stretch back as long as recorded history and the world over, the formal philosophical movement known by the name of “phenemonology” did not appear until the turn of the 20th century.  In...


4 sessions

Monday Jul 9th, 6:30pm

Under the Influence of the Maysles Brothers

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

It has become the stuff of retro consumerism but in the mid-'60s New York City was the cultural capital of the United States -- and David and Albert Maysles were among its chief chroniclers. Featuring shorts including a radical Yoko Ono performance at Carnegie Hall, a portrait of an ascendant IBM, a drop-in visit with Truman Capote at...

Wednesday Jul 11th, 8pm

Conversation: Daphne Brooks and Jack Halberstam

at Brooklyn Museum - Prospect Heights
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Join Daphne Brooks and Jack Halberstam for an interdisciplinary conversation on David Bowie’s legacy. As leading scholars working at the intersections of race, gender, and performance, Brooks and Halberstam explore the world of Bowie and his worldwide impact on popular culture. Daphne Brooks is Professor of African American Studies, Theater Studies,...

Saturday Jul 14th, 2pm

Hannah Arendt: Violence, Happiness, and Freedom

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Two fundamental undercurrents flow throughout Hannah Arendt’s writing: attention to the qualities and conditions of human freedom and caution about what she termed “tyrannical thinking.” Arendt worked through these foundational concepts in a series of essays from the 1950’s to her death in the mid-1970’s.  These essays—previously...


4 sessions

Thursday Jul 12th, 6:30pm

Behavioral Economics: a Critical Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

What guides human decisions in a context of risk and uncertainty? Behavioral economics suggests that the human mind is subject (importantly, predictably so) to a number of biases and systematic errors which can be traced to simplifying shortcuts of intuitive thinking (heuristics) and the very machinery of cognition.  Though the field enjoys growing...


4 sessions

Wednesday Jul 11th, 6:30pm

brunchwork w/ Facebook & Rent The Runway

at brunchwork

You're invited to an unforgettable sweetgreen dinner with Rent the Runway's VP, Brand & Customer Strategy & Product Marketing Angie Gentile Hellman and Facebook AI leader Soumith Chintala. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Angie and Soumith, and curated connections over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal

Thursday Jul 26th, 6:30pm

The Minimum Wage, Worker Rights, & Household Well-being

at The New School - Manhattan

The past quarter century has seen a surge in scholarly interest in the impact of minimum wage legislation across countries. The minimum wage is primarily used as a vehicle for lifting the incomes of poor workers, but it can entail distortionary costs. Some studies have found large negative employment effects while others have found little to no effect. ...


4 sessions

Friday Jul 20th, 6pm