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We Are What We Fear: Monsters and Horror Films

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

Monsters are synonymous with horror films. They explore the otherworldly, the supernatural and all manners of things that go "bump-in-the-night."  The things we fear have greatly shifted over time and this shift is clearly shown in horror cinema and is exemplified in the monsters that are meant to terrify. Join us for an exploration...

Thursday Oct 18th, 8:30pm

Prosody with David Yezzi

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

Poems are written in musical language. In this special two-day intensive, we examine the ways that form (traditional meter and verse techniques) is used to make music in poetry, and learn how the age-old tools of poetic composition can liberate, strengthen and energize your writing in verse.

$400

2 sessions

Saturday Nov 10th, 12pm

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Activist New York: The Next Generation

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

To celebrate the Museum’s publication of the book Activist New York: A History of People, Protest, and Politics (NYU Press, 2018), journalist Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and a group of leading youth activists including Bronx teen Hebh Jamal discuss the key mobilizations of our moment—from gun control to immigrant rights—and how they draw on...

Thursday Nov 8th, 6:30pm

Screens, Tech and Your Family

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

Alexandra Hamlet, PsyD, clinical psychologist with the Child Mind Insititute, discusses the impact of screen time on toddlers and young children. She will present developmental research on the links between using screens and child mental health, and discuss strategies for monitoring, providing structure, setting limits and ensuring safety on social...

Tuesday Nov 13th, 6:30pm

Fossil Hunting Near NYC

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Join us for a virtual tour of the New York City area's prehistoric timeline, covering over 500 million years, includes vibrant seafloors teaming with bizarre fauna, burning forests of massive tree ferns, muddy floodplains traversed by packs of raptor-like carnivores, maybe even a view of the first creature to crawl on land. A New Yorker's journey...

Monday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm

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More Together Than Alone: Power & Spirit of Community

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

More Together Than Alone: Discovering the Power & Spirit of Community New York Times best-selling author, Mark Nepo, has gathered stories of community from across cultures and history for over twelve years, with the aim of affirming that we are more together than alone. With the heart of a poet and the eye of a philosopher, Nepo will share from...

Friday Oct 26th, 7pm

Remembering the Love & Releasing the Pain After Loss

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

Loss can be both painful and traumatic. But hope, healing, and happiness are still possible. David’s personal experience as a child who witnessed a mass shooting while his mother was dying in the ICU marked the beginning of his journey.  Based on decades of working with the dying and grieving, as well as work with his co-authors Elisabeth Kübler...

Sunday Oct 28th, 6:30pm

Beats, Loops, and Samples (Ages 13+)

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

Learning beats and loops allows you to create big sounds from minimal materials—even material from everyday life. Join Grammy-nominated producer Brian Charette for a fun, hands-on exploration of the art of looping with Ableton Live. We’ll match beats with basslines, create and edit our own samples, and perform live along with what we record. Use Ableton...

$275

7 sessions

Saturday Nov 3rd, 2pm

Best Dressed Food and Flowers for Thanksgiving & Beyond

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

Learn tips and tricks to make this holiday season a breeze. Discover ways to make gravy, biscuits and cranberry sauce ahead of time and create a holiday arrangement that will WOW!  Class includes all materials.

Tuesday Nov 6th, 7pm

Francine Segan in Conversation w/ Emma's Torch Founder

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

Francine Segan in Conversation with Emma's Torch Founder Kerry Brodie and Culinary Director Chef Alexander Harris Recently ranked as one of the World’s Greatest Places of 2018 by TIME Magazine, Emma’s Torch is a nonprofit restaurant in Brooklyn that provides culinary training, job placement, and English lessons to refugees and survivors of...

Monday Nov 5th, 7pm

Chancellor’s Day: Microbes and the Metropolis

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

Discover the science, history, and art of germs, as you explore New York’s long battle against infectious disease in this interactive day filled with tours, workshops, and an introduction to NYC History Day. Explore the groundbreaking exhibition Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis and hear from curator Rebecca Jacobs, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral...

Tuesday Nov 6th, 9am

Intimate Subjects: Thomas Holton and the Lams

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

In this intimate, behind-the-scenes look at our upcoming exhibition, Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers, documentary photographer Thomas Holton sits down with several members of the Lam family, including Steven and Cindy Lam, both subjects featured in his series of photographs, "The Lams of Ludlow Street."  Holton...

Wednesday Jan 16th, 6:30pm

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Humanities Institute Symposium

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

Beatrix Farrand was one of the most influential and innovative garden designers of the early 20th century and the only female charter member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Over a 50-year career, she completed design commissions at the White House, the Morgan Library, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine, the Peggy Rockefeller...

Friday Mar 15th, 10am

19th Annual Winter Lecture Series: All Three

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

19th Annual Winter Lecture Series: The Education of a Gardener: All Three Sections There are many points of entry into the gardening life. For some it begins in childhood; some come to it through other disciplines. Three distinguished and passionate practitioners share their philosophies, their stories, and the lessons they have learned along the...

$95

3 sessions

Thursday Jan 31st, 10am

The Overstory: A Conversation with Richard Powers

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

Critics are raving about The Overstory, Richard Powers's sweeping, passionate novel about trees, people, and our planet's existential struggle between humans and non-humans. In a series of concentric and interlocking stories ranging from antebellum New York to the late 20th-Century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest, trees bring small lives together...

Thursday Mar 7th, 10:30am