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Raise Your Hand: Taking Stand-Ups Back to School

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

Hosts Matthew Starr (the straight-A student) and Monique Moses (the social butterfly) invite the funniest comedians in NYC and one scholarly expert for a panel show that combines stand-up, learning new things, and that “ooo ooo pick me!” feeling. The comedians will introduce their high-school selves to the rest of the class (the audience) and...


Mental Health and Modern Life in NYC

at Think Olio - Lincoln Square
424 W 54th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10019

Ever take a look at your mind and feel like retreating from what you see? Do you wish you had some tricks to help you manage the daily stresses of modern life on your mental health? Not sure what it even means to take a look at your own mind?  With all the talk about the mind, mental health, and mindfulness, we sometimes needs some guidance to...


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Italian Food Culture: Part 2

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

Italian Food Culture: Part 2 - Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Tuscany Italian food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. Whether staples of American culture like spaghetti and meatballs, authentically Roman cacio e pepe, humble sweets like tiramisu and biscotti, or show-stopping dishes in modern day Michelin-starred...


John Milton: Paradise Lost

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

What, if anything, should paradise mean to us right now? Paradise Lost, John Milton’s seventeenth-century epic of the Fall, which begins with “man’s first disobedience,” constitutes a heroic attempt to “justify the ways of God to men.”  A poem that shifts from rebel angels waging war in heaven to the pageantry of hell to Adam...


4 sessions

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??” ...


Revitalizing Sissinghurst

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Long celebrated as a jewel in the National Trust crown, Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, England is currently undergoing a vigorous renewal under the direction of its head gardener, Troy Scott Smith.  In this talk, Smith will describe how he is restoring and reimagining Vita Sackville-West's original creation—recapturing the romance, experimentation,...


brunchwork w/ David Pakman

at brunchwork - Flatiron
43 W 23rd St, New York, New York 10010

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Venrock Partner David Pakman! Enjoy an intimate conversation with David, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off...over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal. Special Guest David has been a Partner at Venrock since 2008 and focuses on early stage consumer and enterprise internet companies....


Pop Music Breakdown: "Birdhouse in Your Soul"

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Complete Course Title: Pop Music Breakdown: "Birdhouse in Your Soul" by They Might Be Giants In this session, we'll analyze a classic pop song in depth. We will analyze and discuss aspects of songwriting, lyrics, melody, harmony, arrangement and production, exploring what makes this song so good?  This course will touch on...


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Defending Public Parks in Early NYC

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

New Yorkers have been concerned about the state of our public parks for more than a century. In the 1860s, as city officials concentrated funds on the newly opened Central Park, parks in New York City’s lower-income neighborhoods faced neglect, deterioration, and loss of acreage.  The struggle came to a head in 1876, when demand for public...


Modern Drama: An Introduction

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

The fountainhead of modern drama is to be found in the plays of Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov. These three dealt dramatically with the eternal as well as modern aspects of the human condition. They established the basic dramatic methods of character creation, play organization and theatrical presentation followed by subsequent playwrights.  ...


7 sessions

Dimensions of Narcissism

at The New School - Manhattan

Who do you think you are? Why do you think so? The study of narcissism, which occupies center stage in psychodynamic theory today, focuses on the earliest experiences of the self, on the ways in which the image and perception of self are formed. Our concepts of self are formed early in life, through interactions with caregivers. During this time, our...


16 sessions

Cognitive Psychology

at The New School - Manhattan

Ordinary mental activities such as recognizing a word, forgetting a phone number, and distinguishing a cup from a glass seem transparently simple. Examined more closely, they are complex and not easily explained. Cognitive psychology is the empirical study of longstanding questions about what we know, how we know it, and how our knowledge is structured,...


16 sessions

Future of Sustainable Food

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

Future of Sustainable Food - Innovating for a 21st Century Food System They say, “you are what you eat,” but do you truly understand what you’re eating, where it is come from, and the impact it has? The journey of your food is often invisible and begins well before you find it in the market much less fork it on your plate. Through new innovations,...


The Encyclopedia from Babylon to Google

at The New School - Manhattan

In The City of God, Saint Augustine confronts a central problem: How did evil come into the world if human beings were created good? Through our study of the ethical universe of literary texts, we engage with questions essential to humanity, including the nature of human beings, the basis for moral conventions, individual and collective responsibility,...


17 sessions

Developmental Psychology

at The New School - Manhattan

How do people grow and change through life, from conception to death? This course introduces the field of human developmental psychology. Topics addressed include the characteristics and capacities of the human infant, infant-parent attachment and interaction, cognitive development, control of emotions, social cognition, family and peer relationships,...


16 sessions