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The Poetry in Piledrivers: Pro-wrestling as Art

at Think Olio

Pro-wrestling, such as promoted by the WWE, NJPW, ROH, and many other organizations, is a global phenomenon, consumed by millions of people either live or on television and streaming services every day. But what is it? Is it a sport? Is it fake? And if so, in what way? Is it a soap opera? Is it politics? Is it propaganda? Is it porn? Is it art? ...


brunchwork w/ ClassPass

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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.


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Sekou Sundiata & Radical Citizenship

at Think Olio - Governor's Island
Colonel's Row, New York, New York 11231

How can art, created from shared dialogue and discussion, help us to understand America’s responsibility and power in the world? How can we use the power of poetry to critically contemplate and move beyond America’s guiding mythologies, to construct a radically empowering and new definition of citizenship?  These were the questions that guided...


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,...


Advanced Internet Searching

at The New York Public Library (Tech) - Manhattan
476 5th Ave, New York, New York 10018

Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online. Skill prerequisites: Internet for Beginners


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Gods That Fail

at Think Olio - Bedford - Stuyvesant
355 Tomkins Ave 3rd fl, Brooklyn, New York 11216

Neil Postman wrote on a wide range of topics during his lifetime, and was widely considered one of America's great prophets. In this class Lev Moscow will lead a discussion on Postman's theory of education. We will read and debate some of Postman's most provocative work, and try to understand his central argument about why the school system fails....



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

Happiness seems to be the ultimate goal of our existence. At the end, all we want is to be happy. We want to do / to be/ to feel a lot of things in order to reach goals (ends) but Happiness appears to be The End within and for itself: we don’t want to be happy for the sake of something else – we want happiness for its own sake. But to this conviction,...


Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics

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

How do numbers relate to the world? What insights can we derive from data? How do we separate signal from noise? This course is an introduction to statistical thinking and its applications to data analysis at a level accessible to a broad audience with no prior statistical background.  We’ll learn and make intuitive the fundamental methods...


4 sessions

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....


Our House: A storytelling benefit for Swing Left

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

This is a storytelling show + fundraiser about taking power back—in our lives and in our government. Join us for a night of badass personal stories about reclaiming power, and hear from political organizers about ways to support the blue wave in the 2018 midterm elections. Featuring stories from: Danny Artese (Moth GrandSLAM Winner, “The Day...


Many Voices of American Art

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

Art historian Rena Tobey gives a four-week interactive lecture series on American artists whose works show the diversity of our history and identity. A Changing World for Men After the Civil War Finding Her Way – Urban Women's Experience from 1850 to 1950 African-American Artist Voices Rise Immigrant Issues Then and Now


4 sessions

Rhythm & Power: Dance, Immigration & Community Action

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

Get energized and have fun this summer as you learn about the history of New York City’s diverse population and rich immigrant cultures through the lens of dance.  In this 6-day course for educators, experience and practice multiple engagement strategies and write lessons that engage your students through music, dance, cultural studies,...


6 sessions

Brunchwork w/ Boxed

at brunchwork

You're invited to an unforgettable sweetgreen dinner with Boxed CEO Chieh Huang. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Chieh and curated connections over a seasonal meal.


How to Reduce Taxes While Saving for Retirement

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

This class will discuss ways to catch up on retirement savings using 401ks and IRAs. Key points will include: How a 401k can reduce your taxable income Who is eligible to contribute to an IRA The main differences between these two types of retirement accounts When to use both Bring your specific questions!


Violence and the Law

at The New School - Manhattan

The establishment of law can be seen as the uprooting of violence: a social contract according to which all parties agree to cease all violent actions. Violence can thus be considered antithetical to the law. Yet one could also argue that the imposition of law is the violent act par excellence and that violence plays a structural role without which...


15 sessions