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The Problem of Evil

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

When we try to describe, understand and respond to various atrocities such as rapes, genocides, or serial killings, we often use the word EVIL. A wide range of questions arise when we try to think critically about the relevance of this term within the various discourses we are surrounded with. Should we use the term ‘evil’ in our moral, political,...


Femme Fatales of Film Noir

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

Six of the most vivid “bad girl” portrayals in early crime dramas. View and discuss the characters, actresses, female perspectives and directors. Scarlet Street (1945) Joan Bennett and her ruthless boyfriend (Dan Duryea, oily as ever) plot to destroy innocent painter Edward G. Robinson in Fritz Lang’s love-and-death noir. Leave Her to Heaven...


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The Future of Education – Innovation in K-12

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

With education reform on a national level continually bogged down by bureaucracy and red tape, what are ways in which we can reshape and reinvent education to create a more cohesive learning experience that challenges and elevates all aspects of a child? How can we leverage technology to bring major improvements to the classroom, introduce alternative...


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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,...


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,...


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...


New York’s Big Comeback

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

After the September 11th terrorist attacks, New York City was left with an uncertain future. In the wake of the tragedy, Daniel Doctoroff, deputy mayor at the time, was charged with navigating the city’s entrenched financial and political interests to spearhead its economic resurgence.  Join Doctoroff, now founder and CEO of the Alphabet...


Brunchwork w/ Nir Eyal

at brunchwork - Financial District
110 Wall St, New York, New York 10005

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with bestselling author Nir Eyal. Enjoy a fireside chat with Nir, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off...over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal. 


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...


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!


Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens

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

Complete Course Title: Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens Educator Evening Join Curator Sean Corcoran for a tour of Stanley Kubrick's photographs from Look magazine, many of which have never before been published. 


Chasing Consciousness: Science, Artisans, and History

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

YHouse presents: Chasing Consciousness.   This month: Making & Knowing: Science, Artisans, and History Please Note: This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come first-serve.


Democracy Reinvented?

at Think Olio - Fort Greene
321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Socrates' dialogues in Plato's Republic serve as a kind of blueprint for the kallipolis, or “beautiful” (read: ideal) city. How does democracy fall short of the Republic's metrics? Socrates warns that the passion for freedom in a democratic society comes at the cost of knowledge and wisdom, creating a path toward tyranny. Can this be avoided? ...


A Renaissance Easter: Lecture & Dinner

at La Scuola at Eataly Flatiron - Flatiron
200 5th Ave , New York, New York 10010

Join us as we warmly welcome Art History Professor Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D., who will discuss the topic of "A Renaissance Easter". This lecture will retell the great Christian tale of the Passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the creative genius of great Renaissance masters such as Giotto, Duccio, Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo...


Where is the Right to Privacy in the U.S. Constitution

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

Did you know that the word privacy doesn’t appear once in the text of the US Constitution? But despite that troubling omission, the Supreme Court has repeatedly insisted that Americans have a constitutional right to privacy because of the spirit behind certain constitutional amendments. It’s a slippery business. Exactly how privacy came to be recognized...