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Georgia O'Keeffe and Hawai'i: A Sense of Place

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

Moderated by curator Theresa Papanikolas, this distinguished panel explores the importance of landscape as Georgia O'Keeffe's creative refuge, inspiration, and source of restorative power.  In New York, Texas, New Mexico, Hawai`i—at every stage of her personal and artistic life—O'Keeffe's work reflected the powerful influence of the natural...

$29

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Steeped in History: Museums and Identity

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

A conversation with the directors of two major urban museums: Dr. Lonnie Bunch of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and Michael Glickman of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan.  Bunch and Glickman will together...

$35

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The Myth of Progress: Our Most Violent Fantasy

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

In recent years, some conservative and neoliberal academics have touted the idea that human societies are evolving toward a less violent state. Progress, such scholars claim, is an inherent quality of our species, and history moves in one direction. But what if the notion of progress itself is, in fact our most enduring fuel for violence? Let us look...

$20

David Hockney at the MET

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Central Park
1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

avid Hockney just turned 80, and the MET is honoring him with a retrospective that will make you smile again and again. The show examines Hockney as a realist painter, a gay man discovering his sexuality, a cubist playing with perspective, and a colorist experimenting with hues so brilliant they nearly emit Vitamin D. Ultimately, we will see how Hockney...

$50

2-Hour Silica Hazard Awareness - Spanish

at TSC Training Academy - Long Island City
36-06 43rd Ave, Long Island City, New York 11101

The 2-Hour Silica Hazard Awareness Seminar is appropriate for individuals who may be exposed to respirable crystalline silica in the course of construction activities. Occupational exposure occurs when cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of concrete, brick, ceramic tiles, rock, and stone products. Occupational exposure also occurs in operations...

$75

Lumia: The Art of Light

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Glass has always been known as a magical material, a super-cooled liquid known for its transparency and ability to conduct light. This lecture and demonstration event will feature Brooklyn-based artist Fred Kahl, aka the Great Fredini, who works at the intersection of art and technology. The...

$25

Ways of Listening

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

Music surrounds us in the everyday, but often we listen to music very passively. Music creates a backdrop or wallpaper to our everyday activities, from commuting to exercising, but often we don't give music it's due diligence in terms of active listening. Perhaps the most illusive of the arts, music is intangible, and demands that we...

$15

The Nature Fix: A Talk with Florence Williams

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

"Go outside. Go often. Bring friends. Breathe." So writes Florence Williams in her recent book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. Williams, a journalist and contributing editor to Outside magazine, shares insights gleaned from talking with psychologists and neuroscientists on three continents about...

$29

Happier Hour: Philosophy To Make Your Life Suck Less

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

Philosophy means a “love of wisdom,” but what can wisdom teach us about l-o-v-e? Come find out with our stellar  line-up of philosophers and philosopher-ish folk as they share how some of humanity’s greatest ideas can help make us… dare we say it… a little happier.* After a smashing inaugural event last month, The Happier Hour returns...

$20

Wakanda Forever: Killmonger the Villain or Nah?

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

In the United States, we like to believe that our brand of democracy works to make our country great. But for whom? George Washington believed that only the “lower class of people” should serve as foot soldiers in the Continental Army. Thomas Jefferson envisioned his public schools educating talented students “raked from the rubbish” of the...

$20

Talmud²

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

Rabbi Scott Perlo (Associate Director of 92Y’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life) teaches two nights of Judaism’s magnum opus, the Talmud, taught in English. Jump right into the text of this famous work of Jewish genius. For participants of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge.

$36

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Scratch Paper: A Caveat Open Mic

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

In the spirit of exploring “intelligent nightlife,” we’re hosting an open mic like no other. Researchers, teachers, and comedians will share the stage to hone their sets in a room that GETS IT.   Are you a researcher or science writer who wants to work jokes into your upcoming piece? Are you a stand up comedian who wants to use history,...

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From Photography to Film Noir: Stanley Kubrick

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

Complete Course Title: From Photography to Film Noir: Stanley Kubrick’s Early Career When young Kubrick first transitioned from photography to cinema, he tried his hand at film noir.  New York magazine film critic Emily Yoshida and co-curators of our upcoming exhibition Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens, Donald...

$15

Humanities Institute Symposium

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

With Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees In his best-selling book, heralded as groundbreaking by the New York Review of Books, forester Peter Wohlleben reveals startling new discoveries about how trees nurture each other, communicate, and maintain complex social networks.  A broad range of experts will join Peter to debate...

$20

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...

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