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Pizza History 101 (Virtual)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Scott's Pizza Tours - Online 00000

Every week we tackle a different facet of pizza history. You'll follow pizza's journey from humble beginnings in Southern Italy to its introduction to NYC in the late 19th century as your guide explains our favorite food’s incredible evolution through historic photos and archival documents. The exact content of each week's class changes so keep an...

Wednesday Oct 28th, 8pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Modern Palestine: a Historical Introduction

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Perpetually in the news and commanding a tremendous amount of scholarly attention, Palestine remains a flashpoint in a number of contemporary debates: about war, colonization, and violence, religious and ethnic identity, nationalism and self-determination, modes of resistance, the role of international institutions, diasporic politics, academic freedom,...

Wednesday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Shakespeare with Leo Schaff: Twelfth Night

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare’s words, acting out portions of the play and offering illuminating insights into the Bard’s language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. “If music be the food of love…” The jewel of festive comedy. Cross-gartered,...

Wednesday Nov 25th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

  (7 sessions)
$245

7 sessions

Five Plants that Changed the World - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

Yams, pteridophytic ferns, cinchona trees, potatoes, and the American Southern Live Oak have each played a pivotal role in human history, helping to save the world from dire illness and send humans to the moon. Embark on a historical odyssey that uncovers the botany behind how ferns form the foundation for petrochemicals, why tree bark helps slow the...

Wednesday Feb 24th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$85

2 sessions

Nature's Pharmacy—Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, sinusitis,...

Saturday Nov 7th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$125

2 sessions

Poetry and Poetics: An Introduction

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

What is poetry and what is it good for? These questions have long haunted practitioners and readers of this “beautiful and pointless” art, to quote the contemporary critic David Orr. But “beautiful and pointless” were not always the terms of the debate. On the contrary, these questions about what poetry is and what it does mean something profoundly...

Thursday Nov 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Communities Under Capitalism: Meeting our Needs

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Think Olio - Online Online Class, New York, New York 00000

Full Course Name: Communities Under Capitalism: Meeting our Needs During Crisis When government fails to help us through times of crisis, how can we meet each other's daily needs and make sure our communities are taken care of? In the face of capitalism that often feels ruthless we must look to other forms of community care. These are the activities...

Monday Oct 26th, 7:30pm - 8:45pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$150

6 sessions

Kathy Acker: Experimentation and Transgression

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Spanning many forms—novels, plays, and essays—Kathy Acker’s work is hard to classify. Above all, Acker aims to challenge established literary conventions, and she does so by experimenting with methods of cut-up (inspired by William S. Burroughs), mash-up, sampling, and transposition. She “steals” characters and plotlines from writers like...

Monday Nov 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Sharia: An Introduction to Islamic Law

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Sharia is often portrayed as Islamic legal maxims and corporal punishment—a rigid, “medieval” religious law, dating from the 7th century Arabia, that’s allegedly incompatible with modern democracy. But this image bears little resemblance to reality. Not only is Sharia a highly complex legal system, it’s also a metaphysical...

Wednesday Nov 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Tour the Interior Design Building

at New York School of Interior Design - Upper East Side 306 E 61st St, New York, New York 10065

Located at 306 East 61st Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue, the 110 year-old Interior Design Building (IDB) houses some of the finest interior design merchants in New York City. The seven floor structure supports a wide array of art and antique galleries, furniture and lighting stores, each specializing in their particular field and offering a wealth...

Thursday Nov 5th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time

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Vestiges of the Great Age of Jewish Harlem

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Before Harlem became the epicenter of the African American experience it was a Jewish immigrant neighborhood. The Gershwin Brothers, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Milton Berle, Lane Bryant, Sophie Tucker, and many many more got their starts in Jewish Harlem at the dawn of the 20th century. The neighborhood is filled with synagogues, theaters, nickelodeons,...

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$35

New York Skyscrapers and the Terra Cotta Revolution

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Archive on Parade - Virtual Classroom

Can't make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week! Before New York’s skyscrapers were sheathed in glass, they were clad in clay. Terra cotta, an ancient building material made of baked clay, became a sought-after fireproof skin for some of New York’s earliest skyscrapers beginning in the early 1900s. It's time to get...

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$10

Original Crosstown Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - NoLita Near corner of Spring & Mulberry Streets Meeting area to be provided thru email, New York, New York 10013

Walk the path of New York pizza history on the streets of Little Italy and Greenwich Village where it all began. We’ll hit three pizzerias in 3 hours, walking about a mile through some great downtown neighborhoods! New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why as you trace both 19th-century Italian...

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$55

East Village Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - East Village Meets in East Village / Lower East Side Meeting place to be provided thru email, New York, New York 10003

Explore the pizza-dense East Village and Lower East Side as you hit three unique pizzerias on this 2.5 hour tour. You’ll see century-old brick ovens and classic slice joints that will fill your belly with deliciousness and your mind with pizza knowledge. New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why...

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$55

Sympathetic Spies

at Archive on Parade - Financial District 1 Bowling Green, New York, New York 10004

​Sympathetic Spies: George Washington's Eyes and Ears in Lower Manhattan The British Revolutionary War Spymaster Major George Beckwith claimed that, "Washington didn't really outfight the British, he simply out-spied us." The General's master-spies operated out of Lower Manhattan. As we make our way between The Battery and Wall Street, we'll retrace...

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$35
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