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Live Virtual Trivia Night

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at CourseHorse Experiences - Chelsea Zoom Conference, Live Online, New York, New York 10010

Join CourseHorse for our one-hour special virtual trivia night! Test your knowledge across a wide range of topics including music, movies, pop culture, history, sports, frozen foods, dog breeds, Seinfeld characters, ice cream flavors and many other surprises... How this will work: This will take place live over a Zoom conference. You will either...

Tuesday Mar 31st, 7pm - 8pm

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American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Upper West Side Central Park W , New York, New York 10024

Dinosaurs! Science! Adventure! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science...

Friday May 1st, 11am - 1pm

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Fake Archaeology

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Fake Archaeology: An April Fool’s Exploration of Aliens, Atlantis, and Freaky Artifacts The global presence of pyramids, the unknown purpose of Stonehenge, the lost continent of Atlantis… we’ve all heard the conspiracy theories that claim to prove ancient aliens visited Earth. But are aliens really the answer to the puzzles of the past?...

Wednesday Apr 1st, 6:30pm - 8pm

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Rice Tasting

at West Harlem Art Fund - Harlem 109 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, New York 10026

Rice around the world is thought of as Asian. But rice is just as African as it is Asian. Oryza glaberrima was cultivated from wild rice that needed humans when the Sahara was drying. That knowledge fueled the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade where Africans were brought west. Rice dominated the United States and particularly South Carolina for two hundred...

Thursday Apr 2nd, 6pm - 7:30pm

A History of Royal Scotland

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

In 1603, one of the momentous events in history occurred when the Scottish King, James VI inherited the throne of England following the death of his cousin Elizabeth. He combined his two nations and called them Great Britain – and all subsequent kings and queens of Britain are his descendants to the present day.  The telling of British...

Wednesday Apr 22nd, 6:30pm - 8pm

Brownstones Ballot Boxes Suffrage Tour

at Archive on Parade - Brooklyn Heights 158 Hicks St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Meet the badass Brooklynites who brought us the ballot. Behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ most gracious brownstones lies the history of firebrand feminism! The wise “women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators who made some of the foremost contributions to the Suffrage movement. Join us for a walk through their...

Saturday Apr 4th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Harlem History and Beyond

at West Harlem Art Fund - Harlem 142 Edgecombe Ave, New York, New York 10030

Our experience is a journey from the 1500s to the present day. We’ll start with explorers trying to find a route to Asia but then encountered a new land. I’ll share Harlem’s role in the American Revolution and the meeting of Alexander Hamilton and General George Washington. Our group will discuss the Trans Atlantic Slave trade in North, Central...

Tuesday Mar 31st, 2pm - 4pm

Biblical Archeology

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

Modern archeology has altered our understanding of the world of the Bible. This course will take specific sites in the Holy Land whose excavations have raised new questions about our understanding of the Biblical narrative and its context. Excavations we’ll explore include Jericho, Megiddo, Jaffa, and the City of David in Jerusalem.

Tuesday Apr 21st, 10:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$280

8 sessions

The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Brainery - New York Instructor-led Online Class, New York, New York 00000

This class will be meeting virtually via Google Meet or Zoom. Please familiarize yourself with Zoom and download the mobile/desktop app at zoom.us in advance. (You'll probably need it anyway!) While many animals today face the threat of extinction, the numbers of dogs and cats are only climbing. They’ve tagged along at humanity’s heels...

Wednesday Apr 8th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Sorry, No Sugar Today: Rationing in WWII

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Have you ever wondered what rationing during WWII was really like? Promoted as the ultimate patriotic duty for those on the home front, it also represented one of the real drudgeries of the War. Food historian Sarah Lohman explores the challenges that Americans faced throughout WWII as a result of wartime rationing and recreates some favorite wartime...

Friday Apr 3rd, 7pm - 8:15pm

Introduction to Intersectionality

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - West Village 208 West 13th Street #210, New York, New York 10011

Intersectionality, a term coined by Kimberle Crenshaw, forcefully challenges the idea that gender is the primary factor organizing women’s lives. Drawing on black feminist and critical legal theory, Crenshaw maintains that the experience of being a woman must be understood through the interrelation of race and gender. In other words, she proposes...

Tuesday Apr 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Napster to Netflix: History of Media from 1999 to Today

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

Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades. We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution.  We’ll then trace what’s happened...

Monday Apr 27th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Legal Literacy 101: Courts

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

This class will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Please take a few minutes to download the Zoom desktop/mobile app ahead of time at zoom.us. The meeting link will be sent the day before class. This class will give you an overview of the court systems in the United States, including what kinds of cases go to what kinds of courts, and how a case...

Tuesday Apr 7th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Fair Housing - The History and Why

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Baruch College - CAPS - Murray Hill 10010

This course will provide students with background information on Fair Housing. Students enrolled in this course, will have an in depth understanding of the creation and meaning of the law.  Topics to be explored include Fair Housing from the time of the civil war and the civil rights movement, to current times inclusive of green Fair Housing....

Wednesday Apr 22nd, 5pm - 9:15pm

What is Fascism? Economy, Society, and State

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy 30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

The word “fascism” is used frequently to describe intensely militaristic, racist, xenophobic, or repressive politics. Almost as often, fascism is used as a shorthand for a form of “totalitarian” government—where “jack-booted thugs” from “the state” control social, economic, and political life. With the rise of a dizzying array of...

Monday Apr 6th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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