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

WrestleMania meets Debate Club Your hosts Meg Pierson, Zak Martellucci, and Dustin Growick lead a rotating cast of special guest experts in a battle royale of serious—and not so serious—topics.  Who will come out on top? Dinosaurs or mammals? Biology or physics? Space or oceans? Chock-full of trivia, games, and prizes,...

Saturday Jun 22nd, 9pm - 11pm

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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...

Monday May 27th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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Seneca Village and the Archaeology of Central Park

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

Before the grid system, before Central Park, before the Civil War, there was Seneca Village. A small town of around three hundred people, Seneca Village was the home of free African-Americans and recent immigrants from Germany and Ireland. It was a center of diversity, political activism, and an important stop on the Underground Railroad....

Thursday May 30th, 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 Jun 1st, 1:30pm - 3pm

In Tree Time

at Brooklyn Brainery

This is an imaginative exploration of the human and arboreal events that occurred in the life of the oldest tree in New York City. How much of your life overlaps with our wise tree neighbor? When did your annual rings in New York City begin? BYO blanket and snacks and get ready to listen and consider what we can learn from thinking of time to a...

Sunday Jun 16th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Military History Tour of New York Harbor

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

In honor of our Fleet Week this Memorial Day Weekend, Classic Harbor Line and Turnstile Tours have partnered to offer a special series of Naval Harbor History Tours! Join us on Memorial Day Weekend for a special, in-depth tour of our rich harbor-related war history plus up close visits to the military ships visiting New York Harbor. This special 2.5-hour...

Monday May 27th, 10:30am - 1pm

Photography, Politics, and Violence

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO 20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Looking is always a form of political entanglement. Photographs, particularly photographs of bodies in pain, are often used as an appeal for charity, for sympathy, or mobilized as calls for a particular political project. Some photographs become iconic symbols in American culture, as the famous image of a young girl running from a napalm attack came...

Monday Jun 3rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Crime Tour of the Lower East Side

at Brooklyn Brainery - Manhattan Centre St & Chambers St New York, NY 10007, New York, New York 10007

Corrupt politicians. Crooked cops. Gangsters so terrifying that they’re known only as “Murder, Incorporated.” These are the men and women that have made New York City’s underworld the stuff of legend. But there is so much more to this legend than you’ve ever heard. Why is it that New York has had such a violent past? What drove these people...

Saturday Jun 8th, 1pm - 3pm

Friedrich Nietzsche: Art, Conflict, and Morality

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Many European thinkers idealized the ancient Greeks as virtuous models of a rational, dignified, and harmonious way of life, one they very much wished to emulate and create anew in the Modern world. In contrast, with The Birth of Tragedy, Friedrich Nietzsche painted an ancient world of dynamic contrasts: a constant struggle between forces of order...

Thursday May 30th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

The Emergence of Sexuality

at Think Olio - Flatiron 114 E 25th St, New York, New York 10010

The Emergence of Sexuality: Foucault, Sexual Identities, and the Modern Self In his groundbreaking study, The History of Sexuality: Volume 1, philosopher and historian Michel Foucault provocatively argued that the thing we call sexuality, the supposed essence of our sexual core, our desires, our selves, is in fact “a name that can be given...

Friday Jun 14th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Introduction to French Feminism: Gender and Difference

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg 96 Berry St, Brooklyn, New York 11249

Is gender equality possible without relying on gender neutrality? Whereas many Anglo-American feminists attempt to undermine sexism by eliding sexual difference, Luce Irigaray, Helene Cixous, and others embrace it.  These “French feminists” use what might be called “anatamo-epistemology”—invoking the metaphor of the female body to illustrate...

Monday Jun 3rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Portraits of Pride: Storme, Marsha, and Stonewall

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

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, we present an evening of film and discussion about the lives of two singular individuals who ignited this pivotal moment in the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Stormé: The Lady of the Jewel Box (21 min, 1987) traces the life of Stormé DeLarverie, a...

Thursday Jun 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 612 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027

Compared over the course of her life to Marlene Dietrich, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke, Arthur Rimbaud, a sphinx, a she-wolf, a “foreigner on earth,” and a hurricane, the Jewish Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector moved in mystery. The author of nine novels and a large body of short stories, journalism, and children’s...

Monday Jul 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

New Amsterdam Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Financial District Battery Park, New York, New York 10004

On this walking tour, we’ll discover the life of pirates and prostitutes living in the scrappy Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, long before New York was New York. Step into the wooden shoes of the early settlers and see what life was like being an employee rather than a colonist. Based on exciting new research taking place over the last...

Saturday Jun 29th, 1pm - 3pm

Sloshed SATs

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

Hold on to your number 2 pencils, we’re taking on the SATs. We've taken high school’s most stressful test, sprinkled some comedy on it, and turned it into a drinking game! Your favorite test proctor and comedian Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) has combined bar-room trivia with real SAT quizzes to create NYC's booziest classroom. Whether you've...

Saturday Jun 15th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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