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The Banana on the Wall

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

The Banana on the Wall: An Examination of Art and Controversy Art is something that should always illicit a response, and sometimes that response is pure hatred. People question the artist's morals or integrity, and even threaten legal action.  But, at what point does an artwork become controversial? We will examine several works that went...

Thursday Jan 23rd, 8:30pm - 10pm

Feminism 101

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Who needs feminism anyway? If you’re asking that question, you just might. From the Goddess of Willendorf to Lizzo, the origins of witch hunts and the definition of hysteria, we’ll discuss semiotics and popular culture and what they reveal about gender roles and subjugation.

Monday Feb 10th, 7:30pm - 9pm

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A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Complete Course Title: A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing: an Introduction to Marx In the mid-nineteenth century, a young Karl Marx wrote, in the form of a published open letter to Arnold Ruge: “But if the designing of the future and the proclamation of ready-made solutions for all time is not our affair, then we realize all the more clearly...

Tuesday Jan 28th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Superconnector Brunchwork

at brunchwork - Midtown 1411 Broadway Fl 16, New York, New York 10018

You're invited to brunchwork with Thrive Global Head of Business Development Dan Katz. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Dan... and curated connections over a healthy meal.

Sunday Jan 26th, 11:30am - 2pm

80 Minutes Around the World

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

Eighty Minutes Around the World: Immigration Stories highlights true stories told by local immigrants and allies and is curated by 30+ time Moth StorySlam winner Nestor Gomez.

Saturday Feb 8th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Cultivating Culture in NYC

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

New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) is an unparalleled public-private initiative dating back to the 19th century. Today, it provides City support to 34 institutions across the five boroughs that help cement New York’s status as the cultural capital of the world. This robust public investment in diverse private non-profit organizations...

Tuesday Feb 4th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Love & Friendship

at Think Olio

Do you often find yourself contemplating deeper implications of current policies and political issues or crave the swordsmanship of philosophical debates you had (or never got to have) in college? Do you wish you could draw from the works of some of the major philosophical thinkers to boost your conversations? This Olio path aims to bring participants...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Art Collecting Brunch and Learn

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

It’s more than just buying what you love! Buying art has become very accessible with all the online galleries and auctions and the rise of art fairs. Many artist are on instagram which also is a contributing factor to the increase of art acquisitions. This talk will give you some great tips on how to begin your collection and how to avoid common...

Sunday Feb 9th, 11:30am - 1pm

Red and the Sack of Rome

at Think Olio

Join art historian Ted Barrow as we take a plunge into the world of pigment and color and focus on the importance of Red and the fascinating history behind the color. This Olio explores the impact of the color red and their sources upon western European painting from the 15th and 16th centuries offering both an original take on canonical works of...

Sunday Feb 9th, 2pm - 3:30pm

Endangered Eating: Coachella Valley Dates

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

This lecture series is a semi-secret preview of Sarah Lohman’s upcoming food history book, Endangered Eating: Exploring America’s Vanishing Food! Over the coming months, she’ll lead eight classes, each focused on a single chapter of her book. It’s your chance to get the scoop on Sarah’s work, help her with questions and feedback,...

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

Endangered Eating: Hawai’in Sugar Cane

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

This lecture series is a semi-secret preview of Sarah Lohman’s upcoming food history book, Endangered Eating: Exploring America’s Vanishing Food! Over the coming months, she’ll lead eight classes, each focused on a single chapter of her book. It’s your chance to get the scoop on Sarah’s work, help her with questions and feedback,...

Thursday Jan 30th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Lived Experience: An Introduction to Phenomenology

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Financial District 75 Broad St, New York, New York 10004

What is phenomenology? Drawing on lived, first-person experience, phenomenology is the attempt to analyze and understand the very structures of human experience and consciousness. What are the elements of perception, and why do different people, different subjects, perceive things differently? What’s universal about consciousness? In what ways do...

Wednesday Jan 29th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Getting Out the Census: Counting New Yorkers in 2020

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

It’s almost time to “Get Out the Census” and the stakes could not be higher for New York City in terms of federal funding and electoral representation. What are government, community and civic leaders doing to ensure that every single resident of New York City is properly counted in April 2020? Despite the political controversies...

Thursday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The History of Gin

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

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties, gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 8pm

What is an Author?

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

Join Jamie Warren for an Olio dedicated to analyzing and discussing Michel Foucault’s much-celebrated essay, “What is an Author?” We will learn about Foucault’s concept, “the author function” and its chilling role in the production of ideology and power. At one point in history, the writer acted as a menace, her words possessing tangible...

Friday Feb 28th, 7pm - 8:15pm

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