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New York Botanical Garden
NYBG Bronx, Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd
Btwn Bedford Park Blvd & Mosholu Pkwy
Bronx, New York 10458 NYBG Bronx, Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd
Btwn Bedford Park Blvd & Mosholu Pkwy
Bronx, New York 10458
When coming to class, please enter via Mosholu Entrance, located at 2950 Southern Boulevard, at all times. And ask for the Watson Building.
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Since its founding in 1891 The New York Botanical Garden has been a museum of plants, a preeminent center for botanical research, a global leader in plant-based education, and one of the great cultural institutions in the world.
The New York Botanical Garden educates people of all ages about the science,...
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A survey of the causes of, and cultural and artistic reactions to, the pandemic that struck the world in the 14th century: the Black Death. We'll provide context and comparison for our current experience of COVID-19. The course will showcase art and contemporary documents that help communicate the thoughts and practices of medieval people who endured...
Thursday Apr 9th, 6pm - 7pm
You're invited to brunchwork this weekend. We're hosting Love Wellness Founder and CEO Lauren "Lo" Bosworth. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Lauren... and curated connections over a healthy meal. Special Guest Lauren "Lo" Bosworth is the founder and CEO behind the leading female-first total body care company, Love Wellness. Lauren made a...
Saturday Apr 4th, 11:30am - 2pm
You're invited to brunchwork at home with Atul Sood, Chief Business Officer of Kitchen United, a leader in the ghost kitchens industry, and NextView Ventures Partner Melody Koh. Our virtual experience is intimate, interactive, and includes curated breakout sessions around a group business activity. Practice pitching & get feedback on your ideas....
Sunday Apr 5th, 11:30am - 2pm
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!) Woolly mammoths have been extinct for nearly 10,000 years, but soon they may walk again. Teams of scientists are currently working on recreating the woolly...
Wednesday Apr 29th, 7:30pm - 9pm
“For the philosopher,” writes Walter Benjamin in The Arcades Project, “the most interesting thing about fashion is its extraordinary anticipations.” In other words, fashion is, in itself, an avant-garde: it shows us what the world will be like before that world has fully arrived. Its uncanny relation to the new is by no means the only...
Wednesday Apr 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm(4 sessions)
What is the meaning of being? Martin Heidegger, one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, believed that this central question of ontology had been abandoned, even forgotten, by philosophy. Heidegger devoted his entire intellectual life to attempting to answer it. His earliest attempt takes the form of what he calls a “fundamental...
Wednesday Apr 8th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm(4 sessions)
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
But How Are We Going To Pay For it? Modern Monetary Theory and the Public Purse Amidst panic over our preparedness in response to public health crises such as Covid-19, private debt accumulation, and the urgency of the climate emergency, our nation faces pressing questions about the role of policy and government in the 21st century. The Green New...
Friday Apr 10th, 7pm - 8:15pm
In this long-running monthly show, two short, entrancing science lectures inspire sets of hilarious, never-to-be-seen-again improv comedy. Featuring veteran improv team Thank You, Robot, whose members’ credits include Veep, This American Life, The Onion, SNL Weekend Update and more. Plus a different special guest team every month, and lectures curated...
Saturday May 2nd, 9pm - 11pm
Racial Capitalism: Race, Class, and the Black Radical Tradition “Racial capitalism” is a concept that has become central to contemporary radical movements, from Black Lives Matter to the prison abolition movement to movements against state violence and for climate justice. The concept was first developed by Cedric Robinson in his monumental Black...
Sunday Apr 12th, 3pm - 6pm(4 sessions)
What does civic engagement look like at a time when media is derided, the political process is becoming less transparent, and judges are playing crucial roles in reshaping long-standing laws? In anticipation of Primary Day in New York on April 28th, join us to hear about the prospects for democracy in the era of fake news, obstructions of justice,...
Thursday Apr 16th, 6:45pm - 9pm
You're invited to brunchwork at home with Peloton Director of Global Insights & Brand Strategy Lillian Smith. Our virtual experience is intimate, interactive, and includes curated breakout sessions around a group business activity. Practice pitching & get feedback on your ideas.
Sunday Apr 19th, 11:30am - 2pm
In the wake of the climate emergency and the consequences, our planet faces if we do not take immediate action, eliminating waste is crucial. By reducing our consumption and diverting trash from landfills, humans can ultimately lower their impact on the planet. By following the waste hierarchy (reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse) consumers can implement...
Wednesday Apr 22nd, 6:55pm - 8:45pm
Elections are complicated and complex and make us both excited and stressed out. Lucky for us, political scientists have been studying pretty much every aspect of how they work for a long time. In this series, you’ll learn the biggest ideas and most important concepts that actually help us better understand the madness. You’ll learn things...
Monday Apr 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Rem Koolhaas has organized this incredibly unique exhibition focusing on innovations happening in the countryside, which makes up 98% of the earth’s surface. Together we’ll discuss issues like migration, climate change, and evolution. This is the first time the Guggenheim has undertaken such an interdisciplinary exhibition, which is more...
Tuesday Apr 28th, 6pm - 7:45pm
To celebrate the Kentucky Derby, this month's MSG is dedicated to that all-American spirit: bourbon! During this all-out celebration of bourbon (and its friends whiskey, whisky, and scotch), Sarah will cover the Whiskey Rebellion and Brooklyn's Whiskey Wars — two alcohol fueled feuds where the little guys took on big government. Then, she'll explore...
Wednesday Apr 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
What will New York City look like in the coming decades? Will it diversify more, become less white and more Hispanic and Black, and draw more immigrants from Central America, South Asia, and West Africa? Will the city become still denser, and will inequities and income disparities persist? Educators, planners, artists and civic leaders discuss...
Wednesday Apr 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
How are the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals shaping the impact of governments, businesses, and nonprofits? Five years into the ambitious goals, organizations across all sectors are grappling with how to motivate their workers and supporters around the objectives. Learn from our expert panelists what initiatives have been the most successful...
Wednesday Apr 29th, 7pm - 8:30pm
The Use of Psychedelics for the Treatment of End-of-Life Existential Distress This presentation reviews the history and findings from psychedelic research on the relief of psychological and existential distress associated with a life-threatening illness or at the end of life. The 2016 NYU School of Medicine clinical trial demonstrated the efficacy...
Friday May 8th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Remember when stars were bigger than life? When names like Astaire, Kelly, Ball, Hope, Cagney, and Peck virtually assured the best in entertainment excellence? This course will focus on the Golden Age of Hollywood and the heyday of the studio system, from about 1920-1960. In each session participants will re-examine the brilliance and work of dozens...
Tuesday May 5th, 10:30am - 12pm
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