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2018: The Year Ahead

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

Let’s look at the planetary alignments which will travel with us throughout 2018. We’ll look at the major planetary transits and patterns impacting us in the upcoming year and what we are likely to expect in our own lives as well as globally. After a quick review of the archetypal house system and aspects, our main focus will...

Monday Jan 8th, 8:30pm

Philosophy and the Scientific Revolution

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Long before the development of modern academic and scientific disciplines, the early modern scientific revolution was exemplified by “natural philosophers”—polymaths like Rene Descartes, Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and Thomas Hobbes who saw no clear distinction between philosophical, scientific, social, and other forms of inquiry. The scientific...


4 sessions

Thursday Apr 5th, 6:30pm

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Kant’s Critique of Judgment: Art and Aesthetics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Kant’s aesthetic theory, expounded in the Critique of the Power of Judgment, was the capstone on his “critical” philosophy—it was intended to give completeness to his system as a whole. In particular, he believed that, through the very experience of beauty, we can begin to see nature itself as harmonized with human freedom and our...


4 sessions

Wednesday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

Modern Social Theory

at The New School - Manhattan

What holds societies together? When do they break down into conflict? What drives social change? Are there rules that govern human interaction?  This course examines some of the Big Ideas about society, how those ideas came about, and how we can use them to understand concrete social problems. In the first part of the course, we look at how the...


16 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 6pm

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Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

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

It is difficult to imagine a more ambitious or even hubristic philosophy than that of G.W.F. Hegel.  Filled with the revolutionary fervor of the turn of the 19th century, Hegel no doubt viewed himself as the messianic figure that he, along with Schelling and Hölderlin, had prophesied earlier while seminarians and roommates at the Tübinger Stift....


4 sessions

Monday Apr 2nd, 6:30pm

What is Life? Night4:What did the first life look like?

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

The question “What is life?” takes just three words. But it is one of the hardest questions in science, attracting researchers from a huge range of disciplines, from molecular biology to astronomy to philosophy. This fall, science writer Carl Zimmer delves into this question by talking to eight experts over four nights to understand what the newest...

Wednesday Dec 20th, 8pm

4 Week Basic Makeup Course

at Chic Studios - School of Makeup - Financial District
139 Fulton St Ste #600, New York, New York 10038

Basic Makeup 101 Workshop is designed as an introduction for those who have desire to learn about makeup but are not ready to commit to a professional training program. This workshop starts with the basics, and quickly moves into techniques that are required for the fashion, cosmetics, runway, television and music videos industries. Over this 4 week...


4 sessions

Sunday Jan 28th, 10:30am

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Core Mat I- Regular

at Power Pilates - Midtown East
920 3rd Ave 6th Fl, New York, New York 10022

The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the school method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to school teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula. Every student new to school must start with Core...


3 sessions

Friday Jan 12th, 4pm

Natural / Organic Beekeeping – Winter Weekend Workshop

at HoneybeeLives - Boerum Hill
388 Atlantic Ave, New York, New York 11217

This two-day class will introduce students to Natural/Organic Beekeeping with a Biodynamic influence. You will come away with the knowledge, as well as the inspiration to nurture your honeybees and respect these hardworking, gentle creatures who live in complex and beautiful communities.  Intro to Organic Beekeeping: Planning a New Hive for Spring...


2 sessions

Saturday Feb 3rd, 10am

The Encyclopedia from Babylon to Google

at The New School - Manhattan

In The City of God, Saint Augustine confronts a central problem: How did evil come into the world if human beings were created good? Through our study of the ethical universe of literary texts, we engage with questions essential to humanity, including the nature of human beings, the basis for moral conventions, individual and collective responsibility,...


17 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6pm

Race, Class and Education

at The New School - Manhattan

This course is designed to provide students interested in Education with a multi-faceted perspective of the issues prevalent affecting students and their families. As a primary place of establishing one’s understanding of societal norms, school is among the most powerful institutions in American culture. Among its many functions, School has played...


16 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 6pm

Criticism of Everything Existing: Introduction to Marx

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

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 what we have to accomplish in the present-I am speaking of a ruthless criticism of everything...


4 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm

Exploring Careers

at Bronx Community College - University Heights
2155 University Ave, Bronx, New York 10453

Students will be exposed to topics on the career ladder. The relationship of personal interests, values, abilities, and life style preferences to career decision-making, work stereotypes and barriers; an assessment of interest, values and abilities as well as how to interpret such assessments; the philosophy of work and the meaning of "career," the...


3 sessions

Saturday Apr 21st, 10am

One Day Intensive Childbirth Education

at Birth Day Presence - Park Slope
182 8th Ave Parlor Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Birth Day Presence childbirth preparation classes are well rounded and accessible. As doulas and childbirth educators, we have assisted thousands of expectant parents through a wide range of birth choices and experiences. We welcome all types of families and individuals. The same material covered in our regular weekday and weekend intensive series,...

Saturday Jan 20th, 10am

Shorinji Kempo for Adults

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...


4 sessions

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 7:30am

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