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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...

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Where is Your 'Right Now'? The Philosophy of History

at Think Olio - Brooklyn SoHo Loft -- TBA (details will be sent thru email), Brooklyn, New York 10128

This is a four-part Olio seminar on the philosophy of history. While history is the study of the past, the philosophy of history is a study of how we study the past. Stated differently, the philosophy of history interrogates the historical imagination, and asks us to question why we believe the past is worthy of our attention. In my mind, it is literally...

Tuesday Feb 28th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

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Immigration Activism in NYC Today

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

Join us for a timely discussion about the current state of the immigrant rights movement in NYC and how New York's immigrant communities are faring 20 years after the creation of ICE, or the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This panel will explore how immigrant rights activists continue to grapple with post-9/11 immigration policies, including...

Tuesday Apr 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Friedrich Nietzsche: Truth and Morality

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

Friedrich Nietzsche is among the most notorious and controversial thinkers in the western intellectual tradition. He aimed to philosophize “with a hammer,” to demolish the philosophical tradition founded by Socrates and Plato and slaughter its most sacred cows. Central to that tradition is the value placed on truth, reason, objectivity, and a...

Tuesday Apr 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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Urban Ecosystems| Living Among the Plants, Animals

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

Urban Ecosystems| Living Among the Plants, Animals, and Fungi of NYC Did you know that Broadway bends at Tenth Street in order to preserve a prized cherry tree that once grew there? That some New Yorkers feast at wild edible banquets with foods foraged among the City’s parks and waterways? Or, that over 200 different species of bees call Manhattan...

Thursday Apr 20th, 6:30pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Downtown Brooklyn Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - Boerum Hill Boerum Hill / Meeting place to be provided thru email, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Trace the history of pizza by visiting a mix of wood-fired Neapolitan, coal-fired, and classic New York slice joints on this 2.5 hour walking tour. You'll hit a spread of neighborhoods including Boerum Hill. Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, and the Columbia Waterfront district.  What's Included All tours include pizza tastings, kitchen tours,...

Saturday Feb 11th, 11:45am - 2:15pm Eastern Time

East Village Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - East Village Meets in East Village / Lower East Side Meeting place to be provided thru email, New York, New York 10003

Learn how a century of culinary evolution resulted in a broad spectrum of pizza styles as you taste your way through pizza history, science, culture, and flavor. See century-old brick ovens and classic slice joints that will fill both belly and mind. You will visit 3 amazing NYC pizzerias, each of which exhibits its own unique take on the world's...

Sunday Feb 12th, 4:30pm - 7pm Eastern Time

North Brooklyn Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - Williamsburg Williamsburg Exact location details will be emailed, New York, New York 11217

Learn the history, science, culture, and taste of some of the best pizzerias NYC has to offer on this 2.5 hour walking tour through the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Your guide will tailor the tour to stop at pizzerias that answer YOUR deepest pizza questions! What's Included: All tours include pizza tastings, kitchen tours, in-depth pizza...

Sunday Feb 12th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Fredric Jameson: What is Postmodernism?

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

“The postmodern,” writes Marxist literary and cultural theorist Fredric Jameson, “is the force field in which very different kinds of cultural impulses . . . must make their way.” Adapted from a New Left Review essay of the same name, Jameson’s Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism is an ambitious account of how the postmodern...

Tuesday Mar 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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Virtual Lecture: History Happy Hour

at Christine Axen -

History Happy Hour!  Raise your glass to the past, and come discover the odd and fascinating things people thought and did in the Middle Ages and beyond.  Professor of History will offer a short presentation, and then open the floor to animated conversation over drinks!  No previous knowledge required.  Each week something...

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Virtual History of the World through Booze

at Aaron Robin -

With its earliest history seated in the ancient practice of Alchemy, the art of Distillation was created by those same early chemists trying to turn lead into gold. Though they did not succeed in creating that precious metal, they did succeed in transforming grain into spirit, and those after them turned that spirit into something magical.  ...

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Abraham Joshua Heschel’s The Sabbath

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

Abraham Joshua Heschel’s The Sabbath: Building Your Own Creative Shabbat Practice Want to deepen — or create — your personal Shabbat practice, without completely unplugging? Not quite sure where to begin? Let’s explore together! We’ll draw on Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s book The Sabbath and explore modern Shabbat practices. PROOF...

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Virtual Lecture: The Black Death: 14th Century Pandemic

at Christine Axen -

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...

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Babylon as Site and Symbol

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

Babylon is a symbol of both pain and possibility for the Jewish diaspora. But it is more than just a symbol—it is a site in Iraq that still exists today. This three-part program will investigate the complicated relationships that Jews have with Babylon, an ancient city home to the first Jewish exile, the Babylonian Talmud, and, more recently, a...

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Religion, Race, and Urban Space in NYC

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

In this talk, curator Azra Dawood will be joined by two leading scholars of religion in New York City, Nathaniel Deutsch and Hussein Rashid, to explore the intersections of the public and private, the political, secular and sacred.  The conversation will encompass Muslim spaces, Orthodox Jewish communities and Africana religions. Additional...

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