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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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$39

“Jew it Yourself” — Jewish Ritual Object-Making

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

Create beautiful Judaica for the whole family. Each session focuses on a different Shabbat ceremonial object. Price includes materials. Appropriate for families with children all ages. January: CandlesticksFebruary: Challah CoversMarch: Kiddush Cups Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required.

Saturday Jan 28th, 9:30am - 11am Eastern Time

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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 Dec 10th, 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 Dec 11th, 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 Dec 11th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing

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

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 31st, 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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$10

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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$30

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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$15

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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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$18

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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$14

Woodlore: A Cultural History of Trees

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Take a deep dive into the history and modern-day uses of trees found in the tri-state area, from American elm to white pine. On this walk and talk, we will discuss 12 species and how the specific ecology and wood characteristics of each affect how it has been named, used, and integrated into the mythologies and cultures of different peoples.

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$85

Garden Design History Walk

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information. Many important designers have shaped NYBG grounds throughout the years, including Calvert Vaux, Beatrix Farrand, Piet Oudolf, and Lynden B. Miller. Stroll the grounds with...

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$85

2022 Fall Symposium

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

In New York City, there are 8 million ideas of what makes a house a home – but only a select few have the vision to create some of the most unique and inspiring home designs in the world. MCNY’s second annual Fall Symposium will feature a morning reception of bubbles & brunch followed by a look inside some of New York’s greatest...

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$500

Politics 101

at Be Social Change - Chelsea 601 W 26th St Ste 325, New York, New York 10001

Politics 101 is a deep dive into the hidden mechanisms that drive politics and political decision making in the United States. The systems and procedures of power in our democracy are often obscured from the view of the very people it’s meant to serve. This workshop addresses several key topics which are ignored by political science classes, the...

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$35
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