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XXXImmigration Activism in NYC Today

at Museum of the City of New York - 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...

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Intro to the Tarot

at Remedies Herb Shop - Carroll Gardens 453 Court St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

For many people, the old year closes out with a certain amount of frantic cleaning and gift-buying for the Yuletide, followed by a brief respite to digest, then onto New Years’ celebrations. January – whether you greeted New Years Day fresh and excited or slightly hungover! – is an excellent time for doing some divination to prepare oneself for...

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Designercise Ideation Creative Workout

at Un-School of Disruptive Design - Chelsea 601 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

Designercise is the brain workout session for flexible, creative and agile thinking!   Join us for a mental workout and ideation session to beat the afternoon brain drains! Designercise Ideation Workouts are quick productive distractions into your afternoon brain slump! Learn mental workout tools that flex your brain through fun and fast...

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Ben Franklin Circle

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

Discuss the first seven of Ben Franklin’s virtues — Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity — and answer two questions: How can we improve ourselves and how can we improve our world? In regular small group discussions, Circle members use Franklin’s classic 13 civic virtues to spark discussion about members’...

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Busting the Green Myth: WTF is Sustainability?

at Un-School of Disruptive Design - Chelsea 601 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

Look beyond the ‘green’ hype, get the deeper details on what the hell sustainability is and how it relates to professional practice and our personal lives. We address the ways in which we can all help achieve it.    The hotly contested term ‘sustainability’ has come to mean different things to different people, but the original concept...

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Know Thy Self: The Hand as a Guide to Self-Fulfillment

at New York Open Center - Online 00000

In the palmistry tradition, the hand is considered “God’s Road Map.” Reading your own palm is like reading a book about yourself, and the story the hand tells us about our strengths, weaknesses, relationships and health can help us make the best choices to achieve happiness. It can reveal when there will be smooth sailing and when we must put...

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Greenhouse Gossip: Succulents & Cacti

at Queens Botanical Garden -

Join us for our Greenhouse Gossip series where we focus on a different plant topic each month through plant care demonstrations, activities, and discussions.  For January we are focusing on cacti and succulents, come ready with your own questions! FAQs FOR OUR VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS Participants will need an internet-accessible device (phone, tablet,...

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Tarot at Halloween

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Halloween arrives at the midpoint between the fall equinox and the winter solstice when ancient lore tells us the “veil between the worlds” is at its thinnest, and divination can therefore be most potent. It is an excellent time for turning inwards and ideal for developing one’s intuition using the Tarot, a living oracle rooted in the Western...

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The Secret Life of Things

at Un-School of Disruptive Design - TriBeCa 394 Broadway, New York, New York 10013

The Secret Life of Things: Life Cycle Thinking Deep Dive Workshop Building on the scientific process of life cycle assessment, this class looks at streamlined process, tools and research strategies for exploring the hidden life cycle impacts of everyday things. Understand how complete system solutions an be formed!  Participants learn mapping...

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Theorizing Play

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg 381 Hooper St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

In this class, we will explore theories and other definitions in order to address some of the vast array of activities that seem to fall under the concept “play.” In 1938, the Dutch scholar Johan Huizinga set forth an ambitious argument in Homo Ludens (“Playing Man”) that culture arises in and as play. The French sociologist Roger Caillois...

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Unteachables: Movie Magic 101

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

Matthew Starr and Monique Moses assemble a class of your favorite stand up comedians to get schooled by an amazing teacher/expert. Think there’s no such thing as a stupid question? Just you wait. This month's class is Movie Magic 101 with Dr. Nick Crist – he'll tell us all about making fake blood look real on screen for this spooky October sh...

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The Sporkful Presents: The Bucatini Dialogues

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

Presented by Caveat and Stitcher, in partnership with KCRW's Good Food and The Splendid Table Which is better, spaghetti or fettuccine? Are bowties magical or awful? In this live taping of The Sporkful podcast, host Dan Pashman moderates a debate about pasta shapes between Splendid Table's Francis Lam and Good Food's Evan Kleiman. The discussion will...

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The Big Oscars Quiz Thing

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

The nation's greatest live trivia experience, The Big Quiz Thing, comes to Caveat for its sixth-annual edition of New York's premier Academy Awards game show: The Big Oscars Quiz Thing! Form a team and get ready for a pre-screening multimedia movie-trivia game show - everyone gets to play, as Quizmaster Andy Peeke presents tremendous fun and glamorous...

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What’s Up with Winning? Gamification & Game Theory

at Un-School of Disruptive Design - Chelsea 601 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

Explore the use of Gamification (game mechanics used in non-gaming environments) and Game Theory (the economic analysis of how people strategize) in relation to change making. Fun Theory in every sense! In this class we unpack the ways in which human’s use strategies and ‘play’ to maximise the effectiveness of experience in the world. We look...

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Meet Your Compost Microbes

at Queens Botanical Garden - Flushing 43-50 Main St, Flushing, New York 11355

Learn how to create samples and identify active biology living in your compost or soil by using morphology as a guide. We will be using a compound trinocular microscope using three levels of magnifications: 40, 100, and 400. Please Note: Price includes Garden admission.

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