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The Subway

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

New York City’s sprawling subway system has rolled into the 21st century in fits and starts. While long-awaited gleaming new stations recently opened along Second Avenue, the more than 100-year-old system is straining under the demands of booming ridership.  Series host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Joseph Lhota, Chairman...

Wednesday Mar 21st, 7pm

A History of Royal Scotland

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

In 1603, one of the momentous events in history occurred when the Scottish King, James VI inherited the throne of England following the death of his cousin Elizabeth. He combined his two nations and called them Great Britain – and all subsequent kings and queens of Britain are his descendants to the present day. The telling of British royal history...

Tuesday Apr 10th, 6:30pm

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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...

Conflicted: The Hundred Years’ War

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

From rivalries and gossip to attacks and blood feuds, Conflicted is the comedy show that gives you the inside scoop on what (probably) happened during history’s greatest fights. This month, join Kate and Peter as they investigate the Hundred Years’ War. Aided by those involved, Kate and Peter will get to the bottom of the age old question: What...

Wednesday Apr 4th, 7pm

Pass the Flamingo LIVE: The Cuisine of Ancient Greece

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

The Ancient Greeks have had a pretty formidable influence on the modern Western world. We're surrounded by references to their government, art, literature, mythology…but what about their food? After a long day of writing philosophy or besieging Troy, what kind of meal would an Ancient Spartan or Athenian enjoy? Fortunately for us, the Greeks...

Wednesday Mar 21st, 7pm

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NCIDQ Practicum Exam Preparation

at New York School of Interior Design - Upper East Side
170 E 70th St, New York, New York 10021

This course prepares candidates for the NCIDQ exam by exploring test-taking techniques and strategies, and providing an understanding of the test objectives.  In each class, students take exams simulating the NCIDQ exam followed by review, analysis and explanations of the various questions and answers. NYSID graduates of degree programs may take...


2 sessions

Saturday Mar 24th, 9:30am

A Renaissance Easter: Lecture & Dinner

at La Scuola at Eataly NY - Flatiron
200 5th Ave , New York, New York 10010

Join us as we warmly welcome Art History Professor Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D., who will discuss the topic of "A Renaissance Easter". This lecture will retell the great Christian tale of the Passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the creative genius of great Renaissance masters such as Giotto, Duccio, Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo...

Thursday Mar 22nd, 6:30pm

Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers

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

Mesopotamia, the “Land Between the Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization. The ancient peoples of this region developed the first cities and multicultural societies, invented writing and the wheel, and left behind incredible works of art and a rich and varied literature. Yet despite their...

Thursday Mar 22nd, 6:30pm

Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Manhattan
Centre St & Chambers St New York, NY 10007, New York, New York 10007

Corrupt politicians. Crooked cops. Gangsters so terrifying that they’re known only as “Murder, Incorporated.”  These are the men and women that have made New York City’s underworld the stuff of legend. But there is so much more to this legend than you’ve ever heard. Why is it that New York had such a violent past? What drove these...

Saturday Mar 31st, 1pm

A City Made by Women: New Perspectives

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

This past year -- 100 years after women won the right to vote in New York -- feminism and the crucial importance of female leadership in political life have once again taken center stage.  For Women's History Month, discover the often untold stories of feminist activists and their struggles and triumphs over the last...

Sunday Mar 25th, 1pm

Flying University - The Hidden History of Prince

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

We all know Prince, but how much do we know about the worlds around him? Join Andrea Swenson and guests for an in-depth discussion of the history of music that lead to Prince’s breakout, his relationship to technology, and much more. Please note: This is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.

Wednesday Apr 11th, 6:30pm

Napster to Netflix: History of Media from 1999 to Today

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

Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades. We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution.  We’ll then trace what’s happened...

Tuesday Apr 24th, 6:30pm

DASA: Dignity for All Students

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

This 6-hour class is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification and licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The course addresses the social patterns toward an understanding how climate and culture affect these behaviors. Participants...

Saturday Mar 24th, 9am

Many Voices of American Art

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

Art historian Rena Tobey gives a four-week interactive lecture series on American artists whose works show the diversity of our history and identity. A Changing World for Men After the Civil War Finding Her Way – Urban Women's Experience from 1850 to 1950 African-American Artist Voices Rise Immigrant Issues Then and Now


4 sessions

Wednesday Apr 11th, 10am

Steeped in History: Museums and Identity

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

A conversation with the directors of two major urban museums: Dr. Lonnie Bunch of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and Michael Glickman of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan.  Bunch and Glickman will together...

Wednesday Apr 25th, 7pm