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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

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The Problem of Evil

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

When we try to describe, understand and respond to various atrocities such as rapes, genocides, or serial killings, we often use the word EVIL. A wide range of questions arise when we try to think critically about the relevance of this term within the various discourses we are surrounded with. Should we use the term ‘evil’ in our moral, political,...

Wednesday Mar 21st, 7:30pm

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Fundamentals of Astrology

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Immerse yourself in the enriching, fun and dynamic world of Astrology. In this 2-hour session we’ll discuss all the basics one needs to read an astrological chart. Understanding how to read a chart can uncover your potential and will expand your capacity to tap into the universal energies to shape and direct your future as you...

Tuesday Mar 27th, 6:30pm

DED Talks

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

From watchers of the immensely popular Ted Talks, comes this new lecture series highlighting the life and ideas of your favorite dearly departed celebrities.   DED Talks will share the knowledge from history’s most inspired thinkers and pretty much anyone else willing to push aside death’s veil and return to share “Ideas Worth Un-Deading.”...

Saturday Mar 24th, 7pm

How to Reduce Taxes While Saving for Retirement

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

This class will discuss ways to catch up on retirement savings using 401ks and IRAs. Key points will include: How a 401k can reduce your taxable income Who is eligible to contribute to an IRA The main differences between these two types of retirement accounts When to use both Bring your specific questions!

Friday Mar 23rd, 6:30pm

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

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

Resurrecting the Woolly Mammoth

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

Woolly mammoths have been extinct for nearly 10,000 years, but soon they may walk again. Teams of scientists are currently working on recreating the woolly mammoth through cloning and gene migration. If they are successful, the woolly mammoth could be one of the first extinct species to ever be resurrected! This class will cover the fascinating...

Wednesday Apr 4th, 6pm

Flying University – Women on the Autism Spectrum

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

There's been an increasing awareness in American culture of autism and what it's like to be a person on the spectrum. Yet most of that discussion focuses on the experience of men, leaving unheard the voices of women. Join Caveat and the autism news magazine Spectrum for three talks on dating, employment and race, all given by women on the spectrum....

Wednesday Mar 28th, 6:30pm

Lumia: The Art of Light

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Glass has always been known as a magical material, a super-cooled liquid known for its transparency and ability to conduct light. This lecture and demonstration event will feature Brooklyn-based artist Fred Kahl, aka the Great Fredini, who works at the intersection of art and technology. The...

Thursday Apr 12th, 7pm

Happier Hour: Philosophy To Make Your Life Suck Less

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

Philosophy means a “love of wisdom,” but what can wisdom teach us about l-o-v-e? Come find out with our stellar  line-up of philosophers and philosopher-ish folk as they share how some of humanity’s greatest ideas can help make us… dare we say it… a little happier.* After a smashing inaugural event last month, The Happier Hour returns...

Thursday Apr 5th, 6:30pm

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

Mind to Matter

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

Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science Behind How Your Brain Creates Material Reality Can thoughts really create things? What does the scientific evidence tell us about the ability of the human mind to transform ideas into reality? Drawing from his acclaimed new book Mind to Matter, award-winning researcher Dawson Church will discuss studies that...

Saturday May 12th, 6:30pm

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

Satchmo in the Studio

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

On International Jazz Day 2018, The Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the City of New York are teaming up for the first public screening of the only known film of Louis Armstrong in the studio, recording his 1959 album, Satchmo Plays King Oliver.  The acquisition of the film made headlines in 2015 but it has never been shown...

Monday Apr 30th, 6:30pm