Past Events

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Canvas Institute Presents Big Red NYC Series | Vince MacDermot New York Premiere – Sat., Aug. 27, 2016

Sofijazz Trio – Sat., Aug. 27, 2016

It's Complicated: Dating & Relationships in 2016 – Sat., Aug. 27, 2016

Tour and Wine Tasting at Rooftop Reds, the World’s First Rooftop Vineyard – Sat., Aug. 27, 2016

Behind-the-Scenes Vertical Tour of Riverside Church, Tallest Church in U.S. – Sat., Aug. 27, 2016

Obscura Society NY: The Crypts at St. John the Divine – Sat., Aug. 27, 2016

Cabaret Cinema: The Night Porter with Philosopher Simon Critchley – Fri., Aug. 26, 2016

Alchemy and Dream: The Lunar Realm of Alchemy, An Illustrated Lecture with Brian Cotnoir – Fri., Aug. 26, 2016

Mark Morris in Conversation with Ara Guzelimian – Fri., Aug. 26, 2016

The Truth Behind The Lie & Assorted Mysteries – Thu., Aug. 25, 2016

Vow of Celibacy: Book Party + Comedy Show – Thu., Aug. 25, 2016

The Grand Guignol: An illustrated Lecture and Book Launch with Mel Gordon – Thu., Aug. 25, 2016

Newfest at the Center Presents: "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four" – Thu., Aug. 25, 2016

Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt – Thu., Aug. 25, 2016

More Than a Feeling: How Stress Alters the Brain – Thu., Aug. 25, 2016

Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution – Thu., Aug. 25, 2016

Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric – Thu., Aug. 25, 2016

Behind the Scenes Tour of the SIMS Municipal Recycling Facility – Thu., Aug. 25, 2016

The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt – Wed., Aug. 24, 2016

Shamanic Power Animal Workshop with ChokBar – Wed., Aug. 24, 2016

Roxanne Varzi on "Last Scene Underground" – Wed., Aug. 24, 2016

Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers – Wed., Aug. 24, 2016

Port Newark Hidden Harbor Tour – Wed., Aug. 24, 2016

The Science of Food – Tue., Aug. 23, 2016

Exit Light: An In-Depth Look at Metallica's Black Album – Tue., Aug. 23, 2016

Center Talks Presents: Edmund White – Tue., Aug. 23, 2016

AMNH Presents: Things That Go Bang in the Universe – Tue., Aug. 23, 2016

"Applying to General Public High Schools in NYC" – Tue., Aug. 23, 2016

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk – Tue., Aug. 23, 2016

The Ethical Humanist Project – Tue., Aug. 23, 2016

TRASH: New York City's Battle with Garbage – Mon., Aug. 22, 2016

More Than Munchkins: A History of Performing Little People – Mon., Aug. 22, 2016

The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America's Most Vulnerable Citizens – Mon., Aug. 22, 2016

Nantucket Lightship Lecture: The Lightship from Boat to Book – Sun., Aug. 21, 2016

3D VHS Festival – Sun., Aug. 21, 2016

Underground Manhattan, The Secret History of the Subway System – Sun., Aug. 21, 2016

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours – Sun., Aug. 21, 2016

Storefront: A Historic East Village Food Tour with James & Karla Murray – Sun., Aug. 21, 2016

Coffee and Conversation: Eddy Portnoy “Jews Aren’t Funny: A Foray into the Pre-History of American Jewish Humor" – Sun., Aug. 21, 2016

Behind-The-Scenes Exploration at Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital Complex – Sun., Aug. 21, 2016

Between the Clocks: Park Avenue South From Grand Central to Union Square – Sun., Aug. 21, 2016

A Good Life – Sun., Aug. 21, 2016

Obscura Society NY: The Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek – Sun., Aug. 21, 2016

Money, Love--& How Should We See the World? – Sat., Aug. 20, 2016

P2P – Sat., Aug. 20, 2016 - Sun., Aug. 21, 2016

Green-Wood Cemetery & Catacombs After-Hours Exploration By Flashlight – Sat., Aug. 20, 2016

MCA Day 2016: Celebrating the Life of Adam Yauch – Sat., Aug. 20, 2016

Governors Island Walk WAIT LIST ONLY – Sat., Aug. 20, 2016

Special H.P Lovecraft Birthday Brooklyn Guided Tour with Jane Rose – Sat., Aug. 20, 2016

Drawn to Trees: Greenpoint – Sat., Aug. 20, 2016

Bill Laswell, Hideo Yamaki, and Dave Douglas – Fri., Aug. 19, 2016

A Twin Peaks Evening: Visual Concert by "A Place Both Wonderful and Strange" and Illustrated Lecture by Stefano Black – Fri., Aug. 19, 2016

Family Astronomy Night: Astronaut Tom Jones – Fri., Aug. 19, 2016

Vedic Rituals, Color, & Sound Healing the Doshas with Ayurveda – Fri., Aug. 19, 2016

The Truth Behind The Lie & Assorted Mysteries – Thu., Aug. 18, 2016

Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and See the 1950s in 3-D! – Thu., Aug. 18, 2016

Drunk Science: DEAD BODIES – Thu., Aug. 18, 2016

Jacob Appel on "Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana" – Thu., Aug. 18, 2016

Flying Saucers Are Real!: Jack Womack & Ryan Britt in Conversation – Thu., Aug. 18, 2016

Continuing Cadences: Fulton, Angerame, Sonbert – Thu., Aug. 18, 2016

The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man and the Invention of Christmas in New York – Thu., Aug. 18, 2016

Opening Reception: Summer Exhibition – Thu., Aug. 18, 2016

1776: Revolution and Emotion with Historian Nicole Eustace – Thu., Aug. 18, 2016

Cruise | Forgotten Legends of our Waterfront: If That Pier Could Talk – Thu., Aug. 18, 2016

People Doing Math Live! – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Tim Murphy’s CHRISTODORA Launch – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Center Talks Presents: Naked & Inside Out – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Alas, Poor Yorick!: Skulls and Comedy in the Renaissance – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Overcoming Procrastination and Achieving Creative Success – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Smart Comedy – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Mae West: New Yorker, Vaudevillian, Upstart, and Jailbird—A Birthday Celebration! – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Edward Lengel on "First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His—and the Nation's—Prosperity" – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Walking Tour: George Washington's New York – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

Uniformity – Wed., Aug. 17, 2016

The Story Collider: Festival of the Unknown – Tue., Aug. 16, 2016

Camus and the Tragedy of Absurdism: A Look at Our Criminal Justice System by Way of "The Stranger" – Tue., Aug. 16, 2016

Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive – Tue., Aug. 16, 2016

Hyperallergic IRL 2 – Tue., Aug. 16, 2016

AMNH Presents: Constellations of the Zodiac – Tue., Aug. 16, 2016

A Red Hen Press Reading in Bryant Park – Tue., Aug. 16, 2016

The Bowery Boys Book Talk – Tue., Aug. 16, 2016

Nantucket Lightship Talks: The Graves of Arthur Kill – Tue., Aug. 16, 2016

2016 Presidential Breakfast and Discussion – Tue., Aug. 16, 2016

The Ethical Humanist Project – Tue., Aug. 16, 2016

Brooklyn on Screen: The Warriors – Mon., Aug. 15, 2016

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs: The Age of Sustainable Development – Mon., Aug. 15, 2016

BalaSole Dance Company presents "Mixtus" – Sun., Aug. 14, 2016

The Fragmented Past, with Annalee Newitz, Karen Kupperman, and Kate Downey – Sun., Aug. 14, 2016

World's Fair History Tour – Sun., Aug. 14, 2016

Calvary Cemetery Walking Tour – Sun., Aug. 14, 2016

BalaSole Dance Company presents "Mixtus" – Sat., Aug. 13, 2016

John Doe of X – Sat., Aug. 13, 2016

Invisible: OPENING RECEPTION – Sat., Aug. 13, 2016

Uncertain Stories: A Conversation with Ed Yong and Maria Konnikova – Sat., Aug. 13, 2016

Tour and Wine Tasting at Rooftop Reds, the World’s First Rooftop Vineyard – Sat., Aug. 13, 2016

Green-Wood Cemetery Walking Tour – Sat., Aug. 13, 2016

Dragon Boat Family Festival! – Sat., Aug. 13, 2016

An Affair with Beauty—The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy – Sat., Aug. 13, 2016

Tour of the Nolen Greenhouses and Pfizer Plant Research Lab, New York Botanical Garden – Sat., Aug. 13, 2016

Summer Film & Stargazing Series: E.T. – Fri., Aug. 12, 2016

Remapping Your Mind: The Neuroscience of Self-Transformation Through Story – Fri., Aug. 12, 2016

"Jesus Christ Superstar" (1973) – Fri., Aug. 12, 2016

The Truth Behind The Lie & Assorted Mysteries – Thu., Aug. 11, 2016

Secession: The Decay of Patriarchy – Thu., Aug. 11, 2016

Dreams from Another Dimension? An Illustrated Presentation with Dream Researcher Dr. Stanley Krippner – Thu., Aug. 11, 2016

Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service – Thu., Aug. 11, 2016

COOL | Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned City – Thu., Aug. 11, 2016

After Hours: Wine and Forensic Architecture – Thu., Aug. 11, 2016

Mesopotamian Mythology – Wed., Aug. 10, 2016

Drunk TED Talks: Animation Domination Inebriation – Wed., Aug. 10, 2016

Preview Screening & Live Event: Florence Foster Jenkins with Hugh Grant in Person – Wed., Aug. 10, 2016

Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery – Wed., Aug. 10, 2016

Introduction to Buddhism: Individual Liberation and Social Transformation – Wed., Aug. 10, 2016

Ed Yong: I Contain Multitudes with Radiolab's Robert Krulwich – Wed., Aug. 10, 2016

Bridging Spirituality and Activism – Wed., Aug. 10, 2016

Food Swap: Specialty Recipes for Bartering, Sharing & Giving, with Emily Paster, Cofounder of the Chicago Food Swap – Wed., Aug. 10, 2016

Crown Heights Encounters: Listening Back, Moving Forward – Wed., Aug. 10, 2016

Great New York City Buildings Few Guide Books Will Ever Mention – Tue., Aug. 9, 2016

Secret Science Club: Nobel-Prize-Winning Biologist Harold Varmus – Tue., Aug. 9, 2016

City as Stage: Performance Art in New York During the 1970s – Tue., Aug. 9, 2016

Tama Janowitz – Tue., Aug. 9, 2016

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto on "Midnight in Broad Daylight" – Tue., Aug. 9, 2016

Ice Cream Social at Ample Hills – Tue., Aug. 9, 2016

Book Launch: Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud by Elizabeth Greenwood – Tue., Aug. 9, 2016

AMNH Presents: Our Cosmic Destiny – Tue., Aug. 9, 2016

Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s – Tue., Aug. 9, 2016

Society, Community, and Culture: Ronald Lockett in Context – Tue., Aug. 9, 2016

The Ethical Humanist Project – Tue., Aug. 9, 2016

CLASS: A Modern Story About American Slavery – Mon., Aug. 8, 2016 - Thu., Aug. 11, 2016

Launch Event for Sinister Wisdom 101 – Variations – Mon., Aug. 8, 2016

The Fire Next Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race – Mon., Aug. 8, 2016

Shameless: Fifth Annual Queer Pride Reading – Mon., Aug. 8, 2016

Brooklyn on Screen: Moonstruck – Mon., Aug. 8, 2016

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life – Mon., Aug. 8, 2016

Panel Discussion: Mozart and Opera – Sun., Aug. 7, 2016

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; or, Earthy Whirl – Sun., Aug. 7, 2016

Psychedelic and Death: A Brief Introduction – Sun., Aug. 7, 2016

My First Friend, My Enemy: The Hamilton and Burr Duel – Sun., Aug. 7, 2016

Changing the World Using Social Media – Sun., Aug. 7, 2016

Agitprop! Closing Day – Sun., Aug. 7, 2016

Celebrate Brooklyn! The Hubble Cantata (World Premiere) | Tigue – Sat., Aug. 6, 2016

MOCACREATE: Playful Props – Sat., Aug. 6, 2016

Walking Tour: History of Wall Street – Sat., Aug. 6, 2016

The Feminist Press Launches: Drag Queen Story Hour Featuring Ona Louise – Sat., Aug. 6, 2016

Kevin Geeks Out About the Devil: A Multi-Media Evening Devoted to the Devil in Film with Kevin Maher, Paul Murphy, and Tenebrous Kate – Fri., Aug. 5, 2016

Ethics in Film—Breaking Away (1979) – Fri., Aug. 5, 2016

DOG MEDICINE: HOW MY DOG SAVED ME FROM MYSELF – Fri., Aug. 5, 2016

The New Virtual Reality: Engage, Empathize, and Educate – Fri., Aug. 5, 2016

2016 Intrepid Summer Movie Series: Big Hero 6 – Fri., Aug. 5, 2016

Summer Night – Fri., Aug. 5, 2016

A Summer’s Evening with Laura & Shimoda – Fri., Aug. 5, 2016

Time Out: Pompeii – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

Weird America: David Byrne and Stephen Powers in Conversation with Tom Healy SOLD OUT – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

Linguistic Prejudice: Media, Politics, and Saturday Night Live – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

TimesTalks: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller and Todd Phillips SOLD OUT – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

Peter Hutton: July '71 + Skagafjörður – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst): Avant Garde Art Collective and Virtual State – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

Brooklyn Pizza: The Search for Authenticity – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

Modern, Smart, & Yet Unsure: The Drama in Women about Confidence & Uncertainty – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

MIRROR CELLS: A SALON – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

Hip Hop and Comics with Ed Piskor – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

Cuban Methodology: Dance, Race, Culture – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

Senator Brad Hoylman Hosts a Screening of MAKING A KILLING Guns, Greed and the NRA + Panel Discussion – Thu., Aug. 4, 2016

The Sumerians: History’s Innovators – Wed., Aug. 3, 2016

What Would Buffy Do? A Radical Feminist Seeks Answers From The Slayer – Wed., Aug. 3, 2016

Ophira & Adira: Ophira Eisenberg & Adira Amram and The Experience – Wed., Aug. 3, 2016

Raising the Dead: A History of Early Modern Necromancy – Wed., Aug. 3, 2016

LENNY BRUCE: How to Talk Dirty and Influence People—A Benefit for The Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation – Wed., Aug. 3, 2016

Introduction to Buddhism: Individual Liberation and Social Transformation – Wed., Aug. 3, 2016

Insider Tour of the American Irish Historical Society – Wed., Aug. 3, 2016

What's the Story? Mysteries from the Museum's Collection – Wed., Aug. 3, 2016

Feet, Hooves and Rails: Transportation in Nineteenth Century America – Tue., Aug. 2, 2016

The Making of Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical – Tue., Aug. 2, 2016

AMNH Presents: Grand Illusion, Celestial Motions – Tue., Aug. 2, 2016

A Brief Introduction to The Anatomical Venus – Tue., Aug. 2, 2016

Waterfront Walking Tour at Hudson River Park – Tue., Aug. 2, 2016

Camp Wanna-Catcha-Train: A Grown-Up Night Of Crafts And Summer Fun – Tue., Aug. 2, 2016

The Ethical Humanist Project – Tue., Aug. 2, 2016

Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain's Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour, with Richard Zacks, bestselling author of "Island of Vice" and "The Pirate Hunter." – Tue., Aug. 2, 2016

Meryl Streep with Hugh Grant: Film Screening & Conversation – Mon., Aug. 1, 2016

Public Forum: A Conversation on Privacy with Daniel Radcliffe SOLD OUT – Mon., Aug. 1, 2016

Pretentiousness: Why It Matters – Mon., Aug. 1, 2016

Jazz Vespers – Sun., Jul. 31, 2016 - Mon., Aug. 1, 2016

Screening of A Frame Apart: Short Films Showcase Followed by Q+A with Filmmakers – Sun., Jul. 31, 2016

Las Reinas Final Performance by Jesus Benavente and Felipe Castelblanco – Sun., Jul. 31, 2016

The Unheeded Lessons From Enron, 15 Years Later – Sun., Jul. 31, 2016

Highbridge Park History – Sun., Jul. 31, 2016

Haunted Brooklyn Heights – Sat., Jul. 30, 2016

Tour and Wine Tasting at Rooftop Reds, the World’s First Rooftop Vineyard – Sat., Jul. 30, 2016

Martin Creed Curatorial Talks – Sat., Jul. 30, 2016

Rainbow Credits | Basia Goszczynska and Special Guest | An Artist Dialogue Series Event – Sat., Jul. 30, 2016

The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed – Sat., Jul. 30, 2016

Journey Into the Lost Spiritual Wisdom of the West – Fri., Jul. 29, 2016

AMNH Presents: Evening Bat Walks in Central Park – Fri., Jul. 29, 2016

The New Virtual Reality: Engage, Empathize, and Educate – Fri., Jul. 29, 2016

Exploring Hamilton’s New York – Fri., Jul. 29, 2016

2016 Intrepid Summer Movie Series | Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan – Fri., Jul. 29, 2016