Past Events

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The Science of Cancer – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

The Boy with a Thorn in His Side: The Legacy of Morrissey's Melancholy – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

Soaking WET – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

TV (The Book) – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

Ruth Scurr: John Aubrey, My Own Life – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

Meet the Artists: 'Evolving Terrain' Exhibition Walk and Talk – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

East Village Eye Showcases the Films of the 1980s Cinema of Transgression – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

Thalia Kids' Book Club: Gene Luen Yang with Christopher Myers – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

Artists In/Of the City: A National Convening Around the Peace Table – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

The Secret City – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

Ethics of Action – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

All of a Kind Family Walking Tour – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

City of Science – Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

The Monster “Right Here”: Cold War Nostalgia and the Ambiguity of Goodness in "Stranger Things" – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

Photoville | National Geographic: The Power of Parks – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

Soaking WET – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

Saturday Evenings at the Met – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

I Just Texted to Say I Love You – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

East Village Eye Showcases the Films of the 1980s New Wave / No Wave – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

When Intuition Fails: Why We're Often Wrong When We Think We're Right – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

Doubt Screening | Introduced by John Patrick Shanley – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

Lower Manhattan History Walk – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

Lower East Side Art Gallery Tour – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

The Science of Stem Cells Drop-In Sessions – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016 - Sun., Oct. 9, 2016

Smithsonian Museum Day Live! – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

Tour Fragile Beasts Exhibition with the Curator – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

SUBMERGE-NYC Marine Science Festival – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

Five Turning Points That Changed American History – Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

Cabaret Cinema: Consciousness Hacking – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Soaking WET – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Ryan McNamara Presents Back to School at MoMA PS1 Benefit – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Patrick Phillips with Tiphanie Yanique – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

London's Art Macabre Death Drawing Salon: The Anatomical Venus – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Innsaei (The Power Of Intuition) US Film Premiere – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Comedy Club at Ethical – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

ASL SLAM at the 9/11 Memorial Museum – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Asclepius: "Are You Talking About Statues, Trismegistus?" A Lecture with Brian Cotnoir, Alchemist in Residence – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Spies, Lies and Alibis: Spies and Spy Tradecraft in and Around New York During the American Revolution – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

A Tribute to Bill Cunningham SOLD OUT – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Staged Reading of FreudMahler, A Play – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Chasing Consciousness – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

An Afternoon with Chris Antemann: Talk, Tour, Demo – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Invisible: SHOW CLOSING – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

A Symposium on Bruce Conner – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Photoville: An Exclusive Conversation with Donna Ferrato and Paul Moakley – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

On the Death Penalty – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Public Art Tour: Walking the Battery – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Obscura Society NY: Urban Passageways – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

The New Seriality Studies – Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

The Employee of the Month Show with Catie Lazarus – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

The Undertaking + On Death with Simon Critchley NIGHT-OF TICKETS ONLY – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Photoville: An Evening with PBS’s POV and IFP Celebrating LGBTQ Stories in Film – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

We Are All Feminists Now – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

The Pervert's Grand Tour: A Journey Through the Erotic Underbelly of Europe – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Soaking WET – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Shep Gordon in Conversation with Anthony Bourdain – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Screening & Live Event | The American Dream: New York, with Russell Simmons and Cristina Alesci in Person – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Ruth Scurr on "John Aubrey, My Own Life" – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Radical Mycology Workshop – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Philosophy in the Library: Regina Rini on Microaggression and Solidarity – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Filigrees of Form: A Stitch in Time – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Day for Night: Screening and Discussion – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

"The Baseball Whisperer" with Michael Tackett – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

The Lofts of Soho: Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980 – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Righting Wrongful Convictions: A Discussion with Barry Scheck and Ken Thompson – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Holy Trash – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Gustav Klimt and Szerena Lederer: Identity and Contradictory Realities of Great Art – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Election 2016 Fatal Attraction – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Pentacle's 40th Anniversary Celebration – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Jon Birger Author of Date-Onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Access Denied: Foreign Journalists In China – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Harlem: The Contemporary Art Scene Goes North | Guided Tour – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Nathan Hale Day Commemoration – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Jim J's Jukebox: Vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Hector Garcia: Sixty Years of Remarkable Photography – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016 - Sat., Nov. 26, 2016

Center for Global Education at Asia Society Launch – Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

Tour of West Village’s Vintage Neon Signs! – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

The M Word: Muslim-American Comedians on the Right to Joke SOLD OUT – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

The Kindred Talks: What Precedes War, and What Follows in Its Path? – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

The Global Refugee Crisis: A Public Forum – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Marlene Strauss with Nev Schulmann: Dating & Deception WAIT LIST ONLY – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

How the Ninteenth Century Invented the Future – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Preview Screening: "Christine" with Actor Rebecca Hall, Moderated by Annette Insdorf – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies: Jack Ketchum in Conversation with Kier-La Janisse – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Kirkbride Hospitals for the Insane: Part 2—A Book Launch, Panel Discussion and Video Screenings – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

John Lennon Vs. the USA – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Joe Torre: Baseball After 9/11 WAITING LIST ONLY – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Jessica Tracy: Take Pride – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching: A Round Table with Mychal Denzel Smith at The New School – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Filmmaking: What Does It Mean NOW? – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Chuck Collins on "Born on Third Base" – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

"Private High School Admissions" – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

The Brooklyn Way: Putting Together the Pieces of a 21st Century Downtown – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

RFRA: Religious Freedom or License to Discriminate with Toni Van Pelt – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Film Screening: "Defiance" – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Alexandra Juhasz: Feminist Internet Culture – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Affect Bleeds in Feminist Social Networks – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

92Y High Holiday Topics with Rabbi Peter Rubinstein – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

What Makes a Great City? | Alex Garvin, Regina Myer, Dan Biederman, Michael Kimmelman | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Watteau’s Soldiers: Bodies, War, and Enlightenment – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Redefining Traditional Style for Today’s Modern World – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Poetry Reading with Tim Tomlinson and Barry Wallenstein – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee: Civil Rights Pioneer – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

2016 Radical Mycology Book Tour with Peter McCoy – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Refuge Denied: St. Louis Passengers and the Holocaust – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016

Designs on eLearning Conference – Wed., Sep. 21, 2016 - Thu., Sep. 22, 2016

The Secret Science Club Presents Deep-Sea Biologist Mercer Brugler – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Daphne Oz in Conversation with Mario Batali – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

TimesTalks: Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber SOLD OUT – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Nicholson Baker | Katherine Lanpher – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Kenneth D. Ackerman on "Trotsky in New York, 1917" – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Jews and Racial Shifts in Early America – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

In Conversation: Jonas Hassen Khemiri and Idra Novey – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Ice Cream Social at Ample Hills – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

House of Speakeasy: Seriously Entertaining – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Bridge to Brilliance: Nadia Lopez in Conversation with Michaela Angela Davis – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

The Fractured Republic – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Picturing the Bronx on Film – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Person Place Thing with Maria Popova, Creator of BrainPickings.org – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Morse Historic Design Lecture Series | Margie Ruddick – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Richard Tuttle – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

John Roman on The Art of Illustrated Maps – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

# YeahYouWrite Author Series~Tayari Jones, Charles Bock, Leslie Jamison, Katherine Vaz, Christopher Cerf – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

The Heritage of Handcraft as An Inspiration to Marimekko Print Design in New York – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Negin Farsad, Author of How to Make White People Laugh – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Turning Sixty – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Talking Textiles – Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Ian McEwan – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Terry McDonell in Conversation with Graydon Carter – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Frontiers Lecture: Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Truth Vs. Denial: Rachel Weisz and Deborah E. Lipstadt SOLD OUT – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Political Party with Keli Goff: the Obama Years in Black and White – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

One of Us Is Sleeping: Book Talk with Josefine Klougart – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Bitters: History + Making – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Artist Talk by Julie Boserup – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

An Evening with The Mary Review – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Who’s the Man? | Alexander Hamilton v. Robert Moses – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

The Vice Presidency: Nothing but Maybe Everything – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

The European Union: A Challenge and an Achievement – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

North Korea: The Way Forward – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

From Gray to Green: The Role of Urban Parks in the 21st Century – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

ArtTable Annual Leadership Series at The New School: New Visions New Voices – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Public Lecture Series with Dan Botkin: On the Trail of Lewis and Clark – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Passenger Ships of the Past – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Christopher Bram Author of The Art of History: Unlocking the Past in Fiction & Nonfiction – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

When Strangers Meet – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

The Yiddish Spanish Civil War: Poetry Between Hitler And Stalin – Mon., Sep. 19, 2016

Prohibition Secret Speakeasy – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Gender in Science Fiction and Fantasy – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Hardcore Philosophy for Actual Babies: Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

A Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka + Reimagined: 45 Years of Jewish Art – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Transit Walk: A Trip to Coney Island – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

DNA.Land and Genetic Genealogy – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Creating Genre Postcards – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Brooklyn Book Festival: Politically Correct? with Ralph Nader and Thomas Frank – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Roald Dahl's Wondercrump Weekend – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Mo Reads! – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Adoptapalooza – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Stories for All Ages – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Special Honey-Themed Urban Ecology Bicycle Tour for Honeyweek – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Phaedra Interpreted – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Obscura Society NY: 13 Steps Around Dutch Kills – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

How Ethical Culture Helped Save American Society – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Calling All Brooklynites! – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016

Salon Evening: Scenes of Military Life in Text and Image – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

International Women Artists’ Salon – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Nerd Nite NYC | Destroying Planets, or Why I Had a Boeing 747 Almost to Myself + More – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Michael Rubens with Samantha Bee – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Red Hen Press Reading ft. Billy Collins, Ron Koertge, and Brynn Saito – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

The Savages Screening | Introduced by Laura Linney – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Isabelle Huppert with Simon Critchley – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos) Book Launch – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

New York as the Nation’s Capital: Lower Manhattan Walking Tour – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Vistas and Dreams: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Museum of the American Indian – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Tour the Past, Present and Future of the NYC Subway – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

NY Obscura Society: "Printed Rivals" a 19th-Century Murder Mystery Adventure – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

LGBT Chelsea Art Gallery Tour – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Mid-Autumn Moon Family Festival – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Walking Tour: History of Wall Street – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Walk the Gowanus with a Local Author – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Tour the Past, Present and Future of the NYC Subway – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Everything in the World Can Make Your Mind Bigger! – Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Cabaret Cinema: Consciousness Hacking | The Sunshine Makers – Fri., Sep. 16, 2016

Brian Dennehy on Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller and Samuel Beckett – Fri., Sep. 16, 2016

Monumental Lhasa Opening Tour – Fri., Sep. 16, 2016

The Ubuntu African Philosophy: A Path to Higher Consciousness & Unity – Fri., Sep. 16, 2016

The Café at Ethical – John Wilmeth and Steph Walker – Fri., Sep. 16, 2016

Photography and Social Activism – Fri., Sep. 16, 2016

Performance, Panel and Screening: Harry Bertoia’s Sonambient Works – Fri., Sep. 16, 2016

Chasing Consciousness – Fri., Sep. 16, 2016

ONE • One Planet One Future: Art Exhibition – Fri., Sep. 16, 2016 - Mon., Nov. 21, 2016

Movie Music of the 50s & 60s – Fri., Sep. 16, 2016

Culture Under Threat – Fri., Sep. 16, 2016