New York Thought: Smart Things to Do in NYC This Weekend
The Imagine Science Film Festival and a look at the new movement toward mindfulness highlight our picks for the best smart things to do in NYC this weekend.
Friday, October 18
October 18th-25th, catch shorts around the city with the 12th Imagine Science Film Festival. Friday night’s programming at Tribeca Screening Room features screenings and a panel discussion on our “phantasmic futures.”
Join father and son Buddhist educators David and Ethan Nichtern at Tibet House US for a workshop on The Social, Cultural, and Political Impact of the Mindfulness Revolution. Is there something changing in our society, with newfound Buddhist influences on “Western psychotherapy, neuroscience, art, social justice.” Or is this new movement closer to being a consumerist fad of “McMindfulness”?
Join the NYMAS at the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmens’ Club for Richard H. Kohn, Professor Emeritus of History and Peace, War, and Defense at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as he addresses Obama, Trump, and the American Military: A Tale of Differences and Similarities.
Saturday, October 19
Journalist Ari Melber, in conversation with Akhil Reed Amar, examines how America’s press has covered and is continuing to cover America’s presidency, congress, and judiciary. New-York Historical Society.
Get new insights into the Triangle Trade at this screening of Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, followed by a discussion on racism with filmmaker Katrina Browne. Brooklyn Historical Society.
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