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May's Nonprofit Spotlight: New York Abortion Access Fund

Starting in May 2016 (that's this month!), we'll be donating 5% of our monthly gift certificate sales to a local nonprofit. 

This month, we've selected the New York Abortion Access Fund. NYAAF supports anyone who is unable to pay fully for an abortion and is living in or traveling to New York State by providing financial assistance and connections to other resources. NYAAF provides funding directly to clinics on behalf of the...

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Gift Certificates for the Holidays (or anytime!)

If you're just looking for a cool present for your very best friend, office secret santa, or your cousin who just moved to NYC, be sure to pick up a gift certificate that can be used toward any class at any time.

Gift certificates can be sent electronically directly to your recipient on the date of your choosing, or you can choose to print a pdf to gift in real life. Plus they never expire! 

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Introducing: Vintage Visualizations

Did you want awesome prints of age-old maps and data viz? No sweat, we've got you covered with a brand-new project: Vintage Visualizations

Once upon a time, long long ago, the United States had just fought the Civil War and was terribly embarrassed about it. "Oh goodness gracious," the government thought. "What did Europe think?"

We needed to do something that made us seem awesome, and so the Census Bureau released a series of...

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Summer Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't learn new things, and so we thought it was time to give away a gift certificate. We'll set one winner up with a $50 gift certificate to help you get your learn on!

To enter, just leave a comment below letting us know your favorite NYC summer activity by Friday, June 3 at 12pm EDT. We'll select the winners at random and let you know via email/facebook. You have...

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Graphic Novel Reading Group Forming in Prospect Heights this Summer!

A neighbor of the Brainery is forming an awesome new graphic novel reading group this Summer in Prospect Heights! Check out the below for details and be sure to RSVP if you're interested in learning more:


Enter into the imaginative, whacky world of graphic novels this summer. Reading Graphic Novels is a reading group dedicated to the narrative and visual form of the graphic novel. Together we will unravel the complexities of each book we read...

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