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Like classical music and parties? Check out Groupmuse

We were really excited to learn about Groupmuse and wanted to help spread the word! Groupmuse organizes classical music parties--groupmuses--hosted in people's living rooms throughout the United States.


They've got a couple of big groupmuses coming up:

Saturday, December 6 - Pioneer Works in Red Hook is hosting a 250-person capacity groupmuse! A Mendelssohn string octet will two sets. Suggested donation: $10-$15 for...

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Prospect Park: Did you know...

Some surprising facts from Patrick Lamson-Hall's great class on the park's history:

  • The north part of what is now Prospect Park was once a dumping ground for trash. People avoided it: It was smelly, and somehow, they thought this caused venereal diseases.
  • Prospect Park is the only urban Revolutionary War battlefield that still largely looks the way it did at the time of the battle.
  • After designing Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted managed a...

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New Class Sessions!

While we don't have a proper newsletter hitting your inboxes this week, we've posted a bunch of new class sessions. Help us spread the word by sharing the post with your friends via Facebook or Twitter by Friday at 5pm, then comment below to let us know you did and we'll enter you to win a $40 gift certificate.

Wontons & Dumplings! - November 26

Folds, fillings, and how to cook off your creations 

Rana kauffeldi: A New Frog...

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How-to: Make Cold Process Soap

Homemade soap is the perfect gift for the holidays or just about anytime, and, once you have the ingredients on hand, you can whip up a (large) batch in about an hour. It's also a project that really lends itself to experimentation and customization. I learned a couple of years ago in our soap-making class and find it's a project that really delivers - it's super satisfying, relatively easy, and makes for a great finished product. 


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