Event

Open House New York: October 17 + 18

This weekend is the 13th annual Open House New York, a wonderful event where some of New York City's best-known (or, sometimes secretive!) architectural spaces open their doors for exploration. Some locations require visitors to RSVP in advance for tours, and while those spots go quickly, there are lots of wonderful places to visit throughout the weekend with open access. We wanted to highlight a few of our favorite spots that we've been able...

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Class Recap

Touring the Essex Street Market with Turnstile Tours

This fall, our friends at Turnstile Tours are offering a series of free tours of the Essex Street Market. I signed up for the inaugural tour last week and was lucky enough to spend an hour meeting market vendors, hearing their stories, and eating my way though the historic market, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  

We met a wide variety of vendors at the market; they owned everything from Mexican restaurants to fish...

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Blog Post

Whale Tales, 1880

This post is about one of the prints available from Vintage Visualizations, a new Brainery-affiliated venture. For more info, check out our intro post here!

American whaling peaked in 1858, but it still found a place on this 1880 fisheries chart. That year, though whaling was still a lucrative business in Massachusetts, a paltry $408 worth of whaling was done in North Carolina.

The chart also includes a neat world...

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Blog Post

Kids' classes at the Brainery

Coming up, we'll be hosting some great classes for kids during the week:

City Sounds Music Together is offering a 10-week mixed age music class on Thursdays and Fridays. 

Treasure Trunk Theatre is offering a 12-week story drama class for ages 3-5, along with camps on school holidays. 

Be sure to check out their sites for details and to register! Tell your kids, tell your friends, tell your friends' kids! 

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