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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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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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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CLOSED! Back-to-School Gift Certificate Giveaway: 2015 Edition

*The contest is now closed! Congrats to Sanford and Julie!*

It's back-to-school season, so we thought it was time to give away a couple of gift certificates. We'll set two winners up with a $50 gift certificate to help you get your learn on!

To enter, just leave a comment below letting us know what's been your favorite book to read this year by Monday, September 21, 2015 at 12pm EDT. We'll select the winners...

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World Maker Faire

On September 26 and 27, the 6th annual World Maker Faire, a.k.a. the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will take place at the New York Hall of Science. World Maker Faire New York is a showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement and DIY spirit. The event will include more than 900 projects and demonstrations spanning from robotics and Arduino to 3D printing and so much more.


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