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October's SASS Meeting! Real + Historical Scary Halloween

You're cordially invited to the next meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies!

When: Monday, October 17, 7pm, free!
Where: Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street

Last month, nearly everyone in Brooklyn packed Pete's Candy Store for the inaugural meeting of SASS (awesome)--this month, you'll definitely want to arrive early to snag a seat and take part in Pete's happy hour. 

And what'll we be covering? Oh just ...

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Let's Make: Soda Syrups!

Soda syrup! Have you ever worked at a restaurant where you had to change out the bags of syrup for the soda fountain? And you got it all over yourself the first two times because you didn't know how to open them? And then the third time you thought you did it right but it leaked all over the place? Me too! As revenge, let's learn how to make that at home.

Soda syrup's main purpose in life is to be mixed with seltzer water. Then you've got...

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New Class! Zombie Makeup 101

Before I moved in New York, I didn't even realize Halloween was a thing anymore, like at all. And since you must look your best on our biggest holiday of the year, we have just the class for you: Zombie Makeup 101, on Wednesday October 19th, with the awesome Jane Rose

All the details:

We'll discuss famous zombies throughout film history, and then we’ll jump right in to making our own. Class will begin with a ...

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Forgotten New York City Cemeteries

I've been remiss in posting Allison's awesomely thorough wrap up from her class on New York City Cemeteries. Here's the first part, with many more to follow. Enjoy, and don't forget to check out her slideshow of some of the spots mentioned: 


From Allison:

Forgotten Cemeteries and Potter’s Fields

In addition to the obvious necropoleis in the five boroughs, there...

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