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Teacher Wishlist

We thought it was time to put together a list of specific classes we'd love to host and need teachers for--if you or anyone you know would be interested in leading a session or two on the following, leave us a rec on our suggestion page!

NYC Urban Planning
Dinosaurs
Foreign Languages (especially Polish!)
Knot Tying
Small Engines
Medicine
Coin Magic
Cake Decorating
Terrariums + Gardening
How to have awesome conversations
Photoshop
Web...

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Tell the Story of Your Neighborhood

We're launching a new project to explore the stories of neighborhoods all around Brooklyn and we're looking for local businesses, organizations, and people to be involved!

Over the next several months, we'll be hosting a series of lectures, classes and tours on everything from food and culture, history and architecture, industry and more – all led by members of the community. The aim is to help introduce people to your neighborhood,...

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Call for Lectures!

In late April, we're playing host to an awesome interactive installation which will include a bunch of short lectures (1-3 minutes), and we want you to give them!

The topic is pauses, somehow related to your job or expertise. For example, a copy editor could discuss the use of a comma or a parole officer could discuss prison time. Text is enough, but visual aides or audio are more than welcome. You also don't have to be present in...

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Felting!

Last night a dozen of us learned just what felting is and gained a new appreciation for anyone who made cloth before the cotton gin. (For real. Before the cotton gin, one person could clean one pound of cotton in a day. Compare that to the cotton gin, which could clean as much in one day as a person could in a whole year.)

But yeah, felting is really neat. Wikipedia defines felt as "a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and...

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