12/08/16 11:00am

new school continuing education

Sponsored By The New School.

The New School Open Campus. More Than a Continuing Education Course. A New Kind of Network

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Imagine continuing education that that not only offers cutting-edge courses to transform your education and career, but connects you to a growing network of over 10,000 convention defiers. Now reimagine your future.

Introducing Open Campus, a new approach to continuing education from The New School, a comprehensive university and hub for progressive minds.

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This spring, The New School invites you to take advantage of the forward-thinking curriculum the university has been famous for since 1919 by exploring opportunities for professional and personal advancement through offerings in art and design with Parsons School of Design, management, writing, languages, media, and much more. Then delve deep into a thriving hive of scholars, artists, and designers— all game-changers on the world stage. (more…)

10/06/16 10:30am

Luna Park Halloween Harvest

Sponsored By Luna Park.

Get ready for spooktacular fun with Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island! Join us every weekend from Sept 24 - Oct 30 for a family-friendly event.

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Really, who doesn’t want to see a giant pumpkin? That’s just a small sample of the seasonal fun and games at Luna Park’s annual Halloween Harvest Festival, running every weekend from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. now through October 30.

Stop by Jack’s Pumpkin Shack to see this year’s giant gourd. For a chance to win prizes worth over $1,000, guess Jack’s weight. But do so before October 23, when Jack’s weight is revealed and Marc and the Maniac Carvers return for their fourth year to give the impressive pumpkin a Halloween makeover. (more…)

09/14/16 11:00am

Pierhouse Brooklyn: Luxury Condos for Sale at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sponsored By Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Pierhouse offers expansive one- to five-bedroom, townhome-style condominiums in world-class Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Sure, you’ve visited Brooklyn Bridge Park. What if you lived there? Pierhouse, developed by Toll Brothers City Living, provides that opportunity.

There are several factors that distinguish this condo complex, beyond the fact that it sits inside Brooklyn Bridge Park: few residential spaces in New York City boast 18-foot ceilings. Fewer still have a pet spa with dog showers. (more…)

07/26/16 11:00am

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Sponsored By The New School - Continuing Education.

Fill in the blanks. Change your future. Find out how to blaze your own path this fall with Continuing Education at The New School.

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What makes for a great education? It’s all about the experience. And fortunately, just because you might not have stepped into a classroom since college graduation doesn’t mean you can’t still get a slice of the college life.

This August, fill in your fall with your own #BTS moment with Continuing Education courses at The New School in the heart of NYC’s Greenwich Village.  Classes include options such as Intro to Jewelry Design; Screenwriting for Web; Linguistic Anthropology; Music, Media and Society; Feasting Your Eyes: Food and Film; and Cuba Now! Arts and Society.

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What makes The New School different? In most colleges and universities, continuing education students are separated from those pursuing degrees; they take different courses and frequently are assigned instructors with less experience.

Not at the The New School.  Continuing education students sit alongside those pursuing degrees.  As a result, lifelong learners are taught using the same New School methods, which include an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from multiples branches of knowledge — journalism students collaborate with design students, architects with social researchers, media specialists with activists, poets with musicians.

Students enrolled at The New School’s Parsons School of Design, for example, learn about graphic design, social media and branding — a multifunctional approach that helps them apply their learning to the real world.

Continuing Education NYC New School for Social Research

Since The New School was founded in 1919, it has continued to drive forward its core commitment to foster a free exchange of ideas between the public, scholars and artists. Today, this philosophy continues to live on even in its Continuing Education social media campaign, #LearnGrowRepeat.

And this philosophy finds its best application in New York City (as in real estate, location matters). With its main campus based in Greenwich Village, The New School is easy to access. It also offers the added benefit of proximity to iconic buildings and works of art – many of which are housed in The New School’s University Art Collection.

Continuing Education students at Parsons view buildings designed by the likes of Frank Gehry and visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art to view the works of masters like El Greco. If an instructor has an art show, students can check it out and engage with the material.

Enrollment — whether for an online class or one at the Greenwich Village campus — is open.  Learn more and save your spot today>>

Want to learn more before you sign up? Get a hands-on experience at The New School’s  Continuing Education Expo at 6:30 p.m. on August 2. RSVP now>>

06/15/16 11:30am

Brooklyn Homes for Rent -- Gowanus 365 Bond

Sponsored By 365 Bond.

Located on the new waterfront esplanade park along the Gowanus Canal, 365 Bond redefines luxury apartment living.

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It’s rare to hit the trifecta, but living in Gowanus is a close approximation. Located at the intersection of three of the most desirable residential neighborhoods in New York City — Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill and Park Slope — Gowanus is now a place where art and creativity meet to create a distinctive and vibrant architectural and cultural landscape. And 365 Bond is right there — the first luxury residential development at the epicenter of the hottest neighborhood in New York. Even Curbed voted Gowanus as neighborhood of the year in 2015. (more…)

06/08/16 11:00am
Pride week NYC at BRIC Arts

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Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

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With the Stonewall Inn on the brink of being designated a national monument and same sex marriage a fact in all 50 states, it’s easy to think that the work of LGBTQ activists is all but done. But is it? Now is the time to #BHeard.

That and other questions will be addressed at 7 p.m. on June 14, when BRIC TV and Housing Works present Pride 20/20: LGBTQ Civil Rights. This live-broadcast, town hall–style discussion at BRIC House, at 647 Fulton Street, home to the media arts organization BRIC, will be free and open to the public, and will be available on BRIC TV as well as streamed live online. (more…)

06/07/16 11:00am
UMI meal delivery service in brooklyn

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Sponsored By ”Umi”.

Umi is home cooking, delivered, connecting talented home cooks with families and individuals who crave a home cooked meal.

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Sometimes you just need a good old-fashioned meal cooked at home by people who know that the most important ingredient is love–made even better by knowing who cooked your food. But who has time for that?

Never fear: We found the answer. It’s called Umi Kitchen. (“Umi” is the Arabic word for “my mother”) and it’s currently available in Northwest Brooklyn, and coming to Manhattan this summer. Umi Kitchen builds the connection between neighbors who have some serious cooking skills, and more importantly, the passion to cook for others, with neighbors who appreciate a home cooked meal but don’t always have the time to cook. Just browse through different food options on Umi Kitchen’s iPhone app, order by 2 p.m., and voila! Meal planning, shopping and preparation are done by your neighbors who share their cooking on the Umi Kitchen platform — just gather the troops and wait for dinner to be delivered.

These meals are prepared in small batches by real people with a passion for good food and a desire to make sure you enjoy their cooking. You can find choices from $12.50 to around $20. But the cooks sharing their cooking on Umi Kitchen are encouraged to provide generous portions so that — like any great home-cooked meal — there are leftovers for late-night snacks.

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Umi cooks deliver handwritten notes. (Photo by Adam Vojdany)

In facilitating a connection between the cooks and the consumers, Umi Kitchen’s home cooks include a personal handwritten note with their food to give you a little insight into their process and to help you understand the person who cooked your dinner. “Thanks for letting me cook for you tonight,” writes Ali. “I came up with this soup cooking dinner for myself & friends… thought it was fitting to serve during this random ‘cold’ streak before spring fully blooms.” Only Umi Kitchen can give you that connection with a passionate local home cook, while freeing you to get the family together (and off their screens) for a wholesome family meal.

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So who’s going to cook for you? Say you’re pining for last summer’s Caribbean vacation. How does Jamaican Jerk Shrimp from Chef Chris’ kitchen sound? Or you just started your new workout regimen and are determined to eat healthier. Chicken and veggies from Ali Conklin looks like the right choice. Kids need to fill up on something besides chicken nuggets? Adrienne’s pasta with bolognese and salad is just the ticket.

Sound like a plan? Sign up here.

05/19/16 11:00am

Carmelo the Science Fellow Brooklyn Summer Camps

Sponsored By Carmelo the Science Fellow.

Carmelo the Science Fellow’s Laboratory of Fun is the universe’s coolest place for little kids to learn about science.

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There’s still time to enroll your budding Einsteins and Curies in science camps with Carmelo the Science Fellow, the man the New York Times called the “rock star of science class.” Known for his boundless energy and relentless humor, Carmelo Piazza has been enriching kids lives while grounding them in solid science for almost two decades, introducing them to the world of science in after school programs, camps, birthday parties, and through the Brooklyn Preschool of Science. (more…)

04/21/16 1:00pm
BRIC TV - 2016 B Free Awards

Sheba Legend wins the B Brief: Short-Form Video award at the 2016 B Free Awards. Photo: Jenna Salvagin.

Sponsored By Brooklyn Free Speech.

Brooklyn Free Speech is a New York Emmy–nominated community television network honoring alternative voices in media.

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Hollywood has the Oscars and the Emmys. But on Saturday, April 2, the spotlight belonged to the B Free Awards, the third annual celebration of the thousands of hours of programming produced by the free speech crusaders who share their voice on Brooklyn Free Speech. The event was produced by Brooklyn Free Speech, a New York Emmy–nominated community television network that honors alternative voices in media, and took place at BRIC Arts | Media House in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Honorees, who strutted their stuff on the red carpet before the two-hour awards show, took home trophies in such categories as “B Hilarious,” (comedy), ”B Harmonious,” (music), and “B Healthy” (fitness and nutrition). Hosted by 2015 B Free Awards WOW! Factor winner Serrina Goodman (The Serrina Goodman Show) and Greg Johnson (BK Live and Stand Up Brooklyn), the B Free Awards is meant to celebrate and pay tribute to the dedicated television and film producers who air content on Brooklyn Free Speech.

BRIC Community Media Director Anthony Riddle presented the B Free First Amendment Award, which went to James Lane for his coverage of Rikers Island protests on his show, Hot Indie Media Presents. Riddle reminded the audience that “the First Amendment can’t protect itself. It has to be protected by the people.”

“The whole purpose of Public Access TV is so that people can speak up for themselves and expose their vision to the world,” Riddle told Brownstoner. “It just makes sense to have an event to honor and respect that work.”

In all, sixteen awards were presented. Notable winners included the Weeksville Heritage Center, recipient of the Borough President’s Award for its role as a BRIC partner in helping to document, preserve, and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn, and beyond.

Among the winning producers, the crowd favorite was Sheba Legend, who won for B Brief: Short-Form Video (10 minutes or less) with MasculineUs: AWAKE. Self-proclaimed “sit-down comedian” Damon Rozier entertained with his edgy humor, vocalist Gloria E. Woods sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and guitarist Marcus Machado and keyboardist Paul Boone wowed attendees with their original music.

The evening wrapped up, fittingly enough, with the Most Valuable Producer Awards, honoring two producers— Clifford Acquaye and Cordell McCammon — for their time, creativity, and extraordinary dedication to the Brooklyn Free Speech community. .

Brooklyn Free Speech is a New York Emmy–nominated community television network honoring alternative voices in media. Every week on their three public access television channels, they showcase over 650 hours of TV shows, films, and shorts created by Brooklyn-based community producers. Their state-of-the-art media center is dedicated to giving filmmakers, television artists, and organizations a place where they can create, and learn how to create, innovative media.

Through their media education program, Brooklyn Free Speech teaches close to 2,500 students annually, giving them access to free and low-cost media education courses so that they can further their television and film dreams.