Talk: bell hooks + Chirlane McCray: Critical Thinking and Healing

Date: Friday, May 8 at 5:30 pm t0 7:30 pm

Location: 66 West 12th Street

Organization: The New School

Cost: Free

Join bell hooks and Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City and Chair of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, in a conversation about critical thinking and healing in contemporary society.


Class: Stop Suffering from Spring Allergies Learn Yogic Strategies

Date: Saturday, May 9  1:00–3:00 p.m.

Location: 227 West 13th Street

Organization: Integral Yoga Institute

Cost: $25

We will explore the various nutritional and herbal stratagems for effectively and safely addressing hay fever or spring allergies, giving our immune system support and maintenance. Even if you have suffered for years, this information can make a big difference and maybe even allow you to love the spring season once again.



Tour: Mast Brothers Factory Tour and Chocolate Tasting

Date: Saturday, May 9  11:00 am –12:00 p.m.

Location: 111 N 3rd St Brooklyn

Organization: Mast Brothers Factory

Cost: $16

See, smell, touch, and taste how we transform cacao from tropical fruit into some of the world’s finest chocolate. Your 45-minute tour and tasting will take place in our flagship factory among the sacks of cocoa beans, spinning stone grinders, and team of hardworking chocolate makers that make our chocolate distinct and delicious. We’ll take you all the way from bean to bar, beginning with the chocolate-making process and concluding with a tasting of five varieties of chocolate.


Tour: Central Park Bike Tour

Date: daily at 9:00AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30PM, and 4PM

Location: Central Park 56 W 56th St

Cost: $45 per person

What could be better than a guided bike ride in Central Park, the first landscaped public park in the USA?  Your guide, a city-licensed professional, rides alongside you and shows you all that the park has to offer


Class: Origami Family Sundays1rubin10

Date: May 10 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: 150 West 17th St

Organization: Rubin Museum of Art

Cost: $5 per child; Adults pay regular admission

Origami has long been thought to have many benefits – from aiding in hand-eye coordination to relaxing the mind. The exhibition Art with Benefits: The Drigung Tradition presents artworks that are thought to bestow “benefits” on the viewer just by looking at them. After a trip to the galleries, drop by the art studio to create your own “beneficial” origami.


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