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August 2020

The Secret Arts: Wild Crochet

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about the world's rarest arts from the most curious craftspeople. Enter the world of the Secret Arts! Watchmaking. Paleography. Crystal Synthesis. Mud Ball Polishing. Welcome to the world of The Secret Arts, a new experience from Atlas Obscura that invites some of the world’s rarest experts and artisans to share the hidden knowledge of their singular craft. Each weekly edition of The Secret Arts features a different craftsperson in discussion with host Eric Grundhauser (Atlas Obscura), exploring some of…

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Virtual Exploration of NYC’s Land Art from Past & Present

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com During the 1960s, artists revolutionized our concepts of what art could be: it moved out of the galleries, was made of non-art materials, became performative...and started drawing our attention to nature in many interesting ways. Even though far removed from nature, New York City became a thriving hub for these experimental art pieces — it's time to explore the value of nature in new ways, through groundbreaking art installations from NYC's past and present.Join…

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A Look Above: Downtown Orlando Architecture

August 6 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
FREE

You are invited to join us for What’s Up Downtown. During this virtual event, you will learn how architects envision, explore, and pursue urban environments when designing a building – specifically for downtown Orlando. Panelists will include: Dan Kirby, FAIA, FAICP, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, NOMA, Principal at Jacobs Orlando office Hernan Rivera, AIA, Associate Principal at Hunton Brady Architects Wayne Dunkelberger,Principal and Creative Director at Baker Barrios Jason Burton, AICP, CNU-A, LEED-AP, Assistant City Planning Division Manager for the…

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Urban platypuses: threats and challenges

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a snapshot of 13 years of platypus monitoring data. Presented by wildlife ecologist Josh Griffiths. Melbourne Water and industry professionals have partnered to bring you this live webinar series exploring waterway management and conservation. The series features expert presenters covering ecological and waterway themes to inform and inspire. The platypus was recently upgraded to ’Near Threatened’ due to mounting evidence of population declines, localised extinctions and increasing degradation of their aquatic habitat. However, it is recognised that…

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‘The Real History of Toilets’ Webinar

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com Spoiler alert: contrary to popular belief, Victorian mogul Thomas Crapper did not invent the modern flush toilet...but if he didn't, then who did? It's time to explore the real history of this ubiquitous bathroom necessity, and how it evolved into the porcelain flushers we all know and love today. Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from rudimentary systems used by close-knit communities in ancient Mesopotamia…

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EDF Activist Zoom Meeting

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

EDF Action will host activist training: What does a "100% clean energy economy" look like?  This week, we'll explore how economics and climate change intersect.  Join us Thursday, August 6 at 6pm as we cover topics like: How does investing in climate solutions help both the climate and our economy? Our speaker is Brittany Sellers , Ph.D and theSustainability Project Manager with The City of Orlando. The majority of the air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and a significant amount…

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Tyler Thrasher Wonder Hour: Poisonous Plants

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join scientist/artist/role-model, Tyler Thrasher, as he explores an exciting new world of curiosity each month! Meet Tyler Thrasher. Mad chemist. Resistance botanist. Crystal grower. Artistic activist. These are only a few of the titles I just came up with to describe one of the most fascinating and fascinated people you'll ever meet. For decades, Tyler has been following his fascinations into exciting new realms of curiosity, whether he's experimenting with geology, revolutionizing taxidermy, or inventing a new way to catalog…

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Talk Dirty to Me

August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Love the idea of dirty talk but don’t know where to start? No need to worry, FU will help you build up your dirty talk vocab! Love the idea of dirty talk but don’t know where to start? Or do you already talk dirty but are finding yourself saying the same things over and over? No need to worry, Fairvilla Educator and the Duchess of Dirty Talk, Debbie Lee, will help you build up your dirty talk vocabulary. 
This class…

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‘The Secrets of the New Jersey Palisades’ Webinar

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com The ruins of an abandoned mansion, a haunted clock tower in the middle of NJ's wealthiest neighborhood, a scenic overlook on a 500-foot-high cliff — it's time to explore the secrets of a narrow stretch of land right across from New York City like never before.Join New York Adventure Club as we embark on a virtual exploration of the New Jersey Palisades, NJ, a line of steep cliffs along the west side of the…

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‘The History of Secondhand Fashion, from Trash to Vintage Treasure’ Webinar

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Can't make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week! New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com Despite vintage shopping being all the rage these days, buying and selling used clothing is nothing new: throughout most of history, clothing was an extremely valuable commodity that was perpetually traded, resold, and reused until it literally turned into shreds. But when the industrial revolution enabled people to purchase new clothing for lower prices, secondhand clothing became stigmatized as…

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