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Summer School for Grown-ups: History of the Gowanus Canal

Friday, July 26, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

Come learn about the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn's most infamous toxic waste site—how it got there, why it’s so polluted, and why we find it so compelling. Many are aware that the canal is smelly or that bodies have been dumped there. But the Gowanus is more than an open sewer; it’s played a dynamic role in New York history stretching back to the colonial era. And did you know that many of the building materials that made brownstone Brooklyn passed through its waters, or that it used to be home to delicious foot-long oysters? Taught by journalist Joseph Alexiou.

Friday, July 12, 2 p.m.
Foreign Alphabets

Friday, July 19, 2 p.m.
Chapbooks—The Pamphlet Stitch & the Art of Self-Publishing

Inspired by The Bruce High Quality Foundation’s dedication to democratized learning, we’re partnering with crowdsourced educators from Brooklyn Brainery to bring you a summer school you won't want to play hooky from. Drop by select Fridays in July to learn a new skill, get involved in hands-on projects, and meet fellow summer schoolers. Free with Museum admission.

Brooklyn Brainery hosts classes for curious adults on anything from your favorite crafts to bookish intellectualism. It is located in Prospect Heights.