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Tao Tao in Xinjiang province
Sep 27
New York, New York

What She Said: Women in Exploration

Atlas Obscura is teaming up with the W New York – Times Square for an evening of conversation among modern-day women explorers.
Sunset at Kingsland Wildflowers.
Sep 27
Brooklyn, New York

Kingsland Wildflowers Sunset Tour and Pigeon Lecture

Toast to the sunset as you tour the thriving meadows spanning a rooftop in one of Brooklyn's most heavily industrialized neighborhoods and learn about local pigeons from resident expert Andrew Garn.
Plant dye lab.
Sep 29
New York, New York

Natural/Botanical Dye Workshop with Swale on Governors Island

Join us at Swale's newest forest installation for a natural dye workshop, cocktails, and teas made on-site with flora you forage for yourself!
Greenpoint Sewer Plant.
Oct 1
New York, New York

Infrastructure Creek Walking Tour

Join us for a tour of the bridges, tunnels, and train yards surrounding the Newtown Creek Superfund site in Brooklyn and Queens.
Watery Worlds with Scientific American.
Oct 25
Brooklyn, New York

Watery Worlds: Our Solar System's Hotspots For Life

Where in the universe should we go next? Join Scientific American’s editors for a night of stargazing and celestial debating at The Evergreens Cemetery.

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