Olio noun \ˈō-lē-ˌō\  

A miscellaneous collection (esp. of art or literature)

Interdisciplinary classes with the best professors


Sep 29

Food, Power and Control: An Olio Dinner Party

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
6:52 p.m. at Berg'n

Sign Up - $30

Oct 6

Come Fly with Me: Cultural Hot Spots of the 20th Century

Taught by Amanda Hallay
7:30 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

Sign Up - $20

Oct 25

Where is the Right to Privacy in the U.S. Constitution, Exactly?

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at WeWork Dumbo Heights

Sign Up - $12


Our core belief is that education should be an ongoing, lifelong endeavor.


Think Olio was created for those who want to keep learning. With our salon-style classes, taught by college professors, we’ve cut the excess out of education - the costs, the tests and grades, the fluorescent lighting, and people who don’t really want to be there.

This isn't about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It's about getting together with other people and expanding your worldview. It’s about enhancing our awareness of humanity and nurturing our appreciation for the humanities. Think Olio exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.


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Past Olios


Sep 15

Very New York: The Birth of a Fashion Capital

Taught by Lisa Santandrea
7:30 p.m. at Franklin Electric

Sign Up - $12

Sep 13

Aug 23

Aug 10

Linguistic Prejudice: Media, Politics, and Saturday Night Live

Taught by Maureen Matarese
7:30 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

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Aug 9

City as Stage: Performance Art in New York During the 1970s

Taught by Meredith Mowder
7:30 p.m. at Coworkrs Gowanus

Sign Up - $14

Aug 9

Liberalism and the Good Life

Taught by Fernando Zapata
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $10

Aug 3

What Would Buffy Do? A Radical Feminist Seeks Answers from The Slayer

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Aug 2

Jul 28

Dharma and Desire: Persephone & The Ramayana

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7:30 p.m. at Chinatown Soup

Sign Up - $12

Jul 21

Across The Universe: Travels in Space, Time, and Wonder

Taught by Michael Hamburg
7:30 p.m. at Berg'n

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Jul 19

The History of Science: The Industrial Revolution

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

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Jul 19

The Myth of Women and Madness: Sylvia Plath and Zelda Fitzgerald

Taught by Dahlia Valle
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 12

Hamlet, the Joker, and George R.R. Martin: Radical Nihilism

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at WeWork Dumbo Heights

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Jul 7

Truth Tellers and Trouble Makers in Paris' Jazz Age - SOLD OUT!

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

Sign Up - $20

Jul 6

Dinner and a Movie: Barton Fink pt.2

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

Sign Up - $15

Jul 6

Jun 29

Dinner and a Movie: Barton Fink

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

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Jun 28

Jun 28

The History of Science: The Age of Enlightenment

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $10

Jun 28

FDR Felt The Bern: Bernie Sanders in Historical Perspective

Taught by Michael Brenes
7 p.m. at Coworkrs Flatiron

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Jun 23

Culture of Desire: The Oedipus Myth and Modernity

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7:30 p.m. at Round K

Sign Up - $12

Jun 22

Dinner and a Movie: The Prestige pt 2

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

Sign Up - $10

Jun 20

Jun 16

Truth Tellers and Troublemakers: Shelley and Free Love

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

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Jun 15

Dinner and a Movie: The Prestige pt 1

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

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Jun 14

Jun 14

How Did Trump Happen? And What if He Wins...?

Taught by Don Waisanen
6:30 p.m. at Coworkrs Flatiron

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Jun 13

The People vs Oscar Wilde: Aestheticism, Popular Culture, Evil

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Jun 7

Thomas Paine and the Flame of Revolution - SOLD OUT!!

Taught by J. Ward Regan
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $10

May 31

Langston Hughes: Poet Of The People

Taught by Rita Tobin
7:30 p.m. at Round K

Sign Up - $12

May 26

Across the Universe: Travels in Space, Time, and Wonder

Taught by Michael Hamburg
7:30 p.m. at Coworkrs Gowanus

Sign Up - $14

May 24

May 22

Smartphones: The Fetish of Scientism

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
6 p.m. at The Deanery

Sign Up - $12


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