• Midnight Games at Hack Manhattan

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    Join the Hack Manhattan "night crew" for some early morning boardgames. In the city that never sleeps, night owls and insomniacs congregate to draw cards, toss dice, move pieces, calculate odds and bluff opponents. We have games on site. Or feel free to bring one of your own to share. Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment.

  • freeCodeCamp at Hack Manhattan

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    We’re hosting a regular gathering of NYC’s freeCodeCamp (http://freecodecamp.org/) community. For more info about freeCodeCamp New York City, visit their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/free.code.camp.new.york.city/). PLEASE NOTE THAT RSVPs ARE REQUIRED - we would appreciate it if you could change your RSVP to "no" with some notice if your plans change.

  • Themed Thursday / Open House at Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment. Themed Thursday is a weekly open house that will have themes.... sometimes. It’s a good opportunity to learn what Hack Manhattan is about. Some Themed Thursdays may be Electronics Night, a more structured study group that focuses on various topics. Don’t worry, it’s not just about technology—any kind of project is welcome. Themed Thursday is a perfect opportunity to visit Hack Manhattan and check out what it’s all about. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring a project to work on, or at least a laptop. Use our tools, hang out, and draw on advice from our wonderful community.

  • Fixing Session: Fixers' Collective at Hack Manhattan

    The Fixers' Collective (www.facebook.com/fixerscollective/) is holding a fixing session at Hack Manhattan! Bring something to fix, or help fix things. All are welcome, whether you have something to fix or just want to observe and watch. We encourage people to bring in their items early, so we can devote the most time to the item. If you arrive in the middle of a fix, we’ll try to accommodate you as best as we can. This monthly event is hosted by Hack Manhattan. Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment.

  • Tech Tuesday / Open House at Hack Manhattan

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    Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment. Tech Tuesday is Hack Manhattan’s weekly general interest open house. Don’t worry, it’s not just about technology—any kind of project is welcome. Tech Tuesday is a perfect opportunity to visit Hack Manhattan and check out what it’s all about. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring a project to work on, or at least a laptop. Use our tools, hang out, and draw on advice from our wonderful community. Note: The last Tuesday of the month is our monthly business meeting. It usually lasts less than 30 minutes.

  • Shakespeare Night Presents: THE ILIAD of Homer

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    At this event, we will get through Books 9 and 10 (about 1300 lines) Our readings of The Iliad prior to this event were as follows: May, 2019: Books 1 and 2 (about 1500 lines) June, 2019: Books 3, 4, and 5 (about 1500 lines) July, 2019: Books 6, 7, and 8 (about 1600 lines) Following our readings of Roman and related plays (see our history, below), we decided to attempt the Iliad. Since it is nearly 16000 lines long, it will take at least 8 sessions, if we go at an easy pace. We will continue our tradition wherein readers bring whichever translation they choose. When deciding, you may wish to consult https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_translations_of_Homer, which gives the opening excerpt of the epic for nearly all English translations. -- The History of Hack Manhattan's Shakespeare night: We started by reading aloud the works of Shakespeare (including poems and apocrypha), starting September, 2013. Following this, we decided to spend about a year reading Greek plays. We started in September, 2017, and followed with Roman plays and works based upon them. September, 2017: Aeschylus, Agamamnon October, 2017: Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers November, 2017: Aeschylus, The Eumenides December, 2017: Sophocles, Oedipus Rex January, 2018: Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus February, 2018: Sophocles, Antigone March, 2018: Euripides, Medea April, 2018: Euripides, Electra May, 2018: Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris June, 2018: Aristophanes, The Frogs July, 2018: Aristophanes, Lysistrata August, 2018: Menander, Dyskolos Following Menander, we are reading several Roman plays on Greek themes, as follows. We're reading four the six plays of Seneca translated by Emily Wilson. The fourth will be Phaedre, and we will then read Racine's Phaedre (a role for which the great Sarah Bernhardt was famous.) September, 2018: Seneca, Oedipus (This reading was canceled!) October, 2018: Seneca, Medea November, 2018: Seneca, Thyestes December, 2018: Seneca, Phaedra January, 2019: Racine Phèdre February, 2019: Seneca, Oedipus (New date for Oedipus) March, 2019: Plautus, Menaechmi (basis for The Comedy of Errors) April, 2019: Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors Reading Shakespeare, we had a bit of fun comparing the editions that various readers brought: the Folio edition, the Quarto edition, and various (allegedly) scholarly attempts to adjudicate or combine differences. With the Greeks, we had the more variable issue of multiple translations. Among the best regarded are the translations of Grene and Lattimore and the more recent translations of Pagels. However, copyright issues prevented us from making any one version canonical. So we felt free to bring any edition you like. Various readers read from various translations, and it has been fun comparing them (though sometimes a challenge to follow along in a different edition). One thing that makes it "not too bad" is that most editions display the canonical line numbering set out in the Loeb Classical Library. In addition, most translations correspond on a speech-by-speech basis. We will continue our tradition of "bring your favorite translation" for the Romans and for Racine.

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  • Themed Thursday / Open House at Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment. Themed Thursday is a weekly open house that will have themes.... sometimes. It’s a good opportunity to learn what Hack Manhattan is about. Some Themed Thursdays may be Electronics Night, a more structured study group that focuses on various topics. Don’t worry, it’s not just about technology—any kind of project is welcome. Themed Thursday is a perfect opportunity to visit Hack Manhattan and check out what it’s all about. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring a project to work on, or at least a laptop. Use our tools, hang out, and draw on advice from our wonderful community.

  • Electronics Night: Sensor Survey Sursday

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    We will talk about sensors. Accelerometers, gyroscopes, thermometers, hygrometers, targeted to an audience of electronics hobbyists who want to put sensors in their projects. There will be a little overview presentation, and then we will have Q&A, discussion and show-and-tell. Bring your sensor knowledge, sensor projects, project ideas and questions! Electronics Night will start at 6:00 pm sharp.

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  • Tech Tuesday / Open House at Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment. Tech Tuesday is Hack Manhattan’s weekly general interest open house. Don’t worry, it’s not just about technology—any kind of project is welcome. Tech Tuesday is a perfect opportunity to visit Hack Manhattan and check out what it’s all about. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring a project to work on, or at least a laptop. Use our tools, hang out, and draw on advice from our wonderful community. Note: The last Tuesday of the month is our monthly business meeting. It usually lasts less than 30 minutes.