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Pregame Your Brain: taste of science Block Party

  • Caveat 21 A Clinton Street New York, NY 10002 United States (map)

taste of science: bringing cutting-edge science out of the lab and into bars near you! From April 21-27 we’re launching a 5 borough takeover, hosting a packed week of events for our annual taste of science festival. Come and hear the latest from world-renowned scientists, in the comfort of your local bar. Quizzing the experts while they’re tipsy is heartily encouraged!

To wrap up the festival, we’ll bring our most admired science communication friends together at Caveat and throw our second ever taste of science Block Party! After a week of discovery, we invite you to celebrate with us and kick back with fellow NYC science advocates and unashamed nerds whose sense of wonder is alive and kicking. Cheers!

About Pregame Your Brain:

Get some post-work drinks in your face, and some brand new knowledge in your brain! At Caveat’s weekly happy hour science fair, several stations of experts on the week’s theme will be set up around the bar – grab a drink and choose your own adventure. Each expert has a 10-minute speed-lesson, so you can get the basics or go deep.  Each week features experts on a different topic, so come back next week for all-new stuff!

Check out our amazing Block Party partners:

The New York Entomological Society & Division of Invertebrate Zoology, AMNH: Louis N. Sorkin, BCE, has been teaching others about insects and spiders since he was in grade school. Now he is a member of various professional arachnology and entomology organizations and organizes monthly meetings at the American Museum of Natural History (open to the public). Louis studies arachnid and myriapod systematics with the museum, specializing in spiders. He also researches entomophagy and holds tastings at public events - like this one! If cricket chips aren't your thing, he will also have some live animals for you to meet.

Astro on Tap: What happens when you mix science, comedy, trivia, prizes, and booze? We didn’t know either until we started Astronomy on Tap!  Turns out it’s kinda fun to bring scientists, educators, artists, and other enthusiasts to the bar to talk about astronomy.  Everyone loves bad jokes, puns, and memes.  Everyone SHOULD love science too!  We’re just helping.  (Okay, the booze helps too.)

BioBus: BioBus, a decade-old science outreach organization, aims to share the fun and empowerment of science with as many people as possible by driving their mobile science laboratory to schools all around the city. They bring a lab experience, science explorations, and enthusiasm, along with their favorite teaching tool – microscopes! Prove to yourself that everyone loves playing with microscopes with the "What the #*% is that?" game and try to figure out which esoteric object is magnified under the lens.

Biology on Tap NYC: Biology on Tap brings scientists, educators, and other biology enthusiasts together for monthly science talks at a bar in Brooklyn. Get a taste of Bio on Tap by stopping by our table for more information and an opportunity to dissect an owl pellet! You can learn a lot about an animal by looking at what it leaves behind - take some time to identify what the owl ate and learn more about owls. Hope to see you there!

Know Science: KnowScience is an international education and advocacy organization working to promote knowledge of science and scientific research to a non-specialized audience. They share this love and passion for science through public talks, evening soirees, and exhibitions highlighting intersecting art and science. Come by their station to explore a specialized human-human interface and search for answers about strange and exciting visual illusions.

The River Project: The River Project is a marine science field station located at Pier 40 on Manhattan’s Lower Westside waterfront in New York City. They work to protect and restore the ecosystem of the Hudson River Estuary through scientific research, hands-on marine science education, habitat improvement, and innovative waterfront programs. Visit their "Terrapin Station" featuring live Diamondback Terrapins and discover how the restoration of these NYC native turtle species benefits local ecosystems.

Ticket is free with advance booking, or $5 on the door

Event is 21+

Later Event: April 27
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