Scenius Party | Populism & the Voice of the People


Think Olio's first member party will take place at Nowaday's new indoor space on March 7th.

We'll have a 2 for 1 happy hour until 8pm, an Olio co-taught by the most entertaining couple you've ever met, and some music to round out the night. 

This event is free and only open to our 100 founding members. There are 100 spots total for the party and we are currently at 86. Don't sleep! 

RSVP by becoming a founding member


Populism & the Voice of the People

Taught by Geoff Klock & Maureen Matarese

The hardcore philosophy book The Marxist Philosophy of Language claims that linguistic signs are spaces of conflict and class struggle, each word containing multiple, often opposing, ideological perspectives. Join Matarese and Klock — the Bonnie and Clyde of ThinkOlio — for a look at how this theory plays out in two major, and weirdly connected arenas: the Twitter feeds of Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and their ilk; and Ancient Rome as imagined by William Shakespeare. Matarese has a doctorate in linguistics and Klock has a doctorate in poetry: this Olio is going to be especially interesting because both professors look very closely at words from very different perspectives – the first scientific, the second anything but.




Location: Nowadays

56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Trees, ping pong, checkers, grass to lie in, fresh air, and the occasional passing freight train.




Interdisciplinary Learning with the Best Professors


Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.


Learn about joining the Scenius for $10 / month



Other upcoming Olios


Jun 19

The (Un)Enlightenment and What it Means to be Modern

Taught by Lev Moscow
7:30 p.m. at Living Room

Sign Up - $15

Jun 20

Believing is Seeing

Taught by Briana Toole
7:30 p.m. at Berg'n

Sign Up - $15

Jun 22

OlioHouse | Breaking Bread: An Olio Salon Dinner

Taught by Brian Lewis
2 p.m. at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Sign Up - $150

Jun 23

Female Power and Desire in Shakespeare after #MeToo

Taught by Christina Katopodis
1 p.m. at Threes Brewing // Greenpoint

Sign Up - $15

Jun 25

The Artist in an Alternative World

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

Sign Up - $15

Jun 25

OlioTour | Federal Hall & African Burial Ground

Taught by Jamie Warren
6 p.m. at Federal Hall

Sign Up - $0

Jun 26

Jun 27

The Long History of Selfie Culture

Taught by Ted Barrow
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Jun 29

OlioHouse | Happiness & Hedonism Weekend

Taught by Skye Cleary
2 p.m. at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Sign Up - $150

Jul 7

Museum Trip | 'The 80s Show' Private Tour

Taught by Charles Riley
2 p.m. at Nassau County Museum of Art

Sign Up - $20

Jul 13

OlioHouse | Considering The Tyranny of Choice

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
2 p.m. at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Sign Up - $150

Jul 25

Frida's Fragrance: Art, Scent, & Persona

Taught by Jessica Murphy
7:30 p.m. at The William Vale Hotel

Sign Up - $20

Sep 19

OlioTrip | Cienfuegos, Cuba

Taught by Teresita Levy
10 a.m. at Cienfuegos, Cuba

Sign Up - $


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