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Learn About Paragliding at Hobby

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Recently, I figured out that it’s been a while since I picked up an entirely new hobby. Most of my favorite things to d0–write, bike, read, glue, sew, etc.–are the same activities that I loved in elementary school. But if I was ready to add a new hobby to my repertoire, I’d go to Hobby to find inspiration.

Hobby is Harvest HQ’s (appropriately titled) monthly event where people from NYC give talks about their weird and awesome hobbies. And they get speakers on everything from jarring to making decisions in poker. Tomorrow night is an awesome collection of speakers. Learn about paragliding (and storing the equipment in small places), blogging about what you eat, attempting to be a jazz musician, and meeting new people and getting free food while traveling. Each speaker has five minutes to talk, followed by a five minute Q&A, so even the shortest attention spans can follow.

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Harvest HQ
187 Lafayette Street between Broome and Grand Streets [Soho, Manhattan]
Tuesday, October 12

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.