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The World Science Festival and WNYC Radio present You and Your Irrational Brain, a live, outdoor event (rain or shine) Thursday, May 29th at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City, Queens, NY.
Have you ever wondered why you might think it's okay to steal a pen from work, but not money from the petty cash box? Ever splurged on a lavish meal, only later to clip a 25 cent coupon for a can of soup? Ever taken something FREE, knowing full well that you didn't really want it? Why do we make these decisions that are so clearly irrational?
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational, along with science writer and Radio Lab contributor Jonah Lehrer, will join Radio Lab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich to explore the often surprising factors that motivate and dictate human behavior.
The FREE event will combine discussion with live group experiments, games and demonstrations that test the ideas in Ariely's book, followed by food, drink and music under the stars and on the sand.
Thursday, May 29th, 2008 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, followed by music, DJ, beer and beach-side merriment
Water Taxi Beach (Google Map)
2nd Street and Borden Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
For the full experience, take the 5-min water taxi to the beach. There's a shuttle ($5) leaving at 5:45pm, and it's departing from the pier at East 35th Street. THIS IS A SPECIAL ONE-TIME SHUTTLE set up for tonight's event!
The Beach is also within walking distance of the Vernon/Jackson station on the 7 train.
Water Taxi Beach has concession stands for snacks and beer, so no outside food, but feel free to bring your beach towel, chaise lounge, volleyball, sand pail etc. And bring vaild ID (21 +). Minors are only allowed to come with their parents.
THIS EVENT IS FULL - WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING RESERVATIONS