NEW YORK (Hoodline) –  Looking to get out into the community this week?

From an exploration of Hannibal’s road to war to an ugly sweater party for a good cause, there’s plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural events coming up in New York City this week. Read on for a rundown.

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Explorers Club: ‘Tracking Hannibal’

On Monday, the Explorers Club presents “Tracking Hannibal: From Carthage through Spain to the Alps, Italy and Beyond.” Listen in as Dr. Patrick Hunt explores Hannibal Barca’s exact route to launching the Second Punic War. Hunt, the leader of a 10-year trek to identify the trail, is not “an armchair historian,” notes the event promoter.

When: Monday, Dec. 10, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Explorers Club, 46 E. 70th St.
Price: $25; $10 for club members
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Big Gay Toy Drive and Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

Next up, wear an ugly sweater and show up with an unwrapped toy for the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, which supports low-income families. There will be happy hour specials and free appetizers, plus no cover.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m.
Where: Townhouse Bar, 236 E. 58th St.
Price: Free
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Lapidus Center presents: ‘Teaching Slavery’

Educators Manisha Sinha and Ebony Elizabeth examine how teachers can educate their students about slavery in America. Donations to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will be accepted.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd.
Price: Free
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