BHS Features Death Tonight, Beer Tomorrow

This evening (Wednesday, June 22), starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton), will present a panel discussion on “Brooklyn Cemeteries: Past and Present”, featuring the presidents of Green-Wood and Evergreens cemeteries and the authors of books about the histories of these two significant burial grounds. Admission is free with museum admission (available until 7:00 tonight), which is free for BHS members; $6 for adults; $4 for seniors (over 62), students, and teachers; and free for kids under 12.

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 23) evening, from 7:00 to 9:00, BHS, in conjunction with Urban Oyster, will present “History Through Beer”, a combined lecture and tasting.

Join local beer guides David Naczycz and Cindy VandenBosch as they lead a delicious beer tasting using present day versions of historical beers to tell the story of beer, its key role in our civilization and how, ultimately, it found its way to Brooklyn where it prospered, fell, and now is prospering again. There is no better way to learn about history than by tasting it. The tasting will include six generous tastings of beer along with delicious food pairings of cured meats and cheeses. Through these tastings we’ll get a sense of how everyone from ancient Mesopotamians to Belgian monks to our Brooklyn grandfathers drank their beer and how all of our lives are different today because of beer. 21 and over only.

Admission is $40 for BHS members, and $45 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased here until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, and will also be available at the door.

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  • Jeffrey j Smith

    After the invasion of Iraq, The US sought a viable policy to insure effective elections would be held.

    at the time I remarked to a friend that if the US really wants stable, valid elections in any country they don’t need purple thumbs or free media time for candidates or any such modern clap trap.

    All the US has to do in any such situation is to invite the entire population into a room in which a long, thick wooden sort of elevated table has been placed. Upon the table are free refreshments in the form of a clear amber colored liquid and
    on the table are boxes with a magic inscription:

    “Vote for Miss Rheingold”

    Real historians of electoral process know that the most successful election in world history was the 1950’s Early 60’s election of Miss Rheingold. Forget 100% voter participation. Twelve times the population of the entire US, judging from ballots cast, participated in the annual elections.

    If the US seeks to insure “democratization” and “valid elections” in any nation we “help” we simply have to readopt the policies and methods which produced history’s highest results and which, after
    all, we invented.

    I think I’ll bring up this “idea” at the next foreign Policy Association meeting I attend…or at the next Bilderberg meeting I’m not invited to.but somehow show up at…..

  • Claude Scales

    Jeffrey: I’m ordering you a “Too Busy for Davos” T-shirt.