Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, February 25 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the latest in its “Told it First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers'” series. This one will feature Albert Johnson a.k.a Prodigy of Mobb Deep (photo), urban crime novelist K’wan Foye, publisher Johnny Temple of Akhasic Books, and moderator Wes Jackson of Brooklyn Bodega. The topic is “Hip-Hop’s next frontier: the literary world.” Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood Cemetery members; purchase tickets here.

On Thursday evening, February 26 at 6:30 there will be a tour of one of America’s largest private collections of African art and artifacts at the Clinton Hill loft of Eric Edwards. Artist Danny Simmons will be there to discuss the collection with Mr. Edwards. Admission is $15, or $10 for BHS or G-W members; purchase tickets here. The exact location of the event will be on your receipt when you have bought a ticket.

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  • Andrew Porter

    Brooklyn Heights has always been a hotbed of hip-hop culture. Think of Heather “Police-Blotter” Quinlan, Homer “Home-boy” Fink, Claude “Scaleyman” Scales… Uh, maybe not.

  • ClaudeScales

    Andrew “Spaceman” Porter.

  • Andrew Porter

    Actually, kids at prep school I went to called me “Space Cadet,” which they thought was an insult, but I was happy with the nickname.

  • WellAdjustedAndroid

    You missed the Beastie Boys…just sayin’