Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Tuesday evening, April 21, starting at 6:30 BHS will present a panel discussion, offered in partnership with Downtown Rising Working Group, featuring speakers from community advocacy organizations, developers, academic institutions, and others on the topic “The Rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn: Ten Years Later.” The panel will

explore the future of Downtown Brooklyn with the 2004 Special Purpose District Zoning Resolution as the starting point. We will explore the goals of the rezoning and assess the results so far, and then turn to a panel of experts on planning, community advocacy, government affairs, and development for a discussion touching on key issues still critical to Downtown Brooklyn’s future, including public space, pedestrian experience and safety, public and private development, transportation, and connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods.

The event is free, but you must reserve tickets here.

On Thursday evening, April 23, starting at 7:00, BHS, in partnership with Brooklyn Brainery, will present local beekeeper Timothy O’Neal, of Borough Bees, to talk about

the history and know-how behind this increasingly popular enterprise that is quickly joining the illustrious ranks of Brooklyn-made gastronomy. Deliciously sweet tastings included!

Admission to this event is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members. You may purchase tickets here.

Looking ahead to next weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, form 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days, BHS will host a free Zine Fest

showcasing self-published magazines by independent writers, artists, and publishers from the five boroughs and beyond. Featuring a different line-up of 75 exhibitors, workshops and panel talks each day.

There’s more information about these events here.

Photo: C. Scales for BHB.

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