Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Bike enthusiasts should enjoy Tuesday evening’s program, “Wheeling Through Brooklyn’s Past With David V. Herlihy, ” which starts at 6:30 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

In celebration of National Bike Month, join the author of Bicycle: The History and The Lost Cyclist for a look back at Brooklyn’s rich and colorful legacy of cycling clubs and culture. From the “South Brooklyn Wheelmen” to the “Whirling Dervishes,” Brooklyn has long been a hotbed of cycling. Learn all about it and make your head spin! Offered in partnership with the New York Cycle Club.

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

Part 2 of “Brooklyn Collecting Brooklyn: Coney Island!” will take place on Thursday evening, May 20, starting at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Library, Grand Army Plaza. There you can see BPL’s archival collection of Coney Island related memorabilia. Admission is free, but you must reserve tickets here.

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