Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, January 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening and discussion of A Place at the Table, “which exposes the realities of hunger in the United States through the stories of three families who struggle daily to secure the source of their next meal.” Following the screening, director Lori Silverbush will discuss the film and its findings with the audience. This is being offered in conjunction with BHS’s exhibit Hidden in Plain Sight: Portraits of Hunger in NYC. Admission is free, but you must reserve tickets here.

Hockey fans should be delighted to know that on Wednesday evening, January 20, Pat LaFontaine (photo), whose NHL career started with the Islanders, went from there to the Buffalo Sabres, and concluded with the Rangers, thereby having been on all three New York State NHL teams, will be at BHS for a discussion of his career and the sport with Allan Kreda and Stan Fischler. This event is in conjunction with BHS’s exhibit Brooklyn Americans: Hockey’s Forgotten Promise (scroll down). Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS and Green-Wood members; buy tickets here.

Pat LaFontaine photo: Wikia; public domain.

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