Sunset Park already has a large Asian population; now Bensonhurst has a rapidly growing Chinese community. How is this likely to affect local politics? On Wednesday evening, January 27, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a discussion on this topic, moderated by Jarrett Murphy, with panelists Paul Mak of the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association, professor Peter Kwong, and City Council Member Mark Treyger, whose district includes Bensonhurst. Admission is $5, or free for BHS and Green-Wood members; purchase or reserve tickets here.
Did you know that New York has a team in the National Women’s Hockey League, and that they play their home games in Brooklyn? They’re the New York Riveters, who play at the Aviator Sports & Events Center. They take their name from the World War II icon “Rosie the Riveter” (image). On Thursday evening, January 28, starting at 6:30, you’ll be able to meet some members of the team at BHS along with their coach, former New York Ranger Chad Wiseman and NWHL founder and commissioner Dani Rylan. Admission is $5, or free for BHS and Green-Wood members; purchase or reserve tickets here. This event is presented in conjunction with BHS’s exhibit Brooklyn Americans: Hockey’s Forgotten Promise.
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