At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

This Wednesday evening, March 2, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society, along with the Brooklyn Arts Council and Interfaith Center of New York, will present “The 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Arts Day: Preserving and Demystifying Ritual and Ceremony in Brooklyn“.

featuring interactive presentations of ritual practices from Guyana, Ghana, and India, followed by a town hall discussion addressing ways to preserve, sustain, and demystify misconceptions surrounding traditional rituals and cultural ceremonies practiced in Brooklyn. Food and drink will be provided.

Admission is free, but you must reserve tickets here.

On Thursday evening, March 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 BHS presents “Chester Higgins, Jr. and Brooklyn’s African Diaspora”. Higgins is a New York Times photographer “who has documented New York’s African Diaspora for over 40 years, with images that range from the Caribbean Festival to African American Hebrews in Bed-Stuy.” You can view his images while he discusses them with City Council Member and cultural entrepreneur Laurie Cumbo. Higgins will be introduced by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; purchase tickets here.

March is Women’s History Month, and on this month’s Free Friday (March 4 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.) BHS invites you to visit the beautiful Othmer Library “for a peek into some of the women’s stories contained in our archives, and relax with some women’s history coloring book pages.” There’s more information here.

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