Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, November 1, at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Los Sures, a 1984 film by Diego Echeverria that documents the lives of four people living in the largely Dominican and Puerto Rican section of South Williamsburg that was then one of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods. A panel discussion will follow the screening, which is presented in partnership with Union Docs, which restored the film. The event is free, but please reserve tickets here.

Wednesday evening, November 2 at 6:30 BHS will host a lecture, “Breaking the Segregated Schools Cycle: From Desegregation to Meaningful Integration”, by Amy Stuart Wells, Professor of Sociology and Education, Director of the Center for Understanding Race and Education (CURE), and Co-Director of the Public Good Project at Teachers College, Columbia University. Admission is $5, or free for BHS or Green-Wood members; purchase or reserve tickets here.

Thursday evening, November 3 at 7:00 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival’s Wes Jackson will lead a discussion, “Told it First Hand: Hip-Hop and the New Generation of Podcasters”, featuring Chris Morrow and Reggie Ossé (a.k.a. Combat Jack) of the web-based platform Loud Speakers Network. This event is presented in sponsorship with Brooklyn Bodega. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; purchase tickets here.

On Friday evening, November 4 at 7:30 the Brooklyn Art Song Society returns to BHS to continue their “Wien” series of songs from Vienna. This will be a “rare complete performance of Hanns Eisler’s Hollywooder Liederbuch” featuring soprano Kristina Bachrach, tenor Nils Neubert, and baritone Matthew Morris. Admission is $25, or $15 for BHS members; purchase tickets here.

Looking ahead to Monday evening, November 7 at 7:00 p.m., BHS will present “Our Pesky Neighbors–Part I: Pigeons”, in which Margaret Mittelbach, the founder of the Secret Science Club, will lead a “panel of experts in a discussion on the history and contemporary life of the city’s most ubiquitous bird.” Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; purchase tickets here.

There’s more information here about all of these events.

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  • BananaTuesday

    Highly recommend ‘Los Sures’ on Tuesday.

  • Reggie

    Yo vivía en Los Sures en la 1980s y se lo recomiendo esta película..

  • Andrew Porter

    Had to use Google translate because I don’t know Spanish. For the benefit of everyone here, he said, “I lived in Los Sures in the 1980s and recommend this film”.