It’s a busy week coming at the Brooklyn Historical Society. At 6:30 on Monday evening, May 1, there’s a program for two wheel enthusiasts, “Bike Month: A Conversation with Paul Steely White and Mark Gorton.” White is Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives and Gorton is founder and publisher of Streetsblog and Streetfilms. Admission is $5, or free for BHS members; there’s more info and purchase or reserve tickets here.
On Tuesday evening, May 2, at 6:30 there will be a very timely discussion, “Bringing Truth Back: Reporting Facts in a Post-Truth Era.” It will feature a panel of distinguished political journalists, and will be moderated by Sopan Deb, “a culture reporter for The New York Times, writing about the intersection of politics and culture, among other topics.” Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS members; more information and purchase tickets here.
A book titled City of Dreams:
Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles may seem to be an odd basis for a reading and discussion likely to appeal to Brooklyn baseball fans, especially on the sixtieth anniversary of the Dodgers’ departure. The book’s author, Jerald Podair, will be at BHS Wednesday evening, May 3 at 6:30, to read from and discuss his book. In it, he “challenges the narrative that owner Walter O’Malley happily abandoned Brooklyn and moved west,” and finds a villain familiar to Brooklyn Heights residents: Robert Moses. Admission is $5, or free for members; more information and purchase or reserve tickets here.