Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 13) evening at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will be host to NYU historian Kim Phillips-Fein, author of Fear City: New York City’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics. Professor Phillips-Fein will discuss “the fiscal policies that led the city to the brink of bankruptcy, the scare tactics used by the powerful to enforce austerity, and the lasting effects on the city and nation at large.” Admission is $5, or free for BHS members. There’s more information and you may reserve or buy tickets here.
On Wednesday evening, June 14, at 7:00, Patrick E. McGovern, author of Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-Created, will be joined by gastronomic historian Sarah Lohman, mixologist Eamon Rockey, and beer scribe Chris Cuzme to discuss McGovern’s book “and the exploding interest in resurrecting methods and tastes from a bygone era.” Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS members. There’s more information and you may buy tickets here.