On Monday evening, July 24 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Rebecca Messner’s film Olmstead and America’s Urban Parks. Frederick Law Olmstead, along with Calvert Vaux, designed Central Park and Prospect Park. Olmstead considered the latter his finest design. Ms. Messner will be present to discuss her film after the screening. This event is in conjunction with BHS’s new exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park. Admission is free, but you should reserve tickets here.
You always knew Betty Boop (image) had to be a Brooklyn native, right? It turns out she was. On Tuesday evening, July 25 at 6:30 BHS will present “The Amazing and Incredible History and Future of Brooklyn Animation,” a panel discussion featuring several experts in the field, and with video clips from past and present Brooklyn animation studios, including Fleischer Studios, Betty’s creators who are still going strong. Admission is $5 or free for BHS members; more information and purchase tickets here.
Betty Boop image: JacksCrafts.com.