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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

It’s a busy week at the Brooklyn Historical Society, with three evening events. All begin at 6:30, and admission for each is $10, or $5 for BHS members. Links to buy tickets are below. For all the talk of a “paperless society” — this blog’s beloved founder had as a slogan “On the web because […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church April 28-30

The ninth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church (Clinton and Montague streets) from Friday evening, April 28 through Sunday evening, April 30. Your correspondent has attended the last two festivals–see here and here and enjoyed them enormously. This year’s promises to be even better, given the superb […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of part one of Ken Burns’s documentary, Jackie Robinson. This film focuses on Robinson’s early life, from his childhood in Georgia through his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. It will be introduced by co-directors, producers, and writers Sarah Burns […]

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Pete Hamill and Sam Roberts at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday Evening

On Thursday evening, April 6, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present acclaimed journalist, novelist, and Brooklyn native Pete Hamill (photo) in conversation with Sam Roberts of the New York Times. They will talk “about life, writing, and coming home to Brooklyn.” Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS members; you may purchase […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Do highly regarded, award winning fiction writers of color, like Colson Whitehead (photo), appeal to many non-minority readers? Does “a predominantly white publishing industry maintain[] the assumption that black literature lacks marketability”? Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 21) evening at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a panel discussion, led by Hunter College professor and author […]

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BHS Presents Valentine’s Evening Readings

On Valentine’s Day evening–this Tuesday, February 14–starting at 7:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will present readings by two author-couples: Isaac Fitzgerald and Alice Sola Kim; and Jessie Chaffee and Brendan Kiely. The event is presented in partnership with the Franklin Park Reading Series, and the discussion will be moderated by its curator, Penina Roth. […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society to Show Four Capote Films

On four Thursdays in January and February, in conjunction with their exhibition Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Capote on Screen”, free screenings of films connected with Mr. Capote. On January 12 the series begins with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, based on Capote’s novella and starring Audrey […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Tuesday evening, December 13, at 7:00, food historian Sarah Lohman will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society to discuss “How Immigrant Cooks Shape American Food”. Joining her will be Jonathan Wu of Fung Tu and Mario Carbone of Carbone. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; purchase tickets here. Criminologist Michael […]

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Al Capone, Brooklyn Native, Subject of Book Talk at BHS Monday

On Monday evening, December 5, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a book talk by Deirdre Bair, author of Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend. Born in Brooklyn in 1899, Capone rose to infamy as head of the rackets–principally bootlegging during the prohibition years–in Chicago. “With exclusive access to his descendants,” Ms. […]

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Author Bonnie Mackay at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Thursday; Silhouette Artist in Early December

Brooklyn Heights resident author Bonnie Mackay will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, this Thursday evening, November 17, from 6:00 to 8:00, for a reception, reading, and signing of her book, Tree of Treasures. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 2-4, renowned silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Exchange to […]

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