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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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Author’s Night Celebrates Reading, Benefits Neighborhood School

The P.S 8 PTA will hold it’s annual author’s night on Monday, October 24th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Superfine in Dumbo.  The organizers are calling this year a “truly babysitter-worthy event.” The theme is “Gr8 Parenting” and features New York Times columnist Ron Lieber, author of the best-selling “The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival Next Sunday, September 18

The eleventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, and books for sale. On Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. there will be […]

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This Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

There are three events at Brooklyn Historical Society this week. Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 6) evening at 6:30, Renée Dinnerstein, author of Choice Time: How to Deepen Learning Through Inquiry and Play will discuss her book with Anna Allanbrook, principal of P.S. 146 Brooklyn New School, followed by Q&A with the audience. Light refreshments will be […]

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. there will be a free Pier 5 Family Field Day, with potato, sack, and Hula Hoop races, parachute games, soccer skills lessons, and scrimmage games. More information here. On Sunday afternoon, August 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 the Nantucket lightship (photo), docked at Pier 6, […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Monday, August 15) evening at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in partnership with BookCourt will present Eowyn Ivey reading from her latest novel, To the Bright Edge of the World. The event is free; books will be available for purchase and signing. Perhaps this Alaskan writer can bring […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Sunday, July 31 at the Pier 6 Lawns there will be a free Pier Kids event, featuring Private Picassos art and craft activities from 11:00 a.m. to noon, and a “Meet the Animals” event presented by Friends of Wildlife from noon until 1:00 p.m. More information here. On Monday evening, August 1 at 7:00, […]

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Movies With A View Begins Tomorrow; Other Events Coming Up At Brooklyn Bridge Park

This summer’s run of free Movies With A View begins tomorrow (Thursday, July 7) evening on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, with the Gene Kelly/Donald O’Connor/Debbie Reynolds classic Singin’ in the Rain (the weather forecast gives a ten percent chance of rain tomorrow). The show begins at 6:00 with sounds by DJ Emch Subatomic, […]

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow (Monday, June 27) evening at 6:30 p.m. Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of Nathan Handwerker, the immigrant from Poland who arrived in Brooklyn in 1912 practically penniless and with no English, “and went on to start a food empire that remains a household name a century later”, will be at Brooklyn Historical Society to screen and […]

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