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This Tuesday, A Night to Celebr8 Reading

The P.S./M.S. 8 PTA presents a Night to Celebr8 Reading this Tuesday, November 7th from 6:oo – 8:00.  The good folks at Superfine (126 Front Street in DUMBO) are hosting. Tickets are $35 and include additional snacks by Shalini’s Kitchen. Cash bar. Click HERE to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit P.S./M.S. 8 and help sponsor […]

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Brooklyn’s Waterfront as Artistic Inspiration Subject of Wednesday Discussion at BHS

This Wednesday evening, June 21 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present novelist Jennifer Egan (photo, at Brooklyn Book Festival, 2010), author of The Keep and A Visit From the Goon Squad and the soon to be published Manhattan Beach, leading a discussion “about Brooklyn’s waterfronts, industrial and liminal, as an inspiration to artists.” […]

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Author of Novel About Vanishing New York at Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Thursday

This Thursday evening at 6:15 the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library will present John Freeman Gill, author of The Gargoyle Hunters, “one of Booklist’s picks for Best New Adult Fiction of 2017,” to discuss and sign his novel at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library’s temporary quarters, 109 Remsen Street. The novel is based […]

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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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