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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents “Nerd Nite Speed Dating” Evening of Thursday, September 24

On Thursday evening, September 24, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Nerd Nite Speed Dating” (would any true nerd spell night “nite”?), followed by two presentations on local history. Doors open at 7:00 for check-in. Speed dating starts at 7:30 and ends at 9:00, when the floor is given first to Manhattan Borough Historian Michael […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Week

On Wednesday evening, August 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 there will be a happy hour at Fornino’s on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. More details here. Admission is free, but you must RSVP here by tomorrow, Monday, August 24. Also on Wednesday evening is the next Wednesday Night Tour, which begins at […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

If you’re a map freak like me, the Brooklyn Historical Society is a good place to be on Tuesday evening, August 11, starting at 6:30. A panel of artists will discuss their work on the exhibit “Mapping Brooklyn,” which will be on display until September 6. There will be time to view the exhibit, which […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

Former Alice Cooper bassist Dennis Dunaway will read from his memoir Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! at Monday evening’s (August 10) “Books Under the Bridge,” which begins at 7:00 at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1. He will be joined by his band mates in Blue Coupe, Blue Oyster Cult founders Albert and Joe Bouchard, to […]

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BHA Names Peter L. Bray New Executive Director

The Eagle reports that the Brooklyn Heights Association has named Park Slope resident Peter L. Bray its new executive director effective September 1. He will replace Judy Stanton, the BHA’s first executive director, who is retiring August 31 after many years’ service. Mr. Bray previously served as executive director of the New York City Financial […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Coming Week

This coming Tuesday, July 28, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “An Evening With Bryan Stevenson” (photo), author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and described by Bishop Desmond Tutu as “America’s Nelson Mandela.” Admission is $15; $10 for BHS and Green-Wood […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

Monday evening’s (July 27) event in the “Books Under the Bridge” series, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 starting at 7:00, will be “a celebration of Harper Lee” in which Brenda Bowen, Caroline Zancan, and Ezra Goldstein will read and discuss selections from Ms. Lee’s much loved classic To Kill a Mockingbird and its […]

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A Tour of the Historic Brooklyn Waterfront

A photologue of a tour of historic sites along the Brooklyn waterfront, from Newtown Creek to Bay Ridge, provided by the Working Harbor Committee. For the complete photologue and text, see here.

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This Coming Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, July 14 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “A Biography of East New York”: East New York is where NYC’s future is going to happen, where City Hall plans affordable and inclusive housing, with residents and industry existing side by side. But East New York is by geography, class and […]

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Your Correspondent Learns About Waterfront History at Brooklyn Bridge Park; More Tours to Come

Last Wednesday evening your correspondent went on a tour through Brooklyn Bridge Park of “Brooklyn’s Waterfront History” led by Julie Golia (photo), a Columbia history PhD and Director of Public History for the Brooklyn Historical Society. Julie described the transformation of the Brooklyn waterfront over the years, from natural shoreline up until the early nineteenth […]

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