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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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Some Last Minute Monday Evening Suggestions

Tomorrow (Monday, July 6) evening at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Park’s annual “Books Under the Bridge” series will begin with a program hosted by Freebird Bookstore: [A] unique outdoor Scrabble competition between John D. Williams, Jr. (former Executive Director of the National SCRABBLE Association and author of […]

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Waterfront History Tour Wednesday Evening, and Smorgasburg Lives on Pier 5 Uplands

The week before last, while writing my Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, I noticed that Smorgasburg had disappeared from the listing of events on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Website. This, and my having seen a news item about Smorgasburg starting up at Coney Island, made me assume (a word that Capt. Noland, my gunnery instructor in […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Monday evening, June 15, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of The Messenger, a 2009 film about an Iraq veteran assigned to notify surviving family members of the deaths of their soldier husbands, wives, sons or daughters. David la Rocca, editor of The Philosophy of War Films and Edward […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Monday evening, June 8, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Lacey Schwartz’s (photo) documentary film Little White Lies, a “provocative documentary about being a biracial woman who grew up believing she was white.” Ms. Schwartz will be present, and after the screening will engage in a discussion led […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Events This Week

On Tuesday evening, June 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and co-director, with the late Tim Hetherington, who was killed along with Brooklyn Heights resident Chris Hondros as they were covering action in Libya, of Restrepo, will be at BHS for a showing of his latest documentary, The Last […]

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