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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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The Long, Sad Story of the Selling of LICH

Thanks to Mary Frost, of the Brooklyn Eagle, we now have a detailed chronology, with links to Eagle stories giving further information about each incident, of the steps leading to and following the sale of Long Island College Hospital. Despite the money SUNY received from the sale of LICH, SUNY Downstate continued to have financial […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Who knows the secrets that lurk in the vaults of the Brooklyn Historical Society? Reference Librarian Joanna Lamaida and Exhibition Coordinator & Registrar Anna Schwartz do! Come to BHS this Wednesday evening, August 3 at 6:30 for “Tales from the Vault: The Skeletons in Our Closets”. Admission is $5, or free for BHS and Green-Wood […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Receives Award; Upcoming Events

The Brooklyn Historical Society has announced that it has received a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for its project, Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations. The project, which consisted of oral histories and public programs at the Society from 2011 to 2015, “examine[d] the history and experiences of […]

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Panel on “Brownstone Brooklyn” at Brooklyn Historical Society Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow evening (Thursday, July 7) at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a panel discussion, “Brownstone Brooklyn: Pioneers in the Gentrification Movement”, moderated by Jarrett Murphy, executive editor of City Limits, and featuring Suleiman Osman, author of The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn, along with “Clinton Hill resident, filmmaker, and educator Walis Johnson, and Sandy […]

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At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Week

In summer there are many events and activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park daily; see a list of ones next week here. Parents should note that on Tuesday morning, June 28, from 10:30 to 11:30 at the small granite prospect facing Pier 3, a Brooklyn Public Library librarian will read children’s stories as part of the […]

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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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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There’s a wealth of free events at Brooklyn Bridge Park starting tomorrow (Thursday) evening and extending through the weekend. On Thursday evening, June 23, starting at 8:00, park partner BAMcinemaFest presents a screening of Sara Jordenö’s film Kiki on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1. Admission is free; there will be “curated food” for sale. […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Salutes Manischewitz Wine Tuesday Evening

If, like your correspondent, you’re–as they say–getting long in the tooth, you may remember a jingle, “Oh man oh Manischewitz, what a wine!” The ads are long gone, but the wine is still made. It’s no longer made in Brooklyn, as it was back in the day, but in Canandaigua, a pretty town at the […]

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

This Wednesday evening, March 2, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society, along with the Brooklyn Arts Council and Interfaith Center of New York, will present “The 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Arts Day: Preserving and Demystifying Ritual and Ceremony in Brooklyn“. featuring interactive presentations of ritual practices from Guyana, Ghana, and India, followed by a […]

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