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Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

This Tuesday evening, June 6 at 6:30 (all programs begin at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted) the Brooklyn Historical Society will present, from its “Tales from the Vault” series, “Adopting Brooklyn as a Home,” featuring accounts by Puerto Rican, West Indian, European, and African immigrants to Brooklyn. “BHS archivist Brett Dion brings Brooklyn history to […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Hosts Panel on LGBTQ Rights

This coming Wednesday, March 1, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a panel discussion on the topic, “LGBTQ Rights: The Struggles, Victories, and On-Going Fight for Equality.” Participants will include Susan Sommer, Associate Legal Director and Director of Constitutional Litigation for Lambda Legal, along with James Esseks, Director of the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender […]

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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 at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow evening–Monday, December 14, from 6:30 to 9:00–Brooklyn Historical Society will present, as part of its “Activism in Film” series, a screening of the film The Times of Harvey Milk, with a discussion following the screening, led by Stuart Milk, LGBT activist, founder and president of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and nephew of Harvey Milk. […]

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Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Plans Pride Month Event

The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, at 131 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Henry) is having a special Shabbat service Friday evening, June 14, in honor of Pride Month. This from the Synagogue: Brooklyn Heights Synagogue supports Pride month with a special celebration of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning friends, families and allies. Pride Shabbat […]

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