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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society: Remembering Jane Jacobs; Appreciating Immigrant New York

This Thursday evening, March 16, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “The Legacy of Jane Jacobs,” a panel discussion moderated by New York Times writer Ginia Bellafante and featuring Matt Tyrnauer, director and co-producer of the documentary Citizen Jane; Robert Hammond, co-founder of Friends of the High Line; and Samuel Zipp, Associate professor […]

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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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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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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Tuesday evening, February 7, from 7:00 to 9:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present Black Voices, Black Art: Upending Convention with Kellie Jones and Kimberly Drew. Admission is $10, or $5 fOr BHS members. More information and buy tickets here. Journalist and cultural commentator John Strasbaugh will be at BHS Thursday evening, February 9 […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Wednesday evening, January 11 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Civic Responsibility Then and Now: A View from the Archives”, in which BHS’s Director of Public History Julie Golia and Oral Historian Zaheer Ali will “delve into our archives to consider the varied approaches to Civil Rights tactics over the course of […]

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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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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Tuesday evening, December 13, at 7:00, food historian Sarah Lohman will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society to discuss “How Immigrant Cooks Shape American Food”. Joining her will be Jonathan Wu of Fung Tu and Mario Carbone of Carbone. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; purchase tickets here. Criminologist Michael […]

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BHS to Present Brooklyn Documentary Films, Featuring Ric Burns, Wednesday, December 21

On Wednesday evening, December 21, at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival will present a screening of Brooklyn documentary films. The main feature will be an excerpt of Ric Burns’ New York, A Documentary Film, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. The event is free, but you must […]

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Al Capone, Brooklyn Native, Subject of Book Talk at BHS Monday

On Monday evening, December 5, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a book talk by Deirdre Bair, author of Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend. Born in Brooklyn in 1899, Capone rose to infamy as head of the rackets–principally bootlegging during the prohibition years–in Chicago. “With exclusive access to his descendants,” Ms. […]

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