Tag Archives | Brooklyn Historical Society

Shop Small? Find Out What Can Be Done To Fight “Mallification” At BHS Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, November 29 starting at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Malls vs. Bodegas: Resisting the Suburbanization of the City.” This panel discussion will be moderated by Paul Goldberger, contributing editor of Vanity Fair. Admission is $5, or free for BHS members. Make reservations and more information here.

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Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates Brooklyn’s Historical Halloweens Wednesday

From 6:00 to 9:00 this Wednesday – Halloween! – evening, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Boos in the Borough: a Brooklyn Historical Halloween,” which will be “an evening of Halloween hijinks” featuring guest speakers, and “a contest for the title of Best Dressed Ghoul in Brooklyn!” The event is free, but you must register, […]

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Coming This Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

This coming Tuessday evening, October 16, from 6:30 to 8:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present social historian and York University (U.K.) professor emeritus James Walvin, author of Sugar: The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity. in which he uncovers the fraught history of one of our most prevalent ingredients: sugar. From its role in […]

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Coming This Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

This coming Wednesday evening, October 10, from 6:30 to 8:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Immigrant Women, Labor, and the Quest for Gender Justice,” in which award winning journalist and author Bernice Yeung will discuss her writings and work concerning the protection of immigrant women in the work force from violence, sexual harassment, and […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents Gargoyle Epic Tuesday Evening

If you’re an admirer of gargoyles, the decorative, often grotesque drainage pieces that adorn many gothic, beaux arts, and art deco (see examples on 55 Pierrepont in the photo) buildings, you may wish to attend a presentation at the Brooklyn Historical Society this Tuesday evening, October 2, starting at 6:30 PM. In “New York’s Gargoyles: […]

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Levin Has Big Kitty For Local Projects; Needs Your Advice

Our feline friendly City Council Member Stephen Levin has $1.5 million for capital projects and (this is new) $20,000 for expense funding, all to be distributed in accordance with the wishes of constituents in the 33rd Council District (which includes Brooklyn Heights). There will be two Neighborhood Assemblies in the Heights — one at the […]

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Credit Where Credit is Due-Emily Warren Roebling Recognized With Street Naming

The clouds parted and the sun shone brightly on Tuesday afternoon as if to say “FINALLY” as the stretch of Columbia Heights near Orange Street was proudly dedicated to Emily Warren Roebling, the woman credited-only in modern history-with the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. According to the New York Times’ Overlooked Obituary, Emily was born in 1843 in Cold Spring, NY the second […]

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BHS Presents “Free Love” This Friday Evening, February 9

This Friday evening, February 9, from 5:00 to 9:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Free Love”, a Free Friday event that gives you an opportunity to warm up for Valentine’s Day. The evening will get going with keyboardist Natti Vogel doing “anthems to singledom and trysts without strings attached.” Afterward, there will be talks […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Opens “Waterfront” Exhibition, Presents Three Programs This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society has opened a new exhibition, “Waterfront”, at its second location in the Empire Stores, Brooklyn Bridge Park (55 Water Street in DUMBO). The exhibition contains many fascinating photos, prints, preserved objects, videos and other materials concerning the Brooklyn waterfront over the years. Your correspondent took this photo of some youngsters enjoying […]

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What’s in the Stars for 2018? Find Out at Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society’s monthly “Free Friday” will be this Friday, December 15. Entrance is free from 5:00 PM on until closing at 9:00. The theme this month is “Winter Myths,” which it offers as “an antidote to the holiday party circuit.” Victoria Flexner of Edible Brooklyn will expound on “the pagan roots of today’s […]

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