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Brooklyn Historical Society

Zines from the Borderlands: Storytelling about Mixed-Heritage 4/24/14 7PM - 9PM 2014-04-24 19:00:00 2014-04-24 21:00:00

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How can zines create new narratives and representations for mixed-heritage people, LGBTQ communities, and people of color who are...

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Brain Frame 4/25/14 8PM - 10PM 2014-04-25 20:00:00 2014-04-25 22:00:00

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Celebrate your love of zines the night before Brooklyn Zine Fest begins at BHS with Brain Frame, an evening of comics and zine artists...

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Wallabout Walking Tour 4/26/14 11AM - 1PM 2014-04-26 11:00:00 2014-04-26 13:00:00

Recently landmarked, the Wallabout Historic District contains one of the largest concentrations of intact pre-Civil War wood-frame...

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Demystifying Landmarks: A Panel Discussion 4/29/14 6:30PM - 8PM 2014-04-29 18:30:00 2014-04-29 20:00:00

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You own a brownstone or live in a landmarked district, but what happens when you want to make a repair or change? Learn about what the New...

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Screening: The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations, with Norton Juster 5/1/14 6:30PM - 8:30PM 2014-05-01 18:30:00 2014-05-01 20:30:00

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__________________________________________________________________ A Special Thank You to BHS Members!   Dear BHS Members, We're excited...

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Spinning Wheels! Pedal-Powered Trivia with the Trivia Masters 5/5/14 6:30PM - 9PM 2014-05-05 18:30:00 2014-05-05 21:00:00

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In honor of Bike Month NYC, BHS joins forces with our friends at Transportation Alternatives for an evening of bike and trans-alt themed...

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The May 2014 Real Estate Roundtable Luncheon 5/6/14 12PM - 2PM 2014-05-06 12:00:00 2014-05-06 14:00:00

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  Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable Series Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable is a quarterly luncheon series dedicated to examining,...

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Brooklyn on Brooklyn: Elizabeth Streb and Jed Walentas 5/7/14 6:30PM - 8PM 2014-05-07 18:30:00 2014-05-07 20:00:00

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Elizabeth Streb, a MacArthur Fellow and two time Bessie Winner, is an Action Architect. Her Streb Extreme Action Company is based at the...

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Screening: Twenty Feet from Stardom with featured singer, Lisa Fischer 5/11/14 4PM - 7PM 2014-05-11 16:00:00 2014-05-11 19:00:00

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Spend Mother's Day with Lisa Fischer, Grammy Award winning R&B vocalist and Brooklyn native. Lisa has worked with a galaxy of superstars...

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The Black Church: Faith and Community-Building in Central Brooklyn 5/15/14 6:30PM - 9PM 2014-05-15 18:30:00 2014-05-15 21:00:00

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In BHS's current exhibition In Pursuit of Freedom, we see that many historically African American churches figure prominently in Brooklyn's...

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If These Walls Could Talk 5/18/14 2PM - 4PM 2014-05-18 14:00:00 2014-05-18 16:00:00

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Uncover the secret history of your Brooklyn home or block! In this intensive workshop you’ll gain hands on experience in using our library,...

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Pizza: The Brooklyn Story 5/21/14 7PM - 9PM 2014-05-21 19:00:00 2014-05-21 21:00:00

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Pizza historian and founder of Scott's Pizza Tours, Scott Weiner, talks about the history of pizza and Kings County's important role in the...

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Book Talk: Greg Grandin, Empire of Necessity 5/28/14 6:30PM - 8:30PM 2014-05-28 18:30:00 2014-05-28 20:30:00

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Greg Grandin's gripping account of an 1804 slave revolt off the coast of Chile, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in...

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Hidden Brooklyn: Antique Car Collection 6/5/14 6:30PM - 9PM 2014-06-05 18:30:00 2014-06-05 21:00:00

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Through Hidden Brooklyn, friends of BHS get access to unique sites that are normally closed to the general public. We launch this series...

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One Drop of Love - a performance by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni 6/12/14 7PM - 9PM 2014-06-12 19:00:00 2014-06-12 21:00:00

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Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations and the Brooklyn Historical Society is delighted to host One Drop of Love, a multimedia solo...

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Tales from the Vault! and June BHS Beer Garden 6/19/14 6PM - 9PM 2014-06-19 18:00:00 2014-06-19 21:00:00

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Have you ever seen a boxing match in Coney Island? A 10-acre farm in East New York? What about a herd of cattle strolling down Bedford...

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Person, Place, Thing with Randy Cohen and Andrew Tarlow 6/24/14 6:30PM - 8:30PM 2014-06-24 18:30:00 2014-06-24 20:30:00

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Emmy Award-winning writer and former New York Times "The Ethicist" columnist Randy Cohen brings his popular podcast and public radio show,...

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South Slope Walking Tour 6/26/14 6:30PM - 8PM 2014-06-26 18:30:00 2014-06-26 20:00:00

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Wooden House Project's Chelcey Berryhill and Elizabeth Finkelstein lead this exploration of South Slope's past and future, including a look...

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Tales from the Vault! and July BHS Beer Garden 7/10/14 6PM - 8:30PM 2014-07-10 18:00:00 2014-07-10 20:30:00

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Map Cataloger Lisa Miller traces 20th century Brooklyn through maps, showing Brooklyn's urban experience as a borough of New York City....

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Person, Place, Thing with Randy Cohen and Jonathan Ames 7/23/14 6:30PM - 8PM 2014-07-23 18:30:00 2014-07-23 20:00:00

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Emmy Award-winning writer Randy Cohen returns to record his popular podcast and public radio show, this time with Jonathan Ames, author of...

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Tales from the Vault! and August BHS Beer Garden 8/14/14 6PM - 9PM 2014-08-14 18:00:00 2014-08-14 21:00:00

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On Thursday, August 14th, discover the little-known world of pre-Civil War volunteer firefighters in Brooklyn, followed by our last beer...

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Handmade History! Take Me Out to the Ballgame! 4/12/14 3PM - 4PM

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This April 12th, bring the whole family to enjoy a peek into our Dodgers collection, and then make your own jersey! BHS's collection...

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Created Equal Screening and Discussion: Slavery by Another Name 4/8/14 6:30PM - 8PM

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Last in our four-part Created Equal film series, Slavery by Another Name explores different forms of forced labor after the Civil War....

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DUMBO Walking Tour 4/5/14 11AM - 1PM

Today's DUMBO of galleries and gourmet coffee was once a bustling harbor and an important stop for goods and people, including enslaved...

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Sing Back, Brooklyn! 4/5/14 11AM - 12PM

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A monthly sing-along event for the whole family featuring songs, stories, skits, movies, and more! In celebration of National Poetry...

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Created Equal Screening and Discussion: The Loving Story 3/25/14 6:30PM - 8PM

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Co-Producer Patricia Romeu and Victor Goode, Associate Professor at CUNY School of Law, discuss this documentary about the Lovings, whose...

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A History of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal 3/19/14 7PM - 9PM

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**We have sold capacity tickets for this event. Event attendance regularly drops off, so we invite you to come the evening of the event...

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Created Equal Screening and Discussion: Freedom Riders 3/11/14 6:30PM - 8PM

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The Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle film series continues with this documentary about the brave band of activists who...

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Handmade History! Brooklyn Bridging 3/8/14 3PM - 4PM

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Handmade History on March 8th is all about Brooklyn's most iconic landmark: the Brooklyn Bridge! There is a lot of history to uncover about...

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Adaptive Reuse in Brooklyn: Buildings, Rooms and Objects 3/6/14 6:30PM - 8PM

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Anne Hellman and Michel Arnaud, authors of Design Brooklyn: Renovation, Restoration, Innovation, Industry (Abrams/STC, 2013) initiate a...

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Sing Back, Brooklyn! With Lloyd H. Miller 3/2/14 3PM - 4PM

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A monthly sing-along event for the whole family featuring songs, stories, skits, movies, and more! March is Women's History Month! Come...

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Color Between the Lines: Irondale Ensemble Performance 3/1/14 7:30PM - 10PM

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Set in the tumultuous decade prior to the Civil War, this original musical explores the tensions between Brooklyn’s economic ties to...

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Brooklyn on Brooklyn: Pat Kiernan and Jake Dobkin 2/26/14 6:30PM - 8PM

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Our popular series returns with a freeform chat between Brooklynites Pat Kiernan, NY1 anchor and the beloved host of In the Papers, and...

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Told It First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop's "Do-Ers" 2/20/14 7PM - 9PM

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In the second installment of Told It First Hand, Brooklyn Bodega’s Wes Jackson sits down with Jamel Shabazz, legendary Hip-Hop...

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Created Equal Screening and Discussion: The Abolitionists 2/11/14 6:30PM - 8PM

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In the first of four screenings and discussions in our Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle series, this movie interweaves...

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Handmade History! In Pursuit of Freedom 2/8/14 3PM - 4PM

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Join us this February for a new Handmade History! This month's theme is "In Pursuit of Freedom," and includes a chance to wander our brand...

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Book Talk: Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era 2/6/14 6:30PM - 8PM

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Sit down with Frank Decker and Lois Rosebrooks to discuss their new book about our nation's greatest struggle and Plymouth Church's...

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Sing Back, Brooklyn! With Lloyd H. Miller 2/1/14 3PM - 4PM

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A monthly sing-a-long event for the whole family featuring songs, stories, skits, movies and more!  This Febuary, Lloyd H. Miller gets...

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Muslim And...? Portraits of American Muslims 1/23/14 7PM - 9PM

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Heralding from over 20 countries, Muslims in New York City represent a diverse, multi-faceted religious community, yet they are frequently...

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The 2014 Real Estate Roundtable Kick-off Cocktail Party 1/23/14 6:30PM - 8PM

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  Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable Series Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable is a quarterly luncheon series dedicated to examining,...

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Moving Emancipation Towards Equality: A Conversation on Post-Civil War Brooklyn with Carla Peterson, author of Black Gotham 1/16/14 6:30PM - 8PM

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Join historian Carla Peterson and Prithi Kanakamedala as they examine the efforts of New York's black elite to build institutions and equal...

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Handmade History! My Community Paintings 1/11/14 3PM - 4PM

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The theme for January's Handmade History! is "My Community Paintings." This month we take a tour of the landscape paintings located in the...

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Fighting Modern Day Slavery: A Panel Discussion 1/10/14 6PM - 9PM

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Co-hosted by Brooklyn Historical Society and Plymouth Church, Fighting Modern Day Slavery: A Panel Discussion examines one of today's...

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Sing Back, Brooklyn! With Lloyd H. Miller 1/4/14 3PM - 4PM

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A monthly sing-a-long event for the whole family featuring songs, stories, skits, movies and more!  This January, Lloyd H. Miller is...

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Handmade History! Busts Are a Must! 12/14/13 3PM - 4PM

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Brooklyn Historical Society has fantastic weekend programs for the whole family! With Handmade History! this December, we will be looking...

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Science Fiction and Multiraciality: From Octavia Butler to Harry Potter 12/14/13 2PM - 5PM

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How do science fiction films and stories investigate questions about identity, racism, and fear? Join us for fun, interactive presentation...

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Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival Screening: "Brooklyn Realities - Documented" 12/13/13 6:30PM - 9PM

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BHS and Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival partner for this screening of short documentaries, which mix vintage Brooklyn films and contemporary...

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Book Talk: Sarah Zorn & Brooklyn Chef's Table 12/12/13 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Join us for a discussion of the borough's deliciously diverse culinary landscape with Sarah Zorn, the author of Brooklyn Chef's Table. Hear...

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Part 2- What's Purity Got to Do With It? Searching Family Histories 12/7/13 3PM - 6PM

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  Part 2 of the Quantifying Bloodlines Reading and Discussion Series. What's Purity Got To Do With It? Searching Family History and...

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Sing Back, Brooklyn! With Lloyd H. Miller 12/7/13 3PM - 4PM

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A monthly sing-a-long event for the whole family featuring songs, stories, skits, movies, and more. In connection with BHS' ongoing...

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Emancipation Proclamation: Eric Foner & Julie Golia in Conversation 12/4/13 6:30PM - 8PM

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Join Pulitzer Prize-winning historican Eric Foner and BHS Public Historian Julie Golia as they discuss one of the most prominent artifacts...

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