Brooklyn Historical Society

Name:
Brooklyn Historical Society
Phone:
718-222-4111
Address:
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201, United States

Events At This Venue

Feb 14

From BHS:

Enjoy Tumbador chocolates and Brooklyn Brewery beer in BHS‘s stunning Othmer Library while storytellers, poets, and baseball historians from Brooklyn and the Bronx explore the legendary rivalry and share their borough love stories. Featuring Brooklyn Dodgers historian Joe Dorinson, Brooklyn storyteller Michele Carlo, Brooklyn poet Knickie D, former Yankees batboy Frank Prudenti, Bronx storyteller Bobby Gonzalez, and Bronx poet Skye Cabrera. from Brooklyn historian Joe Dorinson, Brooklyn storyteller Michele Carlo, Brooklyn poet Knickie D, Bronx historian Frank Prudenti, Bronx storyteller Bobby Gonzalez, and Bronx poet Skye Cabrera. This event is part of BHS’s spring series, Inventing Brooklyn, which examines key people that have influenced Brooklyn’s past and present and highlights cultural trends that have roots in Brooklyn’s rich and diverse history. Tickets $15/$10 BHS and The Bronx Museum of the Arts members. Purchase your ticket here.

May 31

From Brooklyn Historical Society:

Enjoy a cold, refreshing Brooklyn Brewery beer on the patio of Brooklyn Historical Society’s beautiful landmark building. Our friends from Brooklyn Brewery will be on hand to pour and talk beer (if you like). As part of the evening’s entertainment, BHS is proud to present a musical performance by The Tres Amigos, one of Brooklyn hottest folk bands. Stubborn believers in the muddled and incestuous history of American music, The Tres Amigos embrace the spanglish of their name as artistic vision. Every Tres Amigos performance careens from bluegrass to blues, from wild-man jazz to honky-tonk, and mariachi-a testament to the rich and interconnected roots of American song.

The events runs from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, May 31. Admission is free and open to everyone, and drink tickets are $5 each.

Jun 28

The last Thursday of every month is Brooklyn Brewery Beer Garden day at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Our buddies at BHS have combined three of our favorite things (beer, patios and live music), and it promises to be a ball. Besides our beer, this month’s beer garden features music from local country band Alex Battles and the Whiskey Rebellion, custard from Shake Shack and delicious treats from Sigmund Pretzels. We hope you’ll stop by for a good time, Historical Society-style.

Oct 16

BK Bounty


Brooklyn Historical Society is at a magical crossroads where history meets the future. 2013 is our 150th anniversary, and we are pleased to mark the occasion with a myriad of exciting programs and exhibitions, all of which will take place in newly renovated spaces that were designed by award winning architects, Christoff: Finio.

Join us on October 16th for Brooklyn Bounty, a fundraising event supporting the Brooklyn Historical Society. Celebrate the local food movement throughout the Borough of Brooklyn with chef tastings, historic cocktails, the third annual Brooklyn Food and Heritage awards, a live auction, music, and more!

Don’t miss out on a fabulous evening of film, food, or fun! Single tickets are $200 each. Couples tickets are $350 each.

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Nov 19

Walker Eisenberg

We invite you to join us for an informal conversation about all things Brooklyn on November 19th at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

The Brooklyn Historical Society series, Brooklyn on Brooklyn, pairs borough residents Laura Walker, President and CEO of New York Public Radio, and Ophira Eisenberg, comedian, writer and host of new weekly trivia comedy show, Ask Me Another, in a lively open floor discussion about Brooklyn.

While their conversation will be completely spontaneous — no moderator, no script, no notes, no cues – topics will likely include the role of public media in the digital age, the joys and challenges of being funny on cue, and the all-pervasive creative spirit of their home borough. Brooklyn Brewery will provide each guest with a free beer to quench their thirst and keep the conversation flowing.

Tickets are $5 or free for BHS members.

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Nov 21

Told it 1st Hand

The Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Bodega present Bodega Education Initiative: Told It First Hand, a conversation with Hip-Hop’s do-ers on November 21st at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Hip-Hop is a place where politics, fashion, music, art and culture all intersect. Wes Jackson, Founder and Executive Director of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and President of Brooklyn Bodega shows the social movement that’s in the music and Hip-Hop’s role in creating social change.

Told It First Hand kicks off with Buckshot and Evil D of the legendary group Black Moon. They will sit down to talk about the 20th Anniversary of their debut album, ‘Enta Da Stage’, the art of rhyme, the art of production, re-establishing Brooklyn as a cultural hub, The Boot Camp Clik, making Timberland cool, and more. How have these two artists been able to survive together and separately over two decades that has seen most of the contemporaries fall by the wayside? You’ll just have to join the conversation to find out!

Tickets are $10 or free for BHS members. Admission includes one free beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery.

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Dec 12

Chefs Table

Join us for a discussion of the borough’s deliciously diverse culinary landscape with Sarah Zorn, author of Brooklyn Chef’s Table this Thursday, December 12th at The Brooklyn Historical Society.

In attendance will be many notable Brooklyn foodies including Paulie Gee of Paulie Gee’s, Peter Shelsky of Shelsky’s Smoked Fish, Matt and Allison Robicelli of Robicelli’s, Jean Adamson of Vinegar Hill House, Louis Coluccio of ALC Grocery, and Peter Freeman of Brooklyn Farmacy. We will be providing delicious beverages to keep with the Brooklyn theme. This is a great opportunity to meet and greet Brooklyn chefs and purveyors, so don’t miss out!

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Jan 10

 Free the Slaves

Join us on January 10th at the Brooklyn Historical Society for Fighting Modern Day Slavery: A Panel Discussion co-presented by Plymouth Church. This important conversation examines one of today’s greatest tragedies: 21-30 million people are enslaved around the world. Led by Free the Slaves, one of the leading organizations in freeing and supporting enslaved peoples, we will look at how slavery persists, who is caught in up in this devastating web, and what are the best strategies for creating sustainable freedom.

This powerful program uncovers a horrific subject – human trafficking today. Hear from a survivor of sex trafficking and experts Maurice I. Middleberg, Executive Director of the organization Free the Slaves, and Terry Patrick McCarthy, Director of Harvard’s Human Rights and Social Movements Program. Doors open at 6pm for a sneak peek at BHS’ major new exhibit, Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom. Panel discussion will begin at 7pm.

Admission is free! Brooklyn Brewery beer will be available for purchase. Click on the buy tickets link below to reserve your spot.

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Jan 16

Black Gotham

Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom presents Moving Emancipation Towards Equality: A Conversation on Post-Civil War Brooklyn with Carla Peterson, author of Black GothamJoin historian Carla Peterson and Prithi Kanakamedala on January 16th at the Brooklyn Historical Society as they examine the efforts of New York’s black elite to build institutions and equal status during the post-Civil War era. Beer will be lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

This event is free! Click on the buy tickets link below to reserve your spot.

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