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Brooklyn Historical Society

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128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
718-222-41111 ext 250 http://www.brooklynhistory.org

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August 2019

These Films Cannot Be Trusted, Part Three: “They Live!”

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$5

Our film series concludes with a conspiratorial cult classic. When pro wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper stumbles upon a set of special…

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A Founding Martyr: Dr. Joseph Warren and the Early American Revolution

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - December 3 @ 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$10

As we mark the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, revisit the early days of the American Revolution with the story of…

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September 2019

An Evening with Jamaica Kincaid

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$20

Presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival

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The Dish on Sustainable Food and Blissful Eating with Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Brooklyn’s foodie power couple, actress Debi Mazar of Younger and Entourageand chef Gabriele Corcos, share a passion for cooking and a vision for a more environmentally conscious food…

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Screening of Wolfgang Staehle’s “2001”

September 11 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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On September 11, BHS will exhibit Wolfgang Staehle’s work, “2001” – a dual channel video work that captured, tragically, the approach and impact…

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Narrators of 9/11: The Power of Word

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Following a day-long screening of Wolfgang Staehle’s “2001,” join a panel of writers whose works of fiction and non-fiction focus on our shared experience…

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Narrators of 9/11: The Power of Word

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Following a day-long screening of Wolfgang Staehle’s “2001,” join a panel of writers whose works of fiction and non-fiction focus on our shared experience…

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Is Meritocracy a Myth?

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$10

“Merit is a sham,” Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovits writes in his new book, The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles…

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Climate Crisis and the Human Psyche: A Conversation with Judith Rodin

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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As we grapple with both the physical impact of climate change, and the psychological trauma of living in a civilization on the…

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Challenging Identities: Muslim Artists and Visual Narratives

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join three artists whose work challenges and defies conceptions about Muslim-American experiences and identities in this discussion inspired by exhibitions at BHS…

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October 2019

Sowing Resolution: The Case for Reparations in Action

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$15

As a national conversation about reparations takes root, BHS and the Social Science Research Council gather a panel of experts to unpack the issue…

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Telling Muslim Stories

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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PEN America and Brooklyn Historical Society present an evening of readings and conversation about storytelling and place. Inspired by the Muslims in Brooklynproject…

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The Impact of Slavery and the Myth of the Free North

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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The slave economy is often associated with images of Southern plantations, but it played a major role in the Northern states and…

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Redlining and its Repercussions

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Redlining—the systematically racist banking practice of denying loans to people of color in post-WWII urban neighborhoods—is often portrayed as a closed chapter…

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The Color of Healthcare: Mary Travis Bassett and Harriet Washington in Conversation

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Two giants in their field explore the complicated history and ramifications of our county’s race-based health inequalities. Join Mary Travis Bassett, former NYC…

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Screening and Discussion: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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When filmmaker Katrina Brownediscovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, she and nine cousins retrace the…

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Urban Renewal in the Suburban Age: The Struggle to Redefine the American City

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Trace the complicated history of efforts to reimagine cities in the face of an increasingly suburban landscape in the decades following World…

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Brooklyn’s Mural Movement

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Before exterior walls were co-opted by faux-graffiti marketing and street art tours flooded the borough, Brooklyn fostered distinctive waves of mural-making by…

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November 2019

Building Tops and Top Buildings: Sam Roberts in Conversation with Andrew Dolkart

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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On the heels of his book A History of New York in 101 Objects, journalist and former New York Times columnist Sam Robertsthinks a bit bigger…

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Brooklyn Historical Society’s 2019 Fall Gala

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$600

Brooklyn Historical Society’s 2019 Fall Gala Honoring Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Hugh Ryan, Writer and Queer Historian Gala Co-Chairs Michael…

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December 2019

Oysters 101: The Secrets NYC’s Bivalves Harbor

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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From feeding happy hour hordes and filtering New Yorkers’ sewage, to protecting the shore from intensifying storms and educating nascent scientists, oysters…

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Affordable Housing for Whom?

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In a city facing a never-ending housing crisis, how can ambitious goals for creating and maintaining affordable housing be realized? How do…

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