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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Old/New Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Thursday, July 7, 6:30 pm

$5/Free for BHS Members

From Bay Ridge to Bushwick, today neighborhoods on the cusp
of gentrification display obvious signs of transformation and tension,
but what about areas that were the first to make up the "new"
Brooklyn, like Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, and Prospect Heights?
What is their narrative and what challenges do they face today?
Join Jarrett Murphy, Executive Publisher of City Limits, as he
moderates a discussion with thought leaders including historian
Suleiman Osman, author of The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn:
Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York,
New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante, and Sandy Hornick,
longtime Park Slope homeowner and formerly of the NYC Department
of City Planning.  

Offered in partnership with "Celebrating the City: Jane Jacobs at 100." 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

BHS Discussion: Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn

Thursday, July 7, 6:30 pm

$5/Free for BHS Members

From Bay Ridge to Bushwick, today neighborhoods on the cusp of

gentrification display obvious signs of transformation and tension,

but what about areas that were the first to make up the 

"new" Brooklyn, like Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, and Prospect

Heights? What is their narrative and what challenges do they

face today? Join Jarrett Murphy, Executive Publisher of City Limits,

as he moderates a discussion with thought leaders including

historian Suleiman Osman, author of The Invention of Brownstone

Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar

New York, and New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante

Saturday, May 21, 2016

CULINARY MYSTERY

Wednesday, May 256:30 PM
New York Times food critic and cookbook authorMelissa Clark helps us untangle a century-old gastronomic mystery. In 1901, an enterprising Lower East Side restaurant keeper named Hinde Amchanitzky published America’s first Yiddish language cookbook. Mysteriously, eight years after Hinde’s death, a “new and augmented edition” of her cookbook, a departure from the original in both tone and content, appeared in neighborhood bookstores. From schmaltz-laden noodle puddings and stuffed breast of veal to “hygienic” bread and celery cutlets, the two cookbooks could hardly be written by the same woman. Or were they?  Jane Ziegelman, author of 97 Orchard and the Tenement Museum's Annie Polland present the culinary clues--translations of the recipes, newspaper ads, and food samples from the cookbooks as we try to solve the mystery, and at the very least, learn more about immigrant women and cooking. 

This event is free and seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Reserve two seats with the purchase of a featured book.
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement, by Jane Ziegelman
Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook, by Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez and Julia Turshen
The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook, by Fania Lewando and Eve Jochnowitz
Modern Jewish Cooking, by Leah Koenig and Sang An
The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook, by Danny Bowien and Chris Ying
Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking, by Maangchi
Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food, by Aaron Rezny and Jordan Schaps

If you have questions, contact Laura Lee at llee@tenement.org or 646.518.3032.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Upcoming Art Show


Dear Friends,
I'm pleased to announce that a show of my paintings is opening at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts on March 31st and runs until May 7th.

Opening Reception: March 31st, 6 - 8 PM

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
529 W. 20th St.
NY, NY

I hope that you have a chance to stop by.
Best Wishes,
Mary Didoardo

Mary's an old friend of Joann and myself from our NYC days (prior to 1991. We're sure you'll enjoy her work. If you go tell her Eagles Byte sent you.

David

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS AT BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen and Yancey Strickler, Co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter
Please note new date: Thu, Feb 25
$5/Free for BHS & G-W Members
Reserve your spot
Phone: 718-222-4111

Yancey Strickler, co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, chats with Randy Cohen in this latest installment of Person Place Thing. Yancey served as Kickstarter’s Head of Community and Communications before becoming CEO. Prior to Kickstarter, Yancey was a music journalist whose writing appeared in The Village Voice, New York Magazine and Pitchfork, to name just a few.



Tales from the Vault: The Carte de Visite
Thu, Feb 25, 6:30 pm
$5/Free for BHS and G-W Members
Reserve your spot
Phone: 718-222-4111

Join us in our library as we explore the many dimensions of the carte de visite, the popular 19th century portrait featured prominently in our Personal Correspondents exhibition. BHS Managing Director of Library and Archives Julie May will discuss the photograph’s process and popularity throughout its heyday, share rarely seen examples from our collections, and highlight the many studios that participated in its proliferation throughout Brooklyn. And thanks to The Penumbra Foundation, we will have a real carte de visite camera and other photographic studio items on view during the program!




Monday, February 15, 2016

"Green Book Chronicles"

The Green Book Chronicles
Thu, Feb 18, 6:30 pm
Free

Reserve your spot

In the mid-1930s, postal worker Victor H. Green used his resources at the post office to compile the Green Book, a network of white and black-owned businesses that would welcome African American travelers throughout the South during segregation. Green’s efforts helped African Americans travel safely for nearly 30 years, until the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, when publication of the guide ceased. 

Awareness of the guide faded until award-winning author and playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey started work on The Green Book Chronicles, a documentary that will chronicle the rise and fall of the Green Book as told by those who were around to use it. Join us for a conversation with Ramsey, who will share raw footage from the upcoming film. Please be advised that this is not a screening of the entire film, but a rare opportunity to see raw footage before the film is complete. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BROOKLYN IN THE WARS

Tales from the Vault: War Correspondence
Thu, Nov 12, 6:30 pm
Free



Join us in our archives as we explore the life and times of American veterans in Brooklyn. BHS archivist John Zarrillo and BHS Director of Public History Julie Golia examine Brooklyn’s role in America’s wars, from the Revolutionary War to the present, and share stories from veterans and their families in their own words using correspondence and objects found in our collections.


Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
BrooklynNY 11201