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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

From the BHS Vault

Wednesday, August 3, 6:30 pm

$5/Free for BHS Members

BHS Reference Librarian Joanna Lamaida and Exhibition Coordinator & Registrar Anna Schwartz 

dust off some of BHS’s best kept collections secrets (skeletons included) and uncover treasures from 

the former Long Island Historical Society’s cabinet of curiosities. And what about those tales of 

meteors, amulets, and runaway librarians? Lamaida and Schwartz debunk or corroborate some of the

 library’s most notorious myths.

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."