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- Brooklyn Historical Society March Upcoming Events
- 02.28.2013 - 03.30.2013
- NYNP Events
Cuisine of the Brooklyn Navy Yard w/ “Historic Gastronomist”
Thursday, February 28, 7:00pm
The Navy Yard has long been one of the most mysterious and exclusive parts of Brooklyn: from the hollow, watchful windows of the houses on Admiral's Row, to the secure-locked gates of the modern industrial parks. In this talk, Sarah Hohman, will give you a backstage pass to some of the secrets of the Navy Yard, using FOOD as lens to understand the yard's history and its future. A modern grocery store will soon replace the mansions, and the locked gates lead to the largest roof top garden in the country. Where did the sailors who occupied this space eat their dinners a century ago, and where do the artists go to snack today? Food is rooted to the past of the Navy Yard, and it is also a symbol of its regrowth.
Sarah Lohman has more than a decade of museum experience with a specific focus on culinary history. Lohman is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she began working in a museum at the age of 16, cooking historic food over a wood-burning stove. Dubbed an “historic gastronomist,” Lohman recreates historic recipes as a way to make a personal connection with the past. Sarah is currently the Artist in Residence at BLDG92.
Tickets are $10/Free for BHS and GWHF Members. Purchase your tickets by clicking here.
Eat the City & Talk Beer with Robin Shulman, Robin Ottaway and Jacob Ruppert
Saturday, March 2, 3:00pm
Robin Shulman, a journalist and author of "Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York," will lead a discussion highlighting this incredible history, focusing on the brewers who build New York.
Joining Ms. Shulman for this talk and book signing will be K. Jacob Ruppert, a scion of the family who owned the Jacob Ruppert Brewery empire on the Upper East Side and New York Yankees; and Robin Ottaway, vice president of Brooklyn's modern-day beer empire, the Brooklyn Brewery, which will be serving BEER at the event. Cheers!
FREE w/ museum admission or BHS and GWHF Membership. RSVP requested. Please click here.
Racial Realities: Writing about Race in the First Person
March 16 – May 4, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Join writer & oral historian, Svetlana Kitto, for a literature and writing workshop focusing on fiction, memoir, oral history, and essay forms that reflect experiences of race and identity. You’ll read first-person narratives from a variety of historical periods and cultural perspectives, and use them as a model to write and discuss your own complex points-of-view at this historical moment. Readings will include Sherman Alexie, Teju Cole, Walter Benjamin, Moshin Hamid, Dave Eggers, Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz, Jean Rhys, and Cherrie Moraga, among others. Active participation is key and will require completion of critical and creative writing assignments.
8 Sessions. Workshop is limited to 12 participants.
$300 sliding scale fee. Register here.
BHS Building Tour
Saturday, March 16 , 3:00PM
Designed by architect George Post and built in 1881, Brooklyn Historical Society’s building was ahead of its time. Using the latest technology, Post created a magnificent structure with amazing craftsmanship. On this guided tour you’ll learn not only about the building as an architectural gem, but you’ll also find out the “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE” history of one of Brooklyn’s premier cultural institutions - such as, the story of the building's doorknobs.
FREE with museum admission. Admission is always free for BHS and GWHF members.
Historic Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour with Big Onion
Saturday, March 23, 12:00pm
Explore New York City’s first Landmark District on this special tour co-sponsored by Big Onion and Brooklyn Historical Society. Explore the neighborhood’s agricultural roots, its emergence as the country’s first suburb, and its twentieth century decline and dramatic regeneration. Stops could include: The Hotel St. George, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, and sites associated with Seth Low, George Washington, Arthur Miller, WEB DuBois, and Gypsy Rose Lee. This tour ends at Brooklyn Historical Society with a behind-the-scenes tour of the building and free admission to the museum.
Adults $18/students, military, seniors $15. BHS members receive $3 off all Big Onion tours. Click here for more information on how to join the fun!
Researching Your Roots with Genealogist Wilhelmina Kelly
Saturday, March 30 , 1:00 to 4:00pm
Experienced genealogist Wilhelmena Kelly will leadworkshop attendees through the basic steps of what you need to start yoursearch: places to search, both online and offline, materials needed, andthings to look for.
Ms. Kelly specializes in tracing the roots of Americans with African ancestry, as well as techniques for anyone searching for their Revolutionary War Patriot ancestry. She was Regent and Organizer of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s new Increase Carpenter Chapter in Queens – one of the first DAR chapters founded by a woman of color.
This event is presented in collaboration with the Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR) and The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B).
$25/$15 for BHS & DAR & GWHF members. Click here.