Past Programs

Many CBH Talks were recorded. To view, visit the Center for Brooklyn History Talks YouTube channel at bklynlib.org/CBH-Talks.

Past Events

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Apr 19 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

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Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

University Open Air: Making Music from our Surroundings

Fri, Apr 19 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

Center for Brooklyn History humanities and art music

How can we make music drawing inspiration from our daily lives? Can we translate into sound what we observe in, for instance, a tarot card or a painting? What lies behind notes and rhythm? In the past few decades, musicians have been exploring alternative ways to compose and perform…

University Open Air: Healing: Meditation on the Three-Syllable Mantra. A Simple Method of Healing Oneself and Others

Fri, Apr 19 1:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History humanities and art

The power of mantra is beyond our imagination, so is visualization. The combination of mantra recitation and visualization is more powerful. For centuries the three-syllable mantra meditation practice has been one of the key practices…

University Open Air: What’s in the day to day?

Fri, Apr 19 1:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

Center for Brooklyn History humanities and art University Open Air

*This is a two-part class--participants are welcome to attend either or both.

Part one is a conversation seen through the work of female artists and writers about all that surrounds us on our day to day. We’ll talk about our approach to the expected and predictable; our home, our work,…

University Open Air: Yoga Training: Seven Pranayamas for Optimum Physical and Mental Wellbeing

Fri, Apr 19 10:00am
Center for Brooklyn History

BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History humanities and art

We will explore the intricacies of pranayama (breathing technique), including breathing mechanisms, natural breathing patterns, and some profound benefits of these ancient practices. You will learn about body posture and experience the…

Inspired by Brooklyn | Music and a Movie

Thu, Apr 18 6:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

BPL Presents brooklyn history Brooklyn Is

Singer-songwriter Tsebiyah Mishael Derry performs, followed by a screening of the 1980 film Brighton Beach, introduced by filmmaker Susan Wittenberg. 

 

About "Inspired by Brooklyn"

The Brooklyn vibe is in the room at this cabaret-style series presented in connection with CBH’s…

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Apr 12 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

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Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

Just Conversations: Medical Racism, An Issue of Life and Death

Wed, Apr 10 6:30pm
Center for Brooklyn History

anti-racism author talks BPL Presents

About Just ConversationsJust Conversations is a series co-presented by the Center for Brooklyn History and Brooklyn Org that brings into dialogue injustices in our borough, city, and society and gives voice to the change makers who move us towards a more equitable future. First up: Medical Racism.…

CBH Talk | Could It Happen Here? America's Illiberal History, Fascism, and the Thin Line Between Them

Tue, Apr 9 6:30pm
Center for Brooklyn History

BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History conversations

To view a livestream of this program, please go to this link.

Throughout America’s history an illiberal strain of political thought has existed within our democratic society, argues Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Steven Hahn in his new book Illiberal America. We see it today in White…

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Apr 5 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

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Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Mar 29 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

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Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

Professional Development: Understanding School Segregation Through Archival Sources with Miseducation Podcast

Mon, Mar 25 4:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

adult learning Brooklyn Resists Center for Brooklyn History

The Center for Brooklyn History and the creators of the Miseducation podcast are excited to present a professional development workshop for teachers about school segregation in NYC - past and present. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Brown V. Board decision, and yet New York City…

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Mar 22 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

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Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Mar 15 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

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Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

Inspired by Brooklyn | Music and a Movie

Thu, Mar 14 6:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

BPL Presents Brooklyn Is Center for Brooklyn History

Tonight! Jazz violinist Kensuke Shoji performs, followed by a screening of the 2008 film A Hole in a Fence, introduced by filmmaker D. W. Young.  About "Inspired by Brooklyn"

The Brooklyn vibe is in the room at this cabaret-style series presented in connection with CBH’s…

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Mar 8 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

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Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

Inspired by Brooklyn | Music and a Movie

Wed, Mar 6 6:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

BPL Presents brooklyn history Center for Brooklyn History

Singer-songwriter Zoe Tan performs, followed by a screening of the 2013 film Flex is Kings, introduced by filmmakers Michael Beach Nichols and Deidre Schoo.

 

About "Inspired by Brooklyn"

The Brooklyn vibe is in the room at this cabaret-style series presented in connection with CBH’s…

CBH Talk | Carol Kino and Laura Raicovich Discuss “Double Click”

Tue, Mar 5 6:30pm
Center for Brooklyn History

BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History conversations

Join us for the launch of Carol Kino’s new book, Double Click: Twin Photographers in the Golden Age of Magazines. Kino portrays the McLaughlin sisters, the identical twin photographers who blazed new trails for women in the 1930s and 40s. While celebrated in their time as stars in their fields,…

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Mar 1 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

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Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

Mapping the Archive with Artist Erin Johnson

Sat, Feb 24 1:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

Artists and Archives BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History

Join artist Erin Johnson, former resident at Pioneer Works, in this two-session workshop - on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM - that explores how to expand your creative practice using the Center for Brooklyn History’s extensive archives and…

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Feb 23 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

brooklyn history Center for Brooklyn History exhibitions

Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Feb 16 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

brooklyn history Center for Brooklyn History exhibitions

Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

CBH Talk | Eric Klinenberg and Nell Freudenberger Discuss “2020”

Tue, Feb 13 6:30pm
Center for Brooklyn History

BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History conversations

Join us for a deep dive into the profound ways that the year 2020 saw our world shift, at the launch of the new book 2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed. Written by Eric Klinenberg, sociologist and director of New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge,…

Brooklyn Is... Exhibition Tour

Fri, Feb 9 3:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

brooklyn history Center for Brooklyn History exhibitions

Come for a free guided tour of the exhibition Brooklyn Is...!

Visitors will get an interactive look at the photographs, maps, and community reflections that make up the heart of this exhibition, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process of putting together this exhibition…

CBH Talk | The Legacy of The East, Brooklyn's Center of Black Self-Determination

Thu, Feb 8 7:00pm
Center for Brooklyn History

Black History Month BPL Presents brooklyn history

In 1969, following the Black-led effort to bring community control to schools in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, educator and activist Jitu Weusi and others founded The East, a groundbreaking, pan-African center rooted in the philosophy that Black people have the right to control their own communities…

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