The Brooklyn Classic is an annual cocktail benefit presented by the Brooklyn Eagles that celebrates and raises funds for Brooklyn Public Library each fall. This year's Brooklyn Classic will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018. See our latest events and photos on Facebook. Follow Us Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize Each year, the Eagles award two literary prizes at the Classic. The past winners include Idra Novey, Mary E. Buser, Atticus Lish and D.W. Gibson.