Special Events

Brooklyn Bounty 2014
Brooklyn Bounty was a big success!
Thank you for your support of our annual
tasting benefit, held on October 22, 2014.

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to see photos from the event.

Participating Restaurants | Sponsors

Thank you for joining us at our annual fall fundraiser to benefit Brooklyn Historical Society! At this year's Brooklyn Bounty, which was held at the stunning 26 Bridge, we tried delectable provisions from an impressive variety of Brooklyn chefs offering everything from tacos, to ice cream, to historic cocktails!

Our program also includeed the 4th Annual Brooklyn Food & Heritage Awards honoring the movers and shakers in the delicious world of Brooklyn cuisine.

Father Jim O'Shea &
      Efrain Hernandez
of ReConnect Cafe
Ben Flanner of Brooklyn Grange Farm
Alan Rosen, Third Generation Owner of Junior's Restaurant                                 

Restaurants and purveyors included:
Auria's Malaysian Kitchen
Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn Farmacy
Brooklyn Oenology Winery
Brooklyn Roasting Company
Brooklyn Winery
Delaware and Hudson
Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue
French Louie
GuS Grown-Up Soda
The Jam Stand
Junior's Restaurant

Kings County Distillery
Mast Brothers Chocolate
NY Distilling Company
Odd Fellows Ice Cream
Pacifico's Fine Foods
Palo Santo
Pig Guy NYC
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Shake Shack DUMBO
Shelsky's of Brooklyn
Taco Santo
Tom's Restaurant
                                    and more!

Learn more about our participating restaurants on our BHS blog.

Brooklyn Bounty 2014 26 Bridge
26 Bridge in DUMBO
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Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Debevoise & PlimptonFHL Bank San FranciscoSugar in the RawTime Warner Cable Business Class


The Baumrind Family
Bill & Marj Coleman
Grace Lyu-Volckhausen
Martha A. & Robert S. Rubin
Sam & Karen Seymour
Earl & Gina Ingoglia Weiner
The Green-Wood Cemetery
Janet & David Offensend
Audra & Robin Ottaway
Nancy & Otis Pearsall
St. Francis College
Victoria Westhead & John Levy
Bob Buckholz & Lizanne Fontaine
Stephen & Michelle Culhane
Linda S. Ferber & Joel B. Berson
Michael Fleisher
Andrew & Blake Foote
Lauren Glant & Michael Gillespie
Eugene Keilin & Joanne Witty
Joel & Susan Leitner
Richard Anthony Mauro
McVicker & Higginbottham
Barbara & Richard Moore
Eliza & Jim Rossman
Carla P. Shen & Chris Schott
Barbara & Michael Zimmerman
AllSector Technology Group
Katherine & Luke Fichthorn
Jim & Dona Laughlin
Richard C. Yancey

Library Dinner

Library Dinner 2014

This year Brooklyn Historical Society has the pleasure of honoring Constance and Henry Christensen III. For those of you who do not know Connie and Terry, they have dedicated themselves generously to a wide range of important Brooklyn institutions including Terry’s current position as Chairman of the Board at Theatre for a New Audience; and Connie’s long-standing service to the Brooklyn Museum. We are delighted to celebrate our 150th Anniversary with these devoted Brooklynites.

Our distinguished speaker for the evening will be David Levering Lewis. Mr. Lewis is the author of eight books, including a two-volume biography of W.E.B. Du Bois – W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919 and W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963. Each Du Bois volume received the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. In October 2003, Mr. Lewis was named Julius Silver University Professor of History at NYU. Most recently, he published God’s Crucible: Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215. Mr. Lewis was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in February 2010. His current project is a life and times of Wendell Willkie. Mr. Lewis’s subject for the evening will be “W.E.B. Du Bois in Brooklyn: The Final Decade.”

The Library Dinner has extremely limited seating. Contributions at the Chairman’s Circle ($50,000), President’s Circle ($25,000) and Pierrepont Circle ($10,000) levels will receive special recognition. All attendees will become members of the Friends of the Library, a group dedicated to supporting the work and growth of the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Othmer Library. If you are unable to attend, we hope you will consider making a gift.

If you have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Daisy Lee, Special Events Coordinator, at 718.222.4111 ext. 202 or e-mail dlee@brooklynhistory.org.

A pdf of the program is available here.

Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable Series

Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable is a quarterly luncheon series dedicated to examining, analyzing, reviewing and predicting the critical issues in Brooklyn real estate.

Networking cocktail reception in the BHS Tile Lobby begins at 12:00 p.m. The luncheon program commences at 12:45 p.m.

Purchase of a series includes admission to all four luncheons.