Special Events

Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable

Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable

Brooklyn's premier real estate industry luncheon.
Networking for Good.

Upcoming 2017 events:
Summer Cocktail Reception: June 22
Luncheon: August 1
Luncheon: November 14

Register and learn more here.

Fall Gala

Thank you for helping to make our
Inaugural Fall Gala a success!

Fall Gala 2016

Brooklyn Historical Society's Inagural Fall Gala was a huge success! The gorgeous event, which took place at The Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook on November 15th, celebrated and supported BHS's hands-on education programs, which serve nearly 15,000 students and teachers each year. Special thanks to our honorees Brooklyn Brewery and National Grid for their partnership and generous support of BHS.

If you were unable to attend or if you want to see images from this increidble evening, click HERE to browse photos or click HERE to see the Fall Gala Journal.

Past Events

Thank you to everyone who attended our
13th Annual Library Dinner

13th Annual Library Dinner

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, we hosted a dinner benefit in support of Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library and Archives. Friends and supporters enjoyed cocktails in the landmarked library followed by a dinner and special presentation by accomplished artist, educator, and historian Nell Irvin Painter. Our honorees for the evening were Jim Cramer and Lisa Detwiler, both active community philanthropists and generous supports of Brooklyn Historical Society.

BHS Library Dinner 

View photos of this festive evening here!

Thank you to everyone who attended
"Cocktails and Conversation: An Evening to Honor NYC's First Historic District"

Brooklyn Historical Society

The Long Island Historical Society, circa 1890, v1973.6.224; Brooklyn photograph and illustration collection,
ARC.202; Brooklyn Historical Society.

On November 23, 2015, we honored the 50th Anniversary of the designation of Brooklyn Heights as New York City's finest historic district with an elegant evening  and a program that featured architectural historican Francis Morrone and Anthony C. Wood, founder and chair of The New York Preservation Archive Project (NYPAP).

Co-sponsored by the New York Preservation Archive Project and the Brooklyn Heights Association as part of the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law.

Co Sponsor Logos


Thank you for your support of
Brooklyn Bounty 2015!

Brooklyn Bounty 2015

Thank you for your incredible support of our annual tasting benefit, held on November 10, 2015! We enjoyed a wonderful evening of gourmet tastings, cocktails, live music, and more. Click HERE to browse photos from this fantastic event!

Above photo © 2015 Scott Rudd.

Thank you to everyone who attended
"An Evening with Ken Burns"

and helped to support BHS' education programs!

Ken Burns

On March 10th, we were honored to host a special fundraising event with Academy Award-nominated producer and director Ken Burns, creator of the acclaimed documentaries “The Civil War,” “Baseball” and, most recently, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” In addition to other projects, Burns is currently at work on a film about the life of Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson. This very special evening helped to support BHS' education programs

Thanks to our sponsor

Left Photo by Cable Risdon, Right Photo by Elizabeth Alex