Brooklyn Historical Society would like to thank our event sponsors:The Baumrind Family
Bill & Marj Coleman
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Earl & Gina Ingoglia Weiner
FHL Bank of San Francisco
Sam & Karen Seymour
Sweet 'N' Low
Tiger Baron Foundation
Tastings from Brooklyn's finest chefs and vendors:Allswell
Ample Hills Creamery
The Jam Stand
NY Distilling Co.
Steve's Key Lime Pies
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.
Library DinnerThe Library Dinner was an intimate gathering of only 100 attendants who are dedicated friends of the organization. Cocktails were held next door at St. Ann and The Holy Trinity, followed by dinner and a short talk by renowned historian, Eric Foner. Funds raised at the event support the collections of the Othmer Library and Archive.
Brooklyn Historical Society honored Chief Executive Officer of the Brooklyn NETS and Barclays Center, Brett Yormark on the evening of Wednesday, April 3rd 2013. DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, Eric Foner spoke about his latest publishing The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.
Brooklyn Historical Society President, Deborah Schwartz and Board of Trustee member, Robin Ottaway; Vice President of Sales at Brooklyn Brewery, awarded Mr. Yormark for his role in making the Borough of Brooklyn a sports destination and for the commitment to community outreach in helping to further organizations whose missions include sports. Mr. Ottaway praised the work of Mr. Yormark and his staff for their ability to “create a brand identity so successful, the Nets merchandise is now in the top three sales of all professional sports teams.”
Guests of the honoree included Bruce Ratner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forest City Ratner and Companies, and Chief Communications Officer of Brooklyn NETS and Barclays Center, Barry Baum.
A pdf of the program is available here.