Special Events

The 12th Annual Library Dinner

12th Annual Library Dinner

The 12th Annual Library Dinner
Thursday, May 12, 2016   
6 pm – 10 pm

12th Annual Library DinnerSave the date for the 12th Annual Library Dinner, an elegant evening to support the work and growth of Brooklyn Historical Society’s Othmer Library.


Tucker Reed,
Victoria Westhead,
& John Levy

With a special presentation by Brian Purnell

Click here to purchase your ticket!

Can't attend? Make a donation or purchase a Digital Gala Journal ad to show your support.


Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable Series

Learn about industry trends, expand your network,
and make valuable business connections

Real Estate Round Table

Tuesday, May 3, 12 pm to 2 pm
Purchase tickets online or contact roundtable@brooklynhistory.org
All proceeds benefit BHS

Join us for the next Real Estate Roundtable on Tuesday, May 3, for networking and to hear the latest on Brooklyn projects from Sherry Wang, Vice President, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group; Anne Ketterer, Architect, Marvel Architects; and Ulgur Aydin, ‎Principal, KSK Construction Group. Purchase tickets HERE.

Past Events

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 for your support of the
11th Annual Library Dinner!

Library Dinner

This year's dinner was a huge success, and the proceeds will support the work and growth of Brooklyn Historical Society’s Othmer Library. If you were unable to attend or if you want to look back on this fantastic evening, click HERE to browse photos.

A pdf of the 2015 program is available here.

Above photos © 2015 Scott Rudd. Right photo, from L to R: Brooklyn Historical Society Trustee Susan Rifkin, Dr. Linda Gordon, Honoree Joanne Witty, Honoree Eugene Keilin, Board of Trustees Chair Jim Rossman and Brooklyn Historical Society President Deborah Schwartz

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