Special Events

Library Dinner

BHS Library Dinner

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the tenth annual Library Dinner, a benefit celebrating Brooklyn Historical Society’s Othmer Library. This year holds particular significance for us as we continue our 150th Anniversary celebrations.

The Library Dinner will be held on Thursday March 13, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

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.

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Brooklyn Bounty

Brooklyn Historical Society would like to thank our event sponsors from Brooklyn Bounty 2013:

The Baumrind Family
Bill & Marj Coleman
Brooklyn Brewery
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Earl & Gina Ingoglia Weiner
FHL Bank of San Francisco
Flavor Paper
Sam & Karen Seymour
Sweet 'N' Low
Tiger Baron Foundation

Tastings from Brooklyn's finest chefs and vendors:

Ample Hills Creamery
Bare Burger
Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn Brine
Brooklyn Farmacy
Brooklyn Oenology
DUB Pies
Fort Reno
Iris Café
Industry City
The Jam Stand
Kelvin Slush
NY Distilling Co.
Palo Santo
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.