Special Events

Library Dinner

13th Annual Library Dinner

Show your support for Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library and Archives and join us on Tuesday, April 25th for 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 are Jim Cramer and Lisa Detwiler, both active community philanthropists and generous supports of Brooklyn Historical Society.

BHS Library Dinner 

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Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable Series

Reserve your seat for the May 2 Real Estate Roundtable!

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May2  Real Estate Round Table

2017 Real Estate Roundtable Luncheon dates are: May 2, August 1 and November 14.     

Join us for Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable, an exclusive quarterly luncheon at Brooklyn Historical Society’s stunning landmarked building in Brooklyn Heights, where industry professionals gather to learn about the latest real estate industry news in the borough.  

Offered on the first Tuesday of the month in February, May, August, and November, each event includes a networking cocktail reception, plated lunch and a lively Q&A program featuring special guest speakers. Speakers for the next Luncheon to be announced soon!

For more information about Real Estate Roundtable, contact Daisy Lee at dlee@brooklynhistory.org or 718.222.4111 x202.

Special Thanks to our 2017 Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable Season Sponsor:
FHL Bank San Francisco

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 for your support of
The 12th Annual Library Dinner!

12th Annual Library Dinner2016's Library Dinner was a great success! We enjoyed an elegant evening to 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 or click HERE to see the Library Dinner Journal.
Above photo © 2016 Scott Rudd.


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.

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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