February Free Friday at Brooklyn Historical Society

February 9th: Free Love!

Set yourself free from the Valentine’s Day routine and join BHS for a “Free Love” Free Friday! Theatrical alt-pop singer-songwriter and keyboardist Natti Vogel kicks things off with anthems to singledom and trysts without strings attached. Between visits to our current exhibitions, grab a beer or sample an Age of Aquarius punch, and join select discussions. 

Lisa Miller and Aude White of New York magazine will decode their Love Map Project that visualizes the stories of scores of New Yorkers’ fateful eye contact, missed connections, and sidewalk exhibitionism. Researchers Alexin Tenefrancia (NYU) and Ivan Munuera (Princeton) present talks on the pursuit of free love on the dance floors of decades past. Local documentary filmmaker Danielle Rose brings the evening back to present-day through clips of her recent work, In Our Backyard, chronicling the sex trafficking trade in Brooklyn. Also on view from our collection is a set of early 20th-century love letters tracing a Jamaican immigrant’s courtship between Brooklyn and Kingston. 

Free Love


The Evening's Schedule
   
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Arts & Crafts
Pull up a chair (and a beer!) and get creative.
   
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm Collection Highlights: Love Letters
View our collection of a set of early 20th-century love letters tracing a Jamaican immigrant’s courtship between Brooklyn and Kingston.
   
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Music from Natti Vogel
The theatrical alt-pop singer-songwriter and keyboardist sings anthems to singledom and trysts without strings attached.
   
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm Decoding the Love Map
Lisa Miller and Aude White share their Love Map Project that visualizes the stories of scores of New Yorkers’ fateful eye contact, missed connections, and sidewalk exhibitionism.
   
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Finding Love on the Dance Floor
Researchers Alexin Tenefrancia and Ivan Munuera present talks on the pursuit of free love on the dance floors of decades past.
   
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm  In Our Backyard
Documentary filmmaker Danielle Rose presents clips of her recent work chronicling the sex trafficking trade in Brooklyn.

Sponsored by: TD Bank and National Trust Insurance
Beer generously provided by: Brooklyn Brewery Free Fridays