Free Fridays at Brooklyn Historical Society

Every Free Friday from 5pm to 9pm, enjoy browsing all of our exhibitions and our landmarked library, and sip on a Brooklyn Brewery beer while listening to live music!

Friday, May 6th: Keep in Touch
When was the last time you wrote a letter to a friend or loved one? Or when was the last time you snapped a selfie to send to a friend or loved one? You've probably already taken a few selfies today, but take some more while you write letters and learn calligraphy at our next Free Friday on May 6th! Inspired by our exhibition Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn, we celebrate the art of keeping in touch through text and image over the last 150 years with an evening full of activities!

iphone workshop    calligraphy workshop    more love letters

Stop by Brooklyn Historical Society from 5pm to 9pm for:
- a calligraphy workshop from the Society of Scribes
- lessons on how to take your iPhone photos up to pro level with BKC
- a love letter-writing station to write to folks who really need them with More Love Letters
- tours of Personal Correspondents with the exhibition curator
- a photo booth
- photography equipment and Civil War-era photographs from the BHS archival collection

And at 7:30pm, join us for a very special reading with seven of Brooklyn's most dynamic writers. Each writer has written a letter to his or her younger self with tips on how best to survive and thrive in Brooklyn. Don't miss Kevin Seccia (Punching Tom Hanks), Maurice Decaul, Tanwi Nandini (Bright Lines), Bernice McFadden (The Book of Harlan), Adelle Waldman (The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.), Matt Gallagher (Youngblood), and Jazmine Hughes (The New York Times Magazine).

Free Fridays May Reading

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Upcoming 2016 Free Fridays:

September 9th
October 14th
November 11th
December 9th

Sponsored by: TD Bank Logo

Free Fridays are supported by the George Hannah Society, a committee of culturally engaged young professionals, including:

Michael Adams
Joseph Alexiou
Tal Bar-Zemer
Lucy Baumrind
Maude Delice
Ryan A. Donaldson
Naeem Douglass
Cathy Erway
Tara Fitzgerald
Inna Guzenfeld
Will Kuntz
Oriana Leckert
Joe Liebman
Sarah Lohman
Eugena Oh
Robby Pande
Emily Pinkowitz
Maeve Ryan
Ben Samuel
Sara Sarakanti
Nathan Storey
Marianne Ways
OthmerLibraryHiddeninPlainSightPersonal Correspondents Exhibition