May Free Friday Brooklyn Historical Society


May 12th: Transformation!
Brooklyn is a borough of change. Neighborhoods evolve, food crazes come and go, the newest generation of artists reshape our cultural landscape... all adjusting, reorganizing, and revolutionizing with Brooklyn as their incubator.

We celebrate the power of TRANSFORMATION with an evening packed with fun, free activities! Browse our exhibitions, enjoy a Brooklyn Brewery beer and live accordion music by Matt Veligdan, and check out the activities happening throughout the building, from medition and a talk on how to become a tree in your afterlife, to some magic by Noah Levine and drink-n-draw rainbow scratch drawing.

American Candy Meditation
Honest Afterlives Brooklyn's Waterfront

The evening's schedule:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Drink-n-Draw: Rainbow scratch drawing with a Brooklyn Brewery beer!
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm Collection highlights on display in the Othmer Library
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Meditation led by Buddhist Insights
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Origami lessons from Taro's Origami Studio
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Performance by Magician Noah Levine
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm From Loading Dock to Public Park: The Transformation of Brooklyn's Waterfront in DUMBO; a lecture by Katy Lasdow
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Meditation led by Buddhist Insights
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Performance by Magician Noah Levine
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Honest Afterlives: Tangible Ways to Transform Yourself After Death; a lecture by Funeral Director Amy Cunningham
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm Meditation led by Buddhist Insights
8:15 pm - 8:35 pm Musical Sketch Comedy from American Candy!

 Noah Levine Taro's Origami

Brooklyn Historical Society is transforming this May and opening a second location in DUMBO! Learn more.

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

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
OthmerLibraryThe Lost Photographs of David Attie