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Photo of the Week: West Indian Carnival

Now in its 50th year, the West Indian Carnival in Brooklyn is one of the largest outdoor street festivals in North America. The West Indian Carnival tradition in New York City stems from private gatherings and parties held in the … Continue reading

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Education at BHS: CASA/Young Curators at P.S. 276

The Young Curators is an after-school program led by Brooklyn Historical Society educators guiding students through a themed investigation of their school’s neighborhood using primary sources from BHS’s collection and other resources. Based upon their given theme, (i.e. Colonial Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Rites and Ceremonies of the Brooklyn African Diaspora

BHS is pleased to join the Brooklyn Arts Council in hosting a discussion panel featuring founders of annual events, ceremonies and rituals in Brooklyn, including Yolanda Lezama-Clark from the West Indian American Labor Day Parade, Brenda Grenne from the National … Continue reading

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