As NYC shelters in place, BHS is pleased to offer panels and discussions that can be watched live on-line. We also encourage you to explore our past public programs. Simply click on "Past" below to find archived program audio and video to enjoy.
Join us to explore the history, culture, and current events of Brooklyn and beyond.
Virtual Program | Democracy, If We Can Keep It: The American Civil Liberties Union at 100
Mark the 100th anniversary of the American Civil Liberties Union with a discussion that digs into a century of struggles to define and protect American freedoms, past, present, and future.
Virtual Program | Documenting Today for Tomorrow: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Three Libraries and Their Covid-19 Collecting
As New Yorkers grapple with the current global pandemic, this program looks at how organizations like Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Public Library/Queens College Library are working to document a historic moment in real time.
Virtual Program | Use the Power You Have: Pramila Jayapal and V (Eve Ensler) in Conversation
Pramila Jayapal, the first South Asian American woman elected to Congress, shares the story of her political awakening in conversation with V, the iconic author of The Vagina Monologues.
Virtual Program | Burning Down the House: Julian Zelizer Discusses Modern Republicanism and Newt Gingrich with Alexis Coe
Author Julian Zelizer and historian Alexis Coe examine the leadership and tactics of Newt Gingrich to understand how they led to today’s partisan politics and the modern Republican philosophy.
Virtual Program | Migration Stories: Oral Histories, Literature, and the Power of Telling
This program invites participants to listen deeply to authentic voices on migration and share their own experiences and reactions. The program will draw upon the Muslims in Brooklyn website for the audio excerpts.
Virtual Program | Liquid Vacation: A History of Tiki Cocktails
Kick back in your favorite beach chair and get ready to sip on some history in this discussion of all things tiki!