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Upcoming History Classes at the Brainery

We wanted to spotlight a few upcoming classes, for all you lovers of history in NYC and beyond. Click the links to read more and register. 

William Niblo's Pleasure Garden

At the corner of Prince and Broadway, stretching almost the entire block stood Niblo's Garden. From 1828 until 1894 this temple to genteel entertainment ruled the block in its many incarnations, as an outdoor pleasure garden, saloon, a...

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Event Heads Up: Found Objects and Forgotten Stories

Brainery pal Ben Feldman is giving a talk at the Museum at Eldridge Street this Sunday, April 15 about an amazing little change purse and the history behind it. Ben's talks are always great and full of fun NYC history tidbits, so I'd definitely recommend this one. And it's free with admission to the Museum, so it won't break the bank, either. 

You can read up on the story of the change purse here, and get more details about the event...

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New Events at the Brooklyn Historical Society!

A couple weeks back, we hosted a super fun lecture with the Brooklyn Historical Society with Ben Feldman, a local historian who happens to be an awesome storyteller.

In case you missed that one, we have more events lined up with Ben and BHS later this summer. Come to one, or geek out and attend all of them! Your ticket purchase on August 3 + 10 also gets you a free Brooklyn Brewery beer!

For tickets and more details, visit these...

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