Upcoming History Classes at the Brainery

Posted by A69143a5 tiny Jen Messier on jun 3, 2013 under Event

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 concert hall, and opera house and more.

Thursday, June 20, 6:30pm

Times Square Before Disney: Glamour, Sleaze, and Cinema

In typical New York fashion, the sordid elements of old Times Square coexisted with glamorous film and stage premieres throughout the 20th century, when movies dominated Broadway and future movie stars débuted in the area’s legitimate theaters.

Tuesday, July 2, 6:30pm

The History of the Gowanus Canal

Nestled between the hip and hardly inexpensive neighborhoods Park Slope and Carroll Gardens is the Gowanus Canal: Brooklyn’s most infamous toxic waste site. 

Tuesday, July 2, 8:30pm

New York City & the American Revolution

This class will explore the unique and oft forgotten history of New York City and the American Revolution. Starting with the Stamp Act riots in lower Manhattan to the Battle of Brooklyn, Kips Bay and Harlem Heights, to Washington’s Inauguration, NYC and The Revolution will focus on the people, places, landmarks, and hidden history of the City.

Wednesday, July 3, 8:30pm

Fly Me to the Moon

Through gobsmacking true stories you'll learn everything you've ever wanted to know about the past, present, and future of human space travel but were afraid to ask!

Monday, July 8, 6:30pm

Red Scares and Blacklists: Hollywood vs. Political Dissent

As Cold War tensions between the United States and Soviet Union heated up in 1947, movie studio moguls and politicos imagined “reds” and “pinkos” in every reel of film. As a result, hundreds of film artists – from radical leftists to liberal Democrats – were denied employment, and even threatened with prison terms, as anti-communist hysteria rocked the nation.

Thursday, July 24, 6:30pm

All classes take place at our location in Prospect Heights, 190 Underhill Ave. 



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