Hear from those working on this issue and those directly affected as they discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and what more needs to be done.When Eli Attie shook the dust off a long forgotten folder found in his parents’s home, he had no idea its contents would reveal the story that launched his late father’s photography career.Join Attie, led in conversation by Randy Kennedy of As cities around the country look at the role parks play to reshape and renew urban landscape, a distinguished panel including landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh and architectural critic Paul Goldberger discuss the power of green. Tue, Sep 20, pm/ for BHS and G-W Members Reserve Tickets The past decade has witnessed a renaissance in Downtown Brooklyn, from the explosion of the innovation economy to the establishment of the area as one of NYC’s major cultural districts.
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Join NY1’s Pat Kiernan for an evening of talking about walking, when they discuss Helmreich’s adventures in the borough of Kings and his newest book, Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) opens its seventh season at BHS with Wien I: Fin de Siècle, which features the work of composers who epitomize the opulence and decadence of late German Romanticism.
The seven first-class performers include soprano Tami Petty and baritone Tobias Greenlaugh. 100 years later Planned Parenthood continues to lead the movement for women’s health, rights, and equality.
Historian Ron Chernow and Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis chat with "The New Yorker's" Rebecca Mead about the complexities of staging history. Our “Race and History” series continues as we welcome Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed who discusses her groundbreaking research on Thomas Jefferson, the Hemings family, and slavery in America, including her most recent book, With a female candidate for president, are we finally on the verge of a post-sexist society?
The answer is an obvious “no,” but what are the major challenges left to confront and biggest fights left to be fought?
Prominent feminists Marcia Gillespie ( Families who migrate into the U. often face steep and complex obstacles, not the least of which is the lack of proper legal representation when faced with deportation.In 2015, the New York City Council announced the Unaccompanied Minors Initiative—a groundbreaking public-private partnership between the Council, Robin Hood Foundation, and the New York Community Trust to ensure that unaccompanied minors who make their way to New York City receive much needed help from qualified attorneys. What more can the city do to protect this most vulnerable population?Moderated by former Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Tucker Reed.Join two champions of justice, Barry Scheck, co-founder and co-director of the Innocence Project, which applies DNA testing to exonerate wrongful convictions, and Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, whose Conviction Review Unit, perhaps the largest in the country, is a national model.False confessions, eyewitness misidentification, improper forensics; these two men bring insight into the disturbing fissures in our criminal justice system.Tue, Sep 27, pm/ for BHS and G-W Members Reserve Tickets, as he talks to a panel of experts about the effects of the changing urban environment on nature and its creatures, and how the city is working to understand, manage, and mitigate the issues that result.