Brooklyn Heights: BHS’s Free Saturday Family Programs

Get your family up and moving this fall! Brooklyn Historical Society‘s free Saturday family programs return this fall with extended hours and new family movement classes every fourth Saturday.

Here’s a list of what they have lined up for October:

Sing Back, Brooklyn! Saturday, October 4th – Whether you are a lifelong Brooklynite or a recent convert, Lloyd H. Miller invites you to join him in celebrating all the things that make us feel at home here in this wonderful borough. Families will enjoy singing songs, performing skits and displaying art inspired by their Brooklyn homes.

Handmade History! Saturday, October 11th – During the first Handmade History workshop of the season, families will find inspiration in the exhibit She said, She said: Art and inspiration in the work of Nell Painter and Lucille Fornasieri Gold, which includes two separate but related bodies of artwork – photographs of Brooklyn in the 1970s and 1980s, and the paintings they inspired many decades later. After exploring the exhibit, families will join BHS’s Sara Casten in the art studio to talk about how artists respond to each other’s work and to create artwork of their own based on everyday life in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Family Boogie! Saturday, October 25th In the inaugural “Boogie”, families will get a taste of a Brooklyn that has long since disappeared. Did you know that where our beloved brownstones stand, cows once roamed? Participants will discover “Breuckelen” through thirteen watercolors of Dutch homesteads and historic landmarks painted by James Ryder Van Brunt, a descendant of Brooklyn’s earliest settlers. After visiting the gallery, they will be invited to create dance studies that capture the shapes, moods, and themes of these picturesque paintings.

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