Brooklynites having fun at Brooklyn Bounty 2010.
Photo by Keiko Niwa http://www.keikoniwaphotography.com/
Wed., Sept. 21: Brooklyn Historical Society hosts their fall benefit gala, Brooklyn Bounty once again.
This year they are affectionately calling the event “Brooklyn Bounty–Reimagined” as they are departing from the traditional cocktail party concept in the hope for something more meaningful and deeply rooted in Brooklyn’s rich agrarian heritage.
This year, the event will include:
1. Tastings of food and drink from Brooklyn growers, chefs, and purveyors who have been given the challenge of utilizing a Brooklyn-grown or produced ingredient
2. Historical cocktails by Brooklyn mixologists in their beautful Othmer Library
3. Food stories told by Brooklynites from neighborhoods far and wide
4. A viewing of historical and new maps and materials related to local food and agriculture
5. A creative silent auction of unique Brooklyn prizes and experiences
6. Music by The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
7. And… the first Brooklyn Food Awards, which will pay tribute to those Brooklynites who have made great strides in their borough’s sustainability movement.
All of the funds raised at Brooklyn Bounty will be used to support their nationally-recognized education programs. With these funds, thousands of New York City students are able to engage with the real-life stories of Brooklyn and learn how immigration, industry, politics, and cultures shaped their borough and their country. BHS’s education programming and commitment to more than 45,000 teachers and students helps students become inquisitive, analytical and empowered young citizens.
Please consider showing your dedication to this important work by making a donation or purchasing tickets to Brooklyn Bounty, and spreading the word about this fantastic event. They are hoping to make this year’s Brooklyn Bounty bigger and better than ever in an effort to inspire interest in Brooklyn history and culture among new groups of people and to help ensure the preservation of Brooklyn history for generations to come.
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Tickets.
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Downtown Brooklyn