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July 2017

Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie

July 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - January 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
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$10.00
Brooklyn Historical Society, BK Reader, Truman Capote, David Attie, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

In the spring of 1958 a young photographer named David Attie was led through the streets of Brooklyn Heights and to the Brooklyn waterfront by an unexpected guide—33-year-old Truman Capote. The images Attie took that day were to illustrate Capote’s essay for Holiday magazine about his life in Brooklyn. Decades later, these largely unseen photographs are being exhibited for the first time.    

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January 2018

Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
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$5.00
Happiness, book talk, John Leland, New York City seniors, aging, Julie Scelfo, Brooklyn Historical Society

Book Talk: Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old Thu, Jan 25, 6:30 pm $5 / Free for Members At a crossroads in his own life, New York Times journalist John Leland found himself connecting with some of New York City’s oldest residents in order to understand the experience of aging during the “twilight years.” What he learned was a joyful surprise, lending credence to why this stage of life is often called…

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