Wednesday, March 21, 2012

BHS To Host Panel on Coney Island

On March 28, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host photographer Harvey Stein in a special discussion about his recent book, Coney Island: 40 Years, which documents the people, events and changing scene at Coney Island.

Stein will be joined by historian John Manbeck and Coney Island insider Lola Star, founder of the Save Coney Island Organization, to explore the role of Coney Island in shaping Brooklyn’s identity, using Stein’s photographs as the starting point for the conversation.

This event is part of BHS’s spring series, “Inventing Brooklyn,” which examines key people who have influenced Brooklyn and highlights cultural trends rooted in Brooklyn’s rich and diverse history. This event, at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.

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