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Fri, Feb 9, 2018 5:00pm –


Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
at Clinton St
Brooklyn  New York  11201
United States

Free Friday: Free Love!

Set yourself free from the Valentine’s Day routine and join BHS for a “Free Love” Free Friday! Cabaret keyboardist Natti Vogel kicks things off with anthems to singledom and trysts without strings attached. Between visits to our current exhibitions, grab a beer or sample an Age of Aquarius punch, and join select discussions. 

Probe the history and future of idiosyncratic depictions of romance through a set of early 20th-century love letters from the BHS collection tracing a Jamaican immigrant’s courtship between Brooklyn and Kingston. Researchers Alexin Telefranca (NYU) and Ivan Munuera (Princeton) present talks on the pursuit of free love on the dance floors of decades past. Lisa Miller and Aude White of New York magazine will decode their Love Map Project that visualizes the stories of scores of New Yorkers’ fateful eye contact, missed connections, and sidewalk exhibitionism. Local documentary filmmaker Danielle Rose brings the evening back to present-day through clips of her recent work, In Our Backyard, chronicling the sex trafficking trade in Brooklyn.