Brooklyn Historical Society’s 2018 Fall Gala
October 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Liberty Warehouse
260 Conover St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: 718.222.4111, ext. 250

Brooklyn Historical Society’s 2018 Fall Gala

If there’s one thing New Yorkers are proud of it’s the history of this great city. Every borough has a story, and Brooklyn’s begins 400 years ago. Nationally recognized and now boasting two locations, the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) conserves the roots of the city’s most populated borough through books and archived materials. This year BHS will honor two outstanding citizens; a leader in infrastructure and government, Christopher O. Ward, and multi-hyphenate in the world of education, Tracy Cook-Person. If you’re a proud Brooklynite or a fervent NYC history buff, you’ll want to show your support.


Chris Ward, Urban Infrastructure Visionary


Tracy Cook-Person, Educator

Gala Co-Chairs

Michael Adams-Liebman, Adams Interior Design
Lauren Glant, Strategic Horizons
Cas Holloway, Bloomberg LP
Jim Rossman, Lazard
Samuel W. Seymour, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Gala Committee

Lucy Baumrind, Baumrind & Baumrind
Peter D’Arcy, M&T Bank
Judy & Alan Fishman, Mark Morris Dance Group /
Ladder Capital Finance
David Kramer, Hudson Companies
Valerie Oliver-Durrah & James Durrah, Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic
Robin Ottaway, Brooklyn Brewery
Gail Stone & Matt Fishbein, The Bay & Paul Foundations / Debevoise & Plimpton
Rudy Wynter, National Grid
Deborah Schwartz, BHS President

Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary and complex history. Please join us for a night of celebration at our 2018 Fall Gala, where we pay tribute to those whom have helped make BHS’s incredible programs and achievements possible, and raise crucial funds in support of its education programs, which serve more than 15,000 New York City students and teachers annually.

For more information, please contact Maddie Legg at 212-244-4880 x1 or by email at

All contributions in excess of $165 per ticket are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Latoya Henry is the publisher and founder of Haute Giving: The Sexy Side of Philanthropy.

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