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Brooklyn Bridge Park

previous events

  • Books Beneath the Bridge: Ayana Mathis, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

    A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries …

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  • Books Beneath the Bridge: 5 Borough Blues with Colson Whitehead (Manhattan) Victor LaValle, (Queens) Kevin Baker (Bronx), Alina Simone (Brooklyn), Binnie Kirshenbaum (Staten Island)

    Our 2nd annual literature series returns to the Granite Prospect steps featuring 6 evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing with the authors.

  • Books Beneath the Bridge: A reading of Swann's Way in celebration of its 100th anniversary

    The first volume of the 7-part masterpiece In Search of Lost Time, Swann's Way introduces the novel's major themes and narrator. Its focus then shifts to Charles Swann, a wealthy connoisseur who moves in high-society circles in 19th-century Paris and a victim of an agonizing romance. …

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  • Books Beneath the Bridge: Colum McCann, TransAtlantic, in conversation with Bill Cheng

    Newfoundland, 1919. Two aviators—Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown—set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War. Dublin, 1845 and ’46. On an international lecture tour in …

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