Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Adult Education: Tuesday, September8


Tuesday, September 8
Adult Education

Adult Education is a Brooklyn-based monthly lecture series devoted to making useless knowledge somewhat less useless. Each month is devoted to a given theme, and guest speakers will address some aspect of that theme using visual aids.

This month's topic: "Beer Matters"
The line-up will include:
Elizabeth Bradley:
"Knickerbocker: Nativism, Prohibition, and the Rise of New York's Namesake Beer"
Elizabeth Bradley is Deputy Director of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. When not venerating librarians, she writes about New York history and culture. She is the author of Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York, and edited the Penguin Classic of Washington Irving's A History of New York, the 1809 satire that unleashed Knickerbocker in all his buckle-shoe glory on an unsuspecting world.

Brendan I. Koerner:
"The Madonna of Malternatives: Zima and the Challenges of Brand Reinvention"
Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of 'Now the Hell Will Start," which he's currently adapting for Spike Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks. He blogs daily at Microkhan.com.

Erica Shea & Stephen Valand:
"Secrets of Brewing In the Modern New York Apartment"
Erica Shea & Stephen Valand own and operate the Brooklyn Brew Shop out of the Brooklyn Flea.
The two began making beer the same way most kids get into stamps, model airplanes, and civil war reenactments, mainly by finding some dusty equipment in a parent's basement and figuring out on the internet what to do with it.

Bill Wander
"The Truth about McSorley's: Re-envisioning Joseph Mitchell's "Wonderful Saloon"
Bill Wander is the historian for McSorley's Old Ale House in the East Village and has spent more than 20 years as a documentary film-maker for National Geographic, The Discovery and History Channels, the three major networks, and Public Television. He is working on a book about the history of McSorley's to be titled "Sawdust on the Floor." He began his working life at the South Street Seaport Museum, continued on to the National Maritime Historical Society, has consulted for the Smithsonian, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Scarsdale Historical Society.

All hosted by comedian Charles Star
8 pm (doors at 7:30)
$5 cover
at:
Union Hall
702 Union St. (Fifth Ave.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
UnionHallNY.com
adult-ed.net

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