• Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church | Photo: Corazon Aguirre

  • Ralph's | Photo: Corazon Aguirre

  • Wash and Play Lotto Laundromat | Photo: Corazon Aguirre

  • Walt Whitman Houses and Library | Photo: Corazon Aguirre

  • Two Steps Down Restaurant | Photo: Corazon Aguirre

  • De Lux Gallery Natural Hair Salon | Photo: Corazon Aguirre

  • Fort Greene SNAP | Photo: Corazon Aguirre

What role did the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church have in the struggle against the Atlantic Yards development? How does the design of Fort Greene Park both unify and divide our community? How do the women and immigrant-owned businesses shape our neighborhood? For members of the Future Historical Society, these questions laid the groundwork for a set of audio stories created to unlock the significance of seven diverse locations in Fort Greene.These stories are told through the perspective of personal meaning, human connection, and consideration for what we have, what we’ve lost, and what we hope to see in the future of this constantly changing neighborhood.

This week, the FHS will join together with the owners, congregants, customers, and neighbors at these locations to share the stories they crafted, gather new stories, and celebrate the community we are creating together. FHS members will travel around the neighborhood with a “mobile storytelling lab”, a modular gathering space that is designed to encourage conversation, wonder, and listening. We hope you’ll join us to share your own stories about the people and places that matter to you--  past, present, and future.

To hear the stories of these locations, click here for an audio tour.

Future Historical Society
Mobile Storytelling Lab Schedule

Friday, February 21, 2020
11AM-1PM: Fort Greene SNAP
324 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
This workshop is part of Black Artstory Month 2020.

Saturday November 9, 2019
10AM-12PM: Fort Greene Park

1 - 3PM: Ralph's and The Wash and Play Lotto Laundromat
80 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn NY 11217

Saturday October 5, 2019
1- 4PM: Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival
300 Ashland Place, Brooklyn NY 11217

Wednesday April 24, 2019
6-9PM: FHS Headquarters, BRIC House
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Thursday April 25
5-9PM: FHS Headquarters, BRIC House
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Friday April 26 

Fort Greene Park 
Willoughby Ave. & Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Ralph’s and the Wash and Play Lotto Laundromat
89 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Saturday, April 27
10AM-12PM: Walt Whitman Library
93 St Edwards St, Brooklyn, NY 11205

1-3PM: De Lux Gallery Hair Salon
704 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

4-6PM: Two Steps Down
240 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Sunday, April 28

12:30 - 3:00PM: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217