Thought Gallery: Three Virtual Events To Keep You Busy This Week

Consider these recommendations for upcoming virtual talks, readings and more in and around New York City:

‘A Brief History of the Brooklyn Bridge’ Webinar
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 5:30 p.m.
New York Adventure Club
Live stream only
When the Brooklyn Bridge launched on May 24, 1883, it was hailed as the eighth wonder of the world. Historic paintings and photographs will illuminate an engineering feat that combined old-world know-how with unprecedented modern innovations ($10).

Intelligence Squared US Debates | Unresolved: American Policing
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.
Intelligence Squared US Debates
Live stream only

Are U.S. police forces the “standing armies” that the Federalist Papers warned us about? Catch a timely debate on police reform, as five experts from across the political spectrum look toward the past and future, examining police unions, defunding, and the question of who should police the police (free).

P&P Live! Jennet Connant: The Great Secret
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m.
Politics and Prose
Live stream only

Hit the original frontlines of the battle against cancer with bestselling author Jennet Connant. She’ll share the story of a chemical weapons catastrophe, a cover-up, and the birth of chemotherapy, as portrayed in her new The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster That Launched the War on Cancer (free).

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