Real Estate Roundtable at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Fickies for Brooklyn Historical Society.

The Brooklyn Historical Society was founded in 1861 — originally as the Long Island Historical Society — and has been in its gorgeous landmark building in Brooklyn Heights since 1881. It’s a nationally recognized urban history center, and one of the best places to learn about Brooklyn’s 400-year history.

It’s also a great place to learn about what’s happening in Brooklyn right now, thanks to the Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable series. The Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable consists of quarterly luncheons and networking events where industry professionals gather to exchange insider knowledge on Brooklyn’s bustling real estate market.

The first event in 2016 will be the Kick-Off Networking Party on Wednesday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Othmer Library. Guests will have the opportunity to network with top influencers in Brooklyn’s real estate industry, as well as enter to win a seat at the head table at the February Roundtable luncheon. Tickets are $65 per guest, or free for those with a 2016 Roundtable series subscription. The event is sponsored by Citi Habitats, and you can purchase tickets here.