A project of Brooklyn Historical Society

Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing

Event Date:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 6:30pm

Gleason's Gym is the last remaining institution of New York's golden age of boxing. Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali, Hector Camacho, Mike Tyson— the alumni of Gleason’s are a roster of boxing greats.

Founded in the Bronx in 1937, Gleason's moved in the mid-1980s to what has since become one of New York's wealthiest residential areas--Brooklyn's DUMBO. Gleason’s has also transformed since its inception, now opening it’s doors to new members, particularly women and white-collar men.

Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym is Lucia Trimbur’s nuanced insider's account of a place that was once the domain of working-class men of color but is now shared by rich and poor, male and female, black and white, and young and old.

November 13th, 6:30-8:30pm,

Brooklyn Historical Society, Othmer Library (2nd floor)

Free for Brooklyn Historical Society and Greenwood Cemetery Members

$5 for non-members


Lucia Trimbur serves as an Advisor to Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations. 

Read her full bio here.