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236th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn
Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in August 1776 on land that is now a part of Green-Wood Cemetery, was the first battle of the American Revolution to be waged after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In memory of the brave patriots who battled for our country's independence, The Green-Wood Historic Fund hosts a day of free commemoration ceremonies and trolley tours. This is a great event for kids and families!
Green-Wood is honored to host The Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, which will play during the Battle of Brooklyn Parade and also at the Commemorative Ceremony.
10:00 AM - TROLLEY TOUR: Join author Barnet Schecter and Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman. $15 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund / $20 for non-members. Reservations recommended.
Call 718-210-3080 or order online via Eventbrite.
12:30 PM - REVOLUTIONARY WAR RE-ENACTORS: Takes place in Green-Wood's Meadow at the Gothic Arch. FREE.
1:30 PM - BATTLE OF BROOKLYN PARADE: Meet at the main gate for a parade to Battle Hill. FREE.
2:00 PM - BATTLE OF BROOKLYN COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY: The ceremony will take place on Battle Hill. FREE.
The Green-Wood Historic Fund's mission is to maintain Green-Wood's monuments and buildings of historical, cultural and architectural significance; advance public knowledge and appreciation of this significance; and preserve the natural habitat and parklands of one of New York City's first green spaces.
Please note: all ending times listed are approximate, and all tickets are non-refundable unless event is canceled or rescheduled (in which case ticket price minus service fees can be refunded).
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