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Battle of Brooklyn

Green-Wood Historic Fund

Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Battle of Brooklyn

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The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on land that is now a part of Green-Wood, was the first battle of the American Revolution to occur after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Green-Wood hosts a day of commemoration to honor all those who served to defend the young republic. See parades, cannon fire, horses, and re-enactments. This is a great event for kids and families.

10 – 11 AM – TROLLEY TOUR: Join author and historian Barnet Schecter and Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman for a tour of Green-Wood’s Revolutionary War-related sites. This is a separate, ticketed tour, not included in general registration for the commemoration events. Please click here for tickets.

11 AM – LIFE ON THE BATTLEFIELD: Meet soldiers, their horses, and famous colonial Americans. Historic re-enactors will demonstrate revolutionary weapons and tactics.

12:30 PM – BATTLE OF BROOKLYN PARADE: Grab a Revolutionary regiment flag, wave it high, and march to Battle Hill with The Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

1:15 PM – COMMEMORATION CEREMONY: Honor the spirit and heroes of the Battle of Brooklyn at this commemoration on Battle Hill, overlooking New York Harbor.

These events are free, excluding the trolley tour, but please register online so that we can gauge response. We encourage you to consider making an optional donation with your reservation to ensure our ability to continue to offer these events free of charge.

Please note: Attendees must stand within the designated viewing areas when the cannons are being fired. The loud noises can cause permanent damage to the ears or even hearing loss.

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Credit: Robert Denbo

 

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500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)


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Green-Wood Historic Fund

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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© 2015 Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11232
info@greenwoodcemetery.org
718-768-7300

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