Commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn: Green-Wood Pays Tribute to One of the First and Largest Battles of the American Revolution
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St., Brooklyn
718-210-3080 Price: All events are free. An optional donation is encouraged with your reservation to ensure the annual events may remain free of charge.
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The Green-Wood Historic Fund will commemorate the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn with a day of living history and family-friendly events. Fought on August 27, 1776 across Brooklyn, including land that is now part of Green-Wood Cemetery, it was the first battle of the American Revolution to be waged after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In terms of the total number of British and American troops poised and ready to fight, this was the largest battle of the Revolution.
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Life on the Battlefield: History comes to life on Green-Wood’s meadow as re-enactors demonstrate revolutionary weaponry and tactics. Meet soldiers and other historic figures of Colonial America.
- 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Battle of Brooklyn Parade: Carry a Revolutionary regiment flag and march from Green-Wood’s Main Gate to Battle Hill with The Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
- 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Commemorative Ceremony: Honor the heroes of the Battle of Brooklyn atop Battle Hill, the highest natural point in Brooklyn, while overlooking the New York Harbor.