Green-Wood Commemorates the Battle of Brookyln
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St., Brooklyn
718-210-3080 Price: These events are free, excluding the trolley tour, which is $20; $15 for members
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A day of family-friendly events includes American and British troop re-enactors, parade of regimental flags, demonstrations of artillery, and much more!
Green-Wood will commemorate the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn with a day of living history. Fought on August 27, 1776 across Brooklyn, including land that is now part of The 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.
- 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – 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. Reservations are required, and tickets are $20; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and the Brooklyn Historical Society. For tickets, visit: https://www.green-wood.com/event/battle-of-brooklyn-trolley-tour-2018. Event sells out fast.
- 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. – 1:00 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.
- 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Commemoration Ceremony: Honor the heroes of the Battle of Brooklyn atop Battle Hill, the highest natural point in Brooklyn, while overlooking the New York Harbor.
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