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1st Annual Battle of Brooklyn Pub Crawl
Aug 23, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
Join bibulous Brooklyn scholar and historian Connor Gaudet on the eve of the Battle of Brooklyn’s 238th anniversary to retrace the steps of our Revolutionary forbearers, while toasting their memory with our heartiest ales!
Learn about the battle on the battlefield itself, stopping at bars and taverns located at or near sites of key actions that took place that fateful August day.
We will be starting at 2 PM, rain or shine. The location: Mary’s Bar in South Slope (5th Ave and 22nd St) – along the line of Lord Stirling’s defensive fortifications where the initial action began!
Colonial garb is encouraged but not required. Wear comfortable shoes. The route will be just over 2 miles, start to finish. Please keep in mind that while this is a free event, the bars do charge for drinks and some are cash only. This is a public event, open to anyone 21 years of age or older.
If you can’t make it to Mary’s at 2PM, you can try catching us at one of the later stops listed and mapped on the link below. Estimate it at 15 to 20 minutes per bar and look for the group lead by a guy in a tricorn hat (not joking).
1. Mary’s Bar
2. Quarter Bar
3. Brooklyn Pub
4. Greenwood Park
5. Black Horse Pub
6. Der Kommisar
8. The Gate
9. Lavender Lake
Connor Gaudet has been a scholar of Brooklyn history since moving to the borough in 2005. He made it official in May 2014 with an MA in Public History from NYU, focusing primarily on Brooklyn in his studies. He also holds an MSLIS from Long Island University as well as a BA in Film & Electronic Arts and Literature & Creative Writing from Bard College.