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GREEN-WOOD COMMEMORATES BATTLE OF BROOKYLN
Aug 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm| Free
The Green-Wood Historic Fund will commemorate the 240th 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.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
- 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Living history programming on Green-Wood’s meadow includes drills, weapons demonstrations, and re-enactors from Continental Line regiments as well as historic figures.
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Battle of Brooklyn Parade from Green-Wood’s Main Gate to Battle Hill. Along the parade route will be nearly 100 replicas of Revolutionary War flags which attendees are invited to carry to Battle Hill.
- 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration Ceremony atop Battle Hill – the highest natural point in Brooklyn – with views of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline will end the day honoring the heroes of the battle.
Green-Wood – Meet inside the main gate (25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn)
Take the “R” train to 25th Street in Brooklyn and walk up the hill one block and into the Cemetery. Free parking is available.
With generous sponsorship from TD Bank, all events are free except for the trolley tour ($30/$25 for Green-Wood Historic Fund and Brooklyn Historical Society members. To make online reservations or to find out more information, call 718-210-3080 or visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents. Reservations for the trolley tour are recommended, as it usually sells out quickly. Walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.