August 29-30, 2015
A week of events and activities commemorating the opening chapter in America’s drive for independence.
Saturday, August 22 – Sunday, August 30
Display of 85 Revolutionary War flags and their history.
The Green-Wood Cemetery 5th Avenue at 25th Street, Brooklyn.
Saturday, August 29, 4 pm
Battle of Brooklyn Neighborhood Walk
Saturday, August 29, Noon-2 pm
Maryland 400 Remembrance Ceremony
Music, Color Guard & Salute & A Reading of the Names
Old Stone House & Washington Park
Saturday, August 29 1pm – 5pm
Dramatic Reading of The Declaration of Independence
The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, Greater Ridgewood Historical Society
Hear the Declaration of Independence read the18th century way. Learn about how it was written and the role it played during the Battle of Brooklyn.
$5 suggested donation GRHS members Free.
Sunday, August 30
Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration at The Green-Wood Cemetery
5th Avenue at 25th Street
(718) 768-7300 for reservations and more information
10:00 am – Noon, Reservations necessary
Greenwood historian Jeff Richman and author Barnet Schecter conduct a trolley tour of the cemetery.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Living History Programming with drills, weapon firing, games and historic personalities. Old fashioned ice cream,shubs and lemonade, and other family activities.
12:30 – 1:15 pm
Re-enactment inside the Main Gate at The Green-wood Cemetery
1:30 pm Parade to the top of Battle Hill
2:00 pm Memorial Ceremony at Battle Hill