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Battle Week – The 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn

August 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - August 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

August 17 @ 6:00 pm – August 28 @ 2:00 pm
A week of events and activities commemorating the opening chapter in America’s drive for independence, marking the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 17, 7 – 9 pm
Appropriating Revolution
Old Stone House & Washington Park
An contemporary exhibit curated by Katherine Gressel
On view through October 8, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 6:30 pm, free/pre-registration required
1776: Revolution and Emotion with Historian Nicole Eustace
Brooklyn Historical Society
Nicole Eustace, author of Passion is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution, looks at the pivotal role of emotion in reshaping power relations and reordering society in the critical decades leading up to the Revolution.
Register at www.brooklynhistory.org

Friday, August 19, 6 pm & Saturday, August 27, 4 pm
Battle of Brooklyn Neighborhood Walk
Led by Old Stone House Board Member and Hunter College Archaeology Professor William J. Parry. Meet at Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, NW corner. $12 per person/$10 OSH members; includes light refreshments. Wear comfortable shoes. Register at www.brownpapertickets.com.
More information: (718) 768-3195/info@theoldstonehouse.org

Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 28
Display of 85 Revolutionary War flags and their history
The Green-Wood Cemetery
5th Avenue at 25th Street, Brooklyn

Saturday, August 20, Noon-2 pm
Maryland 400 Remembrance Ceremony
Music, Color Guard & Salute & A Reading of the Names
Old Stone House & Washington Park
(718) 768-3195/www.theoldstonehouse.org

Sunday, August 21, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Evergreens Cemetery Walking Tour
Evergreens Cemetery presents a walking tour of its revolutionary war-related sites. Meet at Evergreens Cemetery Main Gate, Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street, Brooklyn.
(718) 455-5300/www.theevergreenscemetery.com

Thursday, August 23, 8 pm
A/K/A Benjamin Franklin’s Women
An immersive multi-media concert production by Concrete Timbre
Tickets $15 @ Brown Paper Tickets/$20 at the door
Old Stone House & Washington Park
(718) 768-3195/www.theoldstonehouse.org

Friday, August 26, 6 pm
Special Opening: Old Stone House: Witness to War
View the new permanent exhibit at the Old Stone House exploring the Battle of Brooklyn,
as well as family life in Brooklyn during the Revolution and Occupation. Join us for colonial cocktails and snacks from our wood-fired oven.

Saturday, August 27, 10 am – 2 pm
The Great Escape/Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pebble Cove
Join the Revolutionary Army! Glover’s Marblehead Regiment hosts a program in partnership with the Village Community Boat House.

Saturday, August 27, 11 am – 4 pm
Rediscover Denyse Wharf
Walk along the beach at Denyse Wharf, where the British landed in 1776. Enjoy the wide views of the Lower Bay, meet colonial re-enactors, and learn about this important environmental site. Access via the Belt Parkway’s 4th Avenue Overpass.

Saturday, August 27, 12:30 pm – 3 pm
BLDG 92 Brooklyn Navy Yard – Scavenger Battle!
Team up with family and friends for a day of trivia, gaming and historical fun including a “Brooklyn vs Britain” scavenger hunt and a Battle Ship Memory game.
FREE | No reservations required
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Ave (at Carlton Ave)

Saturday, August 27, 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.
(718) 456-1776/www.onderdonkhouse.org

Saturday, August 27, 7:30 pm – 10 pm
The Green-Wood Cemetery
Encampment: Fireside Tales and Tunes
By firelight, Susan Kent of TELL IT: BROOKLYN will host an outdoor storytelling program that takes on the battles of body, spirit and mind. Seasoned storytellers will take the stage, but attendees so inclinded to tell their own battle story can throw their hat in the ring too. The songwriting duo, Charming Disaster, will provide musical interludes. Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company. Colonial cooking demonstration by Carolina Capehart. $15.
(718) 768-7300/www.green-wood.com

Sunday, August 28
Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration at The Green-Wood Cemetery
5th Avenue at 25th Street, Brooklyn
(718) 768-7300 for reservations and more information
10:00 am – Noon, Reservations necessary
Green-Wood 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


Brooklyn Historical Society
Rare Revolutionary War Era Map Display: The Ratzer Maps at BHS
June 29 to August 28, 2016
Brooklyn Historical Society is pleased to display two versions of a map created by Lieutenant Bernard Ratzer, including a rare, first edition of Ratzer’s Plan of the City of New York. The second is a portion of that same map that was used by Hugh Earl Percy, General in the British Army, during the Battle of Long Island in August 1776.

Old Stone House: Witness to War
A New Permanent Exhibit about the Battle of Brooklyn
Old Stone House & Washington Park Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm


August 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
August 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm


The Old Stone House at Washington Park
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, 11215
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