A week plus of events and activities commemorating the opening chapter in America’s drive for independence.
Thursday, August 17, 7:30 pm
Thomas Paine and the Flame of Revolution at the Old Stone House
A Talk by Ward Regan, Presented with Think Olio
$15, Beer sponsored by The Gate.
Saturday, August 19, 10 am – 3 pm
Colonial Day at Ft. Greene Park
Cooking, games, tools and flags. Check out
George Washington’s tent, and be inducted into the Continental Army.
Saturday, August 19 – Sunday, August 27
Display of 85 Revolutionary War flags and their history.
The Green-Wood Cemetery
5th Avenue at 25th Street, Brooklyn.
Saturday, August 19, 1;00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Evergreens Cemetery Battle of Brooklyn Event
in Partnership with The Vander Ende – Onderdonk House
Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street, Brooklyn.
Sunday, August 20, Noon – 2 pm
Maryland 400 Remembrance Ceremony
Old Stone House & Washington Park
in partnership with the Michael A. Rawley American Legion Post
Wednesday, August 23, 6 pm
Gowanus Dredgers Battle Paddle
Join the Dredgers a canoe tour of the famous Battle of Brooklyn escape route.
Thursday, August 24, 7 – 9 pm
Exhibit Opening – Being Well: In Search of Utopia?
A Contemporary Exhibit curated by Katherine Gressel
Friday, August 25, 6 – 9 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. Information: (718) firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance tickets recommended – available at Brown Paper Tickets.
Saturday, August 26, 10 am sharp
Prison Ships Martyrs Memorial Ceremony
Coordinated by the Society of Old Brooklynites, American Merchant Marine Association, and Navy Armed Guard. Prison Ships Martyrs Monument, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn.
Information: (718) 768-3195.
Saturday, August 26, 7:30 pm – 10 pm
The Green-Wood Cemetery
Battle of Brooklyn: Tales and Tunes and Tastings
Dance demonstrations with Brooklyn Contra, festive music from the Five Mile String Band, 18th century style food to sample and storytelling about battles won and lost amidst the glow of campfires. Charming Disaster will provide musical interludes. Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company. American food & drinks scholar/writer/raconteur Tonya Hopkins will lead a rum tasting featuring Brooklyn’s own Van Brunt Stillhouse’s Due North rum and Jersey Artisan’s “Busted Barrel” Silver & Dark rum. Cider Tasting withProper Cider.
$20 tickets in advance here.
Sunday, August 27
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.
10 am Author Talk with Lauren Tarshis
I Survived The American Revolution
Living History Programming with drills, weapon firing, games and historic personalities. and other family activities.
Re-enactment inside the Main Gate at The Green-wood Cemetery
12:30 pm Parade to the top of Battle Hill
1:00 pm Memorial Ceremony at Battle Hill
Keynote Speaker: Gene Procknow, Author and historian of the American Revolution
Old Stone House: Witness to War
A Permanent Exhibit about the Battle of Brooklyn
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm