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Battle Week – The 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn

August 19 @ 9:00 am - August 27 @ 2:00 pm

A week plus of events and activities commemorating the opening chapter in America’s drive for independence, marking the 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn

Saturday, August 18 – Sunday, August 26
Display of 85 Revolutionary War flags and their history
The Green-Wood Cemetery

5th Avenue at 25th Street, Brooklyn
www.green-wood.com

Sunday, August 19, 11:00 am – Noon
The Evergreens Cemetery
Battle of Brooklyn And Beyond Military History Tour
Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street, Brooklyn
Tickets available on Eventbrite

Sunday, August 19, Noon – 2 pm
Maryland 400 Remembrance Ceremony
Old Stone House & Washington Park
  in partnership with the Michael A. Rawley American Legion Post
(718) 768-3195/www.theoldstonehouse.org

Wednesday, August 22, 7 – 8:30 pm
A Taste of Revolution at The Green-Wood Cemetery
Raise a glass to freedom at a rum and cider talk and tasting.  Music by Charming Disaster.
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets

Wednesday, August 22, 6 – 8 pm
Gowanus Dredgers Battle Paddle
Paddle with the Dredgers!  Learn the History of Gowanus at the Dredgers 2nd St. dock. We invite Loyalists, Revolutionaries
and folk to join the fun battle voyages.  If you support the King – wear a RED PFD!  www.gowanuscanal.org

Thursday, August 23, 7 – 9 pm
Exhibit Opening – For Which It Stands
A Contemporary Exhibit curated by Katherine Gressel
www.theoldstonehouse.org

Friday, August 24, 8 – 10 pm
Concrete Timbre: 1776 (Future Style)
A glimpse of a future world, distilled down to the skyscraper headquarters of Globe, Inc., located on a man-made island off the coast of Singapore, where American workers plan a rebellion
www.brownpapertickets.com

Saturday, August 25, 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 25, 2-4 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.
Information:  (718) 768-3195/info@theoldstonehouse.org.
Advance tickets recommended – available at Brown Paper Tickets

Saturday, August 25, 8 – 10 pm
Concrete Timbre: 1776 (Future Style)
A glimpse of a future world, distilled down to the skyscraper headquarters of Globe, Inc., located on a man-made island off the coast of Singapore, where American workers plan a rebellion.
www.theoldstonehouse.org/www.brownpapertickets.com

Sunday, August 26
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.

  • 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

On-Going:
Old Stone House: Witness to War
A Permanent Exhibit about the Battle of Brooklyn
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm

Hear a wonderful piece on the battle of Brooklyn by Jim O’Grady on WNYC!

Details

Start:
August 19 @ 9:00 am
End:
August 27 @ 2:00 pm
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Venue

The Old Stone House at Washington Park
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, 11215
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Phone:
718.768.3195