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Battle Week 2019

August 15 - August 27

More than a week of events and activities commemorating the opening chapter in America’s drive for independence, marking the 243rd Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn

Thursday, August 15, 7-9 pm
Exhibit Opening – No More Water
Contemporary Work by Tahir Carl Karmali
and Justin Sterling, curated by Katherine Gressel
on view through October 12

Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 25
Display of 85 Revolutionary War flags and their history
The Green-Wood Cemetery
5th Avenue at 25th Street, Brooklyn
www.green-wood.com

Saturday, August 17, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Street/Art Brooklyn – Gowanus Art Walk
Explore hidden art along the Gowanus Canal with
artist Rich Garr
Gowanus Souvenir Shop
567 Union Street
$20 tickets at eventbrite.com

Sunday, August 18, 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

Tuesday, August 20th, 6 – 9 pm
Exceedingly Good Song Night in partnership with Jalopy Theatre
• 6 pm – 6:30 pm Bones Workshop – learn to play traditional percussion!
• 6:30 – 8 pm Traditional Songs and Sea. Shanties by Ken Schatz and his dynamic string band!
Outdoors on the little lawn on the 5th Avenue side of the Old Stone House!

Tuesday, August 20th, 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) 768-3195/info@theoldstonehouse.org. Advance tickets recommended – available at Brown Paper Tickets.

Wednesday, August 21, 6 – 8 pm
Gowanus Dredgers Battle Paddle
Join the Dredgers for a canoe tour of the famous Battle of Brooklyn escape route
www.gowanuscanal.org
On view at the Dredgers Boathouse: On the Tides of Time art installation by Robert Gould & Gerald Wagoner

Saturday, August 24, 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 24th, 10:30 am – 1 pm
Battle of Brooklyn Bike Tour
Meet at the Old Stone House/End at
Brooklyn Bridge Park, led by Rich Garr
$30 tickets at Brown Paper Tickets
limited to 12 so reserve soon!
(bike rental not included)

Saturday, August 24th, 2 – 5 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 24, 8 – 10 pm
Sunday, August 25, 4 – 6 pm
Concrete Timbre: A/K/A Benj (Franklin’s Women)
An interdisciplinary concert presentation exploring Benjamin Franklin’s female identities, satires, and hoaxes that were used to critique love, gender stereotypes, witch hunts, and the slavery of his era. www.theoldstonehouse.org/ Tickets here.

Sunday, August 25, 11 am – 2 pm
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  conducts a trolley tour of the cemetery.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Living History Programming with drills, weapon firing, games and historic personalities.
Author talk and books signing with Saving Washington‘s Christopher Formant

12:00 pm
Re-enactment inside the Main Gate at The Green-Wood Cemetery

1:00 pm Parade to the top of Battle Hill

1:15 pm Memorial Ceremony at Battle Hill
Keynote: Michael Crowder
Public Historian, The Institute for Thomas
Paine Studies, Iona College

Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 pm
A Founding Martyr: Dr. Joseph Warren
and the Early American Revolution
A talk by historian Christian Di Spagna
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
$10 General Admission / $5 for Members at Eventbrite
www.brooklynhistory.org

On-Going:

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

Battle Week is sponsored in partnership with the Battle of Brooklyn Memorial Society, The Green-Wood Cemetery, The Institute for Thomas Paine Studies/Iona College, the Old Stone House & Washington Park and The Society of the Cincinnati of Maryland

 

 

 

Details

Start:
August 15
End:
August 27
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Organizer

Old Stone House & Washington Park
Phone:
718-768-3195
Email:
info@theoldstonehouse.org
Website:
www.theoldstonehouse.org

Venue

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

Details

Start:
August 15
End:
August 27
Event Categories:
, , , , , , , ,

Organizer

Old Stone House & Washington Park
Phone:
718-768-3195
Email:
info@theoldstonehouse.org
Website:
www.theoldstonehouse.org

Venue

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