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Display of Revolutionary War Flags at Green-Wood Cemetery

August 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 30, 2020

The Old Stone House at Washington Park, 336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, 11215
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Witness a colorful display of Revolutionary War flags and their history this weekend on the hill at Green-Wood Cemetery, commemorating the 244th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn. On view everyday until August 30. Enter through the main gate at 5th Ave and 25th Street.

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12:00 pm

Handwriting The Constitution

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 17, 2020

336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights handwritten on an illustration of orange flowers

What does the U.S. Constitution actually say? On January 20, 2017, artist Morgan O’Hara took a pen and paper to the central branch of the New York Public Library and began to write her own copy of the document in long hand. In what she describes as “a form of protest for introverts”. She was […]

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6:30 pm

The Battle of Brooklyn Lecture with Owen Lourie

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by The Pratt Library in Baltimore, Maryland State Archives and Maryland 400. Owen Lourie is a historian at the Maryland State Archives, where he joined the staff in 2003. He has conducted and supervised research on a wide array of topics relating to Maryland history, specializing in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early Federal eras, as […]

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8:00 pm

The Battle of Brooklyn, A Farce of Two Acts

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Watch a 20-minute play written by snarky British loyalists in 1776 to mock the American defeat in the first battle of the War for Independence. Was the Revolution a scam? Were the Founding Fathers idiots? The anonymous author of The Battle of Brooklyn, A Farce in Two Acts thought so! Commemorate the anniversary of the […]

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