Events

Join local artist, educator, and tour guide Rich Garr for a bicycle tour around Brooklyn.

Commemorating the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, this tour will visit important sites from the borough’s Revolutionary past. We will begin at Grand Army Plaza and end at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The tour is anticipated to take 2.5 hours. Limited to 15 riders so reserve soon!

Tickets are available via Eventbrite, tickets do not include a bike rental.

Join our colleagues from Green-Wood Cemetery for this Battle of Brooklyn Zoom event!

Much of the Battle of Brooklyn was fought across what is now Green-Wood’s grounds with General George Washington in command. Join Barnet Schecter, author of the widely-praised The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution, and Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, for a conversation about that battle—two days before its 245th anniversary—and what happened on that long-ago day across the roads, hills, and valleys that would become The Green-Wood Cemetery.

Barnet and Jeff will highlight several patriot defensive positions, Battle Hill (the highest natural point in Brooklyn), the gravesites of Revolutionary War soldiers (including one who took part in the Boston Tea Party and another who was captured during the Battle of Brooklyn), and much more.

$9 / $4 for GW Members

Register here.