Enjoy the story of the Battle of Brooklyn as told by local historian Greg McMurray. Only in Brooklyn could such an absolute failure lead to one of the greatest triumphs of the war.
Combining traditional storytelling with live action reenactment, musical accompaniment, and audience participation, “Yankee Doodle Defeat” is the evening kick-off event to 2021’s Brooklyn Battle Week.
Come for the lecture, stay for the music, and get George Washington’s autograph. Join us for what promises to be a historic night to remember.
Free admission due to a generous grant from an New York City Artist Corps.
Outdoors on the Lawn at OSH, please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Enjoy free musical acts and entertainment by local performers outdoors on 3rd Street & #TheOther5th!

3:00 pm: Drilling Company Shakespeare 

Ingenious and irreverent, the enterprising Drilling Company brings together a talented troupe of actors to produce what The New York Times calls “perfectly executed” outdoor theater in Bryant Park and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, including the recently staged Two Noble Kinsmen, Shakespeare’s last known work. 

4:00 pm: Opera On Tap

Taking opera out of the concert hall and into alternative venues, the innovative Brooklyn-born OOT makes sure that new audiences throughout the country experience the drama, beauty, and exhilaration of opera while promoting it as a viable, living, progressive and FUN art form. Inspired by the Zoltar machine at Coney Island, OOT’s OperaCade is an approachable performance venue and mobile public art installation. 

5:00 pm: Mitch Marcus Quintet 

MMQ is 21st century jazz that plays “adventurous music that swings with all the muscularity and verve of (jazz) pioneers like Mingus, Monk, and Rollins, but pays tribute to that glorious past by daring to advance the sweet science of collective improvisation into the future.” (Wired Magazine)

6:00 pm: Bombay Rickey 

With a unique sound evocative of 1960’s movie soundscapes, Bombay Rickey plays both covers and original music that borrow equally from the worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, and Bollywood, balanced out with soaring operatic vocals.

With clowning by SarahBesque and Bethford

Collaborative clown and dance partners Sarah Pope and Beth Leonard are dancers, improvisers, choreographers, administrators, and teachers who have worked interactively together with enthusiastic audiences at arts venues and festivals throughout the city.