Deepen Your Understanding of New York History During This Commemorative Event
Green-Wood Cemetery hosts a day of commemoration to mark the Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776, and honor all those who served to defend the young republic. This celebration combines parades, cannon fire, horses, and re-enactments.
From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., we will have a Trolley Tour with author and historian, Barnet Schecter, and Green-Wood historian, Jeff Richman, as you explore Green-Wood’s Revolutionary War-related sites. This is a separate, ticketed tour, not included in general registration for the Commemoration events.
At 11 a.m., you’ll experience Life on the Battlefield, meeting soldiers, their horses, and famous colonial Americans. Historic re-enactors will demonstrate revolutionary weapons and tactics.
Then, at 12:20 p.m., prepare yourself for the Battle of Brooklyn Parade. Grab a Revolutionary regiment flag, wave it high, and march to Battle Hill with The Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Finally, at 1:00 p.m., we will hold our Commemoration Ceremony. Honor the spirit and heroes of the Battle of Brooklyn at this commemoration on Battle Hill, overlooking New York Harbor.
These events are free, excluding the trolley tour, which is $25. Whether or not you choose to participate in the trolley tour, we encourage all attendees to register online.
B’nai B’rith Queens, the premier apartments in Flushing, New York, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event!
Friday, August 24, 2018—9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Doyers Street at Pell Street
New York, New York 10013