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Battle of Brooklyn: An Eighteenth-Century American Faire

August 28th , 11:00am 3:00pm

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The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on land that is now a part of Green-Wood, was the first battle of the American Revolution to occur after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Join us for a family-friendly afternoon to honor those who fought in the battle and learn more about the diverse world of revolutionary New York! Meet costumed interpreters, see fascinating demonstrations, listen to colonial music and participate in fun, hands-on activities. You won’t want to miss this exploration of America’s past! All ages are welcome. 

Price: Free. Registration required.

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This program is presented with our friends at Old Stone House. Located on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus, The Old Stone House marks the original location of a Dutch farmstead where a culminating moment of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. Today, the organization is dedicated to preserving and teaching history as it has impacted the Brooklyn community.

This is an outdoor event, attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors. Green-Wood reserves the right to deny entry to anyone who refuses to comply with these guidelines, which are based on CDC, state, and city mandates.

Free, suggested donation of $5 per person registered. Donations help support Green-Wood’s free and low cost programs throughout the year.