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The Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration and Family Day

August 25th , 11:00am 3:00pm

flag parade near green-wood arches

The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in August 1776, was the first battle of the American Revolution to occur after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Also the largest battle of the Revolutionary War, it included a significant engagement on land that is now part of The Green-Wood Cemetery. What did this battle mean to the many different people in New York and Brooklyn at the time? Green-Wood shares the many perspectives of this revolutionary chapter with kids and families, in partnership with several esteemed institutions.

Price: Free. Registration recommended.

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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!

You won’t want to miss this exploration of America’s past! All ages are welcome. This program is part of Battle Week organized by our friends at the Old Stone House.

Price: Free. Registration recommended. Suggested donation of $5 per person registered. Donations help support Green-Wood’s free and low-cost programs throughout the year.

Before Registering, Please Note:

  • Location: This program begins at the meadow near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street (500 25th Street).
  • This is an outdoor event, attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors. 
  • 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.