As part of the CCGH’s fwd of information about upcoming cultural events in our area, we’d be remiss to not post about Green-Wood’s Annual Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration. It’s a family-friendly day of re-enactors, parade, music and commemoration of the 236th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn on Green-Wood’s Battle Hill. And the best part…cannon fire!
For photos of the 2010 Commemoration (2011 was rained out), you can click here.
From Green-Wood’s website:
The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in August 1776 on land that is now a part of Green-Wood Cemetery, was the first battle of the American Revolution to be waged after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In memory of the brave patriots who battled for our country’s independence, The Green-Wood Historic Fund hosts a day of free commemoration ceremonies and trolley tours. This is a great event for kids and families!
Green-Wood is honored to host The Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, which will play during the Battle of Brooklyn Parade and also at the Commemorative Ceremony.
10:00 AM – TROLLEY TOUR: Join author Barnet Schecter and Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman. $15 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund / $20 for non-members. Reservations recommended. Call 718-210-3080 or order online using the Ticket Information box below – click to Order Now or Enter promotional code here (Members, use your ID#) and you will be redirected to our Eventbrite ordering page.
12:30 PM – REVOLUTIONARY WAR RE-ENACTORS: Takes place in Green-Wood’s Meadow at the Gothic Arch. FREE.
1:30 PM – BATTLE OF BROOKLYN PARADE: Meet at the main gate for a parade to Battle Hill. FREE.
2:00 PM – BATTLE OF BROOKLYN COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY: The ceremony will take place on Battle Hill. FREE.