Inexperienced-Wooden Cemetery is celebrating the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn with a revolutionary occasion

Reenactment of the Battle of Brooklyn in Green-Wood Cemetery; Photo by Allison Meier on Flickr

The first major battle, which took place during the Revolutionary War after the United States declared independence, took place in Brooklyn on August 27, 1776. During the Battle of Brooklyn, fighting took place throughout the district, including all of what is now Prospect Park, Fulton Ferry Landing, and Green-Wood Cemetery. To commemorate the 245th anniversary of the historic struggle, Green-Wood Cemetery is hosting a family-friendly event this month with Revolutionary War reenactors, music, demonstrations, and other activities.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 28th, in Green-Wood and is being organized in collaboration with the Old Stone House. Formerly known as Vechte-Cortelyou House, the Old Stone House was the location where the Maryland 400 Regiment launched two attacks against thousands of British troops and allowed the other troops to retreat.

As the British declared victory at the Battle of Brooklyn, the event led George Washington to devise a new strategy that would eventually lead to victory for independence.

Green Woods Battle of Brooklyn event includes historical reenactments, shanty singing lessons, a guided walking tour of Battle Hill, demonstrations of colonial life, and more.

“Green-Wood is proud to recall the crucial role Brooklyn played in the birth of our nation. We come together to honor the American heroes who fought so valiantly 245 years ago, ”said Richard Moylan, President of Green-Wood Cemetery.

The event is free and open to all age groups. Adult tickets are required, but not for children under 12 years of age. Four time slots are available on Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Masks are recommended.

Register for the event and consider making a $ 5 donation to Green-Wood here.


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