Commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
FREE (trolley tickets $20)
Recommended Age: 
All
Editor's Pick: 

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 be waged after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Green-Wood hosts a day of commemoration to honor all those who served to defend the young republic. See parades, cannon fire, horses, and re-enactments. This is a great event for kids and families.

TROLLEY TOUR:
10am. $20. Advance ticket purchase suggested. 
Join author and historian Barnet Schecter and Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman for a tour of Green-Wood’s Revolutionary War-related sites. This is a separate, ticketed tour, not included in general registration for the Commemoration events. Click here for tickets. 

LIFE ON THE BATTLEFIELD
11am
Meet soldiers, their horses, and famous colonial Americans. Historic re-enactors will demonstrate revolutionary weapons and tactics.

BATTLE OF BROOKLYN PARADE
12:30pm
Grab a Revolutionary regiment flag, wave it high, and march to Battle Hill with The Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Begins at the main gate. Free.

COMMEMORATION CEREMONY
1pm
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, but pre-register online strongly recommended. Please note: Attendees must stand within the designated viewing areas when the cannons are being fired. The loud noises can cause permanent damage to the ears or even hearing loss.

Area/Neighborhood: 
location: 
Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn , NY
Phone: 718.768.3195
40° 39' 29.0808" N, 73° 59' 41.4564" W
New York