241st Commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
FREE (trolley tickets $30)
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. On the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, Green-Wood hosts a day of free commemoration ceremonies, trolley tours, and 18th-century living. See parades, cannon fire, horse rides, reenactments and historic cooking. Living history events and activities will offer kids a real feel for life during the American Revolution. This is a great event for kids and families!

10am: TROLLEY TOUR: $30 Advance ticket purchase suggested. 

The below events are free, but please register so that the cemetery can gauge response.

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

1:30pm: BATTLE OF BROOKLYN PARADE: 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.

2pm: COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY: Honor the spirit and heroes of the Battle of Brooklyn at this commemoration on Battle Hill, overlooking New York Harbor. Free.

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