- August 10, 2018 - August 26, 2018
10:00 am - 8:00 am
In 1776 the very first battle of the Revolution after the signing of the Declaration of Independence was in Brooklyn. On August 27, 1776, the Battle of Brooklyn occured. George Washington is in Manhattan, not knowing what the British were planning to do. Could they attack Manhattan or Brooklyn. Where is the battle going to begin? He knew there were over 500 British ships on the waters of New York. Gen. Washington had Lord Sterling at Cobble Hill, Brooklyn with over 2,000 patriots to fight the British. Did you know that this was the largest battle of the American Revolution?
We will visit Greenwood Cemetery on August 26 to celebrate the Battle of Brooklyn with re-enactments, parades, meet Revolutionary soldiers, and so much more. Greenwood is having a big celebration and you will need to register to get your ticket click here. The registration is free.
11:00am Life on the Battlefield
12:30pm Battle of Brooklyn Parade
1:00pm Commemoration Ceremony
2:00pm or 2:30pm tour some of the graves at Greenwood (after the Commemoration Ceremony)
Transportation: The R train to 25th Street – walk up 25th Street to corner across from main gate
Meet: Across the street from the main gates by the Bakery
I’ll have a MeetUp sign and will stand closer to the corner than the Bakery
Time: 11:15am (short waiting time for stragglers)