Sunday, August 28th: Battle of Brooklyn Day

Battle of Brooklyn Day
Green-Wood Cemetery (500 25th St., Brooklyn)

The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in August 1776 on land that is now 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 year’s commemoration is on Sunday, August 28, 2011. The day will include:

Re-Enactment: Revolutionary War Re-Enactors will relive a portion of the Battle of Brooklyn in Green-Wood’s Meadow and the surrounding area near Green- Wood’s main entrance.

Parade: The Green-Wood Historic Fund and United States Merchant Marine Academy sponsor the Annual Battle of Brooklyn Parade. Meet at the main gate for a parade to Battle Hill led The Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Commemorative Ceremony: Battle of Brooklyn Commemorative Ceremony honoring the Patriots who fought the first battle of our new nation on this sacred ground 235 years ago.