Friday, August 28, 2009

Battle Week 2009!

Today marks the beginning of Battle Week 2009, celebrating Brooklyn's critical role in the American Revolutionary War. There are lots of great events taking place at the area's historic places, like the Old Stone House, Greenwood Cemetery and Prospect Park. Schedule is below. Details are available from the Brooklyn Eagle.

Battle Week 2009!

Friday, August 28, 6 - 8 pm
Battle of Brooklyn Neighborhood Walk
Tour the Sites with Professor William J. Parry
Meet at the Grand Army Plaza Entrance to Prospect Park
Reservations necessary: 718-768-3195
$12/$10 OSH members; includes light refreshments

Saturday, August 29, 11 am
Rededication of the Maryland Monument in Prospect Park
Reading of the Maryland 400
Enter Prospect Park Southwest at 16th Street/Well House Drive
More information: 718-768-3195

Saturday, August 29, 3:30 pm
Set Sail! Explore Battle Sites from NY Harbor
Hosted by Barnet Schecter
$65 includes cocktail.
Meet at Chelsea Pier/23rd Street & Hudson River

Sunday, August 30, 10 am - Noon
Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration
The Green-Wood Cemetery
10 am: Historic Trolley Tour with Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman and author Barnet Schecter.
Reservations necessary: 718-768-7300; $20/$10 members
11:30 am: Irish-American Parade Committee Memorial March
Noon: Reenactment inside the Main Gate
1:30 pm: Parade to Battle Hill
2:00 pm: Memorial Ceremony

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