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Battle Of Brooklyn: An Eighteenth-Century American Faire
August 28 EDTFree
On Saturday, Aug. 28, Brooklynites can commemorate the Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on land that is now a part of The Green-Wood Cemetery. It was the first battle of the American Revolution to occur after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
To honor those who bravely defended the new republic and learn more about the world they lived in, Green-Wood will present a family-friendly afternoon with reenactors, demonstrations, music and storytelling. The outdoor event is co-presented with The Old Stone House.
Kids and adults will be able to chat with Continental soldiers from the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, learn how the colonists used herbs to treat wounds and illnesses, sing along with brigands and learn a sea shanty.