Much of the Battle of Brooklyn—the first (and largest) battle of the Revolutionary War fought after the signing of the Declaration of Independence—was fought across what is now Green-Wood’s grounds. For years, Green-Wood has commemorated this important historic event on our grounds. Unfortunately, this year, because of the pandemic, it has been cancelled. Instead, join Barnet Schector, author of The Battle for New York, and Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s historian, for a conversation about that battle—one day before its 244th anniversary—and what happened on that long-ago day across the roads, hills, and valleys that would become The Green-Wood Cemetery.
Tickets at event website.