BATTLE OF BROOKLYN WEEK EVENTS
Battle of Brooklyn 10-Mile Race & Relay: Sunday, August 18th beginning at 8:00AM JackRabbit Sports and Brooks Sports sponsor an annual running race in Prospect Park. Join us on August 18th to make history by running the 4th Annual Battle of Brooklyn 10 Miler in Prospect Park! The race commemorates the largest battle of the Revolutionary War, which was fought on the soil of Brooklyn 237 years ago. Participants will have the option of racing the entire 10 miles individually or as part of a 3-person relay team. The race course will be three loops of Prospect Park, taking you past several of the sites where the original Battle of Brooklyn was fought. Additional details and registration information found here. Evergreens Cemetery Walking Tour: Sunday August 18 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM Evergreens Cemetery presents a walking tour of its sites, graves, and memorials from the American Revolution. Meet at Evergreens Cemetery’s Main Gate on Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street at 11:30AM. The street address of the Cemetery is 1629 Bushwick Avenue.
"Into The Mist” Historical Tour in Brooklyn Bride Park: Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30 PM
The Urban Park Rangers lead this tour tracing the steps of George Washington and the Continental Army as they were defeated by the British in the Battle of Brooklyn. This event is presented by the NYC Parks Department and you are asked to book in advance. The event is free and will take place in Brooklyn Bridge Park. More information can be found and registration can be completed here.
Battle of Brooklyn Neighborhood Walk: Friday, August 23rd from 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Hunter College Archaeology Professor, William J. Parry leads a walking tour through Park Slope focused around the events that transpired during the Battle of Brooklyn. Meet at Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park (the North West corner of the Park). The cost is $12 per person or $10 for Old Stone House members (this includes light refreshments). To reserve your spot and register call (718) 768-3195
The Great Escape with Reenactors from General John Glover's Marblehead Regiment at Main Street/Brooklyn Bridge Park: Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 11 AM - 4 PM
Join re-enactors for an historic depiction of maritime history, camp life and community, and the role of Fulton Ferry Landing in one of the most surprising moments of the American Revolutionary War. In partnership with Village Community Boathouse. For more information call 718-768-3195.
BLDG 92 Battle of Brooklyn Family Scavenger Hunt: Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 1:00PM:
Kids of all ages can follow clues in BLDG 92's exhibits in a "battle" of wits and a race against time. The event will be held at the Building 92 at Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Avenue (at Carlton Avenue). For more information, you are asked to call 718-907-5932 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
Revolutionary Fair: Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 5:00 PM - 9 PM
$12 in advance/$15 at the door includes a Colonial Period Cocktail tasting by David Arnold. Colonial dishes by top Brooklyn restaurants, beer and wine will be available to purchase. There will be a pie making contest for amateurs and professionals. In addition, you can expect great music! The event will be held at The Old Stone House in Park Slope.
Greenwood Cemetary Trolley Tour: Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 10:00 AM to Noon (Reservations Necessary)
Greenwood historian Jeff Richman joins author Barnet Schecter to conduct a trolley tour of the cemetery that will highlight many historical sights. To make a reservation Greenwood Cemetery asks that you call (718) 210-3080.
Greenwood Cemetery Historical Reenactment: Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM
There will be living history programming with drills, weapon firing, games and historic personalities, along with reenactors from Continental Line regiments. 18th Century Style food and drink will be available at the Commissary. This event will be held at Greenwood Cemetery for more information please call (718) 210-3080.
SYFY Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Every Thursday at Sundown (Pre-Film Dance Party Begins at 6:00pm) at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 22nd, 2013
Enjoy free outdoor movies every Thursday at sundown in Brooklyn Bridge Park presented by SYFY. To ensure that you get a seat, go early, as there's limited seating on the lawn. A DJ begins the weekly pre-movie free dance party at 6:00pm.
Red Hook Flicks
Valentino Pier in Red Hook
Every Tuesday at 8:30pm
Enjoy the fresh breezes and great local vibe at RED HOOK FLICKS, formerly called Red Hook Summer Films, a free outdoor summer festival every July and August that's sponsored by community-based businesses, and draws a mostly local crowd. Prior to the showing, local establishments offer specials to the moviegoers. It is recommended that you get there at 8pm for set up and seating and the movies begin at 8:30pm. Pets are welcome, provided they are well behaved. The views of the Statue of Liberty, surrounded by the water of NY Harbor, are extraordinary.
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM
191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St.
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.
The Mandingo Ambassadors
Barbès, 376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope
Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Grand Army Plaza
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)
Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!