Just a reminder to all you freedom freaks out there – Friends of Historic New Utrecht, the New Utrecht Liberty Pole Association and New Utrecht Reformed Church will be hosting Liberty Weekend at the New Utrecht Reformed Church this coming Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, 2011.
Highlights of the weekend will include a showing of The Brave Man, a film about General William Alexander, who the Brooklyn Daily Eagle calls “a forgotten hero of the Battle of Brooklyn”, at 1:45 pm on Saturday.
There will also be a concert on Saturday at 7 pm, given by the Interschool Orchestras Symphonic Band, which is conducted by Brian P. Worsdale.
On Sunday, ceremonies will take place honoring the inspiration for Liberty Weekend, the New Utrecht Liberty Pole, a replica of one erected at the same site, in front of the New Utrecht Reformed Church, in 1783. There will be a parade at 12:30 pm.
Liberty Poles were created during the last days of the American Revolution to fly the flag of our newly created nation, both celebrating the United States victory and sending a signal of defeat to any passing loyalists or British troops.
The event will also feature Revolutionary War reenactors.
In the words of the late Gil Scott-Heron, “The Revolution will not be televised.” Of course not! It will be filmed, reenacted and paraded around, duh.
Tell your family and friends, it’s all going down this weekend at the New Utrecht Reformed Church!
For more information, please check out HistoricNewUtrecht.org, inquire at email@example.com or call (718) 256-7173.