GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY – Strolling along its miles of pathways, relaxing by one of its ponds, or just admiring the scenery, Green-Wood Cemetery is a peaceful respite from the chaos of the city. Designated a National Historic Landmark in September 2006, Green-Wood Cemetery boasts 478-acres of lush landscapes and spectacular views—a
Greenwood Cemetery Commemorates the Battle of Brooklyn. Patriot soldiers fire on the British forces approaching. (Photo by Todd Maisel/Bklyner)GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY – During the Revolutionary War, the patriots of Brooklyn fought a pitched battle with superior British forces on what is now Green-Wood Cemetery. Patriot soldiers fire on the British
PARK SLOPE – The Old Stone House will commemorate the 243rd anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn and celebrate “America’s path to independence” with a series of events beginning next week and running through Tuesday, August 27—the anniversary of the Battle. Battle Week, The Old Stone House via FacebookThe
We know—it’s been Hot Duck this and Hot Duck that all winter, right? But plenty of local species have called Brooklyn home since time immemorial, long before flashy-feathered waterfowl transplants started gentrifying Central Park. And for more than a century, the Audubon Society in New York has been
Battle of Brooklyn: Commemoration, Photo via Green-Wood CemeteryOn August 27, 1776, British troops advanced towards the American solider camp in Brooklyn Heights. For those familiar with the history of The Battle of Brooklyn (also known as The Battle of Long Island or The Battle of Brooklyn Heights), the outcome was
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY – After the closing of Gowanus’ beloved Morbid Anatomy Museum in December 2016, fans of its collection of art, artifacts, books, and ephemera about death, religion, medical history, oddities, and the arcane were at a loss. “I think the museum really hit a chord with a lot of people.
February is Black History Month and there are a variety of events happening all around Brooklyn to celebrate—from art exhibitions, dramatic readings, musical performances, history tours, and movie screenings. Check out our list of events across the borough and find out how you can celebrate, commemorate, and learn about
From Among Trees and Stones by Matthew JensenGREEN-WOOD CEMETERY – Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery is an iconic site both because of its scenic beauty and the histories of many famous New Yorkers buried there, including Leonard Bernstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, “Boss” Tweed and more than 5,000 veterans of the Civil War.
Battle of Brooklyn: Commemoration, Photo via Green-Wood CemeteryOn August 27, 1776, British troops advanced towards Brooklyn Heights, where the American soldier encampment was located. For those familiar with the history of The Battle of Brooklyn (referred to at times as The Battle of Long Island and The Battle of Brooklyn
People’s Champs. (Photo credit: Shervin Lainez)TGIF! Get ready for a great summer weekend in your favorite boro, with great music, outdoor movies, embroidery classes, and more! If you have an event to share, email us at email@example.com. Prospect Park: Outdoor sculpture exhibit: “The Connective Project” Where:
Invitation for Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ Black History Month Celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall, February 22ndFebruary is Black History Month and there are a variety of events happening all around Brooklyn to observe it—from panel discussions, poetry readings, musical performances, history tours, movie screenings, trivia nights, craft lessons—