The Stone House
Sacred Ground of the Amercican Revolution, Colonial America, and Brooklyn Dodger fans everywhere!!
A Public Private Partnership: The First Battle Revival Alliance
BATTLE WEEK 2000
The annual commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn, (Long Island). Coordinated by the Old Stone House Historic Interpretive Center the week-long event features memorial services, walks and talks and a workshop. Information (718) 768-3195.
Saturday, August 19: Commemoration of the "Maryland 400" at Third Avenue and Eighth Street, 11 a.m. Brooklyn Irish American Parade Committee and the Michael A. Rawley Post, American Legion Post 1636. Reception following ceremony at the Post. (Subway, 4th Avenue on F train, 9th Street, R train; Bus, B-75, B-77, B37) Info: (718) 499-9482.
Saturday, August 19: Life in Old King's County during the Revolution, talk by Robert Buonvino, Friends of Historic New Utrecht. Meet 2 p.m. at the New Utrecht Reformed Church, 18th Avenue and 83rd Street. Info: (718) 234-9268.
Sunday, August 20: Anniversary reenactment by Floating the Apple of the British invasion of Brooklyn from Staten Island. Meet under the Verrazano Bridge on Shore Parkway. Mid-morning, time to be determined by the tides). First 100 loyalists will receive British flags. (Subway, R train to 95th Street/Fort Hamilton; Bus, B-8, B-16, B-37) Info: (212) 564-5412.
Sunday, August 20: Battle Walk and Talk by John Gallagher, author of The Battle of Brooklyn, 1776,from the Lefferts Homestead in Prospect Park, through Battle Pass and on to the Old Stone House, about two miles. Meet 1 p.m., Lefferts Homestead. Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment. Modest fee charged. (Subway, Prospect Park D and Q trains, and Franklin Avenue Shuttle; Bus, B-16, B-41, B-43, B-48) Info: (718) 788-8500.
Wednesday, August 23: Heritage Fair at the Old Stone House, 3 to 6 p. with displays on Brooklyn history and vendors. Note: exhibitors and vendors interested in participating may contact John Gallagher (718) 499-9779 for information. (Subway, Union or 9th Streets on the R train, 4th Avenue on the F train; Bus, B-67)
Wednesday, August 23: Neighborhood walking tour from the Old Stone House to visit sites connected with the Battle of Brooklyn led by John Gallagher, followed by reception. Fee charged. (Subway, Union or 9th Streets on the R train, 4th Avenue on the F train; Bus, B-67) Info: (718) 768-3195.
Thursday, August 24: Teachers' workshop at the Old Stone House "Constitution Works" 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration (718) 768-3195. (Subway, Union or 9th Street on the R train, 4th Avenue on the F train; Bus, B-67)
Saturday, August 26: Memorial Ceremony at the Prison Ships Martyrs Monument, Fort Greene Park, 10 a.m. Coordinated by the Society of Old Brooklynites with the American Merchant Marine Association, the Navy Armed Guard, and the Brooklyn Memorial Day Committee. (Subway, DeKalb Avenue on the D, M, N, Q, and R trains; Bus,B- 38, B-54) Info: S of OB (718) 499-499-7600; AMMA/NAG (718) 853-4419.
Saturday, August 26: Exploration of the Jamaica Pass where the British right flank wheeled to envelope the American line. Cemetery of the Evergreens. Meet 2 p.m., main entrance, Conway Street and Bushwick Avenue. Modest fee charged. (Subway, Broadway-Eastern Parkway on the J, L, N, and Z trains, Broadway-East New York on the A and C trains; Bus, B-12, B-20, B-25, Q-24, and Q-56) Info: (718) 455-5300.
Sunday, August 27: Ceremony at the Altar to Liberty, Battle Hill, Green-Wood Cemetery, 2 p.m. Committee to Commemorate the Battle of Long Island. (Subway, 25th Street on the R train, Bus, B-63) Info: (718) 852-8235.
Tuesday, August 29: Anniversary reenactment of Washington's evacuation from Brooklyn. Floating the Apple, late morning, time to be determined by the tides. Subway, Court Street on the N and R trains, Borough Hall on the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains, Clark Street on the 2 and 3 trains,; Bus, B-25) Info: (212) 564-5412.
The OLD STONE HOUSE Historic Interpretive Center is located in J.J. Byrne Park, Fifth Avenue and Third Street, Brooklyn. (718) 768-3195