History buffs, this one’s for you!
The Battle of Brooklyn (sometimes called the Battle of Long Island) is being celebrated across the borough this coming week because of its anniversary on August 27th. The battle itself is considered to be the largest in the American Revolution and celebrates a turning point where General Washington retreated his troops stealthily to Manhattan to avoid Red Coat capture.
Reenactors from Glover’s Marblehead Regiment will be recreating the battle right on the water at Pebble Beach in DUMBO. Take part or just witness the realistic costumes, weapons and actions of these reenactors to be transported back in time and onto the battlefield!
The event will be held Saturday, August 23rd at 12pm.
(Photo Courtesy The Brooklyn Eagle)