battle of brooklyn
Friday, May 3rd, 7:30 pm,
Join us for a presentation by vintage fashion and fabric expert Janice Everett on battle wear of yore.
What has the charge of the light brigade got to do with cardigans? How did French soldiers’ underwear become a multi-billion dollar industry? Why did an article of World War I airmen’s military uniform end up on fashion runways? And what is the connection between Napoleon, rubber boots and Billy Connolly? Find out more about the relationship between battle and fashion at this fascinating presentation. [continue reading…]
Saturday, April 13, 7:00 pm
Please join us for opening reception of Battle Ground, the third and last exhibit of our yearlong Battle theme. Battle Ground will explore the pathos of the Battle of Brooklyn, stimulating our collective memory, evoking parallels between past and present, while focusing on the complexity, moral ambiguity, and devastation of this important Revolutionary confrontation. Historical imagery, rendered meaningless by over-use and political manipulation, will be revived in new forms. [continue reading…]
Posted in Events on April 8, 2013 • Tagged andrew keating, angela kramer, battle, battle of brooklyn, christina kelly, eva melas, eymund diegel, katarina jerinic, komar and melamid, paul benney, peter bonner, robert gould, robert sullivan, robyn love, sasha chavchavadze
Saturday, April 6 from 1-4pm
Location: the Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover Street, Pier 44, Red Hook
Free and open to children ages five and up with their families
Led by artist Eva Melas, this workshop explores the important role ships played in the Battle of Brooklyn. In the summer of 1776, Red Hook residents could see the imposing fleet of more than 400 British ships bearing down on Brooklyn. Gen. George Washington later rounded up humble vessels to make his retreat to Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights.
Participants in this family workshop will make their own improvised armada from objects found in Brooklyn today, such as coffee cups and cardboard packaging. Weather permitting, the toy boats will be test launched from the deck of the Waterfront Museum barge. [continue reading…]
A Free Cockade-Making Workshop for Families with Artist Robyn Love
Saturday, October 13, 1-3pm
Location: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street, btwn 4th & 5th Aves, Bklyn
At the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776, a small band of soldiers from Maryland fended off British and Hessian forces at the Old Stone House; their bravery allowed other Americans to escape across the Gowanus. [continue reading…]
Monday, August 27 at 7pm
Location: corner of Smith and Bergen Streets
Conceived and directed by Paul Benney
Battle on Bergen is a site-specific performance incorporating elements of dance, street theater, puppetry, and live music to depict certain events from the Battle of Brooklyn, drawing parallels between the American Revolutionary War and political events today. [continue reading…]
Reception/performance/workshop: Sunday, March 11, 5:30 pm
“Do you hear the clank of the muskets? …In the midst of you stands an encampment very old…”
—Walt Whitman, “The Centenarian’s Story”
Join us for the opening reception of Battle Pass, an interdisciplinary homage to the Revolutionary Battle of Brooklyn. Revolution I includes a collaborative installation (on view through March 31), and a reception workshop and performance. These events will take place at GRIDSPACE, a Crown Heights art space, located at 112 Rogers Avenue/corner of Sterling.