Tuesday, March 6, 2012

On the Lecture Cicuit: The Battle of Brooklyn, 'Brooklyn Transformed', and the Eminent Irish of Green-Wood

The Brooklyn Historical Society's public historian Julie Golia will deliver a lecture titled "Farm, Suburb, City, Borough: Brooklyn Transformed" at the 92Y Tribeca Lecture Hall this Thursday, March 8, at noon. Learn how Brooklyn has invented and reinvented itself over the past 400 years and how Brooklyn’s story has shaped the history of New York City and the U.S. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here.

The interdisciplinary gallery and reading room Proteus Gowanus has announced the first in a series of public installations, workshops and performances paying homage to the Battle of Brooklyn — the first and biggest battle of the Revolutionary War. "Battle Pass – Revolution I" will launch on Sunday, March 11, at 5:30 p.m. at Gridspace in Crown Heights (112 Rogers Ave.), which is right near Bedford Pass, where part of the Battle of Brooklyn took place. 

Green-Wood Cemetery is hosting an "Eminent Irish of Green-Wood" walking tour on Sunday, March 18, 1–3 p.m. Join Green-Wood Historic Fund guide Ruth Edebohls as she leads visitors to the resting places of notable Irish, including one-armed Civil War General Thomas Sweeney (who retired from the U.S. military but went on to lead the Fenian invasion of Canada); the widow and son of 18th century Irish Revolutionary Wolfe Tone; 19th century Irish Nationalist Patrick O’ Donohue; actress and mistress of the mighty Lola Montez (Eliza Gilbert); India Ink manufacturer and American patriot Charles Higgins; copper magnate Marcus Daly and many more. Tickets are $20, or $15 for members. See more at www.green-wood.com

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