Every August, the Old Stone House looks to the past to commemorate the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War – the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776. The week-long celebration begins Sunday, August 18 with the Battle of Brooklyn 10-Mile Race and Relay in Prospect Park and continues with free history-based events: a neighborhood walk, performances inspired by Thomas Paine, reenactments, a cemetery walking tour, and more (full listing here).
The celebration concludes with the Revolutionary Fare on Saturday, August 24 from 5 to 9 pm. Held at the Old Stone House, the event brings live period music, historic costumes, crafts, classic period cocktails, pork and mutton dishes inspired by 18th Century recipes, and– best of all– the first annual pie contest. Food bloggers Sarah Lohman and Susan LaRosa will judge pies baked in four categories (fruit, nut, other, and any in the youth category) for prizes up to $100.
The celebration is also part of the Old Stone House’s fundraising efforts to create a new family learning exhibit in the OSH Gallery. Tickets are $12 in advance/$15 at the door. Event details and online tickets are available here.