One of the first battles of the American Revolution, the Battle of Brooklyn (a.k.a. the Battle of Long Island) took place on August 27, 1776 in what is now Western Brooklyn around Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery.
This Saturday the historic Districts Council of New York City is hosting a Battle of Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt, co-sponsored by the urban archaeology firm Chrysalis and Green-Wood Cemetery.
The scavenger hunt will include locations around Brooklyn and will provide an opportunity to explore the route that George Washington and his troops took during the fateful battle to locate each point. There will be special prizes for winning teams plus rewards for all participants.
Teams of up to four people are $15. You do not need to have a full team of four to register. For more information and to register, visit the Historic Districts Council scavenger hunt website.