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Saturday, August 23

Society of Old Brooklynites. Ceremony at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument. On the agenda: Lecture by Barnet Schecter, author of “The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution.” Fort Greene Park (Myrtle Avenue, between Washington Park and St. Francis Street), 10 am. Call (718) 833-4928 for info.

Sunday, Aug. 24

Battle of Brooklyn in Green-Wood Cemetery. Events include a trolley tour (10 am), a re-enactment (12:30 pm), a parade (1:30 pm) and a memorial ceremony (2 pm). Green-Wood Cemetery (Fifth Avenue at 25th Street). Call (718) 852-8235 for info.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Battle of Brooklyn anniversary. Daylong events at the Old Stone House (321 Fifth Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, in Park Slope). Call (718) 768-4329 or visit for info.

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