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Gowanus Talks presents Remember the Marylanders: The Battle of Brooklyn in Gowanus
August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join historian and author of “Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal”, Joseph Alexiou, for a monthly Sunday series of lectures and Q&A ranging from bootlegging booze to the state of everyone’s favorite mysterious canal. Click on the drop down menu below for more info and to purchase tickets.
Gowanus Talks Info
Gain a deeper knowledge of Gowanus with an opportunity to eat, drink, shop, and learn! It’s free to RSVP, but tickets can include food and drinks.
Timeline is below:
12:00-1:00pm Check in at Parklife / grab drinks & food / meet Joseph
1:00-1:30pm* Walking tour begins to a nearby site
1:30-2:00pm* Stop by the Gowanus Souvenir Shop to check out their offerings with the option to purchase Joseph’s book
*These are approximate times.
SUN 8/19 at 1pm: Remember the Marylanders: The Battle of Brooklyn in Gowanus
We often forget that largest pitched battle of the Revolutionary War was fought in the middle of Park Slope, but we only tend to remember our victories! Learn here the exciting and tragic story of 6,000 (mostly untrained) American Patriots versus 25,000 British and Hessian soldiers—how the Gowanus Creek played a pivotal role in their survival—and what George Washington said when he watched it all from the top of Brooklyn Heights. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.
SUN 9/16 at 1pm: Toxic Shock: What’s Going On in the Gowanus Canal
You know it’s polluted, but you don’t know how polluted. What is it, toxic waste? Or is it that it used to be a sewer? The answer, in short, is extremely polluted, with both toxic waste and raw sewage that continue to pollute this former industrial shipping lane at levels that will make your head spin. What is the EPA doing to clean up the canal? What is NYC doing about it? Find out the answer to all of these questions and more at this final installment of Gowanus Talks. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.