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BrooklynBornThis blog started in my head when I listened in the 90's to friends who feared Brooklyn and newcomers who blogged about BK as if it barely existed before they arrived. Brooklyn as Tabula Rasa. My blog satisfies my need to hear and air feelings of B'klyn from the people whose life experience was born here. Also I hope to provide balance to some of the revisionist historical musings I've seen how Brooklyn and her residents used to be, we're still here. If we can all live as best possible while appreciating the past and neighbors we've inherited that would be great too.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Free at Last?

I picked this up thanks to the Clinton Hill Blog, its a list of events celebrating the Sailor's Memorial in Fort Greene park which has been fenced in for the past two summers.

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The events will feature, art, music starting on this Friday the 14th and continuing on all day Saturday the 15th.

Here's a quick list of the schedule and the link to
the monument itself.

Come be a part of history and honor our country as we re-light the monument, which has been dark for over seventy years!
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1908 dedication of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, a grand celebration will take place on November 15, 2008 in Fort Greene Park. The majestic Stanford White-designed Monument which stands in the heart of the Park is one of the most important and sacred memorials in our country. It honors the remains of over 11,500 POWs, interred in a crypt beneath the Monument, who perished for the cause of freedom during the American War of Independence.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
5:30-7:30 PM - Kick-Off Reception at MoCADA, 80 Hanson Place.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008 RAIN OR SHINE
Full Day of Free Spectacular Activities in Fort Greene Park
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM .