On October 25, 1861 the keel of the USS Monitor was laid. Come and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the USS Monitor and the workers who built Greenpoint and worked in the shipbuilding industry. The Diggers will recreate Greenpoint circa 1861 for a one day festival that imagines North Brooklyn when it was the center of national trade and shipbuilding. The event will include a pop-up museum, smell boxes, nautical knot tying, food from the time, music and interpretation.
Come out, bring friends, kids, family and the pets. It will be a joyous occasion. See you there!
Date of Event: On October 22, 2011 at McGolrick Park the Brooklyn Diggers will host Greenpoint 1861 from 1-4pm. Event is free
Directions: McGolrick Park is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn between Russell and Monitor Street. Take the G train to the Nassau stop. Walk east on Nassau Avenue to Russell Street.