Gary Lane asked me to pass along information regarding an event to be held this Saturday, December 16th at Green-Wood Cemetery in commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.
Green-Wood Cemetery is the final resting place of Patriot Ebenezer Stevens, the only Boston Tea Party participant interred in NYC.
The start time is 3 PM.
This event has been highlighted recently in the New York Times due to the unique nature of a Boston Tea Party celebration in NYC.
It's a free event open to the public and details are below. Please come if you are interested.
THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
At the grave of Ebenezer Stevens (1751-1823)
Commander of Artillery at the Revolutionary War Battles of Saratoga and Yorktown
and the only participant of the Boston Tea Party interred in New York City.
Saturday, December 16, 2023, starting at 3:00 PM
Meet at the Main Entrance of The Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (25th St. & Fifth Ave.)
3:00 pm - Processional from Green-Wood’s Main Entrance to the Grave of Ebenezer Stevens
Led by the Color Guard of the Sons of the American Revolution, a drummer, a fifer.
(About 2/3 of a mile, with some uphill walking)
3:20 pm - Who was Ebenezer Stevens?
Green-Wood Historian Jeffrey I. Richman
3:30 pm - The Boston Tea Party: Its Importance to the American Revolution
Barnet Schecter (author of The Battle for New York and George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps)
3:45 pm - Unveiling of the Boston Tea Party Medallion and a Patriot Medallion from the Sons of the American Revolution at Graveside
Accompanied by salutes and musket volleys
Open to the public, free of charge!
Scoutmaster, Troop 37