OCCUPIED LONG ISLAND
JUNE 1 & 2
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
RAIN OR SHINE
The darkest period in Long Island history took place when all of Long Island was put under British military occupation between the years 1776 and 1783!
TIME TRAVEL WITH US TO LONG ISLAND IN THE YEAR 1779!
YOU WILL BE THERE TO EXPERIENCE EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO LIVE ON LONG ISLAND DURING BRITISH OCCUPATION!
YOU ARE NOT JUST WATCHING.
YOU ARE GOING TO BE PARTICIPATE!
This is a truly unique living history event. British soldiers and officers are in charge. Civilians must submit to search and are always under suspicion. You will be asked to prove your loyalty to the Crown and the Crown's Forces!
This is something that no one should miss and is very educational for all ages!
You will meet British Officers and their soldiers.
You will meet Loyalist Militia.
You will meet the citizens of Long Island who are living under the thumb of military occupation.
You will also meet civilians who have remained Loyal to the Crown and revel in the British being here to protect them!
You may even meet a SPY! (shhh!)
And you will meet brave patriots who come across Long Island Sound to raid and harass the British!
You will see skirmishes between the two sides.
You will hear the roar of cannon and the firing of muskets!
Tour the camps.
Talk to the civilians whose only hope is that they will be liberated, SOON!
TO SEE WHAT TOOK PLACE AT THIS EVENT LAST YEAR CLICK HERE.
THIS YEAR'S EVENT WILL FOCUS ON DIFFERENT EVENTS THAN WERE REENACTED IN THE 2018 EVENT!
COME PLANNING TO SPEND THE ENTIRE DAY!
Parents: There will be activities for children.
There is an admission charge to Old Bethpage Village Restoration for this event!
Following this year's event this event is planned to be a biennial event.