One of the darkest hours of the Revolutionary War is commemorated in the musical “Hamilton,” when 32,000 British troops arrived in New York Harbor for what would be the Battle of Brooklyn.
Though then-General George Washington’s inferior force of 10,000 inexperienced men would lose that day in 1776, a valiant stand by 256 of his troops at the Old Stone House ensured their safe retreat, and with it the Colonies’ eventual victory.
That house still stands in Park Slope's Washington Park - and if your “Hamilton” lyrical knowledge is ready for prime time, they’ll be hosting a benefit singalong on Monday night.
“It’s going to be very informal; it’s the first time we’ve ever done anything like it,” says Kim Maier, executive director of the Old Stone House. “It’s one step up from your living room.”