NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Back to Event List

Arteries of a Nation by Renegade Performance Group

Sunday, July 21, 2013

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

Brooklyn-based Renegade Performance Group presents this site-specific performance in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of three Civil War-era events that left significant impacts on the fabric of American society.

Arteries of a Nation is a multi-disciplinary performance re-examining the battle of Gettysburg, the New York City Draft Riots, and the 54th Massachusetts Colored Regiments attack on Fort Wagner in South Carolina. This collaborative work puts a critical lens on these three events - imagining that perhaps these specific instances - though horrific - represented the most honest examples of the realities in the United States. A country made to be a constant battleground of conflicting ideas, a country where violence itself is an act of transformation, and a country where compromises are sacrificed in the face of those seeking equality.


Old Fulton Street and Furman Street
Directions to this location



Event Organizer

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy


Education, History, Theater, Free Summer Theater

Park Information

Directions to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Know Before You Go

ParkBrooklyn Bridge Park

Due to the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks, there are service changes at Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 4. Please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s 4th of July Information page for details.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Weather

    7-day forecast

    Was this information helpful?