Association commemorates island’s role in war
On Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Constitution Island Association will honor Constitution Island’s role in the Civil War and the American Revolution in a Re-enactment Day. Watch as soldiers fire muskets, rifles and cannons. See what camp life what like: there will be inspections, drills and tactical formations. The West Point Cadet Black Knights Drill Team will demonstrate their drill skills. Take a guided tour to the island’s redoubts and batteries. The West Point Band’s Hellcats will provide music. Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will tell tales. Hot dogs and drinks will be available, or pack a picnic lunch.
Register at eventbrite.com by searching for Re-enactment Day at Constitution Island, or go to constitutionisland.org and click on the link there.
Ticket orders are not required, but ticket holders will have first priority seating on the boat and vans to get to the Island.
A boat will leave from West Point South Dock every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The last boat will depart Constitution Island at 4:30 p.m. There are no boats leaving from Garrison’s Landing this year.
Vans will take guests from the far end of the Cold Spring Metro-North station from 9:30 a.m. and will shuttle through the last scheduled departure at 4:30 p.m.
Participants 16 and over must bring photo ID (driver’s license or passport).