Revolutionary Hastings thanks the community for its resounding support of Battle of Edgar’s Lane Weekend on the 243rd anniversary of this historic Hastings event. Our goal was to dig deep and share new research about our local history, and we were thrilled with the turnout — youth to seniors, families, avid history lovers, and those curious to learn more — an estimated 600-plus.

When Gregg Smith’s SUPA History students returned to class after the Revolutionary Walkdedication, they couldn’t stop talking about the battle. To have another dozen students sign up, dress up, and bring “History In Our Backyard Family Fun Day” to life in Zinsser Park, well, our young people rock. And guess what? They loved the history. Shout out Sasha Arditi, Jasper Zimmerman, Tim Charles, Aimee Zeledon, Kayla Daley, Samara Rivera, Lena Santoni, Siena Albamonte, Maya Madajewicz, Fallon Sutherland, Denim McNeil, and Bowie McNeil. 

From the camp nurse to the blacksmith, the Family Fun Day living history educators were astonished at the smart questions asked by children and adults — the most engaged audience they have ever experienced. We look forward to keeping the community engaged. Revolutionary Walk is an accessible local destination and resource for all.

We thank Mayor Niki Armacost, our village trustees, Village Manager Mary Beth Murphy, Lisa O’Reilly and her incredible team, Chief Dosin and the Hastings Police Department. A special thank you to chaplain George Febles, the American Legion, and the VFW. A big shout-out to our participating businesses: Maud’s Tavern, The Observatory Shop, Four Seasons Market, Boro6, and Foodtown. 

We're indebted to our can-do team of volunteers: Steve Pucillo for our pop-up Post Tavern, Peter Post Outpost, and stage; Gaby Bordwin graphic design; Haven Colgate craft tables; Kim Sava costumes and props; Rory Knox as Peter Post; Bella Carles herbal demos; and Marg Quigley for sharing her medicinal garden. Thank you for the hours of hands-on help: Thom Forbes, Dave and Sarah Knox, Todd Vunderink, Sue Meigs, Brian Street, Elisa Zazzera, Jackie Arandes, Naomi and Ralph Santoni, Ann Erb, Julie Pycior, John Flack, Anthony Scoscia, Meg Walker, Dan Gribble,Danny Halloran, Henry Levin, Kate Barry, and Stenio Araujo,

We are ever grateful to those who contributed financially to this project, especially the Village, the Diane Dobbs Allen Charitable Trust for Hastings-on-Hudson, and the Scarsdale Historical Society. 

Our mission is to continue the conversation about the Revolutionary-era history that is truly in our backyard.

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