Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row Is Ready To Kick Off New York Fashion Week™

Evening To Feature Special Presentations Of The Hottest Fall Fashions And Performances By Ariana Grande And Flo Rida Live From The Theater At Madison Square Garden®On Wednesday, September 7

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row to air nationwide on E!, Thursday, September 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

In-store celebrations to take place nationwide in 25 markets from September 15-17, featuring celebrity appearances, fashion presentations, and more

Macy’s is ready to kick off New York Fashion Week and bring it closer to fans everywhere, as Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row, a runway spectacle mixing music, fashion and compassion, hits the stage at The Theater at Madison Square Garden and television screens nationwide with a one-hour entertainment special.Macys-Presents-Fashions-Front-Row-logo-848x687

On Wednesday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m., live from the capital of American fashion, Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will open the exclusive doors to fashion’s biggest week, with spectacular presentations of the fall season’s hottest looks and musical performances from superstars Ariana Grande and Flo Rida. The show will be hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski and is set to air nationwide on E!, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In addition to the theatrical and television presentations, Macy’s will bring the glitz and glamour of fashion week to 25 markets nationwide via special in-store events featuring celebrity appearances, fashion presentations and more.

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will bring the glamour and exclusivity of New York Fashion Week closer to audiences than ever before,” said Joe Feczko, executive producer of the Macy’s event. “Our national entertainment special on E! will open the doors to the masses, with electrifying musical performances and an incredible theatrical presentation of must-have designer looks. And once again, on the day of the broadcast, fans will be able to shop the show directly from the runway via our newly created website,”macyslogo

Macy’s fashion week theatrical catwalk will feature presentations of designs from I.N.C. International Concepts, Kenneth Cole, RACHEL Rachel Roy, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, Tallia, and Tommy Hilfiger. In addition, Justin Timberlake’s William Rast collection will be presented for the first-time-ever at a New York Fashion Week event. The runway firsts continue with the world-exclusive debut of Betsey Johnson xox Trolls, a special collection inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature film “Trolls,” which opens in U.S. theaters on November 4.

Before the models hit the catwalk, their high-fashion beauty looks will be crafted and applied by the incredible artists of Lancôme, who will highlight the fall season’s must-have cosmetic palettes. Samsung is the event’s signature technology partner and will also showcase its fashionable line of smartwatches in a special catwalk presentation.

The excitement will extend to select Macy’s stores nationwide as we transport Fashion’s Front Row to cities across the country, delighting shoppers with an exclusive look at fall’s hottest fashions and special in-store celebrity appearances,” said Holly Thomas, group vice president, Special Events.

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Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row Is Ready To Kick Off New York Fashion Week™: Ariana Grande to perform live at Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row at The Theater At Madison Square Garden®On Wednesday, September 7

The fan-centric spectacle would not be complete without amazing performances from the hottest acts in music. Set to ignite the stage with her smash hits, international pop sensation Ariana Grande will perform a selection of her chart-topping songs. A multi-platinum superstar, Grande’s music has ruled the charts, airwaves and dance floors in countries all over the world. Her latest album, Dangerous Woman, featuring the hit singles, “Dangerous Woman” and “Into You,” was released in late May to critical and commercial acclaim. Keeping the party at full blast, Flo Rida will also hit the stage pumping up the volume and the energy as he unleashes his monster hits on the audience. In just a few years, the Florida-born rapper has amassed an impressive slate of Top 10 hits, selling a remarkable 60 million singles worldwide; his most recent single, “My House,” is his latest No.1 smash.


Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row Is Ready To Kick Off New York Fashion Week™: Flo Rida to perform live at Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row at The Theater At Madison Square Garden®On Wednesday, September 7

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row continues the company’s legacy of charitable giving. Macy’s is set to support the Council of Fashion Designers of America Foundation, Inc. and Ronald McDonald House New York, by contributing 100 percent of the purchase price, minus Ticketmaster and facility fees, of all tickets sold for the September 7 live show. Continue reading

Grandin Road Halloween Comes to Life in Pop-Up Shop at Macy’s Herald Square for a Stylish Hallow’s Eve

The Wickedly Wonderful Concept Shop Brings Consumers into the Grandin Road Halloween World through Inspiring Design and Spooky Surprises

Grandin Road, a retailer of home décor products featuring inspired design, casts a fashionable spell on shoppers as it launches its newest retail experience to celebrate the Halloween season. Grandin Road will bring its first-ever retail concept store to Macy’s in the heart of Herald Square, a store known for bringing holidays to life. Complete with magical, mysterious accessories and enchantingly elegant décor, the retail space is designed to inspire, spook and entertain Macy’s visitors throughout the months of September and October. The Grandin Road Shop at Macy’s Herald Square will bewitch customers now through Halloween on October 31st, inspiring consumers to create their own personalized Halloween tableaus, with styles ranging from elegant to fresh, chic to ghoulish, and just down right chilling.


Grandin Road Halloween Concept Shop Entrance at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City. (PRNewsFoto/Grandin Road)

The 1,400 square foot pop-up on the main floor will be Macy’s first Halloween concept shop, immediately greeting customers as they enter the store’s 7th Avenue and 34th Street entrance. The Grandin Road Halloween at Macy’s Herald Square pop-up experience includes two fashion windows that showcase the dramatic décor of the shop to passersby and continues inside of the store with four sophisticated vignettes: “Frightfully Fun,” “Bewitching,” “Halloween Glam” and “Macabre and Mystical“. The invitation – with a wink – to customers is, ‘Enter if you dare!


Grandin Road Halloween Concept Shop at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City, (PRNewsFoto/Grandin Road)

To us, and millions of Americans, Halloween is not just a holiday – it’s a lifestyle,” said Jennifer Reeves, Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing at Grandin Road. “Our concept will bring the holiday to life with a witch’s brew of sight, sound, movement and lighting effects. It will be a sophisticated and fashion-forward display that – for the first time – gives customers the opportunity to see, hear, and touch Grandin Road’s one-of-a-kind Halloween décor.”

The store will give fans of the catalog and online retailer a “touch and feel” experience of the brand’s collection, which includes over 250 unique designs. The Halloween enthusiast will swoon over a selection of Chrome Skeletons and Designer Pumpkins, in addition to a variety of its well-known animatronic props, including Haunted Typewriters channeling messages from another realm and life-like Crawling Monster Hands. Fans will also have the option to shop exclusive items available for purchase only at Macy’s Herald Square, such as Halloween-themed bar and serveware, artisan-crafted skeleton figures and the ability to buy fan-favorites such as Eyeball Orbs and Window Crasher Ghosts individually for the first time. Product prices range from $3.00 – $1,299.macyslogo

Macy’s Herald Square is one of the most dynamic retail environments in New York City, and one of the most exciting selling spaces to launch a first-ever Halloween concept shop,” said Patti Lee, General Manager of Macy’s Herald Square. “We are beyond thrilled to be welcoming such a holiday fan favorite as Grandin Road to our store, and creating a unique experience for our customers that brings the best of department store and online shopping together. For the person who loves the ghoulish glam of Halloween, the Grandin Road shop at Macy’s Herald Square is the must-shop destination this year.”747653

The success of Grandin Road‘s Halloween line has been developing steadily for over a decade, with the brand’s clever and aspirational designs striking a chord with a growing specialty consumer market. Once only a single day of costumes and trick-or-treating, Halloween has expanded to a full season of ghoulish fun and spooky fantasy that people of all ages enjoy through celebrations, parties and home entertaining. According to the National Retail Federation, in 2015, Americans spent $6.9 billion celebrating Halloween, with $1.9 billion spent on decorations alone. Last year, 49 million Americans were predicted to attend or host a Halloween party.

Halloween is not only about candy and haunted houses. It’s also about decorating for that wickedly wonderful party!” said Lauren Sullivan, Marketing Director at Grandin Road. “We love to celebrate, and Halloween gives us another opportunity to bring decorations and unexpected twists into the homes of our consumers.”

For more information shoppers can call MyStylist, Macy’s complimentary personal shopping service at (212) 494-4181 or visit

Mount Gay Rum Unveils Volume Two In Its Limited-edition Origin Series

World’s Oldest Rum Releases Limited Collection to Showcase Unique Distillation Process

Mount Gay Rum, the world’s oldest rum made in Barbados since 1703, announces the launch of Origin Series: Volume Two, The Copper Stills Collection, the latest addition to its exclusive, limited-edition Origin Series.

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Origin Series: Volume Two (PRNewsFoto/Mount Gay)

Created by Master Blender Allen Smith, the small-batch release of tasting rums tells the story of two unique methods of distillation, Copper Pot and Copper Column. The pairing rums are identical in ingredients, fermentation and maturity, but differentiated by one thing – distillation. One rum is 100 percent distilled in a copper pot still and the other is 100 percent distilled in a copper column still.

We created the Origin Series collections so that we could give rum drinkers the unique opportunity to experience rum by tasting the pure essence of the distinct distillation methods and a deeper understanding of how each part of the process can change the taste of rum entirely,” said Smith. “Copper Pot is a rich, intricate interpretation of signature Mount Gay aromatics, robust in flavor and body, while Copper Column is a delicate and mellow expression of our classic profile.

While the Mount Gay flavor profile is typically achieved through the blending of both distillation styles, Volume Two was crafted to give consumers a deeper understanding of the subtleties imparted by each still to allow them to become a more informed rum drinker. The Copper Pot Rum features complex, interwoven notes of chocolate, coconut and almonds, while the Copper Column Rum is light-bodied with a short, crisp finish highlighted by floral and sweet fruit notes.

Rum aficionados can explore the different aromas and taste of the two rums side by side the Mount Gay way, neat or with a single cube.

Like Volume One of the Origin Series – which featured Virgin Cask and Charred Cask varieties – Volume Two will be presented in bespoke packaging as a 375ml pairing and comes with a detailed booklet that gives an overview of the creation of the two rums.

The collection will be available beginning October 2016 at premium liquor and spirits stores across the U.S, for a suggested retail price of $95. For more information, visit

Jim Beam Unveils Newest Premium Bourbon Jim Beam® Double Oak

Fred Noe, 7th Generation Master Distiller of Jim Beam, the world’s No. 1 bourbon, continues to push boundaries through innovation with another distinctive new bourbon, showcasing unique and inventive production methods

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Jim Beam(R) Double Oak (PRNewsFoto/Beam Suntory Inc.)

Jim Beam® announces the release of Jim Beam® Double Oak, an exceptional and perfectly balanced Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in oak that is twice barreled to create richer and woodier flavors than other whiskies.

Aged four years while sitting in freshly charred, new American oak barrels, Jim Beam Double Oak is then transferred to newly charred American oak barrels and aged to taste. The second barreling allows the liquid to develop an even deeper level of intense spiced oakiness and rich caramel, creating a unique bourbon encounter.

I’m excited to experiment with the double barrel aging process used to create Jim Beam Double Oak,” said Noe. “Secondary aging delivers an added complexity to the taste profile and that makes for a unique, premium bourbon experience.Jim_Beam_logo

Jim Beam Double Oak will begin hitting shelves this month. This latest innovation from Jim Beam has a golden amber color and a distinctive spiced oakiness with intense caramel and toffee flavors. The aroma carries rich notes of caramel and vanilla with hints of toasted wood. It is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or mixed in classic American cocktails and has a suggested retail price of $22.00 for 750ML.

For a closer look at the process and importance of oak in bourbon production, see here for a custom infographic Jim Beam developed for the launch of Jim Beam Double Oak:

In addition to launching the new bourbon, Jim Beam is planting white oak tree saplings in Bullitt County, KY this fall to show our appreciation of oak and the integral role it plays in creating our fine bourbons.

For more information on Jim Beam Double Oak Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in oak, please “like” Jim Beam on Facebook (, follow @JimBeam on Twitter or visit

Cunard Announces Three for All Sale

Free Upgrades†, Free Gratuities‡ and $150 Reduced Deposit^ Plus Free Drinks in Princess & Queens Grill Suites­♦

Cunard today announced the Three for All sale on over 170 voyages sailing between May 2017 and January 2018 on all three Cunard Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.

The Three for All sale includes:

  • Free stateroom upgrades
  • Free gratuities
  • $150 reduced deposit

In addition, the Three for All promotion includes free drinks in Princess & Queens Grill Suites. Princess & Queens Grill guests enjoy deluxe suite accommodations and a dedicated Grills concierge to orchestrate tee times, spa appointments, customized excursions and even impromptu cocktail parties with other guests. Queens Grill guests also enjoy the attentive service of a personal butler. All Grills guests also enjoy the comfort of intimate, sophisticated spaces reserved exclusively for them, dining tables reserved in the exclusive Queens Grill or Princess Grill restaurants.


Cunard Three for All sale (PRNewsFoto/Cunard Line)

Cunard’s Three for All promotion features iconic voyages on Cunard’s three Queens, including awe-inspiring voyages through the dramatic and historic coastlines of the Mediterranean, impressive sites of Northern Europe, and stunning landscapes of Iberia & Canary Islands. On board any of Cunard’s three Queens, guests are sure to delight in luxury on a grand scale, paired with diverse experiences and timeless British tradition.

Guests can reserve a voyage under Three for All from now through December 1, 2016 on Transatlantic Crossings, New England & Canada, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Iberia & Canary Island voyages.

Three for All applies to new bookings only. The offer features:

  • Transatlantic Crossing fares from $1,099*
  • New England & Canada fares from $1,349*
  • Caribbean fares from $1,649*
  • Mediterranean fares from $1,149*
  • Northern Europe fares from $1,799*
  • Iberia & Canary Islands fares from 1,399*

To view this offer and any restrictions, please click here. For more information about Three for All or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Consultant at 1-800-728-6273 or visit

Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses ranging from $45 to $425 per person are additional and subject to change.

Free Upgrade Offer. Queens Grill Upgrade offer is based on reserving a Queens Grill Suite (category Q6) for the price of a Princess Grill Suite (category P1). Princess Grill Upgrade offer is based on reserving a Princess Grill Suite (category P2) for the price of a Club Balcony stateroom (category A1). Balcony Upgrade offer is based on reserving a Balcony stateroom (category BY on Queen Mary 2, BE on Queen Elizabeth or Queen Victoria) for the price of an Oceanview stateroom (category EF). Upgrade offers are not available to third/fourth berth guests and are subject to availability.

Free Gratuities offer is based on pre-payment by Cunard of suggested gratuities in the amount of $13.50 per person per day for Grill Suites and $11.50 per person per day for Britannia Staterooms. Free Gratuities offer is not available for third/fourth berth guests. Offer is not transferable and may not be combinable with other offers. Free Gratuities are applicable to bookings on voyages included in this promotion only.

^ Reduced Deposit refers to $150 per person instead of the standard 25% deposit and is required within three days of reservation. Bookings are subject to cancellation if deposit amount is not received within the specified option period. Reduced deposit is not combinable with other reduced deposit offers and does not apply to bookings made within final payment.

Free Drinks offer applies to all drinks $12 and under purchased on board during the cruise. The promotion applies to new Grill Suite bookings made by 1 December 2016. Valid only on voyages included in this promotion. Guests under 18 years of age may only purchase non-alcoholic drinks on this promotion. Drinks under this promotion can be purchased and consumed free of charge by the participant only and may not be purchased for people who are not booked on the promotion. Drinks priced above the threshold shown above must be purchase at full price. Paying the difference between the threshold and the higher price is not permitted. The standard 15% service charge applied against all bar orders will be included under this promotion for all drinks ordered under the price threshold. For drinks purchased over the price threshold, the 15% service charge will apply as standard. This promotion does not apply to drinks ordered as room service or in room mini bar (except Queens Grill), bottles of wine or drink packages. Cunard operates a Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy. Offer applies to the ­first two guests sharing a stateroom. No cash value.

* New bookings only. Fares apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of reservation. Fares for other categories not shown may vary. Fares are per person, do not include air travel, are cruise only, based on double occupancy and apply to the ­first two guests in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth berth guests. Offer only applies to voyages advertised in this promotion. This offer has limited space, is nontransferable, subject to change, and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discounts. Offer is available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to the applicable Cunard brochure or for terms, conditions and de­finitions that apply to all reservations.

Nambé Introduces Sterling Silver Jewelry Collection

Nambé, a leading tabletop and home décor company, has announced the launch of a fine jewelry collection, debuting nationwide at Macy’s in mid-September 2016.

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Nambe Jewelry debuting at Macy’s in mid-September 2016. (PRNewsFoto/Nambe)

Recognized for its award-winning designs for 65 years, Nambé’s commitment to timeless beauty, artistic integrity and uncompromising quality is evident in the brand’s highly covetable collection of dinnerware, serveware, barware, home décor and gift items. The company collaborates with the world’s most esteemed designers to develop products that bring function and style into the home. From The British Museum in London to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Nambé pieces are exhibited in renowned galleries– and in all the best homes– around the world.

Inspired by the same award-winning, shape-driven designs that have become synonymous with the brand’s home and decorative pieces over the past six decades, Nambé Jewelry is a contemporary line of sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. The initial 26 piece collection introduction will rollout to 400 Macy’s locations at launch, and will be followed in October by an additional 12 items that will remain exclusive to Macy’s.

Designed by notable jewelry designer, Carolyn Pollack, Nambé Jewelry draws clear references from Nambé’s existing home products. “It is important that the Nambé aesthetic remain uniform across all product categories, and Carolyn has translated it perfectly for jewelry,” says Lou Scala, Nambé CMO. “The collection is sculptural and artistic, yet sophisticated and on-trend.”

Created with the stylish woman in mind, each piece of Nambé Jewelry is a unique work of art designed for everyday wearability. Hand-crafted in the U.S.A. and made from the finest materials, including sterling silver, semi-precious stones and leather, the collection will range in price from $120-$550.

We’re very excited to partner with Macy’s for the launch of Nambé Jewelry and are thrilled with the ambitious new direction in fine jewelry at Macy’s,” says Bill Robedee, Nambé President and CEO. “Jewelry is a natural next step in the evolution of our brand and an amazing opportunity for us to share Nambé’s unique design-heritage with a wider audience.”

New-York Historical Society To Explore The Battle Of Brooklyn, A Pivotal Moment In The American Revolution

This fall, to commemorate the 240th Anniversary of the largest single battle of the American Revolution, the New-York Historical Society will present The Battle of Brooklyn, on view from September 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017. A story of American defeat in the first major armed campaign after the Declaration of Independence, the Battle of Brooklyn took place in August 1776, but does not occupy the same place in history as the more victorious engagements at Bunker Hill or Yorktown. Also known as the Battle of Long Island, the event is seen by some as the biggest missed opportunity for Britain to end the American rebellion and marks a pivotal moment when the fight for American independence teetered on the edge of failure.

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John Trumbull (1756–1843) George Washington (1732–1799), 1780 Metropolitan Museum of Art Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924

The Battle of Brooklyn was a major part of American history that happened right here in our backyards but is often overlooked in stories of the founding of our nation,” said Louise Mirrer, President and CEO of the New-York Historical Society. “On the surface it could be seen as a moment of defeat, but this exhibition will show the resilience and strength of New Yorkers, who fought bravely and endured occupation of their city before finally becoming independent and free citizens.”

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Bernard Ratzer (active 1756–1776), engraved by Thomas Kitchin (1718–1784), Plan of the City of New York, 1770 New-York Historical Society Library

The Battle of Brooklyn will capture the volatile time when the Continental Congress and the American colonists turned ideas into action and broke their ties with Britain. The year 1776 opened with the publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, sparking the call for separation across the colonies; it closed with the publication of his American Crisis, marking the sense of despair among supporters of independence. With more than 100 objects documenting major political and military figures, the dynamic debates over independence, and the artifacts of combat and British occupation, the exhibition will convey the atmosphere of New York City as it faced invasion by a British force that exceeded its own population.

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Thomas Paine (1737–1809) Common Sense, 1776 New-York Historical Society Library

Focusing on the year 1776, The Battle of Brooklyn will be organized chronologically to explore the political and ideological context leading up to the battle, the timeline of the battle itself, and the consequences of its immediate aftermath. The exhibition will open with large portraits of iconic figures George Washington and King George III, followed by profiles of American and British politicians and thinkers on both sides of the conflict. A copy of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, published in early 1776, which drew many to the revolutionary cause, will illustrate the arguments made for separation.

The first section of the exhibition will also examine why the British targeted New York, the second largest colonial city at the time. Maps by John Montresor and Bernard Ratzer will show the city’s geographical advantages, including a deep water port that provided the British navy access to the city and lush farms on Staten Island and Long Island that could keep an army fed. As John Adams explains in his January 1776 letter to George Washington that will be on view, “New York is…a kind of key” that would allow the British to divide the colonies by taking control of the Hudson River.

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United States Continental Congress In Congress, July 4, 1776. A declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in general Congress assembled. [Declaration of Independence] New York: Printed by Hugh Gaine New-York Historical Society Library

Tensions rose as American forces poured into the city in spring 1776. Documents on view relating to this time will include Washington’s broadside warning residents to evacuate, Solomon Nash’s manuscript diary noting a plot to kill General Washington, and Hugh Gaine’s printing of the Declaration of Independence, all illustrating the mood and consciousness of what was at stake. While some New Yorkers cheered independence, others predicted years of turmoil, shown through drawings, broadsides, almanacs, and orderly books that provide a fuller picture of how the city was affected.

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United States Continental Congress In Congress, July 4, 1776. A declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in general Congress assembled. [Declaration of Independence] New York: Printed by Hugh Gaine New-York Historical Society Library

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Camp Bed, 1777–1785. Gift of Ernest Livingston McCrackan. New-York Historical Society

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Ridgeway after Alonzo Chappel Lord Stirling at the Battle of Long Island, c.1858 New-York Historical Society Library

The second section of the exhibition will center on the week of the battle itself. An animated media piece on a projection table will dynamically show the order of events, depicting troop movements, the passage of time, and the skillful British maneuver that upended the American defenses and could have finished them for good. A custom-built model of the Vechte farmhouse (today’s Old Stone House in Gowanus) hidden within the projection table will illustrate one of the battle’s most dramatic moments: the outnumbered Maryland regiment fighting on to allow their fellow soldiers time to retreat across Gowanus Creek.


Hunting shirt, ca. 1776. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

An American encampment scene filled with weapons, uniforms, and accessories will feature George Washington’s camp cot, a bass drum, and a rare hunting shirt worn by the Pennsylvania riflemen, a style which later became a de facto uniform. A loyalist coat, a British Grenadier’s cap, and a Hessian helmet provide examples of what residents of Staten Island might have seen as the island’s population of approximately 2,000 exploded with the arrival of 34,000 British soldiers and sailors. Maps will also be on view, as topography influenced military strategy tremendously during the battle. Continue reading