There was a wonderful array of events this year for Scotland Tartan Week, including exhibits, music and discussion. Between April 4-8, ASF presented a lunchtime performance series at Bryant Park, from 12.30-1.30pm on the Fountain Terrace.
For a full list of the 2014 events visit our Tartan Week Events section.
Led by the New York Metro Pipe Band, members and friends of ASF marched up Sixth Avenue NYC on April 5, 2014, in the 16th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade!
Thank you all, for marching with us!
New York celebrates Scottish culture with Tartan Week
SCALE VERSIONS OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST EQUINE SCULPTURES - THE KELPIES - TO BE SHOWCASED IN
NEW YORK’S BRYANT PARK
Scottish sculptor Andy Scott, pictured with
Duke and Baron, the Clydesdale horses that
were the inspiration for The Kelpies.
Bryant Park, in New York City, will welcome two 15 ft tall scale models of Glasgow-born artist Andy Scott’s ‘The Kelpies’ sculptures from March 21st to April 23rd 2014, in the lead up to the internationally acclaimed week of Scottish celebrations in the city.
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The American-Scottish Foundation would like to thank all who helped and supported the numerous ASF events we were involved in during Scotland-Tartan Week 2013.
Also a big thank you to all those who joined us for the 15th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, on National Tartan Day, April 6. ASF were such a splendid group of marchers behind our flags and banners. Once again we were led up Sixth Avenue by the New York Metro Pipe Band, and a great day was had by all. Members and friends were welcomed back to ASF's Scotland House® after the parade for our annual Post Parade Reception.
Mark your calendars and Save The Date for the 2014 New York Tartan Day Parade on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
The ASF on Sixth Avenue, led by the NY Metro Pipe Band. Thanks to all who support our many and various events during Scotland-Tartan Week.
The American-Scottish Foundation® is proud to be one of the three founder members of The National Tartan Day New York Committee and to have been involved with Tartan Week and the Tartan Day Parade from the outset.
About the National Tartan Day New York Committee
The National Tartan Day New York Committee was formed in 2002 by the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York, the New York Caledonian Club and the American-Scottish Foundation® to organize New York City's Tartan Day Parade, help perpetuate Tartan Day and coordinate Tartan Week activities. Since 2002 the Committee has grown and now includes Clan Campbell.
The Committee is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York.
About Tartan Day
In 1998, the US Congress designated April 6 as national "Tartan Day,” to celebrate the contributions to America by Scottish-Americans. The date is the anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath (1320), one of the first documents in the world to declare a right to freedom. The Scottish Coalition, USA led the initative for a national day of recognition and celebration resulting in Congressional, Senate and Presidential recognition of National Tartan Day each year on April 6.