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Date Event Location Additional Information Host Organisation Ticket/Attendance Information
March 21, 4pm Celtic Cousins: Music of Scotland and Wales' St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Parish of the Resurrection, 252 Ninth Street, Jersey City, NJ
Come hear this 30-member choral ensemble sing well-known melodies as well as several twentieth century selections. A free reception in the church hall will follow the concert.
Schola Cantorum on Hudson
Advance tickets: $10 General Admission, $6 for Seniors and Students. Tickets at the door: $15 General Admission, $10 for Seniors and Students. Call 201-333-8429 or visit for more information.
March 26, 8pm National Tartan Day Opening Concert - The Battlefield Band Peter Norton Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th Street, NYC
Battlefield Band, one of the most successful touring bands in Celtic music, has been at the forefront of Scottish music for 35 years. The program will open with Alasdair Gillies, the reigning World Champion Solo Bagpiper.
World Music Institute in association with N.Y. Caledonian Club
$26 General Admission, $21 Members & Children, $15 Students. Box office: 212-864-5400.
March 28, 4pm Celtic Cousins: 'Music of Scotland and Wales' St. John's Episcopal Church, 55 Montclair Avenue, Montclair, NJ
If you cannot attend on March 21st, here is your chance to attend!
Schola Cantorum on Hudson
For tickets, contact (201) 333-8429.
March 29 Reception     National Trust for Scotland
by invitation
March 30 & 31st 6:00 PM "Planehopping: Scottish Writers in New York" On 3/30: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC; On 3/31: Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue between 39th and 40th Jen Hadfield and Linda Henderson will read excerpts from their award-winning fiction and poetry. Mid-Manhattan Library in association with ASF Appearance at Bowery Poetry Club: $6; library reading is free to the public
March 31, 6pm 'Planehopping: Scottish Writers in New York' Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue between 39th and 40th
Jen Hadfield and Linda Henderson will read excerpts from their award-winning fiction and poetry.
Mid-Manhattan Library in association with ASF
Free to the Public
April 1, 6pm "The New Scotland" British Consulate, 845 Third Avenue at 52nd Street, 9th Floor
A stirring lecture about historical and contemporary Scotland since Arbroath delivered by Alan Merson and Susan Stewart, First Secretary for Scottish Affairs; and a screening of Harlan Whatley's "The Tartan Apple: the Scots in New York City." Hors d'oeuvres and drinks included.
N.Y. Caledonian Club
Tickets are $20 for NYCC Members and $25 for non-members. Visit to RSVP and for further information.
April 1, 6:30pm Single Malt Scotch Dinner
Nick & Stef's Steakhouse Bar, Madison Square Garden, 9 Pennsylvania Plaza (33 St. & 8 Ave.), NYC
Come to Nick & Stef's for a Classic Single Malts dinner, with tastings guided by Mr. Spike McClure, a Classic Malts Ambassador. The malts will be paired with an innovative four course dinner.
Dine Out, New York! $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Tickets must be purchased in advance with any credit card, and are not refundable. Call 212-563-4444 to reserve your seat.
April 2 National Tartan Day on Ellis Island Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Opening of a new exhibit specially commissioned for National Tartan Day.
Clan Currie in association with The Drambuie Collection and the National Parks Service
For additional information, contact the Clan Currie Society at (908) 273-3509, via e-mail at, or by visiting their website at
April 2, 7pm - Midnight National Tartan Day Ceilidh Seventh Regimental Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th
Live music, dancing, and fun for all!
N.Y. Caledonian Club
Tickets are $20. Visit for further information.
April 3, 10.30am Church Service: Kirkin O The Tartan Central Presbyterian Church, 593 Park Avenue @60th Street, NYC
This non-denominational event will be followed by brunch in the Church Hall. The service is open to all. The Brunch is a ticketed event and seating is limited.
Saint Andrew's Society NY and NY Tartan Day Committee
Tickets for brunch can be purchased until March 26th by sending a check to NY Tartan Day, 150 East 55th Street, NYC 10022. Overseas attendees tickets will be held for them at the door. First come first served.
April 3, 2pm New York's National Tartan Day Parade Sixth Avenue
The New York Tartan Day committee invites all pipe bands, individual pipers and drummers, and Scottish groups to join in celebration of our common heritage and culture and take part in New York's National Tartan Day Parade.
Core Committee Members
Free to the public. For more on this event and other Tartan Week events, visit
April 3 Post-Parade Party Multiple Venues: Connolly's (14 E 47th), Maggie's Place (21 E 47th), Eamonn's Bar and Grill (9 E 45th), P.J. Moran's (3 E 48th), Connolly's (150 E 47th)
Visit any of the listed venues after 3PM for post parade activities sponsored by William Grant & Sons and their whiskey Glenfiddich. Parade participants should take adantage of special prices for food and beverages!
Core Committee Members
The proprietors will be expecting you after 3PM on parade day!
April 3, 9pm Barleyjuice Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lexington Avenue between 28th & 29th
The band, including fiddle bass, drums and other instruments, will play raucous versions of almost every drinking song you know, plus celtic-flavoured originals.
  Cover charge at the door. Call Rocky Sullivan's at 212-725-3871 for further information.
April 4 Tartan 10k run Central Park, NYC
Up to 15,000 runners and spectators are expected for this 10K race, which is a leading event of New York's 2004 Tartan Week celebrations. Come cheer on the atheletes, or head towards the Scottish Pavillion at the finish line which will feature food, drink, and live entertainment, as well as information about Scottish culture, tourism, and much more!
the Scottish Executive and New York Road Runners
The pavillion is free to the public. For further information about participating the run, visit
April 4 Perth Amboy Tartan Day parade begins in Caledonia Park
The parade will make its way through Perth Amboy to the Royal Governor's mansion where the celebration will continue with music, dance, foods and all sorts of entertainment. All flags, banners and scottish dress welcome!

Free to the Public
April 5 Business Forum: "Scotland: A Tradition of Innovation Flourishes"
BP Amoco Corporation, 535 Madison Avenue, NYC
  American Scottish Foundation
By invitation. Contact ASF for further information.
April 5, 12.15pm The New Scotland: Attracting Fresh Talent Columbia University: Low Memorial Library, Faculty Room
Join the Right Honorable Jack McConnell MSP, First Minister of Scotland, as he addresses the role of the the new Scottish Government, the Parliament and, in particular, measures being taken by the government in Scotland to attract new immigrants.
  Seating for this event is extremely limited. You MUST please RSVP by March 29, 2004 by emailing or calling 212-854-9464. Confirmations will be sent by March 31, 2004.
April 5 Dressed to Kilt Sotheby's
The second annual "Dressed to Kilt" event. Celebrate Scotland's great icon - the kilt.
Friends of Scotland - USA (fundraiser)
Visit for further information.
April 6 Icons of Scotland, featuring The Wallace Award Presentation     Scotland Magazine & ASF
by invitation
April 6, 7.45pm Matt McGinn 75th Anniversary Tribute Concert Peter Norton Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th Street, NYC
Featuring Karen Matheson, Donald Shaw, Garry Lewis, James Grant, Cameron Brothers, Phamie Gow, Terry Winchell, Patrick Rolink, Duncan McCrone, Liam Hewitt, Steve Lawrence, Sean O'Rourke, Laura McGhee, and Guests.
Tickets $35-$55. Phone sales: 212 864 5400, email:
April 7, 7.30pm Book tour: 'The Templars and the Grail' by Dr. Karen Ralls Clarendon Market Commons, 2800 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 500, Arlington, VA
For additional information about this book or its author, visit
  Free to the Public
April 8, 7pm Book tour: 'The Templars and the Grail' by Dr. Karen Ralls Borders Books and Music, 11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington, MD
For additional information about this book or its author, visit
  Free to the Public
April 8&9, 8:00 PM
"Concussion (Percussion)" featuring Scottish percussion whiz Evelyn Glennie
Concert Hall at the Ethical Culture Society, 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West, NYC
As she whirls across the stage she can make music out of banging on cans, drums, marimbas or car horns. EOS joins forces with Grammy Award winner Evelyn Glennie for a mesmerizing romp through new commissions written just for her by two of America's most important composers.
EOS Orchestra
Mention code CP11 when reserving tickets to get a special American-Scottish Foundation 15% discount! For tickets and information please call 212-691-6415, or visit
April 10 Callanish TBA
The Scottish duo of Colleen Donahue and Deborah Nuse welcomes the season with a vernal home grown celebration of Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton music.
Saint Andrew's Society NY
April 15 - 17 Book tour: 'The Templars and the Grail' by Dr. Karen Ralls Theosophical Society in America, 1926 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL
For additional information about this book or its author, visit   Free to the Public
April 24, 2pm Carnegie Celebration for the 125th Street Branch of the New York Public Library       TBA
April 24 7:30 PM
Scottish Spring Ball
New York Genealogical Society, 124 East 58th Street, NYC
  American Scottish Foundation
Visit for additional information.
April 25 & 27 Book tour: 'The Templars and the Grail' by Dr. Karen Ralls NY Theosophical Society, 240 East 53rd Street, NYC 10022
For additional information about this book or its author, visit   Free to the Public
April 28 'Planehopping: Scottish Writers in New York' Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue between 39th and 40th
featuring authors Laura Hird, Anne Donovan, and Tom Murray
Mid-Manhattan Library in association with ASF
Free to the Public
April 30
Kirkin o' Tartan Ball
The Plaza Hotel, NYC
A glittering Kirkin’ o’ Tartan Ball is held in the spring at the Plaza Hotel made fashionable and festive by the Highland formal dress and a riot of tartan color. Many guests of the hotel are astounded by the March of the Pipers with the entire St. Andrew's contingent marching through the Atrium and halls of the Plaza Lobby.
Saint Andrew's Society NY
Visit for additional information.
May 8 Sean Quinn, Louis Quinn, Patty Furlong and Brendan Dolan TBA
  Saint Andrew's Society NY
May 8 Celebration of Celts Games of Columbia County Columbia County Fair Grounds, Chatham, NY
Full Highland Games with music from Black 47 and Enter the Haggis.
  Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for seniors. Children twelve and under (accompanied by adults) are admitted for free. Purchase tickets in advance and receive $2 off of the ticket price. Visit for further information.
May 10-16
Literary Scotland: A Week in Edinburgh and Aberdeen
Edinburgh and Aberdeen, Scotland
Explore great literature, art, and architecture, during an amazing week in Scotland. Highlights include guided tours of museums, galleries, literary pubs; and a private dinner in Edinburgh; and attendance at WORD: The University of Aberdeen Writers Festival (, including a special master class.
NYU and the University of Aberdeen
The total noncredit tuition is $1,450. Cost includes accommodations in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, rail travel, all fees for group and festival events and several hosted dinners. Airfare is not included. To register, call 212-998-7145 or visit for additional information. When registering for this program, use course number X02.9007.
May 26 'Planehopping: Scottish Writers in New York' Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue between 39th and 40th
featuring authors Maggie Graham and Linda Cracknell
Mid-Manhattan Library in association with ASF
Free to the Public
June 2
The 51st Anniversary of the Queen's Coronation - reception the Racquet & Tennis Club, Park Avenue & 52nd, NYC Featuring speaker Dr. Will Swift, celebrated author St. George's Society The reception benefits the participating societies, so be sure to mention your affiliation with ASF when you register! Visit for further information.
June 4 11:30AM
8th Annual John Muir Golf Tournament
Van Cortlandt Golf Course, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx NYC
Now in its 8th year, the Golf Tournament day features a Pre-Tee Luncheon, a Whiskey Tasting Reception, Dining and Entertainment, and plenty of activities for non-golfers. Come join ASF for a fun-filled day that benefits the John Muir Nature Trail and Van Cortlandt Park.
American-Scottish Foundation
For further information or to register, call 212-605-0338 or click here.
June 5 The Bonnie Brae Scottish Games The Bonnie Brae School, Liberty Corner, NJ
New Jersey's largest Scottish Games with pipe bands, Highland dancers, entertainers, clans, sheep dogs, Highland atheletes, vendors, car clubs, Irish dancers, re-enactors, kennel clubs, and more!
Bonnie Brae
Visit or call 908-542-2743 for further information.

June 19
18th Annual Highland Games
Oak Brook Polo Grounds, Oak Brook, Illinois
Experience the best of Scotland without leaving the country. The Games offer something for everyone from Pipe Band, Highland Dance, Heavy Athletics and Rugby competitions, to Celtic music, cultural exhibits and Scottish foods.
Illinois Saint Andrew Society
Visit for additional information, or call the Games hotline at 708-442-7293.
June 23 'Planehopping: Scottish Writers in New York' Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue between 39th and 40th
featuring authors Gerry Stewart and Dave Manderson
Mid-Manhattan Library in association with ASF
Free to the Public
July 3 8AM-6PM Round Hill Highland Games Cranbury Park, Norwalk, CT The 81st Annual games will feature music, food, dancing, and fun for all ages Round Hill Highland Games, Inc. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. Visit for further information.
July 21 6PM
Garden Reception
Chelsea Square, 125 Ninth Avenue, NYC
Come join us for a lovely garden reception this summer.
American-Scottish Foundation, New York Caledonian Club, and the Societies of St. David and St. George
The reception benefits the participating societies, so be sure to mention your affiliation with ASF when you register!
August 28 8AM-5PM
The 44th Long Island Scottish Games
Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, L.I.
A lively day of games on Long Island, brought to you by the Long Island Clan MacDuff.
Long Island Clan MacDuff
Visit for further information.
September 18 - 25 The Family Tree Cruisin' Kilts in the Wind New York to "New Scotland" Nova Scotia
Join special guests on board MS Carnival Victory, sailing round trip from New York to "New Scotland" - Nova Scotia!
  For further information, visit
October 3
The New Jersey Scottish Heritage Festival
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
The 32nd annual Festival will feature pipe bands, Highland and children's games, Highland and Country dance performances, historical re-enactments, and much more!
New Jersey Scottish Heritage Festival
For further information, visit
October 7th – November 20th
Glasgow School of Art: The International Exhibition

Times Square Gallery

450 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036 (between 9th & 10th Avenue)

An art show in which selected students from the Glasgow School of Art Master of Fine Art are participating.
Hunter College/ Times Square Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00pm to 6:00pm
October 21st –31st
Tam Lin by Nancy McClernan
the Producers Club II Theatre, 616 9th Avenue
Romance! Sex! Disguises! Surprises!… and a full moon on Halloween night! These are a few of the elements that make up Tam Lin , a new Halloween comedy by Nancy McClernan. Based on the Scottish folk tale, Tam Lin tells the story of a nobleman’s strong-willed daughter and her effort to save her true love, Tam Lin, from the advances of the lecherous Queen of Fairies.
Mergatroyd Productions


Tickets:, 212-868-4444

October 29th
New York Caledonian Club Halloween Party
Connolly’s, 14 East 47th Street
Attend dressed as your favorite Scottish character, costumes will be judged and prizes awarded.
New York Caledonian Club

7:00pm – 11:00pm

Reservations may be made by calling 212-662-1083

November 2nd

Election Day - DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!!!

November 5th- November 9th
Best of Edinburgh Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts -
Pace University- Performing Arts Centre
3 Spruce Street, between Park Row and Gold, New York City

A new annual theater event, in New York, bringing 2 award winning shows from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, “Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles” by Mark Jenkins and “Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters” by Russell Barr, to New York. In addition to the double bill performances there will be receptions, panel discussions and presentations.

  Please email- to register or request further information.
November 7th
Cashmere Trunk Show Harry’s Loft
29 East 19th Street
New York, NY

Featuring the lovely and stylish creations of Belinda Robertson


11:00am – 9:00pm

please contact Gardy Bloemers, President of GardyB for more information, email: or telephone 434-220-5425

November 9th
The Best in Scottish Stand Up Comedy The Gotham Comedy Club, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC, NY

To coincide with the City’s inaugural International Comedy Festival, a group of the very best circuit comedians presently working in Scotland will be visiting the City and will be performing two very different shows on November 9th and 10th.

  Showtime 8:00pm- Doors open 7:30pm
Tickets $10.00 + 2 drink minimum
November 10th
Dance Monkey Boy Dance The Improv Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street, NYC, NY


Showtime: 7:30pm- Doors Open: 6:30pm
Tickets $10.00 = 2 drink minimum


November 10th
Building Business Brooks Brothers
666 Fifth Avenue (at 53rd Street)

a Networking Social in association with The American-Scottish Foundation. - Please mention the ASF when booking or attending

BritishAmerican Business inc. $25.00 for ASF & BABi members and $55.00 for non-members
Please email or phone 212-605-0266 to indicate your interest in attending or phone BABi directly at 212-661-4060 but be please be certain to reference the ASF.
November 14th
Annual Flag Service St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue at 53rd Street

Please support the American-Scottish Foundation and all other organizations, as we proudly carry our flags and banners in this annual service.

New York Conference of Patriotic and Historical Societies.


Please contact the Foundation, at 212-605-0338, if you would like more information.

November 19th
Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York 248th Anniversary Banquet The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel- The Grand Ballroom

The Rt. Hon. George Reid MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament will respond to the toast “The Land o’Cakes”. The event is Highland Evening Dress or Black Tie. Decorations may be worn.

Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York Assembly: 6:30pm, Dinner 7:30pm
Tickets: $225.00
Please call 212-223-4248 for more information. The deadline to respond is November 12th.
November 20 St. Andrew's Day Ceilidh Seventh Regimental Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th An enchanted evening full of song, dance, and special performances!    
December 1st A Victorian Celebration British Memorial Garden located at Hanover Square in lower Manhattan An evening of carols and holiday cheer. Tree lighting by Jim Dale and carols with the Parish of Trinity Church Choir in the square, a reception will follow at India House British Memorial Garden Trust Please phone 212- 682-7945 for more information or visit
December 12th The New York Christmas Revels   An annual production which celebrates the winter solstice with traditional music, dance, poetry, folk drama, children's games and more. This year's production will focus on the arts and traditions of Scotland. More details to follow.    

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