Events Archive 2015

January 16, 2015
20th Annual Burns Night Celebration Dinner

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February 4, 2015
A Special Offer for a Burns Night Dinner Celebration

March 16, 2015
ASF Friends & Members Evening

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March 17-18, 2015

Global Scottish Leadership Initiative

For further information, contact the ASF office: (212) 605-0338

March 24, 2015
An Evening with The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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March 30, 2015

The Scots who built New York's LandmarksBook now for this fascinating talk on John McComb, Jr. & reception

April 6, 2015

Tartan Day Observance - Bryant Park
in association with the American-Scottish Foundation®

Free event. The Tartan Day Observance recognises and celebrates, through readings and music, The Declaration of Arbroath, signed on April 6, 1320 and the US Senate’s designation, in 2005, of April 6 of each year as “National Tartan Day”. A Presidential Proclamation was signed into effect by George W. Bush in 2008.

April 6-12, 2015
Lunchtime Concerts on the Fountain Terrace - Bryant Park

April 6, 2015
12.30-1.30pm - Tartan Day Observance
April 6 is recognized as "Tartan Day," a day on which we recognize the contributions of Scottish-Americans. Performances from The Highland Divas, vocal trio and Patrick Duffy, piper, with readings from the Declaration of Arbroath and Tartan Day proclamations.

April 7, 2015
12.30-1.30pm - Scottish Octopus
Celtic/World/Folk Bagpipes meet Funk/Fusion Drums. Hannah Read and John Gribbin - modern folk songwriters with a twist on traditional Scottish songs.

April 8, 2015
12.30-1.30pm - Hannah Read and Guests
Singer-songwriter, fiddle player and composer. Original music together with traditional Scottish songs.

April 9, 2015
12.30-1.30pm - Lanark & District Pipe Band, Scotland
Craig Weir - VIP Piper, awarded the Young Scot Award for Arts in 2014. Pipe Sergeant of Arbroath Pipe Band, he is passionate about Scotland's national instrument.
Mike Ogletree Anacoustic Mind - inspired by Robert Burns, with a blend of reggae and rock, New York's bard reflects on Scotland's national bard.

April 10, 2015
12.30-1.30pm - Scottish Octopus
Jenna Moynihan & Friends - acclaimed fiddler with unique style rooted in Scottish tradition and Appalachian influences.

6.00-7.00pm - Pipes and Drums at Sunset

April 11, 2015
Pipes and Drums before the Parade
11:30 Lanark & District Pipe Band, Scotland
11.50. Pipes and Drums of the Atlantic Watch
12:10 TBA
12:30 Bonnie Brae Knights
12:40 Shamrock & Thistle Pipes & Drums of Ocean County

April 12, 2015
12.30-1.30pm - Dancing & Drama join Pipes & Drums

Oban High School Pipes & Drums
, Scotland
Shot of Scotch - Highland Dancers
The Tailor of Inverness - An interlude with Matthew Zajec and
Aden O'Rourke (opening at 59E59 Theaters April 14th)

For further information on these lunchtime concerts, please contact:
phone: 212 605 0338 email:

April 10, 2015
Democratic Engagement in the 21st Century: Scotland's Constitutional Journey

ASF Members & Friends are invited to join this free event


April 11, 2015
The Sound of Pipes and Drums – Pre-Parade Concert
Join us on the Fountain Terrace of Bryant Park to hear the sound of the Pipes and Drums from some of our leading Pipe Bands as they prepare for the 17th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade. Performance line-up is shown above.

April 11, 2015
17th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade
1.30pm Line up - register to march
with the American-Scottish Foundation®


April 11, 2015

ASF Post Parade Reception

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April 11, 2015

New York Tartan Day Post Parade Party

April 12, 2015

Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms: Celebrating 50 years

Members of the ASF are invited to attend. This exciting concert is at 5th Ave Presbyterian Church, 7 W55th St., NYC. Cost $15.

May 22-23, 2015
New York Tattoo

The New York Tattoo welcomes all members of the American-Scottish Foundation, with a special 10% discount rate for members, families and friends on the Friday or Saturday.

May 26, 2015
"Preserving the Fabric of Our Neighborhoods"

May 27, 2015
Annual General Meeting

Reception to follow at 6:30pm. No charge for Members. Members' guests are invited to join at $45 each. Click banner to reserve.

June 18, 2015
"The Reach of the Landmark's Law: A Balancing Act"

June 4-28, 2015
Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters

A bilingual English/Scottish Gaelic play by Justin Young, presented by Dundee Rep, at 59E59 Theaters (Theater B), 59 East 59th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues), Manhattan.

Regular ticket price is $35 from 59E59 Theaters.

June 30, 2015
"Late/Post Modern Architecture: The New Frontier"

July 2, 2015
Scotland Meets Appalachia

ASF Friends and Members are invited to join for this special event. Click on the banner to see full details and go here to book directly.

July 15, 2015

British-American Societies Summer Garden Party

6pm - 8.30pm. $50 per person. Full Open Bar including Pimm’s & Hors d’Œuvre. Rain or shine, at the Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York City

July 20, 2015
"Is Preservation Elitist?"

August 6, 2015
"The Politics of Preservation"

August 22, 2015
Long Island Annual Scottish Festival and Games

One of the largest events and most exciting days of the summer. Look for the ASF tent!


7/31 – 8/02 Colorado Scottish Festival –
1 166th Annual Highland Games –
1-2 Monterey Scottish Games –
15 Maine Highland Games –
22 Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games –
29 Green Hill Highland Games –

Both the American Scottish Foundation and the Association of Scottish Games and Festivals are members of the Scottish Coalition USA, a collective of five national organizations who seek through collaboration to strengthen the Scottish American Diaspora. For the most up-to-date news regarding the Highland Games, please visit the Association of Scottish Games & Festivals‘s Facebook page.

Until August 30, 2015
'39 Steps' - The Tony® Winning Hit Comedy

A special offer to ASF members, offering significant discounts to attend this popular show at the Union Square Theatre, 100 East 17th St, NY. Book online here: select a performance date and enter code LSP88. Alternatively, call Ticketmaster on 800-250-2929 and mention the code when booking.

September 10, 2015
"Preservation in Global Cities"

5-6 Virginia Scottish Games –
5-6 150th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, Pleasanton, CA –
10 – 13 Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival –
12-13 Columbus Scottish Festival –
18-20 New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival –
19 Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering –
26 Ligonier Highland Games –
25-26 St. Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival –
25 - 27 Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival –

October 1, 2015

The Life & Impact of Andrew Carnegie on the building & shaping of New York

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October 8, 2015
"Inventing Preservation"

3 Scotland County Highland Games –
11 Scotland CT Highland Games –
16-18 Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival –

Both the American Scottish Foundation and the Association of Scottish Games and Festivals are members of the Scottish Coalition USA, a collective of five national organizations who seek through collaboration to strengthen the Scottish American Diaspora. For the most up-to-date news regarding the Highland Games, please visit the Association of Scottish Games & Festivals‘s Facebook page.

October 20, 2015
"Inside the Four Seasons"

October 22, 2015
Alexander Robertson School - Country Dancing
ASF members and friends are invited to the Alexander Robertson School to an enjoyable evening. See details & RSVP in JPG or PDF format.


October 23-29, 2015
The International Show

October 30 - November 1, 2015

Scottish North American Leadership Conference


6-8 Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games, Tucson, AZ

December 4-6, 2015

45th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade

Click for info and tickets for events throughout the weekend. One of our favorite events - a wonderful weekend with the historic town of Alexandria decked out for the holidays. To march with The American-Scottish Foundation, please email us at or call us on 212 605 0338.