ASF are excited to share the news that Sir Billy Connolly will be leading the  21st Annual New York Tartan Day Parade on Saturday April 6th.

Read more of the official announcement from NYC Tartan Week below and details of events during the week.

ASF are proud to be a founding member of the National Tartan Day NY Committee and an organizing partner in the Parade.


The American-Scottish Foundation presents lunchtime concerts April 5th, 6th & 7th in celebration of Tartan Week and the 20th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, April 6th.


Tartan Day Observance

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of National Tartan Day

In words and music with Readings from Senate Resolution & Presidential Decrees Excerpts from the Declaration of Arbroath

  • DATE: Friday April 5, 2019
  • TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Bryant Park
  • TICKETS: No tickets required. The event is for all the community.
  • MASTER OF CEREMONIES Kenneth Donnelly
  • DECLARATION OF ARBROATH Robbi Munro

MUSCIAL PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Craig Weir- Piper
  • Highland Divas
  • North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band
  • Rob Roy Pipe Band & Dancers
  • University of Highlands & Islands Atlantic Trio

Pipes & Drums on the Fountain Terrace

Hear the sound of some of our leading Pipe Bands as they prepare for the 20th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade.
  • DATE: Saturday April 6, 2019
  • TIME: 11:00 AM - 1 PM
  • LOCATION: Bryant Park
  • TICKETS: No tickets required. The event is for all the community.

Musical program includes:

  • Shot of Scotch
  • Atlantic Watch Pipes & Drums
  • Kirkwall City Pipe Band
  • Oban High School Pipe Band
  • New York University Pipe Band
  • Bonnie Brae Drums
  • Shamrock and Thistle

Scotland on the Fountain Terrace

Celebrate Scotland on the Fountain Terrace as we bring you a variety of pipe bands, singers and musicians to perform for you.

  • DATE: Sunday April 7, 2019
  • TIME: 12:30 -1:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Bryant Park
  • TICKETS: No tickets required. The event is for all the community.

Musical Program includes:

  • Whisky Kiss
  • Mike Ogotree
  • University of the Highlands & Islands Atlantic Trio

JOIN US TO MARCH IN THE
21st NEW YORK TARTAN DAY PARADE
ON APRIL 6, 2019!



Click here for shots from the 2018 event.



Let us know if you'd like to march with us!

If you are a Member or Friend of the ASF and wish to march with the American-Scottish Foundation please complete this form and return it to us so that we can register you as marching with ASF.

The Parade starts at 2.00pm on April 6 at W45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th Street.

Please be in touch with any queries at americanscottishfoundation@gmail.com




The American-Scottish Foundation highlighted in April 2019 Issue Celtic Life

In the second installment in a six-part series on prominent women in the Celtic community, we connect with Camilla G Hellman (MBE), President of the American-Scottish Foundation. Read the Article



Not marching with the ASF? If you are a Pipe Band, Dancers, Organization, Clan or will join the Westies and Scotties marching in the Parade, please click below to register at the NTDNYC site...





Read all about the 2018 event in the June issue of Scottish Banner!




THE SCOTTISH COALITION, USA

The American-Scottish Foundation® is a founding member of TSC, USA with ASF Chairman Alan L Bain serving as President of TSC, USA.

Members of TSC, USA are:
The American-Scottish Foundation®
Scottish Heritage, USA
The Living Legacy of Scotland, Inc.
The Association of Scottish Games and Festivals
Scottish American Military Society
Council of Scottish Clans and Association (COSCA)

The National Tartan Day Committee of the TSC works to help regional organizations in their plans for Tartan Day through
a network of representatives.  

 Following the lead of Canada who have celebrated "National Tartan Day" since 1993, the Scottish Coalition USA led the initative for a national day of recognition and celebration resulting in the Congressional, Senate and Presidential recognition of National Tartan Day each year on April 6.

To learn more of the work of TSC, USA, click here

 

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate NYC Tartan Week with us! The Pipes & Drums event at Bryant Park was one of the day's highlights!

On Saturday, April 7, 2018 The American Scottish Foundation presented the Pipes and Drums on the Fountain Terrace of Bryant Park once again in the lead up to the Parade. We would like to thank Shot of Scotch - NYC's Premier Scottish Highland Dancers, Accrington Pipe Band (England), The Highland Divas, Shamrock and Thistle Pipes and Drums, The Pipes and Drums of Atlantic Watch and Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band (Scotland) for wonderful performances.

Immediately following Braynt Park we gathered for the 20th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, which this year had over 3500 marchers and an estimated crowd of over 35000 cheering us on.  The Parade was led by KT Tunstall, the first female to lead the Parade up Sixth Avenue.

The 20th Anniversary of Tartan Day was observed in words and music on April 6th as ASF presented the Tartan Day Observance at Bryant Park.

We were honored to be joined by Cabinet Secretary Keith Brown, MSP, who brought greetings from Scotland.  Readings from the Declaration of Arbroath and Senate Resolution, together with a Mayoral message from Mayor de Blassio, were delivered by Kenneth Donnelly, and Robbie Munro.



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.