SCOTLAND TARTAN WEEK EVENTS

March 13th, 2020

One of the American-Scottish Foundation's favorite times of year is Tartan Week, a week when the Scottish American community comes together and celebrates our heritage and culture - culminating in the wonderful New York Tartan Day Parade. It has been held every year for the past 22 years, but this year the Parade which was to take place on April 4th, has had to be cancelled.

The decision taken by the National Tartan Day New York committee, of which the ASF is a founding member, could not be avoided afterthe State of New York, and New York City banned all gatherings over 500 persons with no end date.

The ASF schedule of events is being adjusted and we will advise further around this early next week.

April 6th is Tartan Day and over that weekend we hope we can look to honor and celebrate the Day in a limited way.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situationand we need to look to take it day by day. The health and safety of our community is our first concern.

Sincerely
Camilla G Hellman
President
American-Scottish Foundation


The American-Scottish Foundation® Event Listing - together with other great events throughout New York.



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The American-Scottish Foundation presents lunchtime concerts April 3rd, 4th & 5th in celebration of Tartan Week and the 22nd Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, April 4th.


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Tartan Day Observance

In honor of the 22nd 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 3, 2020
  • 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

MUSCIAL PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Edinburgh Academy Pipe Band
  • Isle of Cumbria RBLS Pipe Band
  • Lisa Kowalski
  • Highland Divas

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Pipes & Drums on the Fountain Terrace

Hear the sound of some of our leading Pipe Bands as they prepare for the 22nd Annual New York Tartan Day Parade.
  • DATE: Saturday April 4, 2020
  • TIME: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Bryant Park
  • TICKETS: No tickets required. The event is for all the community.

Musical program includes:

  • Shot of Scotch
  • Edinburgh Academy Pipe Band
  • Isle of Cumbria RBLS Pipe Band
  • (Additional Program in Development)

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JOIN US TO MARCH IN THE
22nd NEW YORK TARTAN DAY PARADE
ON APRIL 4, 2020!



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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 5, 2020
  • 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
  • Lisa Kowalski
  • (Additional Program in development)



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National Tartan Day Capital Committee
Washington DC
will present a series of events March 31 - April 3

The National Tartan Day Award,
is presented annually by

The Scottish Coalition, USA
which will be presented this year to

Robert "Bob" Creighton

for his outstanding voluntary contributions to our Scottish American community

The presentation will take place as part of a Reception hosted by the National Tartan Day Capital Committee

Tickets & Information can be found HERE

Organizations that comprise The Scottish Coalition USA are:
American-Scottish Foundation(ASF)
Association of Scottish Games & Festivals (ASGF)
Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (COSCA)
The Living Legacy of Scotland
Scottish-American Military Society (SAMS)
Scottish Heritage USA (SHUSA)




The Declaration of Arbroath 700th Anniversary

2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, one of Scotland's most important historical artefacts.

A Copy of the Declaration will be on display at Federal Hall, which is said to have inspired the American Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration is a letter dated 6 April 1320 written by the barons and freeholders of the Kingdom of Scotland to Pope John XXII, asking him to recognise Scotland's independence and acknowledge Robert the Bruce as the country's lawful king.

Visitors will view an English translation of the original Latin text, and learn about the context in which it was written 700 years ago.


2019 Tartan Week Highlights