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New York Tartan Day Parade – Clan MacFarlane Marching Contingent – New York, NY USA

April 15, 2023

New York Tartan Day Parade – Clan MacFarlane Marching Contingent – New York, NY USA

25rd Annual New York City Tartan Day Parade

Pictured Left to Right: Hamilton Galloway, William Anderson, Jack Sproule with Affie MacPharlain Porier at the 2017 Tartan Dy Parade with the parade banner Created by Affie.

Pictured Left to Right: Hamilton Galloway, William Anderson, Jack Sproule with Affie MacPharlain Poirier at the 2017 Tartan Day Parade with the parade banner created by Affie.

The New York City Tartan Day Parade, Clan MacFarlane Marching Contingent, will participate in the NYC Tartan Day Parade in Honor of our Clansman and ICMS Member, Affie MacPharlain Porier.

Affie passed away on January 20th, 2018 at age 65, in his home and studio in Brooklyn, New York, and was an avid supporter of the New York Tartan Day Parade from its inception.

Hamilton Galloway, Christine Westhoff, William Anderson and others will march in the parade representing Clan MacFarlane, and carry the hand-painted MacFarlane Banner created by Affie.

Joining the contingent for 2022 will be International Clan MacFarlane Society President, Michael R. MacFarlane FSAScot and Diana MacFarlane FSAScot, Director of Media & Member Services.

Tartan Week

MARCH WITH US!

Register to march with Clan MacFarlane in the 2022 New York City Tartan Day Parade!

To carry on the tradition of Clan MacFarlane at the NYC Tartan, our New York based member Hamilton Galloway has taken on hosting the Clan MacFarlane contingent at the parade.

For those who would like to join us in the Parade, here is some additional information:

Line up for the parade begins at 1PM at the intersection of 6th Ave and West 45th street (Avenue of the Americas) very near Times Square. The parade will begin approximately at 2PM and proceeds up 6th Avenue to Central Park where it disperses.  The parade is scheduled to run from 2PM – 330PM.

This event is open to ICMS members as well as anyone with MacFarlane or MacFarlane Sept heritage.

Please join us for the very special event! Questions can be directed HERE.

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What Is Tartan Day?

Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. It originated in Canada in the mid-1980s. It spread to other communities of the Scottish diaspora in the 1990s. In Australia the similar International Tartan Day is held on July 1, the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan.

In 1998 the U.S. Senate declared April 6 to be National Tartan Day to recognize the contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States. In 1999, two pipe bands and a small but enthusiastic group of Scottish Americans marched from the British Consulate to the UN—our first Parade! Since then, we have grown to include hundreds of pipers, thousands of marchers and many more thousands cheering from the sidelines.

We are not marching for ourselves, we are marching for those who have come before us, our ancestors..

-Affie MacPharlain Poirier

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Venue

New York Tartan Day Parade
45th Street & 6th Avenue
New York, NY United States
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Organizer

The National Tartan Day New York Committee
Phone:
(212) 980-0844
Email:
info@nyctartanweek.org
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