Do you know what starts on April 1st? New York City Tartan Week! Why not join in on the celebration during your NYC visit and celebrate National Tartan Day! There are so many special events and things to do during this week from concerts to sporting events!
Put your kilt and running shoes on and join the 13th Annual Scotland Run! Participants of this 10K marathon will run across Central Park to the sound of bag pipes. Event starts at 8 am on Saturday, April 2nd. Save the date for you and your family and friends!
Lunchtime Concerts: Bryant Park
There is no better place to spend a lunch break between the 6th and 10th of April than Bryant Park! Wondering why? It’s because a series of lunchtime concerts will be presented during these days. Different bands with a variety of music such as bag pipes, Celtic rock, drums and more will perform!
The Highland Divas
The Homecoming, A Musical Crossroads is a great musical that combines the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland and New Zealand. The show will be performed by The Highland Divas – three women with distinct voices, and a number of special guests including world famous piper Craig Weir. Don’t miss the chance to see The Highland Divas live on Thursday, April 7th at 10 pm at The Cutting Room!
Tartan Day Parade
Gray Line New York is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 18th New York Tartan Day Parade, organized by The National Tartan Day New York Committee. The committee includes St Andrews Society of New York, NY Caledonian Club, American-Scottish Foundation and Clan Campbell.
Save the date, April 9th, and join us to celebrate the Scottish-American heritage! Grand Marshal Sam Heughan, star of the popular TV series ‘Outlander’, will lead the parade this year. It starts at 2 pm and will walk along 6th Avenue. Every year there are thousands of marchers participating in this great event such as dancers, bag pipe bands and the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack of Scotties and Westies. After the parade, everyone is invited to the Post Parade Party with live Celtic music and some delicious food.
These events surely will give you a unique NYC sightseeing experience you will never forget!
During your trip, why not also try a NYC Bus Tour and a beautiful sightseeing cruise!
We look forward seeing you there! For a full list of the events visit: www.nyctartanweek.org/events/upcoming
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