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March 17, 2010 – Countdown to Tartan Week

New York Celebrates Scottish-American Heritage
April 2 to 10 with a week of special events

The National Tartan Day New York Committee invites all New Yorkers to join in celebrating the Tartan Week, from April 2nd to 10th.

On April 2 on Ellis Island, three days of family-friendly festivities and pageantry will be taking place with live music and dance performances. A new exhibition entitled, “Scotland’s Gifts,” produced by the Clan Currie Society will reflect upon the vast contributions of the Scottish people. On April 3rd, the 10k Scotland Run takes place in Central Park. Over 7,000 people completed the run last year.Tartan Day on Ellis Island is a main staple of NY Tartan Week.

There are diverse events throughout the week, ranging from a Scottish concert at the British Garden to Dressed to Kilt – Sir Sean Connery’s fabulous fashion fundraiser – for the Friends of Scotland to Whisky Live. Tartan Week concludes with a parade on Saturday, April 10.

The thrilling sound of bagpipes brings the 12th Annual Tartan Day Parade to the Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue ) at 2pm. Alex Fergusson, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, is this year’s Grand Marshal. The parade goes from 45th Street to 55th Street.

Over a thousand of pipers, drummers, and members of Scottish clans and societies will be joined by the biggest pack of wee Scotties and Westies in any parade. New York will be awash in tartan and kilts as Scottish Americans celebrate their heritage and friendship.

To learn more about all the events or how you to join in, visit www.tartanweek.com


The Clan Currie Society is one of the leading NY Tartan Week contributors.

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