Join the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) as we celebrate Scottish heritage and ancestry during NYC Tartan Week. From April 10–15, 2023, the NYG&B will host numerous events that shine a light on the rich history and culture of Scotland.
The week will culminate in the NYG&B’s participation in the NYC Tartan Day Parade on April 15, where we will join more than 3,000 bagpipers, Highland dancers, clan organizations, Scottish dog breeds, and others scheduled to march up Sixth Avenue, with tens of thousands of spectators expected (in person and online). See our full list of events below.
If you are interested in marching in the NYC Tartan Day Parade with the NYG&B, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and to RSVP.
April 10, 6:30–7:30 p.m. ET | NYG&B Headquarters, New York, NY, and livestreamed online
Join the NYG&B and the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA for a look at Pretty Young Rebel: The Life of Flora MacDonald. We will be joined by author Flora Fraser to discuss her captivating biography of the remarkable young Scotswoman whose bold decision to help “Bonnie” Prince Charlie—the Stuart claimant to the British throne—evade capture and flee the country has become the stuff of legend.
From Malaig Bheag to Manhattan: The Story of Transnational Gael “Angus the Yank” with Sophie Stephenson
April 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m. ET | The Tailor Public House, New York, NY
Join the NYG&B and the New York Caledonian Club at this in-person event at The Tailor Public House for an evening with Scottish ethnologist Sophie Stephenson and traditional Scottish music. Ms. Stephenson will present the biography of return-migrant, Angus MacLellan "The Yank" (1892–1978). Angus was a Gael, storyteller, and tradition bearer from Malaig Bheag on the North Coast of Scotland, who lived in New York City from 1920–1933 and was a member of the New York Caledonian Club. Following the presentation, fiddler Matthew Christian will play live Scottish music throughout the evening.
A New Coat for the Bard—Dr. Joseph John Morrow, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, and Alan Beck, President of The Robert Burns World Federation
April 14, 2:30–3:30 p.m. ET | NYG&B Headquarters, New York, NY, and livestreamed online
Join the NYG&B and the American-Scottish Foundation for a fascinating discussion with Dr. Joseph John Morrow, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, and Alan Beck, President of The Robert Burns World Federation. Learn more about the Court of the Lord Lyon, the oldest heraldic court in the world that is still in daily operation.