Flag Day 2017

Please join us in celebrating the 240th anniversary of the American flag Wednesday, June 14!

The annual Flag Day Celebration marks the anniversary of the adoption of the American Flag by the Second Continental Congress in June 1777.  Flag Day is a great way to show your support for America.  The celebration includes a parade that marchers from City Hall to Fraunces Tavern and a ceremony in front of the Tavern.

The Parade will begin at 12 noon, departing from the southwestern end of City Hall Park, proceeding south on Broadway heading towards historic Fraunces Tavern and the Flag Day Ceremony Stand at the corner of Broad and Pearl Streets. At the Stand, there will be ceremonies with songs performed by schoolchildren, proclamations and recitations honoring “Old Glory.”

The Parade will also feature color guards from the Armed Forces, contingents from the New York City Fire and Sanitation Departments and many of the City’s oldest historical and patriotic societies including the Color Guard from the Sons of the Revolution flying many historic Revolutionary War flags from its collection.

Fraunces Tavern Museum will be reducing its admission to $1 admission on the weekend of Flag Day (Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14).

Please join us in celebrating the 240th anniversary of the American flag!

The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York and Fraunces Tavern Museum invite you to join us in celebrating the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the American! Our annual Flag Day Parade steps off from City Hall and concludes with a ceremony at Fraunces Tavern.

We also fly our four-story American flag, hand out hundreds of miniature American flags and award our annual “What the American Flag Means to Me” student essay winners.

How to march in the parade:

  1. If you are an organization, fill out this FORM.
  2. If you are part of a school, fill out this FORM.
  3. Send you marching donation ($20 per marching group) to: Sons of the Revolution, 54 Pearl St., NY NY 10004 or pay online here:




Check out photos from previous Flag Days!

Students from PS 2

Members of the SRNY proudly displaying American and Continental flags

Members of the SRNY proudly displaying American and Continental flags

A student choir stands in front of a five-story sized flag drawn outside Fraunces Tavern

NYC Dept of Sanitation Pipes and Drums of the Emerald Society

NYC Dept of Sanitation Pipes and Drums of the Emerald Society