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Flag Day 2017

Jun 14 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

 

Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Dinner

Apr 24 2017

Fraunces Tavern Museum is pleased to announce its Book Award Winner for 2017, American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804, by Alan Taylor.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Cocktail Hour: 6:30pm in Flag Gallery, Fraunces Tavern Museum
Dinner & Award Presentation: 7:30pm in Bissell Room, Fraunces Tavern Restaurant
Ticket Price: $75* (includes a copy of the speaker’s book)
Guest Speaker: Larrie Ferreiro
Open bar beer and wine during cocktail hour
Business Casual Attire
*Tickets must be purchased in advance by April 20.

 

 

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2017 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Winner: Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor is a Thomas Jefferson Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of many acclaimed books in early American history and has twice been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History. His most recent book, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832, won the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

2017 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Honorable Mentions
Larrie D. Ferreiro, Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It
Mark Edward Lender & Gary Wheeler Stone, Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign and the Politics of Battle

A Rebellious Brew: New York’s Tea Party of 1774

Apr 22 2017

 

A Rebellious Brew: New York’s Tea Party of 1774
Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23
11:00am-1:00pm
Led by Fred Cookinham

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Boston was not the only Colonial city to have its own ‘tea party’ in revolutionary times. Many seaport cities, including New York, had their own rebellions. Join licensed New York City Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham to envision New York’s 1774 waterfront and discover why the city was so late in the game to revel in patriotic spirit.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Once your tickets have been purchased, you will be emailed a confirmation receipt and the starting location of the tour within 24 business hours.

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