Tartan Week 2022
New York City Tartan Week is returning in person for the first time since 2019. The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is excited to be reunited with friends for what is sure to be an extraordinary week of events.
We are sharing just a few highlights below, so be sure to check the Tartan Week calendar for a full listing of events. This beloved celebration of Scottish-American culture promises to be extraordinary in scope, talent and turnout as we gather in person once again.
Celebrate Burns in Music and Words
An American-Scottish Foundation Tartan Week Supper Club Event
Presented by The American-Scottish Foundation
in association with American Patrons of the National Library and Galleries of Scotland, National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA, Robert Burns World Federation, and Scottish Government
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Papillon Bistro & Bar, 22 E 54th Street
A year of “Scotland’s Stories” event celebrating the Scottish Bard through music and words with an open mic for audience members to be able to recite their own favorite Burns poem or song. Performing guests include Noisemaker, Jamie McGeechan, Highland Divas, Alan Beck, and Colin Hunter. Tickets start at $20.
The ASF Supper Club is a series of lively events hosted by the American-Scottish Foundation throughout the year, highlighting Scottish culture and heritage in an intimate supper club like setting.
Caring for Charles Rennie Mackintosh
A Lecture by Philip Long OBE FRSE
Presented by The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA, American Federation of Arts, and the Scottish Affairs Office.
Friday, April 8, 2022
3:00pm EDT | In-person
Scotland House, Black Barn Restaurant, 19 East 26th Street
The work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh has influenced generations of architects and designers around the world. His innovative design, and the fact that his work was not always appreciated, has meant the race is on to ensure his buildings are preserved for future generations. Philip Long, chief executive of the National Trust for Scotland, describes the ground-breaking work underway to preserve Mackintosh’s domestic masterpiece The Hill House, as well as examining more broadly this Scottish genius of design.
Refreshments will be served
Free. Space is limited; please reserve in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contrast: Other Peoples’ Lives
by Fiona Mackenzie, Canna House, National Trust for Scotland
A program in Part Two of Discovering One’s Scottish Past through Storytelling and Oral History
Sponsored by American-Scottish Foundation and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Friday, April 8, 2022
2:30pm EDT | Hybrid, online and in-person
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, 36 West 44th Street, 7th Floor
In hearing the stories and tales of the past from those who remember, we can discover our Scottish past. Join us as we learn from leading projects underway in Scotland that help bring color to people and history.
- Inverness Castle Oral History Project
- Contrast: Other Peoples’ Lives by Fiona Mackenzie, Canna House, National Trust for Scotland
Learn how American folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw dedicated her life to the preservation of the Gaelic language and the lives and culture of the people of the Hebrides.
Tartan Day Parade
Tartan Day Parade will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022, in historic midtown Manhattan. The swirl of kilts, the skirl of bagpipes and the cheers of thousands of spectators await.