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New York Scotstm support the community

We celebrate our Scottish heritage by contributing to the people and places who build the fabric of our community in New York, the nation and across the pond in Scotland.


New York City Tartan Day Parade

The Society is a founding member of the New York City Tartan Day Parade commemorating National Tartan Day which celebrates the contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States. In the early beginnings, two pipe bands and a small but enthusiastic group of Scots marched from the British Consulate to the UN. Now 20 years later, the parade has grown to include hundreds of pipers, thousands of marchers and many more thousands cheering from the sidelines. For more information about National Tartan Day and its history, go to NY Tartan Week.


Central Park Monuments

On the south end of New York's Central Park mall is Literary Walk where the Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns monuments stand today. The statues were executed by Edinburgh sculptor Sir John Steell and gifts to the City of New York from the Scottish-American Community. The statue of Robert Burns was a gift from the Saint Andrew's Society. In 1993, the Society raised the funds to restore both statues and established an endowment for their conservation through the Adopt-A-Monument Program, a joint venture of the Municipal Art Society, and the Parks Department and Art Commission of New York City. To learn more go to New York's Central Park Sir Walter Scott Monument and Robert Burns Monument, or visit our archives, Two Hundred Fifty Years.


Hospital Philanthropy

Broadening our relationships among the Scots community worldwide, the Society has partnered with NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital and The Royal Children's Hospital, Glasgow to enhance health care for children here in New York and in Scotland. Funds raised for these organizations helps to assist them in providing the highest care and services to the brave children of tomorrow. To learn more visit our Hospital Philanthropy on our website.


New-York Historical Society
Museum & Library

The New-York Historical Society was selected as a permanent home for the historic records of the Saint Andrew's Society, the oldest charity in New York State. The wide historical reach of the Society makes it unique in the annals of New York City and New York State as well as the country itself. Saint Andrew's members, Scottish-Americans, were instrumental in the development of a young nation from its early days as well as being influential in finance, medicine and the arts. The collection is a valuable resource at the New-York Historical Society for historians and other researchers. Visit the museum and library at N-YHS.


Scholars Network

Over the past several years the Society has embarked upon an initiative to reconnect with its former scholars. We wish to extend the bond we have with you by inviting you to accept our offer of a complimentary one-year membership in the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York. To become a member of the Society contact the SAS office via e-mail to request an application.


Tobar an Dualchais | Kist o Riches

The Society is in its third year of funding support for the Tobar an Dualchais - Kist o'Riches project. This collaborative project aims to preserve, digitize and make available online material gathered in the Scottish Gaelic and Scots language. The growing index of 40,000 oral recordings consists of folklore, songs and music, local history and other data gathered from the 1930s onwards. The Society is proud to be a sponsor of this impressive community project that aims to preserve the heritage and language of the Scottish people. To learn more and to listen to the recordings, please visit Tobar an Dualchais.

Saint Andrew's Society is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization.

Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York
150 East 55th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Telephone: 212-223-4248

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