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American-Scottish Foundation
News & Upcoming Events

As we enjoy the last days of Summer, we share with you our Autumn calendar.  With best wishes for the Labor Day Weekend and to seeing our ASF Members & Friends in September.



Now thr September 7th – Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, NY

In the Footsteps of John Muir” by Scottish photographer

Ken Paterson.


Thursday 20th September – Washington DC

The Spirit of Conservation

Republic Restoratives Distillery , 

1369 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002   

6.30pm Ambassadors Reception   7pm Main Event –

in support of the critically endangered Scottish freshwater mussel.  

Reservation & ways to be involved HERE


Tuesday 25th September – New York

Historic Scottish Gardens & Scots Influence on the Early Gardens of New York

The Arsenal tCentral Park at 64th Street & Fifth Avenue NYC


6pm Talk 

followed by Wine & Cheese up on the 

Arsenal Rooftop Garden


Guest Speakers:

Chris Wardle, National Trust for Scotland’s Garden and Designed Landscape Manager for Aberdeenshire and Angus.


Chris’ will update us on the restoration of the Robert Burns cottage garden and give us insight into the restoration of the National Trust for Scotland’s Gardens.

John Kinneari, 

Architect, Author and Historian, President of the American Friends of the Georgian Group. Noted for his work in historical preservation, 

will speak to the influence of Scots on the early gardens of the United States including Alexander Hamilton home The Grange, and the heather gardens at Fort Tryon Park. 


 On Line Reservations: 

Member tickets (ASF, NTSUSA, Burns Society) $45

Non Members $55


Not yet a Member of the ASFJoin NOW and attend this event as our Guest. Membership Link HERE



19th – 21st October – Kilgour Centre, Troy, Michigan

Scottish NA Leadership Conference


Join us and add your voice to the conversation.





Friday 9th November – New York

The ASF Wallace Awards Celebration 

honoring Sir Moir Lockhead & Andy Scott

For ways to be involved from Attending, to Donating to the Silent Auction or placing a message in the Journal, click here – or call the ASF Office directly. 


Sunday 11th November – New York 

10.45am  Remembrance Day Observance

The Queen Elizabeth September 11 Garden

Hanover Square, Lower Manhatten, NYC


4pm 98th Annual Flag Ceremony

St. Thomas’ Church, Fifth Avenue, NYC


Tuesday 19th November – New York


Wednesday 20th November – Washington DC

Mary Meirs talk on “Highland Retreats”

presented by the Royal Oak Foundation in association with ASF





1st – 2nd September 

Virginia Scottish Games & Festival
Alexandria, VA 


6th – 9th September 

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival 

Estes Park, CO


8th – 9th September

Columbus Scottish Festival
Columbus, IN 



8th September

Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival 
Whites Creek, TN 


14th – 16th September 

Scotfest Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK 


21st – 23rd September 

The New Hampshire Highland Games

Loon Mountain, NH 


22nd – 23rd September

Ligonier Highland Games
Altoona, PA 


28th – 30th September 

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
Bethlehem, PA 


28th – 29th September 

St. Louis Scottish Games & Cultural Festival
Chesterfield, MO 


28th – 29th September

Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival
Jefferson, TN 


6th October 

Scotland County Highland Games
Laurinburg, NC

13th October

Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games & Festival
Fishers, IN 


2nd – 4th November 

Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering
Charleston, SC 


9th – 10th November

Clover Highland Games & Scots-Irish Festival
Clover, SC 


10th – 11th November

Celtic Heritage & Music Festival and National Tartan Day
Gulfport, MS 


A thank you to the New York Parks Department…

Earlier this month we once again enjoyed hosting the ASF annual Sunset Tea (and Pimms) on the Rooftop Garden of the Arsenal Central Park.  It was a lovely evening and we were delighted to welcome 14 new members to the ASF that evening.


As a thank you to the Parks Department the ASF and Burns Society of New York gifted a Japanesse Maple to the Roof Garden.


ASF Chairman, Kenneth Donnelly, is pictured with Camilla Hellman, ASF President, Greg Keyes, Burns Society Treasurer, and  Crista Carmody, Senior Horticulturalist, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, who spoke on the history of the Arsenal and the Roof Garden, before leading a tour and answering questions about the plants and care of the unique garden.






If you are not yet a Member of the American-Scottish Foundation we invite you to join and take advantage of our Membership.

Click here to join as an Individual or Corporate Member




If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation in support of our Heritage, Arts and Culture programming, opportunities are noted HERE.


Have you tried the ASF Harney & Sons Scottish Morn or Scottish Afternoon Teas?


A percentage from each purchase of these two special teas goes towards supporting the ongoing work of the ASF. 


To order one of our great brews order directly from Harney & Sons HERE



is an international not-for-profit organization. Its aim is to establish links and strengthen ties between Scotland and the United States through the pursuit of contemporary social, cultural, educational, and business activities.


You are invited to join the ASF and become involved in all that is going on.  Details of Membership, both Individual and Corporate, are available here.  If you have questions, please call the ASF Office on

Tel. 212 605 0338  Fax. 212 605 0222


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