Stevens & Graham at NYC Tartan Week

Write By: admin Published In: General News Created Date: 2016-04-04 Hits: 2781 Comment: 0

When you think of New York you think of Times Square, Central Park, the Yankees - but do you ever think of tartan?

Maybe you should start, as NYC Tartan Week is growing year by year and continues to recognise and celebrate the contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States - not to mention being an absolutely fantastic time! The “week” - which can last up to 21 days - culminates in a huge parade boasting hundreds of pipers, thousands of marchers and huge crowds to cheer them on. This began 18 years ago, and the 18th anniversary is set to be the biggest yet. 

As well as the parade, there's an exciting range of events including concerts, seminars, ceilidhs and much more. Our Managing Director, John McIlvogue, is excited to be representing Stevens & Graham in New York this week, and will be in amongst the festivites on the day of the parade.

All the biggest names in tartan will be there, and even some Hollywood stars, as the Committee recently announced actor Sam Heughan from hit series Outlander as the Grand Marshal of 2016. Outlander returns to screens this month, and what a way for Sam to celebrate the airing of the second season by celebrating one of Scotland’s most celebrated exports.

We’re a company who have always been proud of our Scottish roots, and take great pride in our work with tartan - so to see this celebration in one of the most significant and impactful cities in the world is fantastic, and to be a part of it is even better!

For more information on event times and the week in general, you can visit the NYC Tartan Week website, or check out their Facebook and Twitter.

Will we be seeing any of you in New York this week? If you can't make it, keep up to date with the parade and other events around the city by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter!

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