Tartan Day Lunch, Parade, Post-Parade Party with Baltimore's The Rogues

  • April 6, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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As St. Patrick's Day season winds down, we'll embrace the Scottish side of Celtic music and culture by taking in the 15th annual Tartan Day parade, which this year falls on Tartan Day itself. Featuring pipe and drum bands, Scottish dancers, Scottish clans, and packs of Scotty and Westie dogs, the parade is a 10-block celebration of Scottish culture and heritage. And did I mention that some of the people marching even throw little packages of Walker's shortbread cookies into the crowd?

The parade kicks off at 2 p.m at 6th Avenue and 45th Street then heads 10 blocks up 6th to 55th, where the bands and dancers give one last performance before heading to the various after-parade festivities. We'll congregate at the end of the parade route by about 2:15. First, we'll have our annual pre-parade lunch at McGee's, 240 W. 55th, between Broadway and 8th, starting around 1 p.m.

The fun doesn't stop after the parade's over. The annual post-parade party is at Stout on W. 33rd from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.,featuring the music of Baltimore-based Scotch/Celtic rock band The Rogues. Combine a Scottish pipe band with The Chieftains, The Waterboys, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Matthews Band, and a symphony orchestra, and you get The Rogues.

Tickets are $40 but include three hours of limited open bar featuring Belhaven Black Scottish Stout. For more info about the post-parade party and a link to buy tickets, goto:

http://nyctartanweek.org/event/post-parade-party/

The parade typically only lasts about an hour. In between the parade and the post-parade party, have a pint at one of the many pubs along the way or check out the Macy's Flower Show. Join us for the entire day or whichever part of the day you wish. Just tell us on your RSVP which parts of the day you'll be joining us for.

Hope to see you at some point, Tartan Day in New York is always a lot of fun, almost like a more manageable St. Patrick's Day.

For a listing of all Tartan Week-related events in New York, see the official Tartan Week New York Website at:

http://nyctartanweek.org/

And the American Scottish Foundation's Website at:

http://www.americanscottishfoundation.com/tartanDay/tartan_events.html

 

 

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  • Lucy

    The band was awesome! I like the venue and hope to visit again. This is a friendly group. I had a good time.

    April 8, 2013

  • Alice

    Lots of fun and great music!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Julia

    Sorry I couldn't make it as had a schedule conflict. Sounds like it was fun!

    April 7, 2013

  • Dennis

    Good time from beginning to end on a crisp spring day in New York. Thanks to Alan and Ryan for joining me on all four stages of the day. The Rogues were a fun band, I'd see them again.

    April 7, 2013

  • Barbara

    Will see you guys at Stout at 5.

    April 6, 2013

  • Dennis

    We are at O'lunney's on W. 45Th then onto Stout by 4:30...

    April 6, 2013

  • Barbara

    I will see you guys at Stout!

    April 6, 2013

  • Alice

    I might not be able to make the parade, but I will be at Stout.

    April 6, 2013

  • Ilona

    So sorry, Have to back out and stay in PA today. Have a great time!

    April 6, 2013

  • Dennis

    We've gone to McGee's for the parade pre-game two of the last three years and pretty much had the first floor bar area to ourselves so I don't think you'll have trouble finding us. I'll send out my cellphone number and a description of what I'm wearing to all YES RSVPs either late tonight or early tomorrow morning. And once again, look for the guy in the kilt and the skunk sporran.

    April 5, 2013

  • Ann-Marie

    i can only go for the stout party but would love to join in on the festivities

    April 5, 2013

  • George

    how will I know folks from the group at mcgees?

    April 3, 2013

  • Sandi D.

    I'll be in the parade with Clan MacCallum/Malcolm Society. Afterwards heading over to Alewife in LIC with some friends.

    April 1, 2013

  • Alice

    I'll be at the parade and post party at Stout.

    April 1, 2013

  • Danielle

    I will attend the parade.

    March 31, 2013

  • Sile

    Depends a lot on the weather

    March 28, 2013

  • Dennis

    Can you pay at the door? Probably not. The bar will be open to regular patrons as it always is. You'll need a paper bracelet to go downstairs for the concert and 3-hour open bar. They will likely have those next door at Feile and there are usually people selling extras outside, sometimes at a discount. How will you find us? Look for Alan in his kilt and skunk sporran, it's a pretty unique ensemble. It will be crowded, but probably not super mobbed. I'll send my cellphone number to Yes RSVPs the morning of the event or the night before.

    March 28, 2013

  • Lucy

    Do I pay at the door at Stout? How can I find you guys? :)

    March 28, 2013

  • Lucy

    I will meet you guys at Stout at 4pm.

    March 28, 2013

  • Dennis

    The location listed is for the last part of the day only. This is a three-part event

    March 23, 2013

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