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About Flag Day

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. While not a federal holiday, this special day is observed across the nation, from small towns to big cities, often with parades. Since 1916, Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York has hosted the Flag Day Parade, Celebration, and Open House here in New York City.

The parade is one of the longest running parades in our city, and in its early years, one of the largest. Thousands of marchers participate from organizations such as the NYPD, FDNY, civic associations, veterans groups, various historical societies, and most importantly, New York City public schools. Along the Parade route the marchers distribute small American flags to passersby. The Parade ends at the Grandstand at the corner of Broad and Pearl, just outside the steps of Fraunces Tavern, beneath a four-story American flag hanging from the Museum’s façade.

At the Grandstand where various local dignitaries, military veterans, and local community leaders gather, the “What the American Flag Means to Me” essay contest winners read their essays and receive their prizes. Songs are performed by school children, and brief remarks are made honoring “Old Glory” and the parade supporters.

Contact Information

All press inquiries should be directed to Amy Kennard, Communications & Marketing Manager, at 212-425-1778, ext. 218.

For more information on sponsorship and support, please contact
Diego Foronda, Development Officer, at 212-425-1778 ext.225

All other inquiries should be directed to Colyn Hunt, SRNY Events & Membership Manager, at 212-425-1776.

Schedule of Events

PARADE ~ 12:00pm
The Parade steps off from City Hall and travels down Broadway towards Fraunces Tavern (exact parade route determined by NYPD day-of).

CEREMONY ~ 12:30pm
The Ceremony takes place in front of Fraunces Tavern (Corner of Broad St. & Pearl St.)

OPEN HOUSE ~ 12:00-5:00pm
Enjoy $1 Admission Museum admission all day long!

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Learn more about the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, the organization which has hosted the Flag Day Parade, Celebration, and Open house for 103 years!


The Flag Day Parade, Celebration, and Open House is made possible in part by contributions from the following generous supporters:

Class Sponsor ($1,000)

  • Peter C. Hein

  • Robert N. McKay, Esq.

  • Carrot-Top Industries

  • Happlabs Tech, Inc.

Patrons (as of 5/15/19)

  • Michael P. Coneys

  • Margaret Frick

  • Knickerbocker Greys

  • Christopher M. Norfleet

  • Layton P. Sanders

  • Melissa Zack

  • Raymond J. Manning

Marching Groups (as of 5/15/19)

  • PS 150Q Select Chorus

  • PS 2 Meyer London

  • PS 414 Brooklyn Arbor

  • New York State Society Southern Dames of America

  • Knickerbocker Chapter NSDAR

  • Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York Color Guard

  • New York City Chapter NSDAR

  • Mary Washington Colonial Chapter NSDAR

  • The Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York

  • Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Captain Oliver Tilden Camp #26

  • United War Veterans Council