Hosted by Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc.
June 14, 2019
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.
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!
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:
Marching Group Sponsors ($1,500)
Class Sponsors ($1,000)
Peter C. Hein
Robert N. McKay, Esq.
Happlabs Tech, Inc.
Patrons (as of 6/13/19)
Michael P. Coneys
Christopher M. Norfleet
Layton P. Sanders
Raymond J. Manning
Alan W. Borst, Jr. Esq.
Donald Mark Phillips
Justin Brian Tessier
Laurence S. Simpson DDS
James J. Shannon Jr.
Gary L. Dycus
Matthew Clark Norgard
Kenneth Huntintgon Chase
Chips Chapman Page
Daniel T. L. Coleman
David W. Norgard
William A.C. Nemiroff
Warren Diefendorf III
F. Daniel Le Vert Coleman
William Burpee Richards
Ambrose M. Richardson III
Steven P. Trusnovec
Jonathan Wolk Ridgeway
Stephen T. Whelan
NYC Chapter of the National Society US Daughters of 1812
Anthony D.E. Wellman
James E. Rhodes
Brockton B. Bosson
Charles M. Hug
Marching Groups (as of 6/13/19)
FDNY CEREMONIAL UNIT
NYC SANITATION DEPARTMENT
NYC Sanitation Department Honor Guard
NYC Department of Sanitation Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society
P.S. 150Q Select Chorus P.S. 2 Meyer London School
P.S. 214 P.S. 414 Brooklyn Arbor
1976 Cadillac Eldorado driven by Fran DiBacco
FIFE AND DRUM CORPS
New Jersey Field Music Group
SOCIETIES & HERITAGE ORGANIZATIONS
Saint Andrew's Society Of The State Of New York
New York State Society of the Cincinnati
Saint Nicholas Society
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,
Oliver Tilden Camp #26
Naval Order of the United States
Colonial Dames of America
NSDAR New York City Chapter
NSDAR Mary Washington Colonial Chapter
NSDAR Manhattan Chapter
NSDAR Richmond County Chapter
NSDAR Knickerbocker Chapter
NSDAR Increase Carpenter Chapter
NSDAR Fort Greene Chapter
Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York
Society of Daughters of Holland Dames
The American-Scottish Foundation
United War Veterans Council
Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage
BNY Mellon Veterans Network
New York Society Southern Dames of America
World War I Centennial Committee for New York City
Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc.
Carrying Flags from America’s Revolutionary War Period