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:

Marching Group Sponsors ($1,500)

  • BNY Mellon

  • Relish Caterers


Class Sponsors ($1,000)

  • Peter C. Hein

  • Robert N. McKay, Esq.

  • Carrot-Top Industries

  • Happlabs Tech, Inc.

Patrons (as of 6/13/19)

  • Margaret Frick

  • Michael P. Coneys

  • Christopher M. Norfleet

  • Layton P. Sanders

  • Melissa Zack

  • Raymond J. Manning

  • Alan W. Borst, Jr. Esq.

  • Donald Mark Phillips

  • Justin Brian Tessier

  • Stephen Noonan

  • Laurence S. Simpson DDS

  • James J. Shannon Jr.

  • Todd Holder

  • Anthony Gray

  • Gary L. Dycus

  • Matthew Clark Norgard

  • Kenneth Huntintgon Chase

  • Lorraine Bell

  • Scott Jeffrey

  • Chips Chapman Page

  • Daniel T. L. Coleman

  • David W. Norgard

  • Kent Straat

  • Knickerbocker Greys

  • George Bramwell

  • Barbara Brinkley

  • William A.C. Nemiroff

  • Peter Nemiroff

  • Bonnie Perry

  • Warren Diefendorf III

  • James Grayshaw

  • F. Daniel Le Vert Coleman

  • Brian Gill

  • Joseph Smith

  • William Burpee Richards

  • Eric Hoyle

  • 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)



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


New Jersey Field Music Group


Knickerbocker Greys

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