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Thursday July 21st 
6pm Talk followed by Pimms Wine Reception
The Arsenal Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue (at 64th Street), NYC

The Modernists is the fifth talk in the ASF series, 'The Scots Who Built New York', looks at the influence Scots have had on the contemporary landmarks of New York.  

The illustrated talk is presented by Architect and Architectural Historian  John Kinnear, President of the American Friends of the Georgian Group.

Amongst those featured will be: Frank Lloyd Wright, Edward Lamb (Empire State Building), Charles Renfro (The Highline), and Charles Rennie MacIntosh, to name but a few.

Tickets : Members $45, Non Members $55
To reserve on line  CLICK HERE
or you may download the reply form   HERE

The Sunset Reception, will be held on the roof top garden of the Arsenal, overlooking Central Park (or in the Gallery if rain threatens). 


The New York British-American Societies Summer Garden Party 
Wednesday, 13th July, 6pm
Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway, NYC
with distinguished guest
HM Consul General in New York, Antonia Romeo

We always look forward to this annual garden party, one of those wonderful rare occasions when so many British-American groups come together to meet and mingle. 
Click HERE  to book online  


In these coming weeks there is wonderful theater involving our Scottish community members.  

 The New York Musical Festival  is a month long Festival of theater, the largest annual musical theater festival in America. 

Each summer the Festival presents productions, concerts, readings and special events in the heart of New York City's Theater District. 

This year TWO of the Productions have been created by Scots and the American-Scottish Foundation Member and Friends can enjoy special ticket pricing to the productions.

NYMF offers ASF Members 15% off full price tickets to see Forest Boy and ULTIMATE MAN! at the 2016 Festival. U
se the code AFD15 when booking (max 4 tickets per person/order per performance - limited availability)

Based upon the true story, this original work was  selected from over 900 entries submitted to the New York Musical Festival.  Forest Boy has been c reated by the award-winning Scottish writing partnership of actor/writer Scott Gilmour and composer Claire McKenzie of Noisemaker Productions who are  both graduates of the 

Claire and Scott began collaborating together as students and have gone on to create new works for theaters throughout Britain and are now beginning their international journey.

FOREST BOY begins on September 5th, 2011, when a boy appeared in Berlin claiming to have lived in the forest with his father for the past five years. He had no memory of his past - only that his name was Ray and he traveled to Berlin following the death of his father in the woods.
FOREST BOY is a modern-day fairytale of growing up and, above all, imagination.

The Pearl Theatre, 555 W 42nd Street (10th/11th Avenue)
July 27 to August 2.

The Comic World is in a state of chaos. Joe, the artist who draws the politically savvy ULTIMATE MAN! has lost control of his characters and himself. 
In a desperate attempt to save his beloved Cathy Cookie, he confronts the cartoonist in the Real World.  Faced with the dilemma of creating edgy art or embracing mass appeal in a corporate world, his 
worlds collide in this comic adventure.

From the book by Jane Edith Wilson & Charles Abbott;  Music By Alastair William King;  Lyrics by Paul Gambaccini, Alastair William King & Jane Edith Wilson; Conceived by Paul Gambaccini
Composer and Co-Lyricist Alastair King, was born in Glasgow and now lives in New York.  He is the co-composer/co-book writer for Outlaws -
The Ballad of Billy the Kid (NYMF 2011), composer of The Family Fiorelli (NYMF 2007, NAMT 2008 Finalist, York Theatre Developmental Reading Series 2010/11) and  He is also the composer for 3 children's musicals The Adventures of Superbunny (Midtown International Theatre Festival 2013), to name but a few of his works.

The Pearl Theatre, 555 W 42nd Street (10th/11th Avenue)
July 19 to 26.

Experience the excitement of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival without leaving New York!  A month of great theater.  

Below are highlights of the coming two weeks.

59E59 Theaters  East to Edinburgh Festival featuring - new work from North American companies before they make the journey across the pond to Edinburgh, Scotland.

THE END OF POLITICS   July 14 - 16 at 9.15pm 
"Why even get up in the morning?" asks Bob Bell in his searing and humorous one-man show about the issues that have led to the current 2016 election. 

HAMLET IN BED   July 15 - 17 at 7.15pm 
A noir downtown thriller about sex, death, theater, and the world's most famous play, by Drama Desk nominee Michael Laurence. 

VAN GOGH FIND YOURSELF July 12, 14, 15 at 8.30pm and July 13 at 6.3o
Walter DeForest takes on the complex and elusive creative process as he draws portraits and paints Vincent van Gogh's side of the story. 

 July 12-19 at 6.30om and July 13 at 8.30pm 
Retired hedge fund manager Len Bakerloo, "The World's Greatest Bullshit Detective," goes postal on bullshitters and their bullshit. 

LUCIE POHL: APOHLCALYPSE NOW! July 14- =16 at 6.30pm, July 17 4.30
A hilarious new comedy of terrors from NYC comedian Lucie Pohl--creator of smash hits Hi, Hitler and Cry Me A Liver. Expect bad language, bad decisions, a wedding, a break up, dead rats, and wake up calls from Stephen Baldwin. 

MARILYN & SINATRA July 16 at 2.30pm & 8.30pm and July 17 at 2.30pm
You know the names but you didn't know their love story--until now. This play explores the little-known relationship between two showbiz icons. 

July 16 at 4.30pm, July 20 at 6.30pm and July 24 at 2.30pm
A Brooklyn actress with an unshakeable obsession to triumph in the role of Lady Macbeth confronts her demons as she seeks out the true meaning of success.
New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival -
Highland Games Spotlight:  Highlights of the upcoming months.

ASF are looking forward to attending Highland Games in the weeks ahead.  To help you in your planning, here is a list of leading Games throughout the US and Canada.  

If you have a Games you would like us to list please email us at

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Inc. -
30-31 Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering -

Annual Highland Games -
5-7 Colorado Scottish Festival  -
12-14 Fergus Scottish Festival -
19-21 Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival - www.bnhv.or/scottish
20 Maine Highland Games -
20-21 Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering -
27 Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games
29 Green Hill Highland Games

Virginia Scottish Games -
8-11 Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival -
10 Columbus Scottish Festival -
16-18 New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival -
17 Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering -
23-24 St. Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival -
23 - 25 Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival -
24 Ligonier Highland Games -


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