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The American-Scottish Foundation in conjunction with 
the Franklin D Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum
and the National Parks Service
presents from
August 1st through September 30th

ASF Members & Friends are invited to 
A special opening reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
on Monday, August 1 
in the Wallace Centerm FDR Presidential Library, Hyde Park

Refreshments will be served. 

The exhibition of the photographic work of award winning Scottish photographer Ken Paterson, takes you on a journey into John Muir's world from Dunbar to Yosemite. 

Visitors will learn more about John Muir, the Scot who did so much to spearhead the formation of America's National Parks.

The exhibit is part of the National Centennial Celebration of National Parks Service.

ASF is arranging a trip for early September, from NYC.  The day will include a guided tour of Hyde Park, visit to FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt's homes, with view of the exhibit,   

ASF Office on 212 605 0338 e.

SUMMER THEATER SPOTLIGHT:  news of wonderful theater involving our Scottish community members.  

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 

Special Ticket Prce for ASF Members 15% off full price tickets 
to see Forest Boy.  

Use code AFD15 when booking tickets (max. 4 tickets per person/order per performance - limited availability)

FOREST BOY begins when, on September 5th, 2011, 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 fairy tale of growing up and, above all, imagination.

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

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.

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. 
JUL 24 AT 2:30

A parody of a funeral, The Eulogy features a menagerie of characters whose inept and inapt speeches give anything but a proper homage. 
JUL 23 &24 AT 4:30

Unable to recover from the accidental death of her sister, Emma struggles for her sanity and her life in writer/composer Jessica Avellino's thrilling debut musical. 
JUL 23, 28, 29, 30 AT 6:30

This story of a man who endlessly builds additions onto his suburban home until it engulfs all of humanity explores the cost of endless ambition.
JUL 23 AT 8:30

Comedian and VICE contributor Harmon Leon's new solo show takes you along on his adventure infiltrating extreme hate groups-- to meet the ridiculous people behind the hate. Plus songs! 
JUL 28, 29 & 30 AT 8:30

Standup comedian, storyteller and clown Jeff Seal gives you his side of the story. 
JUL 24 AT 7:30, JUL 26 AT 6:30, JUL 27 AT 8:30

One actress gives an authentic, theatrical, and compelling solo performance that breathes life into long-forgotten African-American women's voices. 
JUL 30 & 31 AT 2:30, JUL 31 AT 7:30

Phoenicia Festival of the Voice : August 4 - 7
Salute to Shakespeare

This year Phoenicia salutes Shakespeare.  From Kiss Me Kate, to Hamlet to Muse of Fire and Otello - from a tribute to the Beatles and a Festive Celtic Gala.

Two hours north of New York, in the heart of the Catskills, 
The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice presents 25 events in 8 venues with world class performers joining local talented artists.

The American-Scottish Foundation will be there, honored to be a part of all that is occuring.

Highlights of the weekend include: 

August 4                            
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage
The Paul Green Rock Academy, young musicians from the Hudson Valley 
August 5 - 7                      
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Phoenicia Park Lounge
August 5                             2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wesleyan Church
August 5                             3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage
August 5                            5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
STS Playhouse
August 5                            8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage
Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, American classic by Cole Porter
August 6                           
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Catholic Church
August 6                          2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
STS Playhouse
August 6                          3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage
August 6                          
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage
Music of Thomas Pasatieri brings to life Juliet, Lady Macbeth, and Desdemona
August 6                           8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage
Verdi's Otello "one who loved not wisely but too well."
August 7                           1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
STS Playhouse
August 7                           4:30 pm
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage
Breathtaking traditional music - performances by soloists Noeleen Ni Cholla and Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride and young musicians of An Crann Og

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

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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