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Lafayette arrives in NYC for the Bicentennial Tour Kickoff!

August 16 August 18

It is with great joy and excitement that Co-Chairs Susan Joy and AFL COO Chuck Schwam announce the events for the “kick-off weekend” of the Bicentennial of Lafayette’s Farewell Tour of American in New York City! Although we are still finalizing plans, please mark your calendar for August 15–18, 2024. Some of the events will be for the members of the American Friends of Lafayette only due to capacity limits.  

Join us for a procession up Broadway to City Hall just as Lafayette was welcomed 200 years ago!

The wend events will include plays, music, educational discussions, parlor games, dance lessons, period costumes and food, children’s crafts and more to be held at locations throughout the city including the Park Avenue Armory, French Consulate and French Cultural Center, Fraunces Tavern Museum and the Alexander Hamilton Customs House. Historic walks will be offered to visit the locations visited by Lafayette himself too!

Admittance to the member events will be part of the 2024 American Friends of Lafayette Annual Meeting registration which will open in January and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limit of 200 attendees.  Be sure to join or renew your membership now so you are alerted when registration opens. And follow us at Lafayette200.org!

Co-Chairs of this weekend are Susan Joy and Marc Minker and AFL COO Chuck Schwam. They will be with Lafayette and his other historic friends of the time to welcome everyone in person for these extraordinary events in NYC next year!! 

New York, NY