Battles of Trenton and Princeton, NJ

BAR Retreat Fort Lee, NJ

Annual Meeting of 5th NY

Our Annual Meeting is either Nov 11 or 12, 2017. More info to follow.

Battle of White Plains

The Battle of White Plains was a battle in the New York and New Jersey campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought on October 28, 1776, near White Plains, New York. Following the retreat of George Washington‘s Continental Army northward from New York City, British General William Howe landed troops in Westchester County, intending to cut off Washington’s escape route. Alerted to this move, Washington retreated farther, establishing a position in the village of White Plains but failed to establish firm control over local high ground. Howe’s troops drove Washington’s troops from a hill near the village; following this loss, Washington ordered the Americans to retreat farther north.

Later British movements chased Washington across New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. Washington then crossed the Delaware and surprised a brigade of Hessian troops in the December 26 Battle of Trenton.

Burning of Kingston, NY

The Burning of Kingston is a weekend-long celebration of American history, bravery, sacrifice and resilience. On a Fall October day in 1777, British troops set fire to the newly established first capital of the State of New York – Kingston. Burning down almost the entire town, over 300 buildings, the event was a dramatic moment in the American Revolution that only hardened the determination of colonists to gain independence. A biennial event, The Burning of Kingston is a mix of re-enactment, commemoration, and celebration.

Twin Forts Day

Our Home Event

Tappan Colonial Day – Dinner at Jon’s House

Paoli Massacre – Twilight Reenactment in PA

September 23, 2017  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – 240th Anniversary of the Paoli Massacre Twilight Reenactment.   There will be an evening reenactment of the Paoli Massacre on Saturday, September 23, 2017.    The British will march through town to surprise and attack the Patriots, burn some canvas and brush huts while the Patriots try to rally and defend..    Sponsored by the 3rd PA Light and 43rd Regiment of Foot.   The Facebook page can be found at  For more information contact Dave Hospador at

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Battle of Brandywine 240th Anniv.

September 16 to 17, 2017 – (A CL/BB sanctioned event) Join in the 240th anniversary of the “Battle of Brandywine” on the original historic ground at Sandy Hollow Heritage Park, Birmingham Township, PA.   The 43rd Regiment of Foot and Ninth PA Regiment invite you to participate in a major 240th commemoration of the Battle of Brandywine on the original battlefield.  Effort will be made to approximate the original engagement using the adjacent horse farm and woodland as well as Sandy Hollow, now a wide open grassy township park where the Marquis de Lafayette was wounded, a battlefield a mile long.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.   Registration deadline is August 20th.  This event has been sanctioned for the 2017 season by the Continental Line and the British Brigade.    For more information contact Paul Loane at (British) or Patrick Jordan at  (Allied)

B.A.R. Firelock Match, Old Saratoga Muzzle loading Club

On Friday the 9th we will start setting up camp. You can arrive as early as 9 AM or as late as you wish. If you plan on coming on Saturday arrive around 9 am. There will be someone to help you get settled. The Match will start on Saturday 10 am sharp. Saturday is an individual competition. Certificates will be for High Aggregate, the total score for rifle, musket and pistol targets. You don’t have to shoot all three to qualify for high aggregate. Two of the three is all that is necessary.  There will also be certificates awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in rifle and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in musket. We are working hard on a number of non‐paper, novelty targets for you to try, maybe for light competition or maybe just for fun. There will be a woods walk with iron silhouettes, a tomahawk/knife throw, and a “split the ball on an axe blade and break two targets with the same ball” deal. We will be doing the woods walk as a “blanket shoot” so bring an item of no more than $20 value to put on the blanket, drawing will be by order of finish. We are also working on a Trap shoot. We will have lead shot, clay birds and wads for those who want to try their luck. You will need to supply your own powder, just bring some of the blanks you would use at events.   Volunteers to help man some of these events are welcomed. Let us know ahead of time if you can. For the team competitions, four person teams will compete. There will be 5 events each for rifle and musket teams. Most targets will be a variety of breakables and knock downs. Of course there will be festive fellowship on Saturday night.

Brown’s Raid – Fort Ticonderoga, NY


Constitutional Island

Fort Wellington, Prescott, Ontario Canada

Battle of Bennington, VT

During the summer of 1777, the British put in motion an ambitious campaign designed to isolate New England from the rest of the colonies and thereby crush the American rebellion. For two months, General John Burgoyne led his army down the Lake Champlain-Hudson River corridor toward Albany with apparent ease, capturing several American forts along the way. In August, however, he found himself in desperate need of provisions, wagons, cattle, and horses. Burgoyne then made the fateful decision to send an expeditionary force to the small town of Bennington, Vermont to capture these much needed supplies.

At the Battle of Bennington, which took place between August 14 and 16, the British army and its Canadian, Indian, and Loyalist supporters faced Patriots defending their newly proclaimed independence. What might have seemed like a minor victory for the Patriots contributed to the British defeat at Saratoga a few months later and thus helped decide who would win the American War of Independence.

Old Sturbridge Village

Montcalms Cross F+I Verplanks

contact Joe Ryan for F+I accoutrements

Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the epic 1758 Battle of Carillon! Witness how the British amassed the largest army in North American history to date yet was stunningly defeated by a French army a quarter of its size. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23 from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm. Highlighted programming featured throughout the weekend brings to life the story of the courageous French soldiers that protected their lines of defense against all odds. Visitors will meet the British and Provincial soldiers who gave their utmost to drive the French from the rocky peninsula and fortress of Carillon, later named Ticonderoga. Experience the fog of war and smoky haze of battle as the French and British armies maneuver across Fort Ticonderoga

Battle of Hubbardton 240th Anniversary

BY INVITATION ONLY  – The Vermont Division of Historic Preservation along with the Revolutionary War Department of the Living History Association and the Brigade of the American Revolution present the weekend commemoration of the Battle of Hubbbardton.   Host units are the 24th Regiment of Foot and Greaton’s 3rd Massachusetts.  Plans call for tacticals both Saturday and Sunday afternoons and the recreation of the Battle Sunday Morning.  We will also be having a last man standing firing competition.   The BAR is doing an educational presentation called “The People of Hubbardton.”  For more information about the BAR educational program, send an email to Brian Zawodniak at . The invitation, registration and schedule are attached below.  Units interested should e-mail   for information.    Registration is limited to 500 participants only, so register early.    For Crown Forces, contact Paul Novotny at   American Forces should contact Dave Bernier at

Highland Falls July 4 Parade

Huguenot Street

Presentations for Huguenot Street- July 1, 2017 

Colonial open fire cooking

Butter Churning

Hand-dipping candles

Colonial Seamstress and Weaver

Blacksmithing and Musket ball molding

Carpentry and Cooperage

Regimental encampment, military drills and bayonet demonstrations

National Constitution Center 4th of July Celebration

BAR 240th Anniv. Battle of Short Hills

June 32 & 24, 2017 – On the cornerof the original Battle of Short Hills, this 88 acre site was formerly Oak Ridge Golf Course which went defunct almost ten years ago.  Since then the terrain has been evened into a gentle sloping hill with numerous tree lines.  An orgiinal 1730’s homestead heads the property.   Ample parking for the public and reenactors is available as well as a small section for RV’s and modern camping.   Wood, water, straw and ports-sans will be provided for reenactors and patrons.  More information pertaining to the battle will be releases as it comes on a website ( ) to be developed by mid-February 2017.   The Battle of Short Hills is brought to you by the Brigade of the American Revolution and the Mid-Atlantic Department of the Continental Line and the British Brigade.  The host units are the B.A.R and 3rd NJ Regiment and the 22nd Regiment of Foot.   For further information contact Paul Tofani at or or use the Contact form below.

Peekskill W3R Wayside exhibit

Ladies and Gentlemen:


Jim Johnson is trying to get the relevant historical societies to dedicate the W3R wayside exhibits once they install them.  Peekskill has begun planning a ceremony for 17 June between 13:00-14:00.

If anyone is interested in attending this event, please RSVP ASAP.

Jim Johnson is the contact for this event. (

1781 British Invasion of Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

In 1781, Virginia felt the full force of the Revolutionary War.[1] Beginning in January, troops led by Benedict Arnold conducted raids along the James River. By May, Arnold’s men and troops led by Maj. Gen. William Phillips had joined a larger British force under Lord Cornwallis that had moved into Virginia from the south. This invading army would scatter the Virginia government and create turmoil through a swath of the state – before ultimately surrendering to the combined French and American forces at Yorktown on October 19. Within the turmoil of invasion, a heroic action by a young Virginian thwarted the British capture of Virginia’s governor, Thomas Jefferson, and members of the Virginia Assembly. The hero in this instance was John “Jack” Jouett, Jr., a 26-year-old resident of the small town of Charlottesville near Jefferson’s Monticello.

Upon learning that Virginia’s legislature was reconvening in Charlottesville after evacuating the capital at Richmond, Cornwallis dispatched Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton to capture the governor and assemblymen. Tarleton traveled swiftly, mostly at night, and counted on catching the Virginians by surprise. He pushed hard before stopping to rest men and horses somewhere in the vicinity of the Louisa Court House on the evening of June 3. This is where Jouett observed the British and guessed their destination.

According to Jefferson’s account, Jouett knew the “byways of the neighborhood, passed the enemy’s encampment, rode all night, and before sunrise of the next day [June 4] called at Monticello.” This would have been a hazardous ride of approximately 40 miles. Legend has Jefferson offering Jouett a glass of good Madeira before he continued on to Charlottesville to rouse the assemblymen there.

After Jouett’s departure, Jefferson ordered a carriage made ready for his family and offered breakfast to the members of the legislature who were staying at Monticello. Jefferson sent his family to safety at a neighboring farm but remained behind, perhaps to gather needed papers, when he received a second warning from a neighbor, Christopher Hudson, that the British troops were ascending Monticello mountain. Hudson related that he found Jefferson “perfectly tranquil, and undisturbed” but urged him to leave immediately. According to Hudson, Monticello was surrounded “in ten minutes at farthest by a troop of light-horse.” Jefferson described how he avoided the main road and traveled through the woods to join his family.

Tarleton did not remain long in Charlottesville. He managed to catch seven legislators, but most of the assemblymen escaped across the Blue Ridge Mountains to the town of Staunton. Meanwhile, believing his term as governor had expired, Jefferson escorted his family to safety at their farm, Poplar Forest, near Lynchburg, and remained there until the middle of the summer. When the members of the General Assembly reconvened in Staunton, they immediately voted Jack Jouett a pair of pistols and a sword as symbols of gratitude, but a proposal was put forward for an inquiry into Jefferson’s actions. The inquiry ultimately was dropped, yet Jefferson insisted on appearing before the lawmakers in December to respond to charges of mishandling his duties and abandoning leadership at a critical moment. He reported that he had believed it understood that he was leaving office and that he had discussed with other legislators the advantages of Gen. Thomas Nelson, a commander of the state militia, being appointed governor. Jefferson recognized that he was “unprepared – for the command of armies” and that given the critical conditions, “the union of the civil and military power in the same hands, at this time would greatly facilitate military measures.”

Though Jefferson succeeded in justifying his actions to the legislature, the events surrounding the British invasion of Virginia would haunt him. In subsequent national elections, political opponents would accuse him of incompetence, negligence, and even cowardice in his handling of the governorship during the events of 1781. Through the rest of his life Jefferson wrestled with the stings of these accusations, and he worked to ensure that his actions were accurately represented in the history of the American Revolution. As for Jack Jouett, he had to wait a few years to receive the promised pistols and sword. And though sometimes referred to as the “Paul Revere of the South,” Jouett never gained the widespread fame granted Revere by Longfellow’s poem.

Memorial Day Parade Bronxville

Memorial Day Parade Chappaqua

Somers Middle School

Siege of Boston, Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, MA


Artillery School – Huntington Homestead – UTA

Raid on Spell Hall, Nathanael Greene Homestead, Coventry RI


May 6 & 7, 2017 – The Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead will be hosting a Revolutionary War reenactment on their 15 acres in Coventry, RI.   This should prove to be a very exciting event!! There will be authentic Continenatl and British military camps, musket and cannon demonstrations, tours of the completely restored 1770 home of Gen. Nathanael Greene, Spell Hall, which is a National Historic Landmark.   The highlight of each day will be two battles in which Continental Regulars along with French and militia troops will battle British Regulars and Loyalist Troops intent on taking the home of George Washington’s second in command and most trusted general.   We have recently opened up quite a bit of fields.    Hosted by the 3rd MA Regt.  Captain Dave Bernier commanding, Le 13theme Regiment Bourbonnais, Ian Graves commander, and HM 54th of Foot, Major Steve Gardner, commanding.   18th century craftsmen, artisans and sutlers are welcome.   All units and individuals wishing to participate please contact Dave Procaccini at .  The registration form is attached below.  For more information visit the website or visit the Facebook page  or use the “contact” form.

BAR School of the Soldier + Membership Meeting

The Brigade’s 54th Annual School of the Soldier and Annual Meeting will provide members with learning opportunities in a variety of topics, ranging from history and material culture to tactics, event planning, and safety, all of which we hope will be of interest to our membership.
As with last year’s School we have been asked by site officials to split our classes between our organizational birthplace, New Windsor Cantonment, and Knox’s Headquarters, about a mile from New Windsor. Saturday’s program will be at Knox’s Headquarters, while the Annual Meeting and Sunday’s activities will take place at New Windsor Cantonment.
Camping will be available at the Cantonment for those so interested.
The schedule of activities is as follows:
Saturday, April 23rd – Knox’s Headquarters:
8:00 AM – Coffee and Registration
9:00 AM – First Formation/Safety Inspection
9:30 AM – Field Work – Passing the Defile – Using the original military road that runs through the site towards the Cantonment, we will practice reducing the column to pass over a narrow bridge, and the steps needed to defend the column from attack, or to make and sustain an attack. Our lessons will be reinforced in the afternoon tactical demonstration.
10:30 AM -“Keeping Horse and Rider Together, Safely” by Peter Schaaphok, Tallmadges Troop, 2nd Regiment, Light Dragoons.. The Light Dragoons of both the British and American armies performed important duties. Learn about the elements that make up the equipment of horse and rider, and how they function, how dragoons operated in the field, including their service and tactics, and for our use of horse during tacticals, how to safely interact with mounted troops.
12:00 – Nooning – on your own.
1:00 PM – Swearing in of New Officers; Remembrance of Brigade Members deceased in the past year. Following our ceremonies, we will resume drill from the morning session, which will roll into our tactical demonstration, utilizing the unique features of the site to reinforce the lessons of our drills.
2:30 PM – “The 18th Century Way of Death: Customs and Practices for Military and Civilians” by Henry Cooke, 10th Mass. Death was no stranger to households and military camps, but the way that the passing of persons was observed told much about their status in life. The class will be in two parts: the first in the parlor of the Ellison House with the coffin of the deceased discussing funeral practices, the manner of “putting on mourning”, and mourning material culture, including the buttons, buckles, gloves, swords and other items. For the second part of the class, we will re-create a military funeral procession, bearing the coffin to its “burying place” with appropriate solemnities, and concluding with a salute of musketry.
3:30 PM Final Formation
4:00 PM Open House at the Mount Edmonston House hosted by the National Temple Hill Association .
7:30 PM – 54th Annual Meeting of the Brigade of the American Revolution, at the Temple of Virtue, New Windsor Cantonment

Sunday, April 24th – New Windsor Cantonment
8:30 AM – Coffee and Registration
9:15 AM – Divine Service
10:00 AM – Drill and Evolutions
11:00 AM – “It’s not the report of the gun…but the effectiveness of the shot: Shooting live and organizing a Brigade Firelock Match” by Rich Patterson, 3rd NY Regiment. “Shooting at marks” was an important part of the training of soldiers in the Revolution, and an essential part of our ability to accurately understand and interpret our military weapons. Rich will take new and old shooters through a typical Brigade Firelock match weekend, and how you can organize such a shoot for your own unit of for the Brigade.
12:00 – Nooning on your own
1:00 PM – “Grand Forage 1778: The Battleground Around New York City” by Todd Braisted, 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers. Todd will discuss the subject of his latest book on this little known aspect of the Revolutionary War, its purpose, and the people on both sides who were involved in or affected by the series of battles, skirmishes, and maneuvers that left George Washington and Sir Henry Clinton playing a deadly game of chess in the lower Hudson Valley as a prelude to the British invasion of the Southern colonies. Copies of Todd’s book will be available for purchase. This is one not to be missed!
2:00 PM – Drill and Evolutions, culminating in a tactical demonstration for the public.
2:45 PM – “Back to the Source: Original Uniforms of the Revolutionary War” by Henry Cooke, 10th Mass. & Brigade Inspector – The Brigade prides itself on its authenticity in its clothing and equipment. Henry will reveal the details of construction as found in several extant uniforms of the era that can help you to make your uniform look more accurate, and function better.
3:45 PM – Final Formation and Retreat.

Contacts: Henry Cooke and Bob Winowitch
Saturday: Parking and Carpools from Hanaford’s parking lot, limited parking on site for public, no street parking.
See BAR Face Book pages for updates.

or the BAR website

240th Anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield, CT


The Battle of Ridgefield was a battle and a series of skirmishes between American and British forces during the American Revolutionary War. The main battle was fought in the village of Ridgefield, Connecticut on April 27, 1777 and more skirmishing occurred the next day between Ridgefield and the coastline near modern Westport, Connecticut.

On April 25, 1777 a British force under the command of the Royal Governor of the Province of New York, Major General William Tryon landed between Fairfield and Norwalk (in what is now Westport), and marched from there to Danbury. There they destroyed Continental Army supplies after chasing off a small garrison of troops. When word of the British troop movements spread, Connecticut militia leaders sprang into action. Major General David Wooster, Brigadier General Gold S. Silliman, and Brigadier General Benedict Arnold raised a combined force of roughly 700 Continental Army regular and irregular local militia forces to oppose the British, but could not reach Danbury in time to prevent the destruction of the supplies. Instead, they set out to harass the British on their return to the coast.

The company led by General Wooster twice attacked Tryon’s rear guard during their march south on April 27. In the second encounter, Wooster was mortally wounded; he died five days later. The main encounter then took place at Ridgefield, where several hundred militia under Arnold’s command confronted the British and were driven away in a running battle down the town’s main street, but not before inflicting casualties on the British. Additional militia forces arrived, and the next day they continued to harass the British as they returned to Compo Beach, where the fleet awaited them. Arnold regrouped the militia and some artillery to make a stand against the British near their landing site, but his position was flanked and his force scattered by artillery fire and a bayonet charge.

The expedition was a tactical success for the British forces, but their actions in pursuing the raid galvanized Patriot support in Connecticut. While the British again made raids on Connecticut’s coastal communities (including a second raiding expedition by Tryon in 1779 and a 1781 raid led by Arnold after his defection to the British side), they made no more raids that penetrated far into the countryside.

Battle of Bound Brook – Middlebrook, NJ


The Battle of Bound Brook

(April 13, 1777) was a surprise attack conducted by British and Hessian forces against a Continental Army outpost at Bound Brook, New Jersey during the American Revolutionary War. The British objective of capturing the entire garrison was not met, although prisoners were taken. The American commander, Major General Benjamin Lincoln, left in great haste, abandoning papers and personal effects.

Late on the evening of April 12, 1777, four thousand British and Hessian troops under the command of Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis marched from the British stronghold of New Brunswick. All but one detachment reached positions surrounding the outpost before the battle began near daybreak the next morning. During the battle, most of the 500-man garrison escaped by the unblocked route. American reinforcements arrived in the afternoon, but not before the British plundered the outpost and began the return march to New Brunswick.

MAD Officer/NCO School of Instruction

Below is a TENTATIVE Schedule””:


Training Schedule

MAD Officer/NCO School of Instruction

March 25-26, 2017



          8 PM:  Meeting of all presenters to go over weekend plans



            9 AM:  Briefing an overview in auditorium, then move to field

            9:30- 11 AM:  Company formations 

                                    – Sizing a company

                                    – Placement of officers and NCOs in company formation, parade, firing, and marching.


            11 AM – 11:30 AM:  Break and move to auditorium


            11:30 AM- 12:30 PM:  Battalion Formations

                                    –  Difference between administrative and tactical organization

                                    – Staff officers at Regimental and Brigade level

                                    –  Proper formation of a battalion of infantry


            12:30 – 1:30 PM:   Nooning


            1:30 – 4 PM:  Battalion Maneuvers  training field

                                    –  Forming the battalion

                                    – Forming a column from a line, displaying a column into a line

                                    – Defiles

                                    – Repelling Cavalry


            4PM – 4:30 PM:  Break and move to auditorium


            4:30 – 6 PM:  Round Robin

                                    – Books and manuals of the well read officer

                                    – Paperwork that should be used at CL events

                                    – Reenactorisms


            8 PM:  Seminar:  Organizing a CL event                                                                       





          10 AM-11AM:  Duties and behavior of officers and NCO’s

                                                –Pass out handouts with items we are standardizing


            11AM-12:30 AM:  The Von Steuben Drill 


            12:30- 1:30 PM:  Nooning


            1:30 – 3:00:  Putting it all together – Battalion Evolutions


            3-3:30 PM:  Training review and discussion.  Feedback from participants.




Peekskill St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Parking on street near Assumption Church (no fee) with the troops gathering at Bean Runner Cafe for a quick bite before formation.

White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade

We all look forward to the 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 11th, 2017!  The White Plains Parade, like so many across the County and across the World, celebrates the contributions of the Irish people to humankind through their rich culture and music, their indomitable courage and spirit, and their legendary warmth and humor.

The White Plains Parade has grown exponentially, and last year had Five Divisions, with over 26 musical performances, five floats, and 90 groups participating.  This year we expect the Parade to be even larger and we welcome new participants, so join the Parade Route as part of a group or as a spectator. Our contact information is here.

Of course, the celebration continues in White Plains after the Parade with the Cultural Tour that provides an opportunity to visit many White Plains venues for as much corned beef and cabbage as you can eat, other food and drink, and lots of Irish Music and Dance.

So, mark your calendars now, and come join the best St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Westchester County, with a celebration like none other.


Parking passes are available for free. Jon will be at the Hamilton Avenue parking lot Space 218, starting at 11am. Meet him there for your free parking pass. Streets closures start around 11:30 so we recommend you arrive closer to 11am.

Here are your 2017 parade instructions:

Check In Tables Location:

Escort Division, Division 1 and Division 2

Your table will be located near the cleaners at

Mamaroneck Ave. and Edgewood

Division 3 and Division 4

Your check in table will be located near the CVS

store on Mamaroneck Ave. opposite S. Broadway

Bands/Groups are requested to have a band/group

representative check in at your assigned table no later

than 11:15 A.M.

The 20th. Annual White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday March 11, 2017 at 12 Noon



Line of March Zone 1 Coordinator: Jim Noonan

Marshal: Terry Conroy


Police Motorcycle Escort Units                                                                                                         White Plains, Harrison, Mamaroneck Village, Mount Kisco, Mount Vernon, M.T.A., New Castle,                                                     New Rochelle, New York State, Ossining, Peekskill, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe,                                             Westchester County, Yonkers, Yorktown, Greenwich and Stamford, Ct.



Hon. John Martin



Hon. Joseph “Mayor Joe” Delfino            Driven by: Joanne Bertram                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


WHITE PLAINS CITY OFFICIALS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mayor      Hon. Thomas Roach


COMMON COUNCIL MEMBERS                                                                                                               Hon. John Kirkpatrick, Hon. Dennis E. Krolian, Hon. Milagros Lecuona,                                                                                  Hon. John Martin, Hon. Nadine Hunt-Robinson and Hon. Beth N. Smayda


WHITE PLAINS CITY COURT JUDGE                                                                                                         Hon. Joann Friia



Rosemarie Eller, Jim Hricay, Cayne Letizia, Rose Lovitch, Charlie Norris and Randy Stein



County Executive                                                                 Robert Astorino
                                 County LegislatorDistrict 5                                               Benjamin Boykin II



New York State Senator                                                        George Latimer                                                                                                New York State Senator                                                        Andrea Stewart-Cousins

New York State Assemblyman                                             David Buchwald

Representing Governor Andrew Cuomo                               Peter Harkham



United States Congresswoman                                             Nita M. Lowey





Marshal: Terry Conroy


United States Marine Corps Color Guard

MAG – 49 Detachment Bravo A.N.G.B. Stewart

Newburgh, N.Y.


Marine Corps League

Westchester Detachment and Young Marines   Patrick Ford Commanding




2016 ESCORT DIVISION HONOR PIPE BAND                                                              

Iona College Pipes and Drums                                                        


Grand Marshal Color Guard

New York State Police Color Guard – Troop K


GRAND MARSHAL                                                                       Kevin Keane


Family and Friends of the Grand Marshal




Patricia Murray Dadario, Mary Ellen Dervin, Maryfaith Fortunate

Billy Blaine W.P.F.D., Casey Egan, Robert O’Toole                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  



PAST GRAND MARSHALS                                                                                                               Frank McMahon 1998*, Joan McGovern1999*, John R. McCarthy 2000, Eleanor McDonald 2001*, John Martin 2002,                                    Joseph P. Davidson 2003*, Mary Ann Megan 2004, Michael O’Donnell 2005, Michael Foley 2006, Robert Hyland 2007,                                              John Harrington 2008, Marie McMahon 2009, Thomas P. Devine 2010, Sr. Susan Merritt R.D.C., representing The Sisters of the Divine Compassion 2011, Fr. Thomas Collins 2012, Michael Daly 2013, Mary Helen Jordan 2014, Mary Beth Walsh 2015, representing Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Lt. William Bertram W.P.P.D. Ret. 2016                                                                                                                  * Deceased





Frank McMahon Division 1

Marshals: Vin Finnegan, Mile O’Donnell and Will Segal                                                    


Section A

  1. Westchester Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes and Drums                
  2.  City of White Plains Professional Firefighters, Local 274      Firefighter Joseph Carrier President
  3. City of White Plains Fire Department Truck                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.     Reiman Autobody – Vintage Ford Mustang with N.Y. Yankee Logo and a very special N.Y. Yankee Guest                          Driven by: John Iodice


Section B                                                                                                                                               1. Police Emerald Society of Westchester Pipes and Drums                                                          2.   Police Emerald Society of Westchester   Police Officer Peter Van Slyck President                                                                                        3.   Westchester County Corrections Emerald Society   Corrections Officer Jeremy Hurley President                                                                 4.   White Plains Police Benevolent Association – Detective Michael Perry Memorial Police Car P.O. Robert Riley President                                               5. FLOAT 1 O’Rourke/Boyd School of Irish Dance         Sponsored by: Hudson Grille & Lilly’s                                                                                      



Section C

  1. Police Officer Stephen B. Driscoll Memorial Pipe and Drum Band
  2. N.Y.S. F.O.P. Lodge 704 Stephen B. Driscoll, Carmel, N.Y. Joanne Viola President                                                                                                                                    3.    Mc Gruff the Crime Fighting Dog and F.O.P. Lodge 704 Motorcycle Unit


Section D                                                                                                                                                       

  1. New York State Court Officers Pipes and Drums
  2. New York State Court Officers Association                                                                                                                                                                                                             3.    1951 Antique Chevy Woody Wagon           Driven by: Jack DeLuca
  3. The RDC Center for Counseling and Development   FLOAT and Truck                                                                                                                                                   5.     WFAS Radio


Section E                                                                                                                                                                        

  1. Rockland County Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipes and Drums
  2. Ancient Order of Hibernians Myles Scully Division 1, Yonkers, N.Y  Kevin Ellis President 3.   Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 19, Yonkers, N.Y.             Allison Burke President                                                    4. New Rochelle Irish Benevolent Society


Section F                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Archbishop Stepanic High School Crusaders Band                                                                                              2. O.L.S. Men’s Club                                                                                                                                                                                                3   O.L.S. Our Lady’s Guild                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4.   O.L.S. Girl Scout Troop 1980

  1.   O.L.S. Girl Scout Troop 2358                                                                                                                                                                      6.   O.L.S. Brownie Troop 1984                                                                                                                                                                                  7.   O.L.S. Cub Scout Pack 146                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8.   All Pro Cleaning & Restoration Vehicle – Our Lady of Sorrows Athletes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   9. FLOAT 2 Archbishop Stepinac High School Championship Football Team

Sponsored by: Healy Electric, Benfield Electric & Scully Construction

  1. Padrig Allen & The McLean Avenue Band & Truck    Sponsored by: Healy Electric                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               









Bob Greer Division 2

Marshals: Tom Lavelle, Peter Pozo and Pat Moroney                              


Section A                                                                                                                                                                              1. Plumbers and Steamfitters Pipes and Drums, Local 21                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.   White Plains Bernie’s Football Club                                                                                                                                                                                  3.  Civil Air Patrol – South Eastern Group Honor Guard and Vehicles   Maj. Joseph E. Wooley Naj. CAP Commander NER-NY-118       4.   River Towns Young Marines      Lucian Caldara Commanding                                                                                                                                                                                          5.   Empress Ambulance Service    Jim O’Connor Vice President

                                                                                                                                                                         Section B                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Manhattan College Pipe Band                                                                                                                                                                                                               2.   White Plains Youth Bureau                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           3. Women’s Club of White Plains      Susan Doherty and Susan Schauber Co-Presidents                                                                                           4   Burke Rehabilitation & Research Center

  1. Beautification Foundation of White Plains   FLOAT     Karen Quinn President



Section C                                                                                                                                                 1. Kerry Pipers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.   White Plains Historical Society                                                                                                                                                                                 3.  White Plains Plainsmen Hockey Association                                                                                                                                           4.   5th New York Regiment, Living History Re-Enactment Group                                                                                                          5. FLOAT 3 Houlihan – Parnes Realtors    James J. Houlihan President



Section D                                                                                                                                                                     1. New York City Transit Pipes and Drums                                                                                                                                                                        2.  City of White Plains Fire Department Volunteer Division – Community Emergency Response Team

Fire Engine, Hose Cart (towed) and 2 Fly Cars     Robert Amadio 1st. Assistant Chief                                                                                                                                     3.   Rotary Club of White Plains                L. William Fishman President

  1. Hudson Valley Renegades, Tampa Bay Rays Single “A” Affiliate Baseball Team, Mascots and Office Staff     5.   Westchester Region Antique Automobile Club of N.Y.                                                                                                                                                 6. FLOAT 4 White Plains Middle School Jazz Ensemble    Sponsored by: Pavarini Construction                                                                                   









Joe Davidson Division 3

Line of March Zone 2 Coordinator: Fran Coughan

Marshals: Tom Devine and Jim Scully                              


Section A                                                                                                                                                                 1. Cardinal Hayes High School Marching Band                                                                                                                              2.   Cardinal Hayes High School Bronx, N.Y.                      Fr. Joseph Tierney President

  1.    City of White Plains C.S.E.A. Locals 9152 and 9246     Joseph Longo President
  2. Zooky the Leprechaun 5.   Westchester D League Knicks – Knicks Dancers and KIA N.Y.K. Groove Truck


Section B                                                                                                                                                   1. County Cork Pipe Band                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2.   White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations     Bill Brady and Tom Gordon Co-Presidents                                                                                                                                                                                                      3.   George Washington School P.T.A. Group                       Laura Reidy President                                                                           4.   Suburbia Roller Derby Yonkers, N.Y.                                                                                                                                                                          5. FLOAT 5 White Plains Rugby Football Club   Sponsored by: Brazen Fox                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             




Section C                                                                                                                                                                   1. Orange County AOH Pipes and Drums                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.   White Plains Girl Scout Troops                                                                                                                                                                                                       3.   White Plains Girl Scout Brownie Troops 1991, 1997, 2141, 2364                                                                                                                        4.   White Plains Girl Scout Cadette Troops 1988, 1989, 2030                                                                                                                                                     5.  White Plains Girl Scout Daisy Troops 1977, 1979, 2140, 2380, 2790                                                                                                                                                                    6.   White Plains Girl Scout Junior Troops 1992, 2360, 2381, 2705, 2750                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   7.   Guinness Sprinter Truck



Section D                                                                                                                                                                    1. Rockland County Firefighters Pipes and Drums                                                                                                                                                         2.   Rockland County Firefighters Emerald Society     Matthew B. DeGennaro President                                                                                                                              3.   Mamaroneck Ave. School P.T.A. Group    Kristin Lalla and Krista Johnson Co-Presidents                                                                          4. Rockland County Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums                                                                                                                                5.   St. John the Evangelist & Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Parish White Plains, N.Y. Fr. Thomas Kallmundy Pastor                6. FLOAT 6 Woods School of Irish Dance Pearl River, N.Y.     Sponsored by:



Section E                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Yonkers Fire Department Pipes and Drums                                                                                            2.   City of Yonkers Firefighters IAFF Local 628        Firefighter Barry McGoey President                                                                          3.   Westchester Firefighters Emerald Society               Firefighter Paul Jackman President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.   Leprechaun Lines Bus

  1. Cardinal McCloskey Community Services                                                                                                                                       6. FLOAT 7 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School Elmsford, N.Y.   Sr. Stephen Healy Principal    Sponsored by:                                                                                                                                                      



Mickie and Sheila Quinn Division 4

Marshals: Lauren O’Connor and Matt Caldarola                                                    


Section A

  1. County Tyrone Pipe Band  
  2. Centro Hispanic Girls Scout Troop # 8003                                                                                                                                                             3.  Centro Hispanic Boy Scout Troop # 2005                                                                                                                                                             4.   American Red Cross                                                                                                                                                                            5.   Mercy College Spirit Squad                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Section B

  1. Elevator Constructors Pipes and Drums, Local 1                                  
  2. Elevator Constructors Union Local 1                                                                                                                                                                   3.  Mt. Pleasant Girl Scouts                                                                                                                                                                                           4.   Meenan Oil Corp. dba Burke Energy – Truck   Hawthorne, N.Y.                                                                                                                       5.   White Plains Y.M.C.A.


Section C

     MTA Police Department Ceremonial Unit                                                                                                                                                                 1. MTA Police Department Pipes and Drums                                                                                                                                                                            2.   Post Road School P.T.A. Group                  Steve Magneson President                                                                                                          3.   New Castle Building Products 1929 Model “A” Ford                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4. Marching Cobras                             Terrel Stowers Band Director                                                                                                                                         5.    Rockland Boulders Staff, Mascot and Van                                                                                                                                                   6.     Ballard Durand Funeral Home Harley Davidson Tombstone Motorcycle Hearse Driven by: Matt Fiorillo


Section D                                                                                                                                                                   1. Brewster High School Marching Band    Chris Vlanges Band Director                                                                                                                                                                                2.   Local 3, I.B.E.W.

  1. FRESH Radio 102.7 FM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4.  Association Peruvian American of Westchester                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     



Section E

  1. Tappen Zee Bridgemen Band                                
  2. Nu-Way Cleaners Antique 1948 Chevy Panel Truck Driven by: Jeffery Bayliss                                                                                                                          4. FLOAT 8 Miss Italia U.S.A. Scholarship Organization                                                                                                                              5.   Members of the Antonio Meucci Lodge # 213, Order Sons of Italy in America      Sponsored by: Whiskey Creek/Black Bear                                                                                                                                                                                               6. Miss Italia Westchester – Lisel Cappiello                                                                                                                                                                7.   Little Miss Italia Westchester   Antonella Cappello                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8.   Miss Italia Hudson River – Alexis Puccio                                                                                                                                                                                                      9.   Miss Little Italia Hudson River – Kaiya Jolie                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10. City of White Plains Department of Public Works 1959 Rack Body Ford Truck                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

140th George Washington Birthday Ball

This is a special event that the 5th NY had the honor to attend a couple years ago. I was there and highly recommend the event for anyone that wants to honor our beloved General at a high society dinner in NYC.

Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, this event celebrates George Washington’s birthday as well as raising support for Fraunces Tavern Museum. All proceeds from this event will directly go to improve and increase the Museum’s education and public programming.

We need three, and only three men at arms in uniform for this event.  The three can come in 5th ny uniform and with musket- no powder needed. They would like it if we could stand guard until all attendees are received – about 20-30min. And than we should mingle with guests and welcome to drink.

Before the 8:pm dinner they would like us to be part of a precession along with soldiers from other time periods to honor a current US military officer before the dinner.

Just afterward we are to join in the dinner as payment for coming to the event. We am trying to negotiate parking costs but that is not certain and should be considered a bonus. The dinner and drink are excellent as well as the unique opportunity to shoulder arms in NYC (indoors).

Muskets should not be carried openly in the street. Wrap it in a cover, remove your flint and bring no powder. Space is limited to 3 and a wait list is created just in case any of the first three can not make it.

Washington’s HQ in Newburgh

Washington’s Headquarters celebrates the General’s birthday on a grand scale. This annual family event is jammed packed with music, military demonstrations, crafts, historical presentations, topical talks, and birthday cake.

Your group’s schedule for the day is:

12:30pm – Regimental History

12:45pm – Military Drills

2:15pm – Military Drills

3:45pm – Review of the Troops


The event begins at 12:00pm, so we recommend arriving at 11:30am to allow everyone to get set up and settled. As usual, there will be leftover cake as well as coffee, hot chocolate, and other refreshments in the basement of the museum building for the re-enactors.

BAR Commanders and Adjutant’s Meeting

It is the express wishes of President DeLucco to conduct a business meeting with all Unit Commanders and Adjutants, at the Fort Lee Historic Park Museum, Fort Lee, N.J., on February 4th, 2017. It will start approximately @ 09:45. General membership wishing to attend are invited and encouraged to also attend. The aim of this meeting is to communicate with Unit Commanders and Adjutants: A) President’s report on the state of the Organization, objectives & goals of the present administration and proposed future direction of the BAR. B) State of Adjutant’s Department and attempts with streamlining communication. C) Treasurer’s report on state of Organization’s investments and operating funds. D) Inspector’s Department and goals for overall improvement of standards. E) Question, Answer and Comments. Site Director John Muller has kindly given us permission to use the auditorium at the museum for this meeting. The Palisades Park System now has a digital parking meter system monitoring the parking lot at Fort Lee Historic Park. For those wishing to attend this meeting, a parking pass will be available and can be attained at the front desk of the museum. There will be an electronic registration for this meeting so that the site will know approximately how many parking passes to print up for this meeting. Your cooperation with this will be greatly appreciated. If there is inclement weather on Feb 4th, the meeting will be conducted the following weekend.

Annual Party

macscott_photography_8445 Annual Party at the 76 House, 110 Main St. Tappan, NY, on January 15,
2017. Bruch will be served from 11:00 to 3:00. Members need to send a
check made out to the 5th NY Regiment for $28 per person to Jonathan
Svibruck no later than Jan. 3, 2017

Please come dressed in 18th century attire, regimentals for the men if you have one, enjoy some time with old friends, meet some new friends and enjoy unlimited food and drink.
Your check of $28 per member (plus one guest) will be returned to you at the ’76 house. So this only costs you money if you pay and decide not to enjoy a good time with friends or you bring more than one guest.

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