Grand Marshal: The Honorable Gale Brewer, Former Manhattan Borough President & New York City Council Member District 6
10:30 – Veteran Corps of Artillery Flag Raising at Castle Clinton
10:45 – Canon Salute on the Boardwalk (Behind the View Restaurant)
11:30 – Independence Day March (Assemble on the North Side of Castle Clinton National Monument)
Join the Lower Manhattan Historical Association and partners in marching on the 7th Annual Lower Manhattan Independence Day March. The celebration of Independence Day has been a long standing tradition in Lower Manhattan from the very first days of the Revolution, and especially following the British military’s evacuation in 1783. As the celebration of this most important of American patriotic holidays gravitated uptown to other neighborhoods this and other Lower Manhattan historical traditions gradually faded into relative obscurity and finally ceased to be active by the mid-1970s. Understanding only too well how Lower Manhattan holds a place second to none among the cities and States leading the revolutionary cause for independence and appreciating the wealth of historical monuments and American patriot gravesites concentrated in what is often called the “tip of Manhattan” several of the oldest and most respected historical and military organizations with deep ties to the neighborhood formed the Lower Manhattan Historical Association in 2014 for the purpose of reviving the patriotic traditions so closely associated with our beloved city, offer the multiplicity of our communities as well as our many visitors the opportunity to participate and enhance the sentiments of coexisting plurality and unity that define the ideals of great nation. Accordingly, on July 3 2015, the Association and its friends organized and lead its first Lower Manhattan Independence Day Parade Revival, a tradition that has continued to this day.