Friday, September 21, 2018
City Hall Park, NYC
Join the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. as they commemorate martyred spy Nathan Hale at the foot of the Nathan Hale statue which stands at City Hall Park. The ceremony features the SRNY Color Guard, wreath laying, and more.
Nathan Hale was commissioned by George Washington to infiltrate the British ranks to gather intelligence. He was discovered on September 22, 1776 and hanged for treason, without trial, the next morning.
The Nathan Hale Commemoration Ceremony takes place in City Hall Park near the statue of Nathan Hale that was commissioned by the Sons of the Revolution in 1883 and stands facing the south main entrance to City Hall – access to the statue is through the security gates on either Broadway or Park Row. To enter the park, you may enter the secure area of the park from either the west or east gate of Steve Flanders Square, which is on the south side of the City Hall building. Everyone who enters will have to walk through a metal detector and have any bags scanned by an x-ray machine. Look for chairs set up where the commemoration is to take place.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Nathan Hale Day is now a part of Fraunces Tavern Museum’s SPY WEEK, a week-long celebration of America’s Revolutionary War spies September 15-22.
Week-long special programming will include:
- September 16 – Sympathetic Spies: George Washington’s Eyes and Ears in Lower ManhattanWalking Tour
- September 19 – Special Lecture: The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold by Joyce Malcolm*
- September 21 – Nathan Hale Day Commemoration
- Daily Revolutionary Spies guided tours (FREE with regular Museum admission)
- Children’s spy-themed activities
- Interactive Exhibition- Confidential: The American Revolution’s Agents of Espionage. Decode a secret message hidden in the object labels!