Event Information

England Day Garden Party

Saturday April 23 2016 1-4PM

The Queen Elizabeth II Garden, Hanover Square, New York


Show your passion & pride

Don't miss the very first annual England Day NYC, celebrating St George's Day and all things English, with a New York attitude! On Saturday 23 April 2016.

Unite in The Queen Elizabeth II Garden in the heart of Lower Manhattan to recognize England and Englanders contribution to New York and the world.

Dress in red & white or your favorite English character and the best dressed will WIN two economy return flights to England thanks to Virgin Atlantic.

Enjoy the family music and entertainment, and take part in the sing-alongs, enter the costume competition and "Show us your Shakespeare!" to commemorate his 400th anniversary.

Everyone's welcome, ex-pats and New Yorkers. Be there!

What's on...

1pm Start...

  • Official Opening

    The event will be officially opened by Nick Astbury, Deputy Consul-General and Patricia Edwards, Vice Consul - communications, from the British Consulate-General - New York, followed by National Anthem. Run of show will be hosted by Sharon Carpenter & Jamie McDonald.


  • Music & Sing-alongs

    English DJ, Kurtis Powers will be playing music and encouraging guests to join our sing-alongs throughout the afternoon, starting with England's National Anthem. Later we'll sing 'Happy Birthday' to the Queen, who turns 90 on April 21st, and close the ceremony at 4pm with a rendition of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" by Monty Python.

  • Little England

    Sponsored by The British International School of New York

    Kids can cross a drawbridge into an English castle themed activity area, where they can dress up, have their face painted, design a shield, write on parchment paper or build their own Lego castle.

  • 'Show us your Shakespeare!'

    Actor Jim Dale MBE, famous from the 'Carry-on' movies and more recently the Harry Potter audio books will kick off the Shakespeare segment. Take to the stage and recite a line of Shakespeare for the fun England Day film to commemorate Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary! All ages and 'acting' abilities welcome!

  • WIN 2 Flights to England

    Costume Competition

    Sponsored by Virgin Atlantic

    Wear red and white or come in costume for the chance to WIN two round trip flights to England, courtesy of Virgin Atlantic. English history, humor or culture... what or who will you come as?

    How to enter: Register before 2pm and you must be there at 3.15pm when the winner is announced. Flights can only be claimed by over 18s and legal residents of the United States.

Before and after...

  • English "Pub Grub"

    Before and after the Garden Party join the celebrations at one of 18 venues across New York. Enjoy Fish and Chips or an all day Full English Breakfast with a pint of 'Old Speckled Hen'. See England Day Pub Celebrations for more details.

  • Supporting the conservancy of

    The Queen Elizabeth II Garden

    TEXT to pledge to raise funds to maintain this fabulous piece of 'Little Britain' in Manhattan.

    The Queen Elizabeth II Garden, in the heart of Lower Manhattan, memorializes the 67 British subjects who lost their lives in the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001. Its mission has expanded to celebrate the historic ties of friendship and unity between the United States of America, the Commonwealth countries and the United Kingdom.

Be there...

  • The Queen Elizabeth II Garden Hanover Square, Lower Manahattan, NY