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Aug8
HISTORIC RE-ENACTORS ADD AUTHENTICITY TO HERMIONE 2015 VOYAGE
Aug5
Say Au Revoir to The Hermione: Last Stop in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Before Returning to France
Jul28
Lafayette at Monticello: “The Happy days I Have Past” : A Talk with Assistant Curator Emilie Johnson, Monticello
Jul21
A Talk with Ursula Reed, Chair, Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, and Dr. Robert Selig, Historian, W3R-US
Jul18
HERMIONE MAKES A BIG IMPACT IN CASTINE, MAINE – ON BASTILLE DAY, JULY 14, 2015
Jul13
HERMIONE FRIGATE ARRIVES IN BOSTON TO TUMULTUOUS WELCOME ON JULY 11, 2015
Jul11
A Talk with David Dearinger, Curator of Lafayette: An American Icon at the Boston Athenæum
Jul10
Hermione Arrives in Historic Newport, Rhode Island
Jul9
Greenport, NY Greets Hermione with Great Fanfare July 6-7 Visit Warmly Welcomed on Long Island
Jul5
HERMIONE FRIGATE IN VIEW OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY DURING JULY 4 PARADE OF SHIPS
Jul2
Triumphant Arrival of Hermione to New York’s Pier 15 at South Street Seaport Museum
Jun29
THE HERMIONE RE-ENACTMENT DINNER AT PHILADELPHIA’S CITY TAVERN IS AN AUTHENTIC BLAST! Marquis-mania Enlivens Philadelphia Waterfront with Tall Ships
Jun25
FRENCH-AMERICAN LIAISON EXTRAORDINAIRE: A TALK WITH NICOLE YANCEY
Jun22
HERMIONE’S BENEDICT DONNELLY SPEAKS IN ANNAPOLIS
Jun17
A Conversation with Paul Raschilla, Partner, AKF Group A Supporter of Hermione’s Visit to the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland
Jun10
Fireworks At Mount Vernon, Virginia During Hermione’s Visit on June 9, 2015
Jun8
Hermione Arrives In Yorktown With A Bang!
Jun2
Rendezvous of France’s Hermione and U.S. Navy’s USS Mitscher Off Virginia Coast
Jun1
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION HERMIONE-LA FAYETTE
May29
A Talk with Dr. Valerie Paley, New-York Historical Society on Its Current Exhibit: “Lafayette’s Return: The “Boy General,” the American Revolution, and the Hermione.”
May26
The Florida Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America Host Four Successful Fundraisers Collecting $200,000
May7
Lafayette’s Arrival on April 27, 1780 Celebrated By Massachusetts Lafayette Society On Hancock’s Wharf, Boston
May5
Hermione-Lafayette President Miles Young Addresses Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island
Apr30
WORLD PREMIERE OF LAFAYETTE,
Apr13
LAFAYETTE, THE PLAY at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall Theater in New York
Apr7
LAFAYETTE COMES ALIVE: A TALK WITH LAURENT FERRI, CURATOR AND ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Apr2
Lafayette’s Key Role in the American Revolution is Celebrated in a New Society of the Cincinnati Exhibit
Mar25
FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA GATHER IN PALM BEACH FOR CELEBRATORY GALA
Mar24
Gérard Araud, French Ambassador Welcomes Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc. at Washington, D.C. Reception
Mar18
PRINCE CHARLES LEARNS OF HERMIONE’S VISIT TO GEORGE WASHINGTON’S MOUNT VERNON
Mar15
Commonwealth of Virginia Declares March 14 as Lafayette Day
Mar14
Hermione Frigate Welcomes Hennessy on Board
Mar9
HERMIONE’S ARTISANAL ACHIEVEMENT
Feb18
AHOY! HERMIONE SETS SAIL TO AMERICA….AGAIN!
Feb14
French Language Students in New England Invited To Enter Hermione Contest
Jan31
Hermione-Lafayette Rallies Support in Coral Gables, Florida
Jan18
2015 – The Year of Hermione Comes to the United States
Dec23
FRANCE MAGAZINE DEVOTES COVER STORY TO THE HERMIONE!
Dec9
THE MARQUIS: LAFAYETTE RECONSIDERED
Dec8
FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA SALUTE OUR ARMED FORCES ON VETERANS DAY
Dec4
LAFAYETTE SYMPOSIUM AT LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE NEW YORK
Dec4
NYC GATHERING WITH MILES YOUNG, PRESIDENT, FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA
Dec3
BRITISH TRAVEL WRITERS COMMEND HERMIONE FRIGATE PROJECT IN 2014
Nov12
ABOARD HERMIONE: MARC JENSEN’S LOG NOTES
Oct15
GALA HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA ON THE USS INTREPID
Oct14
FOH-LA’S MARC JENSEN ON BOARD HERMIONE IN BORDEAUX!
Oct10
HERMIONE’S TRIUMPHAL ARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX!
Sep16
THE SIEGE WILL COMMENCE TOMORROW AT YORKTOWN
Sep8
HERMIONE ON ITS WAY TO THE ATLANTIC!
Sep6
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAFAYETTE!
Sep2
THE PERILS OF PEACE – CELEBRATING THE 231ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES
Aug21
MARC JENSEN – HERMIONE’S “MARITIME AMBASSADOR”
Jul13
LAFAYETTE – HERO OF TWO WORLDS, THREE REVOLUTIONS
Jul3
CHEF WALTER STAIB VISITS HERMIONE TO FILM “A TASTE OF HISTORY” EPISODE
Jun25
MILES YOUNG RECEIVES NAVY LEAGUE’s LEADERSHIP AWARD
Jun11
FRENCH NAVY FRIGATE LA FAYETTE VISITS YORKTOWN COMMEMORATING FRANCO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE
Jun9
GALA CELEBRATES HERMIONE FRENCH FRIGATE OF LIBERTY ABOARD USS INTREPID on OCTOBER 14, 2014
May22
AHOY! SAVE THE DATE: OCT. 14, 2014 GALA ABOARD THE INTREPID TO CELEBRATE HERMIONE 2015 VOYAGE
Apr15
MEET ANNE RENAULT – HERMIONE’S SAILMAKER
Apr10
BEFORE NEW AMSTERDAM, NEW YORK WAS CALLED NEW ANGOULÊME!
Mar28
LAFAYETTE IN FOCUS AT UPCOMING MONTICELLO SYMPOSIUM
Mar25
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 7 – ANCHORS AWAY!
Mar18
YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT LAFAYETTE WAS A FAMOUS HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Feb23
DRUM ROLL FOR L’HERMIONE FROM SONS OF THE REVOLUTION!
Feb16
ADOPTED SON: WASHINGTON, LAFAYETTE, AND THE FRIENDSHIP THAT SAVED THE REVOLUTION
Feb6
VISIT TO MONTICELLO BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT HOLLANDE OF FRANCE
Feb3
FLORIDA TO SUPPORT LAFAYETTE’S 2015 HERMIONE VOYAGE
Feb2
PHILADELPHIA PREPARES FOR LAFAYETTE’S 2015 HERMIONE VOYAGE
Jan27
A FRENCH SILVER BOTTLE SLIDER: LAFAYETTE’S GIFT TO WASHINGTON
Jan16
MILES YOUNG BRINGS LESSONS OF L’HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE TO LYCEE FRANCAIS de NEW YORK
Jan14
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 6 – THE SPRITSAIL, SYMBOL OF ANCIENT NAVIGATION
Dec31
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 5: HERMIONE’S BALLAST: STABLE AND STRONG
Dec27
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 4: HERMIONE ARTISANS SET SAIL IN A RUSSIAN FRIGATE
Dec2
PBS – “LAFAYETTE: THE LOST HERO” AIRS 9PM, DECEMBER 3, 2013
Nov15
“RECREATING LAFAYETTE’S FRIGATE” IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
Nov11
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 3: POWERING THE HERMIONE
Sep26
NEW YORK WELCOMES HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE VOYAGE 2015 TO THE USA AT FRENCH CONSULATE RECEPTION ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
Sep25
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 2: GETTING THE DETAILS RIGHT
Sep25
WELCOME TO OUR BRAND NEW WEBSITE
Sep24
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 1: WELCOME!
Sep23
INTRODUCING OUR NEW LOGO
Sep19
AUTHENTICITY BUT WITH A TOUCH OF MODERNITY
Sep19
THE THIRD MAST IS INSTALLED
Jun15
RISING SPLENDOR
Apr4
L’HERMIONE GAINS HER FINAL TWO LOWER MASTS
Mar25
THE FIRST STAGE OF THE MAST CONSTRUCTION
Nov12
UNVEILING OF THE FIGUREHEAD
Mar31
MARCH 2012 PHOTO GALLERY BY PHILIP PLISSON
Jan20
REBIRTH OF THE BOAT LOCKS
Jan17
PREPARING FOR LAUNCH, PHASE 2: THE SHORING
Jan5
PREPARING FOR LAUNCH, PHASE 1: DISMANTLING THE TENT
Dec28
INSTALLATION OF THE ENGINES
Dec14
COMPLETION OF THE ORNAMENTS
Nov18
FLANGES FOR THE ENGINE
Nov15
END OF THE HULL’S PAINT JOB
Nov11
COMPLETION OF THE QUARTER GALLERIES
Jul8
THE RIGGING: START OF THE WORK

The Hermione – Lafayette Parade of Ships to begin 11AM on July 4th in New York City Harbor With a Sail Up the Hudson River
June 30, 2015

JULY 1, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Berger, dbhermionevoyage2015@gmail.com    

New York City, 2015 – The Hermione, the authentic replica of the 18th century ship the Marquis de Lafayette, sailed to the America’s with news of full French support for the cause, will lead a Parade of private and commercial ships up the Hudson River on July 4th, 2015

Ships will meet at Gravesend Bay at 10.30am, pass under the Verrazano Bridge, and sail up the Hudson, with a pass by the Statue of Liberty, water blasts from a New York Harbor fire boat, fly-over by the US Navy, and any noisy accompaniment issued by our flotilla of regional mariners. The fleet will disperse off the Intrepid Museum just above Morris Canal. Parade Commodore, Michael Fortenbaugh, invites boat owners to visit www.parade.hermione2015.com  FOR REGISTRATION, to sign up or learn more details about the Parade; or phone 646-844-2464.

The best on-land vantage points to see the ships under sail will be (11-11:30) along the Brooklyn coast, (12:00) by the Statue of Liberty, (12:30-1:00) along the Hudson River, closer to the Manhattan side till the Intrepid at 46th Street, then (1:30-2:30) on the way back south, closer to the New Jersey side. The parade disperses on the New Jersey side near the Morris Canal (a little to the north of Battery Park/Wagner Park), where the Hermione will then go to Governor’s island.

Dockside Schedule of Events, July 1 – 4

The Hermione will be docked at the South Street Seaport, Pier 15, from July 1st-July 4th. The parade is part of 4-days of celebration featuring deck tours and heritage activities throughout New York City including:

Wednesday, July 1 – No visits on the Hermione on Wednesday

                              9:00-7:00pm:    Public Visits the Traveling Exhibit and the Heritage Village

                               Traveling Exhibit

                              A photographic panel display of Lafayette’s role in the American Revolution and the Hermione’s reconstruction.

                                  Heritage Village

Revolutionary era re-enactors with historic shipbuilding crafts demonstrations, interactive conversations with the sailors, and a lineup of cultural activities including costumed performances by re-enactors, concerts of period, contemporary music, craft exhibitions

                              Région Poitou-Charentes, France

Exhibit will have information and tourism display about the region in France where the Hermione was constructed and visitors will be able to see and sample products of the region.

 

10:00-12pm:     Welcome Ceremony Featuring French & American Dignitaries

 

Thursday, July 2

 

9:00-4:00pm:      Public visits of the Hermione

First come, first served. No reservations required.

 

9:00-7:00pm:      Public Visits the Traveling Exhibit and the Heritage Village

 

                              Traveling Exhibit

                              A photographic panel display of Lafayette’s role in the American Revolution and the Hermione’s reconstruction.

                             

                              Heritage Village

Revolutionary era re-enactors with historic shipbuilding crafts demonstrations, interactive conversations with the sailors, and a lineup of cultural activities including costumed performances by re-enactors, concerts of period, contemporary music, craft exhibitions.

                                  

                              Région Poitou-Charentes, France

Exhibit will have information and tourism display about the region in France where the Hermione was constructed and visitors will be able to see and sample products of the region.

 

8:00pm:               Central Park Summer Stage

                              “Break à Mozart”: Music and dance performance from the Poitou-Charentes music ensemble of Orchestre des Champs Elysées and National Choreographic Center of La Rochelle. It combines hip hop dance and the music of Mozart, with Choreography by Kader Attou. Rumsey Playfield (enter Central Park on 69th St & 5th Ave)

Friday, July 3

9:00-4:00pm:      Public visits of the Hermione

First come, first served. No reservations required.

 

9:00-7:00pm:      Public Visits the Traveling Exhibit and the Heritage Village

 

                              Traveling Exhibit

                              A photographic panel display of Lafayette’s role in the American Revolution and the Hermione’s reconstruction.

                             

                              Heritage Village

Revolutionary era re-enactors with historic shipbuilding craft demonstrations, interactive conversations with sailors, and a line-up of cultural activities including costumed performances by re-enactors, period concerts, contemporary music, crafts exhibitions.

                                  

                              Région Poitou-Charentes, France

Exhibit will have information and tourism display about the region in France where the Hermione was constructed and visitors will be able to see and sample products of the region.

 

11:00-12:30        Flag raising ceremony led by Lower Manhattan Historical Society

From Pier 15, the parade will proceed from Water Street up Wall Street to Broadway and then to Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at Bowling Green where French and American flags will be raised.

 

8:30pm                Screening of film “Les Demoiselles de Rochefort.”

                              Battery Park; Sponsored by the Poitou-Charentes Region.
Contact: NYC Parks, www.nycgovparks.org or 212-830-7754.

 

Saturday, July 4

 

11:00am             Teen Curated Pop-Up Exhibition, Governors Island (House 18 in Nolan Park) 

Using reproductions of historic documents, artifacts, and works of art, Student Historian Teen Leaders have curated a nuanced installation that sheds light on the lives of both soldier and civilian New Yorkers during the Revolutionary War.

10:00-3:00pm   Parade of Ships

All Days:             

New York Historical Society (77th Street & Central Park West)

Lafayette’s Return: The “Boy General,” the American Revolution, and Hermione. Exhibit focuses on both the recreated ship and Lafayette himself, whose close friendship with George Washington and diplomatic networks in Paris helped win the war; artifacts on display from La Granges.

About the Marquis de Lafayette

“Lafayette’s incredible story underlies the strong bond the United States has with France,” says Judi Kilachand, Executive Director, Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc. Lafayette was just 19 years old when he volunteered to fight for the American Revolution. It was because of him that the King of France sent 5,000 soldiers and six ships to aid in the battle, and, eventually, helped defeat the British. Kilachand adds, “We are proud to partake in the Hermione’s historic voyage and to welcome and sail with her in this parade of ships up the Hudson River.”

 

About the Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc.

In 2015, a handcrafted replica of the Hermione, the 18th century frigate that brought the young Marquis de Lafayette with French troops back to General Washington, a historic voyage that changed the course in our quest for independence – returned to America. The Hermione’s itinerary reaffirms the historic relationship between the United States and France. The Friends of Lafayette-Hermione in America, Inc., a non-profit group, supports this exciting adventure – partnering alongside local heritage and nautical groups, students and teachers K-through-12, and many cultural organizations, museums and universities – with a full program of exciting educational, musical, culinary and special events scheduled at each port during 2015.

 

For more information, contact Deborah Berger at dbhermionevoyage2015@gmail.com or call 646-391-0352