June 9-12th

Hudson Valley Events - Host an Event - The Thayer Hotel

The Historic Thayer Hotel on the grounds of the US Military Academy

 Registration is open from March 5, 2022 - May 9th, 2022. You can register from the Events page - June 9, 2022, or click here.

Optional Boat Tour information has been added below under the Sunday section.

Current Itinerary
Thursday, June 9th

  • 7pm Welcome reception at the Thayer Hotel – refreshments, camaraderie & and very special guest speakers.
Friday, June 10th
  • Breakfast at the Thayer Hotel
  • Bus Tour of West Point Military Academy
    • Three-hour Historical Tour with West Point Guides (on and off the bus).
    • We will lay a wreath at the Tadeusz Kościuszko Memorial Statue.
    • We will visit the Superintendent's Quarters (built in 1820 and visited by Lafayette).
    • Inside the Superintendent's Quarters we will see the “Lafayette Clock” given to the Military Academy by Lafayette during his visit in 1824.
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Visit to the West Point Museum
    • The West Point Museum is the United States’ oldest federal museum.  Its origins can be traced to the American Revolution.  Captured artillery pieces, small arms and accouterments brought to West Point became training aids for the fledgling Corps of Cadets and the Revolutionary War artillery park at Fort Clinton (West Point) was a tourist attraction despite the relative isolation of the area in the late 18th century.
  • Tour of the The Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitors Center
    • Videos on cadet life and West Point history.
    • Exhibits include a full-scale cadet barracks room, a cadet uniform room, cadet daily life, academic fields of endeavor and the admissions process.
  • The Annual Banquet of the American Friends of Lafayette
    • Keynote speaker will focus on Adrienne Lafayette

Saturday, June 11th

  • Breakfast at the Thayer Hotel
  • Annual Business Meeting of the American Friends of Lafayette
  • Lunch
  • Bus Tour
    • Stoney Point Battlefield (wonderful historic site with spectacular views).
    • DeWint House – George Washington’s Headquarters on four different occasions.
    • Major John André Monument - the Site of Major John Andre's Hanging and Burial.
    • Visit to Odell House which was General Rochambeau's headquarters during the summer of 1781.

  • Dinner at the Old ‘76 House
    • The Old ’76 House was built in 1668 and served as the “prison” of the Revolution’s most notorious spy, Major John André.
    • Robert Norden will discuss the specifics of John André and Benedict Arnold’s relationship.

Sunday, June 12th

  • Optional Sailing trip on the Hudson River

On Sunday, June 12th, the AFL will be chartering a boat to cruise up and down the Hudson River (and past West Point for a view of the military academy from the river).


We will board the boat at 11:30am and the cruise ends at 2:30pm.  The dock is located at Riverfront Green Park South (12 Riverfront Green, Peekskill, NY) which is 12 miles south of West Point (25-minute drive).


The cruise will carry a fee of $50 per person which can be paid by registering here: REGISTER   The capacity limit on this boat is 35 persons and space on this cruise will be reserved on a “first come, first serve” basis.


We will be offering drinks and sandwiches for purchase. 


If you are interested in joining us for this Sunday cruise, please act FAST as I think this will sell out quickly.


Please see more information regarding the cruise HERE.

Friends of Lafayette!

We shared a FANTASTIC event for AFL members in 2021 in Yorktown. If you haven't been to an Annual meeting before read below to get a feel for what it like.

Please view this wonderful video created by our AFL member Madison Fowler, documenting our 2021 Meeting. 

Please visit Facebook to see the wonderful pictures and recaps...we couldn't say it better ourselves.

Photo Album from Jenny Cote

AFL FB page photos 

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