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IAC Fall Term of Classes Starts September 20
The Scavenger's Daughter at 4th Street Theatre
Now Circa Then at Ars Nova

It is our pleasure to welcome you back for one of our most diverse, inclusive and exciting seasons to date. Be sure to check out for details on all the great theatre, live music and visual arts programs in store for you in the coming months.

In the meantime, we'd like to remind you that our fall term of classes for adults begins September 20.  Registration takes place September 6 - 17.

Click here for the full schedule.

Pre-register between August 23 -September 3 and save 10!

Master classes

Be sure to reserve a spot in advance for our Fall 2010 Master Classes featuring:

Fiddle with Athena Tergis, November 26
Irish Dance with Darrah Carr, November 22
Instrumentation with Bill Ochs, December 5

We are also delighted to recommend the U.S.  premiere of The Scavenger's Daughter playing at the 4th Street Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. Only two performances remaining!  More details.

And you won't want to miss Now Circa Then at Ars Nova, September 14 - October 9. More details.

Stay tuned for further updates on the new fall season. We look forward to seeing you here at your Irish Arts Center often in the months ahead.




Fall 2010 classes begin the week of September 20
Registration takes place September 6 - 17

Pre-register between August 23 – September 3 and save $10!

We continue to offer New York’s most comprehensive assortment of classes in Irish arts and culture, taught by our talented instructors. Click here for course descriptions. With over 25 classes in Irish language, history, music and dance, the Irish Arts Center offers an amazing opportunity for students of culture from all backgrounds to delve deeper into the Irish arts and culture.

Contact Rachael Gilkey at 212.757.3318 ext 209 or for more details.

Click here for the complete class schedule


Tin WhistlerMusic

Start a new instrument this fall or expand on your musical skills with these great classes: Celtic Harp (introduction, plus new advanced level), Tin Whistle, Irish Banjo, Fiddle (four skill levels) and more!



Irish Dance ClassDance

A fun way to exercise while learning to dance, in a social environment! Classes for different skill levels in Irish Step dance, Céilí dancing and Set dancing.




Irish Dance ClassIrish Language

For all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Learn to speak as Gaeilge, or improve your current knowledge of the Irish language. Impress your friends and family!

Share the Irish language with your young ones! Gaelic Kids meets each Saturday morning for children ages 3 to 12.



IACThe Scavenger's Daughter
Colm Magner's "brutal, poetic, darkly funny ... and very Irish" one-man show

U.S. premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival this month.

Two performances left:
Wednesday, August 25 | 10 - 11:10 pm
Saturday, August 28 | Noon - 1:10 pm

"Magner is a terrific story teller weaving the intricate strands of a life into a cohesive and entertaining tapestry with all the vibrancy, insight, humor and vulnerability of the late Spalding Gray."

—Colin Broderick
Author of Orangutan: A Memoir.

4th St. Theatre
79 East 4th St.

Part mystery story, part personal memoir, and a true story of suicide, The Scavenger's Daughter unravels in a series of vivid flashbacks as an Irish Catholic boy journeys to the funeral of his twin brother -- a funny and affecting testament to lost youth, rock and roll, and the ties that bind. Colm plays a variety of characters -- including a nun, a priest, and "two Irish guys at the bar" who comment on the proceedings. The show received its Canadian premiere at the Confederation Centre for the Arts in Prince Edward Island in 2008.

Click here for more


IACNow Circa Then
Make History. Reinvent Yourself. 

A New Play by Carly Mensch
Directed by Jason Eagan 

September 14 - October 9

Ars Nova
511 W 54th Street

Meet Julian and Josephine, an immigrant couple on New York's Lower East Side, circa 1890.  Meet Gideon and Margie, an unlikely pair of historical reenactors, circa now.  A museum tour goes off the rails in this scrappy tale of old places, new beginnings and timeless questions.

Don't miss your chance to catch the World Premiere of Carly Mensch's exciting new play at Ars Nova this fall! 

All tickets $25
For more info visit


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Irish Arts Center programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,
Culture Ireland and the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency.