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Oíche Shamhna

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Oíche Shamhna
Celebrate Halloween at Irish Arts Center

Saturday, November 1 | 12 pm – 3 pm

Don’t pack away the kids’ Halloween costumes! Join us for our annual Halloween event where children enjoy an Irish connection to New York City’s favorite holiday. This year, children will learn about and experience the Celtic Cailleach or “crone,” or more commonly known now as the “witch.” Real Irish crones will come out to play to lead witches-brew cooking classes, laugh workshops, storytelling, apple catching, spooky experiments, and, of course, turnip carving! With a line-up of all new crafts and activities from Irish Arts Center’s Salmon School of Knowledge program, this year's fête is more thrilling than ever.

Salmon School of Knowledge was established by Irish Arts Center in 2012 with a mission to bring traditional Irish stories, myths and culture to life through the generation of unique and interactive programming. Based on the legend of Fionn MacCumhaill, the program aims to excavate, explore, and educate, helping kids of all ages connect and discover Ireland’s magical stories and past.



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SCHEDULE

Join us for Crone Academy an afternoon filled with play and imagination based activities and crafts inspired by the Celtic myths and traditions of the Cailleach.

12:15-12:45pm
Walk the Walk: Crones are known for their tremendous walking, trotting and running skills learn what it takes to go the distance with the turning of every season.

12:45:-1:15pm
Laughing 101:  Make your laugh work for you! Using the latest deep breathing technologies Crone Academy students will work their belly muscles to find their perfect witch laugh.

1:15-1:45pm     
Pick-Up-Sticks:  Misty mountains are no reason to limit your stick collecting.   Brush up on the latest innovations in mist maneuvers and mountain trekking tricks.

1:45-2:15pm         
Get Bold with Boulders:  Earth shaping should not be accidental.  Reconnect with the basics of boulder transportation, apron string tightening,  and of course running with boulders.

12-2:45pm            
Extracurricular Activities:

Crone Stew: Keeping the Cailleach happy and well fed will bring you luck throughout the year.  Learn what autumn veggies should find their way into your stew pot.

Turnip Carving: Turnip carving may not be as old as the Calle Berre but it’s certainly a lot of fun!  Decorate or carve your very own Jack O’Turnip and learn how Jack O’Lantern got his start!

2:45-3pm        
Diploma Presentation:  Did you carve your own turnip or perfect the art of boulder transport?  Then you’ve earned a diploma!  Be sure to stick around and claim yours at our Crone Academy diploma presentation.

 

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