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Annual St. Patrick’s Open Day

Admission: FREE

Annual St. Patrick’s Open Day
in association with our neighbors
PAL William J. Duncan Center


Sunday, March 9 | 12 pm – 5 pm

RAIN
OR SHINE

Get a head start on St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish Arts Center!

To celebrate Ireland's national holiday we throw open our doors and welcome everyone to explore and engage in a free day of Irish arts and culture. Spring forward and learn to play the tin whistle, play Gaelic Football with the Manhattan Gaels, speak Irish with our talented instructors, build an interactive map of Ireland, listen to storytelling in English and Irish with Diarmuid de Faoite, or enjoy some Irish hospitality with a cup of Barry's tea with friends old and new.

FEATURING: 

* Gaelic Football demonstration with the Manhattan Gaels

* Gaelic for Kids with IAC language instructor Caoimhe Nic Giollarnáith

* An Introduction to Irish Dance with the Niall O'Leary School of Dance

* Tin Whistle Workshops for Kids & Adults too (Whistles can be purchased for $10 or bring your own!)

* Irish Language 101

* Interactive storytelling in English and Irish of “An Gobán Saor agus a Mhac/The Mason's Tale” for all ages with actor, writer, drama therapist and lecturer Diarmuid de Faoite (Best Actor Nomination, IFTA 2012). Presented by An Taibhdhearc, the national Irish language theatre from Galway, Ireland.

An Gobán Saor agus a Mhac
/ The Mason's Tale

An enthralling mythological epic story about Ireland’s finest craftsman, The Gobán Saor, his clever wife and his not-so-clever son, and how they win the Great Pot of Plenty back for the Tuath Dé Danann, ending the famine!

 

FULL SCHEDULE:

IAC GALLERY
12 pm - 5 pm

Check In Table - IAC Staff will be available to answer any questions

Enjoy traditional Irish snacks, Barry's tea and other refreshments

Box Office Open - Buy or Reserve tickets to our upcoming events

 

IAC DONAGHY THEATER
12 pm - 1:50 pm

Irish Music & Dance Performances
by IAC Céilí Band and Students

 2 pm - 2:20 pm
Performance by The Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance

 

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
An Taibhdhearc, the national Irish language theatre from Galway, Ireland presents

An Gobán Saor agus a Mhac / The Mason's Tale:
Irish and English Storytelling with Diarmuid de Faoite
(Best Actor Nomination, IFTA 2012) 

An Gobán Saor agus a Mhac / The Mason's Tale
An enthralling mythological epic story about Ireland’s finest craftsman, The Gobán Saor, his clever wife and his not-so-clever son, and how they win the Great Pot of Plenty back for the Tuath Dé Danann, ending the famine! 

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Performance by The Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance 

4 pm - 5:30 pm
Family Friendly Film 


POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE WILLIAM J. DUNCAN CENTER

(Entrance right next door)

 12 pm - 5 pm
St. Patrick's Day Arts and Crafts

 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm
Gaelic Kids Workshop with Caoimhe Forde 

12:40 pm - 1 pm
The First Step: A Fun Intro to Irish Dance for Kids
with Niall O'Leary School of Dance (Section A) 

1:15 pm - 1:35 pm
The First Step: A Fun Intro to Irish Dance for Kids
with Niall O'Leary School of Dance (Section B)

 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Gaelic Football with Manhattan Gaels 

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Seisiún & Dance Hooley - All Welcome
 

POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE PERFORMANCE SPACE
(Just walk through the gym)

 1 pm - 1:20 pm
Oscar Wilde Story Time 

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Tin Whistle Workshop for Adults
Bring your own whistle or purchase in workshop for $10 

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tin Whistle Workshop for Kids- (8 and up only)
Bring your own whistle or purchase in workshop for $10 

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Introductory Irish Language Class for Adults

 Face painting all day long!

 

 



 

 


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