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Féile na Gaeilge
Irish Language Day

Exploring Neighborhood and Community Through Language

Sunday, April 26 | 12 pm - 6:30 pm

$20 students and seniors / $28 member / $35 non-member

Your registration includes a ticket to the screening of Men At Lunch at 4:30 pm. Click here for details.

We have 4 levels this year:

Absolute Beginner | Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced

Let’s visit the heart of Hell’s Kitchen and explore one of New York City’s famed neighborhoods, as Gaeilge.

An area traditionally known for its large Irish-American population and rough character, Hell’s Kitchen has experienced significant urban renewal since the 1980s and is now home to a thriving arts scene. This Féile na Gaeilge, come celebrate the Irish language through an exploration of IAC’s neighborhood, or comharsanacht, of Hell’s Kitchen. Part walking tour of the area, part discussion of your neighborhood, and a whole lot of fun, language enthusiasts will be immersed in language sessions, conversation, workshops, and more.

After you’ve learned specific vocabulary and phrases, you’ll enjoy a stop at the historical Landmark Tavern to discuss what you’ve seen that day!

We’ll send you a survey once you’ve signed up for Irish Language Day to ensure we place you in the right level (Absolute Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced).

SCHEDULE

12 pm: Check-in 

12:30 pm-1:15 pm: First Class

Absolute Beginners: Irish Language in Film
Beginners: Irish Myths and Legends
Intermediate: Genealogy of Irish Tribes
Advanced: Irish Immigrants in New York

1:30 pm-2:15 pm: Second Class

Absolute Beginners: the Irish Anthem 
Beginners: Irish Proverbs
Intermediate: Irish Stories
Advanced: Irish Song

2:30 pm-3 pmTae Agus Comhrá

Tae Agus Comhrá (Tea and Conversation) Break

3:15 pm-4 pm Workshops:

Hell's Kitchen Walk-About (Absolute Beginner-Beginner) 
Irish Poetry inspired by Hell's Kitchen  (Absolute Beginner-Beginner) 
The Gangs of Hell's Kitchen (Intermediate-Advanced) 
Hell's Kitchen Through Film (Intermediate-Advanced)

4:30 pm-6:15 pmMen at Lunch Screening and Discussion

For 80 years, the identity of the eleven workmen taking their

lunch break during the construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza while casually perched along a steel girder -- and the photographer that immortalized them -- remained a mystery. Part homage, part investigation, Men at Lunch is the revealing tale of an American icon, an unprecedented race to the sky and the immigrant workers from all over the world that built New York. (In Irish Language with English Subtitles; 75 minutes).

Following the film, Donall O’Healai will lead a discussion on the film, in the style of his class, Irish Language TV and Film. (More information on that class can be found here)

6:15 pmPlease join us after the film for a continuation of the fun and discussion at Landmark Tavern!



Tae Agus Comhrá (Tea and Conversation) 
Led by Muireann Ní Chuív
Wednesday, 7:30 pm– 8:30 pm

FREE
Whether you are an absolute beginner, a native speaker, or somewhere in-between, make sure to drop by our comhrá or conversation get-together for a cup of tea and a chat as Gaeilge! A great supplement to our Irish language program and a chance to meet others interested in comhrá and a bit of craic.

Location: Studio 150, 150 West 46th Street btw 6th and 7th Avenues, 6th floor. Please check-in with the front desk attendant for your room.

Please note this is not at the Irish Arts Center.



 


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LANGUAGE CLASSES

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Irish Language I: Introduction
Two Sections!

Muireann Ní Chuív, Monday, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
or Monday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

$90 member / $120 non-member
A first course in the Irish language, introducing basic vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and practical use in conversation.

Irish Language II: Beginners
Caoimhe Nic Giollarnáith, Monday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$140 member / $170 non-member
A class for those with some basic knowledge of the Irish language, designed to further the students' vocabulary and understanding of Irish.

Irish Language III: Advanced Beginners
Muireann Ní Chuív, Monday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
$140 member / $170 non-member
For those with at least two prior semesters of Irish language or the equivalent. This level is designed as a two-term course, after which students continue on to Irish Language IV.

Irish Language IV: Intermediate
Caoimhe Nic Giollarnáith, Monday, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$140 member / $170 non-member
For those who have completed Levels I to III, or the equivalent. This level is designed to be repeated as necessary before students continue on to Irish Language V.

Irish Language V
Muireann Ní Chuív, Wednesday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
$140 member / $170 non-member
For those with at least four prior semesters of Irish language or the equivalent.

Tae Agus Comhrá (Tea and Conversation) 
Led by Muireann Ní Chuív
Wednesday, 7:30 pm– 8:30 pm
(Begins Wednesday, January 30)
FREE
Whether you are an absolute beginner, a native speaker, or somewhere in-between, make sure to drop by our comhrá or conversation get-together for a cup of tea and a chat as Gaeilge! A great supplement to our Irish language program and a chance to meet others interested in comhrá and a bit of craic.

Click here for descriptions and registration


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