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SPRING 2017


JANUARY

Movements:
A Conversation with Senator George Mitchell

Wednesday, January 25 | 7:30 PM

Our inaugural series kicks off with the legendary statesman and peacemaker Senator George Mitchell, described by Time Magazine as “one of the hundred most influential people in the world,’’ and the award-winning Irish author Belinda McKeon.

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Marie Connole: As Above, So Below

January 25 – April 3

As Above, So Below re-considers the knowledge inherent in folklore and customs from the west coast of Ireland.

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Winter Term Begins

Monday, January 30

Over 40 classes per week in Irish language, music, literature, and dance, led by Irish Arts Center's astonishing community of artists from Ireland and Irish America.

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FEBRUARY

The Stunning

February 3-4 | 8 PM

Joe and Steve Wall of The Stunning, one of Ireland's enormously popular bands, join us for two rock-filled evenings.

$24 general /
$20 members

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Muldoon's Picnic

Monday, February 13 | 7:30 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet, New Yorker Poetry Editor, and pop music lyricist Paul Muldoon returns for his sixth season of monthly words-and-music jamborees.

$40 premium 
($32 members) 

$35 general 
($28 members)

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Valentine's Weekend with Declan O’Rourke & Orchestra

February 17 - 19 | 8 PM

The acclaimed Dublin balladeer, Declan O'Rourke, returns to Irish Arts Center to launch his latest studio record In Full Colour.

$48 premium 
($38 members) 

$42 general 
($34 members)
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Marie Connole Artist Talk & Reception

Thursday, February 23 | 6:30 PM

As Above, So Below re-considers the knowledge inherent in folklore and customs from the west coast of Ireland.

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Tobin's Run on 51

From Raglan Road to Green Dolphin Street

Thursday, February 23 | 8 PM

A brand new series of jazz nights curated by award-winning Irish singer/songwriter Christine Tobin and acclaimed guitarist Phil Robson. Featuring Justin Carroll and Simon Jermyn Trio, and David O’Rourke Trio.

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Great Gilly Hopkins

Tuesday, February 28 | 7:30 PM

The hilarious and big-hearted story about a headstrong girl who wants to find a place to call home.

$12 general / 
$10 members
 

Free for Friend / Young Patrons

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MARCH

On Obsession:
Belinda McKeon and Lisa Carey

Wednesday, March 1 | 7 PM

Multi-award winning author Belinda McKeon will be joined by Lambda Literary Award-winner Lisa Carey to discuss their latest novels.

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St. Pats for All Benefit

Friday, March 3 | 
6 pm – 10 pm

The annual fundraiser in support of the inclusive St. Pat's for All Parade which takes place in Sunnyside/Woodside on Sunday, March 5th.

 

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Ryan Tubridy and P.J. Lynch

Sunday, March 5 | 3 PM

Patrick and the President is a captivating children’s book about President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 journey to his ancestral home in County Wexford, Ireland. Written by Ryan and illustrated by P.J., Patrick and the President beautifully evokes a seminal moment in Irish American history through the eyes of a young boy.

$12 general /
$10 members

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Find Your Voice with Christine Tobin and Phil Robson

Wednesday, March 8 | 6:30 PM

Christine Tobin and Phil Robson present a vocal workshop which will also appeal to instrumentalists as much as singers.

$60 general / 
$48 members, students, and seniors

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SongLives
Cat Dowling and Hannah McPhillimy

Curated by Grammy Award-winner Susan McKeown

Thursday, March 9 | 8 PM

SongLives showcases Ireland and North America’s most exciting contemporary singer-songwriters.

$18 general / 
$14 members

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6th Annual
Celtic Appalachian Celebration

Saturday, March 11 | 8 PM

Our annual rousing tribute to the thriving Irish and Appalachian traditions and shared musical lineage returns St. Patrick’s week.

Premium Orchestra: $60

Orchestra: $50 general / $40 members


Balcony: $40 general / $32 members / $25 students

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Annual St. Patrick’s Open Day

Sunday, March 12 | 12 PM – 4 PM

We open our doors to celebrate Ireland’s national holiday!

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Sundays at Seven

Sunday, March 12 | 7 PM

Curators Fiona Walsh and Ann Design know how to keep Irish Arts Center audiences in stitches with a monthly evening of comedy and music.

$12 general /
$10 members


Free for Young Patrons ($125) members and higher

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Muldoon's Picnic

Monday, March 13 | 7:30 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet, New Yorker Poetry Editor, and pop music lyricist Paul Muldoon returns for his sixth season of monthly words-and-music jamborees.

$40 premium 
($32 members) 

$35 general 
($28 members)

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7th Annual Irish Arts Center Book Day

Presented by Irish Arts Center in association with the New York City Council

Friday, March 17 | 7 am until the books run out!

This St. Patrick’s Day, pay homage to Ireland’s rich literary tradition by picking up a free book by some of the most celebrated writers in Ireland and Irish America.

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Loah

Wednesday, March 22 | 8 PM

o Following her U.S. debut as part of our Ireland Rising concert in April, Irish-Sierra Leonean singer-songwriter Sallay Garnett, aka Loah, returns with her full band for an intimate performance showcasing her unique blend of musical styles.

$24 general /
$20 members

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Tobin's Run on 51

The Melting Pot

Thursday, March 23 | 8 PM

A brand new series of jazz nights curated by award-winning Irish singer/songwriter Christine Tobin and acclaimed guitarist Phil Robson. Featuring Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz Duo Palooza.

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Dana Lyn

Baryshnikov Arts Center and Irish Arts Center Resident Artist

March 27 - April 21

Musician Dana Lyn (NYC) will incorporate original visuals and text into a musical performance inspired by painter Jay Defeo’s The Rose.

A series of public events will be announced by February 15.

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Banjo with Cathal Hayden

Wednesday, March 29 | 6:30 PM

Cathal will teach well-known tunes and demonstrate variations as well as build on technical skills.

$50 general / 
$40 members, students, and seniors

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Fiddle with Cathal Hayden

Wednesday, March 29 | 8:15 PM

Cathal will teach well-known tunes and demonstrate variations as well as build on technical skills.

$50 general / 
$40 members, students, and seniors

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Máirtín O'Connor Trio

Thursday, March 30 | 8 PM

Legendary accordion player Máirtín O’Connor brings his remarkable trio to Irish Arts Center for a vibrant evening of tunes that will redefine your understanding of Irish traditional music.

$30 general /
$24 members

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APRIL

Sunnyside Sessions

Friday, April 6 | 8 PM

The Queens-based Irish TV show The Sunnyside Sessions is launching its spring season with a live night at Irish Arts Center.

$24 general /
$20 members

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Sundays at Seven

Sunday, April 9 | 7 PM

Curators Fiona Walsh and Ann Design know how to keep Irish Arts Center audiences in stitches with a monthly evening of comedy and music.

$12 general /
$10 members


Free for Young Patrons ($125) members and higher

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Muldoon's Picnic

Monday, April 10 | 7:30 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet, New Yorker Poetry Editor, and pop music lyricist Paul Muldoon returns for his sixth season of monthly words-and-music jamborees.

$40 premium 
($32 members) 

$35 general 
($28 members)

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Spring Term Begins

Monday, April 10

Over 40 classes per week in Irish language, music, literature, and dance, led by Irish Arts Center's astonishing community of artists from Ireland and Irish America.

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Debut Voices: Kathleen Donohoe

Tuesday, April 18 | 7:30 PM

Our fourth season of Debut Voices kicks off with Kathleen Donohoe reading from Ashes of Fiery Weather.

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The Auction Project

April 20 - 22 | 8 PM

Fusing Celtic, jazz, and Afro-Latin influences, supergroup The Auction Project create a surprising, richly textured, and thoroughly enjoyable sound.

$32 premium 
($26 members)

$26 general 
($21 members)

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Exploring Oral Histories
Féile na Gaeilge / Irish Language Day

Sunday, April 23 | 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Explore the Irish language with a full day of activities for Irish enthusiasts of all levels!

$20 students and seniors /
$28 members /
$35 general

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Alan Titley
The Dirty Dust: Cré na Cille

Sunday, April 23 | 5:30 PM

Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s début novel, Cré na Cille (Churchyard Clay), has been hailed as the greatest novel to be written in the Irish language. But for almost seventy years, it remained untranslated into English. Novelist, playwright, and scholar Alan Titley’s vigorous new translation, full of the brio and guts of Ó Cadhain’s original, at last brings the pleasures of this great satirical novel to the far wider audience it deserves.

$12 general / 
$10 members
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FREE for Irish Language Day attendees
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How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children's Story

Tuesday, April 25 | 7:30 PM

The extraordinary untold story of how an NYPD bomb disposal expert played a key role in helping defuse the decades old Troubles in Northern Ireland.

$12 general / 
$10 members

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Tobin's Run on 51

Rip, Rig, and Panic

Thursday, April 27 | 8 PM

A brand new series of jazz nights curated by award-winning Irish singer/songwriter Christine Tobin and acclaimed guitarist Phil Robson.

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Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and
Dan Trueman: Laghdú

Saturday, April 29 | 8 PM

The musical interaction between fiddlers Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman stretch and abstract the DNA of Norwegian and Irish fiddling into something new, sparse, and stunning.

$24 general /
$20 members

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Irish Folk Medicine

Sunday, April 30 | 2 PM

Learn about the healing properties of ancient but everyday common herbs native to Ireland with a master herbalist.


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MAY

St. Ann’s Warehouse and Irish Arts Center present
Enda Walsh in New York City

Irish Arts Center presents
Galway International Arts Festival’s

Rooms

May 3-28

A trio of installations—each room frames a new voice from Enda Walsh—in this absorbing exploration of solitude. In Room 303, an old man lies in bed waiting for the end; a 6-year-old girl leaves her bedroom and never stops walking until now; a wife in the kitchen wills her own implosion.

$20 general
($16 members)
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St. Ann’s Warehouse and Irish Arts Center present
Enda Walsh in New York City

St. Ann’s Warehouse presents
A Landmark Productions / Galway International Arts Festival production

Arlington

May 3-28

A waiting room, inside a tower, like all the others: Isla waits for her number to be called. A young dancer finally understands her fate. And a young man faces his stark decision. In a bleak and terrifying world that “echoes Orwell’s 1984” (The Guardian), Enda Walsh dares to imagine a strange and tender love story.

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16th Annual
Irish Arts Center
NYC Dance Festival

Curated by Niall O’Leary TCRG, ADCRG

Sunday, May 7 | 1 PM - 7 PM

We return to Riverside Park South to kick off the Summer-on-the Hudson series and celebrate all aspects of Irish dance and culture.

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Debut Voices: Lisa McInerney

Tuesday, May 9 | 7:30 PM

Lisa McInerney will join us to read from her hugely successful debut novel The Glorious Heresies.

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LGBT Craic Fest

Thursday, May 11

Pre-reception | 6 PM
Screening | 7:30 PM


Enjoy some of the best short films directly from Dublin’s GAZE International LGBT Film Festival.

 

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Sundays at Seven

Sunday, May 14 | 7 PM

Curators Fiona Walsh and Ann Design know how to keep Irish Arts Center audiences in stitches with a monthly evening of comedy and music.

$12 general /
$10 members


Free for Young Patrons ($125) members and higher

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SongLives
Adrian Crowley

Curated by Grammy Award-winner Susan McKeown

Friday, May 19 8 PM

SongLives showcases Ireland and North America’s most exciting contemporary singer-songwriters.

$18 general / 
$14 members

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Saturday Morning Cartoons with Puppet Playtime

Saturday, May 20 | 11 AM - 1 PM

Snuggle up on the IAC stage and enjoy free pancakes, a playdate with puppets, and watch some of the most imaginative and entertaining cartoons from Ireland.

$5 per person / 
$15 per group of four

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JUNE

Edges of Light

June 1 - 3 | 8 PM

Edges of Light is a new collaboration between Irish dance legend Colin Dunne, fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist, and uilleann piper David Power inspired by the sights and sounds of an Irish dawn.

$40 premium
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$35 general
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Mundy

June 7 - 8 | 8 PM

One of Ireland’s most exciting live performers returns to Irish Arts Center to share two evenings of his upbeat and celebratory folk/pop/rock style.

$24 general /
$20 members

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Bloomsday on Broadway XXXVI

Co-produced by Symphony Space and IrishArtsCenter

Friday, June 16 | 7 pm

This year's Bloomsday will feature a Whirlwind Tour of Ulysses with authors, actors and devoted Joyceans performing readings from the offensive, subversive, obscene, political, sexual and heretical elements of Joyce's groundbreaking and sensational novel.

$26 general /
$21 members / $15 groups and 30 & under (with valid ID)

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