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Tri-State Event Listings, Wednesday, March 19

Posted on: March 19th, 2014 by tommyj

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Irish American Small Business  – The Irish Echo will host their Irish American Small Business on Friday, April 25, 6-9pm, at The Three Monkeys, 236 W. 54th St., NYC. Honoring the entrepreneurs and small business leaders of Irish America. Nominations now open:


International Business Women’s Conference (IBWCO14) Belfast, May 12-15, 2014, at Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Women in Business Northern Ireland (WIBNI) will host the International Business Women’s Conference (IBWC 2014) – Creating a New Economy – and invites delegates from all over the world to take part. More information can be found on


Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, located at 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. For details visit  or call (203) 582-8655. The Spring 2014 Program Schedule of Events is now available online.




NUALA  (2011) – On Friday, March 21 at 8:15pm, Documentary Movie Night at New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave., LIC, Queens, NY. Evening includes a Q&A with Patrick Farrelly, the movie’s Director.


Transport at Irish Rep –The Irish Repertory Theatre will present “Transport” through April 6. Book by Thomas Keneally. Music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan. Directed and designed by Tony Walton. The theatre is located at 132 West 22nd Street (btwn 6th & 7th Aves). or call 212-727-2737.


Yeats International Summer School – The 55th Annual Yeats International Summer School will be held July 27 to August 8, 2014 at Yeats Memorial Building, Hyde Bridge, Sligo. Email:


Echoes of Ireland – A drama about family ties, the immigrant life and the Irish-American experience, written and directed by Brian C. Petti. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 23 at 2pm in the Lobby at the Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY. Details at 845-210-4530.


The Lost Child of Philomena Lee – The Irish American Book Club will present Professor Janet Butler-Munch who will lead a discussion of Martin Sixsmith’s The Lost Child of Philomena Lee on Wednesday, April 9. 7-9pm, at CUNY Graduate Center, Room 8301, 365 Fifth Ave, NYC. Contact


The History and Plight of Child Labor in the United States – On Thursday, April 24, 12:30-1:45pm, at Lehman College, location TBA, 250 Bedford Park Blvd., West, Bronx, a discussion with writer and New York City urban historian, Charles Hale, highlighting the history and plight of child labor in the U.S. Contact




Genealogical Research – Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Genealogy & You. Experts Mr. Fintan Mullan and Ms Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation will present on how to do genealogical research in Ireland at South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ, March 22, 1-4:30pm. Further details at (973) 275-2378


Mass and Spiritual Events


The Sunday Mass is available on the following TV Channels; Channel 5, WNYW-TV 5:30 a.m.; WLNY Channel 10/55 9 a.m.; The Net (formerly The Prayer Channel) on Time Warner Channel 97 and Cablevision Channel 30 @ 6 pm on Saturday.


Mass in Irish – A Mass in Irish will be celebrated on Sunday April 27, 2014 at 10:00 am, at St. Peter’s Chapel, St. Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. Celebrant: Father John Wrynn, S.J. For further information please call (201) 761-6000.


Special Events


Robert Briscoe Awards – The Emerald Isle Immigration Center will host its annual Robert Briscoe Awards on Monday, March 24, 6-8pm, at the 21 Club. Honorees: Joanne Jaffe, Chief of Housing, New York City Police Department and Scott Stringer, Comptroller, City of New York. Further details at (718) 478-5502.


Concern Spring Run – The 16th Annual Concern Spring Run will be held on April 12 at Central Park, 102nd St and East Drive. For registration and further details please call (212) 557-8000 or visit


Children’s Programs


The Irish Arts Center located at 553 W. 51st St., NYC, offers programs for children including Irish Dancing, Celtic Harp and Gaelic Kids. See


Information Sought


Exhibition – Do you know anyone who emigrated from Co. Cavan? Cavan County Museum is currently working on an exhibition and looking for photos, tickets, letters and any other memorabilia associated with emigration. Our exhibition covers emigration in the past but also up to the present. If you have any items that would be relevant please contact the museum on 011-353-49-8544070 or


The Donegal County Council and the Donegal County Heritage Forum have joined with The Heritage Council to find out more about what Donegal people took with them when they emigrated to various parts of the world throughout the centuries. The Co. Donegal Heritage Office will publish a booklet based on the information collected and are keen to have people contribute their own stories about the items that their family took with them. This may include objects such as suitcases, their contents, small household items, tools, religious artifacts and photographs that people took with them at the time of their migration or letters that people sent home. If you would like to share your own family’s story or participate in this wonderful project please contact the County Donegal Heritage Office by e-mail at:  or by telephone at (074) 91 72576. For further information see website at


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For details of events at Glucksman Ireland House at NYU (readings, talks, lectures, film screenings, concerts and workshops), visit  or call (212) 998-3850.





Presentation by North Ireland Attorneys – On March 23 at 4PM, a presentation will be given by Northern Ireland Human Rights Attorneys Kevin Winter and Niall Murphy at Stamford AOH Hall. Further information please call (203) 343-1866.


On Thursday, April 24, 12:30-1:45pm at Lehman College, location  TBA, CUNY Irish American Studies will host NYC urban historian Charles Hale  who will present his new series of videos highlighting the critical role of women in the labor movement in the U.S. Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program. Free and open to the public. Further details at www.irishamericanstudies@gmail.clom


– The Tara Circle, Inc. Charter Member Meeting will be held Thursday, March 20 at 7pm at Alder Manor, 1097 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY. Meeting for charter members only. For info. Contact Cathy at (646) 489-5258




An exhibition of photos taken in late 2013, of Belfast Peace Lines, March 6-29, 2014 at OPUS Project Space, 526 W. 26th St., Studio 705, New York, NY. Details, 917-612-7687.


– Feargal Doyle will offer a series of moving and evocative abstract works based on places from his past, February 4 – June 16 at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st St., NYC. More details at www.irishartscenter.or




will be held April 24-27 at Hilton Hotel, Parsippany, NJ. For further information contact Tom Vesey at (201) 705-8948.


St. Patrick’s Day Events/Parades/Dinners


The Cavan P&B Association of NY Inc. will hold their 166th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 22 at Riccardo’s By The Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, NY. Guest of Honor: John McGurrin. Master of Ceremonies; James Mc Girr. Tickets $80 pp. Cocktails, wine, fine dining and music by Frank Keegan band from 7:00pm to 1:00am. Reservations: Mary and John O’Brien, 718-672-5347 or 347-754-2326.


will be held Friday, March 21 at Westchester Manor, 140 Saw Mill River Road, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY. Guest of Honor: Margie Mulvihill. Distinguished Service Awar: Gerry O’Donoghue. Music by The McLean Ave. Band. Cocktails at 7:30pm. Tickets $75. For information please contact Randy Herlihy at (914) 424-8311.


– The 140th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Banquet of the Co. Tipperary N&B Association of New York, Inc. will be held on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Riccardo’s-by-the-Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, New York. Guest of Honor: Regina O’Dwyer, daughter of Sean O’Dwyer, Golden, Co. Tipperary. Music by Celtic Justice. Cocktail Hour at 6pm followed by dinner and dancing. Tickets $85. Further information at (646) 208-3716; (914) 330-5927  or (845) 638-3192.

– The 40th Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23 beginning at 2pm. Grand Marshal is William (Bill) Gallagher.


– Two great St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Yonkers have become one –Yonkers/McLean Avenue Merchants Association. The Parade will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 1PM following 11AM Mass in St. Barnabas High School Chapel on McLean Ave. Grand Marshal, Rev. Thomas Collins, President of Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. Information, please call Larry (914) 968-0302 or Deirdre (201) 679-1450.


will be held on Sunday, March 23 beginning at 1:00pm.


will be held on Sunday, March 23.


– On Sunday, March 23, 1-4pm, Hells Kitchen: The Political History of the NY Irish Walking Tour, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Avenue and E. 50th St., NYC. RSVP


Dances/Dinner Dances


The Kerrymen’s P&B Annual Dance will be held Friday, March 21 at the Westchester Manor, 140 Saw Mill River Road, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Guest of Honor: Margie Mulvihill. Distinguished Service Award; Gerry O’Donoghue. Music by The McLean Ave. Band. Cocktails at 7:30pm. Tickets $75. For more information please contact Randy Herlihy at (914) 424-8311.


will be held on Sunday, March 23 at Riccardo’s-by-the-Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, New York. Guest of Honor: Regina O’Dwyer, daughter of Sean O’Dwyer, Golden, Co. Tipperary. Music by Celtic Justice. Tickets $85 per person. Cocktail hour at 6:00pm followed by dinner and dancing. Further information at (646) 208-3716; (914) 330-5927 or (845) 638-3192.



On Sunday, March 23, at 4pm, Bill Bell, instrumentals/vocals and Devin Shepherd, fiddle, will play traditional Irish Music at Grace Episcopal Church, 116 City Island Ave., City Island, Bronx, NY. Details at (718) 885-1080


– The National Dance Company of Ireland brings Rhythm of the Dance on Friday, March 28, 2014 to Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY. A dance and music extravaganza featuring live band, 3 tenors and 22 dancers. Tickets $30. Call (718) 368-5596 visit


presents live music every weekend at 280 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, L.I.  Details, (516) 887-5160.


will appear in concert on Tuesday, April 8 at Connolly’s Klub 45, 121 W. 45th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Ave).  See


. – Longtime traditional musician, storyteller and performance artist Sean Tyrrell, will return to Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, N.J.,  on April 10 at 7:30pm.  Further information please call (732) 571-3483.


Irish Weekend


will host an Irish Weekend combined with traditional music extravaganza, April 11, 12 and 13 at The Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon, NY. Featuring Brendan Shine, John McNicholl, Mary Darcy, Kevin Prendergast, Deenagh Ceili Band, Foot Tappers, Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, Sean Wilson, Gene Fitzpatrick and Tony Jackson MC. Dance Instructor, Tony Ryan. Call (845) 887-4880 or 1-800-533-6767.



will be held March 23, 2:30-6:30pm. at Lomala Civic Center, 108 Lomala Lane, Hopewell Junction, N.Y. (Route 82 Fishkill). No ceili in April. Music by John Kennedy and Jerry O’Sullivan. Info. call 845-331-7486 or 845-877-3518.


– The Pride of Moyvane will play for the Sunday, March 23 ceili of he Irish-American Association of Northwest jersey. Dancing will begin at 4pm in the hall on Richard Mine Road (off Rt. 15 North) in Rockaway, NJ. Information: ajhack1@aol.comm or call 973-853-7047.


– The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a St. Patrick’s Ceili on Saturday, March 29 at 8pm at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by The Pete Kelly Ceili Band. Further information at (516) 746-9392.




will hold an Immersion Weekend in the Irish Language, March 28-30 at Haven Beach Motel, Long Beach Island, Ocean County, NJ. Registration reqd. by March 14. Call Liam, (732) 571-1988 or Padraig (732) 291-5426.


Tickets are now on sale for the Irish Arts Center’s 2014 Spring season which runs thru June 20. Featuring music, theatre, dance, film, literary events, visual arts and children’s events. See Sundays at Seven is held the 2nd Sunday of every month.


The Spring term of the Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College is now in session. The Institute offers classes in Irish Language and Gaelic culture at all levels for school age children and adults. Discounts apply including the Institute two-for-one program and 25 percent off for children. Details at To register call Catherine Tully Muscente at (516) 323-4710 and


at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, Friday, March 29, 5-7pm at Glucksman Ireland House NYU. New scholarships available for MA in Irish and Irish American Studies in the following fields: Irish Literature, Irish History, Irish Music and Cultural Studies, Irish American Studies, Digital Scholarship. See


, Katonah Ave., Woodlawn offers Irish language classes on Mondays for beginners (9:30am) and advanced (10:30am). For further information call (718) 324-3039 ext. 101.


for adults and children are now available at the New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave., Queens, NY. For more info. Email:  Family discounts available.


. Registration is now underway for winter and spring 2014 courses. See


at all levels are now available at Glucksman Ireland House Details, (212) 477-6177 or


is holding a new semester of free Irish language classes on Wednesdays at AOH Hall 27 Locust Ave, Babylon, NY. Details at or call (631) 521-1227.


The “Philo-Celtic Classes” now available free on the internet worldwide at


– The 20 Month Strategy for the Irish Language is now available from The Philo-Celtic Society at



schedule for 2014 includes Hawaii, May 29-June 8, 2014 and Canadian Irish Party Cruise, September 20-27, 2014. Call Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or


– Andy announces his star-studded Irish party cruise of the year –  Western Caribbean Cruise of Irish Stars, January 18-25, 2015  featuring Andy Cooney and His Band, Ronan Tynan and Mike Denver and His Band and many more Irish stars. Details, Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or


will be held August 14-23, Roundtrip from Port Liberty, Bayonne, NJ aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. Musical guests will include Jimmy Walsh, Tommy Mulvihill and PJ Cardinal. For information  and reservations call 1-518-624-6699 or


– For more information and itineraries of Mick Moloney’s cultural tours to Ireland, May 14-24 also Thailand and Vietnam June 30-July 12, contact Mick at or visit


February 7-14, 2015, featuring Ireland’s superstar and many more Irish stars. For information call 1-800-356-4713 or 1-561-852-6376.


– From April 19-27, 2014, join world champion dancer Niall O’Leary and traditional musicians on a unique journey of discovery of the Irish and Irish-American diaspora in Cuba (17th-19th centuries). For further information e-mail: or call (914) 231-6270.



Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel Sundays 8 to 10 a.m. at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768.


will be broadcast on Tuesday at 8 p.m., and repeats on Wednesday at 4PM on 90.3 FM, WHPC. The station of Nassau Community College. Details, (516) 572-7438.


WFUV 90.7 FM presents the following programs: Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. “Mile Failte,” 9 am to Noon “A Thousand Welcomes” Noon to 1 p.m., “Thistle and Shamrock” with Fiona Richie. On Sundays, Ceol na Gael is broadcast from Noon to 4PM. Details, (718) 817-4550.


airs over WKNY 1490 AM every Sunday from 8 to 9 a.m. Sponsored by AOH Div. 1, Ulster County. Listen live at  on Sundays.


is now available worldwide on the internet. and press ‘Eist’ or ‘Listen’ to hear Belfast’s only Irish language radio station.  The first Irish language station in the North of Ireland includes music, Gaeilge, Scottish, folk, traditional and world music as well as news, chat, language lessons and craic.  Email  or Tel. 011-447726572357.


airs on WTBQ 1110 AM in Orange County NY, every Sunday at Noon and repeats Saturdays at 6 p.m. Also online at   Host, Paul Byrne. Details, (845) 800-2124.


WRHU 88.7. The Long Ireland Show, hosted by Eileen Cronin airs on Saturdays 2-5 pm on WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.  Featuring county interviews, trivia and Irish music.  From 5-8pm on Saturdays Kevin Westley hosts “That’s How I Spell Ireland.” Tune in for live webcast at


radio show is broadcast on Sundays at 4:30 pm, on New York’s WRTN 93.5 FM


“Ireland Calls” a music and news summary from Ireland is co-hosted by Tommy Smyth and Treasa Goodwin and is broadcast on Saturdays at 6 pm over WVOX 1460 AM.  Now available on the internet, log onto   and click on listen live.


” Kean University’s radio 90.3 WKNJ-FM hosted by Ed Callaghan and Fred Marder on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm. Details, (908) 737-3949 or


every Saturday: New York Tri State regional radio broadcast area:  9AM-10AM WNYE 91.5FM – National Public Radio – HD1. 10AM – 12 Noon WVNJ 1160AM Details, (212) 935-0606 or email


The Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel features music, news, reports and interviews Sundays 8 to 10 am, at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768.


hosts WVKR, 91.3 FM, live Irish radio on Tuesdays, 10 am – Noon and Saturdays, 3 – 4 pm, from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie with news, music, GAA results. Details,


music, songs and information on the island of Ireland is worldwide at your convenience. Go to Host, Martin Costello (732) 615-9002.



, Katonah Ave., Woodlawn, offers knitting classes on Tuesdays at 10am. Wool and needles are provided and finished products are donated to local charities and nursing homes. Details, (718) 324-3039 ext. 101.


, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY, offers free services and events also classes in Irish dancing, music and language.  For details, (718) 482-0909.


For details of services offered at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center Woodside (59-26 Woodside Ave., Queens) and Woodlawn (4275 Katonah Ave., Bronx) call (718) 478-5502 for Woodside or  and (718) 324-3039 for Woodlawn.


, McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY is now offering Education/Computer classes Monday thru Thursday, Irish music and dance classes also available.  Further details call, (914) 224-1274 or visit


Sports-related Events


The Gaelic Athletic Association of Greater New York Centenary Banquet will honor the eight living presidents at a special gala dinner on Saturday, March 29 at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens, NY. Music by McLean Avenue Band. or Call Tom Fahey, (914) 384-3043; Frank Brady, (914) 536-3512 or Mary Murphy (914) 439-5124.


For information on GAA games to be broadcast at the Irish American Center in Mineola please call (516) 746-9392.


– Save the date! The 7th Annual Lyle James Golf Tournament will be held on May 19, 2014 at Mill River Country Club, Stratford, CT. Contact Mike McCabe at


Guaranteed entry to the NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 2. Email: or call (212) 831-7420.


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