Tri-State Event Listings November 20-26

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Irish American Law and Order Leaders – The Irish Echo will host its 5th Annual Irish American Law and Order Leaders celebration on January 16th 2014, at the Manhattan Club at Rosie O’Grady’s 800 7th Avenue, NYC. Nominations now open. See 

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is now open at Quinnipiac University, located at 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. For details visit  or call (203) 582-8655.


Irish Writers in America – A new 13-part series from CUNY TV, up-close and intimate interviews with 23 contemporary Irish and Irish-American authors of fiction, memoir, journalism, poetry, humor and drama. Episodes will be broadcast Nov. 22, 23, 24 featuring Colum McCann – Conan O’Brien and Nov. 29,30, Dec. 1 featuring Jennifer Egan – Colm Toibin. More dates will follow. See

Kennedy’s Cadets – A documentary screening of “Kennedy’s Cadets” will  take place on Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30pm, at the New York Irish Centre, Jackson Ave., L.I.C., NY.  Visit 

Juno and the Paycock at Irish Rep – The Irish Repertory Theatre will present Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey, directed by Charlotte Moore, through December 8. The Irish Rep is located at 132 W. 22nd St., (betw. 6th and 7th Aves.) NYC. For further information see or call (212) 727-2737.

Cill Cais Players – The Cill Cais Players production for 2013 is  “Hyacinth Halvey” a One-Act comedy by Lady Gregory & “Excerpts from Popular Irish Plays and Stories” Directed by Pat Rooney. They will appear at Our Lady of The Blessed Sacrament, 35th Ave & 203rd St., Bayside, NY on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3pm.  For further information please call Margaret Frankola 516-897-0861, Jim O’Brien 718-347-0879.

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 of Thanks LAOH & AOH – Saturday, Nov. 23, 10:00 Mass of thanks to those who helped our Hall and the Gerritsen Beach community after Hurricane Sandy. Immediately afterwards we will name our Gaelic Garden after Bishop Joseph Sullivan, R.I.P. A light breakfast will follow. We urge all Hibernians to attend this special event at the Baile na nGael – Home of the Irish.  


Cumann na Saoirse Naisiunta will hold the Annual November Commemoration of our Fenian Dead on Sunday, November 24 at 10AM at the Fenian Monument, Calvary Cemetery, Section 16, 4902 Laurel Hill Blvd., Flushing, Queens, NY. Guest Speaker:  Derek Warfield, also remarks re The Manchester Martyrs by Bob Bateman. Breakfast will follow. RSVP for breakfast to (845) 492-7198 or

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.


O’Neills Ulster – A large gathering of O’Neills is planned for 2016 in Co. Tyrone in honor of the 400th anniversary of Irish Chieftain, Hugh O’Neill who died in exile in Rome on July 20, 1616. He was known as The Great O’Neill and was an important figure in Irish history. A week of events to commemorate and celebrate his life is being planned and will include plays, Irish music sessions, food, a parade and good craic ending with a march from Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone to the ancient fort at Tullyhogue for a reenactment of the crowning of High King of Ireland. In attempting to determine interest from abroad we hope to hear from Irish-Americans who might be interested in joining us. We will provide information regarding accommodation, transport and all other logistic concerns. We are working in partnership with local authorities in Co Tyrone as well as with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Dan O’Neill is Chief Guardian of the Ancient Clan O’Neill of Tyrone. Please send any questions you may have to 


McPolin Family Benefit – On Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7pm at St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 850 Judah St., San Francisco, CA., a benefit will be held for Finbar McPolin a native of Hilltown, Co. Down who will undergo a cranioplasty to repair his skull as a result of an aneurysm, two brain surgeries and a stroke. He is paralyzed on one side and partially blind. He is now in a wheelchair and will need full-time home care not covered by insurance. Finbar is the father of two teenage children. All proceeds from the benefit will be donated to help with medical expenses. Donations may be mailed to: Patrick Finbar McPolin Relief Fund, 945 Taraval Street, PO Box #410, San Francisco, CA 94116. Any questions may be submitted to the committee at or by calling (415) 860-5554. 

John O’Hara Memorial Benefit On August 14, 2013, John O’Hara passed away suddenly at age 43, leaving behind his wife Alice and 5 young children. Shane (9), Austin (7), Owen (7), Ailish (5) and J.P. (4). John grew up in Tourlestrane, Co Sligo, Ireland. He lived in Pearl River, NY for 20 years. Was a member of Division 3 AOH, Carpenters Local 608, and an avid member of the Sligo Association. Please join us for a fundraising benefit for his family! A Great Day of Entertainment is planned. * Live Bands * Raffles * Auctions SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 2:00-10:00; EMMETT’S CASTLE, 285 BLUE HILL ROAD, PEARL RIVER. Chairperson: Gerry McGwyne 917-416-7980; Co-Chairperson: Vince Tyer 914-588-1611; Chris Cawley 845-222-8658; Brendan Cunney 845-480-0417; Emmett Woods 914-804-8466; Patsy Kivlehan 917-478-8815; Treasurer: Ailish Cunney 845-480-0410; Co-Treasurer: Alice Brady Kivlehan 845-499-6535; Ticket Sales: Carmel Reilly 845-826-0982 

Breezy Point Disaster Relief. The Breezy Point Catholic Club Pipes & Drum are seeking donations, furniture and household items for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Necessities urgently needed include beds, couches, tables, chairs, kitchen utensils and crockery among other items. Further information available by calling Terrence Williams, Breezy Point Catholic Club Pipes and Drum, 204-25 9th Ave., Breezy Point, NY 11697. Tel. (917) 744-2347. Donations accepted online at

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 

Christmas Fairs/Events 

Christmas Spirit Coat and Toy Drive – Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway President Timothy J. Rooney and Catholic Charities will team up to make the holiday season happier for the less fortunate when they host the 15-day Coat and Toy Drive from Friday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Dec. 6. Empire City Casino is located at 810 Yonkers Ave. (at Central Ave.), Yonkers, NY (I-87 to  Exit 2). Visit 

Christmas Fair and Bake Sale at the Convent of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters, 253 Knickerbocker Road, Tenafly, N.J., will be held on weekends  (Fri. thru Sun.), 10am – 4pm, beginning Friday Nov. 15 through Sunday, Dec. 22. Something for everyone, a wide range of gifts and toys, with authentic Irish gifts and religious and Christmas items, Irish baked goods, jewelry, housewares, clothing, china etc.  All proceeds benefit the Franciscan Sisters Infirmary. Further information please call Sister Trinity at (201) 568-0478. 

Christmas Luncheon – The Irish Family History Forum Christmas Luncheon for members and guests will take place at B. Sweeney’s Parkside Restaurant on Saturday, Dec. 21, 11:30am – 2:30pm. For information please email:

Irish Family History Forum – On Saturday, Dec. 21 at 10am, the IFHF will present: Irish traditions, stories, songs and poetry for the Christmas season with Jim Hawkins, Irish storyteller at Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY. For information please email:


Maura Mulligan Lecture at CUNY – Maura Mulligan author of Call of the Lark, will deliver a lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8:30pm at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., Room 33108. Free and open to the public. RSVP to: 

Dances/Dinner Dances/Parties

ModERIN: The 15th Anniversary Season of Darrah Carr Dance featuring guest choreographer Sean Curran will be held Nov. 22-24 at the Irish Arts Center, 551 W. 51st St., NYC. See 

Thanksgiving Dance – The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a Thanksgiving Dance on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8:30pm at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by the Dennis Gallery Band. Food Drive. Tickets $20 pp.  A Holly and Ivy dance will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:30pm. Music by Sharon and Friends. Details at (516) 746-9392. 


Dominic Mac Giolla Bhride will appear in concert on Sunday, Dec. 1, Noon – 3pm at the Gaelic American Club, Fairfield, CT. 

Tony Kenny’s Christmas Concert – Tony Kenny will present his Christmas Time in Ireland Concert on Dec. 16 at The Robbinsville Fieldhouse, Robbinsville, NJ. Details (609) 843-2935; and on December 17 at Doolan’s Shore Club, Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Further info at (732) 449-3666. 

Cherish the Ladies Christmas Concert – On Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7pm, Cherish the Ladies Christmas Concert will be held at the Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Tickets now on sale at $25. At door, $30.

Anthony Kearns Launches CD – Irish Tenors’ star Anthony Kearns, has launched his new CD “With a Song in My Heart.” The Co. Wexford native will also sing at 30 concerts across the country over the next six months.  For more details on his CD and concert schedule, go to

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


Kevin Barry Irish Club Ceili – The Kevin Barry Ceili will be held at Lomala, Fishkill, NY on Nov. 24 from 2:30pm – 6:30pm. Details at (845) 331-7486. 

Thanksgiving Ceili – On Sunday, Nov. 24 a ceili will be held in The Irish American Association Hall on Richard Mine Road, Rockaway, NJ. Dancing at 4pm to the music of The Pride of Moyvane. Further  information at or call 973-853-7047. 

Language/Music/Dance Classes.

NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House is offering significant scholarships for the Masters in Irish & Irish American Studies. Please contact Dr. Miriam Nyhan for details:

The Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College – The Institute’s fall program, including its Ancient Irish Genealogy seminar and its certificate program in Irish Language and Gaelic Culture is now in session. For details see or call Cathy Muscente at (516) 323-4710. 

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, 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. 

Irish Language classes 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. 

For details of Irish Language Program at Lehman College, Bronx including, Gaeltacht Weekends, Irish 1 and 2 courses, B.A. in Irish.  See

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

The Gerry Tobin Irish Language School 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. 

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


Carrick-on-Shannon Celebrates 400 Years –Now ongoing through December 2013, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, will celebrate 400 years, 1613-2013, with a year-long celebration of sport, history, culture and music. Visit  for the full schedule. 

Derry-Londonderry Festival – For information on all events please visit and download the full program. 


Andy Cooney’s Cruise schedule for 2014 includes a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise roundtrip from Miami, February 1-8, 2014 featuring Andy Cooney and his Band, Ronan Tynan, Paddy Noonan, John Whelan and The Cape May Ceili Band, Screaming Orphans, Dee Reilly and lots more. Two more new trips just announced – Hawaii, May 29-June 8, 2014 and Canadian Irish Party Cruise, September 20-27, 2014.   Details, Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or 

Gertrude Byrne Promotions All Star Irish Caribbean Charter Cruise will take place February 8–15, 2014. Ports of call include Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Honduras. Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Featuring a host of Ireland’s superstar entertainers including Sean Wilson, Declan Nerney, Brendan Shine, Margo, Tony Jackson, George Casey, Tony Kenny, New York Showband and lots more. For information call toll free: 1 800 356 4713 or visit 

Joanie Madden’s Folk ‘N Irish Cruise from Miami to Ocho Rios, Costa Maya & Cozumel, will take place Feb. 2-9, 2014. A 7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise onboard the Norwegian Epic, voted Cruise Ship of the Year. Featuring Joanie and Cherish the Ladies, Sharon Shannon, Makem & Spain Brothers, Matt Molloy, Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, Gabriel Donohue, Donny Golden, Dermot Hegarty & Frank McKenna, Fr. Charlie Coen Concerts and many more entertainers.  Also Set Dancing and Ceili Dancing, Sing-A-Longs, Waltzing, Late Night Jam Sessions, Lectures & Craic. For booking and further information see or call 1-855-IRISH-CR. 


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

The Leitrim Ceili 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. 

The “Irish Hour” 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. 

Raidio Failte 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. 

“A Drop of the Irish” 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 5-7pm on Saturdays Kevin Westley hosts “That’s How I Spell Ireland.” Tune in for live webcast at 

The “Voice of Erin” radio show is broadcast on Sundays at 4:30 pm, on New York’s WRTN 93.5 FM 

Ireland Calls “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. 

“Ireland Then and Now” 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 

“The Adrian Flannelly Show” 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 

Celtic Hour from Seton Hall 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. 

Brendan Daly 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, 

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


The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, 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.

The New York Irish Center, 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.

Emerald Isle Immigration Center 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.

The Aisling Irish Community Center, 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

Monaghan GFC New York – The Annual Dinner Dance of the Monaghan GFC New York will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 8PM at Elite Palace, 69-02 Garfield Ave., Woodside, NY. Guest of Honor: Tony McKenna; Club Man of the Year: Niall McKenna. Player of Year to be announced on the night. Tickets $100. Resv. please call Bonnie Duffy at 917-749-5390. E-mail: MONAGHANGFCNY@HOTMAIL.COM

Cavan GFC & Social Club of New York – 45th Annual Dinner Dance will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, NY. Tel: (718) 721-7777. Special guests of honor traveling from Ireland: Rory Dunne, Cavan All Ireland Quarter Final team and Aisling Doonan, Cavan Ladies Football All Ireland Intermediate Champions team. Players of the Year: Senior, Ciaran Sheils (Mullahoran); Junior, Paddy Donohoe and Ladies, Mary Naughton. Cocktail hour 8pm. Music by The Raging Horn Pipes Band (Eddie McCabe, Monaghan). Tickets $90 – please call (917) 400-3167 or (718) 898-0503.

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