Tri-State Events – Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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St. Patrick’s Day Events 

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The New York City 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Monday, March 17. Grand Marshal, Jack Ahern. 

The Pearl River St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23. 

The Bayonne N.J. St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 23. 

Gala Event Hosted by St. Patrick’s Day Foundation, NYC –  Jack Ahern the Grand Marshal of the 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be the Special Guest of Honor on March 11, at the gala to be held at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, Manhattan, NYC,  Contact: info@stpatricksdayfoundation.org or call Angela Coyle Event Coordinator at (718) 753-2614. 

Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The 39th Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Sunday, March 16 at 1pm. Parade from 15th Street & Prospect Park West. Grand Marshal: Reverend James K. Cunningham, Pastor, Holy Name Church. Pre-Parade Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 245 Prospet Park W. at 9:00AM. Celebrant, Most Rev. Paul R. Sanchez, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn After Parade Party with live music by Frank Keegan at Holy Name’s School Hall. Adm. $30. Further information at (718) 499-9482 or www.brooklynstpatricksparade.com   

The Bay Shore/Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Parade will be held Saturday, March 8 at 2:00pm. Grand Marshal, F.J. McCarthy. 

Northern Westchester Putnam St. Patrick’s Parade – John J. Callaghan will be Grand Marshal of the 2014 Northern Westchester Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be held on Sunday, March 9 at 2pm. The Annual St. Patrick’s Mass and Installation of Officers and Board Members will be held Sunday, March 2 at 3pm at St Patrick’s Church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY. Celebrant, Rev. Thomas Kreiser. Refreshments will follow in the Parish Center. Details at (914) 245-7211 or email: creevagh@optonline.net. The Parade on Sunday, March 9 begins at 2pm on Rte 6 between Mt. Hope Road and the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. See www.SaintPatricksDayParade.Net   

Newark NJ St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Friday afternoon, March 14 at 1:00pm in Downtown Newark. See www.NewarkParade.com 

West Orange NJ St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The 63rd West Orange, New Jersey, St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014 will be held Sunday, March 16. Step-off 12:15pm from Main Street and Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Grand Marshal, Jere E. Cole. Deputy Grand Marshals, Gail McGeady, Kelly Reilly and Francis Schott, Jr. 

Sleepy Hollow Grand Marshal – Paul Clarke of Sleepy Hollow, NY will be the Grand Marshal of the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to be held on Sunday, March 16. This year’s parade will be dedicated to the United Irish Counties. On March 16, at 10:00am, Mass will be celebrated at The Church of the Transfiguration, South Broadway, Tarrytown. Parade begins promptly at 1:30pm at Main Street in Tarrytown. Further information please call 914-693-0192 or 914-631-4306. 

New Haven St. Patrick’s Celebration – Milford resident Martin Hardiman will receive the Cornelius Driscoll Award for outstanding public service from the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ball Committee on March 8 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven. The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 16. Details at (203) 915-5979. 

Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Parade – Sunday, March 23rd 1:30pm Grand Marshal – Kevin J. Plunkett, Deputy County Executive http://soundshoreparade.com/ Post parade party – Molly Spillane’s Pub 211 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck

Ocean County Seaside Heights St. Patrick’s Parade – Ocean County Seaside Heights, New Jersey will celebrate its 30th St. Patrick’s Parade on March 8 beginning at Noon on the Boulevard. The event celebrates the resilience of the Jersey Shore and to bring the luck of the Irish to the area.  Those interested in participating, marching or volunteering should visit their web page www.ocstpatricksdayparade.com. There are opportunities for local businesses to become sponsors in support of this great community event. Please call (732) 644-6664 for further information. 

Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Parade – Asbury Park, NJ, will hold its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 9. Grand Marshal, Fr. Robert Keading, Pastor of Precious Blood Parish Monmouth Beach. The parade begins at the Asbury Park Boardwalk on Ocean Avenue at 4th Avenue and will continue downtown. For more information go to www.AsburyParkStPatricksParade.com 

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

Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Parade – The 16th Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Parade will be held Sunday, March 16 beginning at Noon at the corner of Lafayette and East Tremont Aves. Throggs Neck, Bronx. Mass will be celebrated at 9 AM at St. Benedict’s Church, Otis Avenue, followed by a complimentary breakfast in Father Albert Hall. Grand Marshals, Denis and Noreen Donoghue and honored clergy member Mother Alice McGowan will lead the line of March. Over 20 bands will participate. 

Annual Cork Assoc. St. Patrick’s Celebration – The 130th Annual St. Patrick’s Ball and Dinner will be held on March 8 at 7pm at Antun’s. Honoring Cork Man of the Year 2014, Dan McCarthy. The Frank Carvill Distinguished Service Award, Denis O’Sullivan. Cork Woman of the Year 2014 Tess Casey. 50-year members: Michael Dorgan, Bill O’Driscoll, Tim Collins, Denis O’Connor. Tickets $90. Reservations please contact Mary Hurley at (917) 886-4196. For more information on the dinner dance and souvenir journal please contact chairman Jim McNamara (917) 853-0440 or Gary Power (917) 699-3018. 

 Mayo St. Patrick’s Celebration – The Co. Mayo Society of New York will hold their 135th Annual St. Patrick’s Ball on Saturday, March 15 at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, NY.  Honoring Mayo Man of the Year 2014, Jimmy Feeney, Fairfield, Ct. and Mayo Woman of the Year 2014, Mary Murphy, Woodlawn, Bronx, NY.  Cocktails 7-8pm followed by dinner and dancing. Music by Billy Keenan’s Primetime Showband. Details at (516) 221-4834 or (917) 282-5538. 

Annual Donegal Assoc. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – The Donegal Association’s 118th St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday, March 15th 2014 at The Astoria Manor 25-22 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11102.  Special Guest: Mullaghduff Fife and Drum Band. Dedication Award will be announced on the night. Journal deadline is Friday, Feb. 28. The cocktail hour will begin at 7.00pm with dinner and dancing from 8.00pm until 12.00am. Music by the popular “Rumor Has It”. Tickets are $85.00 per person – Table of Ten is $850.00. Reservations Rosina Gallagher 718.224.3067. See website www.donegalny.org 

The Waterbury St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Saturday, March 8. Flag Raising ceremony at the Bill Tracey Washington Park Community House at Noon. Parade steps off at 1:00 pm, followed by Open House at the AOH Club after the parade with the bands. The Alehounds will perform in Collins Hall from 4-8pm. In the event of inclement weather all activities will be conducted in Collins Hall. 

St. Patrick’s Parades in CT

Norwich, March 9 at 1:00 PM;

Hartford (Glastonbury), March 15 at 11 AM;

Milford, March 15;

New London, March 16, 1PM;

New Haven, March 16;

Mystic, March 23, 1:00 PM.

Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade on McLean Avenue – 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. 

The Druids – Woodlawn/Wakefield Irish AOH Div. 5 presents Ireland’s #1 Rebel Band, The Druids, on Friday, March 14 at 10:00pm at Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. For tickets, $15, please call (914) 512-7056. 

St. Patrick’s Concert at Empire City Casino – Empire City Casino in Yonkers will celebrate the St. Patrick’s season with an Irish concert featuring Black 47 and Shilelagh Law on Sunday, March 16, 2-6pm at the Casino, 810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY. See www.EMPIRECITYCASINO.COM

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Oranges will hold its 113th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, March 13 at the Mayfair Farms Restaurant, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange, NJ. Michael D. Byrne, president of Pilgrim Strategies, LLC and General Chairman of the Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will be honored as the organization’s “Young Irishman of the Year” and William B. McGuire, Esq, will be its Guest Speaker. Cocktails at 6:30pm. Reservations please call (973) 422-2974. 

Eastchester Irish American Social Club (EIASC) will hold its 10th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 16 starting at 3:00pm at Immaculate Conception Church, Tuckahoe and heads north on Rte 22. Grand Marshals are: Tom Huvane and Jim Hendry. Honoree: Fr. Eric Raaser, pastor of the Churches of Immaculate Conception & Assumption, Tuckahoe. Further details at stephenhuvane@yahoo.com 

Bergen County St. Patrick’s Parade – The 33rd Annual Bergen County St. Patrick’s Parade will be held Sunday, March 16. Flag raising ceremony 1PM at Roy Brown Middle School. Parade starts at 2PM at Washington Ave., Bergenfield, NJ. Details at (201) 784-5547.

The Glen Cove Hibernians will host the 26th Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 23 at 1:00pm. 

Co. Leitrim Society St. Patrick’s Dance – The Co. Leitrim Society of New York 119th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance will be held Friday, March 14 at 8pm at Antun’s of Queens Village, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, NY. Guest of Honor, Fiona Smyth, native of Glenfarne. Distinguished Service Award, Eileen Healy native of Carrick-on-Shannon. Music by Billy Keenan’s Primetime Showband. For tickets please call (917) 655-1493 or (914) 963-8729. 

Sober St. Patrick’s Day – The Third Annual Sober St. Patrick’s Day will this year be held at a new and larger venue –  Cathedral High School, 350 East 56th St.,  (at First Ave.), New York, NY., with world class musicians, singers, dancers and fun for the whole family.  Featuring Tulla Pipe Band (Co. Clare), All-Star Ceili Band, John Whelan, Brian Conway, Brendan Dolan, Ivan Goff, Brendan Fahey, UCD Choral Scholars (Dublin), Sing-Along with Cathy Maguire, Donny Golden School of Irish Dance and lots more, also Children’s Program (downstairs).  This event sold out in advance in 2012 and 2013. Early purchase of tickets is advised. For tickets go to www.SoberStPatricksDay.org   

Annual Good Shepherd Men’s Club St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Good Shepherd Men’s Club Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on March 8, 2014 at Good Shepherd School, 620 Isham St. New York, NY, music by Ian Gallagher.  Tickets, $45; includes corned beef dinner and open bar – 7pm to 12am. For more information contact (646) 918-0981. 

The Waterford Hurling Club of New York will hold a St. Patrick’s Dance & Celebration on Sunday, March 16 at Gaelic Park Casino, 240th St. & Broadway, Bronx, NY. Cocktails at 5pm followed by dinner and dancing. Music by Tara Gold. Further information please call (914) 325-0921. 

 Events

Irish American Small Business – The Irish Echo will host its Irish American Small Business Awards 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: www.irishecho.com 

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

Theatre/Film/Literature 

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). www.IrishRep.org  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: info@yeatssociety.com

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.

Lectures/Talk/Discussions 

Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture on March 8   –  Named for a beloved advocate of the Irish language, the Ninth Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Brian Ó Conchubhair of University of Notre Dame on “Ó Chuirt an Mheán Oiche go Cré na Cille: Greann na Gaeilge,” or “The Midnight Court to Graveyard Clay: Humor in Irish.” In Irish. Free. On Saturday, March 8 at 7pm at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, One Washington Mews, NYC. Web site: www.irelandhouse.as.nyu.edu or call (212) 998-3950.

Irish Family History Forum – On Saturday, March 15 at 11am, the Irish Family History Forum will present Eileen Cronin, host of “The Long Ireland Show” on Hofstra U. Radio. She will perform the narrative she has written about her grandmother, Kate Adams Nyhan, “Stories of My Irish Grandmother” at Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY.  Email: press@ifhf.org or call (631) 673-9114.

Mary Beth Keane will speak about Irish immigrant Mary Mallon, known as New York’s infamous “Typhoid Mary,” & confronting historical fact while creating powerful storytelling. Open to non-members at McCloskey Meeting Room, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry St., New York. Details at (212) 226-8075.

Mass and Spiritual Events 

Gaelic Mass at Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral  The Seventh Annual Gaelic Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 15 at Noon at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Celebrant, Father Andrew O’Connor of St. Mary’s Church, Manhattan. There will be readings in Irish by several guests. After Mass a reception will be held in the newly-renovated St. Patrick’s Youth Center with traditional Irish music performed by the NYU-affiliated Washington Square Harp & Shamrock Orchestra, also Irish Step Dancing. Refreshments available. Free-will donations will be accepted and loaves of soda bread will be available for purchase at the party for those wishing to help support the cost of holding the event. The event is co-sponsored by The New York Irish History Roundtable, The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral and NYU-Glucksman Ireland House. See www.irishnyh@thorn.net 

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 the following Sundays: March 16 and 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.

Communion Breakfast

AOH Communion Mass and Breakfast – The AOH John F. Kennedy Div. 1 Bridgeport/Fairfield will hold its 64th annual Communion Mass at St. Ann’s Church, 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, March 9 at 8AM, at the Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Guest speaker, Martin Galvin. For info. Call Pat, 203-644-9074.

Special Events 

United Federation of Teachers – On Thursday, March 6 at 4:30pm, the United Federation of Teachers Irish Committee’s annual heritage celebration and tribute to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 52 Broadway, 19th floor. $15 registration fee includes full buffet dinner. All welcome. For further details, contact dorismeyer@aol.com 

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.

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 www.irishartscenter.org

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 ccmuseum@eircom.net 

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: heritage@donegalcoco.ie  or by telephone at (074) 91 72576. For further information see website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage

An Siopa Leabhar ar-line go fior-luath at www.cnag.ie

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

Lectures/Meetings/Talks 

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.

Charles Hale, 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

Tara Circle Meeting – 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 

Exhibitions 

Abstract Works – 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.org

Festivals   

16th Annual Craic Festival (Best of Irish film) –The 16th annual Craic Fest (presented by Stella Artois) runs from March 6-8. Craic is the best of Irish films. After party every night in the Varick Room with complimentary Tullamore Dew Whiskey and Stella Artois from 9-11pm. Spotlight on documentaries this year with U.S. premiere of Danny Boy opening night March 6 (starring Gabriel Byrne, Malachy McCourt and Jim Sheridan); Friday, March 7 is a double feature doc night w/14 DAYS and The Siege of 1922. Saturday, March 8 is the premiere of FDNY Triumph and Tragedy (50 years of the Pipes and Drums). All directors will attend for Q&A. Doors open 6pm all shows (drinks specials before the films starting @ 6pm). For tickets go to www.thecraicfest.com

Hofstra University Annual Irish Festival – The 16th Annual Irish Festival sponsored by Hofstra University will be held Sunday, March 16, 11am – 5pm, at David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Featuring Irish gifts, vendors, music, food and culture. Music and dance performances throughout the day. Proceeds benefit the Hofstra University Scholarship Fund. Details at www.hofstra.edu/festivals

Dances/Dinner Dances/Parties 

The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold a St. Patrick’s Dance on Saturday, March 15 at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. Music by Mary G and The Shamrocks. Details at (516) 746-9392.

AOH/LAOH St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – The Ladies and Men of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 8 will hold their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on Sunday, March 16, at 4PM, at Hibernian Cultural Center, 80 Magnolia Drive, Selden, NY. Tickets $35 include corned beef dinner and refreshments. Music by The Boston Burglars. Details at (631) 736-5855.

Music/Concert 

Irish Heritage Concert at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 50th Street and Fifth Ave., on Thursday, March 6 at 7pm. Featuring the cathedral choir and Mick Moloney and Friends Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra. Details at (212) 753-2261 ext. 788.

Ronan Tynan – America’s Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan will appear in concert on March 8 at Cape May Convention Hall, Cape May, NJ. Tickets please call 855-708-9699.

Black Velvet Band will perform at Connolly’s Station, 280 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, L.I. on Sunday, March 9. Information at (516) 887-5160.

Ossining Concert – A special concert will be held on Friday, March 14 at the Budarz Theater featuring The Jammin’ Divas with special guest Erin Hill and her Psychedelic Harp. The net proceeds from this event will be used to support the 2014 Ossining Summer Waterfront concert series. Adm. $40 per person. Admission (21 and over) includes a free pint of Guinness prior to the show. Some Irish food available at Cafe. Doors to the art gallery open at 6:00pm. Theater doors open at 6:30pm for the 7:00pm concert. Tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.ossining.org/Ossining_waterfront_concerts_2014.htm

Celtic Crossroads will appear in concert on Saturday, March 8 at 8pm at West Point’s Eisenhower Hall Theatre. Tickets at www.IKEHALL.COM

Rhythm of the Dance – 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 www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org

Ronan Tynan – A St. Patrick’s Celebration featuring Irish Tenor and International Recording Star  Ronan Tynan, will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NY. Box Office (914) 592-2222. Further details at www.BroadwayTheatre.com

Celtic Appalachia – The Irish Arts Center presents the 3rd Annual Celtic Appalachia, a celebration of Irish and Appalachian Music, Song, Dance & Culture on Friday, March 14, 8pm, at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St., NYC. Featuring Mick Moloney and The Green Fields of America, Athena Tergis, Billy McComiskey, Jerry O’Sullivan and many more. Tickets available online or call (212) 864-5400.

UCD Choral Scholars – Ireland’s leading collegiate choral ensemble will present their repertoire ranging from the medieval to the contemporary, on Tuesday, March 18, 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Lehman College Music Building Recital Hall, Room 306. See Web: http://www.lehmangaeilge.org 

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

DERVISH at Adelphi U – On Sunday, March 9 at 7pm, world-renowned traditional Irish band Dervish will appear in concert at Westermann Stage, Concert Hall, One South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Box Office at (516) 877-4000.

Chieftains at Town Hall – The Chieftains will appear in concert on Saturday, March 8 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St., NYC. Details at 800-982-2787. See www.ticketmaster.com

Horgan Academy of Irish Dance – In honor of St. Patrick’s Day the Horgan Academy of Irish Dance will perform throughout Connecticut for schools and churches, For more information or to schedule a performance please call (203) 758-1885 or email HorganAcademy@yahoo.com The dance troupe with alumni and friends will appear St. Patrick’s weekend at Woodland High School auditorium in Beacon Falls.

Harmonica Player Eamon Murray will perform on Sunday, March 16 at The Scratcher Café, 209 E. 5th St., NYC. Info at rynagh@gmail.com

Foley’s Irish Times – A St. Patrick’s Celebration with Tomaseen Foley’s “Irish Times” will be held on March 16 at 3pm at Westchester Community College, Academic Arts Building Theatre, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY.   Details at (914) 606-6262.

Barley Juice will appear at Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St. (at Orchard St.), Friday, March 7 at 9pm. See www.barleyjuice.com

The High Kings will be at the McKittrick Hotel, 530 W. 27th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Ave), on Wednesday, March 12 at  10:00pm. See www.TheHighKings.com

Black 47 will be at B.B. Kings Blues Club, 237 W. 42nd St. NYC on Monday, March 17 at 7:00 PM. See http://www.Black47.com/

Irish Celebrations at Pig N Whistle – A St. Patrick’s Weekend celebration will be held Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 16 with live Irish music on March 17, open for breakfast 9am – Noon with traditional Irish food menu all day and featuring Bagpipers and late night DJ at  all 3 Pig N Whistle locations in NYC. . See www.pignwhistle.com

Moya Brennan with Cormac de Barra and Aisling Jarvis will appear in concert on Tuesday, April 8 at Connolly’s Klub 45, 121 W. 45th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Ave).  See www.MoyaBrennan.com

Live Music at Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar – In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day there will be live music on Monday, March 17 featuring The Narrowbacks (4pm – 2AM) at Paddy Reilly’s, 519 2nd Ave., NYC. See www.paddyreillysmusicbar.us or call (212) 686-1210.

Irish Weekend

Gertrude Byrne Promotions 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 Fitzparick and Tony Jackson MC. Dance Instructor, Ton Ryan. Call (845) 887-4880 or 1-800-533-6767.

Ceili/Seisiun 

A Traditional and Country Session will be held on Friday, March 7, 7pm, at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY. All musicians welcome. Details, (516) 746-9392. 

The Kevin Barry Irish Club Ceilis will be held March 23 and April 29, 2014 at Lomala Civic Center, Fishkill. Ceilis at 2:30pm – 6:30pm. Further information at 845-331-7486 or 845-877-3518.

Language/Music 

Daltai na Gaeilge 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. 

Irish Arts Center Spring Season – Tickets are now on sale for the Irish Arts Center’s 2014 Spring season which runs from January 14 thru June 20. Featuring music, theatre, dance, film, literary events, visual arts and children’s events. See www.irishartscenter.org Sundays at Seven is held the 2nd Sunday of every month.

Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College – 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 www.irishtribes.com/molloy.html. To register call Catherine Tully Muscente at (516) 323-4710 and cmuscente@molloy.edu

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

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: Gaelic4Kids@NewYorkIrishCenter.org  Family discounts available.

 Irish Language Program at Lehman College Bronx. Registration is now underway for winter and spring 2014 courses. See http://www.lehmangaeilge.org/

Irish Language classes at all levels are now available at Glucksman Ireland House Details, (212) 477-6177 or po2@nyu.edu

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 www.scoilgaeilge.org or call (631) 521-1227.

Philo-Celtic Classes The “Philo-Celtic Classes” now available free on the internet worldwide at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/philo-celticsociety

Cruises/Travel

Andy Cooney’s Cruise schedule for 2014 includes Hawaii, May 29-June 8, 2014 and Canadian Irish Party Cruise, September 20-27, 2014.   Details, Travel Professionals 800-724-9511 or travelpro@warwick.net

Paddy Noonan’s Caribbean Sunrise Cruise 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 Seanachietravel@aol.com

Mick Moloney’s Cultural Tours – 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 moloney.mick@gmail.com or visit www.mickmoloney.com

Caribbean Adventure: Cuba’s Irish Heritage – 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: irishcuba@ffrd.org or call (914) 231-6270.

Radio 

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 www.wkny1490am.com  on Sundays.

Raidio Failte is now available worldwide on the internet. Detailswww.raidiofailte.com 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 oifig@raidiofailte.com  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 www.wtbq.com  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 www.wrhu.org

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

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 www.wvox.com  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 www.kean.edu

“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 list@irishradio.com

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, www.IrishRadioNY.com

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

Services 

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 http://www.eiic.org  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 www.aislingcenter.org

Sports-related Events

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

Waterford Hurling Club of New York St Patrick’s Dance & Celebration will be held Sunday, March 16 at Gaelic Park, 240th Street and Broadway, Bronx, NY. Guests of Honor: Ambrose O’Connell, Al Flynn, Dan Desmond, Mike Mason, Sean Power, John Phelan, Joe Flynn, Jimmy Gleeson, Tomas O’Mara, Jimmy Power, Mike Prendergast, Hilary Kelly, John Coleman, Tom Scarry and Pat Nugent also 1959 New York Junior Hurling Champs. Special Guest: Kevin Daly, All Ireland Minor Hurling Captain & The Irish Press Cup. Reservations call Maura Bermingham, (914) 325-0921 or Angela Allen, (914) 316-4016.

IHS Lyle James Golf Tournament – 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 attorneymikemccabe@yahoo.com

FDNY Bravest Boxing vs Garda Boxing Club – The FDNY takes on members of the Irish National Police Force and Dublin Fire Brigade in 10 exciting bouts of amateur boxing for charity on March 6 at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th St., NYC.  Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets on sale now at www.fdnyboxing.eventbrite.com. Call (212) 353-1600.


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