NY Irish Center Reading

April 28, 2010
718-482-0909 1040 Jackson Avenue, Queens Parking nyirish.org

Just one stop from Grand Central on the # 7 train !
Renowned Irish language scholar and author Art Hughes gives a reading from his body of works. Free

Dr. Art Hughes is Senior Fulbright Irish Language Scholar for 09/10. He is a Visiting Professor at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University. He is Director of Irish Language Programmes at the University of Ulster in Belfast. His doctoral thesis was study of the Gaelic dialect of the Bluestack Mountains, Co. Donegal. He is a prominent scholar in the field of Celtic linguistics and literature. He has written and/or edited 15 books (in English, Irish, French and Breton).

May 1st 2pm

Irish art collective Grúpat at the Chelsea Museum

April 20, 2010

April 15 – May 15

featuring the work of the Irish Art collective Grúpat


“Irish Need Not Apply” features work by the notorious Irish art collective Grúpat. The collective’s work ranges from love letters written by teenage Dubliners to the costumes of drag flaneur The Dowager Marchylove and presentations of previously unexhibited 17th century Irish alchemical

vessels. This exhibition is curated by internationally renowned composer Jennifer Walshe.

“whimsical but radical” Alex Ross, The New Yorker

“…leaps of intuition and creativity; there is at points something like an ecstasy of making here…..something that is so much more than the sum of its parts” Luise Gray, The Wire

See the Village Voice article

Grúpat is an international arts collective based in Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland. The collective works primarily in sound, with work ranging from strictly-notated compositions for classic ensembles to graphic scores, sonic sculptures, sound installations and interventions in both the public and private sphere.

The Chelsea Art Museum   556 West 22nd Street  New York, NY 10011  212.255.0719

Admission $8 adults, $4 students and seniors, free for members and visitors 16 and under

Open Tues – Sat 11am to 6 pm  Thursday 11am to 8 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Big Apple Politics and Catholic New York 1845-1945

April 19, 2010
Big Apple Politics and Catholic New York 1845-1945

Wednesday, 21 April 2010 at 6 p.m.
Fordham University | McNally Amphitheatre
140 West 62nd Street | New York City

Four outstanding historians will explore the controversies, culture, methods and mythology of the Tammany Tiger and of Catholic New Yorkers who both ran and supported it.

Peter Quinn, Historian, novelist and essayist, and author of the historical novel Banished Children of Eve (1994), the thriller Hour of the Cat (2005), and an essay collection Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America (2007).

James T. Fisher, Ph.D., Professor of theology and American studies at Fordham University, and author of On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, The Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York (2009).

Frank Barry works in New York’s City Hall as a policy advisor and director of speechwriting for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Author of a recent book titled, The Scandal of Reform: The Grand Failures of New York’s Political Reformers and the Death of Nonpartisanship.

Terry Golway, Director of the John Kean Center for American History at Kean University, and the author of many books, including Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America’s Fight for Irish Freedom (1998) and Washington’s General (2005).
For more information, please contact the Archbishop Hughes Institute at (718) 817-3185.