Institute for Irish-American Studies

Past Events

Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 6:30 PM -: CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies Annual Dinner (Rosie O'Grady's Manhattan Room, 800 Seventh Avenue, New York City). Join us to celebrate another year of service and to raise funds for the Institute's programs. Visit http://www.irishamericanstudies.com/annual_dinner.php for more information.

Selected Irish Events Sponsored By CUNY Academic Units And CUNY Origanizations

  • Thursday, September 2, 2010 @ 1:30 PM - : A Presentation Regarding the Uilleann Pipes by Siobhán Ní Mhaolagáin (Riverdale Senior Center, Century Building (side entrance), 2600 Netherland Avenue, Riverdale, Bronx). Siobhán comes from a strong piping tradition with which the Mulligan family is associated and she will be spending this academic year at Lehman College as a Fulbright Irish language instructor. Contact: 718-960-6722 or info@irishamericanstudies.com [Free, but RSVP required].
  • Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 11:00 AM - : Irish Language Class for Children with Siobhán Ní Mhaolagáin & Tomás Ó h-Íde (Aisling Irish Community Center, 990 McLean Avenue, Yonkers). A 12-week session for beginning students and continuing students 5 to 12 years. Language learned through age appropriate fun activities. Contact 914-237-5121 for more information on registration and fees.
  • Sunday, October 3, 2010 @ 4:00 PM - : Irish Language Conversation Circle with CUNY Fulbright Siobhán Ní Mhaolagáin (Emerald Isle Immigration Center, 4275 Katonah Avenue, Woodlawn, Bronx). Beginners to fluent speakers are invited to join us to practice speaking the Irish language. Contact 718-960-6722 or info@irishamericanstudies.com [Free].
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 7:00 PM - : Prof. Janet Butler Munch leads the Irish-American Studies Book Club in discusses "The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America" (CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York City). All who have read the book are welcome to attend this event. RSVP appreciated, but not required. Contact 718-960-6722 or info@irishamericanstudies.com [Free].
  • Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 12:30 PM - : Niall Connolly Presents Traditional Irish and Original Urban Folk Music (B04 Carman Hall, Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx). This event is sponsored by "The City and Humanities." [Free]
  • Sunday, October 24, 2010 @ 1:00 PM - : A Tale of the Kindertransport (Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, Queens - ) One man's story of his experiences on the Kindertransport and his nine years as a member of the Millisle Farm in Northern Ireland. Contact: 718-281-5770 [Free]
  • Thursday, November 4, 2010 @ 12:30 PM - : John Redmond Presents "A Celebration of Gaelic and Yiddish Music" (B04 Carman Hall, Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx). This event is sponsored by "The City and Humanities." [Free]
  • Thursday, November 4, 2010 to December 23, 2010 - : An Art Exhibition Entitled "Voices Envisioned: Memories of Northern Ireland" (Rosenthal Library Gallery, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing). The exhibit is curated by Dr. Jill Strauss. Opening gallery talk by Jill Strauss on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 5:00 PM.
  • Sunday, November 7, 2010 @ 4:00 PM - : Irish Language Conversation Circle with CUNY Fulbright Siobhán Ní Mhaolagáin (Emerald Isle Immigration Center, 4275 Katonah Avenue, Woodlawn, Bronx). Beginners to fluent speakers are invited to join us to practice speaking the Irish language. Contact 718-960-6722 or info@irishamericanstudies.com [Free].
  • Sunday, December 5, 2010 @ 4:00 PM - : Irish Language Conversation Circle with CUNY Fulbright Siobhán Ní Mhaolagáin (Emerald Isle Immigration Center, 4275 Katonah Avenue, Woodlawn, Bronx). Beginners to fluent speakers are invited to join us to practice speaking the Irish language. Contact 718-960-6722 or info@irishamericanstudies.com [Free].
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 @ 5:00 PM - : A Poetry Reading by Paul Muldoon (Rosenthal Library, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing). Contact 718-997-5691 [Free].
  • Thursday, December 9, 2010 @ 12:30 PM - : Alphie McCourt, the Author of A Long Stone's Throw, Talks about Writing (B04 Carman Hall, Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx). This event is sponsored by "The City and Humanities." [Free]

Future Irish Events at the CUNY Campuses

Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 12:00 Noon - (date subject to change): Prof. Morris Lang Directs a Joint Performance of the Lehman Percussion Ensemble and Students from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin (Hearth Room, 3rd Floor, Music Building, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx). Works for percussion ensemble. Eleventh annual collaboration between the RIAM and CUNY. Contact the Lehman College Music Department at 718-960-8247 [Free].

Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 3:00 PM - : The Celtic Tenors (College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island - 117 (Springer Concert Hall)) The Celtic Tenors continue to re-invent the tenor language by pioneering a new style while melding together elements of classical, folk, and pop. Each tenor expresses a distinct musical style influenced by his individual region of Ireland. Contact: 718.982.2787 [$30, $35, and $40]

CUNY Spring 2010 Events

  • 2 /2/10 (Tues.) @ 8am: Joint Meeting of the CUNY-IIAS Advisory Board and Faculty Council with invited guests.
  • 2/7/10 (Sun.) @ 5:30pm: Irish Language Conversation Circle with CUNY Fulbright FLTA Úna Faherty (Úna Ní Fhátharta) [Rambling House — Dining Room Section].
  • 2/16/10 (Tues.) @ 4pm: Pancake Tuesday celebrated by the Lehman College Irish Society [Lehman College — Student Life Building, Room 113].
  • 2/24/10 (Wed.) @ 7pm: Irish-American Studies Book Club. Prof. Janet Butler Munch will lead a discussion about Closing Time: A Memoir by Joe Queenan. [CUNY Graduate Center—Room 8301].
  • 3/1/10 (Mon.) @ 7:00pm: Panel on Ireland’s “20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language” and its implications for Irish language learning in America. [Lehman College — East Dining Room, Music Building].
  • 3/7/10 (Sun.) @ 5:30pm: Irish Language Conversation Circle with CUNY Fulbright FLTA Úna Faherty [Rambling House — Dining Room Section].
  • 3/11/10 (Thurs.) @ 12pm and @ 1:45pm: St. Patrick's Day Buffet. Enjoy a complete Irish luncheon buffet. Please call for reservations. Contact: 718.982.5620 or 718.982.3027 ($11.95 per person). [College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island - Park Café].
  • 3/11/10 (Thurs.) @ 1:30pm-3pm: Saint Patrick's Day Celebration with the Lehman College Irish American Society. Live Irish music, an Irish dancer and Irish food. Special guest will be Niall O'Leary. (Lehman College - Student Life Building 113). The Irish American Society is a student organization of Lehman College, CUNY.
  • 3/12/10 (Fri.) @ 8pm: Black 47. Formed in the Bronx, these Irish American rockers espouse an unblinkingly political and thoroughly Irish form of rock and roll. Contact: 718.982.2597 (Free) [College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island - Williamson Theatre].
  • 3/18/10 (Thurs.) @ noon: Prof. Morris Lang will direct the Lehman Percussion Ensemble in a joint performance with students from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin [Lehman College — Studio Theatre].
  • 3/18/10 (Thurs.) @ 1:30pm: The Irish on Staten Island: Music, Dance, and History. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and join Patricia M. Salmon, Curator of History at the Staten Island Museum, for a lively talk on the Irish men and women who have impacted Staten Island. Contact: 718.982.2597 (Free) [College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island - Recital Hall].
  • 3/24/10 (Wed.) @ 12:15pm-1:30pm. Dr. Alan Singer (Hofstra) will be speaking about "Teaching the Great Irish Famine and Global History." [Queens College - Powdermaker Hall, Room 130].
  • 3/25/10 (Thurs.) @ 4pm: Reading and Lecture: Tom Kelly, author of Empire Rising, The Rackets, and other works. Co-sponsored by the English Department, Manhattan College. [Manhattan College - Alumni Room, O’Malley Library].
  • 4/12/10 (Mon.) @ noon: Irish Language Conversation Circle with Úna Faherty [Lehman College — Carman Hall 188].
  • 4/19/10 (Mon.) @ 12:15pm: Lecture “Irish Emancipation—Black Abolition: a broken partnership” with Dr. Neil O’Connell of the Lehman College History Department. [Lehman College — East Dining Room, Music Building].
  • 4/30/10 (Fri.) @ 6:30pm: Annual CUNY-IIAS Dinner. Tickets are $125 per person. Contact info@irishamericanstudies.com or call 718-960-6722 [Rosie O’Grady Manhattan Club].
  • 5/2/10 (Sun.) @ 5:30pm: Irish Language Conversation Circle with CUNY Fulbright FLTA Úna Faherty [Rambling House — Dining Room Section].
  • 5/8/10 (Sat.) @ 11am: Children’s performance. Musician and author Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin will perform songs from his CDs for children. [Aisling Irish Community Center].
  • 5/8/10-5/9/10 (Sat. & Sun.): The CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies will co-sponsor Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin’s workshop and performance at the Irish language immersion weekend organized by Daitaí na Gaeilge in Esopus, NY.
  • 5/10/10 (Mon.) @ 12:15pm: Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin performs song, poetry, and a variety of other traditional folklore from the west of Ireland recently featured on his book and CD Aniar, Voices and Verse from the Edge of the World. [Queens College - M-11, Rathaus Hall].
  • 5/11/10 (Tues.) @ 12:30pm: Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin (see 5/10/10 description above). [Lehman College — East Dining Room, Music Building].
  • 6/8/10 (Tues.) @ 7pm: “Customs and Traditions of the Galway Gaeltacht” with Prof. Thomas Ihde [CUNY Graduate Center — Room 9204]

Last modified: Jan 24, 2013

Text Only Version of Site | Make This Website Talk