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CANCELLED - Valentine's Blind Date Party

This event had been rescheduled from 2/8 to 2/14 but now has been cancelled entirely. Too bad as it sounded like a lot of fun and a lot of you signed up. Please contact the NY Irish Center (718)[masked]) directly if you paid for this event. They would be responsible for any refunds due. [masked] or Jane McCarter whose email is: [masked]

Valentine’s 'Blind Date' in NYC - the perfect chance to find that someone special and Help support the Irish arts.

Calling all social singles in New York City! The New York Irish Center in Long Island City is hosting a blind date night on February 8. It’s the perfect opportunity to nab a date in time for Valentine’s Day and help raise funds to bring an acclaimed new show to Ireland.

Award winning Irish actress Jo Kinsella will play the role as blind date host at the event.

Based on the hit British dating game show, the night will bring singles of all ages and sexes together for an evening of laughter and romance. Participants will ask questions to three possible suitors, whose identity will be revealed after they choose their blind date.

After the reveal, the couple will select their date from a number of options including a romantic gondola ride, movie night, and a shopping spree to name a few. There will also be spot prizes on the night.

With endless possibilities on the night for social singles who are willing to mingle, the occasion has already been endorsed by playwright Jimmy Kerr and champion boxer (and now actor) John Duddy.

All proceeds will go towards bringing the cast of Laoise Sexton’s 'For Love' to Ireland for the show’s upcoming countrywide tour.

Starring Duddy, Georgina McKevitt and Kinsella, the play revolves around the “mating habits and close encounters of a bunch of 30-somethings” in what is described as a dark “blue comedy.”

“We need your support to bring this play home to Ireland,” Kinsella said.

Originally from Co. Kilkenny, Kinsella was awarded the "The 1st Irish Special Achievement Award for Remarkable contributions to 1st Irish Theatre Festival 2012" in which she performed in two plays "House Strictly Private" by Jimmy Kerr and "For Love" by Laoisa Sexton.

Blind date tickets are $25 at the door with an open cocktail hour from 7-8 p.m. To nominate a contestant or participate contact Jane McCarter at[masked] or email [masked]

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  • sean


    February 9, 2013

  • Sile

    Jane has notified me that participation has reached its capacity. So if you have not contacted Jane to sign up yet, the limit is filled.

    February 1, 2013

  • Sile

    I contacted Jane McCarter for us and this was her reply. Our blind date event scheduled for Feb 8th at the NYIC is a fundraiser. It will be a fun for all involved evening of entertainment, and maybe even a little more fun for singles. Contestants aged 21 and up may participate for $10.00 with a chance of being chosen or making a choice, and winning prizes. Contestants have to send me an email with their contact details and age, and we’ll be in touch prior to the event.

    There will be a cocktail(wine/beer) hour from 7-8pm with the main event kicking off shortly after 8pm.

    Tickets are available on the door at $25.00 and all proceeds will go towards the tour. Jane Mc Carter

    January 24, 2013

  • elizabeth b.

    so inorder to participate we must contact Jane McCarter?

    January 22, 2013

  • Sile

    I've seen this play "For Love" this summer as part of the 1st Irish Festival. This event should be fun for all with the popular and very funny actress and comedienne, Jo Kinsella as our hostess.

    January 22, 2013

  • Sile

    A change in plans makes me unable to attend

    January 22, 2013

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