Here is an update for members of The Irish in New York meetup group.
First, cead mile failte (a hundred thousand welcomes) to all the new members that have joined in the past month. You have joined an excellent group!
We are approaching a milestone as we will soon have our 400th member.
Please feel free to invite a friend or two to join. It is easy (and free) to join, all they have to do is set up an account with meetup.com if they don't already have one.
They can join at meetup.com/NYIrish
or, an easy to remember URL for this group: TheIrishinNewYork.com
I am also happy to announce that Irish in NY member Patrick Murphy has become an Assistant Organizer for our group. He is one of our most active and enthusiastic members, so I am sure he will do an excellent job.
Be sure to visit our events calendar, which lists all of our meetups as well as other events of interest to the Irish community in NY:meetup.com/NYIrish/calendar/
Kudos to all the Assistant Organizers and members that put together some great meetups in September & October. We attended plays (including the First Irish theater festival), The Craic short film festival, Sundays at Seven at The Irish Arts Center, heard live music from Stephen's Green and witnessed Cork win the All-Ireland football final.
We have an excellent line-up of events in the coming months, with more to be added soon.
I encourage you to get involved!
Here are our upcoming meetups:Friday, October 22
The Weir at The Access Theater
Our newest Assistant Organizer Patrick has an extra ticket for the Conor McPherson play The Weir tonight. One person who has already paid cannot make this.
If anyone is interested, please contact Patrick at[masked] meetup.com/NYIrish/calendar/[masked]/Saturday, October 23
Stand at The Rock Shop
Dublin rock band Stand will be performing at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. This event is hosted by Irish in NY member Dan, who promised to buy a drink for anyone from this meetup that attends.meetup.com/NYIrish/calendar/[masked]/Thursday, November 4
Craic Comedy Festival at The Irish Arts Center
The Craic Festival of Irish film and music expands with their first ever comedy night: Craic Me Up.
Meetup hosted by Irish in NY member Terence Mulligan, who is also the founder of The Craic Fest.
It will feature a pre-show cocktail reception and then comedy featuring Morgan Murphy (Jimmy Fallon Show), Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central) and Christian Finnegan (VH-1)meetup.com/NYIrish/calendar/[masked]/Sunday, November 7
Sundays at Seven at The Irish Arts Center
hosted by recently new member Fiona Walsh, who also produces the show.
Sundays at Seven is a monthly variety show of comedy & music.meetup.com/NYIrish/calendar/[masked]/Tuesday, November 9
Film series at Irish Art Center
Irish in NY Assistant organizer Ria is also the Organizer of the Irish Film & TV Lovers meetup group. They are getting together to attend a film night at The Irish Arts Center.meetup.com/Irish-Film-TV-Lovers-Club-Scannan-Teilifis-Na-hEireann/Thursday, November 11
Irish Business Organization networking meeting
The IBO's monthly networking event, normally on the 2nd Wednesday, moves to Thursday this month
to accomodate the guest speaker:
an audience with Dr Hugh O'Donnell, CEO, Kentz (New York).
This event is co-presented with IIBN, an organization head-quartered in London which was founded to connect Irish entrepreneurs globally. meetup.com/NYIrish/calendar/[masked]/Friday, December 3
Dublin City Ramblers Christmas in Ireland Show at Connolly's Times Square
This is a joint-meetup event with our friends in the New York Celtic Music Meetup Group
This event is hosted and produced by our past Organizer Christopher Deignan and Irish in NY member
Dennis Callaghan, who is Organizer of the Celtic Music meetup group.meetup.com/NYIrish/calendar/[masked]/
If anybody in our group wishes to become more involved, either as an event host or as an assistant organizer, please feel free to contact me: [address removed] or[masked]