• Holiday Cocktails
    With the holiday season underway thought it would be an idea to set a casual holiday cocktail catch up for anyone who may be around and can stop in. (With the Irish Food & Drink Group) I’ll post actual spot inside bar once I’ve secured a table or two. Hope to see you there.

    The Long Hall

    58 East 34th Street · New York

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  • Traditional & Country Session
    $10 general admittance includes tea/coffee & baked goods. Cash bar All musicians are FREE and welcomed to participate All are welcome to sing, jive, waltz, ceili, and set dance.

    Irish American Society

    297 Willis Avenue · Mineola, NY

  • Craobh Úll Mór CCÉ Céilí / CEOL na gCROÍ CÉILÍ BAND
    Craobh Úll Mór CCÉ Céilí / CEOL na gCROÍ CÉILÍ BAND Set dance lesson 7:00 Céilí 8:00 New York Irish Centre of Queens #7 subway Vernon/Jackson Aves station Lots of parking on-street & free commuter lot available $20 Admission includes tea/coffee & scones (only $10 for toe-tappers) (no alcohol) 845/[masked] www.ullmor.org

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  • TALK: LISMORE CASTLE ($ ticket required)
    There's an upcoming talk that be of interest to join, being put on by The Royal Oak Foundation. The talk begins promptly at 6:15PM so you are recommended to arrive prior to this time. For ticket purchase please use special code granted to our group and gain $10 off the regular ticket price of $45 (code: 18FIBGEN) Buy Here: https://28484.blackbaudhosting.com/28484/Cavendish-New-York Lismore Castle ‘Built by King John, plumbed by Adele Astaire’ When Paddy Leigh Fermor wrote this in a letter to The Duchess of Devonshire (“Debo”), Lismore Castle in County Waterford, Ireland, had been in the Cavendish family for centuries, since it was built by King John in 1185 and purchased from Sir Walter Raleigh in 1602. Since that time Lismore has been besieged, lain derelict, rebuilt and redecorated. The 6th Duke of Devonshire was responsible for the castle’s renovations from[masked] that resulted in its present Gothic Revival appearance. During the mid-19th century, Sir Joseph Paxton (the designer of The Crystal Palace) made additions to the battlemented turrets and façade, while John Gregory Crace, the leading maker of Gothic Revival furniture, and his partner designer A.W.N. Pugin were commissioned to transform the ruined chapel into a medieval-style banqueting hall. The hall has huge perpendicular stained-glass window, choir-stalls and Gothic stenciling on the walls and roof timbers. Pugin also designed chimney-pieces and furnishings and the castle contains some of the finest examples of domestic Pugin furniture still in private hands. The most recent renovations done by William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington, and his wife Laura bring the castle into the 21st century. In 2005 Lord Burlington converted the derelict West Wing into a state-of-the-art contemporary gallery and arts center. Since then Lismore Castle Arts has organized over 50 exhibitions along with an annual program of lectures, residencies and workshops. Lord Burlington will give Royal Oak members an illustrated personal tour of Lismore castle, where Adele Astaire, wife of the younger son of the 9th Duke of Devonshire—and also sister and former dancing partner of Fred Astaire— lived until her husband’s death in 1941. Lord Burlington will guide us through the Castle’s fluctuating 800 year history; show the remarkable Pugin interiors; trace the Cavendish family’s American connections; and explain how the castle has evolved into a much loved family home, as well as a center for international contemporary art and education. This lecture is generously supported by Mr. Al Messina and Mr. Ken Jennings. Thank you to our co-sponsors The Irish Georgian Society, Inc., St. George’s Society of New York, and American Friends of Attingham. Hope to see you there!

    General Society Library

    20 W 44th St btwn 5th & 6th Aves · New York, NY

  • Traditional & Country Session
    All musicians and children are FREE - $10 general admittance fee includes tea/coffee & baked goods. Cash bar All musicians welcome to participate. All listeners welcome to listen. All dancers will have the opportunity to do a little jive, waltzing, ceili, and set.

    Irish American Society

    297 Willis Avenue · Mineola, NY

  • Come learn popular dances done at Ceilis every wkend in the Metropolitan area!
    Contact Box Office[masked] [masked] Location: Please note this class is NOT at Irish Arts Center. Venue: Ripley-Grier Studios 520 8th Ave (between 36th and 37th street) in Studio 10A on the 10th Floor (Reception desk is located on the 12th floor) New York, NY 10018 Overview Dan Hunt, Tuesdays, 7:30pm—9pm 8 weekly sessions beginning Tuesday, September 25, 2018 $140 general / $110 members 90 minutes Date(s) Sep 25 – Nov 13 Come learn the popular dances done at ceilis every weekend in the metropolitan area! Set dances are lively social dances done in a square. We will work on basic footwork, transitions between figures, and moving to the phrasing of the music. No previous dance experience necessary—whether you have never danced, or just want to improve your style and learn dances, all are welcome. Students should wear comfortable shoes with leather soles that would be suitable for ballroom dancing.

    Ripley-Grier Studios

    520 8th Ave · New York, NY

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  • Sponsored by Hennessy: The Genealogy Event (NYC)
    *UPDATE as of Oct 3* Hi Everyone! The countdown is on until the next The Genealogy Event on Sat. Oct. 13, with a much stronger Irish element to it given that it's being presented with IrishCentral. Here is the rundown on the PROGRAM, the GIVEAWAYS, TICKETS! 9:30AM - Check in at the Welcome Desk, which will be on the main floor. You'll then be directed up to the 3rd level (by stairs or elevator) 10:00AM - Morning focus is on getting started, key Irish genealogy resources and an overview on DNA. 12:00PM - Lunch on Level 2 for those joining in on lunch. 1:00PM - Afternoon session begins with talks from librarian Philip Sutton of NYPL (the Irish and Irish American resources available), followed by historian Barry Moreno of Ellis Island who will share details about the Irish experience at Ellis Island and Castle Garden. 2:30PM - Break 2:45PM - Program resumes with Kate Feighery, archivist of the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York City, then a talk on Advanced Research Strategies. 4:30PM - The afternoon wraps up with a history and heritage presentation by Maurice Hennessy, an 8th generation member of the famed Hennessy cognac brand and Global Brand Ambassador. A reception follows, sponsored by Hennessy and featuring historic cocktails and light reception fare. GIVEAWAYS Through the generosity of sponsors, partners and supporters there will be: - a 30% discount offer from FindMyPast - a 10% discount on Ireland of the Welcomes, a print magazine focused on the heritage and history of Ireland - number of beautiful scented candles and diffusers, evoking Ireland and memory from Fragrance & Memories (part of Brooke & Shoals). They make for stunning keepsakes and gifts! - free giveaways to download the recent and popular release of Black 47, a film highlighting the famine - a special edition of "A Toast to the World's Preeminent Spirit" by Rizzoli New York and accompanying tote bag from sponsor, Hennessy TICKETS Tickets are available via: https://bit.ly/2CZLxAV (www.thegenealogyevent.com and select “buy tickets” button) The ticket types: all day (includes all of the above, with lunch) + all day (includes all of the above, no lunch) + afternoon Hennessy talk and reception. OTHER A program will be distributed at the event and will include a selection of. key Irish / general genealogy resources. Hope to see you there! I'll be kicking off the program!

    Pier A

    Battery Park · New York, NY

  • Traditional & Country Session
    All musicians and students are FREE - $10 general admittance fee includes tea/coffee & baked goods. Cash bar All musicians welcome to participate. All listeners welcome to listen. All dancers will have the opportunity to do a little jive, waltzing, ceili, and set.

    Irish American Society

    297 Willis Avenue · Mineola, NY

  • Introduction to Irish Set Dancing!
    Wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and lots of energy! This is your opportunity to learn the Irish Sets! $8 per class. For more info: [masked]

    Korean Community Service

    203-05 32 ave · bayside, ny

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  • ANNUAL FRIENDS OF ÚLL MÓR CÉILÍ featuring CEOL na gCROÍ CÉILÍ BAND!
    Set dance lesson 7:00 Céilí begins at 8:00 $20 admission for dancers/$10 for toe-tappers includes tea/coffee & munchies For additional info 845/[masked] or www.ullmor.org

    New York Irish Center

    10-40 Jackson Avenue · Long Island City, NY