• Past to Apron - Summer Edition

    Online event


    (Cover photo - preview of talk on Birr Castle, co. Offaly)

    (Photos below, behind the scenes of the talks/demos on the tradition of afternoon tea, Birr Castle 500+ year history of dining, edible flowers and food/drink ideas, the first Thanksgiving history and demos, the tradition of fish printing shot in Hawaii)

    Past to Apron is a virtual culinary history conference.

    Talks/demos can be viewed on demand.

    Geared to the general interest level, talks will highlight food and drink history from different time periods and regions of the world.

    Bringing in the Irish element, one of the talks will be presented by Alison, the Countess of Rosse at Birr Castle.

    If you are not familiar with Birr Castle it is located in co. Offaly in Ireland. What makes it special from an Irish culinary history standpoint is that it holds Ireland's oldest known handwritten cookbook - that dates back to the late 1600s! One of the recipes within this cookbook was included in the RTE / Netflix series "Lords and Ladles" for a potato pie. Alison will highlight many aspects of food and history at the castle.

    TICKETS/PROGRAM: https://past-to-apron.heysummit.com

    The conference runs from 10AM ET on Saturday June 26 through to Sunday June 27, 11:59PM ET - with options of extended viewing time beyond the weekend to Friday July 2 at 11:59PM ET. Talks may be viewed as per the schedule and on demand. A "Netflix" of food and drink history

    Early bird tickets now on sale.

    The program highlights:

    --Time for Tea - SAM BILTON
    --Dinner Through the Ages: Five Hundred Years of Dining at Birr Castle - ALISON, COUNTESS OF ROSSE
    --A Szathmary Smorgasbord: Delights from University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives - ELIZABETH I. RIORDAN
    --Lovingly Elena: Introducing Americans to Mexican Food - GENA PHILIBERT-ORTEGA
    --Food+ Drink (History) Allowed: Collecting, Researching, + Collaborating in the Archives - KIRA A. DIETZ
    --Food on The Portal to Texas History - JACOB MANGUM
    --Dining on the Rails - STEPHANIE GILMORE
    --Grow, Cook and Design with Edible Flowers - SYLVIA LUKACH
    --From Ocean to Art to Table! - KRISTIN BELEW, KACY LORBER
    --A Fictitious Feast - BRIDGET BRAY

    There is also expected to be an additional talk presented by the Plimoth Plantation and will be updated into the program schedule once confirmed.

  • Sleuthability: Irish Genealogy, History & DNA Conference (Virtual)

    Sleuthability, the new virtual Irish genealogy, history and DNA conference will be presented April 30 - May 2.

    In this virtual format you will have the opportunity to view talks as they are first aired as well as on demand throughout the entire weekend. So think the Netflix of genealogy! There will be both live chat and Q&A sessions offered throughout the conference.

    The program includes talks about: the resources at the NYPL (New York Public Library), new resources for researching the Irish famine emigrant, researching Irish police ancestors, using the National Folklore Collection of Ireland, DNA research, how to leverage Ireland Reaching Out and more.

    Tickets/program now viewable here: https://sleuthability.heysummit.com

  • Enchanted Irish Afternoon Tea (Virtual)

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    Join me Sunday March 14th for an enchanted 'journey' through Ireland.

    The Enchanting Irish Afternoon Tea experience offers the opportunity to be social, virtually, over a cup (or pot!) of tea, baked goods and more - with an Irish theme.

    As you sip your (Irish) tea you will enjoy: a brief overview on the origins of tea in Ireland, followed by enchanting tales of food, heritage, folklore and history from the island of Ireland. We'll even 'visit' a farm en route!

    A 'menu' for the interactive afternoon tea experience will be sent to all booked guests prior to the event.

    Note: The Enchanting Irish Afternoon Tea experience will be limited to a small number of guests.

    This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $15 and obtained via Eventbrite. Once registered the ticket link will be shared. The event will be conducted on Zoom.

    Tickets here: https://enchantingirishafternoontea.eventbrite.com

  • X the Waves (Cross the Waves) Virtual Music Event

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    A great event lined up for January and to support Co-operation Ireland.


    Co-operation Ireland, the leading peace building charity across the island of Ireland, is excited to introduce ‘X The Waves’ (Cross The Waves) - a virtual music event taking place on January 16th 2021.

    Through this shared music experience, the US chapter of the charity aims to extend its reach in building awareness, bringing together the Irish diaspora and all those who support the mission of Co-operation Ireland.

    Ireland is renowned globally for its arts scene, with music so often the bridge for unity and collaboration. ‘X The Waves’ will bring together artists from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, showcasing the diversity of arts and culture in Ireland today. The show will include Alex Gough, Brigid Mae Power, Gemma Bradley, Jordan Run, Laoise, Leo Miyagee, Rosa Nutty, RuthAnne and SertOne. Together these talented and celebrated artists represent a range of music genres including hip-hop, rap, folk, pop, dance and indie. Illustrations by artist and designer Shane Cluskey will also feature throughout the event.

    Please consider donating by texting XTHEWAVES to[masked] (U.S. only) or by visiting to pledgeling.com/xthewaves. Proceeds from text and online donations will be directed to Co-operation Ireland peace and reconciliation programs in communities across the island of Ireland.

    Registration for #XTheWaves is complimentary via Eventbrite. Register at https://xthewaves.eventbrite.com

    Follow Cooperation Ireland on Instagram @CoireUSA
    Hashtag - #XTheWaves

  • Past to Apron: Food, Drink & Christmas Themed Virtual Event

    In time for this holiday season...

    Enjoy a taste of the past with the holiday themed Past to Apron virtual conference. From the traditions of mince pies, puddings, cookies, Christmas crackers and more, this is one festive treat you will not want to miss.

    The closing session will feature The Rag Trader (36th Btw 5th & 6th) highlighting a delish sticky toffee pudding and special holiday cocktail.

    The format of this virtual conference means you can tune in and watch the conference at the scheduled time or catch the talks on replay across the weekend. On demand viewing!

    There will be an overview and introduction to the conference emailed out to all attendees booked by Friday Dec. 4 or it can be first viewed on the Saturday at 9:45AM prior to the conference kick or at any time over the weekend. This will provide guidance on how to use the platform during the conference.

    Note: the link to connect in will be sent on the Saturday morning approximately an hour out from the conference. You will be granted access as of 9:45AM.

    TICKET LINK: https://past-to-apron-holiday-edition.heysummit.com/

  • Ireland Collective: Meet the Makers, Creators and Artisans

    Meet the makers, creators and artisans from across the island of Ireland this November 14 & 15.

    With this virtual experience you will be invited into their studios, workshops, settings - all from the comfort of your own surroundings.

    The format of this event means you can enjoy each talk as they are first aired (ie according to the scheduled time) and/or on replay throughout the balance of the weekend (11:59PM ET on Sunday November 15). Have to step away for a few minutes? You can pause and return back to watch.

    The program highlights the creative outputs from a 16th century castle, environmentally conscious textile designer, a whiskey barrel furniture designer, to an artist off of Achill Island, Irish bog sculptures and more.

    Early bird $25, on the day $30. Ticket includes all talks and all weekend access.

    Register and view full program here: www.irelandcollective.com

  • The Irish Stew Launch Party

    Needs a location

    Launch party for the new podcast for the global Irish nation: Irish Stew.

    Join podcasters Martin Nutty and John Lee, connect with the Global Irish Nation (or at least a few of its citizens), share ideas on Irish identity, network with new friends, enjoy some online craic!

    They’ll be mixing the Irish Stew Global cocktail & serving up some surprise guests

    RSVP via eventbrite to get the Zoom link

  • Screaming Orphans On-Line Concert

    Online event

    The Screaming Orphans, the award-winning all-sister Celtic pop and folk band become "The Streaming Orphans" as they stream their 10th live concert from their home in Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland.
    Streaming via facebook live at

    If you can, financial support appreciated: https://www.screamingorphans.com/onlineconcerts

  • Maskerade - LIC

    Neuman's Kitchen Events & Catering

    Join in some local fun this Friday in LIC!

    Maskerade - LIC
    Multiple locations across LIC (event map and details sent to registered attendees)
    Friday October 2nd, 3pm - 8pm
    Registration is FREE via www.maskerade-lic.com

    Walk, stop, taste, see, experience what the LIC community has to offer.

    A selection of LIC businesses have created a number of special offers, features, giveaways for the evening so come and support the local community!

    Registered guests will receive the event map and details the day before the event (Thursday - later today).

    Using the map guests are on a self-guided tour, collecting stamps from the businesses to go towards winning some great prizes and having fun.

    Most of the locations have outdoor spaces, with some with only indoor. Based on their capacity and space some will only be able to accommodate small numbers at a time - and ensuring they are following city guidelines.

    Masks are to be worn at all times except when eating or drinking and guests should maintain 6 feet from other guest to ensure optimal safety.

    Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    Hope to see you there! If you do come out I will be at the Neuman's Kitchen location where we will be presenting tasty food, drinks - alongside with some stunning floral headpieces with one of our neighbors, Rachel Cho Floral. (As Meetup requires a physical location and am unable to simply list multiple, have included Neuman's Kitchen but note there are many others who are participating in Maskerade - LIC.

    Tickets available via www.maskerade-lic.com or visit @neumanskitchen on Facebook and register via the event there.

  • Past to Apron: Food History Conference (Online)

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    If you love food, history or culture here's an upcoming event you may find of interest: Past to Apron.

    This will be a one day event highlighting various aspects of food history - not defined by region or timeframe. Held online you can "attend" from anywhere - and listen to the talks from 10AM or join later in the day or over the weekend to review replays.

    Past to Apron: Food History Conference (Virtual)

    Saturday, June 27,[masked]:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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    A mixing, blending, stirring up...of history and culinary...introducing Past to Apron.

    Past to Apron (www.pasttoapron.com) is a virtual conference focused on culinary history. The one day event will feature a variety of speakers highlighting different facets of culinary history.

    There are 12 talks in total that will take you across the eras and the regions - and with a wonderful mix of speakers: historians, book/cookbook authors, historic interpreters, food stylists, genealogists and more.

    Talk topics:

    * Food history at Fortnum & Mason
    * The history of butter (in Ireland)
    * Medieval feasts from different regions
    * Food and drink consumption during Ireland's Great Hunger
    * History of the baguette and croissant
    * Colonial farm history in early New York
    * Food styling for historic TV and film productions
    * Suffrage era community cookbooks
    * Indigenous food and heritage
    * Food museums as cultural indicators
    * Shakespearean era food

    To view the schedule and book in please visit here:

    Hope to "see" you there!