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Thursday, June 16 ·
Upper Terrace, Bryant Park
Between 5th Avenue and the
Avenue of the Americas and between 40th and 42nd
New York, NY
1st ever Bryant
Park Bloomsday Breakfast brings Joycean fare from Ireland
to New York
Culture Ireland and Irish Arts Center present A
Bloomsday Breakfast in Bryant Park
Waltzing dancers in Edwardian costumes, actors
reading passages from Ulysses, free breakfasts and
Joycean musical recitals will transform New York’s
Bryant Park into an Edwardian garden party this June 16th
to kick-off Bloomsday, the international celebration of I
rish author James Joyce
and his groundbreaking novel Ulysses, which follows its
central character Leopold Bloom through a single day,
June 16, 1904.
A Bloomsday Breakfast in Bryant Park begins as the
novel began with an Irish breakfast, served in honor of
the iconic opening scene. The festivities, which run from
8 AM until 10 AM, include musical performances by special
guests Songs of Joyce, a selection of readings from
Ulysses, and a donation of 100 copies of the novel to New
York Public Library, Queens Public Library, Brooklyn
Public Library and Bryant Park Reading Room.
A Bloomsday Breakfast in Bryant Park takes place
in the park’s Upper Terrace, appropriately in the
shadows of the main branch of the New York Public
Library, between 5th Avenue and the Avenue of the
Americas and between 40th and 42nd Street.
The event is free and open to the public
with an RSVP to [masked] or by calling
[masked], ext. 202.
First observed in 1954, Bloomsday is now an annual
worldwide phenomenon, celebrated from Dublin to Tokyo.
New York’s new Bloomsday event is presented by
Culture Ireland and the Irish Arts Center as part of
Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year of Irish
Arts in America.
Breakfast will be provided by Tommy
Moloney’s. The event is in cooperation with the
Bryant Park Corporation.
Bloomsday vintage attire is optional, but
encouraged. Rain or shine.
What: A Bloomsday Breakfast in Bryant Park
Where: Bryant Park, New York
When: Thursday June 16, 2011
Time: 8am – 10am
Reservations for breakfast through
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