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The Crying Game Screening at the New York Irish Center

A former member
Dear Irish/British Genealogy Meetupers,

Happy New Year to one and all. Now I know this is not a Genealogy meetup per se but hey, everyone loves a good night out at the Movies right? So take another look at the listing, it promises to be a fun night. We're showing two movies, a short and a feature. The short is called Shoe and is beautifully written and acted (starring Pat Kinevane, you may have seen him perform at the Irish Arts Center). Our feature is the Oscar winning (Best Original Screenplay) The Crying Game, a Neil Jordan Masterpiece (truly one of the finest film directors Ireland has ever produced).­

Also, if you haven't been to Long Island City before and are based in Manhattan, rest assured it's a very short hop across the East River, literally 5 mins, yes only 5 mins. from Grand Central. The New York Irish Center ( is located right at the Vernon Ave./Jackson Ave. exit from the 7 train. In addition, when you get out from the subway, you are only 5 mins. walk from one of the most spectacular East River views there are in the five boroughs. So if you haven't visited LIC, I strongly urge you to take the extra time to enjoy a visit to the waterfront before or after the show. And if seeing all the East River makes you peckish, there are lots of good places to eat along Vernon Blvd., which is less than a minute or two from the Center here on Jackson Ave.

The Irish Movie Night program at the New York Irish Center is truly is a night of community and cinema and very much unlike a regular film going experience. There is ample time before the show for everyone to come and hang out in our lovely downstairs bar area, mingle and enjoy our discounted hospitality. In the Main Hall we have a two screen setup and there isn't a bad seat in the house. All in all it's great value, (particularly for Seniors, Students and the Unemployed with tickets at only $6 ea). Through increased sponsorship our goal is to drive ticket prices lower and make this event even more accessible for all.

As a community center our mission is to bring people together, much like meetup. We want you to come back and see us again and participate in one or more of the many social and educational activities on offer here, including the chance to give back to the community through volunteering.

Thanks for reading, hope to see more of you sign up for Irish Movie Night on Friday the 20th.
Please remember that seating is limited and it's best to purchase your tickets in advance of the show to avoid disappointment. You can do so by visiting the NY Irish Center's website at

Tickets can be purchased via Paypal/Credit/Debit card.

Slán go fóil or as Dave Allen (an old Irish comedian) used to say,

"May Your God go with you"
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