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16th Annual
Irish Arts Center
NYC
Dance Festival

Admission: FREE

Reservations encouraged, but not required

To reserve tickets over the phone, call IAC’s box office at 866-811-4111

16th Annual
Irish Arts Center
NYC
Dance Festival

Curated by Niall O’Leary TCRG, ADCRG

Sunday, May 7 | 1 PM - 7 PM

Riverside Park South, Pier I at W 68th Street, New York, NY 10023

We return to Riverside Park South to kick off the Summer-on-the Hudson series and celebrate all aspects of Irish dance and culture. Enjoy a day filled with performances from top Irish dance companies, and plenty of opportunities for the whole family to join in with participatory workshops, music sessions, céilís, Irish language lessons, children’s crafts, and more. Festival favorites, Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Troupe, Donny Golden Dancers, Darrah Carr Dance, and Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance return along with new dancers and troupes. Come with or without your dancing shoes— the entire day is free and open to all!

Performers include:

Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance

Donny Golden School of Irish Dance

Darrah Carr Dance

Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance 

The D’amby Project

Megan Downes

and many more!


MAIN STAGE

ALL DAY Live music by Matt Mancuso (from the Eileen Ivers band), fiddle and guitar; Dan Foster, fiddle; Tara O’Grady Band; and more to be announced Performance
1:00pm Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance
Music by Dan Foster (fiddle) and Matt Mancuso (guitar)
Performance
1:30pm

Céilí dancing
Join in and learn traditional group dances! For all ages. 
Music by Dan Foster (fiddle)

Everyone on the dance floor!
1:55pm

Percussive dance jam 
Step-about led by Niall O'Leary

Music by Dan Foster (fiddle) and Matt Mancuso (guitar)

Everyone on the dance floor!
2:00pm The D’Amby Project Performance
2:25pm Kahiry Bess Tap Irish Performance
2:30pm

Percussive dance jam 
Step-about led by Kahiry Bess

Music by Dan Foster (fiddle) and Matt Mancuso (guitar)

Everyone on the dance floor!
2:35pm

Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance
Music by Dan Foster (fiddle) and Matt Mancuso (guitar)

Performance
3:00pm

Niall O’Leary Fun Dance
Learn traditional Irish steps
Music by Dan Foster (fiddle) and Matt Mancuso (fiddle)

Everyone on the dance floor!
3:30pm Donny Golden Dancers Performance
3:55pm Zach Kingenberg (TapTronic) Performance
4:05pm

Percussive dance jam
All percussive dancers invite to join in. Led by Zach Kingenberg.
Music by Dan Foster (fiddle) and Matt Mancuso (fiddle and guitar)

Everyone on the dance floor!
4:10pm

Donny Golden Fun Dance
Group dancing for all ages
Music by Matt Mancuso (fiddle)

Everyone on the dance floor!
4:40pm

Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Troupe
Music by Dan Foster (fiddle) and Matt Mancuso (fiddle and guitar)

Performance
5:40pm Sean-nos dance performance and jam
Led by Megan Downes

Music by Dan Foster
All sean-nos dancers invited to join in
5:10pm Darrah Carr Dance
Music by Tara O’Grady Band
Performance
5:35pm Set dancing & square dancing workshop with Megan Downes Join in and Learn!
6-7pm

Céilí & hoedown
Group dancing for all ages

Music by Dan Foster (fiddle) and others to be announced
Dances called by Megan Downes

Everyone on the dance floor!


Main stage schedule subject to change


DANCE, MUSIC & LANGUAGE STAGE

1-6pm

Classes in Irish language, singing, and more!



CHILDREN’S ARTS & CRAFTS TENT

1-5pm

Face painting and arts & crafts.

 

STEP RIGHT UP! TENT

Ask a professional Irish dancer anything you'd like to know about the art, take a picture, strike a pose! 

With Darrah Carr Dance and Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance.

 


DIRECTIONS

Subway:

1 Train to 66th St.

Walk west on 66th St. to the end of the block (past ABC). At the end of the block make a right onto Freedom Place. Walk up the block and make a left onto 68th St. Walk past the large high-rise apartment buildings to the Riverside Park South entrance. You will be able to see most of the park from this entrance.

A, B, C & D Trains to 59th St. Columbus Circle.

Transfer to the 1 and follow the above directions.

2 & 3 Trains to 72nd St.

Walk west on 72nd St. and make a left onto West End Ave. Walk down (south) to 69th or 70th streets. Turn right and walk over to Freedom Place. Make a left onto Freedom Place and a right onto 68th St. (You may be able to take 70th St. straight to Riverside Blvd.)

4, 5, 6, 7, E & F Trains must transfer to the above trains and follow the appropriate directions.

Buses:

Uptown/downtown: Use the West End Ave and Broadway lines and follow the above the directions.

Cross-town buses: M72 headed west. The bus will stop at Freedom Place & 68th St. This stop is a block away from the park.



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Clips from 2013 Festival



Photo Credit Darial Sneed


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