Literature Music

Muldoon's Picnic (April)

Curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon. Featuring Sophie Cabot Black, Andy Fitzpatrick, Virginia Heffernan, The Prodigals, and Gary Shteyngart.


$40 premium / $32 members

Mon, Apr 9



Box Office


Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


WATCH: video from event

Hosted by Paul Muldoon
With house band Rogue Oliphant

The critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—now in its eighth season—has become a staple of New York’s cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters.


Sophie Cabot Black, poet

Andy Fitzpatrick, singer-songwriter

Virginia Heffernan, journalist and cultural critic

The Prodigals
Gregory Grene (button accordion, vocals), Dave Fahy (guitar, vocals), Alex Grene (fiddle), Andrew Harkin (bass, double bass) and Brian Tracey (drums)

Gary Shteyngart, satirical novelist

Lineup may be subject to change.

“Okay, it's not actually a picnic but a music-and-literature extravaganza.”
Time Out New York








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