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Annual St. Patrick’s Open Day

Admission: FREE

    Photo Credit: Vitaliy Piltser


Annual St. Patrick’s Open Day

Sunday, March 12 | 12 PM – 4 PM

“A free sampler of Irish culture.” – The New York Times

We open our doors to celebrate Ireland’s national holiday!

Kick off St. Patrick’s week with us by taking a look at what we’re all about. The Center will be abuzz with authentic music and dance performances, and filled with chances to try out our 40+ adult and children’s classes on offer throughout the season. Learn the basics of Irish language or a new dance step, get your face painted, create art with children’s crafts, or simply relax with a cup of tea to experience a taste of Ireland’s rich culture.

For all ages!

Schedule:

IAC DONAGHY THEATER
12:00 Irish Arts Center Ceili Band and Student Performances
2:30 Queens Irish Oral History Project: hear stories of the Irish diaspora  
3:00   Celebration of Irish Animation: check out short films from Ireland’s best animators from and our Saturday Morning Cartoons series

IAC GALLERY
ALL DAY  

Tea, coffee, and soda bread samples from Amy’s Bread!

1:00 & 2:00 Cooking Demonstration: How to make Irish Soda Bread
1:15 & 2:15 Exhibit Tours: The history and folklore of Marie Connole’s, As Above, So Below  
3:00 Irish Arts Center Ceili Band

POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE WILLIAM J. DUNCAN CENTER
(Entrance right next door)
ALL DAY St. Patrick’s Day Arts and Crafts
12:30 

A Spectacular Picture Show with Accordion   

1:00 Irish Step Dance performances and Lesson with Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance
2:00 FERABA performs the history of African and Irish dance fusion into American Tap
2:30-4:00 Irish Dance and Music for all! Learn Ceili and Set Dances from IAC teachers and Ceili Band 

POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE PERFORMANCE SPACE
(Just walk through the gym)       
12:30 Intro to the Irish Language for Kids (Best for 5 and up
1:00  Intro to the Irish Language for Adults
1:30

Tin Whistle Workshop for Kids and Families (Best for ages 5 and up)

Bring your own whistle or purchase in workshop for $10  

2:00

Tin Whistle Workshop for Adults with Stuart Jackson 

Bring your own whistle or purchase in workshop for $10

2:30 Irish Drumming on the Bodhran for kids(Best for Ages 5 and up)
3:00 Irish drumming on the bodhrán for adults

 



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Click HERE for information on our #GetLit campaign to support Irish Arts Center Book Day as we bring literature to life in New York City this St. Patrick’s Day! 


 

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