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KIDS


Spring 2012



IAC
From Open Day 2011

Gaelic Kids
with Máire McIntyre

Saturdays | 11 am - 12:20 pm

Begins Saturday, April 14
Meets 6 weeks for Spring 2012. The time has been extended for each class to cover 8 hours total.

There will be no classes on April 21; April 28 or May 26 (Memorial Day weekend).
Final class is Saturday, June 9.

A fun and exciting Irish language program for children ages 3–12 years. Children learn basic phrases, sentences, numbers, and songs, and learn to explore and play through the Irish language.

$15 general / $12 members per child per class 

Pay for all 8 classes and save over 15%!
$100 general / $80 member

If you need assistance placing your order, call 866-811-4111.


Celtic Harp for Kids
Mia Theodoratus, Wednesdays 5pm-6pm

Started Wednesday, April 18
Fall 2012 term begins September 17 – Classes will be posted Summer 2012

This class is designed to let your child explore the Irish harp. We will work with rhythm games, singing and playing a few basic tunes. Our first goal is to have fun and make music a part of your child's life. In the process they will learn a bit of the language of music-chords, note names, reading music and playing by ear. The class will prepare your child to either go on to play classical music, rock or traditional Irish music.

This class is limited to 6 people and has a minimum of 3 students. You will need to have a small harp to take to class, a limited number are available to rent directly from the instructor.

$140 member / $170 non-member

 


 

Introductory Step Dance
with Niall O’Leary

Mondays | 4 pm - 5 pm
Rolling enrollment.
No class Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

Join Niall O’Leary, our resident children’s dance teacher, for a class in the traditional Irish form of dancing. 

Beginner and intermediate-level classes for children over the age of 5 years.

One-time registration fee: $30 
Per class fee: $12

For registration and information, contact Niall O’Leary at 
nialloleary@ireland.com or 212-726-1602

 


Past Events – Spring 2012


 

Annual St. Patrick’s Open Day
in association with our neighbors

PAL William J. Duncan Center

Sunday, March 18 | 12 pm – 5:00 pm
RAIN OR SHINE

Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at the Irish Arts Center!

Join us for an afternoon of authentic Irish music, dance, song, language and crafts. Everyone is welcome to join the workshops or simply sit back and enjoy the variety of performances and activities taking place throughout the day. Fun for the whole family!

Admission: FREE

THEATER

12:00 - 2:00 pm  Irish Music & Dance Performances
by the IAC Céilí Band and Adult Classes 
2:05 – 2:20 pm Children’s Irish Dance Performance with
The Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance
at the Irish Arts Center
2:25 – 2:35 pm  Children’s Tin-Whistle and Song Performance featuring theBedford-Stuyvesant New Beginnings CharterSchool Principal: Karen Jones
Instructor: Kate Bowling
2:40 – 3:00pm  Irish traditional music performance 
3:30 – 3:45 pm   Irish Shorts Film Screening
3:50 – 5:00 pm  Absolutely Irish
 Irish Music and Dance Concert Film
   

THIRD FLOOR CLASSROOM

12:00 – 2:15 pm St. Patrick’s Day Arts and Crafts  
2:30 – 3:30 pm Gaelic Kids: Irish Language for Kids
with Elaine Ní Bhraonáin 
3:45 – 4:45 pm  Introductory Irish Language Class for Adults
   

PAL WILLIAM J. DUNCAN CENTER GYM (entrance right next door)

1:00 – 1:30 pm Tin Whistle Workshop For Kids
Bring your own whistle or purchase in workshop for $10
1:45 – 2:15 pm Children’s Irish Step Dance workshop A
2:15 – 2:45 pm Children’s Irish Step Dance workshop B 
3:00 – 3:45 pm Tin Whistle Workshop For Adults
 
Bring your own whistle or purchase in workshop for $10  
4:00 – 5:00 pm  Music Seisiún – All Welcome  
   

Face painting and traditional foods served all day long!

 


 

Irish Arts Festival
at the Children’s Museum of the Arts

Saturday, March 31 | 10 am – 5 pm

Explore the creative world of Irish arts and culture with the Irish Arts Center and Children’s Museum of the Arts. Our festival will include a variety of performances and visual art experiences to teach families and children about traditional and contemporary arts of Ireland. The day will feature Irish step dance lessons, mythical animations, storytelling, knitting workshops and much more.

Admission: $10 at the door

Children’s Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton Street

www.cmany.org

 


FALL 2011


IACOíche Shamhna

Celebrate Halloween with Irish Arts Center

Saturday, October 29 | 1 pm

Join Irish Arts Center for an afternoon of tales about púcas and fairies, crafts including turnip carving, and traditional Irish Halloween games. Fun for the whole family!

Admission: $5

If you need assistance placing your order, call 866-811-4111.


IACGAELIC KIDS
with Elaine Ní Bhraonáin

Ages 3 to 12

Note: new schedule
Mondays | 5 pm - 6 pm
Classes begin Monday, April 4

Saturday classes during the spring term will be held:
Saturday, May 7 | 11 am to noon

A fun and exciting Irish language program for children ages 3–12 years. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for your kids to learn words, phrases and songs in the Irish language. Children will learn basic phrases, sentences, numbers, and songs, and learn to explore and play through the Irish language.

$15 general sale / $12 members per child per class.

Family rates available!
Pay for all 8 classes and save over 15%!
$100 general sale /$80 member

For registration and information, please contact Rachael Gilkey at
212-757-3318 ext 209 or rachael@irishartscenter.org.


IACINTRODUCTORY STEP DANCE
with Niall O’Leary

Mondays 4 pm - 5 pm

Join Niall O’Leary, our resident children’s dance teacher, for a class in the traditional Irish form of dancing.

Beginner and intermediate-level classes for
children over the age of 5 years.

One-time registration fee: $30
Per class fee: $12

For registration and information, please ­contact Niall O’Leary at 212-726-1602 or nialloleary@ireland.com.


 

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IACIACAnnual St. Patrick’s Open Day 2011

Sunday March 13 | 12 noon – 5 pm RAIN OR SHINE

Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at the Irish Arts Center!

Please join us for this fun filled, free afternoon of authentic Irish music, dance, song and language. Participants are welcome to join in a workshop or simply sit back and enjoy the variety of performances and activities taking place throughout the day.

THEATER

12:00 – 2:00 pm Irish Music & Dance Performances by the IAC Céilí Band and Adult Classes

2:05 – 2:20 pm Children’s Irish Dance Performance with The Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance at the Irish Arts Center

2:25 – 2:35 pm Children’s Tin-Whistle and Song Performance featuring the Bedford-Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School. Principal: Karen Jones Instructor: Kate Bowerman

2:40-3:00pm Celtic Harpist Mia Theodoratus

3:05 pm – 3:25 pm Traditional Irish Music

3:30 – 3:45 pm Irish Animated Shorts Film Screening TBD

3:45 – 5:00 pm Absolutely Irish Irish Music and Dance Concert Film

SECOND FLOOR

2:30 – 3:30 pm Gaelic Kids: Irish Language for Kids

3:45 – 4:45 pm Introductory Irish Language Class for Adults


THIRD FLOOR

12:00 – 1:00 pm The Story of St. Patrick for Kids with arts & crafts and face painting

1:00 – 2:00 pm Children’s Irish Step Dance workshop

2:45 – 3:45 pm Tin Whistle Workshop w/ Kate Bowerman
For all ages! Bring your own whistle or purchase in workshop

3:30 – 5:00 pm Music Seisiún – All Welcome

Please note: last minute scheduling changes may occur.

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IACOíche Shamhna
Celebrate Halloween with Irish Arts Center

Saturday, October 23 | 1 pm

Join Irish Arts Center for an afternoon of tales about púcas and fairies, crafts including turnip carving, and traditional Irish Halloween games. Fun for the whole family!

Admission: $5

Reservations through IAC: 212-757-3318 ext 202

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treehouseMagic Tree House:
Leprechaun in Late Winter

Saturday, March 20 | 1 pm

FREE

Join internationally-beloved children’s book authors Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce for an afternoon celebration of the 43rd book in the popular Magic Treehouse series, Leprechaun in Late Winter.  In this installment, Jack and Annie are on their third mission to find (and inspire!) creative people to bring happiness to others through the arts. Set in Ireland in the early 1900s, the book follows Jack and Annie as they meet an Irish girl and go on a magical adventure that changes the girl’s life—she grows up to be Lady Gregory, who helped to revive interest in the Irish legends, started a theater, and helped the Irish people regain both their heritage and their pride. Leprechaun in Late Winter celebrates Ireland’s rich storytelling legacy in an inspiring and magical way. After reading this captivating story, readers have the opportunity to learn more about Irish culture in the nonfiction companion, Magic Tree House Research Guide #21: Leprechauns and Irish FolkloreBoth publications are illustrated by Sal Murdocca.

Since its debut in 1992, the hugely popular Magic Tree House series has sold more than 64 million copies in North America, and continues to be one of the most renowned and beloved children’s series today. The Magic Tree House Research Guides, which launched in 2000, now include 21 titles and have sold more than 4 million copies.  The books have been translated into 28 different languages in 31 countries, and are widely regarded among children, teachers, and parents alike for their power to instill a passion for reading.

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Gaelic KidsGAELIC KIDS with Elaine Ní Bhraonáin

Gaelic Kids I | Ages 3-6 | Saturdays | 11:00am–12:00noon

Gaelic Kids II | Ages 7 to 12 | Saturdays | 12:00noon-1:00pm

Fall term 2010 begins September 20.

$15 general sale /$12 members per child per class. Family
rates available! Please contact Rachael at 212.757.3318 ext. 209
for information on the current semester schedule.

Pay for all 8 classes and save over 15%! | $100 general / $80 members


AON, DÓ muc is bó,
TRÍ, CEATHAIR bróga leathair,
CÚIG, SÉ, cupán tae!

A fun and exciting Irish language program for children ages 3 – 12 years, now split into two complementary age groups to better suit your child’s needs! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for your kids to learn words, phrases and songs in the Irish language.

Taught at the Irish Arts Center by Elaine Ní Bhraonáin, native Irish speaker, writer, and Irish language professor. Elaine writes a weekly column for the Irish Echo.  

Gaelic Kids I – Ages 3 to 6
Children will learn basic phrases, sentences, numbers, songs and learn to explore and play through the Irish language.

Gaelic Kids II – Ages 7 to 12
Classes will follow the same Irish language curriculum as primary schools in Ireland including conversation skills, composition, songs, poetry and play through the Irish language.

Intro Step DanceIntroductory Step Dance with Niall O'Leary T.C.R.G., ADCRG

Mondays 4 pm – 5 pm
Fall term 2010 begins September 20
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One-time registration fee: $30
Per class fee: $12

For registration and information, contact Niall O’Leary
at 212.726.1602 or nialloleary@ireland.com or visit www.nialloleary.com

Join Niall O’Leary, our resident children’s dance teacher, for an exciting class in the traditional Irish form of dancing. Beginner and intermediate level classes for children over the age of 5 years.

Click here for The New York Times feature on the Niall O'Leary Irish Dance Troupe

 

Open DayAnnual St. Patrick’s Open Day 2010

Sunday March 14 | 12 noon – 5:00pm RAIN OR SHINE

Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at the Irish Arts Center!

Please join us for this fun filled, free afternoon of authentic Irish music, dance, song and language. Participants are welcome to join in a workshop or simply sit back and enjoy the variety of performances and activities taking place throughout the day.

THEATER
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Irish Music & Dance Performances
by the IAC Céilí Band and Adult Classes

2:05 – 2:20 pm
Children’s Irish Dance Performance with
The Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance at the Irish Arts Center

2:25 – 2:45 pm
Celtic Harpist Mia Theodoratus
with Irish Step Dancer Russell Patrick Brown

3:15 – 3:35 pm
New Animated Shorts Film Screening
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
Best Animated Short Film nomination, 2010 Academy Awards

The Office Environment
Honorable Mention, 21st Galway International Film Fleadh

3:35 – 4:45 pm
Absolutely Irish
Irish Music Concert and Documentary Film, featuring stars of the Irish traditional world and filmed at IAC in April 2007.

SECOND FLOOR
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Gaelic Kids: Irish Language for Kids
Children will learn words, songs and play in this fun sampling of our Irish language class taught Saturdays at 11am.

3:45 – 4:45 pm
Introductory Irish Language Class
Get started in the Irish language with our introductory class for adults! Learn key words and conversational phrases to impress your friends on St. Patrick’s Day, then join in the spring term on April 5 to learn more.

THIRD FLOOR
12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Story of St. Patrick for Kids
with arts & crafts and face painting

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Children’s Irish Step Dance workshop

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Tin Whistle Workshop w/ Kate Bowerman
For all ages!
Bring your own whistle or purchase for $10 in the workshop
Reservations recommended! 212-757-3318 ext 209

3:30 – 5:00 pm
Music Seisiún – All Welcome
Bring your own instrument and play in a friendly group setting, or just listen in on this traditional Irish music seisiún!

Please note: last minute scheduling changes may occur.

Fun for the whole family! For information call 212.757.3318 or visit www.irishartscenter.org

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